Following the December 2013 workshop “EGI towards Horizon 2020”, and APARSEN (the Alliance Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe Network) invite you to an EGI Community Workshop focusing “Managing, computing and preserving big data for research”. The goal of the workshop is to bring together all scientific domains within the EGI community to discuss and develop requirements on e-infrastructures to foster and support the generation, analyse and usage of the research data.

The workshop will focus on these essential questions:
  • How can publicly-funded institutions provide sustainable infrastructures to manage, preserve, analyze and give access to large research data?
  • How can generic services be developed on heterogeneous and complex datasets and diverse formats cutting across a wide-range of scientific communities?
  • Which business models can be developed and deployed to provide sustainable preservation and re-use?
  • What are the challenges and needs being faced for managing open data?
The workshop will be held in Amsterdam, 4.3.2014 - 6.3.2014. Participants will be asked prior to the workshop to fill in a questionnaire to gather their view on Long-Term Preservation (LTP) and to eventually present selected use cases. Furthermore, besides gathering specific uses cases and scenarios supporting requirements analysis, the workshop will aim at establishing a better understanding for the needs of the communities for education and training related to data management planning, data curation, archival, and preservation for scientific communities.

If you are a research community and you are interested in participating to the workshop, provide information about your plans and needs in the Survey by 24 February 2014.

Expressions of interest will be evaluated and selected to define a workshop focused programme tailored to the needs of the participants.

The workshop programme below is a high level one and will be developed to address the themes emerging from the survey (see above).

REGISTRATION: Registration is limited to a maximum of 60 participants and will close on Feb 28.
  • From Amsterdam Central Station: Train to station "Amsterdam Science Park" (four trains each hour).
  • From train station Amsterdam-Amstel or Muiderpoort station: Take bus 40 to Science Park Amsterdam. The bus stop closest to the meeting location is called "Science Park Aqua".
  • From Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol): Take a train to Amsterdam Central Station and from there take a local train to station Amsterdam Science Park (there are also two direct trains every hour).
  • For finding your way by public transport from any place in Amsterdam or the Netherlands you can use the Journey Planner
  • Travel by bus and tram in and around Amsterdam is only possible using the OV-chipkaart. You can find information here. You can buy a disposable OV-chipkaart for one trip or for a predetermined short-term use. You can find additional information here.
  • There are taxi stops near the railway stations, or you can order one by telephone (020) 677 7777. From Amsterdam Central Station, it takes about 15 minutes to get to Science Park Amsterdam by taxi.
  • The meeting location is Science Park 125, see map (the entrance is at the left of the entrance to the CWI building)
Eulerzaal (CWI small meeting room)
Science Park 125 1098 XG Amsterdam