Cracow Grid Workshop 2012 – Call for participation

Since their first edition in 2001, the Cracow Grid Workshops have become a discussion forum for researchers, developers, and practitioners who work in the fascinating field of e-Science, grid systems, and their applications.

The 2012 event (CGW'12) will take place between 22-24 October and the call for participation is now open. Organised by the Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET AGH and the Institute of Computer Science AGH, CGW'12 will be an opportunity to present scientific and technical achievements of the PL-Grid project in building the Polish e-Infrastructure, as well as to overview of research in the main European and national grid projects.

Main programme will focus on e-Science, system-level science and collaborative applications; models, methods and tools for collaborative applications development; virtual laboratories and problem solving environments, and other topics related to distributed computing infrastructures, grids and clouds.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the CGW'12 Abstract Book and a final version of the CGW'12 papers will be published in the Computer Science Journal following the event.

Deadline for abstract submission is: 10 September 2012

More information on programme and registration is available on the CW'12 website.
 

Cracow Grid Workshop 2012 – Call for participation

Since their first edition in 2001, the Cracow Grid Workshops have become a discussion forum for researchers, developers, and practitioners who work in the fascinating field of e-Science, grid systems, and their applications.

The 2012 event (CGW'12) will take place between 22-24 October and the call for participation is now open. Organised by the Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET AGH and the Institute of Computer Science AGH, CGW'12 will be an opportunity to present scientific and technical achievements of the PL-Grid project in building the Polish e-Infrastructure, as well as to overview of research in the main European and national grid projects.

Main programme will focus on e-Science, system-level science and collaborative applications; models, methods and tools for collaborative applications development; virtual laboratories and problem solving environments, and other topics related to distributed computing infrastructures, grids and clouds.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the CGW'12 Abstract Book and a final version of the CGW'12 papers will be published in the Computer Science Journal following the event.

Deadline for abstract submission is: 10 September 2012

More information on programme and registration is available on the CW'12 website.
 

Announcing the Cloudscape IV conference

Cloudscape IV – Advances in Interoperability & Cloud Computing Standards

Cloud computing is moving at an incredibly fast pace, calling for more flexible and swifter responses not only to address adoption barriers but also take up of new opportunities. In the scientific arena, data intensive problems are gaining significant success with cloud computing as they have the closely coupled structure well supported in clouds and are typically “new applications” that are attractive to build from scratch with programming models suited for clouds.

While cloud may not be a magic wand for all situations requiring some form of distributed computing, we are getting closer to understanding where it works best in scientific settings. However, a great deal of work remains to be done in achieving interoperability and portability of data to avoid vendor lock-in and build choice so scientists, governments and citizens can decide which technologies work best for them. Data protection is a hot topic that needs addressing at policy level as one of the three pillars underpinning the European Union’s cloud computing strategy to create a legal framework regulating users’ rights.

Cloudscape IV, 23-24 February at the European Commission in Brussels, aims to drive forward the priority actions captured in the SIENA Roadmap by placing interoperability, data portability, legal impediments and security high on the agenda. Industry views come from several large enterprises at the forefront of cloud computing to help foster standards implementation for interoperability and data portability in the light of on-going and future work. A Call to Action is supported by major standards bodies in response to current and emerging requirements. “Through the flagship Cloudscape workshops, SIENA offers a forum to track emerging standards and technologies, evaluate impediments and raise greater awareness of this dynamic and complex landscape, said Silvana Muscella, Technical Coordinator of the SIENA initiative, which is funded by the Commission’s GÉANT and e-Infrastructures Unit.

On the international front, Cloudscape IV will seek to blaze a trail for stronger international cooperation on global challenges. The workshop host, the SIENA initiative, will be seeking to build on synergies with the US National Institute of Standards (NIST) the US National Science Foundation, and the Global Inter-Cloud Technology Forum (GICTF), a Japanese-led initiative. Insights into cloud computing in Brazil will also shed light on global developments paving the way for new cooperation partnerships with Europe. European perspectives shine the spotlight on cloud computing for the Digital Agenda, with a keynote from Mario Campolargo, Director DG INFSO Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures, European Commission. Other perspectives will focus on re-usable assets of distributed computing infrastructures, insights into use cases for e-research and government, new cloud partnerships, research and development and initiatives like EuroCIOs and EuroCloud.

The multi-stakeholder dialogue will thus seek to define steps for the public and private sector dialogue in an effort to overcome barriers, stimulate uptake and innovation so as to reap the full potential of cloud computing in Europe. “We hope that our roadmap will heighten awareness and reinforce the importance and value of sustainable e-infrastructure providing vital services to a broader research user base In Europe and internationally.”, said Martin Walker, Roadmap Editorial Board Chair.

The SIENA Roadmap will be launched at Cloudscape IV along with position papers from speakers and selected panellists.

Event Details

  • 23-24 February 2012, European Commission, Avenue de Beaulieu, Building, 25, Brussels, Belgium

  • SIENA Initiative

     

Announcing the Cloudscape IV conference

Cloudscape IV – Advances in Interoperability & Cloud Computing Standards

Cloud computing is moving at an incredibly fast pace, calling for more flexible and swifter responses not only to address adoption barriers but also take up of new opportunities. In the scientific arena, data intensive problems are gaining significant success with cloud computing as they have the closely coupled structure well supported in clouds and are typically “new applications” that are attractive to build from scratch with programming models suited for clouds.

While cloud may not be a magic wand for all situations requiring some form of distributed computing, we are getting closer to understanding where it works best in scientific settings. However, a great deal of work remains to be done in achieving interoperability and portability of data to avoid vendor lock-in and build choice so scientists, governments and citizens can decide which technologies work best for them. Data protection is a hot topic that needs addressing at policy level as one of the three pillars underpinning the European Union’s cloud computing strategy to create a legal framework regulating users’ rights.

