National Arena in eScience (2007-2010)

To foster collaboration between researchers in eScience, the  Research Council of Norway has established an annual meeting series as part of the eVITA programme (project number 178774). The purpose of the meeting series is to establish a national meeting place where researchers can get updated on new ideas, methods, and theories within the eScience field and collaborate and exchange ideas and experience.

The annual meetings in the period 2007-2010 consisted of two parts:

  • A two-day scientific meeting  for  researchers connected to  eVITA  and prospective applicants to the program, but also open for participants from universities, research institutions, government and industry who are interested in getting to know new results, theories and methods from the the eVITA program and eScience in general.
  • A winter school for  young researchers within the eSciences. Although the schools were primarily aimed at graduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral students,  advanced undergraduate students and senior researchers have also been heartly welcome. The focus of the winter schools has been on new methods and theories within mathematics, statistics and computer science, but with an eye to applications of national interest.
  • In addition, the program board of eVITA has held some of its meetings in connection with the scientific meeting.

'National Arena in eScience'  was run by SINTEF as a separate project under the eVITA program. SINTEF was responsible for organizing the meetings, but the scientific program is decided by a national program committee. 

Scientific Committee

The program board in eVITA appointed a scientific committee for a "National Meeting Series in eScience". The mandate of the committee was to plan and follow up the scientific contents in the meeting series. The Scientific Committee consisted of the following:

In addition to these, Program coorinator for eVITA, Gudmund Høst, participated as an observer.

Scientific Meetings

In the years 2007-2010, the eVITA programme organized a set of annual scientific meetings in conjunction with the winter school. The meetings followed the tradition established in the BeMatA program. The purpose of the meetings has been to present information and scientific results from the eVITA program and to foster interaction and collaboration among researchers in the eScience field, including prospective applications to eVITA, in particular. In addition, a few invited lecturer will provide insight into new hot topics or give overviews over existing fields within eScience: infrastructure, theory, and applications.

Published October 25, 2006