Thursday, September 24, 2009

Best Poster and Best Demo Competition - Winners announced!

The competition for Best Poster and Best Demo has been particularly close this year at EGEE’09 but the survey has closed, the votes have been counted and finally we have our winners.

For the best poster, the prize goes to “Towards a reference model for the LifeWatch ICT infrastructure” by Vera Hernandez and Axel Poigne, both of the Fraunhofer Institute IAIS. The runner up was “gqsub: Grid computing at the Mesoscopic scale” by Stuart Purdie and Anthony Doyle of the University of Glasgow.

The demo competition has been particularly interesting this year with all demonstrators invited to submit a short video introducing their demo – you can watch these on YouTube at The standard has been extremely high, with 20 videos sent in – among them, some very imaginative and entertaining creations. It was a hotly fought contest, with the winning demo just edging into first place: “neuGRID – A grid-brained infrastructure to understand and defeat brain diseases” by David Manset (MAAT GKnowledge) and Giovanni Frisoni (IRCCS Fatebenefratelli).

Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all who responded to our video challenge this year – we will look forward to watching the contributions for the 5th EGEE User Forum, 12-16 April, in Uppsala, Sweden. Uppsala has the oldest university in Sweden and boasts 40,000 students. It is also home to Sweden's oldest botanic gardens, founded by famous botanist Carl Linnaeus. Conveniently located only 20 minutes from Arlanda airport with plenty of flights from international destinations, Uppsala is also within easy reach of Stockholm. The call for abstracts will be out in a couple of weeks - so see you there!

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