Workshop: Design your e-Infrastructure

chaired by Gergely Sipos (, Zhiming Zhao (
Thursday, 9 May 2019 from to (Europe/Amsterdam)
at University of Amsterdam ( C1.1.112 )
Amsterdam Science Park

The 3rd edition of the Design your e-infrastructure Workshop will take place on 9 May 2019 in Amsterdam, after the EGI Conference 2019.

This interactive workshop will look into the design and setup of e-infrastructures for emerging scientific communities and their use cases.

The event will bring together scientific communities, projects, Research Infrastructures with service and technology providers from the EGI community.

The workshop participants will hear short introduction talks about the EGI services, will analyse the use cases that the participating scientific communities bring to the event then, in small groups, will design and define suitable e-infrastructure setups and roadmaps to implement them using 'off-the-shelf' and customised solutions from the EGI community.  

This will be the 3rd edition of this event, following the workshop organised at EGI Conference in 2016, and DI4R Conference in 2017.

What will we get out of the workshop?

  • Design and implementation plans for community-specific e-infrastructure use cases
  • 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 User Community Support Team: Gergely Sipos and Yin Chen. The organisers can be reached via the email list.

How to apply with a use case

  • The workshop will focus on 5-6 community use cases and will design e-infrastructure setups for those. 
  • You can propose a community use case by sending a short description of the use case to the workshop organisers via the email list.


  • Registration is free, but compulsory through the Register button below. 
  • Registration is limited to the representatives of the submitted use cases, and to providers of services and technologies that are relevant for the use cases. 
  • Your registration will be received by the event managers who will clarify with you your role at the event.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Attending the EGI Conference requires separate registration. 

Previous events

Similar workshops were organised by EGI in Amsterdam and Krakow. The agenda pages of those workshops with the analysed use cases and with the presented materials are available at and

Registration Want to participate? Apply here
Go to day
  • Thursday, 9 May 2019
    • 09:00 - 09:15 Welcome and introduction
      - Structure of the workshop
      - Goals of the day
    • 09:15 - 10:30 EGI services
      During this session the EGI service catalogue will be presented and discussed. This will help us establish a common understanding about existing possibilities with EGI, so later during the day we will be able to map scientific use cases to specific services and service capabilities. 
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    • 11:00 - 12:30 E-infrastructure use cases
      Introduction of the scientific use cases and their expected use of EGI. 
      Presentations will be chosen from the submitted applications before the workshop. 
      Convener: Dr. Gergely Sipos (
    • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30 - 16:30 Break-out groups - Designing community-specific e-infrastructures (incl. a coffee break between 14:40-15:00)
      Forming break-out groups to analyse and further discuss the e-infrastructure use cases. Each group will consist of representatives of one/more use cases and e-infrastructure experts/providers. Each group will have a convener. The use case analysis will be performed with a pre-defined template which will be provided for the conveners. The outcome of the break-out analysis will be e-infrastructure design and e-infrastructure implementation plans. These will be presented to the audience at the end of the day, and will drive post-workshop implementation work. 
      First break-out: Complete the 'Background' and 'Users' topics of the use case presetnations (1h)
      1. Who will be the users? Can the users be characterised? How many are they?
      2. What value will the envisaged system deliver for them (the whole setup)? What will the system exactly deliver to them? (Customer's pains and gains)
      3. How should they use the system? (Customer's job)
      4. What's the timeline for development, testing and large-scale operation? (Consider consecutive releases if possible) 
      14:40-15:00 Coffee break
      Second break-out: Design the setup and define implementation plan (1.5h)
      1. What should the first version include? - The most basic product prototype imaginable already bringing value to the users (the so-called Minimal Viable Product - MVP)
      2. Which components/services already exist in this architecture?
      3. Which components/services are under development (and by who)?
      4. Which components/services should be brought into the system from EGI or its partners? Which partners can/should do it?
      5. Are there gaps in the current EGI service catalogue that should be filled in order to implement the use case? Which service provider could fill the gap? 
    • 16:30 - 16:45 Break
    • 16:45 - 18:00 Reporting back and discussion from each break-out group