EGI Community Forum 2013

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The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester

Manchester, UK
Description
The EGI Community Forum 2013 together with the 3rd EMI Technical Conference provide a perfect opportunity to reflect upon the growing diversification in use of the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) from across all research disciplines as well as the widening international collaboration that is taking place.
The 3rd EMI Technical Conference which takes place within the Forum will provide the opportunity to present the final outputs of the project in the form of the EMI 3 distribution as well as presenting how post-EMI scientific software development will continue. 
Additionally, the European Globus Community Forum has been scheduled for Monday 8th April and will be hosted by the Initiative for Globus in Europe project.
    • 10:00 17:45
      3rd Annual European Globus Community Forum 2.219

      2.219

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Helmut Heller (BADW)
    • 11:00 17:00
      Project Meeting: EMI PEB 3.204

      3.204

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Florida Estrella (CERN)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Project Meetings: GGUS Advisory Board 2.218

      2.218

      The University of Manchester

      URLs for dedicated INDICO meeting containers can be found in the session Contributions.

      Conveners: Guenter Grein (KIT-G) , Malgorzata Krakowian (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        GGUS Advisory Board Meeting 1h
    • 14:00 17:00
      NGI International Liaison (NIL) Meeting (Closed) 2.218

      2.218

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        NGI International Liaison (NIL) Meeting 3h
        Speakers: Ladislav Hluchy (UI SAV) , Richard McLennan (EGI.EU) , Sara Coelho (EGI.EU) , Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
        Slides
        Slides Foti Psomopoulos
    • 09:00 10:30
      Plenary Keynotes Theatre

      Theatre

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: David Wallom (OXFORD)
      • 09:00
        Welcome to the University of Manchester - Nancy Rothwell 15m
        Speaker: Nancy Rothwell (Manchester University)
      • 09:15
        Exploiting Recent Developments in e-Infrastructure to Unlock New Science 25m
        Speaker: Peter Coveney (UCL)
        Slides
      • 09:40
        Kostas Glinos 25m
      • 10:05
        Steven Newhouse 25m
        Speaker: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
        Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Cloud Platforms: Applications Theatre

      Theatre

      The University of Manchester

      The EGI Cloud Platforms provide collections of programmable tools, middleware services and virtualisation technologies that enable communities to configure access to those services that are needed in their individual domains.

      Conveners: Dr Matteo Turilli (OXFORD) , Michel Drescher (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Cloud Computing for Ecological Modeling in the D4Science Infrastructure 20m
        Speaker: Pasquale Pagano (CNR - ISTI)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        CloudQTL: Evolving a Bioinformatics Application into the Clouds 20m
        Speaker: Dr John Allen (UE)
        Slides
      • 11:40
        Providing Bioinformatics Services on Cloud 25m
        Speaker: Christophe Blanchet (IDB IBCP FR3302)
        Slides
      • 12:05
        Phenomenology Tools on a OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure 25m
        Speaker: Dr Enol Fernandez del Castillo (CSIC)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      Communities and Communication: Pay for Use Workshop 2.219

      2.219

      The University of Manchester

      Input from the users and communities as well as from across EGI on coordination and communication activity

      Convener: Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        EGI Pay-for-Use Model and Pilot Group 20m
        Speaker: Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
        Paper
        Slides
        Wikipage
      • 11:20
        Accounting and Billing 20m
        Speaker: Ms Alison Packer (STFC)
        Slides
      • 11:40
        Charging Users: NGI Use Case 20m
        Speaker: Onur Temizsoylu (TUBITAK ULAKBIM)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        Discussion, Q&A, and Defining Next Steps and Implementation Plan 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Community Platforms: Middle-Ware 4.204

      4.204

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        An unattended, fault-tolerant approach for the execution of distributed applications 20m
        Speaker: Dr Manuel Aurelio Rodríguez-Pascual (CIEMAT)
      • 11:20
        Performance study of ARC middleware components 20m
        Speaker: Dr Jozef Cernak (CERN)
        Slides
      • 11:40
        Scaling Campus Grids Using Ontologies in a Modified EMI-WMS System 20m
        Speakers: John Brennan (University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom) , Marcin Paprzycki (SRI PAS, Warsaw, Poland)
      • 12:00
        Research Advances through European Computing and Data Technologies 30m
        Speaker: Mr MORRIS RIEDEL (JUELICH SUPERCOMPUTING CENTRE)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Operational Services: Evolving operational tools 1.218

      1.218

      The University of Manchester

      This track covers the operational services and tools used by EGI to deliver a federated infrastructure composed of a multitude of national resource providers. The track will comprise a series of community events and workshops to address specific technical areas and shape the future of operations. The main themes of the Operations Services track are:

      • the EGI accounting infrastructure and its evolution towards an integrated system for the accounting of multiple resource types;
      • the EGI operational tools and their adoption by other resource infrastructures for the support of new user communities;
      • the processes, roles and support tools needed for the implementation of a coordinated federated resource pool;
      • the discussion of the operational needs of the major user communities;
      • the adoption of service management best practices in a federated infrastructure for better management of EGI services, which will improve customer experiences.
      Convener: Diego Scardaci (INFN)
      • 11:00
        Evolving operational tools 5m
        Speaker: Diego Scardaci (INFN)
        Slides
      • 11:05
        GGUS infrastructure 20m
        Speaker: Mr Oleg Dulov (KIT)
        Slides
      • 11:25
        D-MON: a federated information system for distributed e-Infrastructures 20m
        Speaker: Ilya Saverchenko (BADW)
        Slides
      • 11:45
        SAM roadmap 15m
        Speaker: Paloma Fuente (CERN)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        SAM requirements from EUDAT 10m
        Speakers: Ernst Pijper, Luuk Uljee (SARA) , Ron Trompert (SARA)
      • 12:10
        GOCDB roadmap 20m
        Speakers: John Casson (STFC) , david meredith (STFC)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      Science Gateways Workshop 4.205

      4.205

      The University of Manchester

      The Science Gateways Workshop aims to put in common the experience of the different working groups that are currently participating in the development and use of this technology.

      Conveners: Nuno Ferreira (EGI.EU) , elisa cauhe (UNIZAR-I3A)
      • 11:00
        Science Gateway Primer: introduction and findings 20m
        Speaker: Dr Robert Lovas (MTA SZTAKI)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        Easy Development and Integration of Science Gateways with Vine Toolkit in production 15m
        Speaker: Mr Mariusz Mamoński (PSNC)
        Slides
      • 11:35
        Simplify Big Data Sharing with Globus Online 20m
        Speaker: Mr Steve Tuecke (University of Chicago / Argonne National Laboratory)
        Slides
      • 11:55
        InSilicoLab: From generic solutions to an application-specific science gateway 15m
        Speaker: Joanna Kocot (CYFRONET)
        Homepage
        Slides
        Video
      • 12:10
        Distributed Application Runtime Environment (DARE): A Standards-based Middleware Framework For Science-Gateways 20m
        Speaker: Dr Shantenu Jha
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      Training: OpenMOLE 2.218

      2.218

      The University of Manchester

      Three training sessions covering:
      1. The design of OpenMOLE workflows, including how to embed external applications.
      2. Scientific end-users and administrators will gain hands-on experience with the Globus Online service (GO) for reliable, high-performance, and secure file transfers.
      3. First-hand practical information about Globus Toolkit v.5 and a suite of relevant community tools.

      Convener: Romain Reuillon (CNRS)
      • 11:00
        Computing on a big scale with OpenMOLE 1h 30m
        Speakers: Mr Mathieu Leclaire (ISC-PIF) , Romain Reuillon (CNRS)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:30
      Beyond EMI: A Roadmap to Open Collaboration 4.204

      4.204

      The University of Manchester

      The EMI (European Middleware Initiative) is coming to an end in April 2013. During its three year duration, EMI has established a number of initiatives and performed collaboration activities in different software-related areas. This workshop will present the different initiatives and collaborations that will continue beyond the end of the project and carry out the vision of innovating distributed computing and data management services for research infrastructures, with particular focus on the Middleware Development and Innovation Alliance (MeDIA) initiative and the SciencePAD initiative.

