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European Grid Technology Days 2006

Including the launch of the second wave of EU-funded IST Grid research projects

This September will see the third "European Grid Technology Days" (EGTD) in Brussels. The public event on 19 September 2006, organised by DG INFSO F2, will include the launch of the second wave of Grid research projects from IST Calls 5 and 6 of FP6 (~80 M€ EU funding). This public event is combined with a community concertation event on 20-21 September, which brings together academia, industry and policy makers involved in European Grid activities. Other workshops are organized around this event.

Under the title "Europe’s vision on Grid and Service-Oriented Architectures: Preparing a business driven long-term research agenda" , the morning of the public event on 19 September 2006 will feature the opening by Mrs. Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Information Society and Media, followed by a number of keynote speeches and an industrial forum on "Take-up and adoption of Grids and Service Oriented Architectures for future ICT infrastructures – opportunities and challenges ahead" . Participants will include high level representatives of European research and industry (e.g. technology and service providers of the NESSI European Technology Platform as well as industrial users). In the afternoon, the second wave of projects will be formally launched and introduced through moderated discussions under the theme “ From visions to implementation ”.

  • Public launch of new IST Grid projects
    Please download the final agenda ( PDF 96 KB))
    Date: 19 September 2006
    Venue: Charlemagne building (Rue de la Loi 170, Metro Schuman) ( PDF , 1,16 MB)
    Please register here

    Download here the video of the opening of EGTD2006 by Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Information Society and Media.
    Download here the presentations of the Public Launch Event

The Grid Concertation Meeting for FP6 Projects on 20 – 21 September is a forum for collaboration across Grid-related projects on common technical and horizontal issues. In plenary sessions, FP6 project participants will be updated on the newly started ETSI standardisation activity, on the latest activities and plans of the European Technology Platform NESSI and on the plans for FP7. First real achievements and potential success stories from the first wave of FP6 projects launched in 2004 will be presented. The core of the meeting will be parallel sessions of technical collaboration groups (trust and security, ontologies, Grid architectures, fabric management and monitoring, workflows and SLAs, data management, Grid business models, virtual organisations) and the co-ordination groups (dissemination and training, impact assessment, roadmapping, etc.).

Registration for this part of the event is only possible for FP6 IST Project Participants.


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