CERN openlab is a unique public-private partnership between CERN and leading ICT companies. It was created in 2001 in support of the ambitious computing and data management goals set by the construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and detectors. Building on more than 10 years of ground-breaking work, CERN openlab continues to address the key topics in the CERN scientific and technical programme driven by the planned LHC upgrade activities spanning the next 20 years. The next phase of CERN openlab, Phase V, will start in January 2015 for three more years of joint technical collaborations. The scope of openlab is being expanded beyond High Energy Physics communities to understand how to address major computing and data analysis challenges in as diverse scientific disciplines as healthcare, radioastronomy, neurology or environmental research.
As part of this program, CERN openlab has a specific interest in understanding better the ICT and application requirements in the healthcare and medical research. In collaboration with the recently established CERN Medical Applications Group, CERN openlab is therefore organizing a IT Requirement in Healthcare Workshop and invites healthcare researchers to present their current computing and data challenges to a selected number of leading ICT companies. The goal of the Workshop is to provide an opportunity to identify areas of possible joint collaboration.