Workshop IEEE eScience

PLAN-E Workshop @ IEEE eScience Conference draft program

Title: eScience-FAIR Science


09.00-09.10       Opening words from the organizing party, PLAN-E (Patrick Aerts)

09.10-09.30       Introduction to eScience -The Dutch view (Wilco Hazeleger)

09.30-10.00       Overview of the EOSC -the do-ers point of view (Damien Lecarpentier)

10.00-10.20       Towards the EOSC- a national e-infrastructures point of view (Eric Fledderus)

10.20-10.40       Coffee Break

10.40-11.00       Integrating towards a cloud, the e-IRG vision (Sverker Holmgren)

11.00-11.20       The EOSC needs a vehicle to bring in the data, it’s called FAIR (TBC)

11.20-12.00       Interactive session (Panel, Audience interaction), moderated by Matthew Dovey

12.00-13.30       Lunch Break

13.30-14.00       Going FAIR all the way (TBC)

14.00-14.30       FAIR as basis for Academic good practices (TBC)

14.30-15.00       FAIR proliferation, the states-of-the-art and the long tail of data (Peter Doorn)

15.00-15.30       eScience is FAIR science -implementation in Germany (Dieter Krantzmüller)

15.30-15.45       Tea Break

15.45-16.45       Panel and interactive session, moderated by Matthew Dovey

16.45-17.00       Official closing words by Marcelis Boerenboom (DG OCW)

17.00-17.15       Closing words from the organizing party PLAN-E (Patrick Aerts)




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. (“” for escience services);
    11. Provide basic information to set up e-infrastructures.