CEENGINE NRENs User Workshop

22 May 2013, Kiev, Ukraine


The Workshop was attended by over 70 paticipants from 14 countries, with majority representing EaP stakeholders in R&D identified as important NRENs users by CEENGINE project. The event also attracted government representatives from Moldova, Ukraine & Belarus. European Union was represented by DG-CONNECT, a number of selected infrastructure projects (GEANT, EGI, DRIHMS, Global Excursion) and organisations from NRENs environment (JANET, TERENA, CEENET).

The objective of the workshop was to involve NRENs users in shaping NRENs future, to turn NRENs users into NRENs supporters, rather than passive consumers of NRENs services. For this purpose a workshop was organised into 4 sessions, aiming to discuss the following issues:

  1. Background preparation a session devoted to explaining the case of NRENs and research infrastructures now, in Horizon 2020 and to discuss related collaboration between EaP countires and Europe
  2. Meet the leaders a session demonstrating the most relevant and promising, selected projects supported by European Commission, who may be looking for partners from EaP countries.
  3. Local dimension a set of presentations showing the status and the future plans for e-Infrastructure development in EaP region. This session included an interesting discussion on development of regional network along the eastern frontiers of GEANT.
  4. Challenges the objective of this part of the event was to discuss the role of key stakeholders in eInfrastructure in its development including the future ownership, roles and responsibilities, pending issues.

Agenda leaflet, (.pdf, 424 k)

Time

Title

Speaker

09:00-09:30

Welcome coffee

09:30-09:45

Opening

Yuri Yakimenko (URAN, Ukraine), Welcome speech (.pdf, 50 k);
Michal Przybylski (CEENGINE, Poland)

09:45-11:00

Session I. Background preparation

09:45-10:15

Keynote lecture: NRENs a primer for innovation and collaboration (.pdf, 2.2 M)

Oliver Popov, (CEENET/Stockholm University, Sweden)

10:15-10:40

EC research support to Eastern Europe now & in Horizon 2020 (.pdf, 1.1 M)

Jean-Luc Dorel (European Commission, Belgium)

10:40-11:00

eInfrastructures between East and West (.pdf, 3.2 M)

Marat Biktimirov (e-Infrastructure Working Group Russia-EU, Russia)

11:00-11:20

coffee break

11:20-12:45

Session II. Meet the leaders

11:20-11:40

EU Mega-eInfrastructure - GEANT (.pdf, 4.4 M)

Valentino Cavalli (TERENA/GEANT, The Netherlans)

11:40-12:00

JANET experience (.pdf, 1.2 M)

Josh Howlett (JANET, UK)

12:00-12:20

European Grid Initiative (.pdf, 1.8 M)

Catherine Gater (European Grid Initiative, The Netherlands) remote presentation

12:20-12:40

DRIHMS - Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology Study (.pdf, 3.3 M)

Elisabetta Fiori (CIMA Foundation, Italy)

12:40-13:00

Global Excursion - New Way to Science Education (.pdf, 1.3 M)

Barbara Kieslinger (Centre for Social Innovation, Austria) remote presentation

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:10

Session III. Local dimension

14:00-14:15

Cloud computing development and service development in Moldova (.ppt, 3.0 M)

Valeriu Plamadeala (e-Government Center of Moldova)

14:15-14:25

eInfrastructures in Ukraine (.pdf, 1.9 M)

Svetlana Klesova (Ukrainian State Agency for Science)

14:25-14:40

Success story from Georgia (.pdf, 1.0 M)

Zviad Kirtava (Georgia)

14:40-15:10

TEPID - Towards Eastern Partnership Countries e‑Infrastructures Development
(.pdf, 437 k) - mini panel

Vyacheslav Shkarupin (URAN, Ukraine), TEPID: will be or will be not (.pdf, 451 k);
Peter Bogatencov (RENAM, Moldova), Regional Connections implementation in Eastern Europe  (.pdf, 2.4 M);
Octavian Rusu (RoEduNet, Romania)

15:10-15:30

coffee break

15:30-17:00

Session IV. Challenges

15:30-15:50

NREN users in Eastern Europe (.ppt, 2.2 M)

Krasimir Simonski, (BREN/CEENGINE, Bulgaria)

15:50-16:20

Users and NRENs - protocooperation or mutualism? (.pdf, 2.6M)

Evgenii Martynov (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)

16:20-16:50

Future owners of the infrastructure -
mini panel

Oliver Popov (CEENET/Stockholm University, Sweden);
Peter Bogatencov (RENAM, Moldova);
Michal Przybylski (CEENET/CEENGINE, Poland);
Valeriu Plamadeala (e-Government Center of Moldova)

16:50-17:00

Closing summary

Oliver Popov, (CEENET/Stockholm University, Sweden)



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