EGI Technical Forum 2013 - Madrid

Europe/Madrid
Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
Description
The EGI Technical Forum 2013 will take place from 16 to 20 September in Madrid at the Meliá-Castilla Hotel & Convention Centre. The event is being organised with the support of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain, the Spanish National Research Council and Red IRIS.
In view of the growing impact and recognition that the EGI Forums have had within the grid user community, the following other conferences are also being co-located at this event:
IBERGRID 2013 19-20 Sep
EU-Brazil OpenBIO 18-19 Sep
Open Grid Forum 39 16-18 Sep
CloudPlugFest workshops 18-20 Sep
GlobusEUROPE2013 19 Sep
Co-location of these conferences aims to ensure the event is attractive to a very wide audience of technology and resource providers as well as the leaders who are at the cutting edge of research.
Further details are available via the EGI TF13 Website
Group Photo (Gala Dinner) 1
Group Photo (Gala Dinner) 2
    • 09:30 11:00
      EGI InSPIRE: NILs and Champions Patio 3

      Patio 3

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Please see https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1871
      and register your intent to participate.

      slides
    • 09:30 11:00
      Registration 1h 30m
    • 11:00 11:30
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:30 12:30
      Plenary Session Auditorium

      Auditorium

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Convener: Dr Isabel Plasencia (CSIC)
      • 11:30
        Local Welcome 15m
        Speaker: Dr Isabel Campos (CSIC)
      • 11:45
        IBM Key-note: Emerging Technologies and Trends in the IT sector 15m
        Elisa Martin Garijo is Director of Technology for IBM in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel. She is also the Senior Architect for certified Information Systems and holds the position of Distinguished Engineer and a member of the leadership team of the IBM Academy of Technology. As director of technology, Elisa brings technology and innovation in the country, with the main objective of stimulating intelligent solutions in Spanish companies and institutions that use technology and innovation as drivers for competitiveness. In this presentation Elisa Martin Garijo will address the transfer of innovative experiences and technology to business and society, showing how adding value can be done by connecting customers with IBM Research. A member of the leadership team of the IBM Academy of Technology, Elisa participates in research studies internationally and nationally. She has two patents and has written several collaborations and studies on products and technical processes.
        Speaker: Mrs Elisa Martin Garijo (IBM)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        EGI perspective 30m
        Speaker: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
        Slides
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:30
      EGI Cloud Infrastructure Platform: State of the art & demonstration Auditorium

      Auditorium

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This double-session provides an overview of the current state of the art of the EGI Cloud Infrastructure Platform (CLIP).
      After a brief introduction, Mr. David Blundell of 100% IT begins with a keynote on a commercial Cloud provider's viewpoint and motivation on joining the federation providing the CLIP.
      Next, Mr. David Wallom of OeRC will give an overview of the current state of the art and future plans on the EGI Cloud Infrastructure Platform.
      Following, task leaders from the EGI-InSPIRE project explain in more detail the technical background and current state of implementations of key capabilities of the EGI CLIP.
      The session will conclude with a comprehensive live demonstration of the capabilities of the EGI Cloud Infrastructure Platform, including a live demonstration from the ESA and BioVeL user communities.

      Conveners: David Wallom (OXFORD) , Michel Drescher (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        Welcome 5m
        Speakers: David Wallom (OXFORD) , Michel Drescher (EGI.EU)
      • 14:05
        A commercial provider joining an academic Cloud federation 30m
        Speaker: David Blundell (100 Percent IT Ltd)
        Slides
      • 14:35
        State of the art & future plans 25m
        Speaker: David Wallom (OXFORD)
        Slides
      • 15:00
        Capabilities and Best Practices for Cloud Computing 15m
        Speaker: Bjoern Hagemeier (JUELICH)
        Slides
      • 15:15
        Data Management interface: CDMI for CMF 15m
        Speaker: Ilja Livenson (KTH)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:30
      Evaluating the scientific impact of e-Infrastructures Patio 2

      Patio 2

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      EGI supports world-class research conducted by more than 22,000 scientists and researchers across 50 countries. However, given the distributed nature of EGI and access policies across 200 Virtual Organisations, it is difficult to understand the excellent science being done thanks to the use of e-Infrastructures. In turn, demonstration of this impact to governments and funding agencies is hindered, which leads to increased uncertainty of future funding. A number of activities are taking place across the e-Infrastructure community to increase this knowledge and thus promote scientific results and impact. In particular, collaboration has been established with the OpenAIRE to provide the necessary services to tackle this issue. This session will provide an update on the progress of the implementation of the new processes, tools and services for the tracking of scientific output made through EGI and to better map the scientific impact.

      Convener: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        Motivation and Approach 20m
        Speaker: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 14:20
        OpenAIRE: New Functionalities to Support Communities 30m
        Speaker: Paolo Manghi (CNR ISTI)
        Slides
      • 14:50
        Q&A/Discussion 40m
    • 14:00 15:30
      NIL networking session Patio 3

      Patio 3

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      The aim of this session is to bring the NGI International Liaisons (NILs) together to discuss how to push forward the strategic non-operational activities taking place within the EGI ecosystem. These activities include outreach to and engagement with new and existing user communities, marketing & communications or training.

      Building on feedback from previous meetings at the EGI forums, the NIL session will be structured as an interactive discussion with an open agenda. This move from the classic format organised around individual presentations, will provide a better opportunity to make the most of the NILs collective experience and expertise. The result will be a focused discussion about how to proceed with non-operational issues and a stronger NIL network at work for the benefit of the wider EGI community.

      Convener: Neasan ONeill (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        NIL networking session 1h 30m
        Speakers: Neasan ONeill (EGI.EU) , Sara Coelho (EGI.EU)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Open Grid Forum 39: Basic Execution Services Working Group (BES-WG) Comendador

      Comendador

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Please refer to separate OGF programme at
      http://www.ogf.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/events/ogf-39

    • 14:00 15:30
      Open Grid Forum 39: Grid Resource Allocation Agreement Protocol Working Group (GRAAP-WG)

      Please refer to separate OGF programme at
      http://www.ogf.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/events/ogf-39

    • 14:00 15:30
      Resource Centre Forum Hidalgo

      Hidalgo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This is the V meeting of the Resource Centre Forum, which puts together experts and representatives from the EGI Resource Centres and EGI user communities to discuss operational and technical issues that concern various topics such as:
      - support of MPI,
      - resource allocation to user groups,
      - deployment of new technologies like GPGUS,
      - local configuration systems, etc.
      The goal of the Resource Centre Forum is to improve support to multiple disciplines, foster collaboration between Resource Centres from different NGIs and to allow sharing of expertise between them. This 3 h session is aimed at VO operations managers, to site representatives and NGI operations teams.

      Convener: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        Resource Centre Forum 10m
        Speaker: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 14:10
        GPGPU workshop: Introduction 20m
        How best to facilitate the integration of General Purpose Graphic Processing Units (GPGPUs) into the European Grid Infrastructure as first-class grid resources was discussed at the last EGI Community Forum in Manchester. The focus of this session is: i) a look at some of the intermediate results since this meeting; and ii) and to look at how the community of resource providers and users can drive this process forward through a new proposed GPGPU Working Group.
        Speaker: John Walsh (TCD)
      • 14:30
        GPGPU workshop: SESSION I Describe and advertize GPGPU resources 30m
        One of the crucial steps in the GPGPU integration process is how to describe and advertise these resources through the Grid Information System. This session will see the presentation of (basic) preliminary experiments and results on a non-production testbed using the current GlueSchema support for Cluster/SubCluster Resources.
        Speaker: John Walsh (TCD)
        Slides
      • 15:00
        GPGPU Workshop SESSION II: GPGPU working group, discussion of mandate 30m
        Discussion around the constitution of a GPGPU Working Group. There will be an open-discussion on the objective and goals of the working group.
        Speaker: John Walsh (TCD)
        Slides
        WG proposal
    • 14:00 15:30
      Training on security system logging and auditing Patio 1

      Patio 1

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Various components of operating systems as well as grid middleware typically produce a lot of information about their operations. The logs contain important details and are invaluable source of information that is important to reveal misconfigurations, etc. Logs also play very important role during investigation of security incidents since they make it possible to track down activites of users and applications.

      In the sessions we will present best practices about how logs can be collected and what tools are needed to establish a central logging instance. We will also present current works focusing on efficient log management.

      We will try to collect people from other NGIs that have experience in this area to share during the sessions.

      The expected audience of the session is the site administrators and security officers.

      Convener: Daniel Kouril (CESNET)
      • 14:00
        Training on security system logging and auditing 1h 30m
        Speakers: Daniel Kouril (CESNET) , Radoslav Bodo (CESNET)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:30
      gUSE/WS-PGRADE tutorial Doblón

      Doblón

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This tutorial is organized as a training session where administrators and developers of science gateways will be able to learn the technical basis of gUSE/WS-PGRADE. SCI-BUS is a project with 15 partners, 6 subcontractors and 4 associated partners that are developing their own gateways: they are part of the target audience expected in the session as well as several participants around other Science Gateway projects or gUSE/WS-PGRADE technology.

      The tutorial is organized as an extension of other training activities carried out by the project as the Code Camp 2012 or the Summer School 2013 (http://www.sci-bus.eu/tutorials). Attendees are expected to learn about the gUSE/WS-PGRADE technology and they will be able keep in touch with the main technical team of the project.

      Convener: Ms Elisa Cauhe (UNIZAR-BIFI)
      • 14:00
        gUSE/WS-PGRADE tutorial 1h 30m
        This tutorial is organized as a training session where administrators and developers of science gateways will be able to learn the technical basis of gUSE/WS-PGRADE. SCI-BUS is a project with 15 partners, 6 subcontractors and 4 associated partners that are developing their own gateways: they are part of the target audience expected in the session as well as several participants around other Science Gateway projects or gUSE/WS-PGRADE technology. The tutorial is organized as an extension of other training activities carried out by the project as the Code Camp 2012 or the Summer School 2013 (http://www.sci-bus.eu/tutorials). Attendees are expected to learn about the gUSE/WS-PGRADE technology and they will be able keep in touch with the main technical team of the project.
        Speakers: Peter Kacsuk (MTA SZTAKI) , Zoltan Farkas (MTA SZTAKI)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      Business and governance models for technology providers Patio 2

      Patio 2

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      e-Infrastructure communities heavily rely on third party software and technology providers, both for infrastructure service providers and the researchers that use them. Some technology providers that have supported EGI over the last years were co-funded through EC projects (e.g. EMI, IGE). For the first time in the last decade, the co-funding mechanism of the EC has no continuity and the involved organisations are exploring new business models and governance structures to continue deliver their value to the e-infrastructures community (eg. See the MeDIA initiative). This session aims at discussing the emerging business models, governance frameworks and their relationship to EGI in order to support the discussion on the best way forward.

      Convener: Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        EGI Software Supply Management 20m
        Similar to many e-Infrastructure communities, EGI relies on third party software and technology providers to deliver solutions to a vast array of research communities. Some technology providers that have supported EGI over the last years were co-funded through EC projects, which are now transitioning to new business models and governance structures to continue deliver their value to the e-infrastructures community. As an open ICT ecosystem that relies on such third party technology providers and product teams for the required software or innovation, clearly defining what services are being offered and by whom is required to allow for the most appropriate and effective agreement to be established following service management best practices. There are a number of agreements that are dictated by the service offered such as SLAs, OLAs, MoUs and underpinning contracts. EGI is developing SLA templates for technology and service providers to complement the OLA framework with resource providers to ensure service continuity on the technical level. This framework ensures interoperation of operational services, QoS, and enforces a common set of policies and procedures. The federated nature of EGI also requires an unusual approach to service management, which affects how EGI manages its software supply. Through dedicated consultancy as a client partner within the FedSM project, EGI is developing related processes and procedures according the FitSM standard (ITIL best practices tailored for federated environments) in order to better interact with technology providers. Therefore this presentation will cover the following main areas: 1.) Opportunities: Why engage with EGI (e.g. value proposition, benefits, opportunities) 2.) Software Supply Management: How to engage - processes, procedures and agreements (e.g. SLAs, Contracts) 3.) Services: What is offered by EGI for Technology Providers 4.) Open Questions: What we need to know from Technology Providers and Product Teams
        Speaker: Michel Drescher (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 16:20
        The MeDIA Initiative: Governance Models and Technology Supply Management 20m
        As a result of the EMI project’s success for the collaborative development and support of middleware in Europe, the majority of the former EMI product teams have decided to stay in touch to optimise ongoing and future collaborative work to the benefit of their customers. In order to simplify interactions between the teams, they agreed to build MeDIA, an open, lightweight umbrella collaboration to essentially coordinate networking activities, keep track of ongoing collaborative work and support the instantiation of new middleware solutions and innovation activities. Established in April 2013, MeDIA is building up a web presence and is currently in the process of agreeing on some basic procedures on how to handle development team interactions and collaborations. This presentation is intended to: 1.) Provide an overview of the MeDIA collaboration: Main Objectives and Governance Models 2.) Describe the opportunities and services available for EGI and development teams, the possibilities of collaboration and the benefits for user communities and the resource providers 3.) Offer a call for suggestions for collaborative development activities and improvement measures for working together.
        Speaker: Patrick Fuhrmann (DESY)
        Slides
      • 16:40
        INFN Product Teams: Engaging with EGI 20m
        Speaker: Cristina Aiftimiei (INFN)
        Slides
      • 17:00
        Panel Discussion: Process, Procedures, Agreements and Improvements 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      EGI Cloud Infrastructure Platform: State of the art & demonstration Auditorium

      Auditorium

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This double-session provides an overview of the current state of the art of the EGI Cloud Infrastructure Platform (CLIP).
      After a brief introduction, Mr. David Blundell of 100% IT begins with a keynote on a commercial Cloud provider's viewpoint and motivation on joining the federation providing the CLIP.
      Next, Mr. David Wallom of OeRC will give an overview of the current state of the art and future plans on the EGI Cloud Infrastructure Platform.
      Following, task leaders from the EGI-InSPIRE project explain in more detail the technical background and current state of implementations of key capabilities of the EGI CLIP.
      The session will conclude with a comprehensive live demonstration of the capabilities of the EGI Cloud Infrastructure Platform, including a live demonstration from the ESA and BioVeL user communities.