Cloudscape IV, 23-24 February at the European Commission in Brussels, aims to drive forward the priority actions captured in the SIENA Roadmap by placing interoperability, data portability, legal impediments and security high on the agenda. Industry views come from several large enterprises at the forefront of cloud computing to help foster standards implementation for interoperability and data portability in the light of on-going and future work. A Call to Action is supported by major standards bodies in response to current and emerging requirements. “Through the flagship Cloudscape workshops, SIENA offers a forum to track emerging standards and technologies, evaluate impediments and raise greater awareness of this dynamic and complex landscape, said Silvana Muscella, Technical Coordinator of the SIENA initiative, which is funded by the Commission’s GÉANT and e-Infrastructures Unit.

On the international front, Cloudscape IV will seek to blaze a trail for stronger international cooperation on global challenges. The workshop host, the SIENA initiative, will be seeking to build on synergies with the US National Institute of Standards (NIST) the US National Science Foundation, and the Global Inter-Cloud Technology Forum (GICTF), a Japanese-led initiative. Insights into cloud computing in Brazil will also shed light on global developments paving the way for new cooperation partnerships with Europe. European perspectives shine the spotlight on cloud computing for the Digital Agenda, with a keynote from Mario Campolargo, Director DG INFSO Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures, European Commission. Other perspectives will focus on re-usable assets of distributed computing infrastructures, insights into use cases for e-research and government, new cloud partnerships, research and development and initiatives like EuroCIOs and EuroCloud.

The multi-stakeholder dialogue will thus seek to define steps for the public and private sector dialogue in an effort to overcome barriers, stimulate uptake and innovation so as to reap the full potential of cloud computing in Europe. “We hope that our roadmap will heighten awareness and reinforce the importance and value of sustainable e-infrastructure providing vital services to a broader research user base In Europe and internationally.”, said Martin Walker, Roadmap Editorial Board Chair.

The SIENA Roadmap will be launched at Cloudscape IV along with position papers from speakers and selected panellists.

Event Details

  • 23-24 February 2012, European Commission, Avenue de Beaulieu, Building, 25, Brussels, Belgium

  • SIENA Initiative

     

Last call for papers to the HealthGrid and IWSG-Life Conferences

Last call to submit your contribution to this year’s HealthGrid conference and IWSG-Life (International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences). The deadline for submission is 16 January 2012.

The HealthGrid conference welcomes applications for talks in the form of full or short papers with original, unpublished work; proposals for tutorials that enable new users to employ a specific healthgrid application or system; and demonstration session that will showcase innovative prototypes or production platforms relevant to the conference topics.

The IWSG-Life conference is looking for researchers to present their work in one of three formats: 20-minute talks, 10-minute lightning talks, and demonstrations. Full papers of no more than ten pages are required in application for the 20-minute talks; abstracts are accepted for the lightning talks or demonstration sessions.

Both conferences are co-organised as a joint event in association with EGI.eu, to take place at the Amsterdam Medical Centre in The Netherlands from 21 to 25 May 2012.

 

Last call for papers to the HealthGrid and IWSG-Life Conferences

Last call to submit your contribution to this year’s HealthGrid conference and IWSG-Life (International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences). The deadline for submission is 16 January 2012.

The HealthGrid conference welcomes applications for talks in the form of full or short papers with original, unpublished work; proposals for tutorials that enable new users to employ a specific healthgrid application or system; and demonstration session that will showcase innovative prototypes or production platforms relevant to the conference topics.

The IWSG-Life conference is looking for researchers to present their work in one of three formats: 20-minute talks, 10-minute lightning talks, and demonstrations. Full papers of no more than ten pages are required in application for the 20-minute talks; abstracts are accepted for the lightning talks or demonstration sessions.

Both conferences are co-organised as a joint event in association with EGI.eu, to take place at the Amsterdam Medical Centre in The Netherlands from 21 to 25 May 2012.

 

Registration for the Community Forum is now open

The registration for the EGI Community Forum 2012 is now open online at: http://go.egi.eu/registration-cf12.

The event will take place at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Garching near Munich, Germany (26-30 March 2012), hosted by EGI.eu in partnership with the Munich Network Management, a consortium of four German research institutions.

The Community Forum will be held in conjunction with the 2nd EMI Technical Conference and co-located with the 2nd Annual European Globus Community Forum (26 March).

The key goal of the Community Forum is to showcase the role that EGI plays in enabling innovation across the European Research Area. The forum will highlight the services, technologies and tools available to scientific communities to better support their research.

The organisers welcome developers of distributed computing applications & services and the research communities who make use of them to attend the event and find out more about the current state of the art and let your voice be heard to influence the strategy and plans for the future of the EGI community.

The deadline for early-bird registration at discounted rates is 15 February 2012.
 

Registration for the Community Forum is now open

The registration for the EGI Community Forum 2012 is now open online at: http://go.egi.eu/registration-cf12.

The event will take place at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Garching near Munich, Germany (26-30 March 2012), hosted by EGI.eu in partnership with the Munich Network Management, a consortium of four German research institutions.

The Community Forum will be held in conjunction with the 2nd EMI Technical Conference and co-located with the 2nd Annual European Globus Community Forum (26 March).

The key goal of the Community Forum is to showcase the role that EGI plays in enabling innovation across the European Research Area. The forum will highlight the services, technologies and tools available to scientific communities to better support their research.

The organisers welcome developers of distributed computing applications & services and the research communities who make use of them to attend the event and find out more about the current state of the art and let your voice be heard to influence the strategy and plans for the future of the EGI community.

The deadline for early-bird registration at discounted rates is 15 February 2012.