Seventh framework programme

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Participant 24: Institute for Parallel Processing - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, IPP BAS
IPP-BAS has a leading position among the scientific institutions in Bulgaria in the fields of Computer Science, Grids and parallel computing, Networks and Distributed Systems. The Institute is responsible for the technical management, monitoring and maintenance of the National Research and Educational Network (NREN), connected with GN2. In January, 2007, IPP-BAS was recognized by the Ministry of Education and Sciences as the most successful institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for its participation in FP6. It has won 13 projects in FP6, most important among them are “Bulgarian IST Centre of Competence in 21 Century - BIS 21++ ” and the Grid projects – EGEE/EGEE-II, SEE-GRID/SEE-GRID-2 and CoreGrid. IPP-BAS is the coordinator of the Bulgarian NGI – Bulgarian Grid Consortium. During the first two phases of EGEE project the IPP-BAS team has been involved in the dissemination, training and Grid operations activities, where it contributed to the COD on duty and TPM shifts, Operational Security Coordination Team and middleware deployment and Grid applications support.
Specific role in the project:

NA2: Produce and disseminate material for the local community, outreach, media and PR activity.

NA3: Adaptation of existent training courses and creation of new ones. Delivery of training courses for Bulgarian and international users. Contribution to EGEE digital repository and training trainers.

SA1: Coordinate participation of BG Grid consortium, supporting Grid operations at increased number of sites, CPU and storage. BG.ACAD CA support. COD on duty and TPM shifts participation, user and site administrative support, VO integration support. Provide support for security related problems, security challenges, and provide feedback in OSCT.
Profile of Key Personnel:

Assoc. Prof. Emanouil Atanassov. Dr. Atanassov received the “John Atanassoff” honorary diploma from the President of Bulgaria for outstanding contribution in the field of information technology. He participated in several national, European and NATO projects, and leads the Bulgarian team in EGEE-II project. He will be involved in the security and COD on duty activity in EGEE-III, based on his experience in EGEE and EGEE-II.

Prof Kiril Boyanov is a recognized expert in the domains of Network and Grid technologies, leader of several national and EC projects, among them the BIS21++ project from FP6. He will contribute to the training preparation, and international outreach.

Assoc. Prof. Dimitar Todorov is our leading expert in EGEE training activities. He will be the main responsible for training courses preparation, organization and contributions to the EGEE digital repository.

Assoc. Prof. Todor Gurov is a team leader of the Bulgarian participation in the SEEGRID 2 project, and has extensive experience with middleware deployment and monitoring during EGEE phase I and II. He will contribute to the COD on duty and middleware coordination and VO support in EGEE-III.

Assoc. Prof. Aneta Karaivanova leads several projects with the national science fund. She coordinated the South Eastern Federation participation in the NA2 activity during EGEE phase I and II. She will be responsible for producing and disseminating materials about EGEE for the local community, and for outreach.
IPP BAS leads the Bulgarian Joint Research Unit whose members include:

1. The Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IM-BAS)

2. Sofiiski Universitet "Sveti Kliment Ohridski" (FMI-SU)
Participant 25: University of Cyprus, UCY
The Department of Computer Science is one of the five departments of the School of Pure and Applied Sciences of the University of Cyprus. The Department hosts a variety of central computing resources connected with the Cyprus Research and Educational Network (CYNET), hosted at the University of Cyprus and participating in the GEANT Consortium. Within the department, the High-Performance Computing Systems Laboratory (HPCL) focuses on research in Grid Computing, Web Technologies, and Telematics Applications. HPCL has participated in a number of national and European research and development projects, such as CoreGRID (IST-FP6), EGEE and EGEE-II (I3, FP6), g-ECLIPSE (IST, FP6), eScienceCY (Cyprus Research Foundation) among others. HPCL has developed, deployed and operates CyGrid, the Cyprus Certification Authority (CyCA), and a node in the Emispher satellite network for eLearning. Coordinator of Cyprus Grid (CyGrid).
Specific role in the project:

NA2: Produce and disseminate material for the local community, outreach, media and PR activity.

NA3: Contribute with the experience and know-how gained during EGEE I and EGEE II phases (participation in NA4, NA3, SA1 and SA3 activities) to develop high standard content course material for Grid users and administrators.

SA1: Responsible for national user support and resource induction in Cyprus. Support to the local users and integration of CyGRID resources centers into the EGEE infrastructure.

SA3: Contribute and facilitate resources for the setup of a testbed for testing the middleware. Debugging and analysis of problems found in the Middleware, and contribute to providing solutions/work-arounds.
Profile of Key Personnel:

Marios Dikaiakos is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus, where he leads the High-Performance Computing Systems Laboratory and serves as coordinator of graduate studies. Dikaiakos' research focuses on network-centric computing, with an emphasis on Grids and the World-Wide Web. Dikaiakos received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University (1994). He also holds a M.A. degree in Computer Science from Princeton (1991) and a Dipl.-Ing. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (summa cum laude, 1988). He was a Research Associate at the University of Washington in Seattle (1994-1995) and spent a pre-doctoral internship at the Paris Research Lab of Digital Equipment Corporation (fall 1991). Dr. Dikaiakos has over 15 years of experience in research projects funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army Research Office, and the Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA) of the USA. More recently, he has participated in several research projects funded by the European Commission, the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus and the Research Committee of the University of Cyprus, as Principal Investigator or Principal Institutional Investigator. As of January 2002, Dr. Dikaiakos leads the Grid Computing activities at the University of Cyprus, in the context of the CrossGrid, EGEE, EGEE-II, CoreGRID, g-ECLIPSE and eScienceCY programs. From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Dikaiakos served as Delegate of Cyprus to the IST Committee (FP5). He has also served as a Reviewer, External Evaluator and Observer for FP5, FP6, and FP7. He has served on several international scientific conference committees. Dr. Dikaiakos has published over seventy papers in books, journals, and conference proceedings.
UCY leads the Cypriote Joint Research Unit whose members include:

1. University of Nicosia;

2. Ministry of Health (CYMoH)

3. Cyprus Research and Academic Network (CYNET).

Participant 26: Tel Aviv University, TAU
Tel Aviv University is the largest university in Israel, located in the heart of the major urban and commercial area of Israel. TAU has played a leading role in getting all Israeli universities to agree to the establishment of the Israel Academic Grid (IAG) IAG is defined as a project within IUCC (Inter University Computation Center), the Israeli NREN. TAU will coordinate all activities of EGEE-III in Israel, in the frameworks of SA1, NA2, NA3 and NA4, and will participate in all of them. Grid sites participating in EGEE-III will be located at TAU, at the Weizmann Institute of Science, and at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. There will be additional Grid activity at Ben-Gurion University, at the Open University and at the IUCC. All these institutes belong to a JRU that has been established in EGEE and will continue its operation in EGEE-III. The website of TAU is .

