EGI Conference 2015

Europe/Lisbon
ISCTE-IUL

ISCTE-IUL

Avª das Forças Armadas, 1649-026 Lisboa, Portugal
Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
Description

The EGI Conference 2015 was held in Lisbon, Portugal between 18-22 May, 2015.

The event was hosted by EGI.eu and IBERGRID, a partnership between the Portuguese National Distributed Computing Infrastructure (INCD) and the Spanish National Grid Initiative.

The Lisbon meeting was the first opportunity for the community to meet in the post-EGI-InSPIRE era and plan the work for the coming years. The programme was focused on cross-disciplinary services with thematic days, where research communities and competence centres of different disciplines can join forces to discuss common issues.

The EGI Conference 2015 was dedicated to the theme:

Engaging the Research Community towards an Open Science Commons

 

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    • 09:00 10:30
      Distributed Competence Centres and Virtual Research Communities - coordination meeting C103

      C103

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      The session brings together the EGI Distributed Competence Centres with the NGI International Liaisons and with the existing Virtual Research Communities to briefly inform each other on progress with implementing their workplans, and to invite the NGIs to support them in specific activities, particularly in the area of user engagement and support. The session also offers a venue to discuss priorities for discussions and sessions of the whole conference week.

      Provisional agenda:
      - Introduction and updates from EGI-Engage (Gergely Sipos)
      - Updates on workplans (CC representatives; VRC representatives)
      - Priorities for the week

      Convener: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
      • 09:00
        Distributed Competence Centres and Virtual Research Communities - coordination meeting 1h 30m
        Speaker: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
        DARIAH_update
        Intro-VRCs&DCC
        Slides-MoBrain
    • 09:00 10:30
      EU Brazil Cloud Connect Workshop B103

      B103

      ISCTE-IUL

      The aim of this workshop is to share the experience acquired in the EUBrazilCC project and to present the federated e-Infrastructure and the use cases.

      The EU Brazil Cloud Connect project (EUBrazilCC) proposes the creation of a general-purpose intercontinental federated e-Infrastructure joining different frameworks, like private clouds, supercomputing and cloud opportunistic resources to meet the demands of a wider range of user communities thanks to open standards for interoperability.

      The workshop will also feature technical presentations of researchers from academia and industry interested in mechanisms for an interoperable and dependable infrastructure in a federated environment and supporting scientific applications.

      Convener: Dr Ignacio Blanquer (UPVLC)
      • 09:00
        Welcome note 5m
        Speaker: Ignacio Blanquer (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
      • 09:05
        EUBrazil Cloud Connect project overview 20m
        Speaker: Ignacio Blanquer (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
        Slides
      • 09:25
        EUBrazilCC support tools 30m
        Speaker: Daniele Lezzi (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain)
        Slides
      • 09:55
        EUBrazilCC federated e-infrastructure 15m
        Speaker: Francisco Brasileiro (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil)
        Slides
      • 10:10
        Invited talk: Security in federated e-infrastructure 20m
        Speaker: Boris Parak (CESNET)
        Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break
      • 10:30
        Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Opening Plenary Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

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      Convener: Jorge Gomes (LIP)
      • 11:00
        Welcome introduction: LIP and Portuguese Science Foundation 25m
        Speakers: Jorge Gomes (LIP), João Nuno Ferreira (FCT)
      • 11:25
        IberGrid role and strategy for the support of the national research roadmaps 25m
        Speakers: Dr Isabel Campos (CSIC), Jorge Gomes (LIP)
      • 11:50
        EGI-Engage: towards an Open Science Commons 40m
        This presentation publicly launches EGI-Engage for the first time. We will explain how EGI-Engage - an EC action funded in H2020 WP 2014-2015 - will push the boundaries of EGI and European e-Infrastructures in general by implementing a number of strategic big shifts. In EGI-Engage community engagement for the first time reaches out to eight new international research collaborations supporting the ESFRI roadmap and it embraces a completely new organization in user support: the Distributed Competence Centre, which sees the participation of EGI participants, user communities and technologies. EGI will reinforce its business engagement by enabling the big data value in a number of disciplinary areas. The technical roadmap will advance through the development of an Open Data Platform that brings federated open data and grid and cloud computing together for scalable big data access. Through EGI-Engage EGI will accelerate the implementation of the Digital ERA by advancing towards an Open Science Commons, the vision through which: "Researchers from all disciplines have easy, integrated and open access to the advanced digital services, scientific instruments, data, knowledge and expertise they need to collaborate and achieve excellence in science, research and innovation. They feel engaged in governing, managing and preserving these resources for everyone’s benefit, with the support of all stakeholders".
        Speaker: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
        Slides
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch
      • 12:30
        Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 15:00
      EU Brazil Cloud Connect Workshop B103

