EGI Conference 2020: Call for Abstracts now open!

With this year’s theme “Federated infrastructures for connected communities” we aim to bring together science, computing, and (international) collaboration through a diverse and interactive programme.

The following calls close on the 19th of June 23.59 CEST:

  • Call for presentations
  • Call for demonstrations
  • Call for sessions

Have a look at the programme on our dedicated Indico eventpage and submit your abstract!

EGI Conference 2020 dates and venue confirmed!

We are happy to announce that we have confirmed the dates for our postponed annual conference, and we like to ask you to block the 2nd up until the 4th of November. Our usual June edition is moving to a Winter period, but we will ensure to receive you with a warm welcome at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam.

Needless to say we are carefully monitoring the developments of the covid-19 situation, health and safety always come first. Please keep an eye out on our website and other communication channels for updates.

HTCondor Week 2020: 19-20 May 2020

HTCondor Week 2020 will take place on Tuesday May 19 and Wednesday May 20 and will be hosted as as a free virtual event .

HTCondor Week 2020 will combine webinars, presentations and tutorials with a session of online collaborative events: office hours, special interest groups and ask-an-expert meetings.

The full schedule will be available soon. Registration is now open, more details are available on the event’s webpage.

Save the new date! EGI Conference 2020 postponed to 2-6 November

Due to the recent challenging outcomes of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are joining the world in taking responsible steps to ensure safe measures. We have therefore decided to postpone the June edition of the EGI Conference 2020, planned in Lyon, to upcoming November.

We would like to thank our colleagues of our local host, IN2P3, the French National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics, for all the dedication and time provided for the June event.

Under the current circumstances, we have decided to move the conference closer to home. Please save the dates and block the week of 2 to 6 November 2020 in your calendar to join us in Amsterdam.

Preparations regarding the programme and venue are ongoing and the schedule will be updated in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on our channels for news and updates!

EGI Notebooks supports the Hercules School

The HERCULES school is a one-month course coordinated by the Université Grenoble Alpes and designed to provide training for students, postdoctoral and senior scientists from European and non-European universities and laboratories, in the field of neutron and synchrotron radiation for condensed matter studies (biology, chemistry, physics, geosciences).

The next HERCULES session is taking place from Monday 2 March to Friday 3 April 2020. Trainings are supported by the EGI service Notebooks.

Find out all the details.

CERN School of Computing 2020: Kraków, Poland

The 43rd CERN School of Computing (CSC 2020) will take place from August 23rd to September 5th in the beautiful city of Kraków, Poland.

This year’s school is organised in collaboration with AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH), together with Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN).

Academic programme

The two-week programme consists of more than 50 hours of lectures and hands-on exercises, covering three main themes: physics computing, software engineering, and data technologies. Students who pass the final optional exam will receive a diploma from CSC, as well as 6 ECTS credits from AGH and IFJ.

Other activities

However, it’s not all study; the social and sport programme is also a vital part of the School. There are ample opportunities to explore and experience some of the great cultural, historical and natural attractions of Kraków and its region.

Important dates

  • March – registration opens
  • Sunday 5 April (midnight UTC +2/CEST) – deadline for applications
  • Tuesday 5 May – you will be informed of outcome of selections
  • Sunday 14 June – latest date for School fees payment if you are accepted
  • Sunday 23 August – student arrivals at Novotel Kraków City West, Kraków-Poland
  • Saturday 5 September – departure

Who can apply?

The School is aimed at postgraduate (ie. minimum of Bachelor degree or equivalent) engineers and scientists, working at CERN or at other research institutes, with experience in particle physics, in computing or in related fields.

COVID-19 update: For the moment the CERN School is working on the assumption that it will not be affected by the coronavirus crisis, and will take place as planned. Therefore, if interested, please apply within the deadline (April 5th).

Register now to the EOSC-hub week 2020!

We are thrilled to announce that the registration for the EOSC-hub week 2020 is now open. The event will take place at the beautiful location of the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 18 to 20 May 2020.

The EOSC-hub week 2020 will bring together key players in the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and this year will be colocated with the EOSC Executive Board Consultation Day.

The first day, Monday 18 May 2020, will host the EOSC Executive Board Consultation Day, an event organised by the EOSC Executive Board to present the latest developments of the EOSC and to gather feedback and input from the EOSC stakeholders on all the latest released documents.

The registration to the EOSC-hub week 2020 is now open.

The draft programme of the event is also available – watch this space for any updates!

See more details of the event and how to register.

EOSC-hub is an EC-funded project coordinated by the EGI Foundation that brings together an extensive group of national and international service providers to create the Hub: a central contact point for European researchers and innovators to discover, access, use and reuse a broad spectrum of resources for advanced data-driven research.

ICTeSSH 2020: registration is open!

The International Conference on Information-communication technologies enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities (ICTeSSH) is a three day annual conference where stakeholders come together for an open discussion to talk about the changing research ecosystem in SSH fields in the digital age due to the extremely fast development of ICT.

The ICTeSSH 2020 conference will be held in Amsterdam from June 29 to July 1.

The conference aims to bring together leading SSH researchers, computer scientists, informaticians, publishers, librarians, vendors of research ICT tools, SSH decision makers and others, to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of ICT enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities.

In addition, the conference aims to discuss promising new ideas and identify new potential collaborators.

Early-bird registration is open until the end of March.

All details about the conference are available online.

 

Save-the-date: EGI Conference 2020!

The EGI Federation flagship event for 2020 will take place in Lyon from 23 to 25 June, as a forum for the EGI Community, and technical, research and industry partners to discuss the state of the art of the EGI Federation, future and emerging trends, requirements and experiences at the national and local level.

The theme of the 2020 edition of the event will be data-centric computing, focusing on the challenges of communities moving to petabyte and exabyte-scale computing. The event represents once again a great opportunity to bring together technology providers, data centres, user communities and project
representatives to tackle together the future challenges of scientific computing.

More information about the event will follow soon.

Keep an eye on our channels!