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Workshop on GRID based systems for Complex Problem Solving

29-30 January 2003

General Information

New : Draft workshop agenda is now online .

From 29 January 2003 (starting at 10am) to 30 January 2003 (finishing at 4pm) Unit F2 of DG Information Society is organising a workshop on " Grid based systems for Complex Problem Solving " in Brussels (venue: "Centre Borschette", 36 Rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels ). This workshop is targeted at a wide spectrum of industrial, academic and institutional actors active in the area of Grid based systems and its current and potential applications.

The main objective of this workshop is to offer a forum to the constituency for consolidating and structuring emerging ideas in line with the set objectives ( see attached excerpt from the Work Programme ( PDF )). In view of the radical shift compared to previous activities in FP5, the participants are invited to share their views related to the following topics in particular:

  • development of Next Generation Grid (with a 5-10 year time horizon)
  • development of generic enabling technologies that cross applications and sectors.
  • promotion of take-up and use of Grid in business and industry.

The key points on the Agenda for the workshop (draft version of the agenda can be viewed here ) include:

  • Overview of Grid topics to be covered in the "call for proposals" that is planned to be opened in June 2003.
  • Results and analysis from submissions to the call for 'Expressions of Interest' of Spring 2002.
  • Opportunities for constituency building and networking
  • Presentation of FP6 and the new instruments
  • Parallel working groups for an number of key topics (see further details below)

Topics to be covered in Parallel working groups include:

  • Next Generation Grid
  • Generic enabling technologies in the interest of multiple industrial, business and societal applications and sectors that could include datamining & knowledge discovery, collaborative work in dynamic virtual organisations, and security, based on interests of the participants.

Pre-registration is obligatory. If you are interested in participating at this event please fill in the workshop registration form ( download here ZIP ) and e-mail it to the workshop secretary Ms Lien Rolly - (email removed) as soon as possible but no later than 15 January 2003. Due to space limitations, we may have to proceed on a "first-come-first-served" basis. Confirmation emails will be sent by our services to those who have expressed interest participating no later than 20 January 2003.

All attendees are invited to submit to the workshop secretary a contribution of presentation slides (maximum 3 slides, notes accompanying each slide are welcomed) by 15 January at the latest, summarising their ideas for projects or contributions to projects related to the addressed Strategic Objective. Please note that this material will be treated as public information and will be distributed to all participants. Based on these slides participants will be invited during the parallel working groups to briefly present their ideas to stimulate the discussion.

If you require any further information, please feel free to contact us via the workshop secretary, Ms. Lien Rolly - email: (email removed) .

Location of Workshop Venue

The workshop plenary sessions take place in the « Centre Albert Borschette » which is found at " Rue Froissart 36, 1000 Brussels ". If travelling by public transport the metro station closest to the workshop venue is " Schuman " (line 1A or 1B). From the roundabout (" Rond-point Schuman ") at the station exit walk all the way down " rue Froissart " until you reach, on your right hand side, the " Centre Borschette " at no. " 36 Rue Froissart " (please see map below for further details on these directions).

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