The vision of the Centre is to provide a multidisciplinary meeting ground and forum for Chalmers and collaborators and to foster the use of e-Science methodologies and tools to advance scientific progress and impact.
The purpose of the multidisciplinary centre is to:
- assist further development and adoption of a broader Gothenburg e-Science strategy.
- communicate important e-Science developments and possibilities to participants, to other centres, to areas of advance, and to the leadership.
- serve in an umbrella role, giving participating researchers a formal affiliation and the visibility needed to enhance opportunities for securing funding in collaborations.
- prioritise platform work, bringing together theory, experiment, simulations and modelling activities with computer science, mathematics/statistics and broader computer-based methodologies to stimulate collaborations.
- enhance the impact of e-Science activities on innovation, as it is already happening at Chalmers with the existing broad spectra of collaborations.
- nucleate external e-Science funding for continuing and expanding the umbrella and targeted activities of the centre; the centre will seek to grow to a leadership role within limited foci.
The directed e-Science activities of the centre will (at least initially) be organised in three main tracks, aiming at scientific discoveries through:
- Advanced Computation (AC),
- Data Exploration (DE),
- e-Research Methods (eRM).
In the short term the centre aims to
- provide a broad inventory of e-Science related activities at Chalmers and in Gothenburg.
- support and supervise at least (two) successful collaborative e-science development projects.
- promote collaborative activities with the University of Gothenburg and initiate developments towards a joint centre.
In the longer term it shall
- establish a Chalmers e-Science environment and platform that provides a natural and sustainable focal point for scientific research and development relying on combinations of advanced computation, data exploration and e-Research Science methods