2020 Online Program



10:30 – 11:00 Online Exhibition
BoF Session 1 – Monday
11:00 – 12:00 Drones in Field Research

Jens Klump, Timothy Brown, Sideswarra Guru, Steve Quenette, Tim Rawling

Developing Community Guidelines for Consistently Curating and Representing Dataset Quality Information

Ivana Ivánová, Lesley Wyborn, Mingfang Wu, Miles Nicholls, Irina Bastrakova

Research data management services and COVID-19. Is this our new normal?

Julie Toohey, Brett Parker, Liz Stokes, Andrew White

12:00 – 12:20 Online Exhibition
BoF Session 2 – Monday
12:20 – 13:20 Mapping the Australian Geospatial Data/Services Landscape and Future Tasks for the Geospatial Capabilities Community of Practice

Michael Rigby, Kheeran Dharmawardena, Melanie Barlow, Siddeswara Guru

SIGNet: Building the SWAN community

Sara King, Anastasios Papaioannou, Paul Branson, Michael D’Silva

Re-publication and Duplication of Data: Authority, Identity, Ethics

Jens Klump, Mingfang Wu, Lesley Wyborn, Farnoosh Sadeghian

13:20 – 13:40 Online Exhibition
BoF Session 3 – Monday
13:40 – 14:40 Vocabularies, Vocabularies, Vocabularies: Which ones should I use? Which ones should I trust? Which Ones….?

Adrian Burton, Simon Cox, Lesley Wyborn, Rowan Brownlee

REDCap: data capture from humans with a valuable and sustainable platform. Challenges and opportunities for REDCap administrators

Christopher McAvaney, Aidan Wilson, John Liman, Weisi Chen, Shaun Grady, David Jung, Yelena Fridgant

The social practice of online research networking

Sara King, Linda Pearce, Diana Newport-Peace, Tully Barnett, Ashley Dennis-Henderson

14:40 – 14:50 Visualise Your Thesis Prize Winner Announcements
14:50 – 15:30 Poster Session

An online bioinformatics training method delivering practical and tailored workshops to distant trainees
Christina Hall

Benchmarking and improvement opportunities for data management practices in health research
Michelle Krahe

Classdesc: C++ Reflection for scientific computing
Russell Standish

Enabling Genomic Analysis to Improve Risk Characterisation in Australia’s Red Meat Industry
Derek Benson

GDA2020 and AGRS metadata guide – bringing consistency in implementation of standards across Australia
Irina Bastrakova

Keeping Print Collections in the Mind of the Researcher
Jennifer Murphy

Mirror Mirror: reflections of FAIR Data evolution across a national portfolio of projects
Richard Ferrers

Modelling COVID-19 Spike Protein Interactions on CSIRO’s Bracewell GPU Cluster
Tim Ho

Preservation of Legacy Geoscience Collections – the McNaughton Collection as a Template for Preserving High Value Collections for Future Research
Amanda Bellenger


10:30 – 11:00 Online Exhibition
11:00 – 11:50 Welcome – Carina Kemp
Keynote Address – The use of modelling and analytics in a data poor environment to sustainably deal with COVID-19 and beyond in Indonesia

Mahesh Prakash

11:50 – 12:00 Break
 Concurrent Session 1 – Oral Presentations
  Connected Researcher Cloud & HPC Data Management COVID themed Virtual Labs
12:00 – 12:20 eResearch in action: what isn’t in scope?

Matt Bellgard

New infrastructure and services for the ARDC’s Nectar Research Cloud

Paul Coddington

Announcing the Australian Research Environment (ARE)

Jenni Harrison, Carina Kemp, Allan Williams

Multidisciplinary Big-Data Sharing, Analysis, and Policy Recommendations to Support COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Damar Susilaradeya

The Australian BioCommons Bring-Your-Own-Data Platform: Integrating instruments, analysis tools and compute platforms for leadership bioinformatics

Nigel Ward

12:20 – 12:40 AARNet’s Review of the Medical Research Institute Sector

Genevieve Rosewall

ARCOS: Findings from a roadmap to establish a national capability for containers

Steven Manos

Engage, connect, collaborate: rethinking research data management support at Curtin University

Janice Chan

Galaxy Australia’s role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Simon Gladman

NeuroDesk – A cross-platform, flexible, lightweight, scalable, out-of-the-box data analysis environment

Steffen Bollmann

12:40 – 13:00 1 year on – ARDC in 2020 and beyond!

