2018 – Program

Tuesday 16 October 2018

17:00 – 18:30 Welcome Reception – Exhibition Area

Wednesday 17 October 2018 – Conference Day 1

08:30 – 09:30 Registration – Convention Centre Entry Foyer (Ground Floor)
Arrival Tea & Coffee – Exhibition Area
Plenary Sessions – Grand Ballroom
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome
Professor Paul Bonnington, eResearch 2018 Conference Chair
Mr Sam Moskwa, Organising Committee Chair
09:45 – 10:05 Opening Address
Dr Amanda Caples, Victorian Lead Scientist
10:05 – 10:50 Sharing Data: Improving Lives – challenges and solutions in a privacy-sensitive world
Professor David V Ford
10:50 – 11:20 Morning Tea – Exhibition and Poster Display Areas 
11:20 – 12:05 Spatial Performance Environment Command Transmission Realities for Astronauts (SPECTRA)
Dr Sarah Jane Pell
12:05 – 12:50 Panel Session – Democratising eResearch

MC: Dr Linda McIver, Executive Director, Australian Data Science Education Institute


  • Professor Sean Smith, Director, NCI
  • Mr Mark Stickells, Director, Pawsey
  • Dr Jacky Pallas, eResearch Director, Kings College, London
12:50 – 14:00 Lunch – Exhibition and Poster Display Areas 
Concurrent Sessions
Room Ballroom 1-2 Ballroom 3-4 Lake 1-2 Lake 3-4 Element
Digital Humanities National Programs & Partnerships Data Lifecycle Research Software Engineering eResearch Service Integration
Session Chair Shawn Ross Peter Elford Kate LeMay Heidi Perrett Malcolm Wolski
14:00 – 14:20 Presentation Presentation Presentation BoF Feature Presentation
From Scarcity to Abundance: Reciprocity and its Rewards

Dr Katherine Bode
Ms Victoria Riddell

CiNii Research: A prototype of Japanese Research Data Discovery

Mr Fumihiro Kato


Enabling eResearch with Automated Data Management from Ingestion though Distribution

Mr David Fellinger


BoF for RSEs: Recognition and Career Development for Researchers who Code

Ms Kerri Wait
Mr Rowland Mosbergen

The Research Hub: Design and realisation of an actionable catalogue of connected research IT support services

Dr Cameron Mclean

14:20 – 14:40 EuropeanaTech and Europeana Research

Ms Ingrid Mason


3 New Services Streamlining Access to eResearch Capabilities

Mr John Scullen


Adding Archival pathways to CloudStor

Mr Adam Bell

14:40 – 15:00 Reintegrating dispersed collections of ancient Cypriot glass and faience in virtual spaces

Ms Kellie Youngs

BoF BoF BoF Presentation
Advancing HPC and Data collaborations in Australasia

Dr Jenni Harrison
Mr Mark Gray
Dr Daniel Grimwood
Dr Georgina Rae
Mr Nick Jones
Mr Allan Williams
Mr Peter Elford

Turning big ships (data) on a dime: Change management and data sentencing

Mrs Sandra Ennor
Mr Dave Connell
Mr Rhys Francis
Ms Jaye Weatherburn
Mr Nicholas McPhee

Describe, Manage and Discover Research Software

Ms Sue Cook
Dr Jens Klump
Paola Petrelli
Margie Smith
Geoffrey Squire
Dr Mingfang Wu
Dr Lesley Wyborn


Implementing a Model for Integrated Research Data Services Management

Mr Gavin Kennedy
Mr Andrew Brazzatti

15:00 – 15:20 BoF

A framework for integrated research data management, with services for planning, provisioning research storage and applications and describing and packaging research data

Mr Mike Lynch
Dr Peter Sefton

Digital Infrastructure in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Australia – What now and where to next?