      Conveners: David Wallom (OXFORD) , Michel Drescher (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        Dynamic VM management: Using OCCI for computational Clouds 15m
        Speaker: Marc-Elian Begin (SixSq)
      • 16:15
        Dynamic Application Deployment in Clouds 15m
        Speaker: Enol Fernandez (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        VM Management interface: OCCI for CMF 15m
        Speaker: Boris Parak (CESNET)
        Slides
      • 16:45
        Demonstration of the Federated Clouds Infrastructure including a live demonstration from the ESA and BioVeL user communities 45m
        Speakers: Daniele Lezzi (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) , David Wallom (OXFORD) , Salvatore Pinto (EGI.EU)
        Poster
        Slides
    • 16:00 17:30
      Hands on setting up a NGI Security Service Challenge Patio 1

      Patio 1

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      please see more detail on this session and register to participate here:
      https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1850

      Convener: Dr Sven Gabriel (FOM)
    • 16:00 17:30
      NIL networking session Patio 3

      Patio 3

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      The aim of this session is to bring the NGI International Liaisons (NILs) together to discuss how to push forward the strategic non-operational activities taking place within the EGI ecosystem. These activities include outreach to and engagement with new and existing user communities, marketing & communications or training.

      Building on feedback from previous meetings at the EGI forums, the NIL session will be structured as an interactive discussion with an open agenda. This move from the classic format organised around individual presentations, will provide a better opportunity to make the most of the NILs collective experience and expertise. The result will be a focused discussion about how to proceed with non-operational issues and a stronger NIL network at work for the benefit of the wider EGI community.

      Convener: Neasan ONeill (EGI.EU)
    • 16:00 17:30
      Open Grid Forum 39: Job Submission Description Language Working Group (JSDL-WG) Comendador

      Comendador

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Please refer to separate OGF programme at
      http://www.ogf.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/events/ogf-39

    • 16:00 17:30
      Open Grid Forum 39: Network Service Interface Working Group (NSI-WG)

      Please refer to separate OGF programme at
      http://www.ogf.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/events/ogf-39

    • 16:00 17:30
      Resource Centre Forum Hidalgo

      Hidalgo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This is the V meeting of the Resource Centre Forum, which puts together experts and representatives from the EGI Resource Centres and EGI user communities to discuss operational and technical issues that concern various topics such as:
      - support of MPI,
      - resource allocation to user groups,
      - deployment of new technologies like GPGUS,
      - local configuration systems, etc.
      The goal of the Resource Centre Forum is to improve support to multiple disciplines, foster collaboration between Resource Centres from different NGIs and to allow sharing of expertise between them. This 3 h session is aimed at VO operations managers, to site representatives and NGI operations teams.

      Convener: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        EGI Resource Allocation: objectives, brokerage model and process 15m
        Speaker: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
        First call for EGI Resource Pool
        Slides
      • 16:15
        Resource allocation procedure, pool and SLA specifications 15m
        Speaker: Alessandro Costantini (INFN)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        Tool demonstration 15m
        Speakers: Magda Szopa (CYFRONET) , Mr T. Szepieniec (CYFRONET)
        Slides
      • 16:45
        Using puppet to configure grid middleware: the DPM and LSF experience 15m
        Speakers: Mr Martin Hellmich (CERN) , Michail Salichos (CERN)
        Slides
      • 17:00
        Puppet and Cobbler for the configuration of multiple grid sites 15m
        Speaker: Mr Emir Imamagic (SRCE)
        Slides
      • 17:15
        Towards an Agile Infrastructure: IFCA experience 15m
        Speakers: Mr Alvaro Lopez Garcia (CSIC) , Pablo Orviz (CSIC)
        Slides
    • 16:00 17:30
      Services and platforms for VREs Doblón

      Doblón

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      The double session brings together the work of the technology providers already contributing to the EGI ecosystem, and the developers of new solutions that are thought to address new use cases for the EGI user communities and resource providers.

      What are now the priorities and the technical roadmaps of the product teams after the end of the European funded middleware projects? What can be the contribution of new technology provider to the EGI technological ecosystem? How the new products and new features can improve or change the users' workflows and the processes of who manages the resource centres?

      The session focuses on the services that provide access to distributed resources: compute resources, storage and data management and the services that enable the federation of the infrastructure.

      Conveners: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU) , Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        Services and platforms for VREs 5m
        Speakers: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU) , Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
      • 16:05
        VOMS support, MyProxy Tool, and Globus Online Tool in GSISSH-Term 20m
        GSISSH-Term is a Java-based terminal client for GSISSH/SSH interactive access. It is a one click install and launch client (Java WebStart) with many tools included, like VO Management Tool, MyProxy Tool, and Globus Online Tool, to make using the Grid, particularly EGI, a breeze. This customised and improved version of GSISSH-Term is a branchout from the NGS-maintained version.
        Speaker: Siew Hoon Leong (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 16:25
        dCache new use cases and new features 20m
        - New dCache features - New use cases and our reaction to them - Structure of our product team post big middleware projects
        Speaker: Christian Bernardt (DESY IT)
        Slides
      • 16:45
        ARC plans and releases 20m
        - ARC Control Tower - ARC clients on Windows - Other developments and plans
        Speakers: Jon Kerr Nilsen (UIO) , Jon Nilsen (UIO)
        Slides
      • 17:05
        QosCosGrid Middleware - Tools and Services for Advanced Job Management, Advance Reservation and Co-allocation of Computing Resources 25m
        The QosCosGrid (QCG) middleware is an integrated system offering advanced job and resource management capabilities to deliver to end-users supercomputer-like performance and structure. By connecting many distributed computing resources together, QCG offers highly efficient mapping, execution and monitoring capabilities for variety of applications, such as parameter sweep, workflows, MPI or hybrid MPI-OpenMP. Thanks to QosCosGrid, largescale applications, multi-scale or complex computing models can be automatically distributed over a network of computing resources with guaranteed QoS. The middleware provides also a set of unique features, such as advance reservation, co-allocation of distributed computing resources, support for interactive tasks.
        Speaker: Tomasz Piontek (ICBP)
        Slides
    • 18:00 19:00
      Welcome Reception and Cocktail 1h
    • 09:00 10:30
      Plenary Session Auditorium

      Auditorium

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Convener: Claire Devereux (STFC)
      • 09:00
        EC Perspective on DCIs and Horizon 2020 30m
        The talk will focus on how the policy of the European Commission on Distributed Computing infrastructures and how these can address the increasing needs of research communities for processing massive amounts of data and experimenting in silico. The talk will present policies and actions expected for e-Infrastructures under Horizon 2020, how Cloud Computing becomes part of the solution, and provide an update on the recent Call for proposals for exa-scale computing. Luis C. BUSQUETS PÉREZ has been working in the ICT sector for more than 15 years. Since 2006 he is an official of the European Commission and has collaborated in the updating of the European ICT standardisation policy and competition case handling in the IT sector. In 2011, Luis joined the e-infrastructures unit and is the project officer for the most of the DCI projects, e.g. EGI-InSPIRE and Helix Nebula.
        Speaker: Luis C. BUSQUETS PÉREZ (European Commission)
        Slides
      • 09:30
        Bringing Private Cloud Computing to HPC and Science: Present and Future 30m
        HPC-optimized clouds provide access to flexible and elastic scientific and technical computing to solve complex problems and drive innovation. This talk will describe the most demanded features for building HPC and science clouds. Using real-life case studies from leading research and industry organizations, the talks will illustrate how OpenNebula effectively addresses the challenges of cloud usage, scheduling, security, networking and storage. The keynote will end with a view of the future of private Clouds in HPC and science, and comment on the grid as the foundation of cloud federation.
        Speaker: Ignacio M. Llorente (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
        Slides
      • 10:00
        Computing Testbed as a Service - CTaaS in FutureGrid 30m
        https://portal.futuregrid.org/ We describe our experience in providing Computing Testbed as a Service CTaaS in FutureGrid with lessons for the Future. We give an overview of the operating model as now and looking forward. We give details of partners, hardware and services offered and go through sample projects in the fore areas computer science, domain science, education and technology evaluation/testing. We describe relation of FutureGrid to other academic and commercial systems. We describe key CTaaS technology including security, image/appliance management, monitoring/metrics, and dynamic provisioning. We consider it as an onramp with cloud/HPC bursting to other systems. Fox received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University and is now distinguished professor of Informatics and Computing, and Physics at Indiana University where he is director of the Community Grids Laboratory and Associate Dean for Research at the School of Informatics and Computing. He currently works in applying computer science to Bioinformatics, Sensor Clouds, Earthquake and Ice-sheet Science, and Particle Physics. He is principal investigator of FutureGrid – a facility to enable development of new approaches to computing. He has experience in online education and its use in MOOC’s for areas like Data and Computational Science. He is a Fellow of APS and ACM.
        Speaker: Dr Geoffrey Fox (Indiana Uni)
        Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Changing the AAI services landscape Auditorium

      Auditorium

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      The goal of the workshop is to gather feedback from the EGI communities to be used as an input for the definition of the IOTA profile.
      During the Community Forum, the Federated AAI workshop included a presentation about the "Light-weight Identity Vetting Environment" authentication profile under definition within IGTF. Using the input from several identity providers and non-EGI resource providers, the profile has been further developed so as to relax some of the requirements presented during the Forum AAI workshop.
      This workshop follows up and extends the authentication profile discussion.
      The workshop aims to: * Present the new Identifier-Only Trust Assurance (IOTA) profile to the EGI communities * Get feedback from the EGI resource providers about the profile profile minimum requirements to enable the CAs in the resource centres (e.g. minimum incident response, traceability or ID common name). * Get feedback from the EGI user communities about how a differentiate level of assurance 'can bring in'/'reach out to' new users.

      Conveners: David Groep (FOM) , David Kelsey (STFC)
      • 11:00
        Changing the AAI landscape 15m
        Speaker: David Kelsey (STFC)
        Slides
      • 11:15
        IGTF assurance levels 20m
        Speaker: David Kelsey (STFC)
        Paper
        Slides
      • 11:35
        IOTA questions to RPs and discussion 45m
        Speaker: David Kelsey (STFC)
        Slides
      • 12:20
        Conclusions 10m
        Speaker: David Kelsey (STFC)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Cloud computing: Lightning talks Patio 2

      Patio 2

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This session introduces a new concept to the EGI community: Lightning talks.
      On the background of an established platform (the EGI Cloud Infrastructure Platform), a number of invited contributors introduce a topic of their choice in a very succinct and time-constrained manner to the audience.
      Within a timeslot of 5 minutes (3-4 minutes talk, 1-2 minutes Q&A) each of the six speakers will highlight the benefit of their solution, offering or needs (as Technology Provider, Resource Provider or Research Community, respectively) and how it will add value to the EGI Cloud Infrastructure Platform ecosystem.
      After a brief voting, three speakers will be invited to come forward and provide more information in a dedicated 10 minutes timeslot each, and to further discuss specific collaborations and actions for the time ahead.

      Convener: Michel Drescher (EGI.EU)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Delivering your Key Message - Communications for Champions Hidalgo

      Hidalgo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Please register at https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1869


      Following a distance learning seminar delivered via a webinar in June, this training session will add practical face to face practice and experience to the previous theory.
      The training will simulate real and potentially stressful conditions where experts can face confrontational interviewers and audiences. Video recording of practical sessions and follow up analysis of behaviours will enhance the learning experience.
      The session will be led by Martin Ince and Wendy Barnaby, two highly experienced experts from the world of professional media - intended for EGI Champions.

      Convener: Richard McLennan (EGI.EU)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Hands-on training in Security Forensics Patio 1

      Patio 1

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Full agenda and register to join this training at:
      https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1811

      This security training event is aimed at experienced Linux administrators. Similar training events have been held at a number of recent meetings and have been very popular.

      The participants will learn basic incident response and forensic skills in a virtualized environment. After a couple of introductory lectures on field forensics and incident response, most of the time will be taken up by a tournament where the participants form teams that are given full root access to simulated HPC sites. Their task is to defend against and analyze realistic attacks of increasing sophistication, while keeping their systems up and running. The teams will be scored on their performance! At the end of the event we will discuss the findings. The crucial point here is to find how the site was attacked and which steps could be taken to prevent this from happening again. This should result in some best practices on how to reduce the attack surface of your site.

      The maximum number of participants will be 18, on a first come, first served basis

      Convener: Leif Nixon (LIU)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Helix Nebula Workshop: Interoperability among e-Infrastructures and Commercial Clouds Patio 3

      Patio 3

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      The EC-funded Helix Nebula project is a step towards a European cloud-based scientific e-Infrastructure composed of resources and services from commercial and publicly owned providers. This workshop is an opportunity to share the progress on interoperability and integration activities performed over the last year. The following aspects will be addressed: technical standards road-mapping, service management in federated infrastructures, security guidelines and recommendations, and business models for sustainable coexistence of private and publicly funded organisations.
      This workshop tackles a key topic in the area of federated clouds and can be beneficial for many stakeholders in the area, especially for policy and decision makers. (See brochure http://go.egi.eu/hnws3-brochure)

      Convener: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Helix Nebula Workshop: Interoperability among e-Infrastructures and Commercial Clouds 10m
        Speaker: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 11:10
        Interoperability Roadmap 30m
        Speaker: Carmela Asero (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 11:40
        Business models for publicly funded e-Infrastructures in Helix Nebula 30m
        Speaker: Ms Julia Doll (SAP)
        Slides
      • 12:10
        Connecting Helix Nebula to the Research & Education Network 20m
        Speaker: Roberto Sabatino (DANTE)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      Open Grid Forum 39: Combined session Comendador

      Comendador

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Please refer to separate OGF programme at
      http://www.ogf.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/events/ogf-39

      • 11:00
        Certificate Authority Operations Working Group (CAOPS-WG) 20m
      • 11:20
        Identity DELegation Working Group (IDEL-WG) 20m
      • 11:40
        VOMS attribute PROCessing Working Group (VOMS-PROC-WG) 20m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Open Grid Forum 39: Network Service Interface Working Group (NSI-WG) Escudo

      Escudo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Please refer to separate OGF programme at
      http://www.ogf.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/events/ogf-39

    • 11:00 12:30
      Operations integration Doblón

      Doblón

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Session will include a presentation of the integration activities conducted to facilitate data access, transfer, replication and processing across EGI, EUDAT and PRACE.
      The session is aimed at representatives of new user communities, NGI operations, and representatives of other e-Infrastructures.
      During the session status and next steps in integration activities of new infrastructures and user communities will be presented.

