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IDGF - Invitation to the First IDGF Member Meeting

Dear VT members,

let me draw your attention to an interesting Desktop Grid related event, especially if you have already planned to attend the co-located RDA and EGI events in September.

The International Desktop Grid Federation is organising its first member meeting on September 24, 2014 in the Big Data Value Centre in Almere, in the Amsterdam Metropolitan region.  We'd kindly like to invite you to participate and possibly hold a presentation at this event. There are still some presentation slots available.

The first IDGF member meeting is co-located with two other events: a one-day tutorial on Crowd Computing on September 23, and a workshop on Citizen Science Technology Platforms on September 25. The whole three-day event will take place under the umbrella of the Crowd Computing 2014 Event ( You are welcome to also attend the tutorial and the workshop.

The IDGF technical meeting will concentrate on topics that are of direct interest to the members and member organisations of IDGF, especially those who operate Desktop Grids or Crowd Computing as we call it today.

This year we will focus on 3 themes for Desktop Grid/Crowd computing operators:

1. Financial aspects
2. Managing and operations
3. Communication, especially with citizens

Please have a look a the tentative programme:

9:00 Welcome & Introduction
9:15 Morning keynote
9:45 Coffee

10:15 Theme: Financial aspects

12:15 Lunch

13:15 Theme: Managing and operations

15:15 Tea break

15:45: Theme: Communication, especially with citizens (Communicating Crowd Computing)

17:45 Closing keynote

18:15: Reception

Each theme session will have the following format:

15m Introduction to the session
6 position papers/presentations
20 minute discussion

Theme: Financial aspects topics

Chair: Robert Lovas, SZTAKI & IDGF

- Financing crowd computing based on volunteers
- Getting commercial
- Project funding opportunities and experiences on European and national level
- Green IT aspects

Theme: Managing and operations

Chair: Jozsef Kovacs, SZTAKI & IDGF-SP

- Staffing over a longer period
- Is there an opportunity for IDGF certified software releases?
- Middleware options
- Integration into bigger e-infrastructures, the EGI example
- Green IT aspects

Theme: Communicating Crowd computing

Chair: Ad Emmen, AlmereGrid & IDGF

- Experiences with getting and keeping new volunteers
- Communication tools
- Working together with Crowd sourcing projects & e-infrastructures
- Green IT aspects

You can send your contribution to the AlmereGrid secretariat or post your submission at

You can register at

The participation fee for the IDGF meeting is 195,- euro which includes 1 year of IDGF personal membership.

More details about the Crowd Computing 2014 event are available at