European leadership in e-science and grids
The previous workshop on the eInfrastructures initiative and the meeting of the eInfrastructure Reflection Group (eIRG) were held on 18 and 19 november 2004 - as part of a larger whole. A number of pan-European evenements around e-infrastructure, gridtechnology and e-Science took place in The Netherlands around that time under the common header European leadership in e-science and grids.
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Preceding these coupled events the annual conference of the 6th Framework Programme of Information Society Technologies (IST 2004) was held – in the week before the workshop and eIRG meeting - from 15 to 17 november 2004. There were several grid-related talks and dissemination activities around grids and e-science at IST.
In conjunction with the rotating EU chair several major (upcoming) European grid projects - EGEE (Enabling Grids for E-science in Europe), DEISA (Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications), SEE-GRID and Diligent (Digital Library Infrastructure on Grid Enabled Technology, in advanced state of negotiation) - each convened in the week of 22-26 november. Also, there was a concertation event for the Grid RI projects on 22-23 november.
The Netherlands as chair of the EU had taken the inititative for a first joint meeting between these groups, to stimulate cooperation and knowledge exchange between participants. On 22 november 2004 the project members met for a packed programme featuring acclaimed grid and e-science experts and other interesting speakers.
- 15-17 november 2004: IST 2004
- 18 november 2004: workshop eInfrastructures
- 19 november 2004: eIRG meeting
- 22 november 2004: joint meeting pan-European grid projects
- 22-26 november 2004: EGEE conference
- 22-24 november 2004: DEISA conference
- 22-24 november 2004: SEE-GRID conference
- 22-23 november 2004: Diligent conference