      Expert contributions will be invited to provide descriptions of current and planned work and stimulate discussions and further collaboration

      Convener: Mr MORRIS RIEDEL (JUELICH SUPERCOMPUTING CENTRE)
      • 14:00
        Introduction to the EMI collaborations workshop 10m
        Speakers: Alberto Di Meglio (EMI) , Mr MORRIS RIEDEL (JUELICH SUPERCOMPUTING CENTRE)
        Slides
      • 14:10
        EMI and DCore 20m
        Speaker: Mr Robert Harakaly (DCore)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        The SciencePAD Initiative 20m
        Speaker: Dr Alberto Di Meglio (CERN)
        Slides
      • 14:50
        Software Information and Scientific Publications 20m
        Speaker: Neil Chue Hong (Software Sustainability Institute)
      • 15:10
        Software Information Management in Biomedical Research 20m
        Speaker: Dr Julie McMurry (EMBL-EBI)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:30
      Cloud Platforms: Technologies Theatre

      Theatre

      The University of Manchester

      The EGI Cloud Platforms provide collections of programmable tools, middleware services and virtualisation technologies that enable communities to configure access to those services that are needed in their individual domains.

      Conveners: Dr Matteo Turilli (OXFORD) , Michel Drescher (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        VOMS-aware identity service for Openstack 20m
        Speaker: Mr Alvaro Garcia (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 14:20
        Bringing cloud technology to distributed data infrastructures 20m
        Speaker: Mr Martin Hellmich (CERN)
        Slides
      • 14:40
        Monitoring Virtual Machines with L&B -- the FedCloud Experience 25m
        Speaker: Zdenek Sustr (CESNET)
      • 15:05
        Using the EGI Federated Cloud for the provisioning of Grid Worker Nodes 25m
        Speaker: Mr Anastasis Andronidis (AUTH)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Communities and Communication: XSEDE & EGI workshop 2.219

      2.219

      The University of Manchester

      Input from the users and communities as well as from across EGI on coordination and communication activity

      Conveners: John Towns (XSEDE) , Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        XSEDE and EGI Common Use cases Workshop- Introduction 20m
        Speakers: John Towns, Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
      • 14:20
        WeNMR-SBGrid-Collaboration 25m
        Speaker: Alexandre Bonvin (eNMR/WeNMR (via Dutch NGI))
        Paper
      • 14:45
        CMMST in XSEDE-EGI Collaboration 20m
        Speakers: Antonio Lagana (UNIPG) , Daniele Cesini (INFN)
        Paper
        Slides
      • 15:05
        Expeditions in Science on Federation DCI 25m
        Speaker: Dr Jha Shantenu
        Full Abstract
    • 14:00 15:30
      Operational Services: Implementing service management for EGI services 1/2 1.218

      1.218

      The University of Manchester

      This track covers the operational services and tools used by EGI to deliver a federated infrastructure composed of a multitude of national resource providers. The track will comprise a series of community events and workshops to address specific technical areas and shape the future of operations. The main themes of the Operations Services track are:

      • the EGI accounting infrastructure and its evolution towards an integrated system for the accounting of multiple resource types;
      • the EGI operational tools and their adoption by other resource infrastructures for the support of new user communities;
      • the processes, roles and support tools needed for the implementation of a coordinated federated resource pool;
      • the discussion of the operational needs of the major user communities;
      • the adoption of service management best practices in a federated infrastructure for better management of EGI services, which will improve customer experiences.
      Convener: Owen Appleton (Emergence Tech Limited)
      • 14:00
        Introduction and Motivation to FedSM 20m
        Speaker: Owen Appleton (Emergence Tech Limited)
        Join remotely via Adobe Connect
        Slides
      • 14:20
        Process approach for ITSM 20m
        Speaker: Michael Brenner (RRZN, Leibniz Universitaet Hannover)
      • 14:40
        The FitSM-1 Standard for Service Management 20m
        Speaker: Thomas Schaaf (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
      • 15:00
        Assessing Service Management Maturity 20m
        Speaker: Thomas Schaaf (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
      • 15:20
        Wider Perspective & Outlook 10m
        Speaker: Owen Appleton (Emergence Tech Limited)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Science Gateways Workshop 4.205

      4.205

      The University of Manchester

      The Science Gateways Workshop aims to put in common the experience of the different working groups that are currently participating in the development and use of this technology.

      Conveners: Nuno Ferreira (EGI.EU) , elisa cauhe (UNIZAR-I3A)
      • 14:00
        GridSpace2: Virtual Laboratory in World-Wide Web 20m
        Speaker: Mr Eryk Ciepiela (Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET AGH)
        Slides
      • 14:20
        Accessing cloud resources through the WS-PGRADE/gUSE and CloudBroker integrated platform 20m
        Speaker: Zoltan Farkas (MTA SZTAKI)
        Slides
      • 14:40
        Fourth generation of AMC Gateway: is this the last one? 20m
        Speaker: Silvia Olabarriaga (Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam)
        Slides
      • 15:00
        The agINFRA Science Gateway for the Agricultural Sciences’ Virtual Research Community 20m
        Speaker: Riccardo Bruno (INFN)
        Slides
      • 15:20
        Standard-based Interoperability amongst Local, Grid and Cloud Resources Distributed Worldwide 10m
        Speaker: Roberto Barbera (University of Catania and INFN)
        Slides
        Video
    • 14:00 15:30
      Training: Globus Online Training 3.204

      3.204

      The University of Manchester

      Three training sessions covering:
      1. The design of OpenMOLE workflows, including how to embed external applications.
      2. Scientific end-users and administrators will gain hands-on experience with the Globus Online service (GO) for reliable, high-performance, and secure file transfers.
      3. First-hand practical information about Globus Toolkit v.5 and a suite of relevant community tools.

      Convener: Dr Ioan Muntean (UTC)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      Beyond EMI: A Roadmap to Open Collaboration 4.204

      4.204

      The University of Manchester

      The EMI (European Middleware Initiative) is coming to an end in April 2013. During its three year duration, EMI has established a number of initiatives and performed collaboration activities in different software-related areas. This workshop will present the different initiatives and collaborations that will continue beyond the end of the project and carry out the vision of innovating distributed computing and data management services for research infrastructures, with particular focus on the Middleware Development and Innovation Alliance (MeDIA) initiative and the SciencePAD initiative.

      Expert contributions will be invited to provide descriptions of current and planned work and stimulate discussions and further collaboration

      Convener: Alberto Di Meglio (EMI)
      • 16:00
        Introduction to the EMI Collaborations Workshop (Part 2) 10m
        Speaker: Dr Alberto Di Meglio (CERN)
      • 16:10
        EMI 3 Monte Bianco: release highlights and support commitments 15m
        Speaker: Andrea Ceccanti (INFN)
        Slides
      • 16:25
        The Middleware Development and Innovation Alliance (MeDIA) 20m
        Speaker: Balazs Konya (EMI project)
        Slides
      • 16:45
        Post-EMI software provisioning to UMD: the EGI perspective 20m
        Speakers: Peter Solagna (EGI.EU) , Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 17:05
        Discussion: technical roadmaps and software management 25m
        Speaker: Balazs Konya (EMI project)
    • 16:00 17:30
      Cloud Platforms: Federated Clouds open meeting Theatre

      Theatre

      The University of Manchester

      The EGI Cloud Platforms provide collections of programmable tools, middleware services and virtualisation technologies that enable communities to configure access to those services that are needed in their individual domains.

