Networking Session "Towards global research e-Infrastructures for 2020 and beyond" at ICT 2015

Thursday, 22 October 2015 from to (Europe/Rome)
at Lisbon Congress Centre ( Room 11 )

This Networking Session will promote the cross border collaboration needed in order to develop world research infrastructures for 2020 and beyond. Three EC-funded projects will join forces in order to discuss about the development, deployment and operation of research e-Infrastructures in different regions of the world. During the session Sci-GaIA, TANDEM and MAGIC will introduce their approaches on these issues and will stimulate discussions about the benefits of developing new world class research e-Infrastructures for the R&D communities. The networking session will constitute an open forum to share ideas, experiences, best practises and challenges around e-infrastructures related topics. Discussions will focus on: e-Infrastructure policy development and international cooperation, the importance of promoting connectivity, global e-Infrastructure services and of identifying applications tailored to specific communities and regions, the importance of establishing agreements for Europe and other World Regions aiming at creating a marketplace of services and real-time applications for international and intercontinental research groups. The aim of the session is to underline the necessity of establishing e-Infrastructures as a sustainable utility and exploiting them as a factor of innovation in order to ensure that the wider scientific community in Europe and further afield are part of a truly connected world.

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