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Location: Helsinki, Finland

Time: 8:00-18:00 September 29-30

The modern research requires strong support by its infrastructures: technical tools and instruments and socio-economic systems for organising and sharing knowledge. Today, ICT-based infrastructures are an essential foundation for all research and innovation. With a proper scientific e-infrastructure, researchers in different domains can globally collaborate on the same body of data, finding new knowledge and insights.

The use of new technology in research enhances inventions, innovations and solutions that discard discipline boundaries. Taking up these opportunities challenges the academic and research communities and the innovation sector as a whole.

The innovative power of industry and enterprise is harnessed by efficient arrangements for exchange of information between policy-makers, private and public sectors, allowing returns to all. Data producers benefit from opening it to broad access. There is a great value in making the data available for reuse and innovative applications through e-infrastructures and computational methods.

The conference looks at the key areas in eScience:

  • e-infrastructures and cloud computing
  • research methods and tools
  • researcher training and education
  • green technical solutions
  • interaction between research, policy-making, business and industry.

The eScience Conference is part of the Finnish chairmanship in the Nordic Council of Ministers 2011 and is organised by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, CSC – IT-center for Science in Finland, the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy,the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordforsk.

The conference is closely connected with the Nordic eScience Initiative (2011-2015) managed by Nordforsk.


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