EU-LAC ICT & e-Infrastructures Conference for R&D cooperation
The event is organized by the AMERICAS project and the Mexican NREN CUDI, in the framework of the CUDI’s Autumn Meeting in Campeche (Mexico) on 3-4 October 2013.
The AMERICAS project (www.americasproject.eu), funded by the European Commission under FP7-ICT Programme, aims at supporting sustainable ICT policy dialogues and fostering ICT R&D cooperation between Europe and strategic partner countries in Latin America, by enabling new synergies and effective collaboration through policy makers, researchers, industry and key stakeholders’ networks in ICT and international cooperation. The AMERICAS project covers all countries with a bi-lateral S&T Agreement in the region (Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico) plus Colombia.
AMERICAS also supports e-Infrastructures for e-Science collaboration to spread the benefits and power of world-class ICT-based infrastructures for R&D cooperation between Europe and Latin America. High capacity networks interconnecting advanced computing such as grid, cloud, supercomputing and high performance computing, together with other ICT components contribute to create new research environments for R&D international cooperation between EU-Latin America. By disseminating the services and applications provided by e-Infrastructures to Virtual Research Communities (VRCs), the AMERICAS project contributes to improve innovation and long-term sustainability of e-Infrastructures relevant to different fields of application of the e-Science domains in Latin America.
The objectives of the EU-LAC ICT & e-Infrastructures Conference for R&D cooperation are to:
- Raise awareness of the power and opportunities of e-infrastructures for EU-LAC cooperation in ICT R&D.
- Show the impact of e-Infrastructures used in different e-Science domains (Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, Data Access & Preservation, Astronomy & Astrophysics) by selected VRCs in specific fields of application.
- Strengthen networking between ICT and e-Infrastructures communities, to exchange views, share information and identify new opportunities for R&D collaboration for the benefit of e-Science.