The meeting was held on
Dec. 4-6, 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Scientific research is increasingly
carried out by communities of researchers that span disciplines, laboratories,
organizations and national boundaries. These activities involve geographically
distributed and heterogeneous resources such as computational systems, scientific
instruments, databases, sensors, software components, networks, and people.
Such large-scale and enhanced scientific endeavors are carried out via collaborations
on a global scale in which information and computing technology plays a vital
role and are thus popularly termed as e-Science.
Grid computing has emerged as one of the key computing paradigms that
enable the creation and management of Internet-based utility computing
infrastructure, called Cyber-infrastructure, for realization of e-Science
and e-Business at the global level. Many national and international
projects around the world have been initiated to carry out research
and innovation activities that transform the vision of e-Science and
Grid computing into reality.
The e-Science 2006 conference is designed to bring together
developers and users of e-Science applications and enabling IT technologies
from leading international and interdisciplinary research communities. The
conference serves as a forum to present the results of the latest research
and product/tool developments, and highlight related activities from around
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