Claudio Cacciari

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07 Nov 2016

Claudio Cacciari

CINECA's middleware group


Claudio Cacciari has been working since 2002 at CINECA, the biggest Italian supercomputing center, in the High Performance Computing area and since 2004 he has been involved in European projects. In this context he matured experience in software integration, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) tools, Grid and Cloud environments. He is currently part of the CINECA's middleware group which manages tools for high performance data transfer, data visualization, analysis and long term preservation.

He is collaborating to European projects in the field of scientific data management, such as EuHIT (, EUDAT2020 ( and SeaDataCloud. In particular, he is leading the EUDAT2020's service area dedicated to data preservation, which is developing the services to enable a Pan-European, geographically distributed, Collaborative Data Infrastructure.


When: Day 2 - 15th November, Session Session 10: The Italian Way to Data Management Plan, 14:00 - 16:00


Abstract. The scientific data management is becoming more and more complex and this is due to many reasons. Data sets are continuosly increasing in both size and number. They are often distributed across different administrative domains and their access policies need to be flexible enough to support the data owners rights and the open access principles. The metadata associated to the data are becoming more important and complex also and any data management plan should take them into account. This talk will provide an overview about those topics in the perspective of European projects related to scientific data. Starting from small scale projects like EUHIT, focused on a single community, the turbulence physicists, although distributed across ten European countries; till EUDAT2020, an infrastructural project involving thirty-five European organizations among which various communities and some of the most important data and computing centers.