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​GARR Conference, Call for Papers now open

A Call for Papers is open for the 2017 GARR Conference: deadline for submissions on 20 September.

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This year, GARR conference The data way to Science will focus on the role of data in research. The event will take place in Venice from 15 to 17 November.


logo_medio_new.pngData are a valuable asset that constitutes more and more the real basis of scientific work. They are in all disciplines, with common requirements, peculiarities and emerging needs.


From Big Data to open data, from data sharing to data storage, from processing of large amounts of data to the Internet of Things: these are just a few of the many topics covered cafoscari.pngover the 3 days on innovation and collaboration for research.


The call for papers is open for contributions with specific reference to:

  • Use of network infrastructures and services for the management, sharing and storage of data 
  • Methods and management policies for replicable data in a multidisciplinary environment 
  • Interoperability of data and procedures for authentication and data access 


The following is a (non-exaustive) list of topics of interest for submissions:

  • Data Management Plan
  • Data storage and data preservation
  • Open access to data
  • Data interoperability
  • Data reuse
  • Data sharing and cloud storage
  • Data processing: data analytics, distributed computing
  • Data privacy and data protection
  • Policy for research data
  • Research Support Issues
  • Good Governance Models
  • Internet of Things
  • Data services
  • Big data
  • Machine learning
  • Deep learning
  • Data mining

For further information on the event and the form to submit your paper, please visit: www.garr.it/conf17​


Important dates

    Call Closing: 20 September 2017

    Notifications of acceptance and programme: 20 October 2017

    Conference: 15-17 November 2017


Further Information


Who is GARR?

GARR is the Italian Research and Education telecommunications network. Its main goal is to provide high-bandwidth connectivity and advanced services to the national scientific and education community. This high-speed fibre optic network is distributed on the national territory, connecting about 1000 sites among universities, research hubs, hospitals, archives, cultural institutes and schools. At the international level, GARR network is fully integrated into the worldwide Internet. This infrastructure is managed by Consortium GARR, a non-profit organisation founded under the aegis of the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research by its associate members: the National Research Council (CNR), the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and the Conference of Italian University Rectors (Fondazione CRUI). Consortium GARR is a member of the GÉANT Association and partner in the GÉANT Project (GN4-2). 


GARR Conference:

GARR Conference gathers the National Research and Education Network users and technical operators, with the aim to share experiences and ideas about the use of the network as a cross-disciplinary and cross-context tool for research, education and culture. 

The conference will give space to the presentation of success stories and the discussion on interesting ongoing technical issues. In addition, the event will offer insights on successful strategies to transform research initiatives into innovation able to contribute to the development the country.