      B103

      ISCTE-IUL

      The aim of this workshop is to share the experience acquired in the EUBrazilCC project and to present the federated e-Infrastructure and the use cases.

      The EU Brazil Cloud Connect project (EUBrazilCC) proposes the creation of a general-purpose intercontinental federated e-Infrastructure joining different frameworks, like private clouds, supercomputing and cloud opportunistic resources to meet the demands of a wider range of user communities thanks to open standards for interoperability.

      The workshop will also feature technical presentations of researchers from academia and industry interested in mechanisms for an interoperable and dependable infrastructure in a federated environment and supporting scientific applications.

      Convener: Dr Ignacio Blanquer (UPVLC)
      • 13:30
        Invited talk: Epidemiology of leishmaniases in Portugal 20m
        Speaker: Carla Maia (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal)
      • 13:50
        The Leishmaniasis Virtual Lab - EUBrazilCC demo 15m
        Speaker: Erik Torres Serrano (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
        Slides
      • 14:05
        Open discussion 10m
      • 14:15
        Invited talk: Climate change and biodiversity 20m
        Speaker: Alain Franc (INRA, France)
        Slides
      • 14:35
        Climate change - EUBrazilCC demo 15m
        Speaker: Sandro Fiore (SPACI)
        Slides
      • 14:50
        Open discussion 10m
    • 13:30 15:00
      Research Infrastructures roadmaps and Competence Centres Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      Keynote speakers from the Research Infrastructures participating to the EGI Distributed Competence Centre will provide an overview of their technical roadmaps and will explain how the Competence Centre will help realizing them. The session provides an excellent opportunity to learn how international research communities spanning life science, art and humanities and natural sciences will drive the evolution of EGI and of distributed European cyber-infrastructures in the coming years.

      Convener: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
      • 13:30
        Introduction 10m
        Speaker: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 13:40
        ELIXIR's service deployment phase: Starting the implementation of the European life-science infrastructure for biological information 20m
        At the core of ELIXIR's strategy is the recognition that large-scale data management in the life sciences is not limited to a few sites. A European data infrastructure must be able to cope with the aggregation, annotation and integration of data from thousands of laboratories as well as scaling these data-services to millions of users worldwide. ELIXIR has progressed through a long preparatory and interim phase, which included gaining the support of national and European funders, as well as coordinating the efforts from more than 120 institutions involved in the provision of bioinformatics services. In 2015 ELIXIR moves into its Service Deployment Phase. In this talk I will explain how ELIXIR will start to implement this part of the ELIXIR programme and how important it is for ELIXIR to collaborate with communities and other research infrastructures in order to build effective, coordinated services for users.
        Speaker: Rafael Jimenez (ELIXIR)
        Slides
      • 14:00
        BBMRI-ERIC - Biobanking and Biomolecular Resource Infrastructure 20m
        As has been demonstrated in the previous years, providing high-quality samples and data for biomedial research is one of the key challenges the science is currently facing. BBMRI-ERIC, a European Research Infrastructure Consortium on Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources, strives to establish, operate, and further developing a pan-European distributed research infrastructure of high-quality biobanks and biomolecular resources. The talk will provide an overview of the BBMRI-ERIC, while focusing in more detail on the IT aspects of the infrastructure. The major challenges will be discussed such as privacy and security, heterogeneity, various degrees of completeness, and overall volumes of the data. The talk will also provide overview of existing and upcoming services, for which interaction with distributed computing, storage and middleware infrastructure is of high relevance.
        Speaker: Petr Holub (BBMRI-ERIC)
        Slides
      • 14:20
        A Competence Center to Serve Translational Research from Molecule to Brain 20m
        The MoBrain Competence Center of EGI-Engage aims at building transversal and vertical connections between techniques, researchers and clinicians to provide them with an optimal e-Science toolbox to tackle societal challenges related to health. It builds on grid- and cloud-based infrastructures and on the existing expertise available within WeNMR (www.wenmr.eu) and N4U (neugrid4you.eu) in order to serve its user communities, related ESFRI projects (e.g. INSTRUCT) and, in the long term, the Human Brain Project (FET Flagship). By integrating molecular structural biology and medical imaging services and data, MoBrain will kick-start the development of a larger, integrated, global science virtual research environment for life and brain scientists worldwide. The mini-projects defined in MoBrain are geared toward facilitating this overall objective, each with specific objectives to reinforce existing services, develop new solutions and pave the path to a global competence center and virtual research environment for translational research from molecule to brain. (Photo credit: Ed van Rijswijk).
        Speaker: Alexandre Bonvin (eNMR/WeNMR (via Dutch NGI))
        Slides
      • 14:40
        Challenges in the EGI-LifeWatch Competence Center 20m
        Speaker: Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC)
        Slides
    • 13:30 15:00
      Security training C104

