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IAB Third Meeting - May 10, 2007 - Manchester, UK

IAB Third Meeting - May 10, 2007 - Manchester, UK

Participants:  IAB Members, Institute Leaders, ExCom Members


Atlas Suite 1&2
Kilburn Building (1st floor)
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Detailed directions at the bottom of this page...


Wednesday May 9, 2007 - dinner at 8:00 PM
        Don Giovanni's
        11 Oxford Street
        M1 4PB
        Tel: +44 1612282482
Thursday May 10, 2007

9:00 - 9:15          Welcome, Update, Objectives 
                           Pierre Guisset

9:15 - 9:30          CoreGRID Fellowship Programmes - Introduction
                           Pierre Guisset

9:30 - 10:15        CoreGRID Industrial Fellowship - Presentation and Q&A
                           Michael Parkins, ATOS, UPC

10:15 - 10:45      Coffee break

10:45 - 11:30      CoreGRID Industrial Fellowship - Presentation and Q&A
                           Jidao Li, FhG, T-Systems

11:30 - 12:15      CoreGRID Fellowship - Presentation and Q&A
                           Syed Naqvi, CETIC

12:15 - 12:30       CoreGRID Fellowship Programmes - Open Discussion and Conclusion
                            Pierre Guisset

12:30 - 13:30      Lunch

13:30 - 15:00     First Round-Table Session 

15:00 - 15:15      Coffee break

15:15 - 16:45     Second Round-Table Session 

16:45 - 17:00      Closing 
                          Pierre Guisset


The IAB meeting taking place during the week of OGF20, more information on accomodations can be found on the OGF20 website.

There is also a very practical website,, through which you can book hotel rooms in Manchester. This website offers the possibility to check availability and book your hotel room online.

OGF20 Information:

CoreGRID Stand 

CoreGRID will have a stand (#32) at the OGF20 User Forum.

CoreGRID SOKUs Workshop

CoreGRID is organising the Workshop on 'Evolutions of GRIDs Towards Service Oriented Knowledge Utilities (SOKUs)'
This Workshop will take place on Tuesday May 8, from 10:30 to 12:00 AM and will be monitored by Domenico Laforenza, Thierry Priol, Pierre Guisset and Ramin Yahyapour.
More details on the SOKUs Workshop.

More information on the OGF20 User Forum can be found on the OGF20 website.

Full program of the OGF20 event is now available online.


Please note that you don't need to register to OGF20 to be able to attend the IAB Meeting.
The IAB Meeting is free of charge.
More information on how to register to OGF20.


For more information, please contact Bérengère Fally by e-mail or by phone (+32 71 919807)

How to get to the IAB meeting place:

Atlas Suite
Kilburn Building (1st floor)
School of Computer Science
University of Manchester

The Kilburn Building is the building number 39 on the University campus map
(see )
The arrow on the following map shows the exact location of Kilburn Building.
It takes about 15-20 minutes (a comfortable walk following Oxford St/Rd) to
get to the Kilburn Building from the OGF20 venue (located at top left of the
map, on Lower Mosley street),396797

Once you reach Kilburn Building you need to get to the 1st floor.
The best way to do this is to get to the external walkway at first floor
level by climbing the stairs from outside the building.
You should not enter the building from the ground level, it's too
complicated. After you enter the Kilburn Building from the 1st floor level
walkway (past the two automatic doors), you need to turn right and the Atlas
suite is at the end of the corridor (there are signs).

Travel Information

The best way to get to Manchester town centre from the airport is by train.
The main train station in the city centre is Manchester Piccadilly (search
for the red dot, located near the top, in the map above) and there are
frequent train services. The journey time is about 20 minutes. The cost of a
return ticket should be about 6 pounds (often, the cost depends on time/day
of travel, so you may want to enquire before buying your ticket. As a
general rule though, in the UK, typically, an one-way train ticket may cost
only a little less than the cost of a return ticket, so, almost always one
opts for a return ticket).
For train times and fares information, check

In case you are going to walk from Manchester Piccadilly to Kilburn
Building, you will need about 20-25 minutes. There is also a frequent bus
service that connects Manchester Piccadilly with the University buildings on
Oxford Road - see

A taxi to the University from the airport should cost about 15-20 pounds, at
day time, and the journey time should be about 20-30 minutes.

There is also a bus service (number 43) from the airport, which stops
outside Kilburn Building. However, the bus may take more than 1 hour - for
further information see:


Last Updated ( Monday, 06 August 2007 )
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