Programme Programme

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Plenary - Chair Rosette Vandenbroucke

12:00 - 13:00 Registration

13:00 - 13:30 Welcome by the Belgian Ministry
Latest news from e-IRG, Leif Laaksonen

13:30 – 14:00 Invited speaker Public Partnership for Future Internet - Anastasius Gavras, Eurescom [PDF]

14:00 – 14:30 Invited speaker National Knowledge Network: An Instrument of Social Change - S. V. Raghavan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras [PDF]

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 - 16:30 Parallel sessions 1

Energy and Green IT - chair: Norbert Meyer – Discussion session

Energy saving and Green IT: do they go hand in hand? Do we need to make a choice for one or the other? What is possible and not possible in this field.

  • Energy & Green IT - René Belso, Danish Center for Scientific Computing (DCSC) [PDF]
  • PDC Power Efficiency Projects - Daniel Ahlin, PDC Center for High Performance Computing/KTH Royal Institute of Technology [PDF]
  • Energy efficiency in HPC -Radoslaw Januszewski, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center [PDF]

e-Infrastructure services: principles, characteristics, evolution, practical aspects - chair: Lajos Balint - Discussion session

The aim of the session is to provide an overview of the wide range of e-Infrastructure services with respect to role, function, methods, tools, features, and possible future perspectives. Special emphasis is put on the latest developments regarding completeness of coverage, complexity of structure, attempts of harmonisation, emergence of cloud techniques, and possible widening of the exploitation.

  • Introduction - Lajos Balint, NIIF/Hungarnet [PDF]
  • e-Infrastructures as a Service: the Role of the NRENs and GEANT - Vasilis Maglaris, NTUA & NREN Policy Committee/GEANT [PDF]
  • Building e-Infrastructure services & meeting diverse demands - David Wallom, UK NGS & University of Oxford [PDF]
  • e-Infrastructure service portfolios: a systematic approach - Martin Bech, UNI.C [PDF]
  • e-Infrastructure services for R&E and beyond - Imre Szeberenyi, BME IK [PDF]

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 – 18:30 Parallel sessions 2

Data Infrastructures - chair: Dany Vandromme - Discussion session

Data is getting more and more important. Research disciplines may or may not have the same data requirements regarding, storage,manipulation, curation, ...
Can we define data infrastructures as we have done with networking and/or computing infrastructures. How do we elate data infrastructures to networking and computing infrastructions? Here are a lot of questions to answer.

  • e-IRG and Data - Rossend Llurba, e-IRGSP2 and Matti Heikkurinen, e-IRGSP2 [PDF]
  • A 10-year Vision for Global Research Data Infrastructures -Fotis Karagiannis, GRDI2020 [PDF]

Exascale computing and related software - chair: Sergi Girona – Discussion session

How far are we in Europe with exascale computing? And do we have the necessary software to make efficient use of such a huge computing infrastructure? We are counting on your know-how!

  • Exascale software: technical point of view - Sebastian von Alfthan, CSC -IT Center for Science Ltd. [PDF]

20:00 Social program: Dinner at the Restaurant La Manufacture


Thursday 14 October 2010



9:00 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 11:00 Session 1

e-Infrastructure governance: management and international aspects - chair: Frans de Bruin – Discussion session

This session will start the general discussion on the governance of e-infrastructures. International e-infrastructures will start with giving their opinion on governance.

  • Introduction - Frans de Bruine, International Strategy Consultants [PDF]
  • European policy developmentsin the field of Research Infrastructure: Challenges for the e-infrastructure governance - Herve Pero, European Commission [PDF]
  • e-Infrastructure Governance: Management and International Aspects - Rene Belso, DCSC [PDF]
  • EGI: Management & International Aspects - Steven Newhouse, EGI [PDF]
  • Governance of the distributed construction and operations of the LifeWatch e-Infrastructure - Mark Jacobs, Lifewatch [PDF]

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Session 2

e-Infrastructure governance: legal and financial issues - chair: Frans de Bruin – Discussion session

The session on e-Infrastructure governance continues with a view on legal and financial issues.

  • Introduction - Frans de Bruine, International Strategy Consultants [PDF]
  • e-Infrastructure Governance: legal and financial aspects - Kyriakos Baxevanidis, European Commission [PDF]
  • Financial and Legal Aspects of Grid and Cloud Computing - Uwe Schwiegelshohn, TU Dortmund [PDF]
  • EGI: Legal & Financial Aspects - Steven Newhouse, EEF [PDF]
  • e-Infrastructure governance: structures and financial issues - Erwin Bleumink, SURFnet [PDF]

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break


14:30 - 15:00 Invited speaker Presentation of the AAI report – Diego Lopez, redIRIS [PDF]

15:00 – 15:15 Summary of e-Infrastructure services - Lajos Balint, NIIF/Hungarnet [PDF]

15:15 – 15:30 Summary of Energy and Green IT [PDF]

15:30 – 15.45 Summary of Data Infrastructures - Rossend Llurba, NCF/e-IRGSP2 [PDF]

15:45 – 16:15 Coffee break

16.15 – 16:30 Summary of Exascale computing -Sergi Girona, Barcelona Supercomputing Center [PDF]

16:30 – 17:00 Summary of e-Infrastructure governance - Frans de Bruïn, International Strategy Consultants

Management and international aspects [PDF]
Legal and financial issues [PDF]


17:00 - 17:30 Conclusions - Leif Laaksonen, e-IRG chair and Rossend Llurba, NCF/e-IRGSP2 [PDF]

17:30 End of Workshop