It’s time for the 2012 Collaborations Workshop

The Collaborations Workshop gets researchers and software developers working together to solve research problems. If you’re a researcher who wants to make more of software, or a developer who wants to work with researchers, the workshop is the perfect opportunity to meet new collaborators.

The Collaborations Workshop will be held on 21-22 March at Queen’s College, Oxford. Registration is now open and more information is available on the Collaborations Workshop website.

Meet with researchers and software developers

A fresh perspective can help solve problems or come up with new ideas. The workshop brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines, and software developers with experience of working for the research community. It is this variety of backgrounds that makes the workshop productive. To see who’s attending, visit the website.

You control the agenda

The workshop is split into a series of discussion sessions. As a delegate, you can nominate topics for discussion: anything from a problem specific to your research, to an issue that affects the entire research community. We will then discuss the topic and try to find solutions.

To see the discussion topics that have been suggested so far, visit the website.

Everything is flexible

Everything about the workshop is flexible. Delegates control what they talk about. If someone wants time to present results, time will be found. If more time is needed for a discussion, it will be added (agenda).

Everything is open

Information on the planning of the workshop, the agenda items, the presentations, the reporting-back sessions, and post-workshop progress will all be available on the CW12 website.

For more information, visit the Collaborations Workshop website or send us an email (info@software.ac.uk).
 

It’s time for the 2012 Collaborations Workshop

The Collaborations Workshop gets researchers and software developers working together to solve research problems. If you’re a researcher who wants to make more of software, or a developer who wants to work with researchers, the workshop is the perfect opportunity to meet new collaborators.

The Collaborations Workshop will be held on 21-22 March at Queen’s College, Oxford. Registration is now open and more information is available on the Collaborations Workshop website.

Meet with researchers and software developers

A fresh perspective can help solve problems or come up with new ideas. The workshop brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines, and software developers with experience of working for the research community. It is this variety of backgrounds that makes the workshop productive. To see who’s attending, visit the website.

You control the agenda

The workshop is split into a series of discussion sessions. As a delegate, you can nominate topics for discussion: anything from a problem specific to your research, to an issue that affects the entire research community. We will then discuss the topic and try to find solutions.

To see the discussion topics that have been suggested so far, visit the website.

Everything is flexible

Everything about the workshop is flexible. Delegates control what they talk about. If someone wants time to present results, time will be found. If more time is needed for a discussion, it will be added (agenda).

Everything is open

Information on the planning of the workshop, the agenda items, the presentations, the reporting-back sessions, and post-workshop progress will all be available on the CW12 website.

For more information, visit the Collaborations Workshop website or send us an email (info@software.ac.uk).
 

The SCI-BUS projects is looking for partners

The SCI-BUS (Scientific gateway Based User Support) project is looking for six subcontractors. The subcontractors are expected to bring in new user communities preferably with an application area and segment of community which is not yet covered by any project consortium member. The task of subcontractors will be to develop their application-specific gateways and to contribute to the dissemination of the SCI-BUS technology through their user communities.

SCI-BUS aims to create a toolset to provide seamless access to major computing, data and networking infrastructures and services in Europe including clusters, supercomputers, grids, desktop grids, academic and commercial clouds.

SCI-BUS will create 11 application-specific customised gateways and to provide services for user communities including astrophysics, seismology, helio-physics, bio-science, computational chemistry, biomedical communities, PireGrid SMEs community, Blender community, citizens'web-2 community, DCI application developer community or business process modelling community.

We are looking for organisations whose communities need a science gateway to access DCI resources in a convenient and transparent way, that are willing to work with the widely used Liferay based WS-PGRADE/gUSE portal that enables customisation to the needs of each community. Specifically, the goals of bringing subcontractors into the project are:

  • To support communities not covered by the current consortium

  • To validate the ASM (Application Specific Module) API and the customization methodology

  • To get more feedback from user communities

  • To increase the number of customized gateways

  • To increase the number of portlets in the Portlet Repository

  • To increase the number of applications in the Application Repository

  • To increase the overall impact of the project

SCI-BUS offers a financial contribution of 20.000 €. Successful applicants will be invited to join the SCI-BUS project as subcontractors, following the rules laid out by the European Commission for subcontracts in Seventh Framework projects.

