The session is dedicated to the discussion of the present and future collaboration between EGI and non-European e-Infrastructures.
In the past 3-4 years several projects have been launched to promote the European vision on e-Infrastructures in other regions of the world and/or explore the interoperation and interoperability issues between European and non-European Grid Infrastructures.
It's time to take stock of all the achievements and to discuss an agreed coordinated path towards a sustainable coordination and inteoperation of EGI with other non-European e-Infrastructures.
The session will try to highlight the possible convergences and the unavoidable differences that have to be taken into account when collaborating with different regions of the world.
The session has thus been organised in two parts to: present the state of the art of the existing projects and infrastructures and discuss the new projects and initiatives that will be in place or proposed in the near future.
The last part of the session will be dedicated to the discussion on the future directions of such projects and initiatives and the cooperation/coordination with the EGI infrastructure.