Specific role in the project:

NA2: Distribute Grid-related information within the academic and industrial community in Israel. The PI will contribute to awareness of the EGEE Grid activities in other research infrastructures in Europe, in conjunction with his role as Israeli representative in ESFRI.

NA3: Run EGEE-related Grid courses.

NA5: Participate at eIRG events.

SA1: Maintain at least three large and active sites participating in SA1 at TAU, Weizmann Institute of Science, and Technion. Personnel at all three institutes will take part in SA1 activities.
Profile of Key Personnel:

Prof. David Horn School of Physics and Astronomy, TAU. He will be leading the overall activity (PI) within EGEE III in Israel. He is also the chairman of the steering committee of IAG. Prof. Horn received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1965 from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He has done theoretical and phenomenological research in High Energy Physics since the early 1960s. He has joined the TAU faculty in 1967 and was appointed Professor of Physics in 1972, and incumbent of the Jaupart Chair in Theoretical Physics of Particles and Fields in 1974. Prof. Horn has been a frequent visitor to centers of excellence in Physics such as Caltech, CERN and SLAC. He has served as Vice-Rector of Tel Aviv University in 1980-3, as Chairman of the School of Physics and Astronomy in TAU during 1986-9, and as Dean of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences in TAU during 1990-5. He has played leading administrational roles also outside the framework of TAU. Currently he is a member of Israel's National Council for Research and Development. He is also the Israel representative to ESFRI, the reflection group planning the roadmap for research infrastructure in FP7. The academic research of Prof. Horn in High Energy Physics resulted in one book and 110 journal articles. In the late 1980s he has switched his research focus to Neural Computation, a field in which he has additional 90 publications. Currently his research work concentrates on Bioinformatics. He has had numerous graduate students and maintains an active research career in parallel to his interest in furthering initiatives in scientific research and development. In 2003 he has started his initiative of creating the IAG and he serves now as its chairman. He has served as the local coordinator of EGEE and EGEE III activities since 2004. His personal website is

Prof. Erez Etzion School of Physics and Astronomy, TAU. Prof. Etzion obtained his PhD from TAU in 1994 and embarked on a research career in experimental particle physics. He has been a research fellow at SLAC from 1994 to 1997 when he returned to a position in TAU. He has also been a scientific associate at CERN in 2003/4. He leads the ATLAS research activity at TAU. His website is
TAU leads the Israeli Joint Research Unit whose members include:

1. Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC)

2. Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (T-IIS)

3. The Open University (OU)

4. The Weizmann Institute of Science Ltd (WIS)

5. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)

Participant 27: Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare in Informatica - ICI Bucuresti
Since its creation in 1970 the institute has been acting as a leading unit in Romanian IT R&D. The professional staff of the institute includes one member of the Romanian Academy, 23 Ph.D. holders and 13 Ph.D. candidates. Six Academy awards were granted to ICI people, including the award for the Romanian National R&D Computer Network project. On the international cooperation, ICI was involved in 38 EU funded FP4 and FP5 projects. Currently the institute is participating in 6 FP6 projects. ICI is the coordinator of the first national initiative RoGrid, which started in 2002. In 2005 the institute was actively involved in the elaboration of the “Strategic Planning - Pilot project for the implementation of the National GRID infrastructure”, issued under the auspices of the National Authority for Scientific Research. During last years ICI has been leading some national projects in the Grid area and has been RoGrid JRU coordinator for the EGEE and SEE-GRID projects. The site RO-01-ICI is active in the EGEE infrastructure. ICI will be the lead contractor of the RoGrid JRU for Romania, which includes 7 partners, all individually listed in this proposal.
Specific role in the project:

NA2: Coordination of EGEE related dissemination activity at the national level; participation in local and regional activities

NA3: Organization and delivery of EGEE training courses for local users; creation and provision of training support.

SA1: Coordination of operational activity at the national level; contribution to the SEE ROC activity. First line of support for operational problems at the national and regional level, support for m/w deployment; running Helpdesk services at the regional level. Contribution to SEE users support; TPM activity; site admin and user training; support to local and regional VOs.
Profile of Key Personnel:

Prof. Doina Banciu. Scientific Director of the institute, coordinator of the National RoGrid initiative, member of the National Task Force for the Strategic Planning, coordinator of national research projects on Grid for digital libraries, local coordinator for the EGEE project. Prof. Banciu will lead the RoGrid JRU in the project and will coordinate the NA2 and NA3 activities.

Dr. Gabriel Neagu. Head of research laboratory, coordinator of research team on Grid and web-services technologies, member of the Romanian Committee for Research Infrastructures, coordinator of national projects IComGrid and GridMOSI, local coordinator of the SEE-GRID project. Dr. Neagu will be mainly involved in SA1 and NA4 activities.

Alexandru Stanciu. Since 04/2004 in charge with technical coordination of the local ROC-SEE component for the EGEE project, including installation and administration of the RO-01-ICI production. Also he was responsible for development and implementation of the SEE Federation Helpdesk solution and its integration with EGEE GGUS. He will be involved in SA1 Grid operation and support.
ICI leads the Romanian Joint Research Unit whose members include:

1. University Politehnica of Bucharest – National Center for Information Technology (UPB);

2. Institutul National de cercetare Dezvoltare Pentru Fizica si Enginerie Nucleara “Horia Hulubei” (NIPNE);

3. National Institute for Aerospace Research (INCAS);

4. Universitatea din Bucuresti (UniBuc);

5. Universitatea de Vest din Timişoara (UVT);

6. Universitatea Tehnica Cluj-Napoca (UTCN).
Participant 28: Institut Za Fiziku, IPB
Institute of Physics Belgrade ( is a leading Serbian research institute. Through its Scientific Computing Laboratory (, IPB coordinates Serbian NGI AEGIS (Academic and Educational Grid Initiative of Serbia, As EGEE-II partner, IPB represents and caters for computational needs of Serbian ATLAS and CMS groups, as well as the needs of local user communities accessing the Grid through the regional SEE VO, and national AEGIS VO. As a part of SEE ROC, IPB contributes to distributed operations management and provides operational support for middleware deployment, as well as first line of support for operational and user problems. IPB also contributes to the national and regional dissemination activities regarding e-Infrastructures, and organizes outreach and training activities in Serbian R&D institutions.
Specific role in the project:

NA2: Media and PR activity on the national level; Relations with the media in Serbia.