Ian Duncan

Spartan: From Experimental Hybrid towards a Petascale Future

Lev Lafayette

Development of a DMP-driven Research Data Platform: A Case Study based on NII Research Data Cloud in Japan

Mao Tsunekawa

Design of putative T-cell epitope-based vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 : reverse vaccinology approach

Khaerunissa Anbar Istiadi

The Australian Characterisation Commons at Scale

Wojtek Goscinski

13:00 – 13:30 Online Exhibition
BoF Session – Tuesday
  Connected Researcher Cloud & HPC Data Management COVID themed
13:30 – 14:30 eResearch Services and Capabilities

Nicholas May, Ghulam Murtaza

Moving your research to the next level with accelerated computing

Gabriel Noaje, John Taylor, Gin Tan, Gregory Poole

Research Data Management service: a health check

Jacky Cho, Keith Russell, Nichola Burton, Adele Haythornthwaite, Helena Lynn, Peter Sefton, Ai-Lin Soo, Katy Toufexis

COVID-19 eResearch Experiences and Collaborations in Australasia and Southeast Asia – Upskilling Support for Pandemic Response, Preparedness and Recovery

Markus Buchhorn, Sam Moskwa, Idris Sulaiman, Rowland Mosbergen

14:30 – 14:40 BREAK
Concurrent Session 2 – Oral Presentations
14:40 – 15:00 AuScope Geochemistry Network

Samuel Boone

Curating, Discovering, and Disseminating Research Elements Using iRODS

David Fellinger

Solving the e-Research Data Challenge with Hybrid Cloud Technologies

John (Ricky) Martin

Power secure collaboration – a perspective from University of Auckland

Miaad Hussain, Yvette Wharton

Lightning Talks – Tuesday
15:00 – 15:20 Real-time traffic flow estimation based on Deep Learning using CCTV videos

Nilani Algiriyage

Making the case: An NCRIS Trust and Identity Capability – Enabling a more interconnected, efficient and secure NCRIS system

Elleina Filippi, Heath Marks, Richard Northam

GDA2020 and AGRS metadata guide – bringing consistency in implementation of standards across Australia

Irina Bastrakova

Getting traction with outreach for Creative Practice research

Fiona Lamont

Solutions Showcases – Tuesday
15:00 – 15:20

COVID-19 Collaboration Network

Melroy Almeida, Amir Aryani, Jingbo Wang

Iterative cost optimisation when deploying an open source digital health platform

Mr Chris Williams, Mitchel Haring, Matt Bellgard

The Tardis in New Zealand: The University of Auckland’s implementation of MyTardis

Chris Seal, Noel Zeng

15:20 – 15:40 Online Speed Networking



10:30 – 11:00 Online Exhibition
11:00 – 11:50 Welcome Sam Moskwa
Keynote Address – Life, Death and Data: data collection, use and interpretation in 2020

Ellen Broad

11:50 – 12:00 Break
Concurrent Session 3 – Oral Presentations
Communities and Careers HPC Managing Data Research Software Engineering Training
12:00 – 12:20 eResearch Community Continuity During a Pandemic: The MeRC Community Cohesion Strategy

Jane Frazier, Ai-Lin Soo

Resolving multidisciplinary challenges of seamless integration of data on people, business, and the environment through the AusPIX Discrete Global Grid System Framework

Joseph Bell

Creating spatial linked data collections for social science research using Schema.org

Marco Fahmi

Research tool roadmap

Andrew Goh

Quality research training in a post-face-to-face world

Anastasios Papaioannou

12:20 – 12:40 Creating more opportunities for female presenters at eResearch events

Jana Makar, Megan Guidry

Breaking 16 AI performance records in latest MLPERF benchmarks

Gabriel Noaje

Moving Data: Growing a National Data Transfer Platform

Brian Flaherty

Challenges faced in introducing the use of software container solutions to researchers that do not yet have an extensive computing background

David Eyers

Life in the fast lane: moving researcher training from the ground to the cloud

Maria Connor, Sharron Stapleton

12:40 – 13:00 AeRO national mentoring program

Jenni Harrison

Capturing the Full-path of Any Data Asset: Engineering Vertical Integration From Initial Capture, Though Intermediate Processing Stages to Multiple Derivative Products.

Lesley Wyborn

Achieving hands-off data interoperability by interpreting arbitrary ontologies as relational tables.

