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Past events


28-29 January 2009
New Delhi , India
During the two days of this joint BELIEF , 6CHOICE projects symposium , participants with various backgrounds and from diverse disciplines and regions will exchange information and ideas on the adoption of e-Infrastructures for Distance Learning. The latter forms a priority issue not only for the Indian Society, but also for the Learning Society of the future as a whole.
06-08 May 2009
Part of the IST-Africa Initiative, which is supported by the European Commission under the ICT Theme of Framework Programme 7 (FP7), IST-Africa 2009 is the fourth in an Annual Conference Series which brings together senior representatives from leading commercial, government & research organisations across Africa and from Europe, to bridge the Digital Divide by sharing knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and good practice and discussing policy related issues.
07-08 May 2009
The EU budget for research and innovation is increasing every year and we can show you how you can get involved. You will get first-hand information about priorities, objectives and participation rules and in special sessions you will get the practical advice you really need. We will be paying particular attention to promising ideas from the new Member States. The event will present three major ongoing research initiatives:
-The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), 2007-2013
-The Structural Funds, 2007-2013 and
-The Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP), 2007-2013
We will use the event to collect experience from these programmes so far direct from those who have been involved. This will then be used to stimulate better involvement and networking in the future.
11-13 May 2009
The strategic interest of Member States and research community in the construction of leading edge high-performance computing (HPC) and simulation services for Europe has led to investments in a new e-Infrastructure co-financed by Framework Programme 7 and research funds of different Member States: The European HPC service.
To this effect, two projects have been launched:
- DEISA, the infrastructure of nationally funded HPC centres that, exploiting Grid-based technology, has been able to offer since 2004 a one-stop shop for access to HPC services in the main HPC centres in Europe.
- PRACE, the partnership for advanced computing in Europe that will create a persistent pan-European HPC infrastructure managed as a single European entity. In other words, world-class leadership supercomputers with capabilities equal to or better than those available in the USA and Japan will be made available to researchers in academia and industry.
08-11 June 2009
The TERENA Networking Conference 2009 will be hosted by the University of Málaga and RedIRIS, the Spanish national research network and held in the beautiful mediterranean city of Málaga from 8 to 11 June 2009. With education and research in areas such as biotechnology, communications technology and nanotechnology, UMA has high international standards in the technical and natural sciences. Two of the main objectives of the University of Málaga are to offer 'quality teaching' and to achieve the 'strengthening of research and technological development'. This sets the perfect scene for TNC 2009 in all its aspects.'
18 June 2009
The European Commission, DG INFSO - Unit 'GÉANT and e-Infrastructure' is organising an information event in the context of the planned launch of the seventh call for proposals under the e-Infrastructures topic of the 'Capacities' Specific Programme, Seventh Framework Programme.
16-17 July 2009
Sao Paulo
The 2nd BELIEF International symposium will focus on "e-Infrastructures and Sustainability Development". The event will be supported by the GLOBAL consortium. It will be opened by representatives from the Government of São Paulo and from the EC Delegation to Brazil. It will engage experts from the areas of eHealth, eEducation, and eScience in order to discuss and understand in deeper detail what has already been done in terms of sustainable development by adopting e-Infrastructures and the necessary future steps to be addressed and taken into account by policy makers and decisions makers

7th Concertation Meeting on e-Infrastructures

12-14 October 2009
Organised by the Commission with the support of the BELIEF-II project. International Auditorium, BrusselsThe 7th e-Infrastructure Concertation Meeting was organised by the Commission Services with the support of the BELIEF-II project. This event brought together over 150 key players of the e-Infrastructures' community in order to take stock of the current developments and to discuss the future orientations. The ultimate aim was to develop world-class e-Infrastructures as part of a strategy to achieve European leadership in e-Science.
More specifically this Concertation Meeting addressed:
- Commission policy on e-Infrastructures and e-Science, including the follow up to the "ICT INFRASTRUCTURES FOR e-SCIENCE" Communication;
- New e-Infrastructures projects emerging from "Research Infrastructures" calls 4 and 5 of the FP7 Capacities programme; Challenges in developing data infrastructures for e-Science;
- Inputs to the 2011 Workprogramme on e-Infrastructures;
-Overview of the e-Science services portfolio of today and tomorrow's outlooks;
Specific needs of ESFRI projects, following up on previous events (EGEE conference sept. 2009)

