DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURES for RESEARCH 2018 | Serving the user base

Announcement of Call for Participation

The Programme Committee of the Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R 2016) conference invites all 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.

The DI4R 2016 will be held in Kraków on 28-30 September 2016. The conference will be hosted by ACC Cyfronet AGH and organised jointly by EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and RDA Europe.

"Research and Education are two big fields deserving the best infrastructures available to keep Europe a world leader," says David Foster (CERN), Chair of the Programme Committee. "To achieve this we all have to work together and that is why this conference brings together people from all disciplines and all infrastructures to work on the shared vision and solve the problems that stand in our way."

Conference tracks

The Programme Committee welcomes submissions for full sessions, single presentations, training sessions and demonstrations to the following tracks (full text of the Call for Participation):

  • Challenges facing users and service providers: emerging needs of research collaborations, the requirements of added value thematic services and the computing needs of data-driven science. (example topics: Working with the research community and industry, community engagement, computing platforms (cloud, HTC, HPC), thematic platforms (science gateways, Virtual Research Environments)
  • Services enabling research: 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: 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.

Dates and deadlines

  • 1 May 2016 - Submission system opens
  • 3 June 2016 - Deadline of submissions for: Full sessions, single presentations, training sessions, demonstrations
  • 20 July 2016 - Deadline of submissions for: Lightning talks, posters