      Convener: Malgorzata Krakowian (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Operations integration 3m
        Speaker: Malgorzata Krakowian (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 11:03
        CHAIN-REDS & EGI Interoperation 20m
        Speaker: Kostas Koumantaros (GRNET)
        Slides
      • 11:23
        Integration of Desktop Grids: current status and plans 12m
        Speaker: Dr Robert Lovas (MTA SZTAKI)
        Slides
      • 11:35
        Accounting and Interoperability with OSG and XSEDE 15m
        Speaker: Dr John Gordon (STFC)
        Slides
      • 11:50
        EGI-OSG collaboration 20m
        This presentation will provide an opportunity to discuss the following items: - implementation of a EGI-OSG CVMFS infrastructure, - publishing of accounting data to the EGI repository for new VOs (like enmr.eu), - actions to be undertaken to support new international VOs - enmr.eu interoperability
        Speaker: Rob Quick (Open Science Grid)
        Slides
      • 12:10
        EGI-XSEDE integration 20m
        This presentation will cover the following topics: - A discussion of support process and ticket system overviews (XSEDE uses RT) and how to integrate or coordinate tickets (help/trouble requests) - Overview of XSEDE resource allocation and brainstorming on how we might coordinate an XSEDE-EGI-OSG allocation - XSEDE Accounting system overview and discussion of whether there is a need to exchange accounting information - Potential services for interfacing to compute and storage resources (UNICORE, Globus Online, GridFTP, etc.) - Authentication overview and integration (Globus PKI for example).
        Speaker: Victor Gene Hazlewood (XSEDE)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      Training on GLUE 2 information validation Toledo

      Toledo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS TRAINING EVENT AT:
      https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1781

      DETAILED AGENDA: https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1781

      The glue-validator command is a very useful command for system administrators and middleware developers who want to validate whether the information published by the service they are managing or developing is compliant with Glue 2.0. In particular, the glue-validator is able to validate against the EGI profile for GLUE 2.0

      This training will present the glue-validator and how to validate the information published by a site or a resource against the EGI profile for GLUE 2.0. It will present the different command line options and possible output formats. The training will explain how to deal with the different failure messages from a practical point of view. An overview of the deployment of GLUE 2 validation in production will be introduced, explaining what type of errors will raise alarms for the sites and how support to sites will be given by ROD. Finally, details on the status of GLUE 2 will be presented, highlighting the most common errors and what to do to overcome them.

      Convener: Maria Pradillo (CERN)
      • 11:00
        Training on GLUE 2 information validation 1h 30m
        • Part I: Technical details of glue-validator and hands-on tutorial
        • Part II: GLUE 2 validation in the EGI production infrastructure
        • Part III: Common errors in GLUE 2 publication and how to fix them
        Speaker: Maria Pradillo (CERN)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:30
      Delivering your Key Message - Communications for Champions Hidalgo

      Hidalgo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Please register at https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1869


      Following a distance learning seminar delivered via a webinar in June, this training session will add practical face to face practice and experience to the previous theory.
      The training will simulate real and potentially stressful conditions where experts can face confrontational interviewers and audiences. Video recording of practical sessions and follow up analysis of behaviours will enhance the learning experience.
      The session will be led by Martin Ince and Wendy Barnaby, two highly experienced experts from the world of professional media - intended for EGI Champions.

      Convener: Richard McLennan (EGI.EU)
    • 14:00 15:30
      EGI Federated Clouds Task F2F Patio 2

      Patio 2

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This session is dedicated to a F2F meeting for the EGI Federated Clouds Task.
      Participants will discuss and identify the next steps according to the roadmap.

      Convener: Michel Drescher (EGI.EU)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Hands-on training in Security Forensics Patio 1

      Patio 1

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Full agenda and register to join this training at:
      https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1811

      This security training event is aimed at experienced Linux administrators. Similar training events have been held at a number of recent meetings and have been very popular.

      The participants will learn basic incident response and forensic skills in a virtualized environment. After a couple of introductory lectures on field forensics and incident response, most of the time will be taken up by a tournament where the participants form teams that are given full root access to simulated HPC sites. Their task is to defend against and analyze realistic attacks of increasing sophistication, while keeping their systems up and running. The teams will be scored on their performance! At the end of the event we will discuss the findings. The crucial point here is to find how the site was attacked and which steps could be taken to prevent this from happening again. This should result in some best practices on how to reduce the attack surface of your site.

      The maximum number of participants will be 18, on a first come, first served basis

      Convener: Leif Nixon (LIU)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Helix Nebula Workshop: Interoperability among e-Infrastructures and Commercial Clouds Patio 3

      Patio 3

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      The EC-funded Helix Nebula project is a step towards a European cloud-based scientific e-Infrastructure composed of resources and services from commercial and publicly owned providers. This workshop is an opportunity to share the progress on interoperability and integration activities performed over the last year. The following aspects will be addressed: technical standards road-mapping, service management in federated infrastructures, security guidelines and recommendations, and business models for sustainable coexistence of private and publicly funded organisations.
      This workshop tackles a key topic in the area of federated clouds and can be beneficial for many stakeholders in the area, especially for policy and decision makers. (See brochure http://go.egi.eu/hnws3-brochure)

      Convener: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        Deploying Helix Nebula flagship applications in a hybrid scenario 20m
        Speaker: Salvatore Pinto (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 14:20
        FitSM: lightweight standards for service management in federated cloud 30m
        Speaker: Owen Appleton (Emergence Tech Limited)
        Slides
      • 14:50
        Fujitsu: HPC Simplicity for Cloud and Grid providers (Sponsor presentation) 20m
        Speaker: Adriano Galano (Fujitsu)
        Slides
      • 15:10
        Discussion/Wrap up/Conclusion 20m
        Speaker: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:30
      Open Grid Forum 39: GLUE Working Group (GLUE-WG) Toledo

      Toledo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Please refer to separate OGF programme at
      http://www.ogf.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/events/ogf-39

    • 14:00 15:30
      Open Grid Forum 39: Network Service Interface Working Group (NSI-WG) Escudo

      Escudo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Please refer to separate OGF programme at
      http://www.ogf.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/events/ogf-39

    • 14:00 15:30
      Open Grid Forum 39: Simple API for Grid Applications Working Group (SAGA-WG) Comendador

      Comendador

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Please refer to separate OGF programme at
      http://www.ogf.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/events/ogf-39

    • 14:00 15:30
      Science Gateway Frameworks Auditorium

      Auditorium

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This session will feature presentations about the science gateway frameworks that exist and are offered by the EGI community for scientific communities. Science gateway frameworks simplify the setup of community-specific Virtual Research Environments that integrate tools, applications, data collections for scientific users, and provide simple interfaces to interact with resources and services of the EGI. Providers of science gateway frameworks will be invited using the up to date entries of the EGI Applications Database as a basis.

      Besides the presentations about the latest capabilities of the frameworks, a generic presentation will highlight the support that exists in EGI for the science gateway community.

      Conveners: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU) , Nuno Ferreira (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        Reproducible e-science with GridSpace2 platform 20m
        The subject of this talk focuses on the aspect of reproducibility in e-scientific computational experiments. Credibility, verifiability and transparency brought by reproducibility are of the essence in sound scientific research yet hard to achieve across administrative domains and variety of information technologies in ever changing e-scientist's work environment. To remedy these problems the GridSpace2, a web-oriented distributed computing platform, was adapted to accommodate the aspect of reproducibility. The talk will present the platform itself as well as the organizational model and architecture for enabling reproducibility in federated e-infrastructures.
        Speaker: Eryk Ciepiela (CYFRONET)
        Slides
      • 14:20
        Easy Development and Integration of Science Gateways with Vine Toolkit in production. 20m
        The advanced web-based graphic and multimedia oriented user interfaces (GUIs) designed for scientists and engineers could change the way users collaborate, share computing experiments and data, and work together to solve day-to-day problems. Moreover, future science and engineering gateways will influence the way users will not only access their data, but also control and monitor their demanding computing simulations using the Internet. To allow users to interact remotely with clusters, supercomputers and large-scale computing environments in a more interactive and visual manner, we present example Science Gateways for different scientific applications used by communities in the PL-Grid infrastructure. The PL-Grid portal has been successfully integrated with Vine Toolkit it offers now users a set of gateways connected to all production grid sites in Poland. In a nutshell, Vine Toolkit is a modular, extensible and easy-to-use tool that can be used as a graphical web front-end for remote job and data management. It also offers high-level Application Programming Interface (API) for various applications, visualization components and building blocks to allow interoperability between HPC and grid technologies, such as QosCosGrid, gLite, Unicore, iRODS, etc. It supports Adobe Flex and BlazeDS technologies to help developers quickly prototype and build advanced and rich web applications similar to many stand-alone GUIs. Additionally, Vine Toolkit has been integrated with well-known open source web frameworks, such as Liferay and Gridsphere. In this presentation, we briefly describe new technological solutions relevant to advanced scientific and engineering portals driven by various requirements defined by experts in chemistry, molecular physics, nanotechnology and nanomechanics.
        Speaker: Mr Mariusz Mamoński (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center)
        Slides
      • 14:40
        The use of the SCMS-EMI as scientific gateway in BCC of NGI_UA 20m
        SCMS-EMI system ( http://appdb.egi.eu/#p=L2FwcHMvZGV0YWlscz9pZD03MjI= ) is an integral part of the open cluster management system SCMS-PRO (http://scms.pro/, http://scms.pro/files/print/brochure.pdf ) and has been established at the end of last year in the Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (BITP), who is also the BCC (Basic Coordination Centre) of the Ukrainian Grid. The presentation demonstrates the use of the SCMS-EMI as scientific gateway by cluster users of BITP in solving problems of biophysics, nano-technology, metal-physics, superconductivity via the quantum-chemical calculations, molecular dynamics, and special techniques combined with the use of EGI Grid resources. Members are scientists, professionals in their areas and SCMS-EMI allows them not to delve into the details of the operating environment of the grid-cluster.
        Speaker: Sergiy Svistunov (Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics NAS Urkaine)
        Slides
      • 15:00
        Exposing WS-PGRADE/gUSE for large user communities 20m
        In our talk we would like to introduce the new developments of WS-PGRADE/gUSE, that enable exploitation of the technology by larger user communities: the robot certificate extension, the performance improvements and the possibility to use the Data Bridge for storage management through the Data Browser portlet. The robot certificate extension enables the usage of workflows containing credential-dependent DCIs without the need to posses such credentials (in line with the EGI VO Portal policy document). The performance improvement highly increases the job capacity and job throughput of WS-PGRADE/gUSE, thus the technology is feasible for communities with larger workflows and large number of users as well. Finally, the Data Browser portlet enables to manage data located on storage resources supported by the Data Bridge service.
        Speaker: Peter Kacsuk (MTA SZTAKI)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:30
      User Community Board Doblón

      Doblón

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      GO TO THE AGENDA:
      https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1851

      The User Community Board develops policies, strategy and technical priorities concerning the deployment of the production infrastructure by the main EGI user comies munities.
      In this session the evolution user communities are invited to meet with NGI operations to discuss technical requirements, new use cases, problems that are experienced with the use of the infrastructure and its tools for monitoring, accounting and support.
      This session is aimed at user communities, the NGI operations managers and the partners responsible of EGI operations services and tools.

      Convener: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        User Community Board 1h 30m
        Speaker: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      CloudWatch Cloud standards profile workshop Patio 2

      Patio 2

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This CloudWatch workshop on Cloud standards profiles is the first out of a total of six workshops over the project's course of two years.
      Speakers are invited to present real-world cases that are not supported by existing Cloud standards. Where available, strawman or proof-of-concept extensions and profiles to existing Cloud standards should be included in these presentations.
      The goal of this specific workshop is to identify a first set of use cases that require profiling, together with candidate Standards Development Organisations that may host a relevant working group.
      Potential topics for discussion are:
      - Authentication (e.g. extending RFC2617 with complex tokens)
      - Contextualisation extension for OCCI

      Conveners: Ms Linda Strick (Fraunhofer FOKUS) , Michel Drescher (EGI.EU) , Mr Peter Deussen (Fraunhofer FOKUS)
    • 16:00 17:30
      Community-Driven Innovation - Joining People to Achieve More Hidalgo

      Hidalgo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      The purpose of this session is to provide a platform on which EGI's VTs and Mini-projects explain how grid computing issues can be addressed by well formed groups of people working together across a dispersed Virtual Team environment. To be successful, such 'teams' rely on the formation of closely knit Human Networks through which effective communication and coordination activities can take place. VT and Mini-project leaders will report on their project results, showing how the project was planned, how the size of the team was established, how results were validated and all these activities depend on successful human networks. Semi-flash (less than 10 min) type presentations will be delivered by both current and completed VTs and Mini-projects.

      Convener: Richard McLennan (EGI.EU)
    • 16:00 17:30
      Hands-on training in Security Forensics Patio 1

      Patio 1

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Full agenda and register to join this training at:
      https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1811

      This security training event is aimed at experienced Linux administrators. Similar training events have been held at a number of recent meetings and have been very popular.

      The participants will learn basic incident response and forensic skills in a virtualized environment. After a couple of introductory lectures on field forensics and incident response, most of the time will be taken up by a tournament where the participants form teams that are given full root access to simulated HPC sites. Their task is to defend against and analyze realistic attacks of increasing sophistication, while keeping their systems up and running. The teams will be scored on their performance! At the end of the event we will discuss the findings. The crucial point here is to find how the site was attacked and which steps could be taken to prevent this from happening again. This should result in some best practices on how to reduce the attack surface of your site.

