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EGI Foundation Side Event at ICRI 2022, in Brno, Czechia and online

There are numerous opportunities for impressive global science, but more and more of these opportunities require the worldwide interoperation of digital infrastructures that deliver compute, storage, and network services and scientific environments designed to deposit and exploit digital assets. This session will illustrate these opportunities, highlight the challenges, and then reflect on them with emerging solutions from Digital Infrastructures in the context of various initiatives linked to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

19th October 2022


9:00 Welcome and introductions (Magdalena Brus, EGI Foundation)

9:10 Global Opportunities facing Digital Challenges

  • 9:10-9:30 Damien Gratadour, SKA-France: Square Kilometre Array (Astroparticle physics); Presentation link
  • 9:30-9:50 Axel Steuwer, EISCAT Association CEO: EISCAT_3D (Atmospheric sciences); Presentation link
  • 9:50-10:10 Mikko Strahlendorff, FMI Finland: Argo and Copernicus (Marine sciences)
  • 10:10-10:30 Jonathan Tedds, ELIXIR Cloud and Compute and the GA4GH Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (Life Sciences); Presentation link

10:30 Break


10:50 Digital trends and emerging solutions

  • 10:50-11:05 Gergely Sipos, EGI Foundation: The landscape of digital infrastructures for global research; Presentation link
  • 11:05-11:20 Jianhui Li, Director of CSTCloud, China: Cloud integration experiences for EISCAT and INSTRUCT
  • 11:20-11:35 Rob Simmonds, Associate Director of New Technologies at IDIA, South Africa: Portable workflows on interoperable infrastructures for astrophysics; Presentation link
  • 11:35-11:50 Marialuisa Lavitrano: Landscape of policies, funding and interoperability framework for international science (EOSC); Presentation link

11:50 Panel – Opportunities and the way forward (moderated by Dale Robertson, EGI Foundation)

12:30 End of the event

Why attend?

Research Infrastructures and Digital Infrastructures contribute to the implementation of the EOSC by sharing and aligning physical resources, applications, data and other types of research outputs.

The session will bring the RIs, digital infrastructures and the EOSC Association together to discuss key topics to be considered by policymakers, research infrastructure managers and funding agencies for global science.

Who should attend?

  • Research infrastructure representatives You can learn how digital infrastructures can support the computational, storage and other digital needs of your operations and your users on the national, EU and global levels.
  • Policymakers and Funding agencies  Worldwide interoperation of digital infrastructures is extremely important for borderless science and deeper scientific understanding. Learn about the latest developments, opportunities, and emerging solutions that enable global interoperability.
  • E-infrastructures / Digital infrastructure providers
    This event will bring together representatives of key digital infrastructures in Europe and beyond. Come and discuss opportunities for coordinated service delivery, knowledge and innovation sharing.

Want to participate?

You have 3 options how to register

You are planning to attend ICRI and its side events online.

You are not planning to attend ICRI, but you are interested in attending our side event either physically or online

You received a personal invitation to ICRI 2022. As an ICRI delegate, you can register for our side event directly through the ICRI registration form.

Hotel International

Hall D

Brno, Husova 16 (1 km from the ICRI venue)

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