Theme: Global e-Infrastructure for Global Challenges
Nowadays, the world is facing complex and global challenges in climate, health, energy, safety that impact whole populations and that are not restricted by country borders. Being of continental or even transcontinental size, the challenges can be tackled only through collaboration between multiple user communities, crossing nations and regions. Such collaborations are complicated by fragmented research, where individual groups and nations merely find isolated pieces of the global puzzle. While not a panacea, the global e-Infrastructure supporting the international collaboration allows to render the puzzle effectively, accessibly and completely.
The universality of the global e-Infrastructure concept must find its way into its proper implementation that results from a close interaction and collaboration with communities that use it. ISGC 2015 solicits papers and contributions that show this interaction that benefits both sides – the global communities dealing with global challenges (and the pieces of the global puzzle) and the e-Infrastructure developers and managers, that face new challenges of size and multiplicity of requirements.
Goal of the ISGC 2015 is to create face-to-face stage where individual communities and national representatives can present and share their contributions to the global puzzle and contribute thus to the solution of global challenges. We cordially invite and welcome your participation!!