Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
DWF WP2 SP Belief Project
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.


Saving this for later?

Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime - even offline.

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

DWF WP2 SP Belief Project


Published on

Published in: Technology, Business

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 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