[gpd] [Fwd: From Carlo GUARALDO on behalf of the HadronPhysics2
r.kaiser at physics.gla.ac.uk
Wed Jul 4 18:18:20 BST 2007
for your information you find the latest message from the steering
committee appended below. As I had indicated to some of you already
on the phone, there is no two step process now with an LOI in
July, but just a final proposal that is to be submitted in September.
I am still collecting responses to my last email concerning the
preparation of our JRA/Network for FP7; I just got one still this
morning. I will put them together over the next few days and send
the results out to you.
Greetings from Glasgow,
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Subject: From Carlo GUARALDO on behalf of the HadronPhysics2 STEERING
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 19:07:08 +0200 (added by
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From: Hadronphysics2 <call at hadronphysics2.eu>
To: r.kaiser at physics.gla.ac.uk
*Seventh Framework Programme*
*_Call for Proposal_*
The next EU Call for Proposal for Integrated Activities with the
instrument of Integrated Infrastructure Initiatives (I3), within the 7th
Framework Programme (FP7), will be issued on 17th November 2007
(deadline 15th February 2008).
The Steering Committee set up by the hadron physics community to guide
the drafting of a Proposal of an Integrated Activity to be submitted to
the European Commission is hereby launching an open call for proposals.
The proposals must comply with the scientific and technical requirements
described below, so to optimize and harmonize the selection procedure.
The overall EC contribution is expected to be substantially less than in
The person who is sending the proposal on behalf of a group (the acting
spokesperson) shall also be in charge of orally presenting the proposed
activity in a open Plenary Meeting, which shall be held at Laboratori
Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) from 28 to 30 September 2007.
*► SCIENTIFIC FRAMEWORK *
*Integrating Infrastructure Initiatives *
Integrated Infrastructure Initiatives (I3) should combine, in a closely
co-ordinated manner: (i) Networking activities, (ii) Trans-national
access and/or service activities and (iii) Joint research activities.
All three categories of activities are mandatory as synergistic effects
are expected from these different components.
_Size and resources_
There must be at least three “legal entities” established in different
EU Member States or Associated Countries. The entities must be
independent of each other.
Integrated Infrastructure Initiatives projects are expected to last two
to four years.
The activities to be carried out in the context of an Integrated
Infrastructure Initiative project must include:
*/(i) Networking activities/*
These activities *should foster a culture of co-operation in the
scientific communities* benefitting from the research infrastructures.
Networking activities should address (not exhaustive list):
* coordination of scientific and technological activities;
* foresight studies of new instruments, methods, concepts and
* organization of co-operations among theorists and experimentalists
with exchange of results and expertise;
*/(ii) Trans-national access activities/*
*To provide* *trans-national access to one or more infrastructures*
among those operated by participants.
Community financial support should never exceed 20% of the annual
operating costs of the infrastructure to prevent it from becoming
dependent on the Community contribution and should not include capital
investments. This financial support will serve *to provide free of
charge access to external users* *(including travel and subsistence
costs)*. Access costs will be defined on the basis of an “*user fee*”
relating to the operating costs of the infrastructure.
*/(iii) /**/Joint research activities/***
These activities should be *innovative* and *explore new fundamental
technologies* or techniques underpinning the efficient and joint use of
the participating research infrastructures.
The Joint research activities should address (not exhaustive list):
* higher performance methodologies and protocols;
* higher performance instrumentations, including the testing of
components, subsystems, materials, techniques and dedicated software;
* innovative solutions for data collection, management, etc;
The Joint research activities should, on the contrary, NOT address the
construction of equipments, major infrastructure updates, or similar.
*► TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SENDING THE PROPOSAL *
Interested participants are invited to send a proposal *using the
appropriate template (MS Word format) *which can be *downloaded* at
Completed documents must be sent in MS-Word format (.doc) and must be
named using the last name of the acting spokesperson (for ex.,
Proposals MUST be sent no later then *_15 September 2007 at 18:00_*,
exclusively at the following e-mail address:
*proposal at hadronphysics2.eu <mailto:proposal at hadronphysics2.eu>*
*Proposals sent to different e-mail addresses shall NOT be considered as
*► LOGISTIC INFORMATION
FOR THE OPEN PLENARY MEETING OF 28-30 SEPTEMBER 2007*
The meeting will be organized at the INFN – Laboratori Nazionali di
Frascati (via Enrico Fermi, 40 - 00044 Frascati - Italy). Keeping in
mind that end of September is a high touristic season, we have reserved
a number of rooms in three and four stars hotels (shuttle service to and
from LNF will be provided daily), but pre-booking will expire on *_15
Therefore, we *urge spokespersons and those who intend to participate to
register* to the meeting and *book the hotel as soon as they decide to
attend the meeting*, and anyway no later than 15 August 2007, using the
dedicated web site created exclusively for HadronPhysics2, where all
logistic information can be found:
for the HadronPhysics2
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