Technical Forum 2011 to be held in September in Lyon

As a successful User Forum draws to a close, the next meeting is already becoming a reality.

Steven Newhouse, Director of, opened the call for participation for the EGI 2011 Technical Forum in Lyon (19-23 September 2011), during the closing plenary session of the User Forum in Vilnius. The Technical Forum will be organised by and the Institut des Grilles du CNRS, the French National Grid Initiative.

While the User Forum held this week focused on user communities, with an emphasis on new tools, new applications and user support services, the Technical Forum will review the community's plans and progress towards the adoption of a federated virtualised infrastructure for European researchers.

The Technical Forum, to be co-located with the OGF33 meeting and Grid 2011, ‘will be a great opportunity to learn more about the state of the art of e-Infrastructure in Europe, including standards development and the community’s long-term plans for offering cloud interfaces to our users,’ says Newhouse.

The call for participation is now officially open. The Technical Forum welcomes submissions on a wide variety of EGI-related topics.

The event will also feature an exhibition area open for organisations active within the EGI community (projects, NGIs, companies) to present their work. In addition, end-users, application and tool developers, operations staff and others are encouraged to participate by submitting abstracts for technical sessions, posters, demonstrations, training sessions and workshops.

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