Events of 2013 Events of 2013

EMI launches MeDIA initiative

Open, lightweight collaboration on distributed middleware technology

To facilitate the development and evolution of middleware solutions beyond the current short-term project limits, EMI is presenting an initiative for a long-term, open, lightweight collaboration on the coordination of distributed middleware technologies: the MiddlEware Development and Innovation Alliance (MEDIA). 

A launch event for this initiative will take place in Rome, on April 22nd, 2013. This workshop will summarize three years of work and achievements of the EMI project and kick-start the activity of the MEDIA initiative. It will include a description of the motivations and the proposed mandate, scope activities and a public discussion on how to implement the activities and on the most immediate tasks to be performed. For further details, please see the draft proposal

The expected participation is from team leaders and members of middleware development teams, user communities technical experts, infrastructure providers, application developers, commercial companies interested to hear about future coordination plans of middleware providers and provide feedback and requirements to the initiative.


ASGC will be hosting the International Symposium on Grids and Clouds (ISGC) 2013 from Sunday 17 March to Friday 22 March 2013.

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Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Invitation to Participate

The International Symposium on Grids and Clouds (ISGC) 2013, hosted by Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGC), will be held at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan, _from 17 to 22 March 2013, with co-located events and workshops.

The Program Committee cordially invites your participation by taking part in the Call for Abstracts and/or Call for Workshops.

The theme of ISGC 2013 is Collaborative Simulation, Modelling and Data Analytics in Grids and Clouds.

ISGC 2013 will bring together from the Asia-Pacific region and around the world, researchers that are developing applications to produce these large-scale data sets and the data analytics tools to extract the knowledge from the generated data, and the e-infrastructure providers that integrate the distributed computing, storage and network resources to support these multidisciplinary research collaborations. The meeting will feature workshops, tutorials, keynotes and technical sessions to further support the development of a global e-infrastructure for collaborative Simulation, Modeling and Data Analytics.

Call for Workshops. Before 31 October 2012, please submit the workshop proposals to the Secretariat (Ms. Catherine Wang). The “CFW Submission Form” can be downloaded here.

Call for Abstracts. Before 16 November 2012, please submit abstracts through the Indico tool.

Call for abstract is open since October 31, 2013.