Early bird registration for the EGI Technical Forum at discounted fees ends in 5 August, this Friday.
The Technical Forum will be held in Lyon (19-23 September), hosted by EGI.eu, the Computing Centre of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (CC-IN2P3) and France Grilles, the French National Grid Initiative. A draft programme for the event is now available.
The event will be co-located with the Open Grid Forum, Grid 2011, GlobusEUROPE and the French Grid Day. It will provide a unique opportunity to appreciate the current developments of e-Infrastructure in Europe and the standards development activity and longer-term computer science research being undertaken in this diverse and exciting field.
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
Alex Szalay, an astrophysicist based at Johns Hopkins University and involved in the data analysis of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey project, will share his experiences in using high performance networks for data transfer and analysis.
Kostas Glinos, Head of the European Commission's GÉANT & e-Infrastructures Unit, will speak about strategies for e-Infrastructures in Europe.
Andrew Grimshaw from the University of Virginia and a member of the Open Grid Forum and a technical architect with the eXtreme Digital (XD) initiative that follows on from the TeraGrid project.
Early-bird registration rates end on 5 August, although normal registration for the event will be possible until 9 September.