      Convener: Dr Matteo Turilli (OXFORD)
      • 16:00
        Demonstration of the Federated Clouds Task Force test bed and services 20m
        Speaker: Dr Matteo Turilli (OXFORD)
        Slides
      • 16:20
        Cloud meets Grid 20m
        Speaker: Wolfgang Hennerbichler (RISC Software GmbH)
      • 16:40
        Federated Clouds open meeting 50m
        Speaker: Dr Matteo Turilli (OXFORD)
    • 16:00 17:30
      Communities and Communication: XSEDE & EGI workshop 2.219

      2.219

      The University of Manchester

      Input from the users and communities as well as from across EGI on coordination and communication activity

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        Introduction 5m
      • 16:05
        Overview of XSEDE Architecture and Engineering Processes 10m
      • 16:15
        Overview of EGI Architecture and Engineering Processes 10m
        Slides
      • 16:25
        Discussion on Architecture and Engineering Processes 10m
      • 16:35
        Overview of EGI Operations 10m
      • 16:45
        Overview of XSEDE Operations 10m
      • 16:55
        XSEDE Campus Champions and discussion on Champions 10m
      • 17:05
        Discussion on Operations Issues 10m
      • 17:15
        Wrap-up; future plans 15m
    • 16:00 17:30
      EGI-InSPIRE Mini-Projects 4.205

      4.205

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Richard McLennan (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        A new approach to Computing Availability and Reliability Reports 20m
        Speaker: Christos Kanellopoulos (GRNET)
        Slides
      • 16:20
        GOCDB Scoping Extensions and Management Interface 20m
        Speaker: david meredith (STFC)
        Slides
      • 16:40
        Massive Open Online Course Development 20m
        Speaker: Mrs Anatoli Danezi
        Slides
      • 17:00
        Tools for automating applying for and allocating federated resources 15m
        Speaker: Mr T. Szepieniec (CYFRONET)
        Slides
      • 17:15
        VO Administration and operations PORtal (VAPOR) 15m
        Speaker: Franck MICHEL (CNRS)
        Slides
    • 16:00 17:30
      Operational Services: Implementing service management for EGI services 2/2 1.218

      1.218

      The University of Manchester

      This track covers the operational services and tools used by EGI to deliver a federated infrastructure composed of a multitude of national resource providers. The track will comprise a series of community events and workshops to address specific technical areas and shape the future of operations. The main themes of the Operations Services track are:

      • the EGI accounting infrastructure and its evolution towards an integrated system for the accounting of multiple resource types;
      • the EGI operational tools and their adoption by other resource infrastructures for the support of new user communities;
      • the processes, roles and support tools needed for the implementation of a coordinated federated resource pool;
      • the discussion of the operational needs of the major user communities;
      • the adoption of service management best practices in a federated infrastructure for better management of EGI services, which will improve customer experiences.
      Convener: Owen Appleton (Emergence Tech Limited)
      • 16:00
        Session 1 Recap and Session 2 Introduction 20m
        Speaker: Owen Appleton (Emergence Tech Limited)
      • 16:20
        EGI service management maturity assessment: Overview of the approach 20m
        Speaker: Thomas Schaaf (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
      • 16:40
        EGI Service Management Maturity Assessment: General Results 20m
        Speaker: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
      • 17:00
        EGI Service Management Process Assessment & Improvement Plan 30m
        Speaker: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
        Slides
    • 16:00 17:30
      Training: Globus Tools Training 3.204

      3.204

      The University of Manchester

      Three training sessions covering:
      1. The design of OpenMOLE workflows, including how to embed external applications.
      2. Scientific end-users and administrators will gain hands-on experience with the Globus Online service (GO) for reliable, high-performance, and secure file transfers.
      3. First-hand practical information about Globus Toolkit v.5 and a suite of relevant community tools.

      Convener: Dr Ioan Muntean (UTC)
      • 16:00
        Globus Tools for Grid Users and Administrators - session intro 10m
        Speaker: Dr Ioan Muntean (UTC)
        • Interoperability Demo 20m
          Speaker: Stephen Crouch (University of Southampton)
        • GridWay Metascheduler Demo 20m
          Speaker: Dr Ioan Muntean (UTC)
        • Security Integration Demo 20m
          Speakers: David Groep (FOM) , Dennis van Dok (FOM)
        • IGE Globus Appliances 20m
          Speaker: Dr Ioan Muntean (UTC)
      • 16:10
        Globus Interoperability Demo 20m
        Speaker: Stephen Crouch (University of Southampton)
      • 16:30
        GridWay Metascheduler Demo 20m
        Speaker: Dr Ioan Muntean (UTC)
        Slides
      • 16:50
        Security Integration Demo 20m
        Speakers: David Groep (FOM) , Dennis van Dok (FOM)
      • 17:10
        IGE Globus Appliances 20m
        Speaker: Dr Ioan Muntean (UTC)
        Slides
    • 17:30 19:00
      Welcome Reception and Cocktail 1h 30m
    • 09:00 10:30
      Plenary Keynotes Theatre

      Theatre

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Vincent Breton (CNRS)
      • 09:00
        e-infrastructures at the core of the most ambitious challenges of modern science 45m
        Speaker: Dr Giovanni Frisoni
        Slides
      • 09:45
        Square Kilometre Array Computing Challenges 40m
        Speaker: Cornwell Tim (Head of Computing, Square Kilometer Array)
        Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Communities and Communication: Sustainability 1 Theatre

      Theatre

      The University of Manchester

      Input from the users and communities as well as from across EGI on coordination and communication activity

      Convener: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        The Middleware Development and Innovation Alliance (MeDIA) 30m
        Speaker: Balazs Konya (EMI project)
        Slides
      • 11:30
        The SciencePAD Incubation Laboratory 30m
        Speaker: Dr Alberto Di Meglio (CERN)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        EGCF - The future of Globus in Europe 30m
        Speaker: Matthias Hofmann (TU Dortmund)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Community Platforms: Middle-ware Quality Assurance 3.204

      3.204

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Managing middleware maintenance, support and release activities in the EMI project 15m
        Speakers: Aiftimiei Cristina (INFN) , Andrea Ceccanti (INFN)
        Slides
      • 11:15
        Automatic testing and certification procedures for IGI products in the EMI era and beyond 15m
        Speakers: Sara BERTOCCO (INFN) , Sergio TRALDI (INFN)
        Slides
      • 11:30
        Build and Test Services of the EMI project: Lessons Learned and Perspectives 15m
        Speaker: Mr Andres Abad Rodriguez (CERN)
        Slides
      • 11:45
        The Quality Assurance Metric Infrastructure in the EMI Project 15m
        Speaker: Eamonn Kenny (Trinity College Dublin)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        Quality Control in EMI 15m
        Speaker: Mr Claudio Cacciari (CINECA)
        Slides
      • 12:15
        EMI Testbed Improvements and Lessons Learned from the EMI 3 Release 15m
        Speaker: Fabio Capannini (INFN)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      DCH-RP Workshop 2.218

      2.218

      The University of Manchester

      Scope: The workshop will bring together projects and initiatives working world-wide in the domain of the digital cultural heritage, digital arts, digital performances and digital humanities in order to discuss opportunities for cooperation.

      Topics of discussion:
      -> Describe the architecture that will be implemented by the project to access the data infrastructure you are building (are you considering federated identity services ?); how could we send you our requirements and feebacks ?
      -> List the standards you're uptaking to build the data infrastructure; how will your data infrastructure be interoperable with those of related projects and other initiatives worldwide ?
      -> How DCH community could profit of the data infrastructure you are building; how could we send you our requirements and feebacks ?
      -> Would you be interested in being considered in the DCH-RP Roadmap ? Are you willing to collaborate with us through dedicated MoUs ?
      -> Were you in contact with existing e-infrastructures do you plan to collaborate with them and use their services?

