You can meet e-IRG delegates or e-IRGSP4 representatives at the following events during the coming months.
- EGI Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 18-22 May 2015
- PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference 2015, Dublin 26-28 May 2015
- Week of Innovative Regions in Europe conference (WIRE 2015), Riga, Latvia, 4-5 June 2015
- TERENA Networking Conference (TNC 2015), Porto, Portugal, 15-18 June 2015
- ISC'15 HPC, Frankfurt, 12-16 July 2015
- ICT 2015, Lisbon, 20-22 October 2015
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The main objective of the e-Infrastructure initiative is to support the creation of a political, technological and administrative framework for an easy and cost-effective shared use of distributed electronic resources across Europe. Particular attention is directed towards grid computing, storage, and networking.
The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group was founded to define and recommend best practices for the pan-European electronic infrastructure efforts. It consists of official government delegates from all the EU countries. The e-IRG produces white papers, roadmaps and recommendations, and analyses the future foundations of the European Knowledge Society.
Important issues within the e-IRG are currently:
- e-Infrastructures in European Commission's Horizon 2020 Programme
- a policy for resource sharing
- a registry/repository for European resources
- coordination of new national and EU funding programs
- better links and synergies between Europe and other regions (e.g. USA, Japan) engaged in similar activities
- Collaboration with broader Research Infrastructures through ESFRI.
The new edition of the first e-IRG newsletter in 2015 is now available for download. Highlights include summaries of the e-IRG Delegates Meetings in Milan, Rome and Riga, and the e-IRG Workshop in Rome; an overview of the new e-IRG Guidelines Document; summaries of the OpenAIRE 2020 kick-off meeting, the EC Workshop "From platform operators to service providers", the Cloudscape VII Conference, and the Research Data Alliance Conference; interviews with Arjen van Rijn about the e-Infrastructure Commons initiative, with Steven Newhouse about the Embassy Cloud at EMBL, and with James Mitchell about trading Cloud computing as a commodity; and many more.
You can preview, consult and download the e-IRG newsletter at http://e-irg.eu/newsletter.