Ms Alexis Tindall
Mr Greg D’Arcy
Ms Ingrid Mason

15:20 – 15:40

Soup to Nuts: A Panel Discussion on Implementing a Research Life Cycle in the Design of Research Services

Mr Gavin Kennedy
Ms Vicki Picasso
Dr Cameron McLean
Ms Louise Wheeler
Ms Siobhann McCafferty

15:40 – 16:10 Afternoon Tea – Exhibition and Poster Display Area 
Concurrent Sessions
Room Ballroom 1-2 Ballroom 3-4 Lake 1-2 Lake 3-4 Element
eResearch in Social Sciences National Programs & Partnerships Data Repositories Research Software Engineering eResearch Standards & Frameworks
Session Chair Ingrid Mason Nigel Ward Anne Stevenson Nick Rossow Gavin Kennedy

16:10 – 16:30

Presentation BoF Presentation Presentation Presentation

Unlocking the mystery of our urban population history

Dr Serryn Eagleson

The Australian Research Data Commons – Building on the foundations of ANDS, Nectar and RDS to become a transformational investment

Ian Duncan

Figshare, being FAIR and open data everywhere

Dr Mark Hahnel

Scientific Programmers at NeSI growing researcher capability

Dr Georgina Rae


Launching DataCrate v1.0: a general purpose data packaging format for research data distribution and web-display

Dr Peter Sefton
Michael Lynch

16:30 – 16:50

New Zealand Index of Multiple Deprivation – Providing an Interactive Platform for Automated Creation of Regional Reports, Geocoding and Qualtrics Integration over Multiple Domains

Miss Bianca Haux



eResearch through Co-Design Implementing ISO 9001 at Monash eResearch

Dr Steve Quenette

How to Choose the ‘Right’ Repository for Research Data

A/Prof Shawn Ross
Dr Steven McEachern
Dr Peter Sefton
Dr Brian Ballsun-Stanton

Scientific workflow uptake – What are the challenges?

Dr Siddeswara Guru

16:50 – 17:10 Establishing a place-based data lab at Griffith University

Dr Tom Nik Verhelst

Archives in Flight: Delivering Australian Archives to Researchers

A/Prof Gavan McCarthy
Mr Peter Tonoli

17:10 – 17:30

Adding value to research data: Collaboration between APO, VIVO and Research Graph

Ms Michelle Zwagerman
Mr Les Kneebone


Ethics and responsibility in data-intensive research

Dr Fiona Tweedie
Mr Mark Fallu

18:30 – 21:30 Offsite Gala Cocktail Function –The Park, Albert Park(3 minute walk from conference venue)

Featuring a presentation from Dr Drew Berry – The molecular machines that create your flesh and blood

Thursday 18 October 2018 – Conference Day 2

08:15 – 09:00 Registration – Convention Centre Entry Foyer (Ground Floor)
Arrival Tea & Coffee – Exhibition Area
Plenary Sessions – Grand Ballroom
09:00 – 09:20 Welcome to Day 2
Professor Paul Bonnington – eResearch 2018 Conference Chair
Mr Sam Moskwa – Organising Committee Chair
09:20 – 10:05 Joining up the UK’s National eInfrastructure
Dr Jacky Pallas
10:05 – 10:50 Supporting human ingenuity with AI   
Mr David Smith – Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft
10:50 – 11:20 Morning Tea – Exhibition and Poster Display Areas 
Concurrent Sessions
Room Ballroom 1-2 Ballroom 3-4 Lake 1-2 Lake 3-4 Element
  eResearch in Medical & Life Sciences Libraries Facilitating Research Data Repositories Advanced Computing eResearch in Action
Session Chair Cameron McLean Catherine Brady Natasha Simons David Abramson Steve Quenette
11:20 – 11:40 Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Lightning Talks
Enabling Australian Genomics research through enhancements to the Genomics Virtual Lab

Dr Derek Benson
Dr Gareth Price


4 years on: Evaluating the quality and effectiveness of Data Management Plans

Ms Janice Chan


Applying Lessons Learned from a Global Climate Petascale Data Repository to other Scientific Research Domains

Ms Clare Richards

High-level Cloud Application Description and Management

Prof Gabor Terstyanszky

Curating Arts and Social Sciences collections

Ms Tanya Holm


Priming the pump: an experiment enabling HASS research students to become digital research practitioners

Mr Marco Fahmi

Archives and the semantic web: Contextualising the record

Mr Owen Oneill


Transforming research capabilities for evidence-based policy making

Ms Michelle Zwagerman


LibraryBox: Boxing the Internet

Mr Hasitha Thalaththani Ralalage

A conceptual model to deliver end-to-end user-centric e-infrastructure for ecosystem science

