Workshop programme Workshop programme

e-IRG Workshop Programme (14-15 May, noon-to-noon)

The workshop program will be divided in two main parts: In the first part, the HPC ecosystem will be presented, including presentations about HPC-related issues. Future and Emerging Technologies Initiatives and their HPC/data needs will also be covered. In the second part, the status of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) will be presented, including the EC Implementation Roadmap, major EOSC projects and related data initiatives, along with national views. The second part will close with a session on European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) opportunities for national e-Infrastructures and European RIs (with emphasis on South Eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean countries), bridging nicely with the regional workshop that follows.

The e-IRG workshop will be an excellent opportunity to discuss the current status and perspectives of Pan-European e-Infrastructure initiatives, and to see a clear picture of the achievements and challenges of the countries in the region of SEE and EM.

  • All 4 sessions of the workshop will be in  'Sofia Conference Hall', Floor 2.
  • The registration desk is in the Hotel lobby.

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12:30

Registration

Registration desk open to pick up the badges.


May 14, 2018

13:30

Session 1: Opening and European Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) initiatives

Session chair: Gabriele von Voigt


13:30

Opening and Welcome

Gabriele von Voigt

e-IRG Chair on behalf of e-IRG


13:35

Opening and Welcome

Aneta Karaivanova

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), on behalf of local organiser


13:40

Keynote: Digital Connectivity, EU and Western Balkans - Priorities of the Bulgarian EU presidency

Ivan Dimov

Deputy Minister of Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science

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14:00

Quantum Computing

Dr. László Bacsárdi

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BTE)

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14:30

Human Brain Project and FENIX

Mr. Colin McMurtrie

Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS)

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15:00

Coffee / tea break


May 14, 2018

15:30

Session 2: Challenges Data and HPC

Session chair: Peter Broennimann

Swiss Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)


15:30

The European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC)

Marcin Ostasz

Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC)

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16:00

The Big Data Value Association

Yannick Legré

(EGI Foundation, Member of the BDVA Board)

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16:30

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)

Dr. Peter Bauer

Deputy Director of Research, ECMWF

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17:00

Panel Discussion - Data and HPC challenges for e-Infrastructures and related policy issues


17:30

End of 1st day


19:00

Diner

Dinner for the e-IRG workshop participants will be in the restaurant "Happy Village".The restaurant is on walking distance from the Grand hotel Sofia.


May 15, 2018

09:00

Session 3: The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) - Progress and National Views

Session chair: Aneta Karaivanova

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


09:00

The EOSC Implementation Roadmap

Athanasios Karalopoulos

Open Data Policy and Science Cloud Unit (A6), Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission (EC)

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09:20

The EOSCpilot project

Matthew Dovey

JISC

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09:40

EOSC-hub project

Yannick Legré

EGI Foundation

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10:00

The FAIR Data Action Plan

Françoise Genova

CNRS/MESRI

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10:20

National views from 3 EU countries


10:20

National view - Spain

Ignacio Blanquer

Universitat Politècnica de València

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10:27

National view - Poland

Norbert Meyer

Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Cente (PSNC)

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10:34

National view - Czech Republic

Miroslav Ruda

Czech Research and Education Network (CESNET)

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May 15, 2018

11:30

Session 4: ESIF and e-Infrastructures development - The SEE case

Session chair: Prof. Kostadin Kostadino

Adviser of the Minister of Education and Science, Bulgaria


11:30

Bulgaria

Prof. Svetozar Margenov

Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IICT-BAS)

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11:45

Cyprus

Prof. Constantia Alexandrou

The Cyprus Institute

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12:00

Greece

Prof. Panos Argyrakis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/Greek Research and Technology Network

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12:15

Hungary

Dr. Tamás Máray

National Information Infrastructure Development (NIIF)

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12:30

Panel Discussion


12:50

Wrap-up - Closing remarks and plans for next workshop

Gabriele von Voigt


13:00

Lunch

Lunch for all workshop participants in the restaurant of the Grand Hotel Sofia