      The maximum number of participants will be 18, on a first come, first served basis

      Convener: Leif Nixon (LIU)
    • 16:00 17:35
      New developments in WLCG for Run2 Doblón

      Doblón

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      The goal of the session is to provide and update on some developments in WLCG for the next run of collisions (Run2). The selected talks are of interest to people from LHC and other communities. Among the several ongoing projects, this session focus for data transfers, data access, monitoring and how WLCG testing activities are better integrated into EGI software releasing procedures. The speakers of the workshop are the key developers/deployers of the technology and new tools.

      As of today, special focus is on Data and on how to optimize Data Access on the grid. This is in part because of real world experience with running services for VOs of various sizes and characteristics; in part also because of technology evolution, with fibre optics communications evolving at a much faster pace than other components of the computing systems. This evolution has opened the possibility for remote data access to become the norm, which in turn influences how we use data transfer, which may drift towards being more of a load balancing tool rather than a data access enabler. Dataset Catalogues need to evolve in parallel, so that users and applications can quickly and efficiently find the datasets they need. In parallel, network monitoring (perfsonar-PS, WLCG data transfer monitoring) are becoming crucial tools to monitor data transfers and remote accesses performance, and monitoring the health of the network.

      Remote connection through Vidyo available: https://vidyoportal.cern.ch/flex.html?roomdirect.html&key=zVtRGf5euR2y

      Conveners: Jose Flix (IFAE) , Manuel Delfino, Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        FTS3 - Data movement service for WLCG 20m
        Speaker: Michail Salichos (CERN)
        Slides
      • 16:20
        CMS remote data access (AAA) 20m
        Speaker: Dr Giacinto Donvito (INFN)
        Slides
      • 16:40
        WLCG tranfers monitoring 20m
        Speaker: Pablo Saiz (CERN)
        Slides
      • 17:00
        WLCG perfSONAR-PS Toolkit Deployments for Network Monitoring and Diagnosis 20m
        Networks are critical components of infrastructure for many different scientific fields that are either data-intensive or geographically distributed or both. However debugging problems in wide-area networks has never been easy. The LHC community has been using perfSONAR-PS toolkit distributions to instrument their sites and setup scheduled tests since USATLAS began deploying it around 2007. In the last two years there has been a significant increase in the number of sites using the perfSONAR-PS toolkit worldwide, starting with the adoption of the perfSONAR-PS toolkit for the LHCOPN and its following use for tracking the network impact of the transition to LHCONE. Now we have a WLCG Task-force targeting the deployment of perfSONAR-PS toolkits at all WLCG Tier-1 and Tier-2 sites. We will report on the WLCG taskforce plans and experience gained from these efforts and highlight our lessons learned. After summarizing our status we will conclude with our plans for the future.
        Speakers: Jose Flix (IFAE) , Shawn McKee
        Slides
      • 17:20
        UMD staged rollout testing 15m
        Speakers: Joao Pina (LIP) , Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
        Slides
    • 16:00 17:30
      Open Grid Forum 39: Federated Security Tools/Frameworks (FedSec-CG)

      Please refer to separate OGF programme at
      http://www.ogf.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/events/ogf-39

    • 16:00 17:30
      Open Grid Forum 39: GLUE Working Group (GLUE-WG)

      Please refer to separate OGF programme at
      http://www.ogf.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/events/ogf-39

    • 16:00 17:30
      Open Grid Forum 39: Network Service Interface Working Group (NSI-WG)

      Please refer to separate OGF programme at
      http://www.ogf.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/events/ogf-39

    • 16:00 17:30
      Policies and Business Models for Open Science Patio 3

      Patio 3

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Open data is the new paradigm that proclaims that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or any other mechanisms of control. This is especially important in publicly funded research where taxpayers have already paid for the results, therefore should be open for reuse. The European Commission has established its own strategy for ensuring the increased openness and availability of scientific data produced via EU funded projects. This does not mean a reduction of business opportunities, in fact, there are new areas of potential business around open data such as applications that can be built on top around data mining and analysis. This session aims to raise the awareness of the opportunities from open science, discuss how EGI can help implementing the policy and understand how user communities can benefit from opening up their research outputs.

      Convener: Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        Introduction: Open Science and EGI 20m
        Session introduction, objectives and context. Open science policies, business models and EGI.
        Speaker: Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 16:20
        Open Science and the role of e-Infrastructures 15m
        Speaker: Luis-Carlos Busquets-Perez (European Commission)
      • 16:35
        Exploring the value of Open Data on science and research 30m
        Data is seen as the new oil, an important raw material for a variety of new information products and services. “Data has more value if it is open available”, said Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and responsible for the Digital Agenda. “Open data provides more transparency and better decision-making”. Expectations are high, but many organisations are struggling to find and define the economic, social and societal value of open data. Therefore Business Modelling was an important work stream within the Dutch ‘Nederland Opent Data’ project. Participants discussed the application of open data using Osterwald’s “Business Model Canvas”. Value propositions were defined by asking the right questions. Based on the results of numerous workshops, a business model generator for open data was developed. This presentation aims to discuss new and potential business models, clarify the value of open data on science and research and share knowledge and experience in the area with the open science domain.
        Speaker: John van Echtelt (CGI)
        Slides
      • 17:05
        Panel Discussion: Defining opportunities moving forward 25m
    • 16:00 17:30
      Science Gateway Frameworks Auditorium

      Auditorium

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This session will feature presentations about the science gateway frameworks that exist and are offered by the EGI community for scientific communities. Science gateway frameworks simplify the setup of community-specific Virtual Research Environments that integrate tools, applications, data collections for scientific users, and provide simple interfaces to interact with resources and services of the EGI. Providers of science gateway frameworks will be invited using the up to date entries of the EGI Applications Database as a basis.

      Besides the presentations about the latest capabilities of the frameworks, a generic presentation will highlight the support that exists in EGI for the science gateway community.

      Conveners: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU) , Nuno Ferreira (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        InSilicoLab: A framework for domain-specific science gateways 20m
        The family of InSilicoLab science gateways emerged as an answer to a need for tools that would be able to expose the power of distributed computing infrastructures to scientists in a way that resembles their usual work. They should be able to use the gateway as a workspace that organises their data and allows for complex computations in a way specific to their domain of science. The InSilicoLab framework is a technology that allows creating such science gateways, tailored to a specific domain of science, or even a class of problems in that domain. The core of the framework provides mechanisms for managing the users’ data - categorising it, describing with metadata and tracking its origin - as well as for running computations on distributed computing infrastructures. Every InSilicoLab gateway instance is build based on the core components, but is provided with data models, analysis scenarios and interface specific to the actual domain it is created for.
        Speaker: Joanna Kocot (CYFRONET)
        InSilicoLab information page
        Slides
      • 16:20
        Standard-based Interoperability amongst HPC, Grid and Cloud Resources Distributed Worldwide with Catania Science Gateways 20m
        The availability of powerful COTS computers and the decrease of costs of LAN components triggered in the first half of 90’s the emergence of cluster computing for High Throughput Computing (HTC) applications. “Farms” of computers with many-core processors, interconnected by very low latency networks, have become the norm also in the domain of High Performance Computing (HPC) and in the last five years about 80% of the Top500 machines are based on a distributed architecture. Moreover, the steep decrease of costs of large/huge-bandwidth WANs has fostered in the recent years the spread and the uptake of the grid computing paradigm. Grid infrastructures are being built in several areas of the world but, despite the huge investments made by the European Commission and by other funding agencies, both at national and international level, the total number of users is in the order of magnitude of 104 that is much less, for example, than 106 which is the order of magnitude of the number of EU researchers in the public sector. The reasons for this have been investigated through studies promoted by the European Commission itself and mostly reside in the complexity for non-IT-expert users of the Grid Security Infrastructure, based on a Public Key Infrastructure, in the little adoption of standards to let different middleware be interoperable among each other, and in the lack of general frameworks to build easily customizable and easy to use high-level user interfaces. Indeed, several, and quite different, middleware have been deployed on the grid infrastructures existing in the world with no (or very little) interoperability amongst each other. The distributed computing ecosystem has become even more complex with the recent emergence of cloud computing. Private cloud providers rely on “non-disclosed” architectures and have business models that leave very little (if any) room to interoperability and “federability”. Open federated clouds for research have also started to be created the interaction between computing clouds and storage clouds is in many cases not straightforward. This complexity keeps most of non-IT expert research communities away and forces early adopters to have several accounts on several services if their research communities span across different e-infrastructures. Recently, the Grid team at INFN Catania has developed the Catania Science Gateway Framework to easily and quickly build Science Gateways which can be configured as Service Providers of Identity Federations and then potentially accessible by huge numbers of users. The framework makes use of the SAGA and OCCI standards, defined by the Open Grid Forum, to perform middleware-independent job and data management as well as cloud management and operation. In this contribution we will present the Catania Science Gateway Framework and the results of the program outlined by the CHAIN-REDS project to demonstrate standard-based interoperability amongst high performance computing, grid and cloud resources distributed worldwide and based on several different middleware stacks.
        Speaker: Roberto Barbera (University of Catania and INFN)
        Slides
      • 16:40
        Apache Airavata: Open Community Science Gateway Framework 20m
        In this talk, we will present Apache Airavata science gateway framework suite, which is used to manage the complex execution and workflow patterns of scientific applications on distributed computing resources. Apache Airavata is used to develop/enhance science gateways and scientific workflows for astronomy, astrophysics, bioinformatics, computational chemistry, geosciences, and nuclear physics. In this presentation, we examine selected motivating use cases, use these to illustrate Apache Airavata’s architecture and design, and describe features in the current Airavata software. As an Apache Software Foundation project, Apache Airavata is more than open source software. It is also an openly governed software project that encourages external participation in all forms, ranging from contributed code patches to documentation assistance to public advocacy. We review these governance aspects of the project and the potential benefits they offer for other academic software projects. We also highlight the successful Google Summer of Code contributions to the project and integration of Unicore Services on Juelich Supercomputing Center to Ultrascan, an XSEDE Science Gateway.
        Speaker: Shahbaz memon (JUELICH)
        Slides
      • 17:00
        EGI's support services for the Science Gateways community 20m
        Science gateways (SGs) are an emerging interface for communities to engage more actively with the European Grid Infrastructure. The complexity of accessing distributed resources is hidden from researchers, and therefore several communities are building customized gateways for their members. The presentation will provide an overview of the support provided by EGI to the SG community, both users and technology providers. The experiences of reaching new communities will also be highlighted.
        Speaker: Nuno Ferreira (EGI.EU)
        Slides
    • 09:00 10:30
      Plenary Session
      Convener: Ludek Matyska (CESNET)
      • 09:00
        National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and e-infrastructures 45m
        The rapid pace of large-scale environmental changes around the globe has underscored the value of accessible long-term data sets for understanding the context of scientific observations, and for forecasting future conditions for societal benefit. We are also entering an era of large-scale, interdisciplinary science fuelled by large data sets that will be analysed by current and future generations of scientists. Natural, managed, and socio-economic systems are subjected to complex interacting stresses that play out over extended periods of time and space. Here, we provide the emergent science perspective and rationale for Environmental Observatories, and the challenges they face in developing e-infrastructures for advancing both management and the scientific frontier.
        Speaker: Dr Brian Wee (NEON)
      • 09:45
        ELIXIR: The European research infrastructure for life-science data 45m
        The mission of ELIXIR is to construct and operate a sustainable infrastructure for the sharing of biological information throughout Europe, to support life science research and drive its translation to medicine and the environment, the bio- industries and society. The challenges in storing, integrating and analyzing the data from modern biological experiments are real; ELIXIR meets this challenge through a distributed e-infrastructure of bioinformatics services built around established European centers of excellence. Niklas Blomberg holds a PhD from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg where he worked on structural bioinformatics and protein NMR spectroscopy. In 1999 he joined AstraZeneca's Structural Chemistry Lab as a computational chemist. In 2011-2013, he built a cross-disciplinary team for Computational Chemistry and Biology to support Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmune research. He is an industry advisor in national e-Science initiatives and until recently he was the chair of BILS, the Swedish ELIXIR node.
        Speaker: Dr Niklas Blomberg (ELIXIR)
        Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Accounting Training: APEL Client, Regional APEL Server and Regional Accounting Portal Patio 1

      Patio 1

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      The sessions will provide an opportunity for sites to ask questions about how they should plan and execute the upgrade to the new APEL Client. In addition it will provide a forum to explore whether deploying a Regional APEL Server and Accounting Portal is appropriate for their region.
      This session is aimed at sites installing new versions of the Accounting software; the new APEL Client (released as part of EMI 3), the Regional APEL Server and the Regional Accounting Portal.

      There will be three 20 minute slots.

      The first will cover the installation of the latest version of the APEL Client and will include possible upgrade scenarios for sites running previous versions.

      The second will describe how to set up a Regional APEL Server. As the Regional APEL Server is available only for sites running the EMI 3 APEL Client, it is important to attend the first part of this session as well.

      The third slot will introduce the new Regional Accounting Portal and describe how this can be set up with a Regional APEL Server.

      Convener: Dr John Gordon (STFC)
      • 11:00
        Accounting Training: APEL Client, Regional APEL Server and Regional Accounting Portal 1h 30m
        Speakers: Ms Alison Packer (STFC) , Alvaro Simon (FCTSG) , Ivan Alvarez (FCTSG) , Stuart Pullinger (STFC)
        Intro
        • Migrating to the EMI-3 APEL Client 30m
          Speaker: Stuart Pullinger (STFC)
          Slides
        • The Regional APEL Server 30m
          Speaker: Stuart Pullinger (STFC)
          Slides
        • The Regional Acounting Portal 30m
          Speaker: Ivan Alvarez (FCTSG)
          Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      COOPEUS-WP6 Workshop (EU-US cooperation on biodiversity) El Jardin

      El Jardin

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Separate event - please contact the Convener direct, marco@ifca.unican.es

      Conveners: Fernando Aguilar (CSIC) , Jesus Lucas (CSIC)
      • 11:00
        Welcome & Opening remarks 30m
        Speakers: C Waldmann (Marum, U Bremen) , J. Marco (IFCA-CSIC) , JM Gonzalez-Aranda (MINECO) , W. Los (UvA, NL)
      • 11:30
        Summary of the screening and monitoring of ongoing and completed projects 30m
        Speaker: J. Marco
        Slides
      • 12:00
        Summary of identification of biodiversity data services common US-EU 30m
        Speaker: J Marco (IFCA-CSIC)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Cloud Interoperability Week: Workshop Escudo

      Escudo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      For full details, please see: http://www.cloudplugfest.org/cloud-interoperability-week

    • 11:00 12:30
      Discover OpenMoLE: a scalable high level abstraction of massively distributed environments for the end-users and the web portals Toledo

      Toledo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      OpenMoLE (www.openmole.org) is a platform which eases the development of massively parallel applications at a cluster, a grid or a cloud scale. It provides a reliable and high-level abstraction of execution environments to the end users and to the web portals. Indeed, the platform deals with software installations, file transfers, job failures, and renders the distributed execution entirely transparent. In this training session we propose to teach how to design OpenMoLE workflows. Attendees will learn how to:
      - embed an external application in OpenMOLE,
      - design large scale OpenMoLE workflows generating several hundred of thousand of jobs,
      - gather / aggregate / store produced data,
      - delegate the computing load to EGI / DIRAC / clusters / ad-hoc desktop-grids..
      A practical session during which the audience of up to 20 will use OpenMoLE to design grid and cluster enabled applications.