NA3: Organization and implementation of EGEE training activities in Serbia; Preparation of training materials.

SA1: National level operations coordination and representation in SEE ROC; First line of support for operational problems at the national and regional level; Support for middleware deployment.
Profile of Key Personnel:

Dr Aleksandar Belic, Associate Research Professor at IPB, Coordinator of the Academic and Educational Grid Initiative of Serbia (AEGIS), member of the steering committee of the SEE-GRID-2 Project, and PMB chair of EGEE-II. He has served terms as vice president of the Serbian Physical Society and as Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Science of Serbia. Dr Belic will coordinate IPB’s overall participation in EGEE-III, and be responsible for NA3 activity

Dr Aleksandar Bogojevic, Associate Research Professor at IPB. He served as a head of several projects funded by UNICEF, UNESCO, and the European Training Foundation, and has an extensive background in popularization of science and public relations. Dr Bogojevic will be responsible for IPB’s participation in NA2 activity.

MSc Antun Balaz, Research Associate at IPB. Mr. Balaz is technical coordinator of AEGIS, overseeing the daily operation of its sites, and manages Serbian National AEGIS VO. He leads the Grid operations workpackage within the SEE-GRID-2 project, and is Serbia’s representative in SEE-ROC participating in its daily activities. Mr Balaz is an active member of EGEE-II NA4 VO managers group and of the VO Deployment Working Group established by TCG. He will be responsible for IPB’s participation in SA1 activities.
Participant 29: Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu, TUBITAK
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) is the supreme organization put in charge of promoting, developing, organizing and coordinating research and development in the fields of exact sciences in Turkey. Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM) have been founded as a service unit of TUBITAK. ULAKBIM's main objectives are to operate a computer network enabling interaction between the institutional elements of national innovation system, and to provide information technologies support and information services to help scientific production. ULAKBIM leads and coordinates the activities of independent research communities in parallel processing towards a Turkish Grid representing the TR-Grid National Initiative ( and organizes meetings and workshops to enable information exchange and knowledge dissemination on Grid computing. ULAKBIM coordinates production Grid operations in the country. Currently TR-Grid production level infrastructure consists of 1000 CPUs, 8 sites and 40 TByte of storage resources.
Specific role in the project:

NA2: Meetings and interviews with media organizations will be organized to popularize EGEE infrastructure and project.

NA3: Tutorials and hands-on sessions will be prepared to support national Grid user community.

SA1: TR-Grid Infrastructure is one of the largest infrastructures in the region. For sustainable and healthy operation of national Grid infrastructure two operation centers were established in Turkey. EGEE supported personnel will be responsible for middleware deployment and support, running Grid services. TR-Grid CA and RA will be operated.
Profile of Key Personnel:

Prof. Cem Sarac is Director of ULAKBIM since April, 2005. He holds his Ph.D. degree from Mining and Mineral Engineering Department of Leeds University. He received his MS and BS degrees in Geology Engineering of Hacettepe University. Since 1993, he has been affiliated with the Engineering Faculty, Hacettepe University. Within his administrative activities, he has been acting as a director of several institutions in information technologies area. Currently, his major areas of interest are computer modeling and simulation techniques

Serkan Orcan is Deputy Director of ULAKBIM since June, 2005. He has graduated from the Computer Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University (METU). He also received his MS degree in Science and Technology Policy Studies of METU. His major areas of interest are national innovation systems, telecommunication, research and education networks.

Dr. Burcu Ortakaya received her Ph.D. degree from Physics Engineering Department of Hacettepe University in 2003. She is a member of the Project Management Board of the EUMEDGRID and Steering Committee of SEE-GRID-2 projects. Dr. Ortakaya is also responsible contact person of National Grid Initiative (TR-Grid) and European Grid Initiative (EGI) of Turkey.

Onur Temizsoylu graduated from the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of METU in 2000. Mr. Temizsoylu is senior researcher in ULAKBIM. He worked as a Grid infrastructure manager and steering committee member for the SEE-GRID project. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the SEE-GRID-2 Project.

Msc Aslı Zengin graduated and received her MSc degree from the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at METU in June, 2005 and in July 2007 respectively. Since March 2005, Ms. Zengin has been working at ULAKBIM as a researcher. She is Grid Infrastructure Manager for SEE-GRID-2 and EUMEDGRID projects. She is also ROC national representative for EGEE-2 Project.
TUBITAK leads the Turkish Joint Research Unit whose members include:

1. Bilkent Universitesi (BU);

2. Bogazici Universitesi (BOUN);

3. University of Cukurova (CU);

4. Erciyes Universitesi (EU);

5. Istanbul Teknik Universitesi (ITU);

6. Middle East Technical University (METU);

7. Pamukkale Universitesi (PU).

Participant 30: Laboratorio de Instrumentaçao e Fisica Experimental de Particulas, LIP
LIP, Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics, is the Portuguese High Energy Physics laboratory. The LIP computing team has been deeply involved in Grid computing since 2001 and has participated in past European projects such as EU DataGrid (unfunded), CrossGrid and EGEE. LIP is currently participating in the projects EGEE-II, WLCG, “Interactive European Grid” ( and “E-infrastructure shared between Europe and Latin America” (EELA). LIP has extensive expertise in the field of Grid computing infrastructures operation and deployment. LIP also operates the “LIP certification authority”. In the context of the EGEE project, LIP together with PIC in Spain is responsible for the Grid operations in the EGEE Southwest federation including infrastructure coordination, training, user support and site support for Portugal and Spain. Also in this context LIP is providing one of the Ticket Processing and Management teams that oversee the whole EGEE user support infrastructure. LIP is responsible for the integration and support of the Sun Grid engine batch system within EGEE. LIP provides professionally managed Grid core services for Portuguese and Spanish researchers. LIP is responsible for the coordination of EGEE with the Portuguese scientific community and has successfully integrated several Grid computing resource centres. In additon LIP has a major role in the Portuguese national Grid initiative and will deploy and operated the Portuguese federated Tier-2 for the WLCG composed of three sites that will be integrated in the EGEE-III infrastructure.
Specific role in the project:

NA2: Dissemination in Portugal, translation of materials, relations with media

NA3: Creation of new materials, organization of training events and delivery of training in the region, translation of materials to Portuguese

SA1: SWE ROC management in partnership with PIC. Interoperability with the Portuguese national Grid initiative, WLCG community and IBERGRID. Operation of the Portuguese national Grid certification authority LIPCA for EGEE users.

