10-12 June 2024

Piloting EOSC Nodes: From Definition to Integration

Kraków, Poland

EOSC Pilot Nodes Workshop

EOSC Pilot Nodes Workshop

This June, Krakow hosts a three-day workshop dedicated to further advancing the European Open Science Cloud. From the 10th to the 12th, invited stakeholders from across Europe will gather under the auspices of Work Package 15, led by ACC Cyfronet AGH with valuable support from the EGI Foundation as project coordinator. 

EOSC Beyond WP15 gathers requirements from various European data spaces and potential EOSC Nodes. This involves also creating service integration plans, and identifying support groups for pilot co-design activities. The team, composed of experts from the technical WPs involved in the development of EOSC Core services, aims to provide consultancy to define technical roadmaps and facilitate technical integrations. This WP’s role is to shape the operational frameworks and strategic directions necessary for integrating and adopting advanced capabilities within EOSC.

Krakow’s workshop is focused on practical aspects of integrating services and gathering requirements within the EOSC community, leveraging the expertise of European data spaces and potential nodes. This workshop represents a strategic effort to bring together stakeholders from designated entities, partners, and contributors dedicated to Open Science.

EOSC Beyond Events
ACC Cyfronet AGH
10-12 June 2024
Kraków, Poland

Background and Preliminary Work

The workshop follows a series of meetings held in May 2024 by the Cyfronet team alongside EGI partners. These meetings involved engaging discussions with representatives from various partners including CESSDA, LifeWatch, NFDI, ENES, NI4OS, Instruct-ERIC, E-INFRA CZ, CNB-CSIC, and MetroFood-RI. The insights gathered from these discussions formed the baseline for a deep-dive exploration of requirements planned to take place during our event.

Workshop Agenda and Goals

Day 1: Defining and Understanding EOSC Nodes

The workshop begins with an introductory session including an introductory round table to foster mutual familiarity and set the collaborative tone for the days ahead. The primary focus of the first day is to establish a shared understanding of what defines an EOSC Pilot Node with a focus on the technical aspects. This involves comprehensive discussions on node typology, identifying key stakeholders, and outlining potential service offerings. Participants will collaboratively complete a standardised template to describe EOSC Pilot Nodes, covering primarily essential aspects of the technical infrastructure. Governance and business models aspects will also be touched on.

Day 2: Node Specification and Integration Roadmap

On the second day, the agenda shifts toward the detailed classification and specification of pilot nodes and data spaces. It will involve representatives of most use cases to gain the best possible perspective. Special attention will be given to integrating them with Core and Horizontal services of the EU Node, also examining potential scaling scenarios that involve e-Infrastructure nodes such as EGI. The outputs from this session will be a series of well-defined use cases involving Pilot Nodes and the EU Node. An integration matrix and a preliminary integration roadmap will be derived from these use cases to plan future EOSC developments.

Day 3: Understanding Connections and Defining Requirements

The concluding day of the workshop is dedicated to detailing the use cases and defining implementation plans. Discussions will focus on the potential integrations and dependencies between EOSC Pilot Nodes, aiming to sketch out a federation network for EOSC Beyond pilots. This session's main goal is to identify specific, possibly technical requirements for EOSC Core services, such as the AAI, PID Service, Resource Catalogue, Marketplace, Order Management, Monitoring, Accounting, and Helpdesk, including the new ones, Integration Suite and Execution Framework. Additional services may also be considered as they emerge during the workshops.

Importance and Impact of the Workshop

The workshop is more than a series of meetings; it is a collection of ideas, expertise, and visions for the future of EOSC. It gathers important stakeholders, each bringing to the table a unique perspective and years of experience. 

By participating in the workshops, attendees will not only contribute to developing a new concept for the federation of EOSC Nodes but also lay the groundwork for the next stages of EOSC that the EOSC Beyond project is expected to implement.

See you in Krakow!