      Convener: Romain Reuillon (CNRS)
      • 11:00
        Discover OpenMoLE: a scalable high level abstraction of massively distributed environments for the end-users and the web portals 1h 30m
        Speaker: Romain Reuillon (CNRS)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Open Grid Forum 39: Service Level Agreement Workshop Comendador

      Comendador

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Please refer to separate OGF programme at
      http://www.ogf.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/events/ogf-39

    • 11:00 12:30
      Towards an integrated information system - fourth workshop Hidalgo

      Hidalgo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This is the fourth workshop that focuses on the need for an EGI integrated infrastructure for middleware services discovery across heterogeneous grid infrastructures - based on ARC, gLite, GLOBUS, UNICORE – and virtualized resources. The workshop will assess the status of the activities proposed during the previous workshops, which include developments in middleware services and operations tools, as well as high level policies and standards definition and application. The workshop will define the actions to continue the work towards the implementation of a common strategy, and it is a good opportunity to discuss with the developers and resource providers use cases and requirements.

      Convener: Stephen Burke (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Towards an integrated information system - fourth workshop 5m
        Speakers: Maria Pradillo (CERN) , Stephen Burke (EGI.EU)
      • 11:05
        GLUE 2 deployment status 15m
        Speaker: Stephen Burke (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        GLUE 2 validation 20m
        Speaker: Maria Pradillo (CERN)
        Slides
      • 11:40
        GLUE 2 support in gLite data management 20m
        Speakers: Maria Pradillo (CERN) , Oliver Keeble (CERN)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        Unicore BDII integration 15m
        Speaker: ahmed shiraz memon (JUELICH)
        Slides
      • 12:15
        GLUE 2 support for Globus services 15m
        Speaker: Ilya Saverchenko (BADW)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      Using clouds - experiences and requirements from the community Doblón

      Doblón

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This session includes presentations from various projects, communities and initiatives who have experimented with or examined the use and benefits of cloud services for scientific and training purposes. The talks will provide insights into the case studies, applications and pilots that scientific users integrated with academic clouds in Europe, and will include a presentation from the XSEDE project about their recent survey about their 'Cloud Use Survey'.

      Convener: Nuno Ferreira (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Running Big Data on the EGI Federated Cloud 20m
        Big Data is an emerging technology that could benefit from existing developments in cloud technologies. In this talk we evaluate the suitability of the federated cloud infrastructure developed inside EGI to perform Big Data analytics using Hadoop. Due to the size of the tests performed, they represent also a real benchmark of the performance of the EGI Federated Cloud under heavy usage conditions, providing the rst results about the scalability of the system.
        Speaker: Alvaro Simon (FCTSG)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        Using the GC3Pie high-throughput library for model calibration and distributed optimization workflow 20m
        Model calibration is the process of modifying the input parameters to a computational model to find the best match against an observed set of data (reference model). The proposed talk introduces the GC3Pie optimizer library and shows how it can be used to write robust and scalable calibration models. The main advantage of such a library is the complete transparency w.r.t. the underlying computational infrastructure: GC3Pie allows one to execute the same calibration workflow on a laptop or a large scale computational infrastructure like an HPC cluster, a distributed grid, or an EC2-like cloud, without modification to the Python code.
        Speaker: sergio maffioletti (UZH)
        Slides
      • 11:40
        Analysis of Scientific Cloud Computing requirements 20m
        While the requirements of enterprise and web applications have driven the development of Cloud computing, some of its key features, such as customized environments and rapid elasticity, could also benet scientic applications. However, neither virtualization techniques nor Cloud-like access to resources is common in scientic computing centers due to the negative perception of the impact that virtualization techniques introduce. In this presentation we discuss the feasibility of the cloud model to satisfy the computational science requirements and the main drawbacks that need to be addressed by cloud resource providers so that the maximum benefit can be obtained from a given cloud infrastructure.
        Speaker: Mr Alvaro Lopez Garcia (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        Cloud use cases and plans in the US - Findings of the XSEDE Cloud Use Survey 20m
        Speaker: John Towns (NCSA/Univ of Illinois)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      VRC Project cases Workshop Auditorium

      Auditorium

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This workshop will provide opportunity for the established and emerging VRCs of EGI to present their software architecture, operational and support structure, plans, and to discuss and resolve any issues with the help of the community. Particular attention will be given to the short, focussed projects that are run within EGI (pilots, study cases, Virtual Teams) or within some of the NGIs to engage with and establish VRCs for new communities.

      The three session would be split between (1) Towards new VRCs in EGI (pilots, study cases, community-oriented VTs), (2) New and emerging VRCs and VOs in the NGIs (3) New developments within existing VRCs.

      Convener: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        The WeNMR VRC: operating a worldwide e-Infrastructure for structural biology 20m
        Speaker: Dr Marco Verlato (INFN)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        Assessing the materials properties of clay-polymer nancomposites: A MAPPER use case on EGI-EUDAT-PRACE 20m
        Speaker: Tomasz Piontek (ICBP)
        Slides
      • 11:40
        Towards a big data strategy for EISCAT-3D - an ENVRI Study Case 20m
        Speaker: Malgorzata Krakowian (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        Towards a Chemistry, Molecular & Materials Science and Technology EGI VRC 20m
        Speakers: Alessandro Costantini (INFN) , Antonio Lagana (UNIPG)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      Workshop on Certification & Testing recommendation for Cloud standard compliance El Escorial

      El Escorial

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This workshop aims at defining principles and specifications for the creation of an open schema to certify organisations and services against existing Cloud requirements and technical Cloud profiles. The workshop will be based on existing material, such as ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 17021:2011, ISO/IEC 27006:2011, ISO 19011, existing cloud specific certification schema, such as NIST FedRAMP, and under development and cloud specific certification schemas such as Cloud Security Alliance Open Certification Framework.
      It will also collect further information such as the results of ENISA and EC effort under Action 1 of the European Cloud Strategy, “Cutting through the Jungle of Standards”

      Conveners: Mr Daniele Catteddu (Cloud Security Alliance) , Giles Hogben (Cloud Security Alliance) , Michel Drescher (EGI.EU)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:30
      Advancement of EGI operations tools El Escorial

      El Escorial

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      EGI operational tools are part of the EGI Infrastructure and Collaboration Platform, are technology agnostic and they can be easily extended to meet the operational needs of any distributed Research Infrastructures. The adoption of EGI operations tools, deployed and developed within EGI-InSPIRE, allows the reuse of existing solutions that address the typical needs of any distributed RI. This session is aimed at NGI operators, Research Infrastructure operators and user communities interested in learning about that.

      Convener: Diego Scardaci (INFN)
      • 14:00
        Advancement of EGI operations tools 5m
        Speaker: Diego Scardaci (INFN)
      • 14:05
        GGUS: new features and roadmap 25m
        Speakers: Guenter Grein (KIT-G) , Helmut Dres (KIT-G)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        GOCDBv5 Overview and New Features: Data Model Changes, DB Agnostic, Multi-Projects and Scope Tags 30m
        Speaker: david meredith (STFC)
        Slides
      • 15:00
        Status of the accounting for new resource types: MPI, Cloud and Storage 30m
        Speaker: Dr John Gordon (STFC)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:30
      COOPEUS-WP6 Workshop (EU-US cooperation on biodiversity) El Jardin

      El Jardin

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Separate event - please contact the Convener direct, marco@ifca.unican.es

      Conveners: Fernando Aguilar (CSIC) , Jesus Lucas (CSIC)
      • 14:00
        Analysis of potential use cases: Global Water Cycling and Carbon Cycling 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:30
      Cloud Interoperability Week: Workshop Escudo

      Escudo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      For full details, please see: http://www.cloudplugfest.org/cloud-interoperability-week

    • 14:00 15:30
      Open Grid Forum 39: Service Level Agreement Workshop Comendador

      Comendador

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Please refer to separate OGF programme at
      http://www.ogf.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/events/ogf-39

    • 14:00 15:30
      Scaling up life sciences with grids and clouds - stories and recommendations Doblón

      Doblón

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Grid and cloud computing are now a fundamental element in all analyses and experiments in Life Sciences. In this 2 part workshop, a number of research case studies will focus on the practical applications that are underpinning their success and show how these are relevant for other areas of research within Life Sciences. A final discussion phase will aim to provide clear proposals for future EGI effort. Additionally, hands on demonstrations/training for accessing grid resources either selected from the case studies or from within the scope well known Life Sciences VOs will be provided to researchers, scientists and even software developers.

      Conveners: Dr Afonso Duarte (ITQB - UNL) , Fotis Psomopoulos (Institute of Applied Biosciences, Center for Research and Technology Hellas)
      Call for Papers
      • 14:00
        Introduction, Goals of the Workshop, Brief outline of content 10m
        Speaker: Dr Fotis Psomopoulos (Institute of Applied Biosciences, Center for Research and Technology Hellas)
        Slides
      • 14:10
        A “Software as a Service” solution for exploiting Grid/Cloud infrastructure for bioinformatics and biomedical analysis workflows" 15m
        The BioVeL project is a virtual e-­laboratory that supports research on biodiversity issues using large amounts of data from cross‐disciplinary sources. BioVeL offers the possibility to use computational workflows to process data, be that from one's own research and/or from existing sources. A researcher can build his own workflow by selecting and applying successive services (data processing) registered in BiodiversityCatalogue.org, or he can re‐use existing workflows available from BioVeL's library held in biovel.myexperiment.org. This e‐laboratory cuts down research time and overhead expenses. INFN and CNR in the context of this project has realized a Web Service based solution that is able to provide a reliable solution for request and manage the execution of a given application within the most used computing infrastructure: EGI Grid, IaaS cloud, Local Batch farms and dedicated nodes. The software developed enables the users to easily add new services to their workflow requesting a specific calculation to be performed, without even knowing where it will be executed. A scheduling system underneath is able to deal with scheduling the execution of the applications, managing accounting, dealing with failures, and also deal with data management issues. In the work we will present the development done and the results achieved also in terms of exploiting new cloud computing infrastructures.
        Speaker: Dr Giacinto Donvito (INFN)
        Slides
      • 14:25
        Multi-centric studies in computational neurosciences 15m
        Neuroscience studies are increasingly based on large population databases. International‐scale data cohorts have been deployed to tackle societal challenges caused by some neurodegenerative studies such as Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. This talk will discuss the need to federate heterogeneous data stores distributed over different neuroscience centres and link this data with complementary sources of information (e.g. demographic information or biology data bases). It will introduce semantic data representation and mediation concepts and illustrate their integration in a neuroscience resources sharing platform to facilitate multi‐centric neuroscience studies.
        Speaker: Mr Johan Montagnat (CNRS)
        Slides
      • 14:40
        Identification of model parameters in cloud deployed simulation service 10m
        Identification of parameters is a fundamental part of scientific work within physiology research. The methods to identify systems of complex model are usually based on some simplification and optimization which may deliver the results quickly, but usually some constraints must be followed otherwise these methods may lead to misinterpreted results. Brute-force methods, however, may take too long time and are used usually on small models. To identify parameters of complex models may be time consuming, however, some degree of parallelization can be achieved with optimization methods e.g. genetic algorithm. We introduce a method where a simulation of a model is distributed into web services accessible via REST interface, each web service is deployed in cloud and can be cloned per request. So the combination of brute-force method with some optimization method can be used also in complex models and estimated time and continuous results can be seen during the computation.
        Speaker: Tomas Kulhanek (CESNET)
        Slides
      • 14:50
        A BioInformatics Framework for NGS Immunogenetics Data (BIND) 10m
        IG/TR repertoire analysis can offer biological and clinical information with important implications for understanding normal and pathologic immune conditions. BIND will delineate a methodology and make available tools that allow for detailed repertoire analysis based on NGS data. Additionally, BIND will set the basis for the detection of disease‐specific IG/TR molecular properties that may later be used for early diagnosis of diseases, starting from cancer, but also extensible to autoimmune, and other diseases. The methodological approach and the toolbox that will be produced aim to constitute a reference in the field, applicable in other scenarios as well. Additionally, the toolbox will be made available for research and educational applications in the field, and will be in a form allowing extensibility and further advancements. In particular, we will focus on the systematic and quantitative processing of the output produced from the analysis of the NGS data by algorithms and tools of the International ImMunoGeneTics information system (IMGT), the global reference on Immunoinformatics. IMGT/HighV‐QUEST is the high‐throughput tool for the analysis of thousands of immunoglobulin (IG) and T cell receptor (TR) rearranged nucleotide sequences (up to 150,000 sequences) per run (http://www.imgt.org/). The standard output is a series of text files with information per sequence on the recognition of genes involved as well as the aminoacids and nucleotides of specific areas of interest. The huge amount and the complexity of the data involved establish a set of requirements ideally covered through a Gridinfrastructure. To this end, the design and implementation of the process have the particular attributes of the Grid environment in mind, especially as regards the execution of task pipelines on massive data, employing opensource programming tools. Our proposed approach is as follows: • A reading and information management framework of the IMGT-­VQuest report. The challenge here pertains to the large amount of data, as well as to the heterogeneity of data types, ranging from simple values, and strings, to DNA sequences, that need to be simultaneously handled, tackling big data issues. • Preprocessing and Filtering of the IMGT report data, to exclude potentially erroneous information. This will include a series of rules that can be standardized and reused as a tool, based on existing and ongoing experience as regards the NGS readings. • Intrasubject Repertoire and statistical analysis of the IMGT report data, for the identification of clonality and diversity. This will be based on state-of‐art methods. • Intersubject clustering based on the dominant repertoire expression. Additional clustering methods based on a variety of similarity measures from the biomedical informatics domain will be explored. • Integration of the proposed functionality and deployment as a toolbox. • Testing and evaluation of the proposed functionality with expert knowledge and existing data made available via the EuroClonality group (http://www.euroclonality.org/).
        Speakers: Anastasia Hadzidimitriou, Ioanna Chouvarda, Kostas Stamatopoulos
        Slides
      • 15:00
        Remote analysis of human voice – case study of SaaS and test deployment in NGI/EGI 10m
        Speaker: Tomas Kulhanek (CESNET)
        Slides
      • 15:10
        Structural biology applications within WeNMR 10m
        WeNMR is both a three years project funded under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme (e-Infrastructure RI-261571) and a Virtual Research Community supported by EGI. WeNMR aims at bringing together research teams in structural biology into a virtual research community at a worldwide level and provide them with a platform integrating and streamlining the computational approaches necessary for NMR and SAXS data analysis and structural modelling. The WeNMR Virtual Research Community (VRC) provides access to the services, a knowledge base, help center and various information and (social) communication channels. Access to the services is provided through easy-to-use web interfaces using the computational resources provided by the grid through the eNMR Virtual Organization (VO). In this contribution, we will present an overview of the WeNMR services as well as of the WeNMR VRC implementation and features. A relatively detailed demonstration will be given of the portals available for NMR-based protein structure calculation and refinement with molecular dynamics. References: Wassenaar et al. (2012). WeNMR: Structural Biology on the Grid.J. Grid. Comp., 10:743-767. DOI: 10.1007/s10723-012-9246-z
        Speaker: Antonio Rosato (CIRMMP)
        Slides
      • 15:20
        Gridification of PANAM, a phylogenetic pipeline for millions metagenomic sequences, using the DIRAC framework 10m
        Speakers: Doan Trung Tung (Institut de la Francophonie pour l'Informatique) , Hong Quang Nguyen, Vincent Breton (CNRS)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:30
      Security in EGI Patio 1

