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1 Welcome to the Eighth e-IRG meeting Espoo, Finland Leif Laaksonen (e-IRG Chairman) CSC, the Finnish IT center for science

2 8th e-IRG meeting, Espoo, Leif Laaksonen (e-IRG Chairman)4/10/2006 Wi-Fi network available Look for SparkNet Use the user ID and password distributed

3 8th e-IRG meeting, Espoo, Leif Laaksonen (e-IRG Chairman)4/10/ Welcome and introduction of meeting attendants e-IRG members # 24 Observers # 2 Task Forces membership, e-IRG Experts on ESFRI Expert Group CDT #1 Substitute #2

4 8th e-IRG meeting, Espoo, Leif Laaksonen (e-IRG Chairman)4/10/ Approval of agenda

5 8th e-IRG meeting, Espoo, Leif Laaksonen (e-IRG Chairman)4/10/ Approval of previous minutes No strong disagreement about the distributed minutes from the e-IRG meeting in Vienna received by Monday, July 3,  Minutes approved by July 3, Minutes from e-IRG Delegates Meeting in Vienna at irg.org/meetings/2006-AT/membersonly/ Wien-minutes.pdf.

6 8th e-IRG meeting, Espoo, Leif Laaksonen (e-IRG Chairman)4/10/ Actions and matters arising e-IRG chairman invited on 15th September 2006 to the “Developing Information Commons for Science in Europe” seminar organised by CODATA, the Committee on Data for Science and Technology and Science Commons at the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium (RASAB), Brussels, Belgium. –Material available upon request. e-IRG chairman invited to the 18th Meeting European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, 29th September, Brussels. –More at point 6

7 8th e-IRG meeting, Espoo, Leif Laaksonen (e-IRG Chairman)4/10/ Focus: Discussion and decisions of the white paper recommendations – Matti Heikkurinen and Fotis Karayannis View: overview of recommendations

8 8th e-IRG meeting, Espoo, Leif Laaksonen (e-IRG Chairman)4/10/ Report: Status of cooperation with ESFRI - Leif Laaksonen e-IRG chairman invited to the 18th Meeting European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, 29th September, Brussels. –Presentation available upon request. ESFRI Roadmap accepted during the 18th Meeting European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures Brussels –ESFRI roadmap will be available on 18th October ESFRI Expert Group CDT (Computing and Data Treatment). –The group has finished its activities. ESFRI has appointed Dany Vandromme as their official e-IRG delegate. Unfortunately ESFRI did not offer a clear collaboration scheme on working together on e-Infrastructures and being able to interact through their Roadmap. ESFRI will look into the Roadmap at the end of 2007.

9 8th e-IRG meeting, Espoo, Leif Laaksonen (e-IRG Chairman)4/10/ e-IRG Roadmap process - Leif Laaksonen Appointment Chief Roadmap Editor –Michiel Leenaars is suggested as the chief Roadmap Editor e-IRG Roadmap Process

10 8th e-IRG meeting, Espoo, Leif Laaksonen (e-IRG Chairman)4/10/ Discussion: e-IRG Modus Operandi - Leif Laaksonen Arrangement of the e-IRG secretarial work after e-IRGSP It was agreed in the Vienna meeting on 6th June 2006: –To install an e-IRG leadership (execute board) consisting of 4 persons: a long-term e-IRG Chairman elected for 2 years, a co-chair from the current EU presidency, and 2 vice-chairs from the previous and next EU presidencies. –The delegates are invited to submit proposals for financing the intended leadership (focus on expenses, not salary) to the e-IRG Chairman until August 31, –The financing and exact terms and conditions for the intended leadership will be discussed and concluded during the e-IRG Workshop on October 4-5, 2006 in Finland. No country willing to offer the secretary! –The suggested model put forward for approval is the elected chair in the Helsinki meeting 20th November starts the preparation for an EC project for at least 3 years. The EC call is opened in January-February e-IRG leadership from

11 8th e-IRG meeting, Espoo, Leif Laaksonen (e-IRG Chairman)4/10/ Report: e-IRG Task Force on Data Management - Allan Foster Will be moved to the next e-IRG meeting in November.

12 8th e-IRG meeting, Espoo, Leif Laaksonen (e-IRG Chairman)4/10/ Report: e-IRG Task Force on Training and Education - Malcolm Atkinson

13 8th e-IRG meeting, Espoo, Leif Laaksonen (e-IRG Chairman)4/10/ Report: High Performance Computing in Europe Taskforce (HET) - Leif Laaksonen Working on –HPC ecosystem, –a sustainable High Performance Computing, Infrastructure for Europe, –the scientific case, –Peer review process, –funding utilisation models –Input to the ESFRI Roadmap (done) Work done by the end of 2006 HET web site:

14 8th e-IRG meeting, Espoo, Leif Laaksonen (e-IRG Chairman)4/10/ Presentation of Research on National Grid Initiatives - Fotis Karayannis

15 8th e-IRG meeting, Espoo, Leif Laaksonen (e-IRG Chairman)4/10/ Outlook to next meeting: Helsinki, November 20, 2006 Nominations of candidates for the e-IRG Chairman will be sent to the e-IRG Chairman by October 31, –Matter handled by the troika (if any becomes an applicant he has to leave the preparation work). –Do we need a CV of the applicant? –Applicants presented to the e-IRG by Friday 10th November. The election (by consensus) of the e-IRG Chairman will be performed during the e-IRG meeting on November 20, 2006.

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