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EGI Webinar Programme

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In March 2013 EGI established an "EGI Webinar Programme" whereby web based presentations and workshops are arranged for the benefit of those who wish to expand and enhance their use of EGI's distributed computing and data facilities at large. Each Webinar event delivers an interactive presentation by a guest lecturer who is eminent in a specialist field relevant to the EGI community. Each lecture will include a Q&A session. Recordings of the webinars are saved in EGI's Document DataBase and can be accessed in the first instance from the EGI Training Marketplace. As of October 2013, recordings of completed webinars can also be found on the EGI YouTube channel.

Why should I participate?

  • EGI Webinars provide first hand information about established and/or emerging services that can help you successfully use the grid and cloud infrastructures of the European Grid Infrastructure collaboration.
  • EGI Webinars provide opportunities to interact with user support teams, software developers, site managers, platform developers, platform integrators and representatives of scientific communities and National Grid Infrastructures.
  • EGI Webinars are free and are open to anyone. Note however that participation is limited to 25 connections / Webinar event.

How can I participate?

Before the Webinar: You normally need to register for a Webinar in advance as the EGI Webex service limits the number of participants to 25. Registration is available through the event specific agenda pages (see them in the table below). The Webinars are hosted in the EGI Webex service and full details of the event programme and participation will be published in EGI's INDICO pages. Please follow the instructions on the particular event agenda page to setup your connection. You will need a Web browser with a Java plug-in to attend the Webex events.

After the Webinar: Webinars will normally be recorded and a copy of the recording will be made accessible after the event for viewing by the whole of the community. A link to the video recording will be included both via this Wiki page and Indico. The recording will be saved in the EGI DocDB (searchable) and uploaded to the EGI YouTube.


The EGI Webinar programme is managed by the Communications Team (

Upcoming Webinars

Title Presenter Presentation date Agenda URL and Comments Project website
RNA-Seq analysis with READemption - Setup and usage in the EGI Federated Cloud Konrad Förstner (University of Würzburg) 26 November 2014 15:00 (CET)
27 November 2014 15:00 (CET)
Indico page TBA
Cloud-Init Enol Fernandéz (IFCA, 15 December 2014 15:00 (CET) Indico page TBA
Service management: what standards can do for business – the example of FitSM Owen Appleton, ETL

Dr. Thomas Schaaf, LMU Dr. Michael Brenner, LRZ Sy Holsinger,

29 January 2015 11:00 (CET) CloudWATCH

Completed Webinars

Recordings of completed webinars can be found on the EGI YouTube channel.

Title Presenter Presentation date and time (Europe/Amsterdam time zone) Recording on Youtube Agenda URL Project website Link to raw video recording
Onedata Łukasz Dutka (Cyfronet) 23 April 2014
Porting applications to the EGI Federated Cloud Salvatore Pinto ( 2 April 2014
DIRAC Distributed Computing Services Dr. Andrei Tsaregorodtsev (IN2P3 France) 22 March 2013, 10:00 to 12:00 Agenda Website
Catania Science Gateway Framework Dr. Roberto Barbera and Dr. Diego Scardaci, (INFN, Italy) 15 May 2013, 16:00-18:00 Agenda Website
EGI Service offerings to the Chemistry, Molecular & Materials Sciences community Dr. Gergely Sipos (, the Netherlands) 16 May 2013, 14:00-16:00 Agenda Website (1h 25min, WMV file)
Single Sign On for CTA Brook Schofield (Terena, the Netherlands) 23 May 2013, 10:15-11:15 Agenda Website
CRM Webinar for EGI NGI International Liaisons Goncalo Borges (LIP, Portugal) 6 June 2013, 10:00-11:00 Agenda Website (48min long)
AMGA Distributed Metadata Service Dr. Soonwook Hwang (KISTI, South Korea) 17 July 2013, 09:00-11:00 Agenda Website (33min long)
CVMFS infrastructure for EGI VOs Catalin Condurache (STFC - UK) 5 Sept 2013 - 11:00 - 12:30 (Amsterdam/CET) Agenda Website (55 min long inc Q&A)
Training on GLUE 2 information validation Maria Pradillo(CERN) 17 Sept 2013 - 11:00 - 12:30 (Amsterdam/CET) Agenda Website, The evolution of the Information System in EGI (GridKa School 2013) (55 min long)
VOMS support, MyProxy Tool and Globus Online Tool in GSI-SSHTerm Siew Hoon Leong (Ms.)(Munich, LRZ) Wed 23 Oct 2013, 14:00 (Amsterdam/CET) Agenda
High-Throughput Data Analysis (services for data storage and processing) Peter Solagna ( Mon 4 Nov 2013, 10:00-12:00 INDICO Agenda Not Applicable and
Porting applications to the EGI Federated Cloud Salvatore Pinto ( Wed 2 Apr 2014, 10:00-12:00 INDICO Agenda

Suggested topics

Do you wish suggest a Webinar topic? Do you wish to give an EGI Webinar? Please contact Neasan O'Neill <>.

Project title Presenter Indicative date (tbc) Project website
VOMS support, MyProxy Tool and Globus Online Tool in GSI-SSHTerm Siew Hoon Leong (Ms.)(Munich, LRZ) March 2014, tbc
EUDAT services (e.g. Safe replication, Data staging, Simple Store, Metadata) 2014
Globus online & Sharing 2014,
ER-flow workflow interoperability services 2014
EGI Applications DataBase (AppDB) - Use & features Nuno Ferreira 2014
EGI Applications DataBase (AppDB) - as a Software Repository Alexander Nakos 2014
EGI Applications DataBase (AppDB) - as a Virtual Appliance Marketplace Marios Chatziangelou 2014