eChallenges 2009 21-23 October 2009Istanbul, TurkeyThe eChallenges e-2009 Conference takes place in the Marmara Hotel, Istanbul. This is the nineteenth in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission, which regularly attracts over 650 delegates from leading commercial, government and research organisations around the world to share knowledge and experience, lessons learnt and good practice in the areas of ICT for Networked Enterprise & RFID, eGovernment & eDemocracy, eHealth, Collaborative Working Environments, Living Labs, eInfrastructures; Technology Enhanced Learning and ICT Skills, Knowledge and Content Technologies, Security and Identity Management, High Performance Computing - Applications and Mobility. The goal of e-2009 is to stimulate rapid take-up of Research and Technology Development (RTD) results by industry and in particular SMEs, and help open up the European Research Area (ERA) to the rest of the world.



Visit of a European Delegation on e-Infrastructures to China [part1 ] - [ part2 ] - [ part3 ] - [ part4 ] - [ part5 ] - [ part6 ] - [ part7 ] - [ part8 ] Report on the CNIC e-Infrastructure meeting ( 87KB )09-12 November 2009Beijing, China
The objective of this high-level European delegation was to compare approaches regarding e-Infrastructures in China and in Europe and build on communalities. The visit and the meetings addressed and highlighted e-Infrastructure topics of common interest (e.g. ORIENT, EXPReS, TEIN3. Subsequent actions will seek to foster further collaboration on these. The Chinese Academy of Science issued this press release on this occasion ( 16KB )

Visit of a European Delegation on e-Infrastructures to Taiwan 09-12 November 2009Taipei, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan
The objective of this high-level European delegation was to compare approaches regarding e-Infrastructures in Taiwan and in Europe and build on communalities. The visit and the meetings addressed and highlighted e-Infrastructure topics of common interest (e.g. TEIN3). Subsequent actions will seek to foster further collaboration on these.

SC09 Conference 12-13 November 2009Portland, USA
SC09 returns to Portland, Oregon for its 21st annual conference. Recognized globally as the premier international conference on High Performance Computing (HPC), networking, storage and analysis, SC09 will feature the most interesting and innovative HPC scientific and technical applications from around the world. No other conference brings together this many scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, programmers, system administrators, application developers, and program managers. Mark your calendars and make plans to be part of this amazing conference series. SC09 will feature an exceptional program of technical papers, tutorials, and timely research posters with an impressive lineup of invited speakers and panel participants. The SC conference is also respected as the premier global networking event for stakeholders throughout the HPC ecosystem. SC09's exhibition hall will be second to none - featuring exhibits from many international participants representing industry, academia and government research organizations.

Future Internet Assembly 23-24 November 2009Stockholm, SwedenFIA'09 Stockholm will bring together about 300 stakeholders in the Future Internet developments from policy makers, industry and academia, coming from mainly from EU member countries and abroad. FIA'09 is now clearly positioned as "the" European Future Internet Research and Innovation conference. What makes it attractive is the mix of policy makers, industry and academia, debating research and innovation strategies and then best way forward for a stronger European position in Future Internet developments.


GN3 Launch Event 01-02 December 2009Lund, SwedenCommemorating a third term of the successful GÉANT network and project that lie at the heart of the EU’s e-Infrastructure strategy, this prestigious event offers the chance to hear from expert speakers and benefit from exceptional networking opportunities. Co-funded by the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and European NRENs, the project seeks to shape the Internet of the future through the pan-European GÉANT network and a portfolio of advanced services. GÉANT also tackles the digital divide of research and education networking across Europe and fosters technological research to assure Europe’s role at the forefront of networking and e-Science.


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