James Hester

Research software engineers: Creating a community and an identity within complex research ecosystems

Nooriyah Lohani, Nick May, Justin Baker

Optimising the learning experience in programming courses for researchers at any level

Malcolm Ramsay, Anastasios Papaioannou

13:00 – 13:30 Online Exhibition
BoF Session – Wednesday
Communities and Careers Managing Data Research Software Engineering Training
13:30 – 14:30 A profession for eResearch

Nick Tate

Walk Before You Run: Research Data Maturity Experiences

Yvette Wharton, Laura Armstrong, Dharani Sontam, Sasenka Abeysooriya, Keith Russell

RSE Impact Stories

Nooriyah Lohani, Nick May, Justin Baker, Rebecca Lange, Manodeep Sinha, Heidi Perrett

Nailed it: Moving digital skills training online

Ann Backhaus, Marco De La Pierre, Christina Hall, Sara King, Mark Crowe, Darya Vanichkina, Liz Stokes, Rebecca Lange, Anastasios Papaioannou

14:30 – 14:40 Break
Oral Presentation – eResearch Exemplars (Human Health & Medical Research)
14:40 – 15:00 Re-Thinking How We Share Data: A National Approach to Genomic Data Sharing in The Australian Genomics Health Alliance

Marie-Jo Brion

Lightning Talks – Wednesday 
14:40 – 15:00 Classrooms in flux: teaching researcher skills in the Zoom era

Donna MacColl

Urban Trees, Data Science and Human Wellbeing

Peter Edwards

Pegging CloudStor’s inter-operability on Reva

Brad Marshall

Building capability for genomics research

Jun Huh

Solutions Showcases – Wednesday
14:40 – 15:00 I’ve got a dashboard for that! The Telegraf-Influx-Grafana (TIG) stack meets HPC at Monash University

Kerri Wait

Jupyter on NeSI HPC – a product management approach to deliver interactive computing

Thomas Berger, Chris Scott, Yuriy Halytskyy

Dynamic allocation of computational resources using Airflow and Terraform

Aniek Roelofs

15:00 – 15:40 Poster Session

Getting from knowing to doing: The importance of data storage and preservation practices in research translation
Michelle Krahe

Real-time traffic flow estimation based on Deep Learning using CCTV videos
Nilani Hewa Algiriyage

Rising to the Occasion: Learnings from 9 RDM Self-Evaluation Workshops
Nichola Burton

Secure eResearch Platform to support research during COVID-19
Chris Mac Manus

Testing HPC Software Stack with Virtualization
Ahmed Shamsul Arefin

The Australian BioCommons Community Engagement Strategy: Engaging Researchers at a National Scale to Understand Challenges and Deliver Solutions
Tiffanie Nelson

The journey to the Research Data Alliance Virtual Plenary 16
Stefanie Kethers

Unlocking access to the National Virtual Core Library with nvcl_kit
Vincent Fazio




10:30 – 11:00 Online Exhibition
11:00 – 11:50 Welcome – Jenni Harrison
Keynote Address – If we knew then what we know now, will we do it differently?

Hilary Hanahoe

11:50 – 12:00 Break
Concurrent Session 4 – Oral Presentations
eResearch Infrastructure and Projects Sensitive Data Data Idenfitiers General Humanities and Indigenous Data
12:00 – 12:20 Galaxy Australia – a 2020 update

Gareth Price, Simon Gladman

Secure Research Infrastructure as a Service: Monash Secure Data Enclaves

Amr Hassan

The Ceres Tag Platform for Livestock Monitoring and Research

Heidi Perrett, Greg Bishop-Hurley

A holistic, credit-based approach to researcher training

Monica Kerr

Aggregating Cultural Heritage Data to Interrogate the History of Colonial Collecting: Reconstructing Western Australian Collections in the “Collecting the West” Project

Toby Burrows

12:20 – 12:40 Australian Imaging Service (AIS): Building a national federation

Ryan Sullivan

Offloading the impact of security – piloting DPUs for security

Steve Quenette

Research Data on Ice: frozen data storage at AARNet

David Jericho

Developing eResearch maturity at Curtin University through the eResearch Special Interest Group

Peter Green

Indigenous Australian Population Geometries: Tailoring Geospatial Data Structures for Enhanced Community Service Delivery

Darren Clinch, James Rose

12:40 – 13:00 Delivering sustainable Research Infrastructure

Carina Kemp

AARNet’s Sensitive Data Service: A Proof of Concept Journey

Dr Frankie Stevens, Dr Adele Haythornthwaite, Dr Ilka Kolodziej, Mike Baker, Robert Pocklington

Supporting REDCap at scale at Monash University

John Liman, Chris Mac Manus

Extending researcher knowledge of open scholarship performance and options

Katie Wilson

13:00 – 13:30 Online Exhibition
BoFs – Thursday
  eResearch Infrastructure and Projects Sensitive Data Data Idenfitiers General
13:30 – 14:30 The Future of Community Cloud and State Based Infrastructure Organisations

Michael Boyle

Sensitive Data Combined BoF

Steven Mceachern, Frankie Stevens, Nichola Burton, Kristan Kang

raPID fire persistent identifiers BoF

Natasha Simons, Melroy Almeida, Siobhann McCafferty, Adrian Burton, Jens Klump

Training for and by the RSE community

Rebecca Lange, Heidi Perrett, Manodeep Sinha, Nooriyah Lohani, Justin Baker, Nicholas May

