EGCF 2014

The fourth annual meeting of the European Globus Community Forum (EGCF) will be hosted on Thursday, May 22nd in Helsinki, Finland, co-located with the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) Community Forum 2014.

The EGCF annual event provides a unique opportunity for European Globus users to introduce and discuss their work, challenges, solutions, and best practices within a community atmosphere. The event also gives participants the chance to provide feedback on Globus technologies, as well as present any Globus requirements they may have for their research. Co-organised with the US Globus team, the Forum allows your voice to be heard both within the European community as well as the Globus team in the United States.

Registration for the event is now open:
To participate in the EGCF meeting you have to be registered at least for Thursday, May 22nd. In the registration form you have to also check the box for
Agenda: EGCF 2014 “Facing Big Data”
Preliminary agenda:

Time                       Title

11:00 – 11:15           Welcome  and Update – Matthias Hofmann (TU Dortmund, EGCF CB)

11:15 – 11:30            Globus Updates – Vas Vasiliadis (University of Chicago)

11:30 – 12:00          Demo: Globus Genomics - Vas Vasiliadis (University of Chicago)

12:00 – 12:30         Keynote: Data Challenges at EMBL-EBI – Steven Newhouse (EBI)

12:30 – 14:00         Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:30         Processing big data by WS-PGRADE/gUSE and Data Avenue, Peter Kacsuk  (MTA-STAKI)

14:30 – 15:00         “How beginners experience grid computing”, Michael Krieger (RISC Software GmbH, EGCF CB)

15:00 – 15:30         EGCF Coordination Board election*

15:30 – 16:00         Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:30         Research Infrastructures for Integrated Environmental Modeling: the   DRIHM experience, Dieter Kranzlmüller (LRZ)

16:30 – 17:30          Panel discussion on “Facing Big Data“

* The election of a new EGCF coordination board for a 1 year term will be conducted at the meeting. If you would like to steer EGCF, please volunteer as board member and send an email to


Highlights of the Forum meeting in 2014 include:

  • Community stories by researchers using Globus
  • Panel discussion about the future of Globus in Europe by leading experts
  • Unique opportunity to present and discuss Globus requirements with European users and the Globus US team – make sure your requirements are heard!
  • Keynote by Globus US project lead, with insider news from Globus US team leader on important upcoming Storage and Collaboration features (hear it here first!)

Please contact for any enquiries.

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