Programme Programme

Workshop on
eInfrastructures (Internet and Grids)
The new foundation for knowledge-based Societies

Roma, Accademia dei Lincei
9th December 2003

White Paper (First Draft)

Agenda

 

MORNING SESSION (9.00-12.30)

SESSION 1 (9.00-10.30)
Chairman: Prof. Francesco Beltrame (MIUR and University of Genova)

INTRODUCTION OF THE EVENT, GENERAL CONTEXT AND EXPECTATIONS
 

1. 9.00- Welcome to the participants Prof. Giorgio Salvini - Honorary President of Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
2.   Welcome to the participants Prof. Enzo Iarocci - INFN President
3.       -9.20 Introduction of the agenda Dr. Gioacchino Fonti - Representative of Ministry of Education University and Research
4. 9:20-9:30 Summary of the e-Infrastructure event Athens
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Prof. Vasilis Maglaris
GRNET
5. 9:30-9:50 Italian initiatives on e-Infrastructures
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Dr. Mirco Mazzucato
INFN-Grid Project Manager
6. 9:50-10:10 Progress towards a EU eInfrastructure: developments, technological research and strategies
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Dr. Luis Rodríguez-Roselló Director a.i.
Directorate Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures. Applications, European Commission, DG Information Society
7. 10:10-10:30 Current and future challenges and opportunities of eInfrastructures for the European Industry and related access policies issues and challenges (Download ppt  168 KB) Dr. Christian Saguez, Ecole Centrale di Paris
       
  10.30-11.00 Coffee Break  
       

SESSION 2 (11:00-12:30)
Chairman Dr. Fabrizio Gagliardi (DataGrid Project Manager and designated EGEE Project Director)

Objective: Review resource access policy, procedures, rules and challenges in major EU grid Initiatives

BEST PRACTICES AND CHALLENGERS - SOME EXAMPLES

 

1. 11.00-11.10 Introduction
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Dr. Fabrizio Gagliardi - DataGrid Project Manager and designated EGEE Project Director
2. 11:10-11:30 LCG progress on access policy and future challenges (Download  ppt 3052 KB) Dr. Ian Bird
CERN-LCG Operation Area Manager
3. 11:30-11:50 The UK eScience experience and future challenges (Download  ppt 1493 KB) Dr. Neil Geddes
PPARC, Director, eScience
4. 11:50-12:10 The Italian experience and future challenges
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Dr. Antonia Ghiselli
INFN-CNAF INFN Grid Technical Manager
5. 12:10-12:30 GRID-initiatives in the Nordic region - status and future challenges
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Prof. Anders Ynnerman
EGEE North Federation Coordinator
       
  12.30-14.00 Lunch  
       
AFTERNOON SESSION (14.00-18.00)

SESSION 3 (14:00-15:00)
Chairman Dr. Mario Campolargo (Head of Unit, European Commission, DG-INFSO)

THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION

Objective: Review resource access policy, procedures, rules and challenges in major International Grid Initiatives
 

1. 14:00-14:15 International cooperation and communication
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Dr. Mario Campolargo
European Commission
2. 14:15-14:30 The US NSF perspective and Cyber-infrastructure challenges
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Dr. Deborah Crawford
Deputy NSF Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science & Engineering (CISE)
3. 14:30-14:45 The US Resource Centers perspective and Teragrid challenges (Download ppt 124 KB) Dr. Alan Blatecky
San Diego Supercomputer Center Executive Director
4. 14:45-15:00 The Japan perspective
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Prof. Ken-ichi Miura
NII NAREGI Head
       

SESSION 4 (15:00-16:00)
Chairman Dr. Neil Geddes (PPARC, Director, eScience)

EINFRASTRUCTURES SPECIAL COMPONENTS

Objectives: Review some of the eInfrastructure special components and related access policy issues and challenges
 

1. 15.00- 15.20 Supercomputing aspects
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Dr. Sanzio Bassini, DEISA-CINECA
2. 15.20-15.35 Towards a robust software environment for e-Infrastructure
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Dr. Paul Messina
Senior Computer Scientists in Argonne National Laboratory, former Director of the Caltech Center for Advanced Computing Research (CACR) and Chief Architect of NPACI
3. 15.35-15.50 The Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute - Vision and Agenda (Download ppt 83 KB) Dr. Alistair Dunlop, OMII consultant, UK
4. 15.50-16.00 Discussion  
       
  16.00-16.30 Coffee Break  
       

SESSION 5 (16.30-18.00)
Chairman Dr. Kyriakos Baxevanidis (EU)

ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE OF THE EINFRASTRUCTURE REFLECTION GROUP

Objectives: report on experience in establishing international policy for access to Network infrastructure and elaborate on more detailed term of reference for the Reflection Group
 

1. 16.30-16.40 Roles, structures and resources for building the eInfrastructure (Download ppt 383 KB) Dr. K. Baxevanidis
Scientific Officer European Commission, DG-INFSO
2. 16.40-16.50

The Research Network experience
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Dr. Dany Vandromme, Renater Director, DANTE Board Chairman
3. 16.50-17.00 Networking Experience
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Dr. Dai Davies, DANTE General Manager
4. 17.00-17.15 Regulated access policies and infrastructure development (Download ppt 857 KB) Dr. Davide Gallino - The Italian regulator for tlc and audiovisual
5. 17:15-17.25 Summary report (Download ppt 74 KB) Dr. Ian Bird - CERN
6. 17.25-18.00 Discussion on next steps and conclusion