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Announcement - Call for abstracts, EGEE User Forum

Announcement - Call for abstracts, EGEE User Forum

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Abstracts are now being accepted for the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE User Forum. The deadline is 7 December.

The User Forum itself will take place on 12-16 April 2010 in Uppsala, Sweden. The event is organized in collaboration with the European Grid Initiative (EGI) and the Nordic DataGrid Facility (NDGF), and will be hosted by the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), the Uppsala Multidisciplinary Center for Advanced Computational Science (UPPMAX) and the PDC - Center for High Performance Computing at KTH.

This year’s User Forum marks the end of the EGEE series of projects and the transition to a sustainable European e-Infrastructure model led by EGI. This forum will help pave the ground for the transition by expanding its focus to cover a broader scope of European e-infrastructures and distributed computing technologies, providing the opportunity for all in the relevant user community to meet, interact and collaborate.

The scientific program will consist of daily plenary sessions, followed by parallel sessions focusing on e-infrastructure use within the various user disciplines, and also on specific supporting technologies. Sessions for demonstrations and posters will augment the oral program.

The program committee invites abstracts in the following general topics:

  • Planned or on-going scientific work and results obtained using distributed computing technologies,
  • Data-intensive and data-oriented distributed applications,
  • Experiences from application porting and deployment of existing software in distributed computing environments,
  • Software services exploiting or extending grid middleware (gLite, ARC, UNICORE etc),
  • Programming environments,
  • End-user environments, scientific gateways and portal technologies,
  • Emerging technologies within the European distributed computing infrastructures (cloud, virtualization, etc),
  • National and international activities and collaborations for share and exploitation of e-Infrastructures,
  • Support services and tools for user communities.

Abstracts should follow the pre-defined template using the “Submit a new abstract page” under the “Call for Abstracts” section. Prospective authors should read the “Author Instructions” section which provides important information regarding abstract submission. Abstracts submitted via other means (email, etc.) or after the submission deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Important Dates:
Abstract submission opening date: 20th of October
Deadline for abstract submission: 7th of December
Notification of acceptance: 15th of January

More information:
EGEE project home page
User Forum official website