July 2010

In this issue:

  • eResearch Australasia, 8-12 November 2010, Gold Coast Australia;
  • 2010 IEEE 6th International Conference on e-Science;
  • spatial@gov Conference;
  • THATCamp Canberra – Applications now open;
  • ARCS Compute Cloud Released Nationally;
  • NSW Chief Scientist launches Intersect’s Genomic Data Analysis Project;
  • About this newsletter.

eResearch Australasia, 8-12 November 2010, Gold Coast Australia

21st Century Research – Where Computing Meets Data

The voyage of 21st Century discovery is enabled by new technologies, new research methods, and above all new collaborations. At the nexus where computing meets data, researchers are using advanced visualisation, simulation and modelling to create and explore new knowledge terrains. Making this happen requires a large number of people working together — on making it possible to re-use data, on supporting collaboration, on developing standards, policies and practices, on networks, on access and security, on pushing the boundaries of computing power, and on tools to make sense of all the information.

Researchers, practitioners, leaders and communicators in Science, Engineering, the Humanities and the Arts – what new terrains are you exploring? Join us on the journey.

Submissions for presentations, workshops and birds-of-a-feather sessions are now closed, but submissions for posters are still open until 22 September.  Thanks to everyone who entered a submission.  Notification of acceptance is 16 August.  Registration will also open in August.  For more details please see www.eresearch.edu.au.

Patricia McMillan
eResearch Australasia Committee

2010 IEEE 6th International Conference on e-Science

The sixth IEEE e-Science conference, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee for Scalable Computing (TCSC), will be held in Brisbane, Australia from 7th – 10th December 2010. Please see www.escience2010.org for more information.

The e-Science 2010 conference is designed to bring together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of e-Science applications and enabling IT technologies. The conference serves as a forum to present the results of the latest research and product/tool developments and to highlight related activities from around the world. It is expected that the proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, USA and will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library.

Important Dates
Papers Due: Friday 16th July 2010
Notification of Acceptance: 3rd September 2010

David Abramson
Program Committee Chair

spatial@gov Conference

The spatial@gov Conference Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 October 2010 at the National Convention Centre, Canberra.  More information: www.cebit.com.au/spatial.

Jenny Bone
Executive Officer, Office of Spatial Data Management

THATCamp Canberra – Applications now open

THATCamp Canberra is a user-generated unconference on the digitial humanities to be held at the University of Canberra on the 28 & 29 August 2010. Applications are now open — just visit the website and fill out the form.

Alongside the regular unconference sessions, we’ll be running a digital humanities BootCamp. The BootCamp will provide an introduction to some of the tools, methods, technologies and standards used by researchers in the digital humanities. It’s a camp within a camp – a crash course to get you up and running, helping you to get the most out of your THATCamp experience. Thanks to the Mellon Foundation and the wonderful folks at the Center for History and New Media, a small number of micro-fellowships will also be available to postgrads and early-career researchers who are interested in exploring how digital methods might enrich or extend their own scholarship. See the website for more details.

Applications close on 23 July, so get in soon.

website: http://thatcampcanberra.org
twitter: http://twitter.com/thatcampcbr
email: admin@thatcampcanberra.org
Tim Sherratt

ARCS Compute Cloud Released Nationally

The Australian Research Collaboration Service (ARCS), the national provider of interoperable and collaborative eResearch services, has announced the national release of the ARCS Compute Cloud. The Compute Cloud simplifies using the Australian Grid, which is managed by ARCS and networks many of the country’s high performance computers (HPC).

ARCS’ Compute Cloud lets researchers conveniently obtain fast analysis of large and complex data by using a number of common HPC applications. Its simple-to-use graphical interface enables researchers to quickly submit jobs without requiring extensive technical expertise. In addition, the service allows users to have a single account that efficiently provides seamless access to numerous computer clusters – regardless of their location or institutional affiliation.

Because it’s easy to use, researchers with minimal technical skills can benefit from using sophisticated computing systems across the country.

For additional information, contact Susan Roth at susan.roth@arcs.org.au.

Susan Roth
Marketing and Outreach Manager, ARCS

NSW Chief Scientist launches Intersect’s Genomic Data Analysis Project

The NSW Chief Scientist, Prof Mary O’Kane has launched Intersect’s latest Innovation project at the University of New South Wales saying, “For me this is the archetypal best form of eResearch, as we see the computing world join research. This sort of project really makes it sensible; the fact that the data can be stored, tagged, sent around the world, bringing people from around the world into a project. We are bringing together some great researchers and research opportunities with fantastic infrastructure.”

Intersect has centralised the effort of several major institutions to make the best use of new gene sequencing instruments. One of the key benefits of the Genomic Data Analysis project is that it is designed for easy deployment at other, new sites.

Intersect CEO, Dr Ian Gibson adds, “While this project directly supports Illumina and Roche/ 454 next generation gene sequencers, it is designed to be easily reconfigured for changing experimental methods, new tools and other disciplines. We would be very happy to talk to other research centres about their data management needs.”

A component of the project enables data to be optionally included in the Australian Research Data Commons and was funded by the Australian National Data Service.

More information at: http://www.intersect.org.au/genomic-data-analysis-project

Leonie Hellmers
Communications, Intersect

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