      Convener: Catherine Gater (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Introduction to the scope of the workshop and presentation of DCH-RP 15m
        Speaker: Antonella Fresa (Promoter Srl, DCH-RP Technical Coordinator)
        Slides
      • 11:15
        Short presentation of SCIDIPES and APARSEN initiatives 10m
        Speakers: David Giaretta (STFC) , Shirley Crompton (STFC)
        Slides
      • 11:25
        Short presentation of DARIAH 10m
        Speaker: Nicolas Larousse (TGE-ADONIS)
        Slides
      • 11:35
        Short presentation of CHAIN-REDS 10m
        Speaker: Roberto Barbera (University of Catania and INFN)
      • 11:45
        Data management for digital archivists 10m
        Speaker: Mr Jan Just Keijser (Nikhef)
        Slides
      • 11:55
        Virtual Storytelling and Digital Archiving in the Cloud: Mah Meri Oral Tradition 10m
        Speaker: Dr Faridah Mohd. Noor (University of Malaya)
      • 12:05
        Short presentation of EUDAT 10m
        Speaker: Mr Martin Hellmich (CERN)
        Slides
      • 12:15
        Discussion 15m
    • 11:00 12:30
      EGI-InSPIRE Mini-Projects 2.219

      2.219

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Automatic Deployment and Execution of Applications using Cloud Services. 15m
        Speaker: Enol Fernandez (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 11:15
        CDMI Support i Cloud Management Frameworks 15m
        Speaker: Ilja Livenson (KTH)
        Slides
      • 11:30
        Dynamic Deployments for OCCI Compliant Clouds 15m
        Speaker: Marc-Elian Begin (SixSq)
        Slides
      • 11:45
        Providing OCCI support for arbitrary Cloud Management Frameworks 15m
        Speaker: Zdenek Sustr (CESNET)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        Transforming Scientific Research Platforms to Exploit Cloud Capacity 15m
        Speaker: Bjoern Hagemeier (JUELICH)
        Slides
      • 12:15
        Evaluation of Liferay modules 15m
        Speaker: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      Operational Services: Coordinated offering of a federated resource pool 1.218

      1.218

      The University of Manchester

      This track covers the operational services and tools used by EGI to deliver a federated infrastructure composed of a multitude of national resource providers. The track will comprise a series of community events and workshops to address specific technical areas and shape the future of operations. The main themes of the Operations Services track are:

      • the EGI accounting infrastructure and its evolution towards an integrated system for the accounting of multiple resource types;
      • the EGI operational tools and their adoption by other resource infrastructures for the support of new user communities;
      • the processes, roles and support tools needed for the implementation of a coordinated federated resource pool;
      • the discussion of the operational needs of the major user communities;
      • the adoption of service management best practices in a federated infrastructure for better management of EGI services, which will improve customer experiences.
      Convener: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Coordinated offering of a federated resource pool 5m
        Speaker: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
      • 11:05
        Proposed framework for resource allocation and related process 35m
        Speaker: Malgorzata Krakowian (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 11:40
        Resource Allocation QoS 15m
        Speaker: Alessandro Costantini (INFN)
        Slides
      • 11:55
        Operations Portal support of resource allocation processes: overview of Mini Project 20m
        Speaker: Mr T. Szepieniec (CYFRONET)
        Slides
      • 12:15
        Discussion 15m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Project Meetings: EGI PAC - closed EGI Boardroom

      EGI Boardroom

      The University of Manchester

      URLs for dedicated INDICO meeting containers can be found in the session Contributions.

      Conveners: Catherine Gater (EGI.EU) , Celine Bitoune (EGI.EU) , Claire Devereux (STFC)
      • 11:00
        PAC (Closed Project meeting) 1h 30m
        Speaker: Celine Bitoune (EGI.EU)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Regional Operator on Duty - workshop 4.204

      4.204

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Ron Trompert (SARA)
      • 11:00
        ROD workshop 1h
        Speakers: Cyril Lorphelin (CNRS) , Ron Trompert (SARA)
        Slides
        • Grid Oversight status and plans 15m
          In this presentation we will give an overview of where we are with the grid oversight activity and discuss our plans for the future
          Speaker: Ron Trompert (SARA)
          Slides
        • Dashboard developments 15m
          In this talk, the latest developments and the radmap for the dashboard will be discussed.
          Speaker: Cyril Lorphelin (CNRS)
      • 12:00
        ROC CookBook: a guide to kick-start a ROC/NGI 30m
        Speaker: Kostas Koumantaros (GRNET)
        Paper
        Slides
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:30
      Communities and Communication: Sustainability 2 Theatre

      Theatre

      The University of Manchester

      Input from the users and communities as well as from across EGI on coordination and communication activity

      Convener: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        EGI Compendium - Improving the EGI Knowledge Base 30m
        Speaker: Damir Marinovic (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        EGI Scientific Publications Repository and OpenAIRE Collaboration 30m
        Speaker: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 15:00
        EGI.eu Service Portfolio 30m
        Speaker: Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:30
      Community Applications: User cases 4.205

      4.205

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Zoltan Farkas (MTA SZTAKI)
      • 14:00
        Modeling and simulation of complex human physiology systems 30m
        Speaker: Mr Tomáš Kulhánek (Charles University in Prague)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        Middleware support for Decision Support Tools in Water Engineering 30m
        Speaker: Dr John Brooke (University of Manchester)
        Slides
      • 15:00
        iCOMCOT: Real-time Tsunami Simulation Based on Parallelized COMCOT 30m
        Speakers: Mr John HSU (ASGC) , Dr Simon C. Lin (ASGC)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Community Platforms: Middle-ware (Data) 3.204

      3.204

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Wahid Bhimji (UE)
      • 14:00
        Future-proof storage with DPM 30m
        Speaker: Fabrizio Furano (CERN)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        dCache: dependable storage for new distributed communities 30m
        Speaker: Paul Millar (DESY)
        Slides
      • 15:00
        StoRM: simplify Grid storage by using WebDAV 30m
        Speaker: Michele Dibenedetto (INFN)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Operational Services: Resource Centre Forum - GPGPU 1.218

      1.218

      The University of Manchester

      This track covers the operational services and tools used by EGI to deliver a federated infrastructure composed of a multitude of national resource providers. The track will comprise a series of community events and workshops to address specific technical areas and shape the future of operations. The main themes of the Operations Services track are:

      • the EGI accounting infrastructure and its evolution towards an integrated system for the accounting of multiple resource types;
      • the EGI operational tools and their adoption by other resource infrastructures for the support of new user communities;
      • the processes, roles and support tools needed for the implementation of a coordinated federated resource pool;
      • the discussion of the operational needs of the major user communities;
      • the adoption of service management best practices in a federated infrastructure for better management of EGI services, which will improve customer experiences.
      Conveners: John Walsh (TCD) , Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Project Meeting: EGI-InSPIRE SA2 F2F: (closed meeting) 2.218

      2.218

      The University of Manchester

      A face to face meeting for the SA2 team

      Convener: Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
      slides
    • 14:00 15:30
      Project Meetings: EGI InSPIRE PMB Room 3.210

      Room 3.210

      The University of Manchester

      URLs for dedicated INDICO meeting containers can be found in the session Contributions.

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        PMB - EGI InSPIRE 1h 30m
        Speaker: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Workshop: EGI Virtual Teams 1/2 2.219

      2.219

      The University of Manchester

      This workshop:
      - provides meeting point for VT members;
      - a platform for VT leaders to present their achievements and explain how they progress from a ‘manageable’ goal to a final result.;
      - cover techniques & best practices that can help simplify the task of managing projects as well as the monitoring and reporting procedures that are currently in place.
      The session is targeted at those who wish to learn of new developments and communities in EGI, and especially for those who want to be part of new development paths for EGI.

