February 2014

In this issue:

  • eResearch Australasia 2014
  • RDSI Story – Store.Synchrotron
  • Digital Humanities Australasia 2014!
  • Research Data Alliance Third Plenary
  • International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS)
  • RDSI Vendor Panel – Ongoing RFP
  • CAUDIT & RDSI – New VePa Videos
  • About this newsletter

eResearch Australasia 2014

Seeking eResearch 2014 Programme Committee Members

Calling out to those interested in shaping the eResearch 2014 programme!  To volunteer, please email advice of your area of expertise with subject ‘programme committee’ to:  conference@eresearch.edu.au.

If you would like to suggest featured speakers please email subject ‘featured speakers’ to:  conference@eresearch.edu.au.

Come join us in Melbourne for eResearch Australasia 2014!

This year it will be hosted at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park from 27 to 31 October. Workshops will run on Monday and Friday.

Details will be available soon from:  http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/

2014 Winner

Congratulations to Jon Shuker from Griffith University for winning a full registration to the eResearch Australasia 2014!  Jon will enjoy all three days of the conference including social events – Welcome Reception, Poster Reception and Conference Dinner.

RDSI Story/Video – Store.Synchrotron

The Australian Synchrotron’s new Store.Synchrotron facility is a world-first storage, sharing, and reuse environment for synchrotron experiment data. Currently hosted at Monash University, Store.Synchrotron has been allocated storage on VicNode, the RDSI funded Node operated by the University of Melbourne and Monash University.

The Australian Synchrotron

The Australian Synchrotron is the largest stand-alone piece of scientific infrastructure in the southern hemisphere. The intense beams of light produced by the synchrotron can reveal “the innermost, sub-microscopic secrets of the materials under investigation, from human tissue, to plants, to metals, and more.”1 In the six years since it began operating, researchers have published more than 1000 papers using the facility.

Read More and view the video here

Digital Humanities Australasia 2014!

DHA 2014 is hotting up to be one of the biggest digital humanities events of 2014 in Australasia.  This will be the second event of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities: http://aa-dh.org/ and is being hosted in conjunction with iVEC and The University of Western Australia.

The full programme (academic and social) for DHA2014 has now been confirmed and is available http://dha2014.org/programme

The workshop programme is also available and will feature a variety of topics including archaeology, photogrammetry and literary amongst others.  It will also feature a demonstration of the NeCTAR Funded Virtual Laboratory, HuNI.

The programme will also include a stimulating Masterclass by DHA 2014 Keynote speaker, Dr Anthony Beavers, entitled Computational philosophy and the moral implications of automated decision making.  Details of the w/shop programme are available:

Join us in the beautiful city of Perth, for what will be an exciting week.

Registration now available for a limited time: http://dha2014.org/registration

Research Data Alliance Third Plenary

26–28 March 2014 – Dublin, Ireland

‘The Data Sharing Community: Playing YOUR Part’

The Australian National Data Service and the Research Data Alliance invite you to join the 3rd RDA Plenary.

As Australians working with research data, your expertise is wanted to help accelerate international data-driven innovation and discovery by facilitating research data sharing and exchange, use and reuse, standards harmonisation, and discoverability.

The RDA 3rd Plenary program contains a mixture of keynotes, panels, networking, working and interest groups as well as ‘Birds of a Feather’ sessions on topics ranging from agriculture to particle physics, and from humanities to bioinformatics. All parts of the data lifecycle are addressed, from foundational data terminology to data publication and reuse.

Visit the RDA website for more information and to register.

International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS)

10-12 June 2014 – Cairns, Australia

“Big Data meets Computational Science”

The International Conference on Computational Science is an annual conference that brings together researchers from various application areas who are pioneering computational methods in sciences such as physics, chemistry, life sciences, and engineering, as well as in arts and humanitarian fields, along with researchers and scientists from mathematics and computer science as basic computing disciplines. This mixture of computational researchers are able to discuss problems and solutions in their areas, identify new issues, and to shape future directions for research.

We are now accepting papers for the main track and conference workshops. The main track deadline is 15th December, while workshop deadlines vary.

Please take the opportunity to experience this international conference as it visits Australia in 2014.

For more information see: http://iccs2014.ivec.org/

RDSI Vendor Panel – Ongoing RFP

The RDSI/CAUDIT Vendor panel continues to accept RFP proposals on an ongoing basis.  The panel has been set up to support the procurement of data storage infrastructure by the RDSI Nodes, higher-education and research sector in Australia and New Zealand.

Vendor Panel applicants can apply any time and will be assessed in accordance with the compliance and evaluation criteria by an independent Vendor Panel Evaluation Committee

Current members will remain on the Vendor Panel and do not need to reapply.

Further Information and forms are available from https://www.rdsi.edu.au/join-vendor-panel

Enquiries: vepa@rdsi.uq.edu.au

CAUDIT & RDSI – New VePa Videos

Do you have procurement requirements, but don’t know where to start?  Come visit the CAUDIT and RDSI Vendor Panel channel on YouTube.  This channel aims to highlight how vendor offerings can provide solutions for different customer environments.  Potential clients can watch vendor videos, learn about vendor projects, and acquire a better understanding of vendor solutions.

Vendor videos may cover topics such as Storage, Networking, Compute, Security, Physical infrastructure, Middleware, Applications, On Premise/Cloud, Security, and Identity and Access Management.

This channel will grow and evolve as vendors continue to submit content, so stay tuned.

To view the VePa channel, please visit:  http://www.youtube.com/user/CAUDITRDSI

A vendor contact list is available from: https://www.rdsi.edu.au/vendors-panel

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