15-26 November 2010
Mexico City (Mexico)
Europe/Rome timezone
GISELA (Grid Initiatives for e-Science virtual communities in Europe and Latin America: http://www.gisela-grid.eu/) and EPIKH (Exchange Programme to advance e-Infrastructure Know-How: http://www.epikh.eu/) announce the Grid School for Application Porting to be held in Mexico City, Mexico.

GISELA Support Information: http://indico.gisela-grid.eu/internalPage.py?pageId=0&confId=14

Event Scope / Purpose
The Grid School aims at increasing the number of scientific/industrial applications running on the Latin American Grid Infrastructure (LGI) production infrastructure. The School also aims at bringing new research groups to use the LGI resources as well as to diversity the application domains and scientific communities.

Important deadlines:
  • Application submission: October, 31, 2010;
  • Notification of acceptance: November, 7, 2010;
  • Registration (only for accepted candidates): Between November, 8 and 14, 2010.

  • The school is mostly intended, but not restricted, for GISELA and EPIKH members.

    To fulfill the goal of this Grid School, the program, based both on lectures and hands-on practices, will cover in-depth the main topics of Grid technology as well as the gLite middleware technicalities.

    Good previous knowledge about Linux, for Linux applications, or Windows, for Windows applications, is mandatory, and knowledge about the gLite middleware is highly desirable. Candidates are strongly encouraged to take a look on the training materials available at: https://grid.ct.infn.it/twiki/bin/view/GILDA/UserTutorials in order to gain confidence.

    To maximize the didactic impact and effectiveness, the number of applications to be ported will be limited to 8-10.

    All application candidatures must be submitted to the Selection Board of the School by a team of at most two persons before the 31st of October 2010. Each application team should fill the questionnaire available on the web at the URL http://applications.epikh.eu/survey describing the application they want to port on LGI. The Selection Board will rank both applications and persons. At most one application per team will be selected.

    Accepted candidates will be notified by the 7th of November 2010 and invited to fill the registration form to participate in the school. The form will be made available in this web page.

    GISELA accepted candidates will be financed by the project and have to commit to their participation in the whole event, includind the final EPIKH Workshop foreseen to be held on the 26th of November 2010.

    Invitation Letter
    If you need an invitation letter, please contact segreteria@consorzio-cometa.it. Such a letter is generally requested to get a visa.

    Please check with the appropriate consulate/embassy whether or not a visa is necessary to get in the country of the event.
    Starts 15 Nov 2010 16:00
    Ends 26 Nov 2010 01:15
    Mexico City (Mexico)