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Presentations by group members at external events

We regularly present our work at seminars, specific meetings, and national and international conferences.

ADMIRE: Facilitating Data Mining and Data Integration

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Presentation Type: 
talk

It is evident that data-intensive research is transforming computing landscape. We are facing the challenge of handling the deluge of data generated by sensors and modern instruments that are widely used in all domains. The number of sources of data is increasing, while, at the same time, the diversity, complexity and scale of these data resources are also growing dramatically. To survive the data tsunami, we need to improve our apparatus for the exploration and exploitation of the growing wealth of data.

Date and time: 
Tuesday, 29 June, 2010 - 11:00
Location: 
National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, US.
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Rapid Tutorial

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tutorial

Not every user knows how to submit a compute job by a remote login or to adapt to different job- submission systems when switching between facilities. In recognition, a recent trend is to provide web portals as an interface, which come in two types, each with its own major drawback. The first type consists of generic job-submission portals, which still require many technical specifics to be supplied by the user and much manual handling of data and results. The second type consists of domain-specific portals, which are expensive and time-consuming to build and maintain.

Date and time: 
Monday, 28 June, 2010 - 12:30
Location: 
JISC Roadshow, Swann Building, Kings Buildings, University of Edinburgh, UK
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Towards Optimising Distributed Data Streaming Graphs using Parallel Streams

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talk

Modern scientific collaborations have opened up the opportunity of solving complex problems that involve multi- disciplinary expertise and large-scale computational experiments. These experiments usually involve large amounts of data that are located in distributed data repositories running various software systems, and managed by different organisations. A common strategy to make the experiments more manageable is executing the processing steps as a workflow.

Date and time: 
Tuesday, 22 June, 2010 - 11:30
Location: 
The Third International Workshop on Data Intensive Distributed Computing, Chicago, Illinois, US
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Data-Intensive Research

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talk

Edinburgh Data-Intensive Research Data-intensive refers to huge volumes of data, complex patterns of data integration and analysis, and intricate interactions between data and users. Current methods and tools are failing to address data-intensive challenges effectively. They fail for several reasons, all of which are aspects of scalability.

Date and time: 
Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 14:00
Location: 
iDEA lab bio-medical data day, Informatics Forum, Edinburgh, UK

Next Generation Embryology: Using 3D embryo atlas frameworks for research and education

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talk

3D developmental atlases are used in research for capture, collation and analysis of spatio‐ temporal data such as in situ gene‐expression. The most advanced systems are based on a temporal series of 3D models. Examples are the EADHB human embryo atlas in Newcastle and the e‐MouseAtlas in Edinburgh. In this project, we use the 3D spatio‐temporal frameworks in conjunction with a repository to deliver research and educational materials directly in the context of the developing embryo.

Date and time: 
Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 - 13:20
Location: 
The Influence and Impact of Web 2.0 on Various Applications, e-Science Institute, Edinburgh, UK

ShakeMapple : tapping laptop motion sensors to map the felt extents of an earthquake

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Presentation Type: 
poster

There is a significant pool of untapped sensor resources available in portable computer embedded motion sensors. Included primarily to detect sudden strong motion in order to park the disk heads to prevent damage to the disks in the event of a fall or other severe motion, these sensors may also be tapped for other uses as well. We have developed a system that takes advantage of the Apple Macintosh laptops’ embedded Sudden Motion Sensors to record earthquake strong motion data to rapidly build maps of where and to what extent an earthquake has been felt.

Date and time: 
Thursday, 6 May, 2010 - 08:00
Location: 
European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria

Toward a service-oriented e-infrastructure for data mining and data-intensive modeling applications in seismology

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talk

Global and regional seismology monitoring systems are continuously operated and are transmitting a growing wealth of seismological data in Europe and from around the world. This opens exciting opportunities for a large range of geophysical research. The multi-use nature of these data puts a great premium on open-access data archive infrastructures that are well integrated in the European Plate Observing System (EPOS)—an ESFRI initiative of the solid earth community.

Date and time: 
Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 - 09:30
Location: 
European Geosciences Union

RapidSeis: Enabling User-Defined Seismological Waveform Data Processing over the Grid

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talk

The objective of this JISC-funded pilot project was to remove perceived barriers to uptake of an application that performs analysis of seismic waveform data. The aim was to provide the seismological community with a simplified system that overcame important barriers such as installation and understanding of the analysis package, location and transfer of large amounts of input data and visualisation of results.

Date and time: 
Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 - 10:30
Location: 
European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria
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Edinburgh Data-Intensive Research

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Presentation Type: 
invited

Data-intensive refers to huge volumes of data, complex patterns of data integration and analysis, and intricate interactions between data and users. Current methods and tools are failing to address data-intensive challenges effectively. They fail for several reasons, all of which are aspects of scalability.

Date and time: 
Wednesday, 28 April, 2010 - 10:30
Location: 
edikt2010 Symposium - Using computing in your research, e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

UK e-Science: past, present and future

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Presentation Type: 
invited

The UK e-Science programme started in 2001, but e-Science has a longer pedigree—it just didn't have a name. A recent international review by a panel chaired by Dan Atkins has complimented the UK research councils on what was achieved. This leads to strong recommendations for continued investment in e-Science. Malcolm Atkinson will present his own view of the highlights past and present. He will draw on material material from his recent data-intensive research workshop, and two expeditions studying the use of data for research in the USA and Asia.

Date and time: 
Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 14:10
Location: 
Swedish e-Research Center Kick-off Program, Haringe Slott, Sweden

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