The publication of the 2016-2017 Research Infrastructure Work Programme due in October 2015, has been covered from various angles in the press. For the e-Infrastructures, like EUDAT, some funding opportunities will be focused on services for users to foster and encourage a really open ecosystem of e-Infrastructure services. In a recent interview with Ed Ammen, Primeur Magazine, Augusto Burgueño-Arjona, Head of e-Infrastructures Unit, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology - European Commission, gives detailed insight to the imminent call. http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-09-15-54.html
Another part of this important work programme will be the European Open science cloud, which aims to understand how European researchers can be ensured scientific data and data-analysis services through a cloud infrastructure. EUDAT coordinator Damien Lecarpentier was interviewed by Ben Deighton, Editor Horizon Magazine for an article entitled “European science cloud on the horizon”. Published in July 2015, the article provided insight from many of the leading e-Infrastructures on what their vision of this all-encompassing cloud solution for Europe’s scientists and researchers could and should be. See full article at http://horizon-magazine.eu/article/european-science-cloud-horizon_en.html
The Service orientation to data and high-performance computing infrastructures workshop, 22 Sept 2015, Paris will see these, any many other, initiatives contributing to the discussion on how to implement the European Digital Single Market (DSM) from the data and computing infrastructure perspective as well as identifying collaboration opportunities in the emerging digital single market, in particular in the context of the upcoming European research cloud. Participation is open to all but subject to on-line registration. Complete details at https://rd-alliance.org/plenary-meetings/sixth-plenary/programme/e-infrastructures-rda-data-intensive-science/service.