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The e-Science Institute invites proposals for meetings and workshops to be run over the next twelve months commencing in February 2007.

The e-Science Institute (eSI) situated in Edinburgh is the UK’s centre for e‑Science meetings. Funded by the e-Science Core Programme it has been operating since August 2001 and during the first five years has run 407 meetings attended by some 12,000 delegates and has hosted 43 visitors who have stayed for varying periods from one day to a year.

eSI is actively looking to support activities across all academic disciplines and encourages new communities to take advantage of the significant expertise we can offer, in particular in putting them in touch with technical experts and computational scientists already engaged in e‑Science. Proposals for meetings need to show a clear link with e-Science – whether with well developed existing communities or new communities in the early stages of applying e‑Science techniques to their research.

Over the last two months, in addition to our series of visiting researchers’ seminars and lectures, we have hosted workshops on a wide variety of topics including:

We can provide support in the form of:

  • Funding for 1 or 2 speakers a day.
  • Assist with suggesting suitable speakers and participants.
  • Provide means of advertising the event and disseminating the output – 3.5GB of reports and presentations are downloaded from our website daily by the worldwide community.
  • A team of experienced staff to help with organisation of the meeting, and the use of our high quality conference facilities.

Researchers who want to organise a workshop to engage in collaborative work (e.g. ‘hackathons’) should also consider applying to the visitor programme for additional funds to enable them to engage a larger group of participants.

If you are thinking of running a workshop initial enquiries should be made by emailing lee@nesc.ac.uk to check on availability. Proposals will be reviewed by the eSI Programme Committee which convenes in late January 2007, and should be submitted no later than 20th January 2007 for initial consideration by that committee. Further information on the eSI responsive mode is available at: http://www.nesc.ac.uk/esi/arranging_events.html

If you have any questions, please contact Anna Kenway by email anna@nesc.ac.uk or Telephone +44 (0)131 650 9818


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