October 2012

In this issue:

  • eResearch Australasia 2012 –  Update
  • AARNet peers with Amazon Web Services in Seattle, USA
  • Data Citation Webinars Series 2
  • About this newsletter

eResearch Australasia 2012 –  Update

Early Bird Extended to 7 October!

This year’s program is packed to the brim with interesting speakers and topics. Kick start the conference by attending Sunday’s BoF sessions starting from 3:30pm, then meet friends and colleagues at the Welcome Reception from 6.00-7.30pm. The Official Opening of the Program is at 8.30am on Monday 29 October.  To view the current program, please visit the conference website by clicking here.

To register visit http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/registration/

The conference theme is emPower eResearch. Confirmed featured speakers includeDr Clifford Jacobs, National Science Foundation (NSF), Professor Anne Trefethen, Director Oxford eResearch Centre, Rudolf Dimper, Head of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) Computing Services Division (CSD) and Prof Jeffrey Shaw, Dean and Chair.

NEW in 2012 – Developers Lounge:  

The lounge will provide developers with the opportunity to meet mentors, talk with fellow developers and may be used for informal training / sharing sessions.  The Developers Lounge will be accompanied by challenges and the Hardware Hack event on Sunday 28th October at the University of Sydney.  For more information click here.

Don’t miss out on the Australian eResearch Forum which will be held on Tuesday 30 October where leading eResearch practitioners and researchers will meet to share ideas on how to help researchers collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find and re-use information. 

Discounted Flights

For discounted flights to and from the Conference please contact Flight Supporter – Campus Travel UQ for your booking by email eresearch@campustravel.com.au.

Service includes 24 hour assistance, anytime, anywhere. Available to delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, students and guests.

If you wish to book by phone please contact +61 7 3393 8855 and quote “eResearch”.

I look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Viviani Paz, eResearch Australasia Co-chair

AARNet peers with Amazon Web Services in Seattle, USA

AARNet is pleased to announce to the R & E community that it is now peering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Seattle, USA.  AWS offers a suite of high-performing, cost-effective and scalable on-demand cloud computing, data storage and other infrastructure services.  (Note that AWS is a completely separate business from Amazon retail services) Connectivity is high-speed at 10 Gigabits/sec across AARNet’s dedicated SCCN/SXTransPORT link to the US which also means that for AARNet Members and other Customers, traffic to and from the AWS US-WEST-2 (Oregon) Region is classified as ‘international on-net’ and so unmetered by AARNet. For more information about Amazon Web Services, go to http://aws.amazon.com/.

Data Citation Webinars Series 2

Following on from the Data Citation Roundtables, ANDS is hosting another Data Citation webinar series, this time with a focus on international perspectives:

  • Citation Counts! featuring Heather Piwowar—Thursday 18 October, 12noon-1pm ADST

Heather (University of British Columbia) is a leading component of data citation metrics and her research focuses on studying the patterns, prevalence and impact of data sharing and reuse behaviour of ‘small science’ post-publication datasets.

  • UK Data Archive featuring Dr Louise Corti—Thursday 25 October, 5pm – 6pm ADST
    Louise will discuss the UK Data Archive’s chosen Data Citation methodology and what they are doing to consider citing parts (subsets, versions, time slices etc) of data.

Register now for these webinars at: ands.org.au/events

Watch previous Data Citation webinars—TechTalk with Stuart Hungerford (ANDS) and Working towards World Wide Data Citation Practices with Ryan Scherle (DRYAD)—at: ands.org.au/training/data-citation.html

For more information on Data Citation visit: ands.org.au/cite-data

About this newsletter

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