September 2011

In this issue:

  • eResearch Australasia 2011 registrations are now open
  • eResearch Australasia 2001 call for Posters participation
  • AAF to Host Workshop at e-Research Australasia Conference
  • NZ eScience Infrastructure announces inaugural Director
  • Issue 9 of Share: the newsletter of the Australian National Data Service
  • Reminder: RDSI Call for Node proposals and expressions of interest closing soon
  • RDSI ReDS Tinman available for download and comment
  • iVEC Announces Appointment of eResearch Programme Leader
  • About this newsletter

eResearch Australasia 2011

The conference will be held 6-10 November in Melbourne at the Sebel Albert Park. Featured speakers include Jan Brase, DataCite Managing Agent, Peter Fox, Tetherless World Constellation Chair and P Bryan Heidorn, Director, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona and President, JRS Biodiversity Foundation.

Details regarding workshops are also available. To register please visit http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/registration/

Web: http://conference.eresearch.edu.au
Email: conference@eresearch.edu.au
Twitter: eresearch

Viviani Paz, Program Director, eResearch Australasia 2011

eResearch Australasia 2011 call for Posters participation

The Call for Poster participation is now open for eResearch Australasia 2011: eXtreme eResearch, with submissions open up to 6 October 2011, however early submission is appreciated. The conference will be held 6-10 November in Melbourne at the Sebel Albert Park.  See http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/participate/ for more details.

Posters will remain in the display area throughout the conference and a poster session will be held Monday 7 Nov, 5:15 – 6:45pm to allow poster presenters to stand near their posters and talk with delegates.

Poster guidelines are available to help you prepare your poster, please visit: http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/participate/poster-guidelines/

Web: http://conference.eresearch.edu.au
Email: conference@eresearch.edu.au
Twitter: eresearch

Viviani Paz, Program Director, eResearch Australasia 2011

AAF to Host Workshop at e-Research Australasia Conference

If you’re a developer bringing services into the Federation, the AAF will be hosting a one-day workshop called Federating eXtreme Services: A Skills Development Workshop at the eResearch Australasia Conference on Friday 11 November 2011. Workshop content can be viewed at: http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/workshops/.

Our technical experts, Terry Smith and Bradley Beddoes, will be facilitating the workshop which offers significant strategic value to people involved in bringing services into the AAF. Be sure to book your place when you register for the conference as participant numbers will be limited to 20. Conference details are available at: http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/. Registration opens soon.

NZ eScience Infrastructure announces inaugural Director

Mr Nick Jones from The University of Auckland has been appointed Director of the NZ eScience Infrastructure (NeSI), a nation-wide supercomputer network designed to support cutting-edge research.

“NeSI will support computational research across the New Zealand science sector, whether it’s quantum chemistry, radio astronomy, drug discovery or modelling of fluid flows,” says Mr Jones. “It’s very exciting to begin building an infrastructure and services that New Zealand researchers will be able to depend on over the long term.”

“We’re now well underway with the procurement of new high-performance computing equipment, and our goal is to begin offering access to the initial computing sites later this year.”

Launched by Minister of Science and Innovation The Hon Wayne Mapp at The University of Auckland in June, NeSI will be built during its initial term over the next three years with $47 million co-invested by the Government and partner research organisations.

For further information please see http://www.nesi.org.nz

Contact: Pauline Curtis, Communications Adviser, The University of Auckland

Phone: +64 (0)9 923 3258 Mobile:  +64 (0)21 970 089

Email: p.curtis@auckland.ac.nz

Share: ANDS Newsletter issue 9

An electronic version (pdf) of the latest issue of Share: the newsletter of the Australian National Data Service is now available from the ANDS website at:

http://ands.org.au/newsletters/index.html

Reminder: first round for RDSI Call for Node proposals and expressions of interest closing on the 12 September

To respond to the RDSI Node proposal and expressions of interest please refer to the following documents:

  1. Node proposal and expressions of interest document http://www.rdsi.uq.edu.au/docs/CallForNodeProposals.pdf;
  2. RDSI template subcontract for a Node http://www.rdsi.uq.edu.au/docs/NodeSubcontractTemplate.pdf and;
  3. Updated version of the Project Plan (Updated 18 July 2011) http://www.rdsi.uq.edu.au/docs/RDSIProjectPlan18July2011.pdf.

For questions regarding this call please email projectmanager@rdsi.uq.edu.au.

RDSI ReDS Tinman available for download and comment

RDSI Research Data Services (ReDS) Tinman paper is now available for download and comment.  Please see http://www.rdsi.uq.edu.au/reds.

Your feedback is important.

iVEC Announces Appointment of eResearch Programme Leader

Dr Jenni Harrison joins iVEC from NHS Education for Scotland (NES) where for the past three years she was leading the development of a number of innovative collaborative projects which apply novel digital technology.  These projects include:

•           3D medical visualisation with haptic technology and real time interaction

•           Real time virtual patients (avatars) in a 3D games model

•           An authenticated online repository containing 3D animations and Flash

enabled resources for teaching and learning.

Previously to her role at NES, Jenni was the eResearch Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Research Science and Technology (MoRST) in New Zealand.

Jenni is hoping to develop networks of excellence, drawing on her experience to highlight eResearch opportunities and promote collaborative working throughout the research community.

For information on eResearch at iVEC please visit: http://www.ivec.org/programs/eresearch

About this newsletter

The eResearch newsletter is normally published the first business day of each month, and submissions are due two business days prior to that. Please send items to newsletter@eresearch.edu.au. Each item should be no more than 150 words plain text, plus a link to further information.

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4 Comments on “September 2011”

  1. I just wanted to know what were the conclusions drawn at the conference? A friend of mine at RMIT had attended the conference.

  2. cloudmaster says:

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  3. Angel Noller says:

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