La Manga del Mar Menor, Cartagena, SPAIN
June 27-30, 2005

Keynote 5

Helping the Scientists: the e-Science

Víctor Castelo

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain



The actual situation of the research networks and the facto Global Research Network, prepare the conditions to enhance the Science using networking and all kind the distributed resources. e-Science is a new model to be taken in account to help the scientists changing the way research is done.

The e-Science, what is the actual situation of the e-Infrastructures, the advanced applications and the role of users, are the main topics that will be developed.

Short Bio

Víctor Castelo is Telecommunication Engineer by the Telecommunication E.T.S.I of Madrid (1974). He is developing his current research interest in advanced wide-area networks and applications for scientific users in the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) of Spain.

In the CSIC, he has worked in Instrumentation of mechanical tests controlled by computer (1975-1986). Some key projects were related to earthquake testing and the European Ariane launcher, designing software and hardware (analogue, digital and microprocessors) of real time systems. He was responsible of the wide-area network of the CSIC with more than 100 centres (1986-1993).

Since 1994 to February 2004 he was director of RedIRIS, the Spanish Academic & Research Network. From 1997 to 2003 he has been member of DANTE¹s Board of Directors, organization that coordinates the communications of the research networks in Europe. During this phase was participating in European networking, specially in the development, relations and interconnections with the research networks of other regions of the world: Latin-America, Asia, Mediterranean and USA (Internet2).

He has also been involved in several committees of experts for the planning and the evaluation of projects of the Spanish National Research Plans (2000-2003 and 2004-2007) in the ICT area. Actually he is part of the committee analyzing the actions to take for the evolution of e-Science in Spain.

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