From the 22nd to the 25th of January 2018, the city of Porto (Portugal) will host the next EUDAT Conference entitled "Putting the EOSC vision into practice".
The sessions will comprise issues like the role of infrastructures like EUDAT within the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and the European Data Infrastructure (EDI), will showcase the latest trends in data infrastructure and data management solutions for research and report on the status and future plans for cross e-infrastructure collaboration, with an overview of the newly-funded H2020 initiatives.
The impact within the EOSC context of the forthcoming GDPR regulation will also be analysed into detail, as well as the procedures to adopt with restricted data. The newly-established EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) will be presented in Porto, and attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the tangible opportunities offered, both to service providers and research communities.
The two plenary sessions, taking place on 23 January, will revolve around the much-discussed topics of the EOSC and EDI. The first plenary, "The European Open Science Cloud - Putting the Vision into Practice", will include about the principles behind the EOSC and its practical implementation, as well as presenting the EOSC-Hub project. Panel members include Augusto Burgueño Arjona (Head of Unit "eInfrastructure", DG CONNECT, European Commission), Françoise Genova (Researcher, Centre de Donnees astronomiques de Strasbourg -CDS), Per Öster (Director, CSC & EOSC-hub Project Director), Grazia Pavoncello (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research -MIUR) and Alex Vermeulen (Carbon Portal Director, ICOS ERIC). The second plenary, "The European Data Infrastructure (EDI) and the Data Challenge", will talk about the progress and latest updates on the EDI initiative and introduce the SKA Regional Science Centers. Panel members include Serge Bogaerts (Managing Director, PRACE), Giuseppe Fiameni (Leader of the “Middleware for HPC services” group of the SuperComputing, Applications and Innovation department at CINECA), Kimmo Koski (Managing Director at CSC & EUDAT Coordinator), Sinead Ryan (Chair of Theoretical High Energy Physics, School of Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin) and Michael Wise (Head of Astronomy, ASTRON - the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy)