Call for papers: International Symposium on Grids and Clouds

The International Symposium on Grids and Clouds (ISGC) 2018 will be held at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan from 16-23 March 2018, with co-located events and workshops. The main theme of ISGC 2018 is “Understanding open data: challenges and opportunities in the deep learning era”.

The global move towards an open science and its open data policy is bringing its first results in opening access to fast growing base of scientific data. This leads to a new set of challenges for the e-infrastructures expected to be the open science foundations. They must deal with new demands in traditional areas of their expertise: increase storage and computing capacity, simultaneous access to different pools of scientific data and strong access control for sensitive data.

The goal of ISGC 2018 is to bring together individual communities and national representatives to present and share their contributions and better understand open data and its challenges.

Please see more information and the full programme of the event.

DI4R 2017 – Announcement of Call for Abstracts

The Programme Committee (PC) of the second Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R 2017) invites everyone with an interest in Open Science to bring their voice to DI4R 2017.

DI4R 2017 will be held in Brussels, on 30 November – 1 December 2017. It will take place at the Square Meeting Centre, and is organised jointly by EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE, PRACE and RDA Europe.

The PC welcomes researchers, innovators, data producers, scientific domain experts, librarians, data science practitioners, service providers, project leaders, policy makers and funders to send proposals for contributions on requirements, developments, success stories and gap analyses in the form of presentations, lightning talks, interactive sessions, posters and demonstrations.

All abstracts should be submitted via the DI4R Indico webpage.

The following areas are envisaged as relevant for the choice of the topic of the abstracts:

Area 1: Interoperability

Topics related to the interoperability between services from different infrastructures and initiatives at different levels (local, national, international), including architectures, protocols and standards, data & metadata. The topic also includes items related to provisioning of federated services for research in Europe and beyond, enabling interoperability at all levels: human, organisational and policies.

Area 2: Data science and skills

Topics related to the EC’s Open Science Skills Working Group Report, including the research life cycle, setting up research data, data production, management, analysis, open access publishing and other ways to act in and beyond one’s own scholarly and disciplinary community, up to interaction with the general public to enhance the impact of science and research.

Area 3: Impact evaluation and metrics

Topics related to measurement of the progress of the Open Science adoption and its growing and impact assessment.

Area 4: Security, trust and identity

Topics related security, trust and identity, technical solutions for common requirements and processes and services that can help new research infrastructures to build interoperable authentication and authorisation infrastructures.

Area 5: The EOSC & EDI building blocks

Topics on the development and provisioning of services and solutions needed to enable researchers to securely collaborate and share resources in a federated environment combining geographically distributed services from multiple providers and further the opportunities of Open Science.

Area 6: Business models, sustainability and policies

Topics on the long-term access and provisioning of services require clear governance, engagement rules, policies and funding models. Submissions should focus on the barriers, opportunities and changes in this environment in order to address the non-technical pressures, for example social, financial, legal and policy that influence the present and future opportunities.

More information

DI4R 2017 – Announcement of Call for Participation

The DI4R Programme Committee of the second Digital Infrastructure for Research Conference (DI4R 2017)  invites researchers, innovators, data producers, scientific domain experts, librarians, data science practitioners, service providers, project leaders, policy makers and funders  to bring their voice to DI4R 2017.

DI4R 2017 will be held in Brussels, on 30 November – 1 December 2017. It will take place at the Square Meeting Centre, and organised jointly by EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE, PRACE and RDA Europe.

All open science players are invited to send proposals for contributions on requirements, developments, success stories and gap analyses in the form of presentations, lightning talks, interactive sessions, posters and demonstrations (full text of the Call for Participation).

Abstracts should be submitted via the DI4R webpage.

The DI4R 2017 areas are:

Interoperability

This area will focus on topics related to the interoperability between services from different infrastructures and initiatives at different levels (local, national, international), including:

  • architectures enabling interoperability,
  • protocols for interoperability
  • data and metadata interoperability.

The topic also includes items related to provisioning of federated services for research in Europe and beyond, enabling interoperability at all levels: human, organisational, technological and policies.

Data science and skills

The EC’s Open Science Skills Working Group Report defines Open Science skills as needs for researchers to be able to publish under open access, to manage (open) data, to conduct professional research and engage with citizen science.

These skills follow the research life cycle and cover design and setting up research data, data production, management, analysis, open access publishing and other ways to act in and beyond one’s own scholarly and disciplinary community, up to interaction with the general public to enhance the impact of science and research.

Impact evaluation and metrics

Measuring the progress of the Open Science adoption and its growing impact is vital for decision-making and funding processes. Metrics are also a reward to scientists for making their work understandable, accessible and reusable by the scientific community.

