The event will be held in Prague, Czech Republic between 17-21 September in partnership with CESNET, the consortium of Czech universities and the Czech Academy of Sciences that represents the country in the EGI council.
The main theme of the Technical Forum will be to reflect on the progress of the project at its mid-point in incorporating different resource types and technologies to provide a sustainable European e-Infrastructure to meet the needs of the international user communities.
Contributors are welcome to submit abstracts of proposed presentations, workshops, training events, demonstrations, posters and sessions to be included in the following five tracks:
Resource Infrastructure services
Virtualised Resources: challenges and opportunities
Virtual Research Environments
Community and Coordination
The five tracks reflect a continuing evolution of the infrastructure towards a sustainable layered model but authors should also think in terms of the values that underpin Open Science – the public availability and reusability of both scientific data and experimental methodologies.
“I am looking forward to the Prague Forum being a lively market place where technology designers, resource managers and service providers interact with user community representatives to create open and sustainable solutions for distributed research computing across the EGI landscape,” says Steve Brewer, chair of the Programme Committee.