Swiss National Grid  /  Events  /  SWISS GRID DAY 2008

Dates: November 5, 2008 - November 5, 2008

Location: Bern Switzerland


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The event is free of charge and open to all parties interested in Grid Computing.

Planned Agenda

  9:15 –   9:30    Welcome [pdf]

  9:30 – 10:00    Status of the Swiss National Grid Association (Peter Kunszt, CSCS) [pdf]

10:00 – 10:45    Keynote: The European Grid Initiative (Dieter Kranzlmüller, LMU München) [pdf]

10:45 – 11:15    Coffee break

11:15 – 12:15    Session on funding opportunities:

  • Patrick Furrer, EUResearch: EU FP7 opportunities [pdf]
  • Christoph Witzig, SWITCH: SWITH/AAA opportunities [pdf]
  • Peter Kunszt, CSCS: Swiss Nationalfonds opportunities [pdf]

12:15 – 13:30    Lunch

13:30 – 14:15    Keynote: D-Grid (Uwe Schwiegelshohn, TU Dortmund)

14:15 – 15:15    Three contributed talks:

  • Placi Flury, SWITCH: The Progress of the Swiss Multi-Science Computing Grid Project [pdf]
  • Pierre Kuonen, EIA-FR: Distributed OO Programming with POPC++ applied to Snow and Avalanche
  • Josef Joller, HS: Definition and Implementation of a Workflow Language for the Grid

15:15 – 15:45    Coffee break

15:45 – 16:45    Presentations of the SwiNG Working Groups
The current SwiNG Working Groups “ATLAS” [pdf], “Proteomics” [pdf],  “Grid Workflow” [pdf] and “Campus Grid” [pdf] are each giving a 10 min presentation about their goals, members, status and future plans.

16:45 – 17:00    Closing

17:00 – 18:00    Time for internal SwiNG Working Group discussions

18:30    Dinner for all speakers with the SwiNG Executive Board and Scientific Council chair

The location of the event is close to Bern’s main train station. For details, please see and

Location: University of Bern, Main Building, 5th floor, room no. 501 (Kuppelraum), Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern
Contact: SwiNG Executive Board

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