Workshop 1 Questions and topics

PLAN-E Workshop-1@IEEE eScience Conference Munich September 3rd 2015.

Subject: Exchange of Knowledge and Information

The workshop was moderated by Neil Chue Hong (SSI).

For the purpose of the discussion, the participants formed 7 groups. The outcome of the discussions is condensed to a few topics. Most items are linked to the answers page.

  • What information and knowledge will help PLAN-E members to do their work better?

    Go to the answers page to find some answers!

    1. Learn about funding opportunities, information on relevant calls;
    2. Explain better to today’s non-insider researchers what is e-infrastructure (what are grids, clouds, where does my problem fit best?)
    3. Cross disciplinary examples/success stories from science point of view;
    4. Which courses are given where. What about teaching and education?;
    5. What happens on escience/data science outside of the traditional (HPC, eScience, etc.) centers?
    6. Overview of (European) resources and services;
    7. Where can I find software and tools?
    8. Who is taking care of software (software sustainability) and what about quality?
    9. Researcher profiles and research areas.
  • What should PLAN’s role be in information and knowledge exchange?

    1. Show best practices and examples per domain, but also keep records of things that did not work;
    2. Provide newsletters, inform about summer/winter schools;
    3. Gradually increase influence;
    4. Develop the PLAN-E website;
    5. List experts and eScience engineers;
    6. Advice on exchange programs;
    7. Initiate joint projects;
    8. Be a road sign for visitors to find their way;
    9. Give access to training materials;
    10. Keep directories of services, resources, researcher profiles, open data etc. (“Booking.com” for escience services);
    11. Provide basic information to set up e-infrastructures.