[cancelled] Workshop: Design your Community e-Infrastructure



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Gianni Dalla Torre (EGI.eu) , Giuseppe La Rocca (EGI.eu) , Yin Chen (EGI.eu)

The 4th. edition of the Design your Community e-infrastructure Workshop will take place virtually on the week of the 2nd of November, during the EGI Conference 2020. The exact date of the workshop will be defined closer to the date, as part of the EGI Conference (Nov. 4 is indicative in the header of this page).

This one-day interactive workshop will look into the design and setup of Community e-infrastructures for scientific communities and their use cases. Due to the nature of the workshop, technical consultancy and support for integrating the EGI service in the new community e-Infrastructure will be provided offline with dedicated meetings and telcos.

This workshop brings together scientific communities, projects, and service providers from the EGI community with the goal to design and facilitate proof-of-concept and pilot setups that tackle the scientific communities' problems.

During the workshop:

  • Participants will hear short introduction talks about the EGI services.
  • Customer Champions will report their success experiences using EGI services. 
  • Representatives of the invited use cases will introduce their scientific challenges and introduce the expected used of the EGI services.

The main outcome of this workshop will be proof-of-concept and pilot use cases that will can be implemented by EGI in collaboration with the invited scientific communities. 

How to apply - Use cases

The workshop is inviting scientific community use cases before the 11th of September. Selected use cases (approx 5 to 7 use cases) will be featured during the event. Proposals can be submitted via this form ('Submit new abstract' button at the bottom. Choose 'Use case' as contribution type). The abstracts must include the following information (in max. 500 words):  

  • Main contact
  • Scientific goals and objectives
  • E-infrastructure needs (requested types/domains of services)
  • Details of the applications and data sets that the e-infrastructure should support
  • Motivation to apply
  • Any other relevant detail 

What will we get out of the workshop?

  • Answers to participants' questions concerning EGI services and technologies.
  • Better understanding of the participating scientific use cases.
  • Social network formed between use cases and e-infrastructure service providers.
  • Gaps in e-infrastructure offerings, and service candidates to fill these gaps.
  • Connections among e-infrastructure communities.

The workshop is organised for

  • Scientific project, research infrastructures and research communities and groups who would like to setup, access or operate an e-infrastructure. 
  • Technology and service providers from the EGI community. The providers will present their services and will engage with the use cases through the break-out sessions of the afternoon.


Members of the EGI Community Support Team: 

  • Giuseppe La Rocca, Yin Chen, and Gianni Dalla Torre.

The organizers can be reached via the designworkshop@mailman.egi.eu email list.


  • Registration is open for the representatives of scientific use cases, and representatives from the EGI community who want to support the use cases.  
  • Your registration will be received by the event managers who will approve it or get back for clarification about your plans at this event if needed. 
  • Contact the organisers via designworkshop@mailman.egi.eu in case of questions. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: Attending the EGI Conference requires separate registration. 

Previous events

Similar workshops were organised during the EGI Conference in 2019 and 2016, and at the DI4R Conference in 2017.