CERN will be hosting a workshop on the IT requirements for the next generation research infrastructures. This event will cover the IT needs and procurement plans of ESFRI research infrastructures from the larger physics domain that are working together in the CRISP FP7 project ( The event will bring together industrialists from the IT sector and scientists/engineers engaged in IT and data management activities for physics, astronomy and analytical research facilities in Europe, for the purpose of outlining the infrastructure's requirements, procurement plans and building a joint technology roadmap.

503/1-001 - Council Chamber
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Thursday 31 January
Those who have signed up for the tour of CERN are kindly requested to present themselves at the CERN reception at 16h. The introduction to CERN followed by a visit to the ATLAS visitor center will take approximately two hours.

Friday 1 February
Session 1 (9.00-10.30): Presentation of the next generation of physics , astronomy and analytical research instruments and their common IT needs

The CRISP project has gathered the IT and data management requirements from 11 European Research Infrastructures in the physics domain.
Chair: Bob Jones, Head of openlab
Confirmed Speakers:
Sergio Bertolucci, Director for Research and Scientific Computing, CERN
Michael Krisch, Head of the CRISP-project, ESRF
Laurence Field, IT and Data Management Topic leader for CRISP, CERN
10.30: Coffee – Networking
Session 2 (11:00-12.30): The vision of IT industry
This session will explore the IT industry’s vision for how they see big-data technologies and services developing in the next 5 years.
Chair: Volker Lindenstruth, Professor, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Confirmed Speakers:
Herbert Cornelius,Technical Director of the Intel Advanced Computing Center in EMEA
Charles Clark, Research Director, HP Networking
James Hughes, Vice President, Cloud Storage, Huawei
Jurry de la Mar, Head of International Sales, T-Systems
12.30 Lunch in CERN restaurant 1 (at each participant's own expence, CHF or EUR welcome)
Session 3 (14:00-15:30): Procurement plans, Knowledge and Technology Transfer
This session will summarise the procurement plans for the Research Infrastructures and consider opportunities for knowledge and technology transfer.
Chair: Nick Ziogas, Knowledge Transfer Group, CERN
Confirmed speakers:
Bob Jones, Head of the CERN openlab
Monica Marinucci, Director for Research - Europe, Middle East and Africa, Oracle
Hervé Mouren, Managing Director, Teratec
Jean-François Perrin, Head of the Computing Service, Institut Laue Langevin
15.30: Coffee – Networking
Session 4 (16.00-17.00): Preparing a common roadmap
This session will highlight areas of common interest between the Research Infrastructures and the IT industry, gaps in market offerings, opportunities for joint development and next steps.
Chair: Giovanni Anelli, Head of the Group Knowledge Transfer at CERN
Confirmed Panelists:
Kostas Glinos, Head of Unit, DG-CONNECT, European Commission
Volker Lindenstruth, Professor, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Monica Marinucci, Director for Research - Europe, Middle East and Africa, Oracle
Hervé Mouren, Managing Director, Teratec

Each session includes a question and answer time when the audience are invited to interact with the panelists.

Session 5 (17:00 - 18:00): A long-lasting Science-Industry partnership: Celebrating 30 years of collaboration between CERN and Oracle
Chair: Bob Jones, Head of openlab
The day will end with a statement by Rolf Heuer, CERN Director-General, and Loic le Guisquet, Executive vice President Oracle EMEA, followed by a toast to celebrate the anniversary.