Operation of core services for the SWE federation. Operation of the LIP pre-production site. Coordination of first releases in the pre-production. First line of support for operational issues. Deployment coordination and support, site certification.

Support for Southwest federation users. Routing of tickets for the SWE federation. Participation in the GGUS TPM. Bridge with the Portuguese NGI and IBERGRID helpdesk. Training of site managers. Support for Sun Grid Engine in EGEE.

Security incident coordination and support. Participate in EUgridPMA and IGTF activities (LIP operates the CA for Portugal). Integration of campus authentication systems.

Profile of Key Personnel:

Jorge Gomes holds a degree in Computer Science and Management. He is a senior computing research scientist at LIP. He has experience in data communications, networking, security, and Grid technologies. He has been involved in several national and international projects on data acquisition systems, networking and Grid technologies. Between 2003 and 2005 he was responsible for the LIP team in the CrossGrid project where he was Grid infrastructure deputy and responsible for the operations quality control. From 2005 to 2006 he was responsible for the LIP participation in the European project EGEE where it was also operations deputy manager for the Southwest federation. Since 2006 he is responsible for the LIP participation in the EGEE-II project where he is Southwest federation deputy and member of the project management board. During the same year he become deputy project manager of the project where he is leading the operations of this international Grid infrastructure. Also since 2006 he is leading the LIP participation in the EELA project where he is responsible for the deployment of Grid certification authorities in Latin America and for the virtual organizations management. He is also head of the LIP computer centre in Lisbon and technical responsible for the Portuguese Tier-2 for the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid.

Gaspar Barreira is research co-ordinator and director of LIP. He is a research scientist with extensive experience in the fields of data acquisition systems, trigger technologies, data transmission technologies and computing. He is the Portuguese representative at the CERN LHC Computing Grid Deployment Board. He has been involved in several European and international Grid computing projects including EGEE-I and EGEE-II. He is currently director at the Portuguese academic research network (FCCN). He is also deeply involved in the coordination of both the Portuguese national Grid initiative and the joint Portuguese/Spanish Grid infrastructure (IBERGRID).
Participant 31: Institut de Fisica da Altas Energias, IFAE
The PIC division of the IFAE is a scientific-technological centre which supports scientific communities working in projects that require massive data processing and data storage. It also supports scientific collaboration in virtual communities, since it exploits GRID technology and methodologies, forming part of the most extensive distributed computation infrastructure on a world-wide scale. The GRID obtains its efficiency from the secure sharing of computing resources and endows research with an extremely powerful and cost-saving tool. The Port d'Informació Científica (PIC) is a Joint Research Unit funded through a collaboration agreement of the Catalan Autonomic Community Government (through the Institut de Física d'Altes Energies - IFAE), the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (through the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas - CIEMAT) and the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. IFAE acts as the legal representative of the PIC JRU. PIC was created in 2003 as an innovative center focused on Grid-enabled Petabyte-level data management and processing, supporting basic and applied research in the physical sciences, biology, medicine and engineering. PIC staff has participated in the DataGrid, CrossGrid and EGEE projects. PIC hosts a Tier-1 center for LHC computing. The center provides the overall coordination of the SouthWest Federation.
Specific role in the project:

NA2: Translation of press releases and dissemination materials to Spanish. Relations with media in Spain.

NA3: Periodic training of LHC end-users with gLite. Training oriented to user communities. NA4: Participation in the Astronomy and Astrophysics cluster related to the MAGIC experiment.

NA5: Transmit EGEE views, particularly on integration of Data Repositories into the Grid Infrastructure, at e-IRG workshops and expert groups.

SA1: ROC coordination, operation coordination in the federation, site certification, 1st line middleware and site support, CIC on duty shifts, pre-production testbed, central Grid services, TPM shifts, site training, Federation-level coordination of timesheets and deliverables, representation of the federation in boards.

SA2: Support for the ENOC and contribution to overall networking coordination (TNLC Meetings, normalization of trouble ticket exchange, interface with service network provisioning, IPv6 compliance, promotion of advance network services and tools).

SA3: Participation in the certification testbed, Condor Batch system integration.
Profile of Key Personnel:

Manuel Delfino is Professor of Physics at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain (UAB) and Adjoint Researcher at the Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE) in Barcelona. He is currently the Director of the Port d'Informació Científica (Scientific Information Port) in Barcelona and the Coordinating Principal Investigator of the LHC Computing Grid Project in Spain. He was on leave during 1999-2002 serving as Leader of the Information Technology Division of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research based in Geneva, Switzerland. Prof. Delfino holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Engineering and Physics, an M.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics with a minor in Computer Science, all from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Kai Neuffer did his Dr. in Physics at the Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) in Cottbus, Germany. He was participating in the EGEE project representing the site INTA-CAB at the Center of Astrobiology (INTA-CSIC), where he worked about five years in charge of the system administration of the center and as responsible for scientific computation. Before coming to Spain he was working as researcher studying complex systems in relation to pattern formation in hydrodynamics and the rupture process of thin films at the University of Stuttgart and later in Cottbus. A part of this studies where performed at the Instituto Pluridisciplinar of the University Complutense in Madrid financed by the EU project (UE-TMR). Since May 2006 he is working at the Port d'Informació Científica coordination the administration of the centers Grid infrastructure and as Regional Operation Center (ROC) Manager for the South West Federation within the EGEE-II project.

Mari Carmen Porto holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) since 2001 and Computer Engineer since 1995 by the Rafael Urdaneta University in Venezuela. She is currently the PIC (Port d'Informació Científica) Project Manager and is the person in charge for the EGEE Federation Administrative Officer SW also she works for the projects GRID for the Digital radiology and data processing of the LHC in PIC.
IFAE leads the Spanish Joint Research Unit whose members include:

1. Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT);

2. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC);

3. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV);

4. Entidad Pública Empresarial RED.ES (RED.ES);

5. Fundación Centro Tecnológico de Supercomputación de Galicia (CESGA);

6. Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM);

7. Universidad de Zaragoza (UNIZAR).

Participant 32: The Provost Fellows and Scholars of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, TCD
TCD manages Grid-Ireland, which is the national Grid for Ireland, see The Computer Architecture and Grid Research Group (CAG), which is represented in this project, is a constituent part of the Computer Systems Laboratory that brings together expertise in networking, computer architecture and grids, and distributed systems. CAG has managed the Grid support layer, on behalf of Grid-Ireland, for Irish academic and research institutions since 1999. This includes user and deployment support, and national services such as certification, Grid information, VO management, and a dedicated infrastructure of Grid gateways. Grid-Ireland does not provide compute resources, rather these are provided by member institutions, but CAG itself operates a 100-node Grid site and more particularly a dedicated virtualised testbed infrastructure (TestGrid) that implements a replica of Grid-Ireland and multiple testing and certification scenarios for EGEE-II SA3. CAG has been a participant in the EU DataGrid project (monitoring, security, testbeds), CrossGrid (security monitoring, testbeds) and EGEE (operations) projects, and is a participant in the EU EGEE-II, and ICEAGE projects, and the Irish CosmoGrid, WebCom-G and e-INIS projects.

