Fourth EGEE Conference
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EGEE04 - Global and Persistent e-Infrastructure
for Scientific Knowledge in the 21st Century
The fourth and final EGEE conference took place in the stunning city of Pisa, Italy, famous for its leaning tower. It was a high profile event with keynote speakers from the European Union and Local Government as well as leading international figures in science and technology. The theme of the conference was creating and managing knowledge in the scientific community and building solutions which can be exported to industry and commerce.
Workshops brought together delegates from many different countries, providing them with the opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and discuss the future. The conference also gave members of the project the opportunity to evaluate their achievements, prepare for the final project review and plan for the next phase of the project.
The EGEE project is developing an international computing Grid infrastructure, providing scientists with major computing resources worldwide. The new gLite middleware is deployed on the EGEE infrastructure, in line with the international standards of the Service Oriented Architecture.
A professional set of photographs taken over the first three days of the conference has been uploaded to an online gallery.
An overview of the programme is now available, click the 'Day' for a more detailed timetable.
The conference is to be held at the Palazzo dei Congressi di Pisa in Pisa, Italy. The congress centre is situated in a wonderful location on the Pisa Arno river's right bank, walking distance from the historical city centre, the famous Leaning Tower, hotels, bars and restaurants. The centre is also connected to the main rail station and airport by public transport during normal business hours. On Sunday and Monday the organisers will provide shuttle service to all conference hotels and to the centre. A welcome desk will also be operated at the airport on Sunday. Please see our 'How to Get There' page for more details. We have also produced a venue layout.
The local organisers have produced an extensive hotels list, remember to book early to avoid disappointment!
Pisa is well known for its leaning tower and for Galileo but there's a lot more to it than that! We have collected a number of interesting Pisa websites to help you explore this magnificent historical city.