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Thursday, September 4, 2008

EGEE'08 Conference, 22-26 September, Istanbul, Turkey

With just two weeks to go before the EGEE'08 conference in Istanbul, Turkey, the EGEE project office is delighted to see there are over 450 people registered for the major European grid event of the year, with more signing up every day.

EGEE'08's rich programme will feature keynotes from world-renowned grid experts, including 5 parallel tracks covering a spectrum of grid-related topics. Our demo and exhibition area will have more than 14 stands, 50 posters and 12 demos to entertain you in between sessions.

EGEE'08 will provide the perfect opportunity for people from the business and academic sectors to network with the user communities, developers, decision makers and over 40 collaborating projects. The vision of a sustainable, interoperable e-Infrastructure will be uppermost in everyone's minds.

Keynote speakers will include Dieter Kranzmüller, LMU, speaking about the exciting European Grid Initiative and Peter Vosshall, Vice President and Distinguished Engineer at Amazon.com, who will give an insight into Amazon's much-talked-about cloud computing services. Grid deployment in Asia will be discussed by Simon Lin of the Academica Sinica Grid Computing Centre and Peter Coveney, Director of Computational Science at UCL, will introduce the benefits grid computing could offer to clinical decision-makers. EGEE's grid operations, middleware and a host of applications will also be covered across the conference week.

A training event is organised for the weekend before the conference for anyone interested in getting hands-on grid experience.

If you haven't yet signed up, the full week registration package includes the complete conference programme, entry to the exhibition, lunches, morning and afternoon coffee, a Welcome Cocktail and the Gala Dinner on Wednesday, 24 September. The EGEE’08 conference is sponsored by Intel, Dell and Proline.

You can register online for EGEE’08, training sessions and book your hotel at http://egee08.eu-egee.org/

The project office team here at CERN are all excited about the trip out to Istanbul and we look forward to welcoming you at the conference!

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