TCD was an early adaptor and innovator in the use virtualization (machines and networks) technologies in Grid, and has developed a number of supporting open-source tools, such as GridBuilder ( TCD actively contributes to the support and deployment of MPI on the EGEE infrastructure, and also to the Quattor fabric management tool used within EGEE.

Specific role in the project:

SA1: Regional Operations Centre for Ireland in UK/I federation.

SA3: Interoperation Platform Porting, and Testing and Certification of Security and Information System components.
Profile of Key Personnel:

Dr Brian Coghlan (B.E., M.A., Ph.D). Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin. Leader of the Computer Architecture and Grid Research Group (CAG), and the instigator of and responsible for its Grid activities. This group, comprising 6 academics and over 20 postgraduate students, has extensive expertise in the Grid arena. Dr.Coghlan is a founding Director of Grid-Ireland and Director of the Grid-Ireland OpsCentre, He will be the primary point of contact and will provide management of SA1 and SA3 staff at TCD.

Mr John Walsh (BA(Mod), M.Sc). Grid-Manager since 2003. He is responsible for the technical management of Grid-Ireland's operations. Member of the GridPP Deployment Board as part of the UK/I federation. He developed a secure “RemotePBS” job manager for the lcg-CE, and provides isolated certification to SA3 using TCD’s “TestGrid”.

Dr Stephen Childs (B.Eng, Ph.D). Deputy Grid Manager for Grid-Ireland since late 2003. He is responsible for the operations and maintenance of EGEE sites in Ireland. He is chair of the MPI working group, an expert in virtualization for Grid, actively contributes to Quattor, and developed the dynamic information provider for Condor.

Dr Eamonn Kenny B.A(Mod), M.Sc Ph.D. Porting Coordinator in EGEE-II SA3. He has ported EGEE middleware to several non-reference platforms, e.g Suse Linux, OS X, IRIX and CentOS. He has contributed to the improvements in the ETICS build system and contributed several analysis tools for build and runtime dependencies.

Participant 33: The Science and Technology Facilities Council, STFC
STFC ( owns and operates the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, the Daresbury Laboratory and the Chilbolton Observatory. These world-class institutions support the research community by providing access to advanced facilities and an extensive scientific and technical expertise. STFC plays a leading role in the UK’s Core e-Science Programme, leading and co-ordinating its National Grid Service as well as participating in projects such as UK Digital Curation Centre, Integrative Biology, and e-Minerals. STFC, under its previous name of CCLRC, played a major role in the EGEE and EGEE II FP6 projects.
Specific role in the project:

NA2: UK dissemination and Real Time Monitor.

NA3: Lead partner

NA4: Supporting applications and VOs in UKI and France. Grod Observatory.

NA5: Participation in eIRG meetings, workshops and white papers.

SA1: STFC will lead the UKI ROC by partnering with other UKI partners, to form a distributed ROC with a strong core team at RAL. STFC will play a leading role in Accounting (APEL Portal), GOCDB, Monitoring, Security, Vulnerability, Operational Duty Rota and Testing.

SA3: STFC will work with CERN on a new Information System interface and move it through the OGF process. This will make use of the expertise gained from the R-GMA development and Service Discovery work.

JRA1: STFC will maintain the SAGA based Service Discovery developed in EGEE-II and plans to provide unfunded effort to maintain R-GMA for which the main development work will have been completed in EGEE-II.
Profile of Key Personnel:

Dr John Gordon, Deputy Director of the STFC e-Science Centre and Deputy Project Leader of GridPP, the UK’s largest e-Science project. Since 2000 he has worked on e-Science and Grid projects including the European DataGrid, the LHC Computing Grid (where he is a member of the Management Board and chairs the Grid Deployment Board), and the UK’s National Grid Service. Led the UKI work on SA1 in EGEE and EGEE II

Dr Robin Middleton has a background in particle physics. Led RAL participation in the EU funded SISCI project to develop software infrastructure for a high performance network and led the UK involvement in the EU DataGrid project, representing the UK on its Project Management Board (chairman for 2002). In EGEE-I&II he represented the UK/Ireland Federation on the Project Management Board (chairman from Autumn 2004 to Summer 2006). He currently leads the DataGrid group at RAL and serves on the Management Board of the GridPP project with responsibilities in middleware and finance.

Dr Neil Geddes. Director of the STFC’s e-Science Centre and Director of the UK Grid Operations and Support Centre which operates and supports the UK’s National Grid Service. He is a member of the Oversight Board of the LHC Computing Grid project and serves on the UK and EU e-Infrastructure working groups (OST e-Infrastructure group and eIRG)

Dr David Kelsey. Head of Particle Physics Computing at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, STFC. For the last 6 years, he has been coordinating Grid security activities for the EU DataGrid project (FP5), the CERN LHC Computing Grid (LCG) and GridPP in the UK. He currently chairs the Joint Security Policy Group of the EU FP6 project EGEE-II, LCG and OSG, producing policies and procedures not only for EGEE but for use in major Grid infrastructures across the world.

Dr Steve Fisher. Ph.D. in particle physics from UCL. Within the DataGrid project he was chairman of the Architecture Task Force and led the work to produce a relational information system (R-GMA) suitable for the Grid. These developments were completed in EGEE-I and EGEE-II. He is active within the OGF where he helped to set up the INFOD-WG, for which he is co-chair and has written the SAGA Service Discovery specification.
STFC leads the UK Joint Research Unit whose members include:

1. The University of Edinburgh (UEDIN);

2. University of Glasgow (Glasgow);

3. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (Imperial);

4. Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (QMUL);

5. The Manchester University (UNIMAN);

6. The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford (UOXF.DL).
Participant 34: Delivery of Advanced Networking Technology to Europe Limited, DANTE
DANTE designs, builds and operates the pan-European network for research GÉANT2 which interconnects the European National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). DANTE has extensive experience in establishing operational procedures with general users and developing enhanced relationships with user groups with special requirements. This experience has already been of benefit in EGEE and EGEE-II in particular for the definition of the functionality of the ENOC and its interactions with NRENs and GÉANT2. DANTE has also extensive experience in the development of network monitoring services which will be beneficial to EGEE-III
Specific role in the project:

