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GARR Conference 2024: Registration is Now Open

Pubblicato il 02 May 2024

Registration is now open for the GARR Conference 2024, taking place in Brescia from 29th to 31st May.

Join us at the annual GARR Conference, which brings together the GARR network's user community from the fields of research, education, and cultural heritage. The 2024 edition will be held at the University of Brescia.

Over these three days, more than 60 speakers from across Italy and beyond will explore the theme "Navigating Complexity: Digital Infrastructures and Skills for Research".

The first day will focus on the development of digital infrastructures and skills for research, including a roundtable discussion among institutional representatives from universities with the president of the association of Italian universities, Giovanna Iannantuon; from research institutions such as CNR, ENEA, INAF, INFN, INGV; as well as from the Italian Ministry of Health. In the afternoon, there will be a session on artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on scientific research and education, featuring experiences of applications and a discussion on the creation of an Italian Large Language Model with Viviana Patti (University of Turin), Lorenzo Baraldi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Lucia Siciliani (University of Bari), and Davide Bacciu (University of Pisa).

The second day is dedicated to discussing strategies to address rapid changes in the current digital context. Challenges and opportunities related to big data, digital twins, and new research infrastructures will be examined, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence, supercomputing technologies, and quantum communications. Guests on this day include economist Pierluigi Sacco from the University of Chieti and Pescara, bioinformatician Alessandra Stella from CNR, professor Tatiana Tommasi, an AI expert from the Polytechnic University of Turin, mathematician Gianluigi Rozza, professor of scientific computing at SISSA, biomedical engineer Simone Novelli from the Sapienza University of Rome, and physicist Claudio Grandi, an expert in computing from INFN.
The day concludes with a discussion on the latest developments and EU directives in cybersecurity and their impact on the academic and research fields with an expert panel including Gianluca Galasso from the Italian National Cybersecurity Agency, Stefano Zanero from the Polytechnic University of Milan, Simon Pietro Romano from the University of Naples Federico II, and Marco Mellia from the Polytechnic University of Turin.

Finally, the third day of the conference will be dedicated to open science and its relationship with digital autonomy. This session, held in English, will be an opportunity to investigate the importance of sharing and the role of digital platforms in promoting independence and transparency together with Caterina Sganga from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa and international guests such as Jean-Claude Guédon from the University of Montreal and Björn Brembs from the University of Regensburg.Following this, there will be an in-depth discussion on digital rights, with Giovanni Ziccardi from the University of Milan and Lucio Badiali from INGV, addressing crucial issues such as privacy, data protection, and the importance of education in mitigating risks associated with improper use of personal information.

The conference days are preceded on 28th May by a day dedicated to training opportunities covering four different topics: digital identities with a course on Shibboleth IdP v5, wireless networks with the new Wi-Fi7 standard, 5G networks with an introductory course on the topic, and e-learning platforms with a course on the new Moodle 4.3 version.For more information, the full programme, and the registration form, please visit the event's website. 

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