European Open Science Cloud Summit tomorrow to cover also EuroHPC

11 Jun 2017 Brussels - Tomorrow the European Commission organises a main event about the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The summit will be Europe's moment of commitment to the EOSC and it will generate a number of concrete EOSC Statements for implementation. By reviewing key areas of EOSC implementation and endorsing the EOSC statements, participants will take upon themselves to make the EOSC a reality by 2020. In that respect, the summit wants to mark a clear milestone, and prove willingness to build the EOSC as an inclusive and sustainable open commons for Europe's research and innovation system. One of the sessions covers EuroHPC: Session 5: high-performance computing, big data and super connectivity.

The event aims to:

  • take stock of the progress made so far
  • give stakeholders the opportunity to review the Commission's vision for the European Open Science Cloud
  • build consensus on the implementation plan and next steps

Commissioner Moedas will open the event with a speech, which will be followed by a panel discussion. Five substantive sessions will follow, on the key aspects of the implementation of the EOSC. Director-General Robert-Jan Smits will chair the event.

Discussion will center around short preparatory documents prepared for the Summit ('input papers'). The papers were drafted by the Commission in collaboration with Chairs and Rapporteurs and with the assistance of the EOSC Pilot project.

The event will be live streamed.

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