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Helix Nebula @ Open e-IRG Workshop, 9-10 June 2014, Athens, Greece

Helix Nebula will be present at the next e-IRG Workshop organised under the Greek EU Presidency of the European Union and hosted by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology in Athens, Greece, June 9 to 11, 2014.

The workshop will address important topics related to the e-Infrastructure Commons, data management, user aspects, and future e-Infrastructures.
The keynote in the opening session will be on the e-Infrastructure policy of the European Commission. The four plenary tracks are:
  • “ Coordination and Collaboration” addressing the implementation of the European e-Infrastructure Commons and the collaboration between ESFRI and e-IRG.
  • “Data aspects” focusing on international cooperation, data management and challenges.
  • “User aspects” addressing a broad range of topics including legal issues, core services, impact of e-Infrastructures, skills and training.
  • “e-IRG Roadmap 2014”, a highly interactive track about the future directions of European e-Infrastructures.
Each track will conclude with an expert panel discussion providing ample opportunity for interaction with the audience.


Helix Nebula is a new, pioneering partnership between leading IT providers and four of Europe’s biggest research centres, CERN, EMBL, ESA and PIC, charting a course towards sustainable cloud services for the research communities - the Science Cloud.