Roberto Barbera


Speaker: Roberto Barbera, Professor, University of Catania, Italy

Roberto Barbera is associate professor of Experimental Physics of Fundamental Interactions at the Department of Physics and Astronomy “Ettore Majorana” of the University of Catania, Italy. His research activity is in the field of ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions with the ALICE experiment at CERN and he has more than 20-year experience of coordination of research groups and management of regional, national and EU funded projects aiming at the creation of e-infrastructures for multi-disciplinary scientific research in various regions of the world. In his career, Roberto has matured a deep “on field” knowledge on (i) management and analysis of research data within federations of Linked Open Data, (ii) Grid and cloud based distributed computing, (iii) creation and management of digital repositories and, more in general, of platforms for Open Science and Open Education.  

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Abstract: “Science Reproducibility and Reusability with FAIR-compliant Frameworks”

FAIR-principles compliant digital repositories (DRs) and distributed computing infrastructures (DCIs) are key enablers of Open Science. In this presentation, we will (i) report about the work done in the last years to deploy standard-based digital repositories across Europe and Africa and (ii) present an example of science reproducibility and reusability using such DRs in conjunction with a Science Gateway framework interfaced to DCIs.