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Announcement - Call for participation: OGF23/OGF-Europe, June, Spain


Open Grid Forum president Craig Lee speaks about the newly formed OGF-Europe.
Video courtesy of OGF

The Open Grid Forum are accepting session proposals for OGF23, OGF-Europe’s first international event, co-hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center in Barcelona, Spain, from 2-6 June 2008.

The deadline for submissions is 11 April 2008.

OGF23 will build on the success of OGF20 in Manchester last year, combining several different audiences into a single event. Launching at OGF23 is the EC-funded OGF-Europe project, which provides OGF with a number of very focused activities around the mobilisation of end-user communities that are exploring Grid adoption.

OGF-Europe will also be hosting GIN (Grid Interoperability Now) workshops, in-depth tutorials designed to educate business managers, IT leaders, IT specialists, and technology investigators on the value of Grid computing. Additionally, a growing number of EC-funded projects that leverage Grid to deliver applications for Digital Repositories will share expertise and use studies at the Community Outreach Seminar.

The OGF-Europe Exhibition is a key feature of this multi-faceted event where EU-based projects and vendors will showcase their latest Grid solutions to a receptive audience. The Exhibition will present achievements by EU organizations that have developed Grids bringing value-add for business & science, by projects engaged in Grid development through international partnerships and projects focusing on interoperation & fostering broader Grid adoption.

“OGF23 is where the Grid community will come together again to discuss and learn about standards, applications, and use cases in distributed environments, be it enterprise architectures, compute and data grids, virtualization, utility clouds or Web2.0 communities,” says Wolfgang Gentzsch, chair of the OGF23 program committee. “This event is especially important for Europe, where grids are riding significant momentum, and showcases the technological developments taking shape in EU research and commercial settings. OGF23 is a prime opportunity to engage with an international audience at one of the largest and most important grid events taking place this year in Europe,” Gentzsch states.

In addition to OGF’s global community, there will be a significant influx of commercial grid users and builders through strategic co-location with the EC-funded BEinGRID project and their Industry Event, held 3-5 June. BEinGRID will present and demonstrate the results of over a dozen “business experiments” with grids being deployed in numerous commercial settings.

The Program Committee is soliciting proposals for Birds of a Feather sessions, OGF specification adoption, digital repositories, data management in a grid environment, best practices, tutorials and related community content.

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