Dr Siddeswara Guru

Managing data provenance for gravitational wave data analysis

Mr Patrick Clearwater

Planting SEEDS to Maximise Data Potential

Mrs Margie Smith

 11:40 – 12:00 The Bioplatforms Australia Data Portal

Mr Grahame Bowland
Dr Kathryn Napier


BoF BoF From monoliths to clusters: transforming ALA’s infrastructure

Mr Matt Andrews


Upskilling library staff: from zero to heroes

Mr Steven Chang
Ms Rachel Salby

Trusted Data Repositories: From Pilot Projects to National Infrastructure

Keith Russell
Andrew Mehnert
Heather Leasor
Mikaela Lawrence

12:00 – 12:20

OpenHeart Project- An open source community designing heart pumps

Miss Amanda Miotto

Fostering an organisation-wide accelerated computing strategy

Mr Jake Carroll

12:20 – 12:40 Considering social licence to use personal health information for research: The Consumer Opinions about Research Data Sharing (CORDS) study

Dr Michelle Krahe

Performance Improvements with GPUs for Marine Biodiversity: A Cross-Tasman Collaboration

Mr Lev Lafayette

Intel Perspective: The Future Impact of Sequencing Everyone

Michael McManus,
Principal Engineer and Solution Architect, Intel Corporation

12:40 – 14:00 Lunch – Exhibition and Poster Display Areas 

From 13:00 – Solutions Showcases – Element Room

Chair: Ian Duncan


Concurrent Sessions
Room Ballroom 1-2 Ballroom 3-4 Lake 1-2 Lake 3-4 Element
  John La Salle Tribute Session – eResearch in Ecosciences eResearch Legal & Policy Frameworks Making Data FAIR Analytics & Machine Learning Industry
Session Chair John Morrissey Paul Box Cynthia Love Amr Hassan Christopher McAvaney

14:00 – 14:20

Presentation Presentation Presentation BoF Presentation

A cloud-based system to enable streamlined access to and analysis of continental-scale environmental metagenomics data by non-genomics researchers

Dr Jeff Christiansen


Changes in national ethics policy for managing and sharing human research data

Mrs Kate LeMay


Derived through analysis: linking policy literature and datasets

Mr Les Kneebone
Dr Steven McEachern
Ms Janet McDougal


Higher-level cloud services to support data analytics

Dr Paul Coddington
Dr Glenn Moloney
Mr Andy Botting
Dr Siddeswara Guru

Accelerating HPC innovation for today and tomorrow

Steve Tolnai,
HPC & AI Lead, Asia Pacific & Japan,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise


14:20 – 14:40

Leveraging Integrated Spatial Biological and Environmental Data in the Atlas of Living Australia

Mr Lee Belbin


Enabling access to sensitive data at the Australian Data Archive

Dr Steven McEachern


Australian Astronomy’s Response to the FAIR Data Principles

Dr Katrina Sealey
Dr Robert Shen

Intersect and La Trobe University – Leveraging a relationship through partnership

Jason Schimming,
Manager of Infrastructure, Facilities and Storage, La Trobe University


14:40 – 15:00

ecocloud: an ecosystem of data, tools and people working towards confidently predicting future environmental outcomes

Ms Sarah Richmond

BoF BoF Building AI tools and frameworks on Dell EMC HPC Systems

Matt Wallis,
HPC Solution Architect, Dell EMC

Sensitive Data – How do you do yours?

Dr Frankie Stevens
Dr Jeff Christiansen
Kate LeMay
Dr Steve McEachern
Ms Angela Gackle
Ms Ingrid Mason


FAIR and friendly data services

Dr Adrian Burton
Geoffrey Squire
Peter Dahlhaus

15:00 – 15:20

Access to the Atlas of Living Australia’s data and tools using ALA4R

Ms Peggy Newman


BoF Intelligent Architectures for HPC Platforms

Andrew McGee,
Senior Technologist Huawei Technologies



“Would you like to chat?” The Ethics of AI in Higher Education

Dr Craig Bellamy
Mr Mohsin Murtaza
Mr Ather Saeed

15:20 – 15:40

Collecting and publishing dataset usage and citations at the ALA

Dr Nicholas dos Remedios

15:40 – 16:10 Afternoon Tea – Exhibition and Poster Display Area
Concurrent Sessions
Room Ballroom 1-2 Ballroom 3-4 Lake 1-2 Lake 3-4 Element
eResearch in Environmental Sciences eResearch Engagement & Culture Data Management Planning Analytics & Visualisation Tools eResearch Workforce
Session Chair Mark Gahegan Jenni Harrison Mingfang Wu Kerri Wait Phil Gurney
16:10 – 16:30 Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation

