Workshop “Virtual Research Environments: What services should they offer and what e-infrastructures should provide to support them”, 27-28 February 2018, CNR  Pisa 

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Workshop “Virtual Research Environments: What services should they offer and what e-infrastructures should provide to support them”, 27-28 February 2018, CNR  Pisa 
27 Feb 2018

Workshop “Virtual Research Environments: What services should they offer and what e-infrastructures should provide to support them”, 27-28 February 2018, CNR  Pisa 

 

There is a growing interest in Virtual Research Environments (VREs, also named Science Gateways or Virtual Laboratories) as instruments to support research communities in cooperating and performing their scientific activities. Several VREs are now operational and a number of VRE frameworks have been developed to facilitate their creation.

All these components rely on services provided by underlying e-Infrastructures. This workshop intends to bring together experts from complementary domains to discuss what cores services VREs should provide to facilitate collaborative research activities and to identify the services that e-Infrastructures should make available to support them.

The outcome will be beneficial for all the research infrastructures and other initiatives that at the moment are tackling the issue of developing VREs. In particular, it will be used as an input to the design of the Architecture of the European Science Cloud (https://eoscpilot.eu/). A report of the workshop will be produced.

The workshop is primarily intended to be a by invitation only working meeting attended by participants from different areas:

  • Representatives of domain-specific Infrastructures,
  • Computer scientists and IT researchers involved in designing and development VRE related facilities (e.g. VRE/science gateways enabling frameworks, Computer-Supported Collaborative Work, Scientific Workflow Management Systems)
  • Representatives of RDA Working groups on topics related to the VRE design and development.

Venue: CNR Campus in Pisa (Italy)

As the event has already passed, check out some of the slides and snapshots from the event below.

Agenda

 

Tuesday 27th February

Room 27 Ground floor Entrance 1

09:30 – 09:50

 

Welcome and Workshop Objective

D. Castelli

09:50 - 10:20

 

The Globus vision

I. Foster

10:20 - 10:50

The HubZero vision 

M. Zentner

10:50 - 11:20

The D4Science vision 

L. Candela 

11:20 - 11:50

Coffee break

 

Room A32 1st Floor Entrance 1

11:50 - 13:10

VRE experiences and initiatives  

Chair: P. Manghi
Presenters (20’ each including 5’ for questions):

  • H. Glaves (RDA&EVER-EST); 
  • C. Meghini (VRE4EIC)

13:10 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 16:00 

VRE experiences and initiatives (cont.)

Chair: M. Assante 
Presenters (20’ each including 5’ for questions):

  • G. Coro (BlueBRIDGE);
  • W. Mueller (FAIRDOM);
  • D. Bailo (EPOS);
  • S. Giamberini (Ecopotential) 
  • R. Trasarti (SoBigData);
  • A. Felicetti (PARTHENOS); 

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 - 17:30

Towards a shared characterisation of VREs (functional & non-functional features)

Open discussion (chair  L. Candela)

17:30 - 18:00

Drafting the VRE Research Agenda 

Open discussion (chair D. Castelli)

18:00

End of the working day

18:30 - 20:00

Pisa guided tour - Meeting point Piazza Garibaldi

20:00 

Dinner at Restaurant Galileo

http://www.ristorantegalileo.com
Via S. Martino, 6, 56125 Pisa 

 

 

Wednesday 28th February

Room A32 1st Floor Entrance 1

09:00 - 09:20

VRE experiences and initiatives (cont.) 

P. Manghi (OpenAIRE-Connect);

09:20-11:00

VRE Key Services & “Development Patterns”
(e.g. shared workspaces, collaborative scientific workflows (data and computing intensive), FAIR-enabling facilities, research publishing)

Open discussion (chair  P. Manghi & P. Pagano)

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30- 13:00

Setting up a VRE Research Agenda

Open discussion (chair D. Castelli)

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 16:00

Collaborative production of the Workshop Report and next steps  

(chair: P. Manghi)

16:00

End of the meeting

 

Workshop Presentation Slides

RDA Virtual Research Environments Workshop from ResearchDataAlliance Europe

 

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