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Sponsors & Organisers


The Digital Infrastructures for Research 2016 conference was co-organised by EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and RDA Europe, and hosted by ACC Cyfronet AGH, Kraków's academic computing centre.

These organisations and initiatives commit in-kind resources in terms of personnel and activities to ensure the successful organisation and management of the conference. All initiatives were represented on the Steering Committee and were supported by the Programme Committee.


DI4R 2016 Sponsors

Intel Corporation  Hewlett Packard Enterprise


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Steering Committee

The DI4R 2016 Steering Committee (SC) were responsible for the overall supervision and management of the Event, the definition of the Event’s objectives and targets, the definition of the overall joint strategy for user-related events, where the Event is included, the definition of the Event’s branding and core messaging. Additionally the SC oversaw the definition of the Event’s scientific topics and key focus areas, the nomination of external Programme Committee members and appointment of the Programme Committee Chair. It was responsible for the selection of the Local Organiser of future Events and for advising the Local Organiser with respect to local organisation issues.

The members of the Steering Committee were:

  • Sara Coelho, EGI Foundation
  • Lukasz Dutka, Cyfronet (local Organiser)
  • Hilary Hanahoe, RDA / EUDAT
  • Gyöngyi Horvath, GÉANT
  • Damien Lecarpentier, EUDAT
  • Yannick Legré, EGI Foundation
  • Natalia Manola, OpenAIRE
  • Tony Ross-Hellauer, OpenAIRE
  • Matthew Scott, GEANT


Programme Committee

The DI4R 2016 Programme Committee (PC) was responsible for defining a balanced programme based on the Event objectives and targets set by the SC. In addition, the PC was responsible for defining the type of sessions that will make up the programme (e.g. workshops, tutorials, presentation-lead sessions, hackathons, posters, demonstrations), defining the content of the Call for Participation, reviewing the abstracts submitted through the Call for Participation, making final decisions regarding acceptance of abstracts, defining the content of plenary sessions and the list of keynote speakers and defining the Event’s timetable.

The members of the Programme Committee were:

  • David Foster, CERN & PC Chair
  • Owen Appleton, UZH (University of Zurich)
  • Enzo Capone, GÉANT
  • Adam Farquar, British Library, THOR
  • Tiziana Ferrari, EGI Foundation
  • Licia Florio, GÉANT
  • Annabel Grant, GÉANT
  • Dave Kelsey, STFC
  • Damien Lecarpentier, EUDAT
  • Simon Leinen, SWITCH
  • Paolo Manghi, CNR
  • Romain Melet, Cap Digital
  • Jeff Muller, EPFL
  • Steven Newhouse, EBI
  • Diego Scardaci, EGI Foundation/INFN
  • Gergely Sipos, EGI Foundation
  • Peter Wittenburg, RDA