      Patio 1

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      These two (open) sessions will present an overview of current activities and future plans in all areas related to operational security. This includes the EGI CSIRT, security policy, software vulnerability handling, vulnerability assessment of software, IGTF/EUGridPMA, incident handling, security monitoring, security training/dissemination, and security service challenges. We will also consider issues related to collaboration between EGI and other infrastructures (PRACE, WLCG, OSG, XSEDE, others). We will discuss what more needs to be done in relation to security policy and operations in federated cloud services.

      Convener: David Kelsey (STFC)
      • 14:00
        Brief overview of EGI Security activities 10m
        Speaker: David Kelsey (STFC)
        Slides
      • 14:10
        Security Policy Group (SPG) - recent work and future plans 20m
        Speaker: David Kelsey (STFC)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        Software Vulnerability Group (SVG) - update on issue handling 15m
        Speaker: Linda Cornwall (STFC)
        Slides
      • 14:45
        Vulnerability Asssessment -recent work 25m
        Speaker: Elisa Heymann (UAB)
      • 15:10
        EUGridPMA report 20m
        Speaker: David Groep (FOM)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:30
      UMD Release Team F2F meeting Toledo

      Toledo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      The UMD Release Team is the group that coordinates the contributions to the UMD releases coming from the technology providers, the members are the product teams representatives and the UMD software provisioning team. The target of the meeting is to cover topics that can benefit of a face to face discussion, such as the extension of the workflows and procedures for the release of new products in UMD.

      Convener: Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
      Agenda of the meeting
      • 14:00
        URT F2F meeting 1h 30m
        Speaker: Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
    • 14:00 15:30
      VRC Project cases Workshop Auditorium

      Auditorium

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This workshop will provide opportunity for the established and emerging VRCs of EGI to present their software architecture, operational and support structure, plans, and to discuss and resolve any issues with the help of the community. Particular attention will be given to the short, focussed projects that are run within EGI (pilots, study cases, Virtual Teams) or within some of the NGIs to engage with and establish VRCs for new communities.

      The three session would be split between (1) Towards new VRCs in EGI (pilots, study cases, community-oriented VTs), (2) New and emerging VRCs and VOs in the NGIs (3) New developments within existing VRCs.

      Convener: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        Hydrometeorogical workflows and science gateway on EGI - the DRIHM-EGI collaboration 20m
        Speaker: Ilya Saverchenko (BADW)
        Slides
      • 14:20
        An e-infrastructure for the Digital Cultural Heritage sector and the humanities research 20m
        Speakers: Ms Rosette Vandenbroucke, antonella fresa (ICCU - Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities)
        Slides
      • 14:40
        Engagment with the ELIXIR Research Infrastructure 20m
        Speaker: Ludek Matyska (CESNET)
        Slides
      • 15:00
        Science gateway and single sign-on technology study for the Cherenkov Telescope Array 20m
        Speaker: Claudio Vuerli (INAF)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:30
      eduPERT training: Troubleshooting and improving performance Hidalgo

      Hidalgo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      DETAILED AGENDA: https://indico.egi.eu/indico/confModifSchedule.py?confId=1853#20130918

      Structured in two sections, this training will be dedicated to both the performance of the network (monitoring,troubleshooting, measurements and optimisation) and to the effect of the end-host in the assessment of the performances and the overall perception of the network behaviour. The training would start with an overview of the current monitoring and troubleshooting strategies (including perfSONAR). Different approaches should be considered: starting from the problem experienced by the user down to the analysis of the hardware failures or starting from monitoring hardware components up the problems experienced by the users. Finally we expect different end-host types (bare-metal and virtualisation solutions) to be analysed and discussed.

      Convener: Alessandra Scicchitano (SWITCH)
      • 14:00
        eduPERT training. Welcome and introduction 10m
        Speaker: Alessandra Scicchitano (SWITCH)
        Slides
      • 14:10
        Virtualisation 30m
        Speaker: Alessandra Scicchitano (SWITCH)
        Slides
      • 14:40
        TCP tuning 30m
        Speaker: Domenico Vicinanza (DANTE)
        Slides
      • 15:10
        Problem isolation strategies 20m
        Speaker: Robert Stoy (DFN)
        Slides
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      Advancement of EGI operations tools El Escorial

      El Escorial

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      EGI operational tools are part of the EGI Infrastructure and Collaboration Platform, are technology agnostic and they can be easily extended to meet the operational needs of any distributed Research Infrastructures. The adoption of EGI operations tools, deployed and developed within EGI-InSPIRE, allows the reuse of existing solutions that address the typical needs of any distributed RI. This session is aimed at NGI operators, Research Infrastructure operators and user communities interested in learning about that.

      Convener: Diego Scardaci (INFN)
    • 16:00 17:30
      COOPEUS-WP6 Workshop (EU-US cooperation on biodiversity) El Jardin

      El Jardin

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Separate event - please contact the Convener direct, marco@ifca.unican.es

      Conveners: Fernando Aguilar (CSIC) , Jesus Lucas (CSIC)
      • 16:00
        Roadmap and plans. 1h 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      Cloud Interoperability Week: Workshop Escudo

      Escudo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      For full details, please see: http://www.cloudplugfest.org/cloud-interoperability-week

    • 16:00 17:30
      Open Grid Forum 39: Open Cloud Computing Interface Working Group (OCCI-WG) Comendador

      Comendador

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Please refer to separate OGF programme at
      http://www.ogf.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/events/ogf-39

    • 16:00 17:30
      Scaling up life sciences with grids and clouds - stories and recommendations Doblón

      Doblón

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Grid and cloud computing are now a fundamental element in all analyses and experiments in Life Sciences. In this 2 part workshop, a number of research case studies will focus on the practical applications that are underpinning their success and show how these are relevant for other areas of research within Life Sciences. A final discussion phase will aim to provide clear proposals for future EGI effort. Additionally, hands on demonstrations/training for accessing grid resources either selected from the case studies or from within the scope well known Life Sciences VOs will be provided to researchers, scientists and even software developers.

      Convener: Dr Fotis Psomopoulos (Institute of Applied Biosciences, Center for Research and Technology Hellas)
      Call for Papers
      • 16:00
        Structural biology applications within WeNMR 20m
        WeNMR is both a three years project funded under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme (e-Infrastructure RI-261571) and a Virtual Research Community supported by EGI. WeNMR aims at bringing together research teams in structural biology into a virtual research community at a worldwide level and provide them with a platform integrating and streamlining the computational approaches necessary for NMR and SAXS data analysis and structural modelling. The WeNMR Virtual Research Community (VRC) provides access to the services, a knowledge base, help center and various information and (social) communication channels. Access to the services is provided through easy-to-use web interfaces using the computational resources provided by the grid through the eNMR Virtual Organization (VO). In this contribution, we will present an overview of the WeNMR services as well as of the WeNMR VRC implementation and features. A relatively detailed demonstration will be given of the portals available for NMR-based protein structure calculation and refinement with molecular dynamics. References: Wassenaar et al. (2012). WeNMR: Structural Biology on the Grid.J. Grid. Comp., 10:743-767. DOI: 10.1007/s10723-012-9246-z
        Speaker: Antonio Rosato (CIRMMP)
        Slides
      • 16:20
        Gridification of PANAM, a phylogenetic pipeline for millions metagenomic sequences, using the DIRAC framework 20m
        Speakers: Doan Trung Tung (Institut de la Francophonie pour l'Informatique) , Gisele Bronner, Vincent Breton (CNRS)
        Slides
      • 16:40
        Achievements and lessons learned with the VIP/GATE-Lab platform 30m
        Speakers: Sorina POP (CNRS) , Tristan Glatard (CNRS)
        Slides
      • 17:10
        Round-Table Discussion – Conclusions – Future Plans 20m
        Speaker: Dr Fotis Psomopoulos (Institute of Applied Biosciences, Center for Research and Technology Hellas)
    • 16:00 17:30
      Security in EGI Patio 1

      Patio 1

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      These two (open) sessions will present an overview of current activities and future plans in all areas related to operational security. This includes the EGI CSIRT, security policy, software vulnerability handling, vulnerability assessment of software, IGTF/EUGridPMA, incident handling, security monitoring, security training/dissemination, and security service challenges. We will also consider issues related to collaboration between EGI and other infrastructures (PRACE, WLCG, OSG, XSEDE, others). We will discuss what more needs to be done in relation to security policy and operations in federated cloud services.

      Convener: David Kelsey (STFC)
      • 16:00
        EGI CSIRT - Introduction 5m
        Speaker: David Kelsey (STFC)
        Slides
      • 16:05
        Incident Response (IRTF) 15m
        Speaker: Leif Nixon (LIU)
        Slides
      • 16:20
        Security Monitoring 15m
        Speaker: Daniel Kouril (CESNET)
        Slides
      • 16:35
        Security Service Challenges 10m
        Speaker: Dr Sven Gabriel (FOM)
        Slides
      • 16:45
        Emergency Suspension 15m
        Speaker: Dr Sven Gabriel (FOM)
      • 17:00
        Trust Model for eXtreme Scale Identity Management (XSIM) in Scientific Collaborations 15m
        Speaker: Bob Cowles
        Slides
      • 17:15
        Future issues, e.g. federated Clouds 15m
        Discussion
        Slides
    • 16:00 17:30
      UMD Release Team F2F meeting Toledo

      Toledo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      The UMD Release Team is the group that coordinates the contributions to the UMD releases coming from the technology providers, the members are the product teams representatives and the UMD software provisioning team. The target of the meeting is to cover topics that can benefit of a face to face discussion, such as the extension of the workflows and procedures for the release of new products in UMD.

      Convener: Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
      Agenda of the meeting
    • 16:00 17:30
      VRC Project cases Workshop Auditorium

      Auditorium

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This workshop will provide opportunity for the established and emerging VRCs of EGI to present their software architecture, operational and support structure, plans, and to discuss and resolve any issues with the help of the community. Particular attention will be given to the short, focussed projects that are run within EGI (pilots, study cases, Virtual Teams) or within some of the NGIs to engage with and establish VRCs for new communities.

      The three session would be split between (1) Towards new VRCs in EGI (pilots, study cases, community-oriented VTs), (2) New and emerging VRCs and VOs in the NGIs (3) New developments within existing VRCs.

      Convener: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        An astronomy virtual research community based on the STARnet Gateway Federation 20m
        Speakers: Alessandro Costa (INAF) , Giuliano Castelli, Mr Piero Massimino, UGO BECCIANI (INAF)
        Slides
      • 16:20
        Grid observatory community 20m
        Speaker: Julien Nauroy (CNRS)
        Slides
        Website
      • 16:40
        Report on implementation of the Induced Seismicity Node of the EPOS infrastructure 20m
        Speaker: Mariusz Sterzel (CYFRONET)
        Slides
      • 17:00
        Support for VRCs outside of Europe - services by the CHAIN and CHAIN-REDS projects 20m
        Speaker: Manuel Pascual (CIEMAT)
        Slides
    • 16:00 17:30
      eduPERT training: Troubleshooting and improving performance Hidalgo

      Hidalgo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      DETAILED AGENDA: https://indico.egi.eu/indico/confModifSchedule.py?confId=1853#20130918

      Structured in two sections, this training will be dedicated to both the performance of the network (monitoring,troubleshooting, measurements and optimisation) and to the effect of the end-host in the assessment of the performances and the overall perception of the network behaviour. The training would start with an overview of the current monitoring and troubleshooting strategies (including perfSONAR). Different approaches should be considered: starting from the problem experienced by the user down to the analysis of the hardware failures or starting from monitoring hardware components up the problems experienced by the users. Finally we expect different end-host types (bare-metal and virtualisation solutions) to be analysed and discussed.