      C104

      ISCTE-IUL

      Cyber attacks have become ubiquitous. To face current threats it is important to understand them.
      To illustrate how and with which tools many of the current attacks are performed we have created an isolated environment in which the participants will change roles, and act as attackers against standard services. Scoring will be done based on the number of successfully compromised services. No prior knowledge on offensive security is required, this game is on the entry level,... Happy Hunting.

      For more information and registration, go to: https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2516

      Conveners: Daniel Kouril (CESNET), Dr Sven Gabriel (FOM)
    • 15:00 15:30
      Coffee break
      • 15:00
        Coffee break 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      EU Brazil Cloud Connect Workshop B103

      B103

      ISCTE-IUL

      The aim of this workshop is to share the experience acquired in the EUBrazilCC project and to present the federated e-Infrastructure and the use cases.

      The EU Brazil Cloud Connect project (EUBrazilCC) proposes the creation of a general-purpose intercontinental federated e-Infrastructure joining different frameworks, like private clouds, supercomputing and cloud opportunistic resources to meet the demands of a wider range of user communities thanks to open standards for interoperability.

      The workshop will also feature technical presentations of researchers from academia and industry interested in mechanisms for an interoperable and dependable infrastructure in a federated environment and supporting scientific applications.

      Convener: Dr Ignacio Blanquer (UPVLC)
      • 15:30
        Monitoring for a federated e-infrastructure [TBD] 20m
        Speaker: Pablo González (INDRA)
      • 15:50
        Integration of services in EGI federated cloud 20m
        Speaker: Enol Fernandez (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 16:10
        EUBrazilCC infrastructure demo 35m
        Speaker: Francisco Brasileiro (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil)
      • 16:45
        Open discussion & Closing remarks 15m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Research Infrastructures roadmaps and Competence Centres Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      Keynote speakers from the Research Infrastructures participating to the EGI Distributed Competence Centre will provide an overview of their technical roadmaps and will explain how the Competence Centre will help realizing them. The session provides an excellent opportunity to learn how international research communities spanning life science, art and humanities and natural sciences will drive the evolution of EGI and of distributed European cyber-infrastructures in the coming years.

