Registration for ISGC 2012 opens

Online registration in now open for the International Symposium on Grids and Clouds (ISGC) 2012, which will be held at Academia Sinica in Taipei (26 February-2 March 2012), alongside co-located events and workshops. The conference is hosted by the Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGC), Taipei, Taiwan.

The theme of the conference is ‘Convergence, Collaboration, Innovation’. The last decade has seen the wide-scale emergence of e-Infrastructure as a critical asset for the modern e-Scientist. The emergence of large-scale research infrastructures and instruments that has produced a torrent of electronic data is forcing a generational change in the scientific process and the mechanisms used to analyse the resulting data deluge.

ISGC 2012 will be the 10th meeting that over the last decade has tracked the convergence, collaboration and innovation of individual researchers across the Asia Pacific region to a coherent community and as a result has helped drive the growth of regional e-Science activities and its collaborations around the world. In the opening session of this year’s symposium, Dr Robert Jones will recapitulate the journey of ISGC in the past decade. In addition, there will be current status reports on Grids and Clouds developments in Europe, the Americas, and Asia given by Dr Steven Newhouse, Dr Victoria White, and Dr Simon Lin, respectively.

This year we invited 4 keynote speakers: Prof John R. Delaney, from University of Washington, talks about “Understanding the planetary life support system: next generation science in the ocean basins”, Prof Alexandre Bonvin, from WeNMR, gives a talk on “WeNMR: bringing Grid (and Cloud) computing to a worldwide structural biology community”, Prof Thomas Sterling, from Indiana University, talks about “Towards an Execution Model for HPC Clouds”, Prof Alexander S. Szalay, from Johns Hopkins University, giving a speech on “Extreme Data-Intensive Scientific Computing”, and Prof Satoshi Matsuoka from the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center & Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

More information is available at the conference website