​DI4R: Digital Infrastructures for Rese​​​arch 2016 

28-​​30 September, Krakow, Poland​


Joining forces for the first time, Europe's leading e-infrastructures invite all researchers, developers, data practitioners and service providers to the Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R) event to brainstorm and find practical solutions together to support and facilitate science and research across Europe. 

DI4R2016 is jointly organised by EGIEUDATGÉANTOpenAIRE and RDA Europe, and is hosted by ACC Cyfronet AGH, Kraków's academic computing centre.

​The event is designed with research communities in mind and aims to foster broader adoption of digital infrastructure services and promote user-driven innovation. 

"Resear​​​​​​​​ch and education are two big fields deserving the best infrastructures available to keep Europe a world leader. 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." 
David Foster (CERN), Programme Committee Chair​


​As one of the m​ajor ​e-infrastructure developers and suppliers, GÉANT is represented at the following sessions: ​

Towards interoperable e-infrastructures (1B)Towards interoperable e-Infrastructures – Afrodite Sevasti, Annabel Grant
​​Building interoperable AAI for researchers (1C) In AARC we trust...or not yet? – Licia Florio

eduGAIN: Some people don't get it – Brook Schofield

eduGAIN - Meeting the challenge of scaling conflicting requirements – Ann Harding

Solutions for federated service management (2B)Needs and solutions for federated service management – Toby Rodwell, Afrodite Sevasti, Annabel Grant

GÉANT VOPaaS - Towards a platform for supporting pan-European collaboration – Niels van Dijk

User experience of AAI (2C)A novel AAI approach for the European Integrated Data Archive within EPOS - Javier Quinteros
Cloud procurement (3C)Towards Pan-European Cloud Services - Lars Fuglevaag

Training: Introduction ​to European e-infrastructures

Plenary SessionDiscussion panel: Digital infrastructures for research 
Joint service catalogue for research (5B)Towards a Joint Service Catalogu​e for Research in Europe
Federated AAI meets reality, Security Incident Handling Play in DI4R Panel involvement
Exploitation of COPERNICUS Data in the e-infrastructures (6A)Exploitation of Copernicus Data in the e-Infrastructures – Beatrix Weber, Maria Minaricova
WISE people take action on security (6B)WISE people take action on Security - Dr Alessandra Scicchitano

​​Building user-defined and user-controlled virtual networks for WAN workflows​​

SME engagement with ​e-infrastructures (7A)SME Dynamics Workshop: SMEs as consumers of e-Infrastructures - Towards an integrated approach – panel session
Harnessing the power of end to end networks (8B)Challenges in Achieving Optimal End-to-End Network Performance – Chaired by Enzo Capone

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Further information

Visit the Digital Infrastructures for Research conference website.​​​

Dates a​nd de​​adlines

​8 July – End of early-bird registration rates

4 September  End of online registration

28–30 September  Digital Infrastructures for Research 2016 in Krakow, Poland 


More information

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2016 (external link)
Full text of the Call for Participation​​ (external link)​​​​​​

​​​​Registration​​ is open
To register for this conference, visit the Digital Infrastructures website​.​​
​​Why you should attend​
Tiziana Ferrari, Technical Director, EGI Foundation

Krákow will be the home of the first joint event organised by the major European e-Infrastructure initiatives. We will join efforts to support the needs of European researchers and international collaborations and EGI is proud of having been one of the main promoters of this new series of events.





Damien Lecarpentier, Project Director, EUDAT2020​​

This event represents an important step towards greater collaboration between e-Infrastructures, which is very much required by research communities who want to be able to access network, data and computing resources in a seamless way.