DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURES for RESEARCH 2018 | Serving the user base

Serving the 99% of users

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 16:00

Chair: Simon Leinen

Time: 16:00-17:30


Over the past decades, e-Infrastructures have mostly addressed scientific communities with somewhat extreme computing needs. These communities often share other infrastructure such as expensive scientific instruments, leading to a high degree of institutional organization.  The majority of scientific activity happens outside such "Big Science" structures.  How can we address e-Infrastructure needs of this segment, sometimes called the "long tail of science" or (in the HPC community) the "missing middle"?


 E-Infrastructures for the Bioinformatics long tail of science: a user perspective Fotis Psomopoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
 Serving the long tail Giuseppe La Rocca (
 EGI FedCloud in Digital Humanities Davor Davidovic (Rudjer Boskovic Institute)