|The missions of the International ICFA Workshop are: |
- to provide information about the present status, state-of-the-art and issues now and in the future in data-intensive Grid computing, inter-regional connectivity and Grid enabled analysis for high energy physics, and relate them to the key problem of the Digital Divide,
- to exchange information and to promote awareness of these issues in various regions, focusing on the Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa,
- to develop approaches to reduce or eliminate the Digital Divide, and
- to help ensure that the basic requirements for global collaboration are met, related to all of these aspects.
This Workshop has as its main purpose to review the network and grid developments in various regions between the high energy physics groups in developing regions (for example, Central and Eastern Europe) and the laboratory sites of their experiments, as well as their collaborators in other nations to identify the key problems and to discuss the means of developing effective solutions.
Because of the pivotal nature of this problem, and its complexity, we are depending on the leaders of our field, such as yourself, and we sincerely hope that you will be able to take the time from your busy schedule to take part in the discussions. More...