This meeting was hosted by the Netherlands and held at the Ministry for Education, Culture and Science in The Hague. Two presentations were given by Kees Neggers, Managing Director of SURFnet, one on the implementation of SURFnet6, the latest generation network for research and education in the Netherlands, the other on GLIF (Global Lambda Integrated Facility), a co-operative international initiative to exploit light path technology to interconnect large-scale research projects world-wide. John Martin gave a presentation on the visit by the European delegation on e-infrastructure to North America in 2004. Regular reports were received from Karel Vietsch on the activities of TERENA, from Dai Davies of DANTE on progress with the GEANT 2 network, and from Wim Jansen of the European Commission on e-infrastructure developments under FP6 and on preparations for FP7.
This meeting was hosted by the United Kingdom and held at the UK National e-Science Centre in Edinburgh. Presentations were given by Malcolm Atkinson on the UK e-Science programme and by John Martin on the Cotswolds International Middleware Meeting held on 14-15 October 2004. The meeting also received a written report on the visit of the European delegation on e-Infrastructures to North America in June 2004. Regular reports were received on GEANT status and progress with the successor project GN2 by Matthew Scott of DANTE, and on e-infrastructure developments under FP6 by Wim Jansen of the European Commission. Other topics discussed by the meeting included the preparations for FP7 and the future instruments for funding the pan-European research network.
This meeting was hosted by Hungary and held in Budapest. Presentations were given by Lajos Balint and Istvan Tetenyi on research networking in Hungary and by Tamas Maray on the High Performance Computing programme. John Martin gave a presentation on highlights of the Internet 2 spring meeting held in Washington in April 2004; he also reported on his meetings with staff at the National Science Foundation. Regular reports were received on GEANT status and progress with the successor project GN2 by Tomaz Kalin of DANTE, and on research infrastructure developments under FP6 by Wim Jansen of the European Commission. Other topics discussed by the meeting included the recent meeting of the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group in Dublin, and preparatory work for FP7.
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