Registration Details
Registration will open in April. Register by 7 September to take advantage of the early bird registration offer extended to AeRO members, non-members and students.
Conference Program
The provisional conference program is now available. The program will continue to be updated as planning proceeds. Check the website regularly for the latest information.
Call for Participation
This conference is a gathering of the Australasia's leading experts in the sector. The program will highlight emerging research and trends in the field.


On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee, we invite you to join us for the 12th eResearch Australasia Conference, to be held at the Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park 15 – 19 October 2018.

eResearch 2018 will offer delegates the opportunity to engage, connect, and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, understand and re-use information.

Conference workshops will be held on Monday and Tuesday, with the main conference program running from Wednesday to Friday.

More information regarding the conference including invited speakers, social events and engagement initiatives will be released via our website as planning proceeds. We encourage you to check the website regularly for updates.

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne.

Prof. Paul Bonnington
Conference Chair, eResearch 2018
Director of eResearch at Monash University

Sam Moskwa
CEO, Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO)

Conference Host


eResearch 2018 Program Committee

Committee Co-Chairs

  • Dr Alf Uhlherr, Australian eResearch Organisations, VIC
  • Loretta Davis, Australian eResearch Organisations, QLD

Committee Members

  • Professor Alex Reid, University of Western Australia/AARNet, WA
  • Luc Betbeder-Matibet, University of New South Wales, NSW
  • Dr Christopher McAvaney, Deakin University, VIC
  • Dr Frankie Stevens, AARNet, NSW
  • Professor Mark Gahegan, University of Auckland, NZ
  • Dr Peter Sefton, University of Technology Sydney, NSW
  • Dr Lesley Wyborn, National Computational Infrastructure, ACT
  • Ian Duncan, Research Data Services, QLD
  • Dr Amr Hassan, Monash University, VIC
  • Anne Stevenson, CSIRO, NSW
  • Nick Rossow, Griffith University, QLD
  • Sarah Nisbet, eRSA, SA

eResearch 2018 Invited Speakers

  • Dr Jacky Pallas, Director of eResearch and Research Platforms,
    King’s College London, England
  • Professor David Ford, Professor of Health Informatics,
    Swansea University Medical School, Wales
  • Professor James Whisstock, Director,
    ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging, Australia
  • Dr Drew Berry, Biomedical Animator,
    Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
  • Dr Sarah Jane Pell,
    Artist-Astronaut Candidate connecting SeaSpace exploration with Imagination

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Data Analysts
  • Data Managers
  • eResearch Analysts
  • Government Representatives
  • HPC Managers & Specialists
  • IT Managers & Directors
  • Librarians
  • Programmers
  • Professionals in associated disciplines
  • Project Managers
  • Researchers
  • Research Computing Specialists
  • Research Managers
  • Scientists
  • Software & App engineers
  • University Representatives

Volunteer Review Panel

We would like to thank the following for generously donating their time and expertise for the review of 2018 eResearch Australasia Conference submissions.

  • Dr Alfred Uhlherr, eResearch 2018 Program Committee
  • Dr Amr Hassan, Monash eResearch Centre
  • Dr Andreas Moll, Australian Synchrotron
  • Dr Andrew Treloar, Australian National Data Service
  • Dr Andrew Zaliwski, Whitireia Community Polytechnic
  • Anne Kealley, CAUDIT
  • Dr Christopher McAvaney, Deakin University
  • Daniel Grimwood, Pawsey
  • Dr Deb Verhoeven, UTS
  • Dr Frankie Stevens, AARNet
  • Dr Gerry Devine, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, University of Western Sydney
  • Dr Jeff Christiansen, QCIF
  • Dr Jenni Harrison, CSIRO
  • Dr Jens Klump, CSIRO Mineral Resources
  • Dr Jingbo Wang, National Computational Infrastructure
  • Dr Jonathan Yu, CSIRO
  • Justin Baker, Scientific Visualisation, CSIRO
  • Dr Lesley Wyborn, NCI
  • Dr Manodeep Sinha, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing Swinburne University
  • Dr Markus Buchhorn, ANU
  • Dr Mingfang Wu, Australian Research Data Commons
  • Dr Peter Sefton, University Of Technology Sydney
  • Dr Roger Proctor, IMOS-AODN
  • Dr Stefanie Kethers, Australian Research Data Commons
  • Dr Steven McEachern, Australian Data Archive
  • Dr Toby Burrows, Oxford eResearch Centre
  • Dr Wojtek Goscinski, Monash University
  • Brett Rosolen, Aarnet
  • Gavin Kennedy, QCIF
  • Ian Duncan, Australian Research Data Commons
  • Keith Russell, Australian Research Data Commons
  • Kheeran Dharmawardena, Atlas of Living Australia
  • Lev Lafayette, University Of Melbourne
  • Luc Betbeder-matibet, UNSW
  • Malcolm Wolski, Griffith University
  • Nicholas May, RMIT University
  • Nick Rossow, Griffith University
  • Paul Box, CSIRO
  • Sam Moskwa, CSIRO
  • Sarah Nisbet, Bioplatforms Australia
  • Anne Stevenson, CSIRO
  • Catherine Brady, Australian Research Data Commons
  • Heidi Perrett, Griffith University
  • Ingrid Mason, Aarnet
  • Kerri Wait, Monash University
  • Loretta Davis, AeRO
  • Natasha Simons, Australian Research Data Commons
  • Siobhann Mccafferty, Australian Access Federation
  • Nigel Ward, eResearch Services, QCIF
  • Peter Elford, AARNet
  • Prof. Alex Reid, AARNet & UWA
  • Prof. Andrew Rohl, Curtin Institute for Computation, Curtin University
  • Prof. David Abramson, University of Queensland
  • Prof. Mark Gahegan, Centre for eResearch, the University of Auckland

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Venue & Destination

Overlooking picturesque Albert Park Lake, near St Kilda, the Chapel Street precincts, the Melbourne CBD and Port Melbourne, Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Albert Park is one of the city’s best-located hotels for doing business or exploring Australia’s dynamic and cosmopolitan cultural capital.

Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park
65 Queens Road
Melbourne Victoria 3004

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Presentation Slides
Approved presentation slides are now available online via the conference program. To view presentations click “PRESENTATION PDF”.
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Photos are under a CC Attribution license. If used, the photos should be attributed as follows: Photo: Dr Nick Hamilton, QCIF/RCC/IMB. Twitter Photo: @DoktrNick

About the conference

eResearch Australasia provides opportunities for delegates to engage, connect, and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, understand and re-use information.

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