      Convener: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
      • 15:30
        European Plate Observing System (EPOS): a distributed e-Infrastructure for Solid Earth Sciences 20m
        The European Plate Observing System (EPOS) is an ambitious long term integration plan addressing the major solid-earth research infrastructures in Europe. For its large scale and extent it is a unique initiative which will foster new scientific discoveries and enable scientists to investigate the solid earth system with unprecedented ways. A key aspect of EPOS is to provide end-users with homogeneous access to services and multidisciplinary data collected by monitoring infrastructures and experimental facilities as well as access to software, processing and visualization tools. The service archicture in EPOS envisages a main system, the ICS, integrating data and services provided by communities through the Thematic Core Services (TCS). TCS according to their level of maturity will build new interoperable services or make existing services interoperable with ICS through the use of software interfaces allowing the interchange of metadata with the ICS. The presentation will introduce the technical achievements of the EPOS preparatory phase and the plan for the implementation phase.
        Speaker: Daniele Bailo (EPOS/ INGV)
        Slides
      • 15:50
        Roadmap for incoherent scatter radar operations 20m
        The reason that the radar facilities exist in the first place is to provide scientists with the means to perform observations and experiments as part of a wide range of research activities. Six areas of collaborative efforts have been identified and these are: Data levels; Access; Standard operations; Non-standard operations; Training and education; and Outreach. We will present the main trends within these and how we will benefit of the work to be done within the EGI EISCAT_3D Competence Centre to solve the scientific needs identified by the roadmap.
        Speaker: Ingemar Haggstrom (EISCAT Scientific Association)
        Slides
      • 16:10
        e-Science for the Masses: Asia Pacific Regional Collaborations on Disaster Mitigation 20m
        By means of e-Science resources and collaboration framework, the Disaster Mitigation Competence Centre (DMCC) is aiming to improve strategy of prevention and reduction of disasters. Three categories of regional focused hazards are targeted, which include the earthquake and tsunami, extreme weather and environmental changes. DMCC will create virtual research environments with embedded services and simulations that enable the sharing of disaster-related data, tools, applications and knowledge among field-workers, scientists, and e-infrastructure experts, shortening the time to respond to natural disasters. Through the DMCC, for example, potential tsunami sources would be spotted for better preparedness. Understanding of multi-scale nature of tropical cyclones for generating local heavy rainfall events is improved. Impact analysis capability of urban heat island effect on precipitation will be built up. In the end, the regional e-Infrastructure offerings to data and knowledge services and simulation services for disaster mitigation are much enhanced.
        Speaker: Eric Yen (ASGC)
      • 16:30
        Discussion 30m
        Speaker: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
    • 15:30 17:00
      Security training C104

      C104

      ISCTE-IUL

      Cyber attacks have become ubiquitous. To face current threats it is important to understand them.
      To illustrate how and with which tools many of the current attacks are performed we have created an isolated environment in which the participants will change roles, and act as attackers against standard services. Scoring will be done based on the number of successfully compromised services. No prior knowledge on offensive security is required, this game is on the entry level,... Happy Hunting.

      For more information and registration, go to: https://indico.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2516

      Conveners: Daniel Kouril (CESNET), Dr Sven Gabriel (FOM)
    • 15:30 17:00
      Tools for operating e-Infrastructure B104

      B104

      ISCTE-IUL

      The requirements and plans for the evolution of the EGI Core Infrastructure will be presented and discussed. These concern the EGI Service Registry and Marketplace, Accounting, the Operations Tools and Resource Allocation through e-GRANT. The EGI Core Infrastructure tools support the federated management of a distributed infrastructure and are generally applicable to any distributed Research Infrastructure.

      Convener: Diego Scardaci (INFN)
      • 15:30
        e-Infrastructure Commons 15m
        Speaker: Diego Scardaci (EGI.eu/INFN)
        Slides
      • 15:45
        Operations Portal 15m
        Speaker: Cyril Lorphelin (CNRS)
        Slides
      • 16:00
        ARGO monitoring system 15m
        Speaker: Christos Kanellopoulos (GRNET)
        Slides
      • 16:15
        Service Registry and Marketplace 15m
        Speaker: Mr Dean Flanders (SwiNG)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        e-Grant 15m
        Speakers: Roksana Rozanska (CYFRONET), Mr T. Szepieniec (CYFRONET)
        Slides
      • 16:45
        Application Database 15m
        Speaker: Marios Chatziangelou (IASA)
        Slides
    • 17:00 18:00
      Disaster Mitigation CC Face to Face meeting C103

      C103

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      Avª das Forças Armadas, 1649-026 Lisboa, Portugal
      Convener: Eric Yen (ASGC)
      • 17:00
        Disaster Mitigation CC Face to Face meeting 1h
        Speaker: Eric Yen (ASGC)
    • 17:00 18:00
      EISCAT 3D Competence Centre meeting - open meeting B103

