eScience conference

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?

Time and place


Hotel Crowne Plaza, Helsinki, Finland 29.09.2011 to 30.09.2011

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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 conference looks at the key areas in eScience:

  • eInfrastructures and cloud computing
  • research methods and tools
  • researcher training and education
  • green technical solutions
  • interaction between research, policy-making, business and industry.

The participation is free of charge. Register on before September 9th!

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.

The conference is arranged as a part of the Finnish Presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers. It is closely connected with the Nordic eScience Initiative (2011-2015) managed by NordForsk.

Distinguished speakers:

  • 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
  • Honorary Director General Frans de Bruïne, European Commission
  • 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

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