Open e-IRG Workshop in Rome on 10-11 November 2014

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The opening session includes a welcome message by the e-IRG chair, the Italian Ministry, the local host and two guest keynote speakers from the EC and ESFRI.

The following plenary tracks are:
1. "Outlook towards eScience and International Research Infrastructures".
2. "ESFRI projects" focusing on projects in ESFRI's prioritisation list.
3. "European e-Infrastructures for Data Management and Computing".

Tracks 2 and 3 will include a panel discussion providing ample opportunity for interaction with the audience.

The plenary tracks has been live streamed.



Monday, 10 November 2014 - Day 1 (11:00-19:15)

Time Speaker Title Video
10:00 Registration

Sverker Holmgren (e-IRG Chair)

Welcome address; goals of the workshop [ ]

11:10 Maria Cristina Messa (CRUI, Italy) Welcome address; Italian Ministry for University and Research
11:20 Enzo Valente (GARR, Italy) Welcome address; local host  
11:30 Anni Hellman (EC DG CNECT) Presentation from the EC [ ]
12:00 Giorgio Rossi (University of Milan, Italy - vice-chair ESFRI) Towards the new ESFRI Roadmap 2016 [ ]
12:30   Lunch

Track 1: Outlook towards eScience and International Research Infrastructures.

Chair: Enzo Valente

14:00 Patrick Aerts (NLeSC, The Netherlands) PLAN-E: European co-operation of eScience centres []
14:25 Federico Ruggieri (GARR/INFN, Italy) CHAIN-REDS: Coordination of intercontinental infrastructures []
14:50 Davide Calonico (INRIM, Italy - Director of Research) Metrology infrastructure for research []
15:15 Ingrid Mann (EISCAT, Sweden - Head of Projects, EISCAT) EISCAT-3D []
15:40 Coffee/tea  

Track 2: ESFRI projects.

Chair: Fran├žoise Genova

16:20 Massimo Cocco, INGV, Italy EPOS: European Plate Observing System
16:45 Rafael Jimenez (EMBL-EBI, UK - ELIXIR Chief Technical Officer) ELIXIR: The European Life-Science Infrastructure for Biological Information []
17:10 Mark Hagen (ESS - Head of the ESS Data management and Software Centre) ESS: The European Spallation Source []

Miles Deegan (SKA, UK - Engineering Project Manager SKA)

The Square Kilometre Array []


Tibor Kalman (GWDG - DARIAH-ERIC - Co-Head VCC1) and Eveline Wandl-Vogt (Austrian Academy of Sciences - DARIAH-ERIC - Co-Head VCC1) DARIAH-ERIC: Towards a sustainable social and technical European eResearch Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities
18:25   Panel  
19:15   End of sessions on day 1
20:00 1st Guided Tour of the Bibliotheca Angelica    
20:30 Dinner
at the Bibliotheca Angelica


Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - Day 2 (9:00-12:15)

Time Speaker Title Video

Track 3: European e-Infrastructures for Data Management and Computing.

Chair: Ilmars Slaidins

09:00 Sanzio Bassini (CINECA, Italy - Chair of the PRACE Council) The PRACE Supercomputing Research Infrastructure []
09:25 Damien Lecarpentier (CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland - EUDAT Project Director) EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure: future perspectives []
09:50 Tiziana Ferrari ( - Technical Director) Open Science Commons for the European Research Area []



10:45 Christian Grimm (DFN, Germany - General Manager DFN) and Bob Day (Janet, UK) Geant perspectives in H2020 era []
11:10   Panel discussion & discussion with audience

Closing Session.

12:00 Sverker Holmgren Wrap up and conclusion
12:10 Sverker Holmgren, Enzo Valente, Ilmars Slaidins Final words, Remarks, Actions


End of Workshop, Lunch