      Convener: Alessandra Scicchitano (SWITCH)
      • 16:00
        Measurement tools 30m
        Speaker: Stoy Robert
        Slides
      • 16:30
        PerfSONAR 30m
        Speaker: Domenico Vicinanza (DANTE)
        Slides
      • 17:00
        Other monitoring tools 30m
        Speaker: Bartek Gajda
        Slides
    • 19:30 23:00
      19:30 - Gala Dinner at Stadium “Santiago Bernabeu” 3h 30m Stadium “Santiago Bernabeu”

      Stadium “Santiago Bernabeu”

      19:30 drinks in the cafeteria at the stadium
      20:30 Conference group photo
      21:00 Seated for Gala dinner start

    • 09:00 10:30
      Plenary Session: Closing
      Convener: Jorge Gomes (LIP)
      • 09:00
        Unveiling the mechanisms behind biomolecules – the role of Grid 30m
        Structural Biology studies the molecular structure of biological molecules and the way molecules interact with each other. This information is crucial to understand how they function inside living cells and how their deregulation can lead to disease. Structures are determined by measuring distances and angles between the millions of atoms inside proteins and other macromolecules. To obtain structures and dynamical information at high resolution (angstroms magnitude) bench experiments and computational calculations are used synergistically. Computation of the atom-atom interactions required to describe the simplest of dynamics and cellular process increases the demand for computer power and more accurate methods. Grid Infrastructures provide a solution to tackle this bottleneck. In this talk I will focus firstly on available applications and examples relevant to the Structural Biology community and secondly on the importance of having access to the Grid Infrastructure.
        Speaker: Dr Afonso Duarte (ITQB - UNL)
        Slides
      • 09:30
        The most powerful European astronomical observatories and their interplay with e-science 30m
        Astronomy is largely an observationally-driven scientific discipline, but with a wide range of associated activities (space exploration, computing, data archiving, theory and simulations, etc.). Large observatories built and operated by European intergovernmental organisations, in particular those from ESO - European Southern Observatory and ESA - European Space Agency, drive a very significant part of the scientific activity in astronomy around the world. I will present ESO's programme, including existing (VLT, ALMA) and future (E-ELT) most powerful ground-based astronomical observatories and their interplay with ESA's space observatories. I will also illustrate a few avenues where astronomy meets e-science, both in operating large infrastructures, but also in generating numerical models and archiving/accessing data collected by observational infrastructures. Xavier Barcons is an astronomer, based at the Instituto de Física de Cantabria in Spain. His research in astronomy focuses on active galaxies and X-ray sky surveys. He has advised the European Space Agency, the Spanish government and a large number of research infrastructures and projects. Sin 2012, Xavier Barcons is the council president of the European Space Observatory.
        Speaker: Prof. Xavier Barcons (Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC-UC), Santander, Spain)
      • 10:00
        Closing Remarks and Awards 30m
        Speaker: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Cloud Interoperability Week: CloudPlugfest Segovia

      Segovia

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      For full details, please see: http://www.cloudplugfest.org/cloud-interoperability-week

    • 11:00 12:30
      EGI InSPIRE PAC / CB Toledo

      Toledo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Closed project meeting - Project Administation Committee and Collaboration Board

      Convener: Celine Bitoune (EGI.EU)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Globus EUROPE El Jardín

      El Jardín

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Full details for this event can be found at: http://www.egcf.eu/events/globuseurope-2013/

      Convener: Helmut Heller (BADW)
      • 11:00
        Welcome and Introduction [Helmut Heller, IGE Project Manager] 5m
        Speaker: Helmut Heller (BADW)
      • 11:05
        Keynote: Globus Updates [Raj Kettimuthu, Argonne National Laboratory] 30m
        Speaker: Raj Kettimuthu (Argonne National Laboratory)
      • 11:35
        Keynote: EGCF Update [EGCF Coordination Board Representative] 25m
      • 12:00
        Keynote: EGI 25m
        Speaker: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
    • 11:00 12:30
      IBERGRID Parallel Session: e-Infrastructures & Biodiversity Workshop Hidalgo

      Hidalgo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Conveners: Fernando Aguilar (CSIC) , Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC) , Miguel Caballer (UPVLC)
      • 11:00
        e-Infrastructure and Biodiversity: opening remarks 5m
        Speaker: J Marco (CSIC)
      • 11:05
        OpenBio Brazil 15m
        Speaker: R Badia (BSC)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        EUBrazil Cloud Connect 15m
        Speaker: I Blanquer (UPV)
      • 11:35
        ENVRI 15m
        Speaker: Y Legre (CNRS)
        Slides
      • 11:50
        BioVel 15m
        Speaker: A Hardisty (Cardiff U.)
        Slides
      • 12:05
        EUBON 15m
        Speaker: C. Rodriguez
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      IBERGrid Auditorium

      Auditorium

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      General Information: http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/

      The Spanish National Grid Initiative (ES-NGI), is organizing the 2013 edition of the Iberian Grid Computing Conference, IBERGRID, 2013. The IBERGRID conference series is organized since 2007 in the context of the bi-lateral agreements between Portugal and Spain in matter of grid computing, super-computing, and scientific data repositories. The IBERGRID conferences have as goal the promotion of the Iberian e-science activities.

      This year edition will take place in Madrid, co-located with the EGI Technical Forum 2013. We would like to invite you to attend to this event that will join more than 120 researchers, users and datacenter managers from the most important scientific computing infrastructures in Spain and Portugal. The attendance expected for the EGI TF 2013 is over 500 people.

      In the context of IBERGRID, computing centres of Portugal and Spain work together to develop and provide grid, cloud and high performance computing services for the scientific community, which are fully integrated in the European Grid Initiative.

      The IBERGRID webpage is at http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/ and any questions on the conference should be directed to conference co-chairs at ibergrid13@upv.es.

      • 11:00
        Wellcome 15m
      • 11:15
        IBERGRID Status 30m
        Speaker: Jorge Gomes (LIP)
      • 11:45
        SPARKS, a dynamic power-aware approach for managing computing cluster resources 20m
        Speaker: Goncalo Borges (LIP)
      • 12:05
        Performance and Energy Aware Scheduling Simulator for High-Performance Computing 20m
        Speaker: César Gómez-Martín
    • 11:00 12:30
      Sharing your software with EGI and with the world El Escorial

      El Escorial

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      The Applications Database (AppDB - http://appdb.egi.eu) is a registry and repository for various types of software tools and services that are available for EGI users. It makes software visible, searchable and usable within, and beyond the EGI community. Technical and research domain specific filters, tags, ratings and comments provide a structure for the content. Notification and broadcast services ensure that users and followers are informed about new software entries and updates made to registered items.

      Since March 2013 AppDB enables software developers to share source code or executable software in the repository. Recent integration with Google's search engine makes content from AppDB highly visible for the Google search engine, and ultimately for all e-infrastructure users around the world.

      This training session will introduce the rich service set of AppDB to attendees of the EGI Technical Forum. The training will include several use cases that attendees can implement during the session to register and increase the visibility and support of their own software using AppDB. The training will be conducted by members of IASA (Greece) and EGI.eu (Natherlands) and will be relevant to any software developer, platform developer, platform integrator, scientific programmer and software user who is affiliated with EGI, or with any other e-infrastructure in and outside of Europe.

      Convener: Richard McLennan (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Welcome & Introduction 10m
        Speaker: Richard McLennan (EGI.EU)
      • 11:10
        AppDB usage and features 20m
        Speaker: Nuno Ferreira (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 11:30
        Using AppDB as a Software Repository 20m
        Speaker: Alexander Nakos
        Slides
      • 11:50
        Using AppDB as a Virtual Appliance Marketplace 20m
        Speaker: Marios Chatziangelou (IASA)
        Slides
      • 12:10
        Discussion and Q&A 20m
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:30
      Cloud Interoperability Week: CloudPlugfest Segovia

      Segovia

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      For full details, please see: http://www.cloudplugfest.org/cloud-interoperability-week

    • 14:00 15:30
      EGI InSPIRE PMB Toledo

      Toledo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
      • 14:00
        EGI InSPIRE PMB 1h 30m
    • 14:00 15:30
      Foundation training in federated IT Service Management according to FitSM-1:2013 El Escorial

      El Escorial

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This foundation training course in federated IT Service Management introduces the fundamentals of service management and some of the specific challenges faced when managing IT services across complex and federated communities.

      The training is carried out across one afternoon and the following morning, and culminates in a short exam. Successfully passing the exam will grant participants a Foundation Certificate in Service Management for Federated IT Infrastructures, provided by the internationally recognised standards organisation TÜV SÜD.

      The course is structured around the FitSM-1:2013 standard (see www.fedsm.eu/fitsm for details), which is compatible with ITIL and ISO/IEC 20000. The FitSM standard and the training course are produced and run by the FedSM project, which is funded by the EC to bring improved service management to several infrastructures, including EGI.

      Places for this session are limited and must be reserved in advance, contact training@fedsm.eu for details.

      Convener: Thomas Schaaf (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
      • 14:00
        Foundation training in federated IT Service Management according to FitSM-1:2013 1h 30m
        Speaker: Thomas Schaaf (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Globus EUROPE El Jardín

      El Jardín

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Full details for this event can be found at: http://www.egcf.eu/events/globuseurope-2013/

      Convener: Helmut Heller (BADW)
      • 14:00
        Globus Sharing: Online Demo [Raj Kettimuthu, Argonne National Laboratory] 30m
        Speaker: Raj Kettimuthu (Argonne National Laboratory)
      • 14:30
        Globus Online in the Mr.SymBioMath project [Johan Karlsson, University of Malaga] 30m
        Speaker: Johan Karlsson
      • 15:00
        Panel discussion “Sharing is Fun” with representatives of communities and resource providers 30m
        Speaker: Helmut Heller (BADW)
    • 14:00 15:30
      IBERGRID Parallel Session: e-Infrastructures & Biodiversity Workshop Hidalgo (Melia Castilla Convention Centre)

      Hidalgo

      Melia Castilla Convention Centre

      Conveners: Fernando Aguilar (CSIC) , Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC) , Miguel Caballer (UPVLC)
      • 14:00
        VIBRANT 15m
        Speaker: S Alvarez (Vizzuality)
      • 14:15
        pro-IBiosphere 15m
        Speaker: J. Miller (Naturalis)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        PESI 15m
        Speaker: Y. de Jong (UvA)
        Slides
      • 14:45
        Creative-B 15m
        Speaker: Y Legre (CNRS)
        Slides
      • 15:00
        COOPEUS 15m
        Speaker: F Aguilar (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 15:15
        EGI 15m
        Speaker: J Gomes (LIP)
    • 14:00 15:30
      IBERGrid Auditorium

      Auditorium

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      General Information: http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/

      The Spanish National Grid Initiative (ES-NGI), is organizing the 2013 edition of the Iberian Grid Computing Conference, IBERGRID, 2013. The IBERGRID conference series is organized since 2007 in the context of the bi-lateral agreements between Portugal and Spain in matter of grid computing, super-computing, and scientific data repositories. The IBERGRID conferences have as goal the promotion of the Iberian e-science activities.

      This year edition will take place in Madrid, co-located with the EGI Technical Forum 2013. We would like to invite you to attend to this event that will join more than 120 researchers, users and datacenter managers from the most important scientific computing infrastructures in Spain and Portugal. The attendance expected for the EGI TF 2013 is over 500 people.

      In the context of IBERGRID, computing centres of Portugal and Spain work together to develop and provide grid, cloud and high performance computing services for the scientific community, which are fully integrated in the European Grid Initiative.

      The IBERGRID webpage is at http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/ and any questions on the conference should be directed to conference co-chairs at ibergrid13@upv.es.

      • 14:00
        A Case for Communal Clouds 50m
        Speaker: Francisco Brasileiro
      • 14:50
        Towards Federated Cloud Image Management 20m
        Speaker: Alvaro Simon (FCTSG)
        Slides
      • 15:10
        Infrastructure-Agnostic Programming and Interoperable Execution in Heterogeneous Grids 20m
        Speaker: Enric Tejedor
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      Cloud Interoperability Week: CloudPlugfest Segovia

      Segovia

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      For full details, please see: http://www.cloudplugfest.org/cloud-interoperability-week

      • 16:00
        Cloud Interoperability Week 1h 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      EGI InSPIRE PMB Toledo

      Toledo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
      • 16:00
        EGI InSPIRE PMB 1h 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      Foundation training in federated IT Service Management according to FitSM-1:2013 El Escorial

      El Escorial

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This foundation training course in federated IT Service Management introduces the fundamentals of service management and some of the specific challenges faced when managing IT services across complex and federated communities.

      The training is carried out across one afternoon and the following morning, and culminates in a short exam. Successfully passing the exam will grant participants a Foundation Certificate in Service Management for Federated IT Infrastructures, provided by the internationally recognised standards organisation TÜV SÜD.

      The course is structured around the FitSM-1:2013 standard (see www.fedsm.eu/fitsm for details), which is compatible with ITIL and ISO/IEC 20000. The FitSM standard and the training course are produced and run by the FedSM project, which is funded by the EC to bring improved service management to several infrastructures, including EGI.

      Places for this session are limited and must be reserved in advance, contact training@fedsm.eu for details.

      Convener: Thomas Schaaf (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
      • 16:00
        Foundation training in federated IT Service Management according to FitSM-1:2013 1h 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      Globus EUROPE El Jardín

      El Jardín

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Full details for this event can be found at: http://www.egcf.eu/events/globuseurope-2013/

      Convener: Helmut Heller (BADW)
      • 16:00
        Community Talk: MAPPER [Mariusz Mamoński, Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center] 30m
        Speaker: Mr Mariusz Mamoński (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center)
      • 16:30
        Community Talk: VERCE [Siew-Hoon Leong, VERCE Work package leader] 30m
        Speaker: Siew Hoon Leong (EGI.EU)
      • 17:00
        EGCF Software Demonstration [EGCF representative] 30m
    • 16:00 17:00
      IBERGRID Parallel Session: e-Infrastructures & Biodiversity Workshop Hidalgo (Melia Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid)

      Hidalgo

      Melia Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Conveners: Fernando Aguilar (CSIC) , Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC) , Miguel Caballer (UPVLC)
      • 16:00
        EUDAT 15m
        Speaker: D. Vicente (BSC)
        Slides
      • 16:15
        GBIF 15m
        Speaker: F Pando (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        LTER 15m
        Speaker: F. Bonet (Universidad Granada)
        Slides
      • 16:45
        LIFEWATCH core-ICT 15m
        Speaker: AJ Saenz (IAT-MAGRAMA)
        Slides
    • 16:00 17:30
      IBERGrid Auditorium

      Auditorium

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      General Information: http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/

      The Spanish National Grid Initiative (ES-NGI), is organizing the 2013 edition of the Iberian Grid Computing Conference, IBERGRID, 2013. The IBERGRID conference series is organized since 2007 in the context of the bi-lateral agreements between Portugal and Spain in matter of grid computing, super-computing, and scientific data repositories. The IBERGRID conferences have as goal the promotion of the Iberian e-science activities.