      Convener: Richard McLennan (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        EGI Virtual Team (VT) projects – “The beauty of small goals” 15m
      • 14:15
        The CTA VT in EGI 25m
        Speaker: Claudio Vuerli (INAF)
        Slides
      • 14:40
        ELIXIR and e-infrastructures in Europe – EGI ELIXIR VT report 25m
        Speaker: Pavel Fibich (CESNET)
        Slides
      • 15:05
        EGI Virtual Teams - Session 1 Discussion 25m
        Speaker: Richard McLennan (EGI.EU)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      Communities and Communication: Sustainability 3 Theatre

      Theatre

      The University of Manchester

      Input from the users and communities as well as from across EGI on coordination and communication activity

      Convener: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        Engaging the software in research community 20m
        Speaker: Shoaib Sufi (MANCHESTER)
        Slides
      • 16:20
        Building sustainable software for science: why good code is only the beginning 20m
        Speaker: Dr Simon Hettrick (Software Sustainability Institute)
        Slides
      • 16:40
        IT as a Utility Network+ and the Digital Economy: a UK model for supporting cross-disciplinary research 25m
        Speaker: Stephen Brewer (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 17:05
        Extending the CHAIN-REDS Knowledge Base to Open Access Document Repositories using KLIOS services 25m
        Speakers: Carla Carrubba (INFN Catania) , Giuseppina Inserra (INFN Catania)
        Slides
    • 16:00 17:30
      Community Applications: User cases 4.205

      4.205

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Karolis Eigelis (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        Achievements of the ATLAS Distributed Analysis during the first run period 30m
        Speaker: Dr Farida Fassi (IFIC-CSIC-UV)
      • 16:30
        Ugr : a dynamic storage federation based on open protocols 30m
        Speaker: Adrien Devresse (CERN)
        Slides
    • 16:00 17:30
      Community Platforms: Middle-ware (Data) 3.204

      3.204

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Wahid Bhimji (UE)
      • 16:00
        FTS3 and gfal2 20m
        Speaker: Mr Michal Kamil Simon (CERN)
        Slides
      • 16:20
        Dealing with a decommissioned SE 20m
        Speaker: Mr Jan Just Keijser (Nikhef)
        Slides
      • 16:40
        Small Fish in a Big Data Pond: Data Storage and Distribution Strategies for new VOs. 20m
        Speaker: Sam Skipsey (UG)
        Slides
      • 17:00
        EUDAT --an overview and the use of IRODS 10m
        Speaker: Mr Martin Hellmich (CERN)
        Slides
      • 17:10
        General user discussion on post-EMI common roadmap 20m
        Speaker: Wahid Bhimji (UE)
    • 16:00 17:30
      Operational Services: Resource Centre Forum - Part II 1.218

      1.218

      The University of Manchester

      This track covers the operational services and tools used by EGI to deliver a federated infrastructure composed of a multitude of national resource providers. The track will comprise a series of community events and workshops to address specific technical areas and shape the future of operations. The main themes of the Operations Services track are:

      • the EGI accounting infrastructure and its evolution towards an integrated system for the accounting of multiple resource types;
      • the EGI operational tools and their adoption by other resource infrastructures for the support of new user communities;
      • the processes, roles and support tools needed for the implementation of a coordinated federated resource pool;
      • the discussion of the operational needs of the major user communities;
      • the adoption of service management best practices in a federated infrastructure for better management of EGI services, which will improve customer experiences.
      Convener: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        BIOMED operations report 15m
        Slides
      • 16:15
        WeNMR operations report 15m
        Speaker: Dr Marco Verlato (INFN)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        AUGER operations report 15m
        Speaker: Jiri Chudoba (CESNET)
        Slides
      • 16:45
        Earth Science operations report 10m
        Speakers: Andre Gemuend (FRAUNHOFER) , David Weissenbach (CNRS)
        Transparents
      • 16:55
        New communities: the Virtual Physiological Human use case 20m
        Speaker: stefan zasada (UCL)
        Slides
      • 17:15
        New communities: the MAPPER use case 15m
        Speaker: Ilya Saverchenko (BADW)
        Slides
    • 16:00 17:30
      Project Meeting: EGI-InSPIRE SA2 F2F: (closed meeting) 2.218

      2.218

      The University of Manchester

      A face to face meeting for the SA2 team

      Convener: Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
      slides
    • 16:00 17:30
      Project Meetings: EGI InSPIRE PMB Room 3.210

      Room 3.210

      The University of Manchester

      URLs for dedicated INDICO meeting containers can be found in the session Contributions.

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
    • 16:00 17:30
      Workshop: EGI Virtual Teams 2/2 2.219

      2.219

      The University of Manchester

      This workshop:
      - provides meeting point for VT members;
      - a platform for VT leaders to present their achievements and explain how they progress from a ‘manageable’ goal to a final result.;
      - cover techniques & best practices that can help simplify the task of managing projects as well as the monitoring and reporting procedures that are currently in place.
      The session is targeted at those who wish to learn of new developments and communities in EGI, and especially for those who want to be part of new development paths for EGI.

      Convener: Richard McLennan (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        GPGPU VT Project Report 25m
        Speaker: John Walsh (TCD)
      • 16:25
        Towrards a Chemistry and Molecular & Materials Science Virtual Research Community 25m
        Speaker: Prof. Antonio Laganà (Dept. Chemistry, University of pergi)
        Slides
      • 16:50
        EGI Scientific Discipline Classification Virtual Team 20m
        Speaker: Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 17:10
        EGI Virtual Teams - Session 2 Closing discussion 20m
        Speaker: Richard McLennan (EGI.EU)
    • 19:59 23:59
      Gala Dinner at Gorton Monastery

      http://www.themonastery.co.uk/
      The Monastery Manchester Ltd, Gorton Lane, Manchester, M12 5WF

    • 09:00 10:30
      Plenary Keynotes Theatre

      Theatre

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Ludek Matyska (CESNET)
      • 09:00
        The importance of grid computing in the investigation of climate and its change 45m
        Speaker: Dr Eleni Katragkou
        Slides
      • 09:45
        Computational challenges for ELIXIR and other Life Sciences Research Infrastructures 45m
        Speaker: Alvis Brazma
        Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Communities and Communication: Interoperability and Integration of EGI with Helix Nebula Theatre

      Theatre

      The University of Manchester

      Input from the users and communities as well as from across EGI on coordination and communication activity

      Convener: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Interoperability and Integration of EGI with Helix Nebula Workshop 1h 30m
        Speakers: Carmela Asero (EGI.EU) , Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
        Slides
        • Introduction and Context 20m
          Speaker: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
        • An Overview on Interoperability Recommendations 15m
          Speaker: Carmela Asero (EGI.EU)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Community Platforms: Desktop grid 2.219

      2.219

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Malgorzata Krakowian (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Getting citizen scientists on your team 30m
        Speaker: Ad Emmen (AlmereGrid & IDGF-SP project)
      • 11:30
        Support for researchers and infrastructure operators available through IDGF 30m
        Speaker: Dr Robert Lovas (MTA SZTAKI)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        EGI compliant access of volunteer Desktop Grid resources offered by IDGF-SP 30m
        Speakers: Jozsef Kovacs (MTA SZTAKI) , Peter Kacsuk (MTA SZTAKI) , Dr Robert Lovas (MTA SZTAKI)
    • 11:00 12:30
      EGI Accounting Workshop 4.205

      4.205

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Ms Alison Packer (STFC)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Project Meetings: EGI-InSPIRE Collaboration Board - closed 3.204

      3.204

      The University of Manchester

      URLs for dedicated INDICO meeting containers can be found in the session Contributions.

