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DWF WP2 SP Belief Project

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  • 1. The BELIEF-II Project Edison Spina Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo DigitalWorld Forum WP2 - Low-cost Laptop/Devices WS 6 June 2008, São Paulo (Brazil)
  • 2. infrastructures: Electric Power Grid
  • 3. B ringing E urope’s e L ectronic I nfrastructures to E xpanding F rontiers
    • FP7 - SSA - Phase II
    • Phase I - FP6 (1st November 2005 – 31st December 2007)
      • 4 Brainstorms
        • Scientific Repositories & future knowledge infrastructures
        • Biomedical Informatics
        • e-Infrastructures and the Industrial sector
        • Grids & e-Infrastructures for Education
      • 2 Networking Workshops
        • Helsink
        • Dublin
      • 2 International Conferences
        • India
        • Latin America - Brazil
  • 4. B ringing E urope’s e L ectronic I nfrastructures to E xpanding F rontiers
    • Research-Industry Handbook on opportunities for business in context of e-Infrastructures
    • e-Infrastructures and joint projects promotion
    • e-Infrastructure guide
    • BELIEF DL and Portal: Underlying tools for communication, knowledge sharing and cross fertilization of ideas
      • 448 members
      • Attended and promoted e-Infrastructures at 32 events
      • 13.500 documents in the DL
      • Close support to e-Infrastructures projects (35 MoUs)
      • ‘ Extra’: 3 publications, 1 dvd, 1 online event calendar
  • 5. Phase II - Project objectives
    • Provide a powerful communications platform for e-Infrastructures projects.
    • Supports your messaging, dissemination, content management.
    • Facilitate international networking between
    • e-Infrastructures projects and end-users.
    • Discussing common priorities and issues; on & offline networking
    • Explain and promote global e-Infrastructures among researchers and general public.
    • Communications to reinforce e-Infrastructure relevance & sustainability
  • 6. How you can benefit from BELIEF
      • BELIEF Digital Library (DL) for outreach & content management
      • Portal with dedicated e-Infrastructures ‘MySpace’ for project profiling & networking
      • Events: 2 eConcertation meetings (synergies), 2 Brainstorming events (visions) and 3 international Symposia (global relevance and sustainability)
      • Communications Products, produced with you, for you :
        • the e-Infrastructure DVD
        • e-Infrastructure Magazine (ZeroIn): expert analysis, visions, news.
        • Supporting content of EC Publications platforming projects & EC
  • 7. Infrastructures are cross organization, cross national systems of integrated services
  • 8. Low cost access devices
    • e-Infrastructure have to be there to get access devices working
    • Internet access is as important as the power grid
    • Long distance and e-learning, e-helth, e-gov, etc are based on e-Infrastructure
    • 1 computer per farm, 1 computer per student, 1 computer per home: all connected
    • Cost, Applications, Sustainability and Human Factors are all tight connected when dealing with mass communications on not-yet connected population.
  • 9. How you can benefit from BELIEF
        • BELIEF is:
        • Brazil (EPUSP), India (Ernet), South Africa (Meraka), UK (Brunel),
        • Italy (Metaware, CNR), Greece (NKUA)
        • www. beliefproject .org & info@ beliefproject .org