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DI4R 2018 is heading for Portugal

Building on the success of the 2016 event in Krakow and the last year’s edition in Brussels, the Digital Infrastructures for Research conference (DI4R 2018) will bring Europe’s e-Infrastructure community together with the theme ‘Challenges for Research Communities around Open Science’.

The DI4R 2018 is jointly organised by EOSC-hub, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and PRACE and this year is hosted by LIP – the Portuguese Particle Physics Laboratory on the campus of the University of Lisbon. Keeping with the tradition of inviting researchers to take the lead of the programme, DI4R 2018 will be chaired by two top members of the HighEnergy Physics community: Sinéad Ryan, from Trinity College Dublin, and Volker Gülzow, from DESY.

“Digital infrastructures underpin research - enabling simulation, visualisation, storage and analysis and helping collaboration and innovation in an era of big data and large-scale computation,” says Professor Ryan. “The DI4R 2018 in Lisbon promises a lively and informative conference and a great opportunity to hear about new ideas that are allowing science to flourish.”

“No Computing - No Science! DI4R discusses new technologies but more important is getting people together across disciplines and talk to each other during workshops or over coffee,” says Professor Gülzow. “So take the opportunity and join us for a great event at DI4R 2018 in Lisbon!”

Registration is now open, and a Call for Abstracts is online until 29 June. The Programme Committee welcomes contributions for Lightning Talks, Presentations, Demos & Posters, Training Sessions and Interactive Sessions. DI4R 2018 will also have, for the first time, Provocations. Provocations are debates led either by a single speaker, or as a ‘head-tohead’, that is two co-speakers and a moderator, resulting in active participation of the audience and targeted feedback and ideas from an expert audience on a given topic.

Programme Topic Areas:

  • Cross-domain data challenges
  • Data science and skills
  • Computing and Virtual Research Environments
  • Security, trust and identity
  • Digital Infrastructures for EOSC and/or EDI
  • Business models, sustainability and policies
  • Innovation in Open Science with SMEs and Industry