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The aim of the workshop is to spread the outGRID vision by defining collaboration agreements among stakeholders aiming to mobilize resources for R&D efforts to (i) develop full interoperability among the three core nodes of neuGRID, LONI, and CBRAIN; and (ii) deploy local neuGRID nodes elsewhere.

Final event report


AGENDA

     

February 20th

WELCOME AND OPENING

10.00

 

Houlin Zhao, ITU, United Nations
The United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union, Connecting the World

SESSION 1. International and Continental Institutions in the Field of Ageing and Dementia
Chairs: Houlin Zhao, ITU; Giovanni B Frisoni, IRCCS Fatebenefratelli, Brescia, Italy

10.15

 

Mario Mauro, European Parliament
Chris Smith, House of Representatives, US Congress

The EU and US Political Strategy to Meet the Challenge of Ageing and Dementia

10.40

 

Konstantinos Glinos, DG-INFSO, European Commission
e-Infrastructures and Innovative Approaches for Research and Care of Ageing and Dementia

11.00

 

Tarun Dua, World Health Organization, United Nations
Ageing and Dementia as Global Health Challenges

SESSION 2. e-Infrastructures to Foster Drug Discovery for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Chair: Malcolm Johnson, Telecom Standardization Bureau, ITU,

11.20

 

Malcolm Johnson
Opening Remarks

11.30

 

Giovanni B Frisoni, IRCCS Fatebenefratelli, Brescia, Italy
The Challenge of Drug Discovery for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases

11.45

 

Alan Evans, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
CANADA: The CBRAIN e-Infrastructure for brain image analysis

12.00

 

Charles De Carli, Univ Calif Davis, Sacramento, US; Walter Kukull, Univ Washington, Seattle, US
USA: e-Infrastructures in the Alzheimer’s Disease Centers

12.15

 

Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, Centre for Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
INDIA: The Indian milieu of e-Infrastructures for brain image analysis

12.30

 

David Manset, MAAT, France
EUROPE: The neuGRID Virtual Imaging Laboratory for Disease Marker Discovery: moving towards GLOBIOS

12.45

 

Discussion

13.15-14.30 LUNCH

SESSION 3. Roundtable on International Scientific Cooperation in Computational Neurosciences
Chairs: Yury Grin, Telecom Development Bureau, ITU and Konstantinos Glinos, EC

14.30

 

Yury Grin
Opening Remarks

14.45

 

Resource Mobilization in the International Scenario

 

 

INDIA: Subrata Sinha, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar
CANADA: Yves Joanette, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Discussion

15.15

 

International Scientific Cooperation in Computational Neurosciences

 

 

EU: Richard Frackowiak, The Human Brain Project; Peter Coveney, Virtual Physiological Human
FRANCE: Jean-Francois Mangin, Fondation Plan Alzheimer and CATI Discussion
LEBANON: Hala Darwish, Abu-Haidar Neuroscience Institute Discussion
LATIN AMERICA: Philippe Gavillet, GISELA Project; Sylvia Vasquez, FLENI, Buenos Aires Discussion
GLOBAL: Kerry Kilborn, ISTAART; Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, WHO
Discussion

17.00

 

END OF MEETING AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION

 

February 21st

10.00

 

FOLLOW-UP MEETING. Joint Conclusions and Roadmap
Chair: Konstantinos Glinos, DG-INFSO, European Commission

PARTICIPANTS: funding agency representatives
    Konstantinos Glinos, EUROPE
    Yves Joanette, CANADA
    Subrata Sinha, INDIA
HEARERS: neuroscientists and ICT scientists

14.00

 

END OF WORKS

 


LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Date: February 20th- 21st , 2012
On February, 20th: Montbrillant Building, Room K
On February, 21st: Tower Building, Level 1, Rooms T101


ITU's location is shown on the following map:
map.search.ch

The Union's premises comprise three interlinked buildings:
- Montbrillant, the Tower and Varembé (ITU plan)

Entrances:

- The Montbrillant entrance is located at the following address: 2 rue de Varembé, extension 6788 or 6789
- The Tower entrance is located in Av. Giuseppe Motta, extension 5107 or 5108.

