User-Driven Innovation for Digital Infrastructures for Research. Call for participation open!

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User-Driven Innovation for Digital Infrastructures for Research. Call for participation open!
19 May

User-Driven Innovation for Digital Infrastructures for Research. Call for participation open!

There is an ongoing digital revolution in research and education. The ability to collect, store, access, and process ever increasing volumes of data is leading to new insights, innovation and increasing opportunities in all areas of society. This paradigm shift is still in its infancy and all stakeholders are today learning how to collaborate effectively to create the ecosystem that will enable the maximal exploitation of the wealth of data becoming available.

Within this framework Europe’s first conference on Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R 2016) is designed with research communities in mind and aims to foster the broader adoption of digital infrastructure services and promote user-driven innovation. DI4R2016, taking place in Kraków, on 28-30 September 2016, will be hosted by Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET and organised jointly by EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and RDA Europe.

DI4R2016 warmly invites all stakeholders including funding agencies, research communities and infrastructure providers, both public and private, to come together and share their insights, concerns, needs and vision for the future.


CALL FOR ACTION: All researchers, developers and service providers are invited to submit abstracts for presentations, training sessions, workshops and demonstrations through the Call for Participation, open until 3 June 2016.

DI4R2016 welcomes submissions for papers that address a topical subject and suggest the following broad categories of interest:


Challenges facing users and service providers

Modern research requires novel digital services combining software, tools, data, and computing across different institutions and across heterogeneous environments. This track focuses on the emerging needs of research collaborations, the requirements of added value thematic services and the computing needs of data-driven science. The track presents challenges and opportunities for both users and providers.


Services enabling research

This track focuses on services and frameworks needed to enable researchers to securely collaborate and share resources in a federated environment combining geographically distributed services from multiple providers and further the opportunities of Open Science. Submissions for this track should highlight benefits and challenges as seen by researchers when using existing frameworks or present ideas to address the future challenges.


A changing environment, changing research

The environment in which research is conducted, and digital infrastructures operate, is changing rapidly. Access and provisioning of services require clear governance, engagement rules, policies and funding models. Submissions should focus on the barriers, opportunities and changes in this environment in order to address the non-technical pressures, for example social, financial, legal and policy that influence the present and future opportunities.


Working with data

This track focuses on the requirements of data-driven science and the solutions for finding, accessing, integrating and reusing research data. Papers that highlight requirements and opportunities for a seamless usage of digital infrastructures for data management, storage and curation as well as for linking and publishing all forms of research objects like data, software, tools, pipelines and publications would be particularly topical.


Submit your proposal for a Full session (90 minutes) or a Single presentation proposal (25 minutes)

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