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eInfrastructures Open Workshop (Internet and Grids)
   The new foundation for knowledge-based societies

15th April, 2004

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eInfrastructure Reflection Group (eIRG) Meeting

16th April, 2004

Royal Irish Academy
19 Dawson Street
Dublin 2

   This event will be video streamed to the web at: HEAnet  

Following the previous events which took place in
  Athens on 12 June, 2003, and
  Roma on 9 December, 2003

under the aegis of the Presidency of the EU,

the Irish Office of Science and Techology (OST)
under the aegis of the Irish Presidency of the European Union
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 the 15th and 16th April, 2004, in Dublin, on the initiative of the Irish EU Presidency and in co-operation with the European Commission, with the main objectives to:

  • Create more awareness on the eInfrastructure initiative and involve other important actors currently missing from earlier initiatives.
  • Discuss next steps and actions in the context of a policy and administrative framework in Europe that would cross technological, administrative and national domains.
  • Intensively discuss policies at the funding, sharing and user levels.
  • Discuss a concrete policy proposal relating to grid authentication and a way forward for grid authorization policies.
  • Discuss better links and synergies between Europe and other regions (e.g. US, Japan) that are engaging in similar activities.
  • In these ways facilitate and support the next meeting of the eInfrastructure Reflection Group.

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.