DWF WP2 SP Belief Project

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DWF WP2 SP Belief Project

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

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