Cloudification of IMOS and the Australian Ocean Data Network – Beyond Lift & Shift

Mr Alex McKeown

Promoting Data Management “best practice” at UNSW

Dr Jacky Kwun Lun Cho


Turning research data management projects into business as usual and improved data management across the enterprise: the La Trobe experience

Ms Rachel Salby
Ms Eva Fisch


‘Cursed Forest’ – a random forest implementation for big, extremely highly dimensional data

Mr Piotr Szul

ILIFU RDM Research: Developing the workforce of a national data node

Dr Dale Peters
Dr Elisha Chiware


16:30 – 16:50

Seamap Australia: a National Marine Habitat Portal for the Australian Continental Shelf

Mr Peter Walsh
Dr Emma Flukes

Understanding and governing data ecosystems using a social architecture approach: a CSIRO research infrastructure case study

Mr Paul Box


Phoebe—A tool for Fast Visualisation of Time Series Volumetric Data

Mr Oliver Cairncross


Connecting DMPs to power up research BoF

Ms Natasha Simons

Roles for eResearch

Mr Nicholas May
Ms Sheila Mukerjee
Ms Samara Neilson


16:50 – 17:10 From the soil sample jar to society: an example of collating and sharing scientific data

Dr Ian Thomas


“It’s all about the researcher, stupid!”

Ms Julie Toohey

Scalable Research Data Visualisation Workflows: From Web to HPC

Mr Andreas Hamacher
Mr Owen Kaluza

17:10 – 17:30 Rapid analysis of extreme coastal events through enhanced data and tools

Ms Claire Trenham


Understanding organisational, sector-specific, disciplinary and individual factors influencing research data sharing

Mr Paul Box

Transforming Research Code to A Modern Web Architecture – Pipetools

Dr Paulus Lahur


17:30 – 19:00 Poster Reception – Poster Display Area

Chair: Luc Betbeder-Matibet 

19:00 – 21:00 Special Screening, SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival video, Element Room

A/Prof Tomasz Bednarz

Friday 19 October 2018 – Conference Day 3

08:30 – 09:10 Registration – Convention Centre Entry Foyer (Ground Floor)
Arrival Tea & Coffee – Exhibition Area
Concurrent Sessions
Room Ballroom 1-2 Ballroom 3-4 Lake 1-2 Lake 3-4 Element
eResearch in Earth Sciences eResearch Engagement & Culture Data Services Instruments & Data Capture eResearch Tools
Session Chair Margie Smith Loretta Davis Alex Reid Brett Rosolen Peter Sefton
09:10 – 09:30

BoF Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation

Earth and Environment Science Information Partners – parallel pathways on opposite sides of the globe

Dr Simon Cox


What researchers really want: and what it means for researcher-centric services

Mr Steven Chang
Ms Eva Fisch

CSIRO Knowledge Network: supporting tailored data discovery and access

Dr Jonathan Yu

A Collaborative Australian Characterisation Informatics Strategy, Impact and Current Work

Dr Wojtek James Goscinski

Safe Havens – enabling data driven outcomes

Ms Komathy Padmanabhan


09:30 – 09:50

Using Pathways Forums to inform future initiatives for your research field

Mrs Lauren Attana


Journeying towards digital asset nirvana in CSIRO with scientists – data management challenges and tales from the trenches

Dr Jonathan Yu

Imaging Data Service: Ingestion, Storage, and Compute

Dr Ryan Sullivan

Visualising Researcher Collaboration and Linkage using ORCID Data and Research Graph

Mr Melroy Almeida

09:50 – 10:10 Patterns in Information Infrastructure

Mr Paul Box
Mr Kheeran Dharmawardena


Framework for fully automated analysis of neuroimaging data

Dr Thomas Close

Lightning Talks

Making data access easier with OPeNDAP

James Gallagher
Duan Beckett
Kate Snow
Robert Davy
Dr Adrian Burton
Dr Mingfang Wu


Rapid solution prototyping with open data and Jupyter notebook

Ms Kerri Wait

Workspace for Industry 4.0

Mr Lachlan Hetherton

Strudel V2: Lowering the barriers to entry for batch computing

Dr Chris Hines

Requirements On a Group Registry Service in Support of Research Activity Identifiers (RAiDs)

Dr Scott Koranda,
Dr Andrew Janke
Ms Siobhann McCafferty
Mr Terry Smith

Altmetrics: ‘big data’ that map the influence of Australian research

Mrs Stephanie Guichard


The importance of research data management: The value of electronic laboratory notebooks in the management of data integrity and data availability

Mr Paul Cremin

Singularity.. Not as scary as you think it is!

