December 13/14 2005, LondonEvery six months, the eIRG members meet to discuss in depth on new common policies on order to provide relevant recommendations on the shared use of electronic resources in Europe. Under the UK presidency chaired by dr. Malcolm Read the theme of the meeting will be "interoperability". Interoperability is the key issue for the e-infrastructure to resolve, not just on the technology layers but especially also in the data realm. The meeting will address issues such as data curation, federations of semantic systems for cross-linking, etc.
The meeting will also talk about the e-Infrastructure Roadmap. Members of e-IRG will only be invited to endorse proposals received 2 weeks prior to the meeting. For proposals received after this date, comments or endorsement will be via email until January 8th 2006.