Last week to submit papers to the EGI Community Forum

If you want to submit an abstract to the EGI Community Forum, this is the time to do it: submissions will close on Friday, 2nd December. The forum will be held in Munich (26-30 March 2012), in conjunction with the 2nd EMI Technical Conference and the European Globus Community Forum.

We welcome submissions of individual poster, presentation or demonstrations which will be reviewed by the programme committee and placed into the programme. Requests for community workshops, training activities and internal project meetings are welcomed and will be
accommodated subject to availability.

Submissions will be selected according to their applicability to the following five tracks:

  • Users and communities

  • Software services for users and communities

  • Middleware services

  • Operational services and infrastructure

  • Coordination and communication

The five tracks reflect the evolution of the infrastructure towards a sustainable layered model together with the advancements in the deployed middleware services which will offer a more flexible and versatile mechanism for meeting the needs of the increasingly diverse user community. The overall goal of the Community Forum and Technical Conference is to both increase and improve use of the infrastructure as well as to further enhance its middleware services.

A second stage reviewing process will be announced later which will lead to the publication of selected papers. Accepted peer-reviewed papers will be published in an open-access online journal.

More information

 

Last week to submit papers to the EGI Community Forum

If you want to submit an abstract to the EGI Community Forum, this is the time to do it: submissions will close on Friday, 2nd December. The forum will be held in Munich (26-30 March 2012), in conjunction with the 2nd EMI Technical Conference and the European Globus Community Forum.

We welcome submissions of individual poster, presentation or demonstrations which will be reviewed by the programme committee and placed into the programme. Requests for community workshops, training activities and internal project meetings are welcomed and will be
accommodated subject to availability.

Submissions will be selected according to their applicability to the following five tracks:

  • Users and communities

  • Software services for users and communities

  • Middleware services

  • Operational services and infrastructure

  • Coordination and communication

The five tracks reflect the evolution of the infrastructure towards a sustainable layered model together with the advancements in the deployed middleware services which will offer a more flexible and versatile mechanism for meeting the needs of the increasingly diverse user community. The overall goal of the Community Forum and Technical Conference is to both increase and improve use of the infrastructure as well as to further enhance its middleware services.

A second stage reviewing process will be announced later which will lead to the publication of selected papers. Accepted peer-reviewed papers will be published in an open-access online journal.

More information

 

EGI at Supercomputing’11

EGI will be at the Supercomputing exhibition in Seattle USA from 14 to 17 November, booth 4005 on level 6.

If you are attending, come over and say hello! We have lots of information about the European grid and goodies such as T-shirts, bags and stickers to giveaway.

We won't be alone! The European distributed computing community will be well represented at the event.

The European Middleware Initiative, one of EGI's technology providers, can be found at booth 763 very close to the Italian Grid Infrastructure (IGI), the Italian NGI (booth 757). The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre & the MNM team, the hosts of the 2012 EGI Community Forum, are at booth 229 and 5111 respectively, the Nordugrid collaboration is at booth 2118 and the Computing Centre of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (CC-IN2P3) will be at 4014.

We will be report on the event on the EGI blog and our brand new Facebook page. Follow us!

EGI at Supercomputing’11

EGI will be at the Supercomputing exhibition in Seattle USA from 14 to 17 November, booth 4005 on level 6.

If you are attending, come over and say hello! We have lots of information about the European grid and goodies such as T-shirts, bags and stickers to giveaway.

We won't be alone! The European distributed computing community will be well represented at the event.

The European Middleware Initiative, one of EGI's technology providers, can be found at booth 763 very close to the Italian Grid Infrastructure (IGI), the Italian NGI (booth 757). The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre & the MNM team, the hosts of the 2012 EGI Community Forum, are at booth 229 and 5111 respectively, the Nordugrid collaboration is at booth 2118 and the Computing Centre of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (CC-IN2P3) will be at 4014.

We will be report on the event on the EGI blog and our brand new Facebook page. Follow us!

EGI at Supercomputing’11

EGI will be at the Supercomputing exhibition in Seattle USA from 14 to 17 November, booth 4005 on level 6.

If you are attending, come over and say hello! We have lots of information about the European grid and goodies such as T-shirts, bags and stickers to giveaway.

We won't be alone! The European distributed computing community will be well represented at the event.

The European Middleware Initiative, one of EGI's technology providers, can be found at booth 763 very close to the Italian Grid Infrastructure (IGI), the Italian NGI (booth 757). The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre & the MNM team, the hosts of the 2012 EGI Community Forum, are at booth 229 and 5111 respectively, the Nordugrid collaboration is at booth 2118 and the Computing Centre of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (CC-IN2P3) will be at 4014.

We will be report on the event on the EGI blog and our brand new Facebook page. Follow us!

EGI.eu joins HealthGrid and IWSG-Life 2012 Conferences

EGI.eu is pleased to announce its participation in the HealthGrid 2012 Conference and the 4th International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences.

This joint event will take place at the Amsterdam Medical Centre in The Netherlands from 21 to 25 May 2012 (Monday to Friday).

The conferences present an opportunity for speakers to introduce and share novel ideas for the integration of grid, cloud and other e-infrastructures into the fields of biology, bioinformatics, biomedicine and healthcare, focusing on fundamental and practical aspects of middleware, technologies, applications and deployment issues.

