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European Globus Community Forum 2012 - A retrospect

posted 10 Apr 2012, 15:08 by Matthias Hofmann   [ updated 10 Apr 2012, 15:10 ]

The European Globus Community Forum (EGCF) hosted its annual meeting under the slogan “Collecting Requirements, Sharing Experiences” on March 26th 2012 in Garching near Munich during the European Grid Infrastructure Community Forum (EGI-CF). Michael Krieger from RISC software was unanimously elected for one more year as the speaker of the EGCF.

The event was arranged and sponsored by the Initiative for Globus in Europe (IGE) which strongly supports EGCF as a community-driven organisation representing developers, users, administrators and other Globus-interested people in Europe. One of the main targets of the conference was to bring those different groups of people together into one place and into EGCF as an organisation to discuss about the future of Globus in Europe as well as best practices.

"We are proud to have such a very exciting program been prepared for the participants.", says Dr. Helmut Heller, project manager of the Initiative for Globus in Europe. “Beside our keynote speakers, there were a number of exciting community talks. We are always eager to learn about how Globus is used in different applications to help them achieving their goals. Moreover, the open discussions on requirements for the next release cycles of IGE and the sustainability of the IGE project, i.e. the EGCF, were very useful for us. I would like to take thank all who attended and actively participated in the discussions.”

During the conference, attendees had the opportunity to learn from Globus team experts about current and future plans for the Globus software stack. To this end, Steve Tuecke, Co-PI of the Globus project, contributed with talks about Globus and the current state of the art as well as a hands-on session for GlobusOnline. A separate keynote was held by Prof. Fetzer from TU Dresden who explained difficulties of using Cloud and Grid Computing with respect to national and European data privacy law.

We kindly encourage all participants to send us your feedback through our feedback form at http://www.egcf.eu/site/?page_id=131. The slides of all talks and the entire program are online available at http://www.egcf.eu/site/?page_id=14.