TANDEM together with two other H2020 projects focusing on e-Infrastructures for research and education, Sci-GaIA and MAGIC will have a booth and will organise networking session, at the upcoming ICT2015 event. ICT 2015 – Innovate, Connect, Transform is organized by the European Commission, together with the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia  and will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 20-22 October 2015. The event will showcase the latest news on the European Commission’s new policies and initiatives with regard to R&I in ICT to network and will offer the participants the opportunity to network and follow interesting debates.

TANDEM (TransAfrican Network Development) aims at making possible for researchers and academics to contribute with peers around the world to the socio-economic development of the West and Central African region. Sci-GaIA (Energising Scientific Endeavour through Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures in Africa) addresses the Science Gateway and e-Infrastructure policy development and international cooperation aiming at promoting connectivity, global e-Infrastructure services and at identifying applications targeting developing regions. MAGIC (Middleware for collaborative Applications and Global Virtual Communities) seeks to establish a set of agreements for Europe, Latin America and other participating World Regions, aiming at creating a marketplace of services and real-time applications for international and inter-continental research groups. The three projects are working to ensure that the wider scientific community in Europe and further afield are part of a truly connected world.

At the exhibition booth the three projects will run the following demonstrations:

  • TANDEM will give concrete scientific examples in the field of tele-detection.
  • MAGIC will demonstrate the use of applications running on its collaborative platform, showing how these real time services foster and promote scientific collaboration between international research groups.
  • Sci-GaIA will demonstrate how African scientists can use Science Gateways, access remote data and promote access to their open data and how NRENs can set up secure access to international research e-Infrastructures.

The booth demonstrations will be accompanied by a series of supporting materials such as posters, leaflets and give-aways. Project partners will interact with the visitors answering their questions and highlighting the goals that each project has set and the plethora of benefits to global research.

TANDEM, Sci-GaIA and MAGIC will also host a short networking session during ICT 2015 regarding e-Infrastructures for H2020 – and beyond. The session will promote the cross border collaboration needed in order to develop world research infrastructures for 2020 and beyond. The three EC-funded projects join forces in order to discuss about the development, deployment and operation of research e-Infrastructures in different regions of the world.

The networking session topics will be the following:

  1. Infrastructure policy development and international cooperation
  2. Promotion of connectivity and global e-Infrastructure services
  3. Identification of applications tailored to specific communities and regions
  4. Establishment of agreements for Europe and other World Regions aiming at creating a marketplace of services and real-time applications for international and intercontinental research groups

Stay tuned for more details! Coming soon…

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