For EGI.eu in particular, this represents an invaluable chance to interact directly with a vitally important sector of the community of researchers and developers that use grid computing resources. As a result, EGI.eu aims to use this opportunity to explore and gather new requirements for future development of our infrastructure and to better understand the needs of today’s users.

Calls for Papers are now open for HealthGrid 2012 and IWSG-Life2012. The conferences welcome contributions covering topics that range from grid technologies through to biomedical research and from portals to workflow and computational modelling.

 

EGI.eu joins HealthGrid and IWSG-Life 2012 Conferences

EGI.eu is pleased to announce its participation in the HealthGrid 2012 Conference and the 4th International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences.

This joint event will take place at the Amsterdam Medical Centre in The Netherlands from 21 to 25 May 2012 (Monday to Friday).

The conferences present an opportunity for speakers to introduce and share novel ideas for the integration of grid, cloud and other e-infrastructures into the fields of biology, bioinformatics, biomedicine and healthcare, focusing on fundamental and practical aspects of middleware, technologies, applications and deployment issues.

For EGI.eu in particular, this represents an invaluable chance to interact directly with a vitally important sector of the community of researchers and developers that use grid computing resources. As a result, EGI.eu aims to use this opportunity to explore and gather new requirements for future development of our infrastructure and to better understand the needs of today’s users.

Calls for Papers are now open for HealthGrid 2012 and IWSG-Life2012. The conferences welcome contributions covering topics that range from grid technologies through to biomedical research and from portals to workflow and computational modelling.

 

Munich to host first EGI Community Forum

2012 Community Forum poster

The first EGI Community Forum, to be held in Munich between 26-30 March 2012, was announced by EGI.eu’s direct Steven Newhouse at the closing plenary of the Lyon Technical Forum.

The event will be hosted by EGI.eu in partnership with the Munich Network Management, a consortium of four German research institutions.

“We’ll organise the first EGI Community Forum to showcase the role that e-infrastructures play in enabling innovation across the Europe,” says Newhouse. “We want the forum to highlight what the EGI community is doing in terms of services, technologies and tools to support scientists and their research.”

The organisers will invite developers of distributed computing applications & services and the research communities who make use of them to attend the event and find out more about the current state of the art.

The Community Forum will be co-located with the European Middleware Initiative (EMI) technical conference and other events.

More information will be available soon.

External links

 

Munich to host first EGI Community Forum

2012 Community Forum poster

The first EGI Community Forum, to be held in Munich between 26-30 March 2012, was announced by EGI.eu’s direct Steven Newhouse at the closing plenary of the Lyon Technical Forum.

The event will be hosted by EGI.eu in partnership with the Munich Network Management, a consortium of four German research institutions.

“We’ll organise the first EGI Community Forum to showcase the role that e-infrastructures play in enabling innovation across the Europe,” says Newhouse. “We want the forum to highlight what the EGI community is doing in terms of services, technologies and tools to support scientists and their research.”

The organisers will invite developers of distributed computing applications & services and the research communities who make use of them to attend the event and find out more about the current state of the art.

The Community Forum will be co-located with the European Middleware Initiative (EMI) technical conference and other events.

More information will be available soon.

External links

 

EGI Technical Forum 2011 kicks off on Monday

The EGI Technical Forum 2011 will kick off on Monday 19 September at the Lyon Convention Centre. This meeting is co-located with the Open Grid Forum 33, the French Grid Day, GlobusEUROPE, the 12th IEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2011) and the 9th e-Infrastructure Concertation meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event next week, in partnership with the Computing Centre of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (CC-IN2P3), France Grilles, the French National Grid Initiative and EGI.eu.

If you're joining us in Lyon, here is some useful information and logistical details about the event that you may find useful:

Directions to the venue

Registration: Online registration for the event is now closed but registration is still possible at the venue itself. The registration desk (at the entrance to the Rhône Pasteur level of the Lyon Convention Centre) opens at 8am on Monday 19 September and will be open every day until 6pm. When you arrive, please visit the registration desk to collect your conference pack and details of the wi-fi.

Weather conditions: Late Summer in Lyon can have a bit of everything, so be prepared! Online weather forecast for Lyon.

Programme

  • The conference programme is available online.

  • More abouth the exhibition area

  • Please join us for welcome drinks at the ground floor level on Monday evening (from 17:30)

  • You are also invited to the GlobusEUROPE cocktail reception on Tuesday evening (from 17:30, also at the ground floor level)

Conference dinner: The conference dinner will take place on Wednesday 21 September at the L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant. The plan is to reach the restaurant by boat, so you will have the opportunity to enjoy a tour on the Saone River before dinner. You can find details on the printed programme in your conference bag. The gala dinner is fully booked, entry is by ticket only. If you have completed registration for the dinner, your ticket will be available for collection at the registration desk. If you have registered for the dinner but do not wish to attend, please hand your ticket in at the registration desk before 13:00 on Wednesday 21 September, so places can be reallocated to someone else who would like to come.

Visit the new Computing Room
We will organise several visits to the new CC-IN2P3 computing room. If you are interested, please ask the desk at your arrival on site. More information

Follow us live!
> Twitter (#egi2010)
> Flickr stream (use the EGI TF2011 tag for your own photos)
> GridCast blog from the e-ScienceTalk. Contact press@egi.eu if you would like to blog!

If you have any questions, please contact us at events@egi.eu.