Workshop Agenda

eIRG Agenda






White Paper
First Draft

Workshop on
eInfrastructures (Internet and Grids)
The new foundation for knowledge-based Societies

Roma, 9th December 2003
Accademia dei Lincei

Palazzo Corsini
Via della Lungara, 10

eInfrastructure Reflection Group (eIRG) Meeting
Roma, 10th December
INFN Headquarters (how to reach it)
Piazza dei Caprettari 70

Next Event
15th - 16th April 2004

Following the prevous event which took place
in Athens on 12 June 2003
under the aegis of the Greek Presidency of the EU

the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR)
under the aegis of the Italian Presidency of the European Union
with the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
and in co-operation with the European Commission

is planning further initiatives to progress the discussions on Grid-empowered infrastructure to create new enhanced facilities for performing research and for fostering innovation in Europe.
In this context a new event is scheduled for 9th December 2003 in Rome, Accademia dei Lincei, with the main objectives to:

  • Create more awareness on the eInfrastructure initiative and involve other important actors currently missing from earlier initiatives
    Decide on concrete next steps and actions in the context of the establishment of a policy- and administrative-level framework in Europe across technological, administrative and national domains
  • Facilitate and support the first meeting of the eInfrastructure Reflection Group. The creation of the Group was one of the recommendations arising from the Greek Presidency and it is expected that it will have been set up prior to the Rome-meeting

  • Discuss and promote the establishment of links between the EU-eInfrastructure programme with similar programmes of other world regions (most notably, the US-Cyberinfrastructure). Participants in the meeting will therefore also include international representatives (e.g. NSF-officials)

One of the primary goals of the meeting, at which key players in the construction of the EU eInfrastructure will be present, is to review the perspectives and the technical and political issues related to the usage of the eInfrastructure for Science and Society at the national, European and international level.