International Workshop on Big Data Analytics

The Big Data Analytics Workshop (BigDAW18) will take place in Italy, from 8 to 10 May 2018.

Aim of the workshop

Managing and processing large volumes of data, or “Big Data”, and gaining meaningful insights is a significant challenge facing the distributed computing community. As a consequence, many businesses are demanding large-scale streaming data analytics. This has a significant impact on a wide range of domains, including health care, biomedical research, internet searches, finance and business informatics, and scientific computing.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a fertile ground for collaboration among research institutions and industries in the fields of analytics, machine learning, and high-performance computing.

Submissions

Authors are invited to submit full papers to the workshop. Full papers must be submitted through the workshop submission site and should not exceed six double-column pages in ACM conference format. This limit includes figures, tables, and references.

Important dates

Duration: 8 May to 10 May 2018

Submission deadline: 10 February 2018

Decision notification: 14 March 2018

Camera-ready copy: 28 March 2018

Find all the details on the workshop’s website.

New publication: EGI & Research Infrastructures

We are happy to announce that we published a new collection of use cases highlighting EGI’s work with research infrastructures (RIs).

The new publication highlights the diversity of challenges that research communities encounter in their work and the abundant support that the EGI community offers to tackle these challenges.

EGI is working closely with research communities to co-develop new solutions for their scientific problems.

For example, the European Space Agency connected two of their thematic exploitation platforms to the EGI Federated Cloud to support their computational needs. The MoBrain collaboration partnered with several EGI data centres to use High-Throughput Computing and Online Storage services needed to develop webportals for life and brain scientists worldwide. The DARIAH research infrastructure is using EGI Cloud Compute resources to support a new science gateway that makes digital applications available to arts and humanities scholars.

The achievements in the new publication would not be possible without the collaborative work of the EGI Federated data centres, the EGI Federated Cloud providers, and the involved research communities.

We would like to thank everyone for their support and dedication in making this publication happen.

EGI Webinar: How to engage SMEs for national e-infrastructures

EGI is pleased to announce the webinar “How to engage SMEs for national e-infrastructures” to be held on Wednesday 31 May 15:00-16:00 CEST. This 1-hour webinar will provide attendants with an outline of the EGI framework for private sector engagement including the services offered, participation mechanisms, strategies and success stories that could be used by all national e-infrastructure providers.

EGI has a long-standing commitment to sharing the benefits of e-infrastructure technology and services with industry, especially SMEs, which are considered one of the key drivers for economic growth, innovation, and employment. The European Commission has made them one of the focuses in the Horizon 2020 with the aim of putting SMEs in the lead for the delivery of innovation to the market. EGI supports this policy objective through an established Business Engagement Programme for developing relationships with the private sector and bringing them into the EGI ecosystem to create mutual value.

Companies can identify their own business opportunities, advertise their services, and/or conduct R&D activities in collaboration with the public research sector using the capabilities that EGI makes available for them.

One of the objectives of EGI-Engage, an EC-funded project that supports the expansion of EGI as the largest multidisciplinary public computing, storage and data infrastructure, was to create a model for SME engagement that would not only be put in practice, but could be adopted and adapted for a wider number of national e-infrastructure providers/resource centres as well.

This will be the key focus of the webinar.

Webinar details:

Date & time: Wed 31 May 2017,  15:00 – 16:00 (CEST)

Organiser: The EGI Foundation

Webinar link (WebEx)

Password: Business

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