      This year edition will take place in Madrid, co-located with the EGI Technical Forum 2013. We would like to invite you to attend to this event that will join more than 120 researchers, users and datacenter managers from the most important scientific computing infrastructures in Spain and Portugal. The attendance expected for the EGI TF 2013 is over 500 people.

      In the context of IBERGRID, computing centres of Portugal and Spain work together to develop and provide grid, cloud and high performance computing services for the scientific community, which are fully integrated in the European Grid Initiative.

      The IBERGRID webpage is at http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/ and any questions on the conference should be directed to conference co-chairs at ibergrid13@upv.es.

      • 16:00
        Graph Database for Structured Radiology 20m
        Speaker: Damián Segrelles
      • 16:20
        Big data and urban mobility 20m
        Speaker: Antonia Tugores (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 16:40
        Analyzing File Access Patterns in Distributed File-systems 20m
        Speaker: Jorge Gomes (LIP)
      • 17:00
        Improving data locality on distributed Grid applications in bioinformatics 20m
        Speaker: Dr Ignacio Blanquer (UPVLC)
    • 17:00 17:30
      IBERGRID Parallel Session: e-Infrastructures & Biodiversity Workshop Hidalgo

      Hidalgo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Conveners: Fernando Aguilar (CSIC) , Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC) , Miguel Caballer (UPVLC)
      • 17:00
        Round Table: Summary & Perspectives. Preparing next initiatives 30m
        Speaker: J Marco (CSIC)
    • 09:00 10:30
      Cloud Interoperability Week: CloudPlugfest Segovia

      Segovia

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      For full details, please see: http://www.cloudplugfest.org/cloud-interoperability-week

    • 09:00 10:30
      EGI Council: WorkShop El Escorial

      El Escorial

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
      • 09:00
        EGI Council: WorkShop 1h 30m
        Speaker: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
    • 09:00 10:30
      Foundation training in federated IT Service Management according to FitSM-1:2013 El Jardín

      El Jardín

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This foundation training course in federated IT Service Management introduces the fundamentals of service management and some of the specific challenges faced when managing IT services across complex and federated communities.

      The training is carried out across one afternoon and the following morning, and culminates in a short exam. Successfully passing the exam will grant participants a Foundation Certificate in Service Management for Federated IT Infrastructures, provided by the internationally recognised standards organisation TÜV SÜD.

      The course is structured around the FitSM-1:2013 standard (see www.fedsm.eu/fitsm for details), which is compatible with ITIL and ISO/IEC 20000. The FitSM standard and the training course are produced and run by the FedSM project, which is funded by the EC to bring improved service management to several infrastructures, including EGI.

      Places for this session are limited and must be reserved in advance, contact training@fedsm.eu for details.

      Convener: Thomas Schaaf (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
      • 09:00
        Foundation training in federated IT Service Management according to FitSM 1h 30m
    • 09:00 10:30
      IBERGrid Hidalgo

      Hidalgo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      General Information: http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/

      The Spanish National Grid Initiative (ES-NGI), is organizing the 2013 edition of the Iberian Grid Computing Conference, IBERGRID, 2013. The IBERGRID conference series is organized since 2007 in the context of the bi-lateral agreements between Portugal and Spain in matter of grid computing, super-computing, and scientific data repositories. The IBERGRID conferences have as goal the promotion of the Iberian e-science activities.

      This year edition will take place in Madrid, co-located with the EGI Technical Forum 2013. We would like to invite you to attend to this event that will join more than 120 researchers, users and datacenter managers from the most important scientific computing infrastructures in Spain and Portugal. The attendance expected for the EGI TF 2013 is over 500 people.

      In the context of IBERGRID, computing centres of Portugal and Spain work together to develop and provide grid, cloud and high performance computing services for the scientific community, which are fully integrated in the European Grid Initiative.

      The IBERGRID webpage is at http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/ and any questions on the conference should be directed to conference co-chairs at ibergrid13@upv.es.

      • 09:00
        IBERCLOUD session 50m
        Experiences in Fed cloud and others.
        • IberCloud Status Update 5m
          Speaker: Enol Fernandez (CSIC)
          Slides
        • Execution of scientific workflows on federated multi-cloud infrastructures 15m
          Speaker: Daniele Lezzi (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)
          Slides
        • Cloud resources at BIFI 15m
          Speaker: Jaime Ibar (BIFI)
          Slides
        • Running Hadoop in the cloud 15m
          Speaker: Alvaro Simon (FCTSG)
          Slides
      • 09:50
        Service Construction Tools for Easy Cloud Deployment 20m
        Speaker: Raul Sirvent (BSC)
        Slides
      • 10:10
        Platform to Ease the Deployment and Improve the Availability of TRENCADIS Infrastructure 20m
        Speaker: Miguel Caballer (UPVLC)
        Slides
    • 09:00 10:30
      IBERGrid: Techniques used in the Biodiversity Analysis Chain Toledo

      Toledo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      General Information: http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/

      The Spanish National Grid Initiative (ES-NGI), is organizing the 2013 edition of the Iberian Grid Computing Conference, IBERGRID, 2013. The IBERGRID conference series is organized since 2007 in the context of the bi-lateral agreements between Portugal and Spain in matter of grid computing, super-computing, and scientific data repositories. The IBERGRID conferences have as goal the promotion of the Iberian e-science activities.

      This year edition will take place in Madrid, co-located with the EGI Technical Forum 2013. We would like to invite you to attend to this event that will join more than 120 researchers, users and datacenter managers from the most important scientific computing infrastructures in Spain and Portugal. The attendance expected for the EGI TF 2013 is over 500 people.

      In the context of IBERGRID, computing centres of Portugal and Spain work together to develop and provide grid, cloud and high performance computing services for the scientific community, which are fully integrated in the European Grid Initiative.

      The IBERGRID webpage is at http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/ and any questions on the conference should be directed to conference co-chairs at ibergrid13@upv.es.

      Conveners: Fernando Aguilar (CSIC) , Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC) , Miguel Caballer (UPVLC)
      • 09:00
        Opening Remarks, Workshop Objectives 10m
        Speaker: J Marco (CSIC)
      • 09:10
        Transcriptomic Pipelines 20m
        Speaker: E. Kornobis (CSIC-MNCN)
        Slides
      • 09:30
        Programming Models 20m
        Speaker: R Badia (BSC)
        Slides
      • 09:50
        Globalization of Scientific Collections 20m
        Speaker: JM Becerra (CSIC-MNCN)
        Slides
      • 10:10
        Remote Monitoring 20m
        Speakers: F Bonet (UGr) , J Marco (CSIC)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Cloud Interoperability Week: CloudPlugfest Segovia

      Segovia

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      For full details, please see: http://www.cloudplugfest.org/cloud-interoperability-week

    • 11:00 12:30
      EGI Council: WorkShop El Escorial

      El Escorial

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        EGI Council: WorkShop 1h 30m
        Speaker: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Foundation training in federated IT Service Management according to FitSM-1:2013 El Jardín

      El Jardín

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      This foundation training course in federated IT Service Management introduces the fundamentals of service management and some of the specific challenges faced when managing IT services across complex and federated communities.

      The training is carried out across one afternoon and the following morning, and culminates in a short exam. Successfully passing the exam will grant participants a Foundation Certificate in Service Management for Federated IT Infrastructures, provided by the internationally recognised standards organisation TÜV SÜD.

      The course is structured around the FitSM-1:2013 standard (see www.fedsm.eu/fitsm for details), which is compatible with ITIL and ISO/IEC 20000. The FitSM standard and the training course are produced and run by the FedSM project, which is funded by the EC to bring improved service management to several infrastructures, including EGI.

      Places for this session are limited and must be reserved in advance, contact training@fedsm.eu for details.

      Convener: Thomas Schaaf (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
      • 11:00
        Foundation training in federated IT Service Management according to FitSM 1h 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      IBERGrid Hidalgo

      Hidalgo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      General Information: http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/

      The Spanish National Grid Initiative (ES-NGI), is organizing the 2013 edition of the Iberian Grid Computing Conference, IBERGRID, 2013. The IBERGRID conference series is organized since 2007 in the context of the bi-lateral agreements between Portugal and Spain in matter of grid computing, super-computing, and scientific data repositories. The IBERGRID conferences have as goal the promotion of the Iberian e-science activities.

      This year edition will take place in Madrid, co-located with the EGI Technical Forum 2013. We would like to invite you to attend to this event that will join more than 120 researchers, users and datacenter managers from the most important scientific computing infrastructures in Spain and Portugal. The attendance expected for the EGI TF 2013 is over 500 people.

      In the context of IBERGRID, computing centres of Portugal and Spain work together to develop and provide grid, cloud and high performance computing services for the scientific community, which are fully integrated in the European Grid Initiative.

      The IBERGRID webpage is at http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/ and any questions on the conference should be directed to conference co-chairs at ibergrid13@upv.es.

      • 11:00
        Bioinformatics Infrastructures, Logistics and Analysis in Genomics projects 50m
        Speaker: David Pisano
      • 11:50
        Analysis of Scientific Cloud Computing requirements 20m
        Speaker: Mr Alvaro Lopez Garcia (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 12:10
        Easing the Structural Analysis Migration to the Cloud 20m
        Speaker: Alonso Jose Miguel
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 15:00
      Cloud Interoperability Week: CloudPlugfest Segovia

      Segovia

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      For full details, please see: http://www.cloudplugfest.org/cloud-interoperability-week

    • 13:30 15:00
      EGI Council El Escorial

      El Escorial

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
      • 13:30
        EGI Council 1h 30m
        Speaker: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
    • 13:30 15:00
      IBERGrid Hidalgo

      Hidalgo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      General Information: http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/

      The Spanish National Grid Initiative (ES-NGI), is organizing the 2013 edition of the Iberian Grid Computing Conference, IBERGRID, 2013. The IBERGRID conference series is organized since 2007 in the context of the bi-lateral agreements between Portugal and Spain in matter of grid computing, super-computing, and scientific data repositories. The IBERGRID conferences have as goal the promotion of the Iberian e-science activities.

      This year edition will take place in Madrid, co-located with the EGI Technical Forum 2013. We would like to invite you to attend to this event that will join more than 120 researchers, users and datacenter managers from the most important scientific computing infrastructures in Spain and Portugal. The attendance expected for the EGI TF 2013 is over 500 people.

      In the context of IBERGRID, computing centres of Portugal and Spain work together to develop and provide grid, cloud and high performance computing services for the scientific community, which are fully integrated in the European Grid Initiative.

      The IBERGRID webpage is at http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/ and any questions on the conference should be directed to conference co-chairs at ibergrid13@upv.es.

      • 13:30
        Supercomputing resources in BSC-CNS, RES & PRACE 30m
        Speaker: Montserrat González (BSC)
      • 14:00
        Leveraging Hybrid Data Infrastructure for Ecological Niche Modeling: The EUBrazilOpenBio Experience 20m
        Speaker: Dr Ignacio Blanquer (UPVLC)
      • 14:20
        Operation of the ATLAS Spanish Tier-2 during the LHC Run I 20m
        Speaker: Elena Oliver
      • 14:40
        The LHC Tier1 at PIC: experience from first LHC run and getting prepared for the next 20m
        Speaker: Jose Flix (IFAE)
    • 15:00 15:30
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Cloud Interoperability Week: CloudPlugfest Segovia

      Segovia

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      For full details, please see: http://www.cloudplugfest.org/cloud-interoperability-week

    • 15:30 17:00
      EGI Council El Escorial

      El Escorial

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      Convener: Steven Newhouse (EGI.EU)
      • 15:30
        EGI Council 1h 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      IBERGrid Hidalgo

      Hidalgo

      Meliá Castilla Convention Centre, Madrid

      General Information: http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/

      The Spanish National Grid Initiative (ES-NGI), is organizing the 2013 edition of the Iberian Grid Computing Conference, IBERGRID, 2013. The IBERGRID conference series is organized since 2007 in the context of the bi-lateral agreements between Portugal and Spain in matter of grid computing, super-computing, and scientific data repositories. The IBERGRID conferences have as goal the promotion of the Iberian e-science activities.

      This year edition will take place in Madrid, co-located with the EGI Technical Forum 2013. We would like to invite you to attend to this event that will join more than 120 researchers, users and datacenter managers from the most important scientific computing infrastructures in Spain and Portugal. The attendance expected for the EGI TF 2013 is over 500 people.

      In the context of IBERGRID, computing centres of Portugal and Spain work together to develop and provide grid, cloud and high performance computing services for the scientific community, which are fully integrated in the European Grid Initiative.

      The IBERGRID webpage is at http://www.ibergrid.eu/2013/ and any questions on the conference should be directed to conference co-chairs at ibergrid13@upv.es.

      • 15:30
        An unattended and fault-tolerant approach for the execution of distributed applications 20m
        Speaker: Manuel Rodríguez-Pascual
      • 15:50
        Calculation of Two-Point Angular Correlation Function: Implementations on Many-Cores and Multicores Processors 20m
        Speaker: Miguel Cardenas-Montes
      • 16:10
        Performance Assessment of a Chaos-based Image Cipher on Multi-GPUPerformance Assessment of a Chaos-based Image Cipher on Multi-GPU 20m
        Speaker: Juan José Rodríguez-Vázquez
      • 16:30
        Closing and clonclusions 20m