In this issue:
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.
The Call for Participation is now open. Submissions are due 30 June 2010. Please see www.eresearch.edu.au for further details and to register as an author. The conference will be held 8-12 November at Royal Pines Resort on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
eResearch Australasia Committee
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.
Papers Due: Friday 16th July 2010
Notification of Acceptance: 3rd September 2010
Program Committee Chair
The THATCamp movement is coming to Australia! THATCamps (The Humanities And Technology) are user-generated unconferences on the digital humanities bringing together humanities researchers, developers, curators, archivists, librarians — anyone interested in exploring the possibilities. THATCamps are being held this year in a number of US locations as well as London, Paris and now… Canberra.
THATCamp Canberra will be held at the University of Canberra on 28-29 August 2010. Registration will be free, and applications will be open soon at the THATCamp website – http://thatcampcanberra.org/. To keep up with developments follow @THATCampCBR on Twitter.
Tim Sherratt (email@example.com)
Words – http://www.discontents.com.au
Experiments – http://wraggelabs.com
@wragge on Twitter
AARNet are in the beta stages of delivering a personal / web-based video conferencing platform, dubbed “AARNet Anywhere”. Accounts can be given out to anyone within the AARNet constituency; AARNet does not intend to charge for the service. Non-members of the constituency aren’t excluded: they can join conferences; they just won’t have the privilege to initiate them. The platform can either run audio and video completely in web-based mode; alternatively, it can use Skype to handle multipoint audio and call setup. Sharing of presentations and documents is also possible, as is sharing of desktop content.
To participate in the trial, or just to read up on more information, please see
Director eResearch, AARNet
The Australian Access Federation Inc. is pleased to announce that five Mini-grants have been awarded from Round 3 applications:
Congratulations to all recipients. More information is available from http://www.aaf.edu.au/index.php/mini-grants/grant-recipients/.
Change and Communication Manager, Australian Access Federation (AAF) Inc.
As BeSTGRID and eResearch activities in NZ continue to grow, Auckland are pleased to welcome two new members to their team, being Gene Soudlenkov and Markus Binsteiner. Gene is new to the eResearch community, and will work on a variety of projects within BeSTGRIDs core data and computational infrastructure services while also having recently started a PhD in Radio Astronomy with Dr. Slava Kiteaff. Markus will likely be more familiar to many, as he joins Auckland from VPAC and ARCS, where he lead the development of the Grisu software for accessing computational resources within ARCS. BeSTGRID are an enthusiastic end-user of and contributor to Grisu, and look forward to continuing work with ARCS on its growth and maintenance, along with other shared eResearch infrastructure services being developed across the Tasman.
Director, BeSTGRID and Co-Director, Centre for eResearch
The University of Auckland
The May issue of the VeRSI eNewsletter is now available. It can be downloaded from the VeRSI website: https://www.versi.edu.au/publications/enewsletter/enewsletter-11
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eResearch Communication, VeRSI
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