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Collaboration Board - EGI InSPIRE 1h 30m
        Speaker: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Software Carpentry workshop 2.218

      2.218

      The University of Manchester

      Software Carpentry boot camp "highlights"

      * http://go.egi.eu/swcarpentry *

      EGI.eu, together with the UK Software Sustainability Institute, will run three Software Carpentry sessions for researchers at the EGI Forum on Thursday 11th April. These sessions are drawn from Software Carpentry's highly successful and popular boot camps which teach software development skills to researchers, enabling them to do more, in less time and with less pain. The three sessions are:

      -11:00 Using version control to record provenance and collaborate more easily. This session includes an introduction to Git and GitHub.
      -14:00 Using testing to help ensure your software, and results, are correct.
      -16:00. Data management using files and NoSQL databases to manage your data more easily. This session includes an introduction to the NoSQL database MongoDB.

      Attendees at the EGI Forum are free to attend any or all of the sessions, up to a maximum of 40 - first-come first-served.

      For all 3 sessions, you should have some familiarity with using a command-line (e.g. a Linux shell or terminal window, or the DOS prompt). For the testing and data management sessions, you should also have knowledge of a programming language (e.g. C, FORTRAN or Java) or scripting language (e.g. Perl, Bash or MATLAB). We'll be using Python but we'll provide a quick introduction to the key syntax in each case.

      You'll also need to bring your laptop. You'll need an internet browser and you'll also need access to software tools we'll be using in the workshop. You can either use an SSH client to access a VM we'll provide for you (we'll give you the login on the day), or install VMWare and run a VM image we've prepared, or, you can install all the tools yourself.

      For more information on the tools you need, and a link to our VMWare VM, please see,

      http://github.com/swcarpentry/boot-camps/blob/2013-04-egi-forum/README.md

      Our training materials will also be made available via this page at the outset of the Forum.

      Convener: Michel Drescher (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Software Carpentry workshop 1h 30m
        Speaker: Dr Mike Jackson (EPCC)
        Zip file of material
    • 11:00 12:30
      Training: EMI 4.204

      4.204

      The University of Manchester

      Three training sessions covering:
      1. The design of OpenMOLE workflows, including how to embed external applications.
      2. Scientific end-users and administrators will gain hands-on experience with the Globus Online service (GO) for reliable, high-performance, and secure file transfers.
      3. First-hand practical information about Globus Toolkit v.5 and a suite of relevant community tools.

      Convener: Emidio Giorgio (INFN)
    • 11:00 12:30
      VREs: Big Data Access for Earth Sciences - CANCELLED ********

      How are communities getting access to resources, what gateway technologies are available and how are they evolving?

      • 11:00
        CANCELLED - Big Data access, management and analysis in Earth Sciences 1h 30m
        Speaker: Roberto Barbera (University of Catania and INFN)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:30
      Communities and Communication: Champions workshop 2.219

      2.219

      The University of Manchester

      Input from the users and communities as well as from across EGI on coordination and communication activity

      Convener: Claire Devereux (STFC)
      • 14:00
        Champions 1h 30m
        Speaker: Claire Devereux (STFC)
        Workshop Agenda
    • 14:00 15:30
      Federated Identity Management Workshop

      This workshop aims to bring together the various communities working on federated identity management solutions that simplify or hide from their users their certificate-based authentication and authorisation infrastructure.

      The objective will be to share our experiences and technologies so we can identify areas for reuse (whether architecture, APIs or pluggable components) across the NGIs. The first session of the workshop includes contributions from the EGI community, the second session looks beyond EGI and includes presentation about various projects/initiatives.

      Conveners: David Kelsey (STFC) , Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU) , John Kewley (STFC) , Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        Federated Identity Management Workshop - Session description 10m
        Speaker: John Kewley (STFC)
        Slides
      • 14:10
        Federated Grid Access Using EMI Security Token Service 20m
        Speaker: Henri Mikkonen (Helsinki Institute of Physics)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        SARoNGS 15m
        Speaker: Mike Jones (MANCHESTER)
        Abstract
        Slides
      • 14:45
        Moonshot 15m
        Speaker: Jens Jensen (STFC)
        Slides
      • 15:00
        Towards differentiated identity assurance levels as a collaborative effort 15m
        Speaker: David Groep (FOM)
        Slides
      • 15:15
        Discussion 15m
    • 14:00 15:30
      Operational Services: Security Operations 4.204

      4.204

      The University of Manchester

      This track covers the operational services and tools used by EGI to deliver a federated infrastructure composed of a multitude of national resource providers. The track will comprise a series of community events and workshops to address specific technical areas and shape the future of operations. The main themes of the Operations Services track are:

      • the EGI accounting infrastructure and its evolution towards an integrated system for the accounting of multiple resource types;
      • the EGI operational tools and their adoption by other resource infrastructures for the support of new user communities;
      • the processes, roles and support tools needed for the implementation of a coordinated federated resource pool;
      • the discussion of the operational needs of the major user communities;
      • the adoption of service management best practices in a federated infrastructure for better management of EGI services, which will improve customer experiences.
      Convener: Linda Cornwall (STFC)
      • 14:00
        EGI Software Vulnerability Handling after EMI and IGE 45m
        Speaker: Linda Cornwall (STFC)
        Slides
      • 14:45
        Harvesting Logs and Events Using MetaCentrum Virtualization Services 45m
        Speaker: Radoslav Bodo (CESNET)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:30
      Project Meetings: EGI Council Workshop 3.204

      3.204

      The University of Manchester

      URLs for dedicated INDICO meeting containers can be found in the session Contributions.

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        EGI Council Workshop 1h 30m
        Speaker: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Software Carpentry workshop 2.218

      2.218

      The University of Manchester

      Software Carpentry boot camp "highlights"

      * http://go.egi.eu/swcarpentry *

      EGI.eu, together with the UK Software Sustainability Institute, will run three Software Carpentry sessions for researchers at the EGI Forum on Thursday 11th April. These sessions are drawn from Software Carpentry's highly successful and popular boot camps which teach software development skills to researchers, enabling them to do more, in less time and with less pain. The three sessions are:

      -11:00 Using version control to record provenance and collaborate more easily. This session includes an introduction to Git and GitHub.
      -14:00 Using testing to help ensure your software, and results, are correct.
      -16:00. Data management using files and NoSQL databases to manage your data more easily. This session includes an introduction to the NoSQL database MongoDB.

      Attendees at the EGI Forum are free to attend any or all of the sessions, up to a maximum of 40 - first-come first-served.

      For all 3 sessions, you should have some familiarity with using a command-line (e.g. a Linux shell or terminal window, or the DOS prompt). For the testing and data management sessions, you should also have knowledge of a programming language (e.g. C, FORTRAN or Java) or scripting language (e.g. Perl, Bash or MATLAB). We'll be using Python but we'll provide a quick introduction to the key syntax in each case.

      You'll also need to bring your laptop. You'll need an internet browser and you'll also need access to software tools we'll be using in the workshop. You can either use an SSH client to access a VM we'll provide for you (we'll give you the login on the day), or install VMWare and run a VM image we've prepared, or, you can install all the tools yourself.

      For more information on the tools you need, and a link to our VMWare VM, please see,

      http://github.com/swcarpentry/boot-camps/blob/2013-04-egi-forum/README.md

      Our training materials will also be made available via this page at the outset of the Forum.

      Convener: Michel Drescher (EGI.EU)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Workflow Collaboration Workshop 4.205

      4.205

      The University of Manchester

      Manchester, UK

      Scientific workflow (or e-science workflow) emerged as a paradigm to formalize and structure complex scientific experiments supported by Distributed Computing Infrastructures. An e-science workflow is a formal specification of a scientific process to capture and to automate the analytical and computational steps of a simulation. The 2x90 minutes long workshop brings together the representatives of some of the most important workflow systems, workflows and support projects from the EGI community and beyond, and will give the opportunity to discuss and exchange experiences, best practices and issues of building ‘communities of interest’ through workflow technologies. Special emphasis is given to workflow solutions that work with the production infrastructures offered by EGI, namely the grid platforms and the recently established Federated Cloud platform. The workshop is organised by the ER-flow and EGI-InSPIRE projects as a 2x90 minutes long session under the EGI Community Forum.

