Call for contributions eInfrastructures for eSciences 2013, Beijing

The CHAIN-REDS Project is organising a workshop on “e-Infrastructures for e-Sciences” focusing on Cloud Computing and Data Repositories under the aegis of the European Commission and in co-location with the International Conference on e-Science (IEEE) 2013 that will be held in Beijing, P.R. of China on October 17-22, 2013.

CHAIN-REDS vision is to promote and support technological and scientific collaboration across different e-Infrastructures established and operated in various continents, in order to facilitate their uptake and use by established and emerging Virtual Research Communities (VRCs) but also by single researchers, thus promoting instruments and practices that can facilitate their inclusion in the community of users. The project aims to support and disseminate the best practices currently adopted in Europe and other continents, and to promote and facilitate interoperability among different regional e-Infrastructures. CHAIN-REDS gathers the main stakeholders of regional e-Infrastructures, collectively engaged in studying and defining a path towards a global e-Infrastructure ecosystem that will allow VRCs, research groups and even single researchers to access and efficiently use worldwide distributed resources (i.e. computing, storage, data, services, tools, applications).

The core objective of the CHAIN-REDS project is to promote, coordinate and support the effort of a critical mass of non-European e-Infrastructures for Research and Education to collaborate with Europe addressing interoperability and interoperation of Grids and other Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCI). From this perspective, CHAIN-REDS will optimise the interoperation of European infrastructures with those present in 6 other regions of the world, both from a development and use point of view, and catering to different communities. Overall, CHAIN-REDS will provide input for future strategies and decision-making regarding collaboration with other regions on e-Infrastructure deployment and availability of related data; it will raise the visibility of e-Infrastructures towards intercontinental audiences, covering most of the world and will provide support to establish globally connected and interoperable infrastructures, in particular between the EU and the developing regions.

Organised by IHEP, INFN and Sigma Orionis with the support of all project partners, this workshop will aim at:

– Presenting the state of the art of Cloud computing in Europe and in China and discussing the opportunities offered by having interoperable and federated e-Infrastructures;

– Exploring the existing initiatives of Data Infrastructures in Europe and China, and highlighting the Data Repositories of interest for the Virtual Research Communities in several domains such as Health, Agriculture, Climate, etc.

During the conference, keynote speakers will present their vision of Cloud computing and Data repositories in Europe and China. Already confirmed keynote speakers include Fabrizio Gagliardi (chair of ACM Europe Council) on Cloud computing, as well as Professor Baoping Yan (CNIC/CAS) and Peter Wittenburg (Max Planck Institute Society) on Data repositories.

Organisers welcome presentations related to the above mentioned topics. Submissions have to be written in English and commercial presentations will be automatically rejected. All received abstracts will be carefully evaluated on the following criteria: originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of expression and interest to a wide audience. PPT presentations should not be more than 10 minutes. Selected contributions will be included into the conference proceedings. Papers must be submitted electronically. To submit a contribution please sign in to the EasyChair system (www.easychair.org – short event name: “eIeS13”) using the eIeS13 submission page not later than July 21, 2013.

Selected authors will be informed of the decision of the Technical Programme Committee not later than August 2, 2013, and they will be provided with contribution guidelines.

 For further information about the call and the conference, please contact:

 – Giuseppe Andronico, INFN, andronico@ct.infn.it

 – Gang Chen, IHEP, cheng@ihep.ac.cn

 – Serena Belligoli, Sigma Orionis, serena.belligoli@sigma-orionis.com