Mr Jafaruddin Lie

Harnessing The Wisdom of Crowds: The SWARM Project

Prof Richard Sinnott

10:10 – 10:30 Presentation BoF BoF
Making the University of Adelaide Magnetotellurics data collection FAIR and onto the path towards reproducible research

Nigel Rees

Problems and Solutions patterns in Community development

Mr Kheeran Dharmawardena
Mr Paul Box

Medical Imaging: Federation and Compute

Dr Ryan Sullivan

10:30 – 10:50

Improving Predictive Machine Learning Using Wavelet Reconstructions

Dr Rakib Hassan

10:50 – 11:20 Morning Tea – Exhibition and Poster Display Areas
Concurrent Sessions
Room Ballroom 1-2 Ballroom 3-4 Lake 1-2 Lake 3-4 Element
  eResearch in Astronomy eResearch Training & Outreach Data Citation & Persistent Identifiers Data Collection & Transfer General
Session Chair Rebecca Lange Sarah Nisbet Siobhann McCafferty Wojtek Goscinski Frankie Stevens
11:20 – 11:40 Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Lightning Talks
Streamlining Collaboration for the Murchison Widefield Array Telescope Project with the Australian Access Federation and eduGAIN

Mr Greg Sleap
Ms Alison Lynton
Mr John Scullen
Dr Scott Koranda

Reflecting on NeSI’s Training Efforts: Past and Future

Dr Georgina Rae


IGSN: a persistent identifier for physical samples

Dr Adrian Burton
Dr Jens Klump
Dr Lesley Wyborn
Ms Gerry Ryder

Opening the Research Data Floodgates

Mr Brett Rosolen


Machine learning for the rest of us

Dr Chris Hines

Bending the Rules of Reality for Improved Collaboration and Faster Data Access

Mr Dave Hiatt

Managing Your Data Explosion

Michael Cocks

11:40 – 12:00

Gravitational Wave Astronomy in the Era of Big Data

Dr Kendall Ackley

Embedding the Intersect training program at La Trobe University: Tackling the Issue of “No-Shows”

Dr Ghulam Murtaza
Ms Emma Curtis-Bramwell


Generalised Platforms for Small Data Research: Lessons from Six Years of FAIMS Mobile

Dr Brian Ballsun-Stanton
A/Prof Shawn Ross
Dr Adela Sobotkova

Towards ‘end-to-end’ research data management support

Mrs Cassandra Sims


Dimensions the next generation approach to data discovery

Ms Anne Harvey


CILogon 2.0: An Integrated Identity and Access Management Platform for Science

Dr Scott Koranda


Identifying, connecting and citing research with persistent identifiers

Ms Natasha Simons

12:00 – 12:20 BoF

Lightning Talks

Reviving an old and valuable collection of microscope slides of physical samples through the use of Citizen Science

Mr John Pring


Conference Feedback Session

Delivering Software Solutions to Astronomy Researchers

Prof. Jarrod Hurley
Dr Rory Smith
Dr Gregory Poole


10 Sports Science Things – building a strong data management culture

Mr Cameron Barrie
Mrs Linda Forbes


An Open Question: A comparison of proprietary and open-access teaching materials for researchers

Weisi Chen

We attended Library Carpentry, what next?

Ms Janice Chan


Visualisation of research activity in Curtin’s virtual library

Mr Peter Green

“In teaching you will learn”: Building HASS DEVL training elements collaboratively

Ms Alexis Tindall

12:20 – 12:40

The case for using citizen science in research design

Mr Kheeran Dharmawardena

12:40 – 14:00 Lunch – Exhibition and Poster Display Areas 

From 13:00 – Solutions Showcases – Element Room

Chair: Luc Betbeder-Matibet

 Plenary Sessions – Grand Ballroom
14:00 – 14:45 Fast and Accurate Training of an AI Radiologist on the Zenith Supercomputer
Andrew Underwood – Director, HPC & AI Dell EMC
14:45 – 15:30 The resolution revolution in molecular imaging – new challenges and opportunities for structural biologists
Professor James Whisstock
15:30 – 15:45 Closing Remarks
Professor Paul Bonnington – eResearch 2018 Conference Chair
Mr Sam Moskwa – Organising Committee Chair