This call is open both to academic organisations that we expect to represent a wide user community (preferably within the EU and ICPC countries), and to industrial organisations that we expect to be part of a broad user community that includes at least several user companies.

Please, feel free to contact the SCI-BUS consortium at any time. Our goal is to select the best possible candidates and hence we will help you filling in the application form.

The application form and template will be made available on the web and it can be submitted before 29th February, 2012. We kindly ask all applicants to fill out the template thoroughly.

Deadlines

  • Submission deadline: February 29, 2012

  • Subcontractors selected: March 25, 2012

  • Contracts signed, including a development and deployment plan: June 5, 2012

More information

 


 

The SCI-BUS projects is looking for partners

The SCI-BUS (Scientific gateway Based User Support) project is looking for six subcontractors. The subcontractors are expected to bring in new user communities preferably with an application area and segment of community which is not yet covered by any project consortium member. The task of subcontractors will be to develop their application-specific gateways and to contribute to the dissemination of the SCI-BUS technology through their user communities.

SCI-BUS aims to create a toolset to provide seamless access to major computing, data and networking infrastructures and services in Europe including clusters, supercomputers, grids, desktop grids, academic and commercial clouds.

SCI-BUS will create 11 application-specific customised gateways and to provide services for user communities including astrophysics, seismology, helio-physics, bio-science, computational chemistry, biomedical communities, PireGrid SMEs community, Blender community, citizens'web-2 community, DCI application developer community or business process modelling community.

We are looking for organisations whose communities need a science gateway to access DCI resources in a convenient and transparent way, that are willing to work with the widely used Liferay based WS-PGRADE/gUSE portal that enables customisation to the needs of each community. Specifically, the goals of bringing subcontractors into the project are:

  • To support communities not covered by the current consortium

  • To validate the ASM (Application Specific Module) API and the customization methodology

  • To get more feedback from user communities

  • To increase the number of customized gateways

  • To increase the number of portlets in the Portlet Repository

  • To increase the number of applications in the Application Repository

  • To increase the overall impact of the project

SCI-BUS offers a financial contribution of 20.000 €. Successful applicants will be invited to join the SCI-BUS project as subcontractors, following the rules laid out by the European Commission for subcontracts in Seventh Framework projects.

This call is open both to academic organisations that we expect to represent a wide user community (preferably within the EU and ICPC countries), and to industrial organisations that we expect to be part of a broad user community that includes at least several user companies.

Please, feel free to contact the SCI-BUS consortium at any time. Our goal is to select the best possible candidates and hence we will help you filling in the application form.

The application form and template will be made available on the web and it can be submitted before 29th February, 2012. We kindly ask all applicants to fill out the template thoroughly.

Deadlines

  • Submission deadline: February 29, 2012

  • Subcontractors selected: March 25, 2012

  • Contracts signed, including a development and deployment plan: June 5, 2012

More information

 


 

EGI mascot competition – you can vote now!

The voting phase of the EGI mascot competition has begun.

We’re looking for a mascot to represent EGI and we organised a competition to pool ideas from the community. Over the past few weeks we received a good number of entries with some excellent suggestions.

Now you can vote on your favourite for the People’s Choice prize. 

You can pick from (Facebook album):

  • Ecgo, an octopus

  • ALCATRAZ, a northern gannet

  • The HUB

  • Flopsy, a rabbit

  • Colin, a sheep

  • Edgar Egi, a sophisticated man

  • Pegi, a peafowl

  • Egi@nt, an ant

  • InGRID, a spider

  • Susy Bee, a bee

  • [unnamed], a flame

The winners will be announced on 15th February.
 

EGI mascot competition – you can vote now!

The voting phase of the EGI mascot competition has begun.

We’re looking for a mascot to represent EGI and we organised a competition to pool ideas from the community. Over the past few weeks we received a good number of entries with some excellent suggestions.

Now you can vote on your favourite for the People’s Choice prize. 

You can pick from (Facebook album):

  • Ecgo, an octopus

  • ALCATRAZ, a northern gannet

  • The HUB

  • Flopsy, a rabbit

  • Colin, a sheep

  • Edgar Egi, a sophisticated man

  • Pegi, a peafowl

  • Egi@nt, an ant

  • InGRID, a spider

  • Susy Bee, a bee

  • [unnamed], a flame

The winners will be announced on 15th February.
 

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 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.