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Open Science Data Cloud NSF PIRE Workshop Programme

Monday 16 July
Building Background and Collaboration through tutorials

09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-10:00 Welcome & introductions: everyone self introduce
10:00-11:00 Using the OSDC for data-intensive research
Bob Grossman
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:00 OSDC tutorial continues
Bob Grossman
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Data-intensive workflow languages (DISPEL)
Malcolm Atkinson & Paul Martin

16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:00 Fish4Knowledge: Collecting Species Population Information from 3 Years of (24 hour) Underwater Camera Footage
Bas Boom, University of Edinburgh
17:00-17:10 Wrap up
17:15 Depart for the Sheep’s Heid and meet in the Skittles room

Tuesday 17 July
Data-Intensive Challenges & Solution Strategies

09:00-10:30 Session 1: Applications in Image Processing. Chair: Adam Barker
1 Making Brain Images Private and Easily Processed
David Rodriguez, University of Edinburgh
2 Extracting better information from brain images faster
Fan Zhu, University of Edinburgh
3 MATSU talk on NASA image processing
Bob Grossman, University of Chicago
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:45 Session 2: Invited Speakers – Seeing a Bigger Picture. Chair: Heidi Alvarez
4 Image Processing and Capturing in the Ophthalmology Industry
Jano van Hemert, Optos, UK
5 Challenges for Cloud Software Engineering
Ian Sommerville, University of St Andrews
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 3: Applications in Earth Systems. Chair: Malcolm Atkinson
6 Supporting Earth Scientists with diverse requirements
Iraklis Klampanos, University of Edinburgh
7 Requirements and common operations of environmental research infrastructures
Paul Martin, University of Edinburgh
8 Seismic Data-Collection Networks
Richard Robertson, University of the West Indies
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Session 4: Applications in Life Sciences? Chair: Bob Grossman
9 Biological Data Mining
Giri Narasimhan, Florida International University
10 Data Intensive Medical & Environmental Applications
Nazir Alladin, University of the West Indies
17:00 Free time

Wednesday 18 July
"From data to knowledge" using the OSDC


Session 5: Information from Biological Images. Welcome from Malcolm and Bob. Chair: Malcolm Atkinson
11 Extracting spatio-temporal information from 3D gene-expression images to infer genetic functions
Richard Baldock, MRC HGU Edinburgh
12 Data-mining strategies over gene-expression Images
Liangxiu Han, Manchester Met University
13 Processing Microscopy Images
Donald MacDonald, University of Edinburgh
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Session 6: Collaboration with Open Science Data: Opportunities and Challenges. Chair: Bob Grossman
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Session 7: Technical track 1. Chair: Adam Barker
14 Monitoring the Cloud
Jonathan Ward, University of St Andrews
15 Economic Cloud Computing
Gary McGilvary, University of Edinburgh
16 The OSDC at the Center for Scientific Computing, São Paulo State University (NCC/UNESP), Brazil,
Felipe Navarro & Rodolfo Tobon, Florida Int’l University
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Session 8: Technical track 2. Chair: Bob Grossman
17 Infrastructure modeling: the solution to interoperability
Paola Grosso, University of Amsterdam
18 Linked Data - opportunities and challenges
Michael Hausenblas, National University of Ireland
19 Measuring and accelerating data-streaming workflows
Chee Sun Liew, University of Edinburgh
18:00 Dinner Cellar Door:

Thursday 19 July
Collation of the Problems we face: formulation of specific issues we can tackle

09:00-09:30 Group discussion (led by Malcolm and Heidi). Voting for the top 3-4 issues
09:30-11:00 Session 9: Group work tackling chosen issues
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:30 Further group work
12:30-13:00 Report back session
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00 Group outing to Rosslyn Chapel:
17:30 Return to Edinburgh