14:30 – 14:40 BREAK
Lightning Talks – Thursday
14:40 – 15:00 Australian Access Federation: Integrating Cloud-based Enterprise Single Sign-on solutions with global research federations

Christopher Jones, Andrew Bowness

The Value of eResearch Services: Harmonising Key Performance and Key Value Indicators

Jerry Lai

Effective Data Visualisations with Kibana Dashboards for CRAMS

Samitha Amarapathy, Rafi Mohamed feroze

Making the most of online engagement

Megan Guidry

Solutions Showcases – Thursday
14:40 – 15:00 Symplectic Elements is partnering with academic institutions to identify gaps in current pre-award grant management solutions.

Anne Harvey, Julia Hawks

Institutional research data repository to support Korean scientific research

Jungho Um

Modelling optimisation problems in JuMP using the Julia language

James Foster

15:00 – 15:20 Online Speed Networking




10:30 – 11:00 Online Exhibition
11:00 – 11:50 WelcomeSam Moskwa
Keynote Address – Tsunamis in Australia: HPC for Hazard Assessment

Gareth Davies

11:50 – 12:00 Break
Concurrent Session 5 – Oral Presentations
Collaboration and Inclusion Transdisciplinary Research Data Software Development Earth, Marine, and Environmental Sciences
12:00 – 12:20 COVID-19 and gender equality in the eResearch workforce: How to avoid the regressive effects

Jenni Harrison

Flood-prepared: a nowcasting system for real-time impact adaption to surface water flooding in cities

Stuart Barr

An open, composable standards–based research eResearch platform: Arkisto

Peter Sefton, Michael Lynch

Software development in a hurry: designing for reusability

Paulus Lahur

Expanding the knowledge base of WA’s marine environment by improving the Environmental Impact Assessment process and leveraging Australia’s eResearch infrastructure investment.

Luke Edwards

12:20 – 12:40 RDM online Training (RDMoT) disrupted: Continuity in RDMoT amidst change

Adeline Wong, Adrian Chew

DGGS as the next generation of complex, borderless integration of knowledge in support of science and society.

Shane Crossman

Dimensions on Google BigQuery: The world’s largest and most diverse research information data set at your analytical fingertips

Daniel Hook

Research data management pipelines with Apache Airflow

Siddeswara Guru

Coastal image classification and analysis based on convolutional neural networks and pattern recognition

Bo Liu

12:40 – 13:00 The recently signed Australian BioCommons / ELIXIR Collaboration Strategy Agreement allows for unprecedented cooperation on bioinformatics infrastructure between Australia and the EU.

Andrew Lonie

LawTech and the building of eResearch capability in the interdisciplinary domain of legal natural language processing

Geordie Zhang

Extracting and Analysing Twitter and Facebook Data: Development of an User-Friendly Platform

Andrew Goh

Addressing authentication and authorisation needs of the life science research community

John Scullen

Australian Ocean Data Network upgrade of metadata infrastructure

Natalia Atkins

13:00 – 13:30 Online Exhibition
BoFs – Friday
  Collaboration and Inclusion Transdisciplinary Research Data Software Development
13:30 – 14:30 How to improve virtual collaborative meetings – sharing experiences, resources and stories

Stefanie Kethers, Sara King, Frankie Stevens, Lesley Wyborn

Governance Models for Research Compute

Jo Dalvean, Ian Thomas, Steve Quenette, Christopher Adda, Bernard Meade, Luc Betbeder-Matibet

Trusted Data Community – Reaching for Trust

Richard Ferrers, Margie Smith, Natalia Atkins, Siddeswara Guru, Katina Toufexis

Best Practice for FAIR and Sustainable Research Software

Michelle Barker, Nick May, Tom Honeyman, Rebecca Lange, Justin Baker

14:30 – 14:40 Break
Lightning Talks – Friday
14:40 – 15:00 Secure eResearch Platform to support research during COVID-19

Mat Ishac, Chris Mac Manus

Recognising valuable data collections as national research assets: The foundations of impact

Max Wilkinson

Galaxy Australia and CloudStor (AARNet) – creating linkages between two national resources

Gareth Price

Contributing To the International HPC Certification Forum

Lev Lafayette

Solutions Showcases – Friday
14:40 – 15:00 Connecting plant scientists with their data: Using Zegami, a Software-as-a-Service solution for the visualisation of time-course image data collected at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility.

George Sainsbury

Research software development workflows in Julia, applied to JuMP.

Frederik Geth

Semi-auto generated reports from a large dataset for non-expert users

Rebecca Handcock

15:00 – 15:20 Online Speed Networking
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