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Welcome to a Nordic conference on eScience in Helsinki, 29-30 September 2011!

date: Thursday-Friday, September 29-30, 2011


venue: Hotel Crowne Plaza, Helsinki, Finland

website: www.escience.fi

The conference looks at the key areas in eScience:

·        e-infrastructures and cloud computing

·        research methods and tools

·        researcher training and education

·        green technical solutions

·        interaction between research, policy-making, business and industry. 

The modern research requires strong support by its infrastructures: technical tools and instruments and socio-economic systems for organising and sharing knowledge. Today, ICT-based infrastructures are an essential foundation for all research and innovation. With a proper scientific e-infrastructure, researchers in different domains can globally collaborate on the same body of data, finding new knowledge and insights. The use of new technology in research enhances inventions, innovations and solutions that discard discipline boundaries. Taking up these opportunities challenges the academic and research communities and the innovation sector. How do we make the most out of the opening opportunities? What possibilities and benefits does the Nordic collaboration offer to the development of the e-infrastructures and the green technical solutions?

The conference is arranged as part of the Finnish Presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers. It is connected with the Nordic eScience Initiative managed by Nordforsk. The participation is free of charge but requires a registration by 9th September on www.escience.fi. The conference is organized by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd. (Finland), the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Nordic Council of Ministers,  and Nordforsk.

As distinguished speakers we have: 

Professor Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK

Professor Peter James, Director of the JISC-funded SusteIT project, University of Bradford, UK

Secretary General Halldór Ásgrímsson, the Nordic Council of Ministers

Director General Sakari Karjalainen, Ministry of Education and Culture, FI

Programme Director Sverker Holmgren, Nordforsk

Director Leif Laaksonen, CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd, FI

Special Adviser Gudmund Høst, the Research Council of Norway

Professor  Jan-Eric Litton, Biomedical Computing, Karolinska institutet, Sweden

Associate Professor Hans Karlsson, Uppsala university, SE

CEO René Buch, Nordunet

Project Manager Damien Lecarpentier, CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd, FI

Project Manager Camilla Grynnerup Fisker, National IT and Telecom Agency, DK

Vice President, Channel Business Maria Nordgren, F-Secure, FI

CEO, Dr. Kimmo Koski, CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd, FI

Director René Belsø, Danish Center for Scientific Computing DCSC

Professor Lennart Johnsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE

Deputy Director Sofia Holmgren, Division for Information Technology Policy, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, SE

Senior Adviser Helene Norberg, the Nordic Council of Ministers

Senior Research Scientist Ville Kotovirta,  VTT, FI

Associate Professor Helgi Tor Ingason, University of Iceland

Director Frans de Bruïne ISC4.EU 

Docent, PhD Björn Lundell, Informatics Research Centre, University of Skövde, SE

Chancellor Krista Varantola, Chair of the National Advisory Board on Ethics, FI

Project Coordinator Marie Sandberg, CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd, FI

Professor Juni Palmgren, FI       

Senior Science Adviser Pentti Pulkkinen, Academy of Finland


On behalf of the organizers


Project Planner Sini Keinonen

Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland

tel. + 358 40-1580 109