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
 

Manifesto for gender equality in science

On the 16th of December 2011, the genSET project set up to improve the excellence of European science through inclusion of the gender dimension in research and science, presented the “Manifesto for Integrated Action on the Gender Dimension in Science and Innovation” to Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science.

The manifesto follows up the public consultation that ran in conjunction with the 1st European Gender Summit in early November.

As part of its Gender Action Plan activities, the EGI-InSPIRE project is proud to support this initiative and its goal of raising awareness and encourage world-wide participation in gender equality activities.

Please read and sign the Manifesto online: http://bit.ly/rLS7cn.

 

Manifesto for gender equality in science

On the 16th of December 2011, the genSET project set up to improve the excellence of European science through inclusion of the gender dimension in research and science, presented the “Manifesto for Integrated Action on the Gender Dimension in Science and Innovation” to Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science.

The manifesto follows up the public consultation that ran in conjunction with the 1st European Gender Summit in early November.

As part of its Gender Action Plan activities, the EGI-InSPIRE project is proud to support this initiative and its goal of raising awareness and encourage world-wide participation in gender equality activities.

Please read and sign the Manifesto online: http://bit.ly/rLS7cn.

 

ERCIM news special issue on Big Data – special issue

The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) is calling for papers for ERCIM News special issue on Big Data. The deadline for contributions is Thursday, 9 February 2012.

ERCIM’s goal is to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry.

Their next special issue on Big Data aims to report the most recent European research activities and projects focus on building systems to support effective and efficient data-intensive multidisciplinary research.

The editors welcome submissions of short articles (700-800 words) covering both fundamental and practical research results on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Data Modeling (new data models, domain-purpose metadata, data provenance, data context, data quality, data uncertainty)

  • Scientific Data Management

  • Data Tools (massive data mining, data analysis, data visualization)

  • Data Infrastructural Services (data/service discovery, data linking, data sharing, data integration, data harmonization, data fusion, scientific workflow management, data citation)

All submitted articles will be subject to a review process.

More information

ERCIM news special issue on Big Data – special issue

The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) is calling for papers for ERCIM News special issue on Big Data. The deadline for contributions is Thursday, 9 February 2012.

ERCIM’s goal is to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry.

Their next special issue on Big Data aims to report the most recent European research activities and projects focus on building systems to support effective and efficient data-intensive multidisciplinary research.

The editors welcome submissions of short articles (700-800 words) covering both fundamental and practical research results on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Data Modeling (new data models, domain-purpose metadata, data provenance, data context, data quality, data uncertainty)

  • Scientific Data Management

  • Data Tools (massive data mining, data analysis, data visualization)

  • Data Infrastructural Services (data/service discovery, data linking, data sharing, data integration, data harmonization, data fusion, scientific workflow management, data citation)

All submitted articles will be subject to a review process.

More information

Last chance to win a tablet PC in our Mascot Competition

Have you found our mascot? You only have a few days left to tell us about it!

EGI’s Mascot Competition is looking for a characterful ambassador to represent the European Grid Infrastructure. Don’t miss your chance to win all these prizes (photo) and more, including a touch screen tablet computer. Make sure your entry reaches us before the deadline of 31 December at 23:59 CET. If you are bursting with ideas, you can even enter more than once, as long as each entry is sent separately.

There are two prizes to be won – the Grand Winner and the People’s Choice. Go to our mascot competition page for full details and instructions on how to submit your entry. Good luck!
 

Last chance to win a tablet PC in our Mascot Competition

Have you found our mascot? You only have a few days left to tell us about it!

EGI’s Mascot Competition is looking for a characterful ambassador to represent the European Grid Infrastructure. Don’t miss your chance to win all these prizes (photo) and more, including a touch screen tablet computer. Make sure your entry reaches us before the deadline of 31 December at 23:59 CET. If you are bursting with ideas, you can even enter more than once, as long as each entry is sent separately.

There are two prizes to be won – the Grand Winner and the People’s Choice. Go to our mascot competition page for full details and instructions on how to submit your entry. Good luck!
 

Season’s greetings

It's the season to be jolly and everyone at EGI.eu would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

View our festive e-card.

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Scan the QR code to see the e-card on your mobile [enlarge]

And remember that our Mascot Competition closes on 31 December. Don't miss the chance to win a touch screen tablet computer and other goodies – make sure you submit your entry before the deadline! Remember that you may enter more than once, as long as entries are made in separate submissions.

Season’s greetings

It's the season to be jolly and everyone at EGI.eu would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

View our festive e-card.

Seasons greetings Q R code

Scan the QR code to see the e-card on your mobile [enlarge]

And remember that our Mascot Competition closes on 31 December. Don't miss the chance to win a touch screen tablet computer and other goodies – make sure you submit your entry before the deadline! Remember that you may enter more than once, as long as entries are made in separate submissions.

Season’s greetings

It's the season to be jolly and everyone at EGI.eu would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

View our festive e-card.

Seasons greetings Q R code

Scan the QR code to see the e-card on your mobile [enlarge]

And remember that our Mascot Competition closes on 31 December. Don't miss the chance to win a touch screen tablet computer and other goodies – make sure you submit your entry before the deadline! Remember that you may enter more than once, as long as entries are made in separate submissions.