EGI Annual Conference 2021 Call for Proposals now open!

The annual EGI conference will be held this autumn, from the 19th until the 21st of October. As we are all still patiently waiting for the days we can organise and attend physical events again, this year’s conference will again be held online.

Despite these unknown factors, one thing is certain: we are expecting your input. The call for abstracts is opens from May 19th until July 1st 2021.

We are accepting submissions in the following formats:

  • Long presentations (25 mins)
  • Short presentations (15 mins)
  • Posters
  • Demonstrations (30 mins)
  • Workshops/Sessions (90 mins)


At this edition of EGI Conference, we invite the community to work together in shaping the  digital future. You can submit your proposal within a specific track. However, the programme committee reserves the right to allocate your submission in another track if more appropriate. Submission can be made for the following topical tracks: 

Delivering services and solutions

We are looking for use cases and proven solutions related to services for distributed computing and data analytics. We also welcome submissions related to services and policies for federating data and computing infrastructures.

Example topics:

  • High Throughput Computing
  • High Performance Computing
  • Cloud computing
  • Container computing
  • Management of scientific and distributed data
  • Big Data applications and approaches
  • Data Spaces
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (incl. Processing of imaging data)
  • Platforms and scalable scientific analysis environments
  • Federated authentication & authorisation
  • Accounting
  • Monitoring
  • Data discovery
  • Software infrastructures
  • Distributed applications and platforms for open science

Innovating services together

Do you want to share ideas, concepts, prototypes for joint innovation activities and bring them to maturity for use? Are you eager to share your latest invention and receive feedback from the community? Let’s advance innovative services and solutions together.

Example topics:

  • Open science methods from national and disciplinary communities
  • Data analytics platforms and Virtual Research Environments for specific disciplines and for cross/inter-disciplinary use
  • Infrastructure provisioning towards exascale computing in all scientific disciplines
  • Simulator and emulator technologies
  • Health and brain inspired technologies
  • Digital twins for complex systems
  • Emerging technologies

Collaboration across boundaries

We’re looking for ideas to enhance collaborations and establish new partnerships in a distributed ecosystem. We are eager to listen to success stories on how scientific excellence has been enabled through the federation of national, regional and international e-infrastructures and in particular the EGI Federation.

Example topics:

  • Thematic compute applications for the support of
    • reaching fundamental scientific discoveries
    • eliminating poverty, hunger, good health, reaching well-being and reduced inequalities
    • increased water quality and sanitation, affordable and clean energy and economic growth
    • sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production
    • climate action, protection of life below water and life on land
  • Experiences on supporting cross/interdisciplinary science
  • Potential collaborations for cross-national computing
  • Interactions and possible exchange of approaches with EOSC and GAIA-X
  • Success stories from national or thematic communities
  • New ways of working together
  • Collaborating across sectors
  • Widening access to new sectors and disciplines

Envisioning the future

Are you developing specific strategies in compute ecosystems that can be relevant to the EGI community? Or are you eager to discuss and brainstorm about evolving the way we support open science or other policy topics? We look forward to sharing and absorbing knowledge that will support us to shape the digital future together.

Example topics:

  • Open science policies at national, regional or institutional level
  • Sustainability strategies for compute services and platforms. Experiences from national/thematic communities
  • Business model innovations for compute and data services for science
  • Strategies for platform and service ecosystems
  • National roadmaps for infrastructure development and support
Submit your abstract now!