It is the seventh event in this series with the aim to strengthen collaboration among Asian countries which are involved in Grid computing communities. The forum will be held in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea and hosted by Suranaree University of Technology(SUT) together with Global Science experimental Data hub Center (GSDC), Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI).
The objectives of this forum to review the activities through ATCF and their current status. As usual, Asian sites' participation and contributions are mandatory for the success of the forum, and we are expecting the presence from international / national research and education network providers in Asia with their roadmap and milestones for LHCONE networking. Also, the perspectives on Asian grid computing community from LHC and non-LHC experiments representatives will definitely be helpful and essential.
It is suggested that a strong collaboration in a same time zone is required to put efforts on tracking technologies, commissioning core grid services, establishing a support model for sites and so on. Thus, the ultimate goal of this forum is to contribute to promotion of harmonization of research computing infrastructure in the region.