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Upcoming events

  • Seminar organised by the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC)

    22nd January 2008, Forschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ), Germany
    Vinod Kasam, from the WISDOM project, will be giving a seminar about the work done by the WISDOM project to combat malaria and how Grid computing significantly assists their research. WISDOM is one of the projects where the interoperable software components from OMII-Europe can play a beneficial role. An abstract for the talk can be found here.
    More about the WISDOM project

  • EGEE User Forum

    11-14th February 2008, Clermont-Ferrand – France
    If you want to learn more about our interoperable components and how they can help you use the Grid, come talk to us at the OMII-Europe booth at this event. We are also organising a training event on Thursday afternoon (14th February). More details will be posted soon.

  • OGF22

    25-29th February 2008, Cambridge, MA USA
    OGF standards play a key role in the work done by OMII-Europe. A number of OMII-Europe members also participate in the OGF working groups and are deeply involved in defining these standards. A presentation titled “OMII-Europe: Using open standards to deliver interoperability” will be held at 11:15 on Monday, 25th February at OGF22. See the rest of the OGF22 schedule, here.

Past news and events

    • OMII-Europe work publicised in OGF newsletter

      The December 2007 issue of the OGF newsletter contained references to work done by OMII-Europe including the work on the accounting systems SGAS and DGAS, the GLUE (Grid Laboratory Uniform Environment) schema and UNICORE 6 BES and CREAM-BES. See more at http://www.ogf.org/News/newscal_enews.php?dec07#LINK4. OMII-Europe adopts the standards emerging from OGF to re-engineer essential Grid components.

    • Grid interoperability workshop

      10-13th December 2007, Bangalore, India
      This workshop was organised by OMII-Europe and held in conjunction with the 3rd IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing. For more details and the workshop schedule, see IGIIW2007.

    • BioinfoGRID Symposium 2007

      10-13th December 2007, Milan, Italy
      The BioinfoGRID Symposium 2007 brought together experts in the field of Bioinformatics for ICT, HPC and Grid computing applications in life science. Steve Brewer of OMII-Europe gave a presentation at this event on the 11th of December, 2007. More…

    • Management Developers Conference

      3-6th December 2007, Santa Clara, California
      The JRA2 team (‘Identifying and implementing missing grid services’) of OMII-Europe presented their work at this conference on the 4th of December. More…

    • 4th E-infrastructure Concertation

      5-6th December 2007, Sophia Antipolis, France
      The 4th E-infrastructure concertation meeting was co-organised by the Commission Services and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). The focus of this meeting was on the role of standards in the deployment of e-infrastructures. Dr Alistair Dunlop gave a report from the middleware track in the plenary session on Thursday 6th December. Also Dr Wolfgang Gentzsch gave a keynote at this event which mentioned the work done by OMII-Europe numerous times (see Downloads page for the presentation). Find out more about the concertation meeting.

    • Supercomputing 2007

      10th-16th November 2007, Reno
      “Numerous OMII-Europe components were demonstrated at both the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) and the EGEE-INFN booth. Overall, OMII-Europe was well represented at SuperComputing. OMII-Europe members answered questions about specific interoperability gaps and the solutions OMII-Europe is able to provide. In addition to DEISA and EGEE representatives, several other e-Infrastructure groups such as the upcoming national e-Infrastructure of Brazil and D-Grid of Germany were interested too.” – Morris Riedel, OMII-Europe Software Engineer, FZJ, Germany 
      http://sc07.supercomputing.org/

    • OMII-Europe meeting: Month 18

      5th-7th November 2007, Edinburgh, UK

    • eChallenges 2007

      24th-26th October 2007, The Hague, The Netherlands
      http://www.echallenges.org/e2007/

    • OGF21

      15-19th October 2007, Seattle, USA.
      More…

    • EGEE 2007

      1st-5th October 2007, Budapest, Hungary
      EGEE 2007 presented another opportunity for OMII-Europe to chat to users and listen to their requirements. The joint session by OMII-Europe and EGEE on Thursday (4th, Oct) sparked off several interesting discussions about the development, interfaces and compliancy of OMII-Europe software components.
      http://www.eu-egee.org/egee07/home.html

    • NorduGrid 2007

      24th-28th September 2007, Copenhagen
      See the presentations page for the talks given by Achim Streit and Sergio Andreozzi of OMII-Europe at NorduGrid 2007. Sergio had this to say about the event: “They expressed great interest in the work done by OMII-Europe and believe that it is essential for the evolution of Grid middleware platforms. They also expressed an interest to collaborate with OMII-Europe in the future.”
      NorduGrid 2007 website

    • UK e-science all hands meeting 2007

      10th-13th September 2007, Nottingham, UK
      http://www.allhands.org.uk/

    • UNICORE summit 2007

      28th August 2007, Rennes, France

    • 15 month OMII-Europe project meeting

      31st July-2nd August 2007, Stockholm, Sweden

    • “Grid middleware for research communities: gLite, Globus, UNICORE and emerging standards”

      11-12th July, 2007 – Edinburgh, UK

    • Joint EGEE and SEE-GRID Summer School on Grid Application Support

      25-30th June 2007, Budapest, Hungary

  • OMII-Europe at OGF20 in Manchester, UK 7th-11th May 2007

    OMII-Europe had a booth and 90-minute session in the main programme. Both the booth and session were well attended. You can download the OMII-Europe flyers here. OMII-Europe attracts large crowds at OGF20 event…

  • Successful 12-month face-to-face meeting held in Juelich

    Over 40 OMII-Europe members attended the 12-month progress meeting in Juelich, Germany from the 23rd-24th April, 2007. The meeting enabled the project participants to discuss their work and track the progress of deliverables. The meeting started with a training session (“Introduction to ETICS”) which was followed by an overview of the activities by the respective activity leaders. For minutes, slides & other information about this meeting, contact Steve Brewer

  • Nine month progress meeting in Bologna, Italy

    The third face-to-face meeting of the project was held in Bologna, Italy from the 12th-13th of February, 2007. For minutes, slides & other information about this meeting, contact Steve Brewer

  • Six month progress meeting in Southampton, UK

    For minutes, slides & other information about this meeting, contact Steve Brewer

  • The OMII-Europe website launched

    The OMII-Europe website was launched on the 1st of July, 2006. See also Naming Conventions and logo

  • First training event in Edinburgh, UK

    The first training event conducted by OMII-Europe was held in Edinburgh on the 23rd of June, 2006. Agenda

  • First OMII-Europe flyer produced

    See the first OMII-Europe flyer: pdf .

  • Press release at the start of OMII-Europe

    The University of Southampton, UK gave a press release at the start of the OMII-Europe project.

  • Kick-off meeting held in London

    The first meeting held in London, 3rd and 4th May 2006. Slides