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The next e-IRG open workshop will take place in Rome, Italy, under under the auspices of the Italian Presidency of the European Union. The event is planned from Monday 10 November 2014 at 11:00 to Tuesday 11 November 2014 at 13:00.

The opening session will include keynotes by the EC and ESFRI. The three plenary tracks are:

1. e-Infrastructure needs of the FET Flagship Initiatives in particular the Human Brain Project and the Graphene Flagship.
2. e-Infrastructure needs of ESFRI projects with examples from projects in ESFRI’s prioritisation list.
3. e-Methods addressing topics on methods and software in data management and exascale computing.

Each track will include a panel discussion providing ample opportunity for interaction with the audience. The event is open to all e-Infrastructure users, providers and policy makers. The preliminary programme of the workshop, registration and practical information can be found here.

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November 24–25, 2014 Kampala, Uganda

Deploying efficient and effective infrastructures and solutions when limited resources are available is a challenging task and a key-enabler for the diffusion of ICT in developing countries. The aim of this conference is bringing together international researchers, students, public officers, policy makers and practitioners in ICT to discuss issues and trends, recent research, innovation advances and on-the-field experiences related to e-Governance, e-Infrastructure, and e-Business with a focus on developing countries.

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UbuntuNet-Connect is the Annual Conference of UbuntuNet Alliance that focuses on research and education networking activities in Africa. It is organized by UbuntuNet Alliance and hosted by member NRENs. The Conference brings together practitioners in the research and education networking community, researchers, policy makers, academicians, connectivity providers, and a pool of expertise from across Africa and beyond. In previous years, the conference has attracted sponsorship from leading commercial companies and service providers.

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Muscat, Oman, December 10th – 11th, 2014

 

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sayyid Taimur Bin As’ad Al Said,the Arab States Research and Education Network – ASREN, is happy to announce its fourth annual event “4th International Platform on Integrating Arab e-Infrastructure in a Global Environment - e-AGE 2014” which will take place in 10-11 December 2014 in Muscat Oman. The platform will be hosted by The Research Council (TRC)of Oman.

 

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Co-located with the Research Data Alliance 4th Plenary Meeting, the 3rd EUDAT Conference addresses topical themes in the area of data infrastructures, including how to:

  • put research communities in the driving seat of data-infrastructure development: reflections on governance models, working practices, roles and responsibilities.
  • bridge national and European solutions in the area of data infrastructure and data management.
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Joint eI4Africa / iMENTORS Conference

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“e-Infrastructures for Africa: Gateways to the Future”

Oct. 29, 2014 – Hotel Bloom, Brussels

A Conference jointly organised by the eI4Africa and iMENTORS EU/FP7 projects under the aegis of the European Commission (EC, DG CONNECT) and the African Union Commission (AUC).

        eI4AfricaAUCEC      iMentorsiMentors

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Theme: Infrastructure – Innovation – Inclusion

Authors are invited to submit 500 word abstracts for presentation at UbuntuNet-Connect 2014, the 7th Annual Conference of the UbuntuNet Alliance. The UbuntuNet-Connect series of conferences has been held for the past 6 years and is regarded as one of the premier conferences in Africa. This year the conference will take place from 13 to 14 November 2014 in Lusaka, Zambia and will be hosted by Zambia Research and Education Network (ZAMREN), the NREN of Zambia.

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The “Insights & key findings of the conference” of the “ACHIEVING IMPACT - SOCIO-ECONOMIC SCIENCES & HUMANITIES (SSH) IN HORIZON 2020” Conference & Information Day held on 26-27 February 2014 in Athens, Greece the document and the presentations are online at the conference website (http://www.achievingimpact2014.eu):

http://achievingimpact2014.eu/node/6

The Conference material, presentations and videos are available in theConference website:  http://achievingimpact2014.eu/node/18

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The first of a series of e-infrastructure workshops were held from 16-20 June, in Sofia, Bulgaria, targeting countries in the Eastern Partnership region specifically. Almost 50 people from universities, libraries and NRENs (national research and education networks) from ten Partnership and other Eastern European countries participated. Further workshops will follow later in the year.

