Words: Rosanna Norman, GÉANT
Baku, Azerbaijan will provide a spectacular backdrop to EaPEC 2022, the 5th Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference on 28-29 September. Organised by the EU-funded EaPConnect project and hosted by AzScienceNet and IIT of ANAS – the Institute of Information Technology of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences – the event will explore the theme ‘Building Connections’.
Knowledge sharing is crucial to research and education; individuals form communities that learn and develop together. Human connections and common information, tools and services are vital. These have been challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Research and education networks and other e-infrastructures help researchers, students, teachers, and academic staff connect with each other and the resources they need, to collaborate internationally and maximise their potential. Eastern Partnership countries are supporting open data, information digitisation, online learning and working, and secure access to resources.
EaPEC 2022 will welcome policy makers, researchers and research managers, and experts on networking, high-performance computing and information technologies for research and education, as well as anyone interested in exploring the conference topics; “Open Science and Clouds, Cybersecurity, e-Learning and Education, e-Health, Earth Observation, Digital Humanities, ICT Innovation and Network as a Service.”
With keynote presentations, panel discussions, lightning talks, and opportunities for participants to interact and contribute to the conference conversation, EaPEC 2022 will serve as a platform for collaboration on policy and research. EaPEC conferences also support EaPConnect’s goal to interconnect the research and education communities in the EU and Eastern Partnership countries.
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