Security, trust and identity

This track will provide the platform to discuss security and trust & identity aspects. It will offer an opportunity for e-infrastructures to present their offer to support researchers needs and to report on best practices and technical aspects that help new research infrastructures to build interoperable authentication and authorisation infrastructures.

The EOSC & EDI building blocks

Proposals submitted for this area should focus on the development and provisioning of services and solutions needed to enable researchers to securely collaborate and share resources in a federated environment combining geographically distributed services from multiple providers and further the opportunities of Open Science.

Business models, sustainability and policies

Long-term access and provisioning of services require clear governance, engagement rules, policies and funding models. Submissions should focus on the barriers, opportunities and changes in this environment in order to address the non-technical pressures, for example social, financial, legal and policy that influence the present and future opportunities.

Dates and deadlines

  • 11 September 2017
    • Call for Proposals launched
    • Submission system opens
    • Registration opens
  • 13 October 2017
    • Deadline for submission
    • End of early bird registration
  • 13 November 2017
    • End of online registration

More information

Full text of the Call for Participation

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2017

Workshop: E-infrastructure cooperation for open science

The workshop “National and European e-infrastructure cooperation for open science” will take place on September 8, in Athens, Greece, as part of the Open Science Fair.

The workshop is co-organised by EGI, GEANT and OpenAIRE and comes in the context of coordinating EOSC-related activities across European e-infrastructures.

The event is an opportunity for national service providers and research collaborations to brainstorm and discuss topics such as community engagement, technical service provision, trainings and open scholarships.

The Open Science Fair is a 3-day event targeted at funders and policy makers, researchers, RIs and innovators to work together and design a roadmap of implementing open science in Europe.

Register now to the Open Science Fair and attend the workshop.

See the full agenda of the workshop.

See the full agenda of the Open Science Fair event.

2nd International Open Research Cloud Congress

The Second International Open Research Cloud Congress aims at continuing the open dialogue among representatives of the academic research community, major funding and national policy agencies, and industry from a dozen countries, about the need for international cooperation and collaboration between and among private and public clouds supporting scientific research and a frank exploration of the pathways towards meeting those needs.

The Open Research Cloud is a collaboration of the international community supporting scientific research computing. Having recognized that a number of significant obstacles continue to interfere in the ability of globally dispersed researchers to effectively collaborate. If left unaddressed, we believe that such obstacles will have negative consequences for research and innovation.

The event will take place 27-29 September at Science Park, Amsterdam and is organised by the EGI Foundation.

 

2nd International Open Research Cloud Congress

The Second International Open Research Cloud Congress aims at continuing the open dialogue among representatives of the academic research community, major funding and national policy agencies, and industry from a dozen countries, about the need for international cooperation and collaboration between and among private and public clouds supporting scientific research and a frank exploration of the pathways towards meeting those needs.

The Open Research Cloud is a collaboration of the international community supporting scientific research computing. Having recognized that a number of significant obstacles continue to interfere in the ability of globally dispersed researchers to effectively collaborate. If left unaddressed, we believe that such obstacles will have negative consequences for research and innovation.

The event will take place 27-29 September at Science Park, Amsterdam and is organised by the EGI Foundation.

 

Πρόσκληση Εκδηλώσης Ενδιαφέροντος για τη σύναψη συμβάσεων μίσθωσης έργου παροχής διευθυντικών υπηρεσιών

Η ΕΔΕΤ Α.Ε. στο πλαίσιο της υλοποίησης του σκοπού της, προτίθεται να αναθέσει δύο (2) συμβάσεις μίσθωσης έργου μέγιστης διάρκειας τριανταέξι (36) μηνών, με δοκιμαστική περίοδο τεσσάρων (4) μηνών, για την υλοποίηση των παρακάτω αντικειμένων:
α. Παροχή Διευθυντικών Υπηρεσιών Τεχνολογικής Ανάπτυξης (1 σύμβαση) και
β. Παροχή Διευθυντικών Υπηρεσιών Λειτουργίας Ηλεκτρονικών Υποδομών (1 σύμβαση),
μετά από συνέντευξη, για την κάλυψη θέσεων Ειδικών Προσόντων.

ΠΡΟΣΚΛΗΣΗ ΕΚΔΗΛΩΣΗΣ ΕΝΔΙΑΦΕΡΟΝΤΟΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΗ ΣΥΝΑΨΗ ΣΥΜΒΑΣΗΣ ΜΙΣΘΩΣΗΣ ΕΡΓΟΥ ΜΕ ΑΝΤΙΚΕΊΜΕΝΟ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΧΉ ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΤΙΚΩΝ ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΏΝ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΚΉΣ ΑΝΆΠΤΥΞΗΣ ΣΤΟ ΠΛΑΙΣΙΟ ΤΗΣ ΥΛΟΠΟΊΗΣΗΣ ΤΟΥ ΣΚΟΠΟΎ ΤΗΣ ΕΔΕΤ Α.Ε. 

