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SLICES Virtual Workshop 3-4 March

Next Generation ICT Research Infrastructures

ICT Infrastructures and the future Internet including 5G and beyond technologies, NFV, IoT, Cloud/Edge are the main enabling factors contributing to the digital transformation of our society. Their design, deployment and operation are critical, calling for a scientific instrument to support the research in this domain for computer science and infrastructure researchers, as well as for data driven scientific applications involving interdisciplinary aspects.

This workshop will focus on research challenges driving the evolution of Research Infrastructures to support scientists and researchers in the following fields:

• Advanced wireless networking,
• New Digital Infrastructures and hyper-converged infrastructures (Fog/Edge/Cloud),
• Artificial Intelligence and
• High Performance Computing.

The goal of this workshop is to explore the needs and requirements for future ICT research infrastructures that will support the research community with beyond state-of-the-art experimental facilities and guarantee high quality contributions to development of future ICT technologies.

The workshop will bring together decision and policy makers, Research Infrastructure stakeholders, industry representatives and research communities from Europe and outside with broad expertise in areas related to the discussion to establish better alignment and understanding of potential benefits to users from new ICT Research Infrastructures.