      Convener: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        Workflow sharing and integration services by the ER-flow project 20m
        Speaker: Kitti Varga (MTA SZTAKI)
        Slides
      • 14:20
        Experiences from workflow sharing using the SHIWA Workflow Repository for application porting to DCI 20m
        Speaker: Mark Santcroos (Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam)
        Slides
      • 14:40
        BioVeL: Taverna Workflows on distributed grid computing for Biodiversity 25m
        Speaker: Dr Giacinto Donvito (INFN)
        Slides
      • 15:05
        The Taverna Workflow Suite: Designing, Running and Sharing Workflows for Science on the Web, Grid or Cloud 25m
        Speakers: Prof. Carole Goble (The University of Manchester) , Dr Robert Haines (The University of Manchester) , Mr Stian Soiland-Reyes (The University of Manchester)
        Slides
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      Communities and Communication: Champions workshop 2.219

      2.219

      The University of Manchester

      Input from the users and communities as well as from across EGI on coordination and communication activity

      Convener: Claire Devereux (STFC)
    • 16:00 17:30
      Federated Identity Management Workshop

      This workshop aims to bring together the various communities working on federated identity management solutions that simplify or hide from their users their certificate-based authentication and authorisation infrastructure.

      The objective will be to share our experiences and technologies so we can identify areas for reuse (whether architecture, APIs or pluggable components) across the NGIs. The first session of the workshop includes contributions from the EGI community, the second session looks beyond EGI and includes presentation about various projects/initiatives.

      Conveners: David Kelsey (STFC) , Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU) , John Kewley (STFC) , Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        Contrail 15m
        Speaker: Yvon Jegou
        Slides
      • 16:15
        Web SSO with Cloud Resources using AD Federation Services 15m
        Speaker: Dean Flanders
        Slides
      • 16:30
        EUDAT 15m
        Speaker: Jens Jensen (STFC)
        Slides
      • 16:45
        Update on FIM4R 15m
        Speaker: David Kelsey (STFC)
        Slides
      • 17:00
        Refeds report 15m
        Speaker: Licia Florio
        Slides
      • 17:15
        OGF FIM activities 15m
    • 16:00 17:30
      Operational Services: Resource Centre Services 4.204

      4.204

      The University of Manchester

      This track covers the operational services and tools used by EGI to deliver a federated infrastructure composed of a multitude of national resource providers. The track will comprise a series of community events and workshops to address specific technical areas and shape the future of operations. The main themes of the Operations Services track are:

      • the EGI accounting infrastructure and its evolution towards an integrated system for the accounting of multiple resource types;
      • the EGI operational tools and their adoption by other resource infrastructures for the support of new user communities;
      • the processes, roles and support tools needed for the implementation of a coordinated federated resource pool;
      • the discussion of the operational needs of the major user communities;
      • the adoption of service management best practices in a federated infrastructure for better management of EGI services, which will improve customer experiences.
      Convener: Goncalo Borges (LIP)
      • 16:00
        Building a grid cluster from the ground up 30m
        Speaker: Dr David Crooks (UG)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        CVMFS Scalable Software Distribution - Extending beyond WLCG 30m
        Speaker: Ian Collier (STFC)
      • 17:00
        Using CVMFS for software distribution for the Finnish Grid Infrastructure 30m
        Speaker: Mr Ulf Tigerstedt (CSC)
        Slides
    • 16:00 17:30
      Project Meetings: EGI Council Workshop 3.204

      3.204

      The University of Manchester

      URLs for dedicated INDICO meeting containers can be found in the session Contributions.

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
    • 16:00 17:30
      Software Carpentry workshop 2.218

      2.218

      The University of Manchester

      Software Carpentry boot camp "highlights"

      * http://go.egi.eu/swcarpentry *

      EGI.eu, together with the UK Software Sustainability Institute, will run three Software Carpentry sessions for researchers at the EGI Forum on Thursday 11th April. These sessions are drawn from Software Carpentry's highly successful and popular boot camps which teach software development skills to researchers, enabling them to do more, in less time and with less pain. The three sessions are:

      -11:00 Using version control to record provenance and collaborate more easily. This session includes an introduction to Git and GitHub.
      -14:00 Using testing to help ensure your software, and results, are correct.
      -16:00. Data management using files and NoSQL databases to manage your data more easily. This session includes an introduction to the NoSQL database MongoDB.

      Attendees at the EGI Forum are free to attend any or all of the sessions, up to a maximum of 40 - first-come first-served.

      For all 3 sessions, you should have some familiarity with using a command-line (e.g. a Linux shell or terminal window, or the DOS prompt). For the testing and data management sessions, you should also have knowledge of a programming language (e.g. C, FORTRAN or Java) or scripting language (e.g. Perl, Bash or MATLAB). We'll be using Python but we'll provide a quick introduction to the key syntax in each case.

      You'll also need to bring your laptop. You'll need an internet browser and you'll also need access to software tools we'll be using in the workshop. You can either use an SSH client to access a VM we'll provide for you (we'll give you the login on the day), or install VMWare and run a VM image we've prepared, or, you can install all the tools yourself.

      For more information on the tools you need, and a link to our VMWare VM, please see,

      http://github.com/swcarpentry/boot-camps/blob/2013-04-egi-forum/README.md

      Our training materials will also be made available via this page at the outset of the Forum.

      Convener: Michel Drescher (EGI.EU)
    • 16:00 17:30
      Workflow Collaboration Workshop 4.205

      4.205

      The University of Manchester

      Scientific workflow (or e-science workflow) emerged as a paradigm to formalize and structure complex scientific experiments supported by Distributed Computing Infrastructures. An e-science workflow is a formal specification of a scientific process to capture and to automate the analytical and computational steps of a simulation. The 2x90 minutes long workshop brings together the representatives of some of the most important workflow systems, workflows and support projects from the EGI community and beyond, and will give the opportunity to discuss and exchange experiences, best practices and issues of building ‘communities of interest’ through workflow technologies. Special emphasis is given to workflow solutions that work with the production infrastructures offered by EGI, namely the grid platforms and the recently established Federated Cloud platform. The workshop is organised by the ER-flow and EGI-InSPIRE projects as a 2x90 minutes long session under the EGI Community Forum.

      Convener: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        Leveraging the standardized JSDL Paramater Sweep Extension to enhance Scientific Workflow Execution on High Performance Computing resources 30m
        Speaker: Shahbaz memon (JUELICH)
      • 16:30
        Heliophysics workflows 30m
        Speaker: Gabriele Pierantoni
        Slides
      • 17:00
        Workflows by the VERCE project for Earthquake and Seismology Research 30m
        Speaker: Mario David (CNRS)
        Slides
    • 09:00 10:30
      Plenary Keynotes Theatre

      Theatre

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Sigve Haug (ETH ZURICH)
      • 09:00
        The changing roles and responsibilities of a computer centre 45m
        Speaker: Terry Hewitt
        Slides
      • 09:45
        Awards & Closing 45m
        Speaker: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
        Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Community Platforms: Data Storage Experiences 2.219

      2.219

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Karolis Eigelis (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Support to Data infrastructures in CHAIN-REDS 20m
        Speaker: Dr Manuel Rodriguez-Pascual (CIEMAT)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        Data Life Cycle Labs, a new concept to support data-intensive science 20m
        Speaker: Achim Streit (KIT-G)
        Slides
      • 11:40
        A gridified version of rsync 20m
        Speaker: Mr Jan Just Keijser (Nikhef)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      Contrail cloud middleware 4.205

      4.205

      The University of Manchester

      Convener: Michel Drescher (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Contrail cloud middleware support for EGI community platforms 1h 25m
        Speakers: Ad Emmen (Contrail project) , Jens Jensen (STFC)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Operational Services: Operations Management Board - Part I 1.218

      1.218

      The University of Manchester

      This track covers the operational services and tools used by EGI to deliver a federated infrastructure composed of a multitude of national resource providers. The track will comprise a series of community events and workshops to address specific technical areas and shape the future of operations. The main themes of the Operations Services track are:

      • the EGI accounting infrastructure and its evolution towards an integrated system for the accounting of multiple resource types;
      • the EGI operational tools and their adoption by other resource infrastructures for the support of new user communities;
      • the processes, roles and support tools needed for the implementation of a coordinated federated resource pool;
      • the discussion of the operational needs of the major user communities;
      • the adoption of service management best practices in a federated infrastructure for better management of EGI services, which will improve customer experiences.
      Convener: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Operations Management Board 1h 30m
        Speaker: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
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    • 11:00 12:30
      Project Meetings: EGI Council - closed 4.204

      4.204

      The University of Manchester

      URLs for dedicated INDICO meeting containers can be found in the session Contributions.

