Keynote Speech: E-Science and E-Infrastructures in Turkey

Serkan Orcan


Serkan ORCAN has been the Deputy Director (technical) of the Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM) since 2005. Mr. Orcan served as the chief network engineer in setting up of the Turkish Academic Network (ULAKNET) of ULAKBIM during 1994 and 1999. He also worked in the private sector as an engineer and administrator (2000-2005). Mr. Orcan holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering (1994) and an MS degree in Science and Technology Policies (2006), both form the Middle East Technical University.

E-Science and E-Infrastructures in Turkey

E-infrastructure comprises all services, applications, organizations and technologies that enable researchers to use high-speed computer networks to use computational systems and data warehouses, software tools, and resource access and sharing tools to carry out research projects regardless of where they are located. Computationally intensive science uses e-infrastructures to carry out speedy, effective and fruitful scientific research using methods supported by next generation information and communication technologies and distributed networks while e-science analyzes huge amount of scientific data that requires distrbuted computing. In this keynote paper we will review the state of the art of scientific research projects carried out by means of e-infrastructures and evaluate them from technical and administrative viewpoints along with international developments and national policies.