[open-science] It as a Utility Information/launch meeting 4th Sept Royal Society

Frey J.G. J.G.Frey at soton.ac.uk
Sun Aug 19 01:17:07 UTC 2012

Hope to see you at the Network Information Event – come and hear about the network and how you can apply for workshops, pilot project and secondments funding!

Subject: It as a Utility Information/launch meeting 4th Sept Royal Society

ITaaU Information Event

ITaaU Information Event
Tuesday 4th September 2012
At the Kohn Centre,
Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AG
14:00 – 17:00

Meeting programme will be updated at

The Background: The Digital Economy RCUK Theme
Introduction to the ITaaU Network
ITaaU Events and Opportunities
Design for Usable IT (USTWO)
The ITaaU Network and EU FP7 and Beyond (Dr. Mike Surridge, IT Innovation)
The ITaaU Network and Asia (Prof. Gerard Parr, University of Ulster)
Cloud & Pervasive Computing (Rob Fraser, Microsoft UK)
Summary of ITaaU events, opportunities and deadlines

More details will be published on the Network web site www.itutility.ac.uk shortly. There will be no registration formalities or charge for this meeting but please email info at itutility.ac.uk<mailto:info at itutility.ac.uk> to let us know that if you are planning to come so we can ensure adequate refreshments. The event is being held at the Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London. Directions can be found online at http://royalsociety.org/venue-hire/location/

IT as a Utility Network+

IT as a Utility (ITaaU) is one of the 4 sub-themes of the RCUK Digital Economy programme <http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/xrcprogrammes/Digital/Pages/home.aspx> . The ITaaU Network purpose is to promote and enhance the community interested in this aspect of the DE programme and help co-ordinate activities in this area.

IT as a Utility is about the provision of information and technology in a transparent and highly usable manner. It is closely related to Grid and Cloud Computing with its emphasis on making IT resources effortlessly and almost invisibly available the end user. Cloud paradigms for access to applications and infrastructure are now well established, and are changing the way users interact with applications, especially where the application is accessible from multiple devices and users.

See www.itutility.ac.uk (this is being updated and a new version will appear soon)

Also blog post http://www.software.ac.uk/news/2012-08-13-how-can-we-build-trust-it-utility-services

Jeremy Frey

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