SA2: DANTE’s role will be to ensure co-ordination at network operational level between ENOC and GÉANT2 and NRENs. DANTE will also contribute to the development of network monitoring services for EGEE-III
Profile of Key Personnel:

Emma Apted holds a Bsc in Computational Physics from the University of Kent in Canterbury and worked for over 11 years in the commercial ISP sector with a focus on BGP Routing. She joined DANTE Operations in November 2006 and has been working closely with the End to End Co-ordination Unit (E2ECU) which supports the distributed monitoring of multi-domain layer 1 and 2 circuits between research institutions both within Europe and across the Atlantic. These End-to-End circuits use the various EU and US NREN and GÉANT2 networks. Emma's role includes helping to supervise the work of the E2ECU and updating their operations procedures. She is also part of a Working Group to create an Operational Handbook for the LHC OPN ENOC which performs a similar role as the E2ECU but for the layer 3 IP usage of the End-to-End Links, working closer with the end site research institutions.
Participant 35: Inter-University Research Institute Corporation, High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation, KEK
KEK is one of the world’s largest laboratory in High Energy and Nuclear Physics and the Computing Research Center has the mission of carrying out the research and development in computing and information technology fields, and deploying and operating the computer systems necessary for the research activities at KEK. We are the key player to realize the interoperability between the gLite and NAREGI middleware and will demonstrate the operation model using such different middleware.
Specific role in the project:

SA1: R&D on Grid interoperability among different Grid middleware, namely, gLite, NAREGI, SRB and iRODs.
Profile of Key Personnel:

Prof. Takashi Sasaki Leading R&D and deployment of Grid technologies at KEK Computing Research Center. He is also leading the project on simulating cancer therapy using protons and carbons.

Dr. Go Iwai is the key person on GRID deployment at KEK. He is responsible on deployment and operation of gLite and NAREGI.

Ms. Yoshimi Iida is responsible on R&D related SRB and iRODs. From September 1st, 2007, she will stay at CC-IN2P3, Lyon and will work together with us for the development of iRODs.

Prof. Yoshiyuki Watase is the former head of KEK Computing Research Center. He was leading the research activities related Grid at KEK. He is now working on the interoperability between gLite and NAREGI mainly.

Dr. Koichi Murakami is working on development of simulation tools running on GRID environments. He is developing the simulation code for particle therapies and related tools.
Participant 36: Academia Sinica, ASGC
ASGC is one of leading high performance computing and communication centres in Taiwan, which provides advanced services for Grid Computing. Since 2005, ASGC has formally become one of the 11 WLCG Tier-1 centers (the only Tier-1 in Asia) providing services, coordination and support to HEP scientists worldwide. Based on these experiences, ASGC joined the EGEE project extending Grid services to many other fields of Biomedical, Earth Science, and Digital Archives. Acting as the Asia Federation Coordinator and the AP Regional Operation Centre (APROC) in EGEE-II, ASGC not only provides WLCG/EGEE Grid operation and CA services, but also participates in technology development, such as GSTAT, gLite and distributed analysis tools for WLCG. ASGC has also provided over 20 EGEE training courses and symposia with more than 1,000 participants to other Asian Pacific countries over the past two years. In the next phase of EGEE project, ASGC aims to (1) facilitate the setup of additional resource centres in Asia Pacific countries, (2) support the scientific applications in Asia Pacific region leveraging from e-science Grid (or EGEE) infrastructure, (3) disseminate EGEE middleware in Asian countries by means of public events and written/multimedia materials, and (4) continue providing training resources and organize training events for potential and actual Grid users in Asia Pacific region.
Specific role in the project:

NA2: Contribution to management, admin and coordination work; managing materials and publications, media and Public relations, and regional effort. Contributing and coordinating with ISGTW, promoting EGEE related events.

NA3: Contribution to training course content design, scheduling, coordinating with organizations and managing delivery in Taiwan and Asia Pacific region.

NA5: Establish links with other projects and initiatives in Asia Pacific.

NA4: Coordinate Grid applications activity between institutes in Taiwan and Asia Pacific countries. Grid Application Users Support. Grid Applications Platform development. Deploy application services (Biomedical applications, Earth Science applications, Digital Archives…etc). Contribution to the improvement of WISDOM environment and to the evolution/support of AMGA for Avian Flu. Data Grid Services.

SA1: Coordination management of Asia Pacfic Regional Operations Center: providing support for site deployment, daily operations, security coordination, operations tool development, training, contribution to global operations and operations of regional catch CA.

SA3: Contribution to the gLite meddleware testing and certification by the development of effective test cases, toolkits and environment and support for configuration management and version control etc.

Profile of Key Personnel:

Dr. Simon C Lin is in charge of the Academia Sinica Grid Computing (ASGC) and acting as the committee member of Overview Board, Management Board and Grid Deployment Board of the LHC Computing Grid (LCG) project led by CERN. He is also responsible for the Asia Federation and a member of PMB in EGEE project. His current focus is to build the Grid infrastructure for e-Science in Taiwan and to participate in the Global Grid project in order to support the scientific computing, High Energy Physics and Bio-informatics applications, etc.

Eric Yen is the technical manager of ASGC, who is conducting the e- Science infrastructure, core technology and application development in ASGC, and to support broader collaboration within Taiwan and with Asia and Europe.

Min-Hong Tsai has been the ROC Manager for the AsiaPacific ROC in EGEE and EGEE-II, and will continue on with this role in EGEE-III. He has also gained relevant experience as CERN’s technical liaison to the SEEGRID project and as a member of CERN’s Grid Deployment team focusing on operations and monitoring. More recently his work involves management and coordination of operations activities in Asia Pacific.

Wei-Long Ueng is a project manager in ASGC Application Team. His current work includes coordinating Grid applications activity between institutes in Taiwan and Asia Pacific countries, including Bio-informatics, Atmospheric-sciences applications, Earth sciences and Digital Archives/Libraries, etc. He also manages Data Grid Services deployment for National Digital Archives in Taiwan, Grid Application Platform development.

