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IFCA hosts IBERGRID 2022 meeting in Portugal

It will take place from 10 to 13 October at the University of the Algarve (UALG) in Faro

18 August 2022

The Institute of Physics of Cantabria (IFCA), a joint centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Cantabria (UC), is organising from 10 to 13 October at the University of Algarve (Campus da Pena, Faro, Portugal) the 11th edition of IBERGRID 2022, which focuses on the development and quality of digital services and applications that support cutting-edge research. 

During the three days of the event, different seminars and workshops will be organised, for which registration (free of charge) is already open, in addition to the following side events that will take place on 10 October, the so-called "EOSC Day", dedicated to the European Open Science Cloud in Spain and Portugal. It will be a workshop where the EOSC concept will be presented, success stories and best practices will be shown, which will serve to share training opportunities, identify collaborations and strengthen the Spanish and Portuguese EOSC ecosystem and future opportunities. 

On the second day of the IBERGRID conference, 11 October, there will be a session dedicated to the activities of LifeWatch ERIC, the European virtual science and technology infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystem research. Finally, the event will close with the final meeting of the EOSC-Synergy project, which acts as a coordination umbrella for all EOSC activities in Spain and Portugal.

"These meetings are important to share the different cutting-edge projects that are being carried out in the field of open cloud in Spain and Portugal, and from IFCA we will come to Faro with the entire Advanced Computing Group, as in each edition, to show our latest research and look at what is being done in other centres," says Isabel Campos, researcher in IFCA's Advnced Computing Group and member of the event's organising committee.


In this eleventh edition of IBERGRID, different topics have been proposed for the events, including Iberian cooperation between research communities, research applications in advanced digital infrastructures such as distributed computing in Grid and Cloud; data management and processing, innovative software development, the application of R&D in computing services that respond to the needs of projects using Cloud, HPC and Distributed Computing; the quality of software, services and data, including the adoption of best quality practices in scientific applications and tools to verify quality; the design and implementation of digital twins*; and finally, facilitating and fostering open science in the EOSC, in its applications, services, data repositories, FAIR data and open science practices.

*A digital twin is a computer system programmed to accurately mirror a physical object or process, such that, by receiving the same inputs as the physical object or process it is a twin of, it provides the same outputs.

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Registration for the event is open from 17 August to 2 October

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    E-39005 Santander
    Cantabria, Spain

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