Challenges of Future e-Infrastructure Governance

  • Dana Petcu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7156)


A shift of interest of both providers and consumers from resource provisioning to a system of infrastructure services as well for a governance system for e-Infrastructures based on a user-centric approach is registered nowadays. Applying service level management tools and procedures in e-Infrastructure service provision practices allow users, service providers and funding agencies to investigate e-Infrastructure services in view of individual use cases. The shift should be sustained by legal structures, strategic and financial plans, as well as by openness, neutrality and diversity of resources and services. e-IRG as an e-infrastructure policy forum envisioned these trends and needs and expressed its position in its recent white paper that is shortly presented and discussed from a perspective of building future research agendas of individual teams.


e-Infrastructures governance service-orientation 


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  1. 1.
    European Commission, A Digital Agenda for Europe (2010),
  2. 2.
    European Commission, Work Programme 2011-2012. Cooperation. Theme 3. ICT - Information and Communication Technologies (2011),
  3. 3.
    European Commission, Work Programme 2011. Capacities. Part 1: Research Infrastructures (2010),
  4. 4.
    European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, Strategy Report and Roadmap Update (2010),
  5. 5.
    e-Infrastructure Reflection Group, White paper (2011),

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dana Petcu
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  1. 1.e-Infrastructure Reflection GroupWest University of TimişoaraRomania

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