Programme Programme

The themes of the workshop:

  • Security, a framework for Information Infrastructure Protection.
  • Cyberinfrastructures and e-Infrastructure initiatives.
  • Virtualization: A new trend and its impact on research e-infrastructures.

The e- Infrastructures Reflection Group (e-IRG) defines and recommends best practices and policies for European e-Infrastructures. The purpose of the workshop is to encourage interaction between the scientific communities and the political, advisory and monitoring levels. Based on the presentations and discussions during the workshop the e-IRG will publish Recommendations to the European Commission and national governments. The results will also be included in future versions of the e-IRG White Paper and Roadmap.

Thursday, April 24th

Security, a framework for Information Infrastructure Protection Security is an extremely important issue in the frame of e-Infrastructure. Nevertheless security is not a well-defined term. Its interpretation depends on the context. The workshop will present different points of view of the main stakeholders of the e-infrastructure and through a panel discussion will try to find a common ground and to design a general framework, incorporating the different views.


12:00-13:30 Welcome buffet lunch next to conference venue
13:30-14:00 Welcome notes and introduction of the Workshop, Dr. Andreas Dudler, President SWITCH ( pdf)
14:00-14:40 Top 10 Security Trends, Dr. Thomas Dübendorfer , ISSS/Google ( pdf)
14:40-15:05 The NREN view, Marko Bonac , ARNES and TERENA ( pdf)
15:05-15:30 The Grid view, Dr. Christoph Witzig, EGEE3 ( pdf)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:20 The Supercomputer view, Dr. Hermann Lederer, DEISA ( pdf)
16:20-16:40 The Data view, Dr. Rupert Lück , EMBL ( pdf)
16:40-17:00 A framework for security, Christoph Graf , SWITCH ( pdf)
17:00-18:00 Panel discussion
  An aperitif and dinner will be served at the rooftop restaurant of the conference venue
19:00-20:00 An aperitif
20:00-23:00 Workshop dinner

Friday, April 25th


Cyberinfrastructures and e-Infrastructure initiatives While providing access to distributed resources controlled by different institutions, cyberinfrastructures are a key component for collaborative research and innovation. For achieving such high level goals, development of public policies and incentives for advancing knowledge across institutional boundaries are essential. Three initiatives originating from large geographical areas (Europe, Japan and the USA) and relying on different perspectives, are presented.


8:30-9:00 Cyber Science Infrastructure and NAREGI Grid middleware Prof. Kento Aida , National Institute of Informatics, Japan (pdf )
9:00-9:30 Community Computing Consortium: supporting a bold agenda for computing research, Dr. Bill Feiereisen ( pdf)
9:30-10:00 e-Infrastructure in FP7, Dr. Kyriakos Baxevanidis, EU/DG Information Society ( pdf)
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
Virtualization: A new trend and its impact on research e-infrastructures Grid computing, cloud computing, utility computing are just few of the technological and service concepts that are optimally positioned to benefit from new virtualization technologies and tools. As a concept, the virtualization has many interpretations and implementations. The presentations, two from major commercial e-Infrastructure providers and one from a major forward-looking academic research project, will illustrate different aspects of the concept and its applications. This will help envisioning the possible impacts of virtualization on the research e-Infrastructure and its applications


10:30-11:00 Virtualization at IBM, Dr. Matthias Keiserswerth , Director, IBM Research Lab Zurich ( pdf)
11:00-11:30 Grid and cloud computing, a place for virtualisation?, Dr. Fabrizio Gagliardi ( pdf)
11:30-12:00 FEDERICA, Dr. Mauro Campanella, GARR ( pdf)
12:00-13:30 Lunch buffet
13:30-15:30 Closed Delegates Meeting (login to access material)