The Third EELA Conference is meant to be an "open conference" and its Scientific Programme is conceived to reach two main objectives:

 present a selection of the most impressive scientific results that have been obtained in the last two years not only by EELA but also by EGEE and the other EGEE "Related Projects";

 discuss the main achievements of the Projects and provide an outlook to the near future with special attention to the issue of the long term sustainability of Regional e-Infrastructures.

Proceedings book (ISBN 978-84-7834-565-6)

Presentations available for download

Critical Dates

Abstract submission opening day: 19 June 2007

Abstract submission deadline: Extended to 12 October 2007

Notification of acceptance by: 30 October 2007

Camera-ready papers by: extended to 18 November 2007

Conference dates: 3-5 December 2007

About the EELA Project

The EELA Project (E-infrastructure shared between Europe and Latin America) is an European Commission initiative whose objective is to enhance the e-Infrastructures of Latin American countries to the level of those of Europe, building on the GÉANT2 network as well as on the mature state of the EC funded project “América Latina Interconectada Con Europa” (ALICE) and of its outcome, the RedCLARA network.

Started in January 2006, it has promoted a powerful Research Network by creating an e-Infrastructure for e-Science applications through the share of expertise and computing resources available in Europe (Italy, Portugal, and Spain) and in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela), in the framework of EGEE and in close collaboration with other related EC funded projects such as BalticGrid, BELIEF, EUChinaGRID, EUIndiaGrid, EUMEDGRID, and SEE-GRID2.

EELA is currently granting its users a stable, well supported e-Infrastructure, based on 16 Resources Centres summing up to over 1100 CPU cores and 60 Terabytes of storage space. Thanks to such infrastructure, a large portfolio of computing intensive scientific applications have been successfully deployed on the EELA Grid framework. Those applications cover the field of Biomedicine, High Energy Physics, e-Learning and Climate.

Technically, the EELA Project is sound and a quick start-up has been followed throughout the first year by a very good progress. With its dynamic work plan, EELA is expected to help reducing the digital divide in Latin-America, making available to researchers a high performance e-Infrastructure for advanced investigations.

Thus, EELA is drastically changing the perspective about e-Science in Latin America. This not only because of the number of grid sites, or CPUs, or Terabytes, but rather because EELA is:

 "Building" the human network fostering scientific collaborations across the Atlantic;

 Raising the awareness of new ways of doing (e-)Science;

 Putting the seed for a long term sustainability of e-Infrastructures in the Region.

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