Vicky Huang is a manager in ASGC Dissemination Team. Her current work includes dissemination, public relations, managing materials and publications, etc. She also manages several international collaboration projects and coordinates contact of Asia Pacific Federation.
Participant 37: Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, KISTI
KISTI has been leading a national Grid R&D initiative called K*Grid which started in 2002. K*Grid project is funded by the Ministry of Information and Communication with a total budget of 32M US dollars for five years. Since 2005, KISTI has also been leading a national e-Science project as spin-off from K*Grid project. Since the EGEE-II, KISTI, has been involved in SA1. With the operation support from ASGC which operates as APROC, KISTI has been approved as an EGEE-certified site and running as an EGEE production site since January 2007. KISTI has also served as a LCG Tier-2 Center for the ALICE experiment, contributing to ALICE computing by providing both computing and storage resources necessary for the ALICE community. KISTI has been participating in WISDOM collaboration and is keen on the exploitation of AMGA, an official Metadata Service for EGEE, for the evolution of WISDOM environment.
Specific role in the project:

NA4: KISTI will participate in data challenges on WISDOM and Avian Flu by providing computing and storage resources and contribute to the improvement of WISDOM environment and to the evolution/support of AMGA

SA1: Operate and maintain EGEE Grid services on dedicated computing resources; Serve as EGEE/WLCG ALICE tier-2 center.
Profile of Key Personnel:

Dr. Soonwook Hwang, head of e-Science IT team in KISTI, is in charge of collaboration with EGEE. He was a visiting schalor at Information Sciences Institute (ISI) in the US in 2003. He worked for Japanese National Research Grid Initiative (NAREGI) which is a Japanese National Grid project started in 2003 for five years, aiming at developing Grid middleware for next-generation CyberScience infrastructure.

Jae-Hyuck Kwak is a researcher of Grid computing research team in KISTI. He has been worked for a national Grid R&D initiative (K*Grid) since 2003 which is a national Grid project in Korea, aiming at building national Grid infrastructure and developing Grid middleware. He also played a role of the deployment and management of WLCG/EGEE tier-2 for EGEE-II.

Sunil Ahn is a system engineer, responsible for the technical support of KISTI LCG farms, and will be involved in improvement of WISDOM environment.

Dr. Beob Kyun Kim is expertise in Grid computing and his responsibility includes the management of LCG tier-2 centre at KISTI for the ALICE experiment.
Participant 38: Chonnam National University, CNU
Bio-Technology is considered a national strategic industry of the 21th century, and CNU ranks 4 th in the nation in its research achievements. CNU, second largest among national universities in Korea, is already participating to the validation of the first two drug discovery data challenges. With respect to avian flu, CNU constructed different types of neuraminidase clones for in vitro test. They are now testing best compounds selected in silico on the N1 wild type. Moreover, CNU is starting to construct various kinds of N1 neuraminidase mutants. CNU has therefore the ability to validate the activity of the selected compounds on mutated N1 targets. With respect to malaria, CNU has already constructed an active Plasmepsin clone and expressed an active Plasmepsin. Now CNU is ready for testing in vitro the best compounds selected in silico through the WISDOM data challenge and Molecular Dynamics reranking.
Specific role in the project:

NA4: Advanced application service: CNU will contribute as primary in vitro validation laboratory for these selected targets. In addition, CNU will also participate in silico WISDOM data challenge and Molecular Dynamics reranking of different targets of emerging disease and common diseases in human. Will also provide direct support to users.
Profile of Key Personnel:

Prof. Doman Kim is the Professor in the Laboratory of Carbohydrate and Microbial Genomics, CNU. He has been performed researches on biochemistry of enzymes for more than 19 years. He has developed novel methods for evolution of new genes and enzymes, and for the processes of novel glycosides (over 90 research papers, 13 patents including 2 international). His laboratory is equipped with most of the equipments needed for studies of microorganisms, protein biochemistry, enzyme kinetics and also facilities for basic sciences and function analyses in vivo and in vitro. He will do construction of expression system for target genes and enzymes for in vitro test.

Dr. Young-Min Kim is expertise in Enzymology and his current responsibilities include enzyme kinetics for targets against N1 and relevant mutants.

Dr. Hee-Kyoung Kang is geneticist and her current responsibilities include enzyme kinetics for targets against Plasmepsin and relevant mutants.
Participant 39: University of Melbourne, UNIMELB
The Experimental Particle Physics (EPP) group at the University of Melbourne are members of the ATLAS and Belle High Energy Physics experiments. The University of Melbourne operates the Australian WLCG Tier 2 and Tier 3 computing centre. The EPP group has been active in deployment and operation of Grid computing infrastructure for High Energy Physics in Australia – establishing a leading role in national Grid infrastructure and application deployment. EPP have provided evaluation deployments of gLite services on the Australian National Grid program and local Grid expertise to ATLAS physicists in Australia. EPP personnel have collaborated closely with partners across the Asian region, contributing to EGEE/gLite training.
Specific role in the project:

NA2: Media and outreach activities in Australia and in support of such activities across Asian region

NA3: EGEE Training support at events in Australia and collaborate with Taipei ROC for training across Asia

NA4: Support to HEP VOs in Australia including ATLAS and Belle. Consultation support for other VOs in Australia.

SA1: Collaborate with Asia-Pacific ROC in provision of regional operations support
Profile of Key Personnel:

Prof. Geoff Taylor is Head of the School of Physics and the Experimental Particle Physics group at the University of Melbourne. Professor Taylor is engaged with the Eresearch program at the University of Melbourne. Professor Taylor will provide program oversight of staff at the University of Melbourne, and high-level EGEE outreach and coordination activities.

Assoc. Prof. Martin Sevior is a member of the ATLAS and Belle experiments and Australian rep. to the ATLAS Institutional Computing Board, and the Belle Executive Board. Dr. Sevior has a successful record in Grid research funding in Australia and will provide additional oversight and coordination, especially with respect to Australian support for the Belle VO (associated with the Belle experiment in Tsukuba, Japan).

Dr. Glenn Moloney is the Australian delegate to the WLCG Collaboration Board and has been Project Leader of the HEP project of the Australian National Grid program. He is currently leading deployment of the Australian WLCG Tier 2 site. Dr. Moloney has collaborated closely with partners in the EGEE II Asia Federation, especially in Taipei and Korea. Dr. Moloney will provide technical management and coordination of EGEE outreach activities in Australia and across the Asian region in collaboration with the AP ROC, Taipei. He will also provide user support and training for the ATLAS VO in Australia, as well as high level VO support to other VOs in Australia.

Dr. Marco La Rosa is Facility Manager and System Administrator for the ATLAS Tier 2 site in Australia. He has established expertise in EGEE middleware deployment, site operations and training. Dr. La Rosa has been active in gLite training activities in Australia and the Asian region and is preparing a proposal for gLite deployment on the Australian National Grid. Dr. La Rosa will contribute to technical outreach and training activities in Australia and the Asian region, in collaboration with the AP ROC in Taipei.

