Open e-IRG Workshop in Budapest, 4-5 April 2011
This e-IRG workshop has been organised under the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union in Budapest, on Monday afternoon 4 April and Tuesday morning 5 April.
at the historical building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
The prospective programme of the workshop has been organised in a single stream in order to allow all participants to attend all sessions. The composition of the programme (two half day parts, altogether 8 Sessions) meant that participants could easily fly to Budapest on the 4th of April and leave on the 5th.
Registration has been closed.
This e-IRG Workshop is primarily devoted to policy issues related to e-Infrastructures, by covering topics of strategic importance and requiring special e-IRG attention, such as:
the approaching conclusion of the 7th Framework Programme and the need of focusing on how e-Infrastructures will be developed and operated within the period following FP7 (see the related “Green Paper” of the EC)
the big challenge stemming from the EU 2020 Strategy (with innovation and ERA in the focal point), and the related flagship initiatives (especially the Innovation Union and the Digital Agenda)
the joint consideration of excellence and cohesion aspects as well as exploitation of Structural Funds in e-Infrastructure developments
the increased need for innovation through partnerships between the public and the private sector, and the role of e-Infrastructures in these partnerships at large.
the need of stronger connection between e-Infrastructure and ICT developments.
Our e-Infrastructure, among the changing circumstances, not only has to provide excellent service and stimulating inspiration to research and innovation in Europe but also supposes special support and continued central funding also in the future, beyond FP7.
No doubt: it is the eminent interest of the e-IRG community to present our comments on the Green Paper, and to prepare our recommendations with respect to the coming new framework of doing research and exploiting the benefits of e-Infrastructure in Europe. Therefore this Spring 2011 Workshop of the e-IRG concentrates on contributing to the compilation of our input to the Green Paper consultations on CSF, the Common Strategic Framework for future EU Research and Innovation Funding.
Monday 4 April 2011
|12:00||-||13:00||Registration – Light drinks and sandwiches served|
Session 1: Opening (chair: Lajos Bálint, NIIFI, Hungary)
Session 2: e-Infrastructures in the ERA – role and challenges (chair: Norbert Kroó, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, ERC Scientific Council)
|15:00||-||15:30||Coffee break – Light drinks and cakes served|
Session 3: e-Infrastructures today and tomorrow: trends and perspectives (chair: Neil Geddes, UK Science and Technology Facilities Council)
Session 4 - Panel Discussion: Regional and cohesion aspects of
|18:30||End of Day 1|
Tuesday 5 April 2011
|08:30||-||09:00||Registration – Light drinks and cakes served|
Session 5: Partnerships and relations in developing and using e-infrastructures (chair: Vasilis Maglaris, NTUA, Greece, NREN Policy Committee – GÉANT Consortium)
Session 6: Beyond FP7 – stability and sustainability of leading edge e-Infrastructure services in the ERA (chair: Mauro Campanella, GARR, Italy)
|12:00||-||12:30||Coffee break – Light drinks and cakes served|
Session 7 – Panel Discussion: e-IRG recommendations – focusing on the CSF Green Paper (chair: Gudmund Høst)
Session 8: Closing (chair: Lajos Bálint, NIIFI, Hungary)
|14:00||End of Day 2 – Light drinks and sandwiches served|