ΠΡΟΣΚΛΗΣΗ ΕΚΔΗΛΩΣΗΣ ΕΝΔΙΑΦΕΡΟΝΤΟΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΗ ΣΥΝΑΨΗ ΣΥΜΒΑΣΗΣ ΜΙΣΘΩΣΗΣ ΕΡΓΟΥ ΜΕ ΑΝΤΙΚΕΊΜΕΝΟ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΧΉ ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΤΙΚΩΝ ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΏΝ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΊΑΣ ΗΛΕΚΤΡΟΝΙΚΏΝ ΥΠΟΔΟΜΏΝ ΣΤΟ ΠΛΑΙΣΙΟ ΤΗΣ ΥΛΟΠΟΊΗΣΗΣ ΤΟΥ ΣΚΟΠΟΎ ΤΗΣ ΕΔΕΤ Α.Ε. 

Για πληροφορίες, οι ενδιαφερόμενοι μπορούν να επικοινωνούν με την κα Σακκά Αθηνά, e-mail:sakka@grnet.gr, τηλ. 210-7474274.

Οι ενδιαφερόμενοι θα πρέπει να στείλουν αίτηση με πλήρη φάκελο βιογραφικών στοιχείων στην ΕΔΕΤ Α.Ε., Λ. Κηφισίας 7, 115 23, Αθήνα, υπόψη κα Α. Σακκά, το αργότερο μέχρι την Τετάρτη 20 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017 και ώρα 15:00. Στην περίπτωση ταχυδρομικής αποστολής το εμπρόθεσμο κρίνεται με βάση την ημερομηνία που φέρει ο φάκελος αποστολής. Ηλεκτρονικές αιτήσεις δεν θα γίνονται αποδεκτές. 

 

Παράταση Πρόσκλησης Εκδήλωσης Ενδιαφέροντος για την ενίσχυση του Γραφείου Αρωγής Χρηστών στο πλαίσιο του έργου «Παροχή Υποστηρικτικών Υπηρεσιών από την ΕΔΕΤ Α.Ε. προς την Ερευνητική και Ακαδημαϊκή κοινότητα»

Σας ενημερώνουμε ότι η προθεσμία υποβολής βιογραφικών για την Πρόσκληση Εκδήλωσης Ενδιαφέροντος για την ενίσχυση του Γραφείου Αρωγής Χρηστών στο πλαίσιο του έργου «Παροχή Υποστηρικτικών Υπηρεσιών από την ΕΔΕΤ Α.Ε. προς την Ερευνητική και Ακαδημαϊκή κοινότητα», παρατείνεται μέχρι και τη Δευτέρα 28/08/2017.

EOSC-hub project is favourably evaluated

The proposal for the EOSC-hub project submitted as a Research Innovation Action to the H2020-EINFRA-12-2017(a) call has been successfully reviewed by the European Commission. The project is expected to start in early 2018.

The consortium will be led by the EGI Foundation and bring together 74 beneficiaries including Research Infrastructures, national e-Infrastructure providers, SMEs and academic institutions.

EOSC-hub builds on existing technology already at TRL 8 and addresses the need for interoperability by promoting the adoption of open standards and protocols. By mobilising e-Infrastructures comprising more than 300 data centres worldwide and 18 pan-European infrastructures, this project is a ground-breaking milestone for the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud. The result will be an integrated catalogue of services, software and data from the EGI Federation, EUDAT CDI, INDIGO-DataCloud and major research e-Infrastructures.

The consortium will now prepare the grant agreement.

EOSC-hub project is favourably evaluated

The proposal for the EOSC-hub project submitted as a Research Innovation Action to the H2020-EINFRA-12-2017(a) call has been successfully reviewed by the European Commission. The project is expected to start in early 2018.

The consortium will be led by the EGI Foundation and bring together 74 beneficiaries including Research Infrastructures, national e-Infrastructure providers, SMEs and academic institutions.

EOSC-hub builds on existing technology already at TRL 8 and addresses the need for interoperability by promoting the adoption of open standards and protocols. By mobilising e-Infrastructures comprising more than 300 data centres worldwide and 18 pan-European infrastructures, this project is a ground-breaking milestone for the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud. The result will be an integrated catalogue of services, software and data from the EGI Federation, EUDAT CDI, INDIGO-DataCloud and major research e-Infrastructures.

The consortium will now prepare the grant agreement.