   Office numbers in the two buildings begin with M and V, respectively.

Getting to ITU:

Arriving by bus
Geneva's public transport system is operated by the Transports publics genevois (TPG) (see their site for timetables, fares, route details, etc.).
Anyone arriving at Geneva Airport can obtain a free ticket (for immediate use) for 80 minutes' travel on the Geneva transport system. The ticket machine is located just before the customs control area. A picture of it can be seen on this web page: http://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-67/

Also, if you are staying at a hotel, the establishment will offer you the "Geneva Transport Card" that allows you to use public transport in Geneva free of charge during your stay. Get more information from Genève Tourisme or the establishment concerned.

From Cointrin Airport:
- bus 5 (direction Hôpital, get off at Nations)
- bus 28 (direction Jardin botanique, get off at Nations)
Every 15-20 minutes until 1900 hours, then less frequent; 17 minute journey.
The fare from the airport is CHF 3.00 (select the Tout Genève ticket at the machine, valid for one hour).

From the city centre and railway station:
- bus 5 (direction Aéroport, get off at Varembé)
- bus 8 (direction OMS, get off at UIT)
- tram 13 (direction Nations, get off at Nations)
- tram 15 (direction Nations, get off at Nations)
Frequent service all day and evening; 10 minute journey.
The fare from town is CHF 3.00 (select the Tout Genève ticket at the machine, valid for one hour).

Arriving by car:
Most major car rental companies are represented at the airport.
Parking is available at the Parking des Nations, adjacent to ITU.

Taxis:
Taxis can be ordered by telephone or picked up at the 60 or so taxi ranks located around the city and at the airport.
The fare from the airport to the city centre varies from CHF 30 to 35 and depends on traffic flow, time of day and number of passengers. Within Geneva, including the airport, the amount to be paid is as shown on the meter.
The driver will make a small additional charge for luggage. The tip and VAT are included in the fare, but it is nevertheless customary to give one or two francs.

• From Cointrin Airport (about 10 min; 5,2 km)

Please, refer to the map below:



UN SECURITY AND OBTAINING BADGES

To enter the UN premises you will need to receive a security badge. For this, you will need to come to the badging desk together with an ID card or passport AND your outGRID invitation printed-out. Badging desks are located at ITU Headquarters in Geneva (Monbrillant building - 2, rue de Varembé - CH-1220 GENEVA) and are open from 08:30-12:00 and 13:30-17:00. The badging desk is very close to the TSB (Telecom Standardization Bureau) building where the outGRID workshop is taking place so you can collect your badges before the workshop.



HOTEL ACCOMODATION

Participants are expected to make their own accommodation arrangements. Those wishing to reserve a room should do so by contacting directly the hotel of their choice. We hereby indicate some hotels near the event location:

   

HOTEL

CONTACT

Hotel Kipling ***

T. +41 22 544 40 40
E. kipling@manotel.com

Eastwest Hotel ****

T. +41 22 708 17 17
E. info@eastwesthotel.ch

Hotel d’Angleterre *****

T +41 (0) 22 906 55 55
E. bookan@rchmail.com

Hôtel Intercontinental Genève *****
Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7,
(from 289euros/night)

T. +41 (0)22 9193939
E. inter-geneva@intercontinental-geneva.ch

Hotel Eden Genève ***
Rue de Lausanne 135,
(from 183euros/night)

T. +41 (0)22 716 37 00
E. info@eden.ch

Hotel Mon Repos ***
Rue de Lausanne 131
(from 171 euros/night)

T. +41 (0)22 909 3 909
E. reservations@hmrge.ch

Hotel Windsor ***
31 rue de Berne,
(from 137euros/night)

T. + 41 22 715 16 00

 



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ORGANISATION CONTACTS

Cristina Bagnoli, Assistant Project Manager
Tel: +39 030 3501361
cbagnoli@fatebenefratelli.it

Niobe Haitas, Project Officer
Tel: +33 (0) 473 405 155 (office)
niobe.haitas @ idgrilles.fr


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