Mr. Dirk van der Knijff is Manager of the Research Computing Services section at the University of Melbourne. In this role he provides high performance and Grid computing support to researchers at the University of Melbourne. He has provided hosting support for the pilot ATLAS Grid computing in Australia since 2002. He has collaborated closely with the HEP Grid community in Australia.
Participant 40: Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, WISCONSIN SYSTEM
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is lead partner of the Open Science Grid (OSG) effort and as part of this also providing the Virtual Data Toolkit (VDT) software distribution. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a long history of working with the EGEE and EGEE-II projects in particular on the design of gLite, and the development of tools for distributed computing (Condor) used in EGEE. In EGEE-III the University of Wisconsin-Madison will particularly work on interoperability between EGEE and OSG and continue its support for VDT and Condor technologies for the EGEE community. This will help to effectively integrate middleware developed in Europe and the US and to facilitate interoperability of EGEE with the OSG in the US.
Specific role in the project:

JRA1 and SA3: WISCONSIN SYSTEM will provide the link with OSG in the US, with focus on interoperability and VDT support.

Profile of Key Personnel:

Dr. Miron Livny received his M.S. and PhD from Weizmann Institute of Science. Since 1983 he has been a faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is currently a Professor of Computer Sciences and is leading the Condor project. His research focuses on distributed processing and data management systems and data visualization environments. His recent work includes Condor High Throughput computing system, the DEVise data visualization and exploration environment and the BMRB repository for data from NMR spectroscopy. Dr. Livny is the PI of the Open Science Grid (OSG) and acts as the Facility Coordinator of the OSG. He is also the director of the UW Center for High Throughput Computing.

Dr. Roy has a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Chicago. He is currently an Associate Researcher with the Condor Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His primary duty is the software Coordinator of the Open Science Grid (OSG) software. In this capacity he acts as the technical lead of the Virtual Data Toolkit, a distribution of Grid middleware used by projects in the United States and Europe, Open Science Grid, LCG, and EGEE. He has been involved in numerous Grid software deployment efforts contributing to the designs and the technical implementations. He also aids in the development of the Condor system.

Jaime Frey has a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently a Systems Programmer with the Condor Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He primarily works on Condor’s interaction with other Grid systems (e.g. CREAM, Globus, Nordugrid, Unicore), particularly in job management. He did most of the design and implementation work on Condor-G and Condor-C (Grid extensions of Condor), which are used by many projects in the United States and Europe, including Open Science Grid, LCD, EGEE, and NanoHUB.
Participant 41: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, RENCI
The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) is a major collaborative venture of Duke University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the state of North Carolina. It combines the strengths of state initiatives and three world-class universities with the social, business and research opportunities of the Research Triangle and the state of North Carolina. The "renaissance" in RENCI evokes both its collaborative atmosphere and the breadth of its intellectual activities. RENCI was involved in both EGEE and EGEE-II projects. In EGEE-III, RENCI will leverage the Engagement activities RENCI currently manages for the Open Science Grid (OSG) which is to bring new, non-High Energy Physics communities onto this infrastructure. RENCI will also leverage LEAD (Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery), which is an NSF funded ITR project that addresses the limitations of current weather forecasting frameworks through a new, service-oriented architecture capable of responding dynamically to unpredicted weather events and response patterns in real time. LEAD also makes meteorological data, forecast models, and analysis and visualization tools available to anyone who wants to interactively explore the weather as it evolves. It brings together all the necessary tools and resources at one convenient access point, supported by high-performance computing systems like the TeraGrid and OSG. RENCI has also led a number of middleware integration projects, including the NSF Middleware Initiative (NMI), which VDT was based on. Other relevant projects include the NPACI NPACKage, TeraGrid CTSS and Globus CDIGS.
Specific role in the project:

NA4: RENCI will work with the application activity to support new applications on EGEE.
Profile of Key Personnel:

Alan Blatecky is the Deputy Director for RENCI and manages all of the relevant work to EGEE.

John McGee is managing Grid and middleware integration projects for RENCI.

Gopi Kandaswamy develops web services for scientific applications, Grid computing, fault tolerance and recovery in distributed computing environment

Anirban Manda supports scientific applications/workflows scheduling, Grid computing, fault tolerance and recovery in distributed computing environment

Mats Rynge supports Grid computing, software integration and testing, Grid middleware stacks

Emma Buneci supports Grid computing, time space reasoning for multi-level fault detection, multi-level performance monitoring and analysis
Participant 42: BT Infrastructures Critiques SAS (BT-IC)
BT-IC is an IT services company and a systems integrator, focused on a leading position in the field of activity critical infrastructures. BT-IC is a key player in the integration and operation of secured intercommunicating IT infrastructures. BT-IC is structured into two divisions, corresponding to the organization of its operations. BT-IC offers to customers its vision of integration, covering all the scope of a project’s lifecycle: Design, Build, Run BT-IC’s teams have built long-term relationships with customers in the defence, aeronautics, space, energy, transportation sectors and research, such RENATER and GEANT. A specific group, dedicated to HPC and Grid Computing has been involved since 2000 in several Grid Computing projects. As partner of EU-DataGrid, EGEE and EGEE-II, this group has established close collaborations with CERN, CNRS, CEA and CNES. The most significant contributions of BT-IC to these projects are the responsibility for Quality Assurance coordination, the support to applications and users, the implementation of regional Grids for SMEs (plastic industry, biotechnology, semiconductor) and their interoperability with EGEE.
Specific role in the project:

NA1: Overall QA coordination.

NA2: Commercial exploitation, focusing on potential commercial exploitation plans and relation with commercial partners. BT-IC will participate to Dissemination and outreach to communities supporting TRUST-IT and organising regional enterprise visits to follow up multipliers networking and regional Business Days as well as visiting regional enterprises. BT-IC will also support ED on business requirements analysis and driving the Business Users support.
Profile of Key Personnel:

Gabriel Zaquine has been in charge of Quality Assurance since the FP5 DataGrid project.

He will be involved mainly in Project management (NA1) for overall Quality Assurance coordination and will be also involved in business activities (NA2).

René Météry has been involved for 5 years in the development of software related to Grid technology (test benches for EGEE, integration of new application in the Grid, etc). He will be involved in NA2 for analysis and prototyping activities and for user support and services tasks.

Dr Jean-François Musso holds the position of business development of BT-IC, in the Rhone-Alpes area. He ensures the coordination of Grid projects between CS divisions and he takes part in the dissemination of EGEE and Grid technologies to industry and SMEs. He will be involved in business activities (NA2) and will supervise BT-IC staff activities.

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