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        EGI Council (Closed) 1h 30m
        Speaker: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Training: CRM Training 2.218

      2.218

      The University of Manchester

      Three training sessions covering:
      1. The design of OpenMOLE workflows, including how to embed external applications.
      2. Scientific end-users and administrators will gain hands-on experience with the Globus Online service (GO) for reliable, high-performance, and secure file transfers.
      3. First-hand practical information about Globus Toolkit v.5 and a suite of relevant community tools.

      Convener: Goncalo Borges (LIP)
      • 11:00
        EGI CRM Training 1h 30m
        Speakers: Enrique Bayonne Sopo (UPVLC) , Goncalo Borges (LIP) , Joao Antonio Tomasio Pina (LIP)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      VREs: Applications 3.204

      3.204

      The University of Manchester

      How are communities getting access to resources, what gateway technologies are available and how are they evolving?

      Convener: Nuno Ferreira (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        New developments in the Italian Grid Infrastructure services offered via web for the ANSYS engineering suite 20m
        Speaker: Alessandro Costantini (INFN)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        A GEANT4-based Application to Support Intra-Operative Electron Radio-Therapy using the European Grid Infrastructure 20m
        Speaker: Carlo Casarino (LAboratorio di Tecnologie Oncologiche (LATO) - Cefalù (Italy))
        Slides
      • 11:40
        Grid Computing and Data Sonification tools as SaaS for supporting neuroscientists in analysing EEGs of patients affected by drug-resistant epilepsy 20m
        Speaker: Dr Domenico Vicinanza (DANTE)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        VO auger experience with large scale simulations on the grid 20m
        Speaker: Jiri Chudoba (CESNET)
        Slides
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch Break 1h
    • 13:30 15:00
      CA Client Software Workshop 2.219

      2.219

      The University of Manchester

      Manchester, UK

      There are a variety of user interfaces for national Certification Authorities (CAs) across the NGIs. The aim is to bring relevant communities together and "compare notes" so we can see what could be done to make our current software more reusable and seek compatible interfaces.

      Convener: John Kewley (STFC)
      • 13:30
        Workshop on CA client software 5m
        Speakers: Dennis van Dok (FOM) , John Kewley (STFC) , Mischa Salle (FOM) , david meredith (STFC)
        Slides
      • 13:35
        CertWizard 20m
        Speaker: John Kewley (STFC)
        Slides
      • 13:55
        JGridstart: softening the pain of personal certificate management for the DutchGrid community 20m
        Speakers: Dennis van Dok (FOM) , Mischa Salle (FOM)
      • 14:15
        CAPortal 20m
        Speaker: David Meredith (STFC DL)
        Slides
      • 14:35
        Discussion 25m
    • 13:30 15:00
      Communities and Communication: Capturing the grid on video 2.218

      2.218

      The University of Manchester

      Input from the users and communities as well as from across EGI on coordination and communication activity

      Convener: Neasan ONeill (EGI.EU)
      • 13:30
        EGI and Videos: A short introduction 5m
        Speaker: Neasan ONeill (EGI.EU)
      • 13:35
        Stories from the Grid: Episode 1 5m
        The 1st of a series of videos produced for EGI by Een van de jongens. It is short film about how a component of the venom used by the marine cone snail to hunt for food can help to create new painkillers. Researchers are using grid computing to digitally modify molecules found in the venom. The grid allows them to run a lot of trial and error tests extremely quickly to look for the right molecular shape that will be the perfect fit for the pain receptors in humans. Online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tWduGtNRYg
      • 13:40
        Stories from Een van de jongens 20m
        Ramses Singeling from Een van de jongens will talk about creating the Stories from the Grid series and their work with EGI
        Speaker: Mr Ramses Singeling
      • 14:00
        Stories from the Grid: Episode 2 5m
        The second epsiode of Stories from the Grid. The epigonion was the guitar of Ancient Greece but since none survived the passing of time, it hadn't been heard for centuries. Until now. Using a technique called physical modelling, Domenico Vincinanza recreated the sound of the instrument's 48 strings as digital files. With the help of grid computing resources from the European Grid Infrastructure, it took him just a few hours. In a single core computer he would need a month. The epigonion's sounds can now be downloaded and played by any musician using a simple keyboard.
      • 14:05
        Stories from in front of the camera 20m
        Domenico Vicinanza will talk about what it was like making the 2nd Stories from the Grid from the "star's" perspective.
        Speaker: Domenico Vicinanza (DANTE)
      • 14:25
        e-ScienceTalk Video 5m
        Throughout the week the e-ScienceTalk team will be filming, editing and uploading videos of interviews with participants at the Community Forum. One of these will be shown at the session.
      • 14:30
        Doing it quick and dirty 20m
        Stefan Janusz from e-ScienceTalk will discuss doing all of this on the fly and how you can give it a go too.
        Speaker: Dr Stefan Janusz (e-ScienceTalk)
      • 14:50
        Q&A 10m
    • 13:30 15:00
      Operational Services: Operations Management Board - Part II 3.204

      3.204

      The University of Manchester

      This track covers the operational services and tools used by EGI to deliver a federated infrastructure composed of a multitude of national resource providers. The track will comprise a series of community events and workshops to address specific technical areas and shape the future of operations. The main themes of the Operations Services track are:

      • the EGI accounting infrastructure and its evolution towards an integrated system for the accounting of multiple resource types;
      • the EGI operational tools and their adoption by other resource infrastructures for the support of new user communities;
      • the processes, roles and support tools needed for the implementation of a coordinated federated resource pool;
      • the discussion of the operational needs of the major user communities;
      • the adoption of service management best practices in a federated infrastructure for better management of EGI services, which will improve customer experiences.
      Convener: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
    • 13:30 15:00
      Project Meetings: EGI Council - closed 4.204

      4.204

      The University of Manchester

      URLs for dedicated INDICO meeting containers can be found in the session Contributions.

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
    • 13:30 15:00
      Training: Molecular Dynamics Simulations on Grid 1.218

      1.218

      The University of Manchester

      Three training sessions covering:
      1. The design of OpenMOLE workflows, including how to embed external applications.
      2. Scientific end-users and administrators will gain hands-on experience with the Globus Online service (GO) for reliable, high-performance, and secure file transfers.
      3. First-hand practical information about Globus Toolkit v.5 and a suite of relevant community tools.

      Convener: Rossen Apostolov (KTH)
      • 13:30
        Molecular Dynamics Simulations on Grid and HPC systems 1h 30m
        Speakers: Andrea Giachetti (CIRMMP) , Marc Dijk, van (EGI.EU) , Rossen Apostolov (KTH)
        Slides
    • 15:00 15:30
      Coffee Break 30m