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AFRICOMM 2014, 6th International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries, will take place in Kampala, Uganda, November 24–26, 2014

Deploying efficient and effective infrastructures and solutions when limited resources are available is a challenging task and a key-enabler for the diffusion of ICT in developing countries. The aim of this conference is bringing together international researchers, students, public officers, policy makers and practitioners in ICT to discuss issues and trends, recent research, innovation advances and on-the-field experiences related to e-Governance, e-Infrastructure, and e-Business with a focus on developing countries.

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Theme: Infrastructure – Innovation – Inclusion

Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit 500 word abstracts for presentation at UbuntuNet-Connect 2014, the 7th Annual Conference of the UbuntuNet Alliance. The UbuntuNet-Connect series of conferences has been held for the past 6 years and is regarded as one of the premier conferences in Africa. This year the conference will take place from 13 to 14 November 2014 in Lusaka, Zambia and will be hosted by Zambia Research and Education Network (ZAMREN), the NREN of Zambia.

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ACES Selection Committee

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The Academic Enterprise Awards (ACES) Selection Committee meets to short list the finalists of the 2014 awards.
Copenhagen - 23 June 2014

The Academic Enterprise Awards (ACES) Selection Committee meets in Copenhagen to short list the finalists of the 2014 awards.

The ACES is a pan-European competition among companies spun out from universities – to recognise the best academic entrepreneurs from across all technology disciplines. 

The winners of the 2014 pan-European Academic Enterprise Awards will be announced on 7 October 2014 in Berlin during the Innovation Connection conference.

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Meet the ERC’s Proof of Concept grantees. A by-invitation event organised by the Science|Business Innovation Board.
European Research Council, Covent Garden, Place Charles Rogier 16, Brussels - 04 July 2014

Tagged in: Research Technology
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Big data, big deal: big problem?

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How will we keep networks secure? What rules do we need? Who should set them – national or international bodies? This...
ESOF2014, Carlsberg Group HQ, Ny Carlsberg Vej 100, 1799 Copenhagen, Malting Hall - 23 June 2014

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Horizon 2020: The master class

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A Q&A about how to succeed in Horizon 2020, with Robert-Jan Smits, Director General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
ESOF2014, Copenhagen, Valby Langgade 1, Carlsberg Museum, Glyptotek Hall - 26 June 2014

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Research and Innovation will be at the centre of discussions today, on the second day (13.5), of the Informal Competitiveness Council (Research) chaired by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, Greek Minister of Education and Religious Affairs.

During the morning session, Ministers will focus on the Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation for Research and Innovation and the opportunities offered for Mediterranean countries to develop their human, natural and technological capital.

Tagged in: innovation Research
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The 4th eI4Africa Thematic Workshop is taking place on June 3rd, 2014, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Peacock City Center. This thematic workshop is organised by DIT with the support of Sigma Orionis and all eI4Africa project partners. The workshop is co-hosted by the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and the Tanzania Research and Education Network (TERNET). It is en event organised under the aegis of the European Commission (EC, DG CONNECT) and in co-location with the Technology Transfer Alliance (TTA) Conference 2014.

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The Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) is happy to announce its fourth annual event “4thInternational Platform on Integrating Arab e-Infrastructure in a Global Environment – e-AGE 2014” that will take place on 10-11 December 2014 at Grand Hyatt Hotel, in Muscat, Oman. The platform will be hosted by The Research Council (TRC) of Oman and it will be held under the Patronage of His Highness Sayyid Taimur Bin As’ad Al Said.

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The next e-IRG Workshop under the Greek EU Presidency of the European Union will take place in Athens, Greece from Monday 9th until Tuesday 10th of June.

-- Registration is now open! --

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:

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According to an article published on the TERENA website, during TNC2014, in addition to the conference programme many side-events will be organised. For some of those you need to register, so don't forget to check our events page. Online registration for the conference itself will be available until 9 May. After 9 May only on-site registration will be possible at the event location in Dublin.

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