      B103

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      Discussion of the Competence Centre activities and research use cases driving the technical development of the EGI - EISCAT 3D technical infrastructures.

      https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/Competence_centre_EISCAT_3D

      Convener: Ingemar Haggstrom (EISCAT Scientific Association)
      • 17:00
        Introductio to EISCAT_3D Competence centre 10m
        Speaker: Ingemar Haggstrom (EISCAT Scientific Association)
      • 17:10
        Competence Center roadmap 10m
        Speaker: Ingemar Haggstrom (EISCAT Scientific Association)
      • 17:20
        Discussion - next steps 40m
    • 17:00 18:00
      LifeWatch Competence Centre - open meeting Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

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      Presentation of the EGI-LW CC framework and initial analysis of requirements from Case studies

      Convener: Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC)
      • 17:00
        Support to LifeWatch Community 10m
        Presentation on how the Lifewatch CC in EGI will connect with the communities of developers and end-users, in particular for the integration, operation and monitoring of new applications and services.
        Speaker: Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 17:10
        Big Data and Ecological Observatories: LW Marine 20m
        Speaker: Dr Francisco Hernandez (VLIZ)
        Slides
      • 17:30
        Supporting Workflows & Virtual Labs in FedCloud 15m
        Speaker: Dr Ignacio Blanquer (UPVLC)
        Slides
      • 17:45
        Advanced Support to Citizen Science in Biodiversity 15m
    • 17:00 18:00
      Tools for operating e-Infrastructure B104

      B104

      ISCTE-IUL

      The requirements and plans for the evolution of the EGI Core Infrastructure will be presented and discussed. These concern the EGI Service Registry and Marketplace, Accounting, the Operations Tools and Resource Allocation through e-GRANT. The EGI Core Infrastructure tools support the federated management of a distributed infrastructure and are generally applicable to any distributed Research Infrastructure.

      Convener: Diego Scardaci (INFN)
      • 17:00
        GOCDB 15m
        Speaker: Cyril Lorphelin (CNRS)
        Slides
      • 17:15
        Accounting Repository 15m
        Speakers: Dr John Gordon (STFC), Stuart Pullinger (STFC)
        Slides
      • 17:30
        Accounting Portal 15m
        Speaker: Carlos Fernandez (FCTSG)
        Slides
      • 17:45
        Open Discussion 15m
    • 18:00 19:30
      Welcome reception
    • 09:00 10:30
      Tuesday Plenary Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

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      Convener: Matthew Dovey (Jisc)
      • 09:00
        Governing Infrastructure and Knowledge Commons 45m
        Frischmann will present his interdisciplinary research on commons. Commons are resource management/governance institutions that enable sustainable shared use of certain resources within a community. He will discuss his two recent books, Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources (OUP 2012) and Governing Knowledge Commons (OUP 2014), and their relevance to open science commons.
        Speaker: Brett Frischmann (Cardozo Law School)
        Slides
      • 09:45
        Developing an Open Science Commons 45m
        Open science refers to the opening of the creation and dissemination of scholarly knowledge towards a multitude of stakeholders, from professional researchers to citizens. This has become a high priority concept in the agenda of policy makers and research organisations, and we need to understand what are the implications for those serving science. Opening the process of creation and dissemination of science requires changes in the way resources are shared and governed. There is clear evidence that that such resources (e.g., physical, digital, intellectual) could generate the best value when managed as commons. The goal of this presentation is to explain how this can be achieved and provide a view on how infrastructure resources needed to support open science can be integrated into an open science commons.
        Speaker: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
        Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break
      • 10:30
        Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Data accounting B104

      B104

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      Expert users from research communities, Research Infrastructures and providers of data management services are invited to participate to this session whose aim is to gather requirements and use cases to add data accounting to the EGI/APEL accounting system. In this context, Data Accounting is defined as accounting for who used a particular dataset and where, and is particularly relevant to data-driven scientific communities and archiving organizations who care about data reuse.
      Data Accounting information and the credit system that can build upon it, will foster a culture of data reuse and sharing in Europe.

      Conveners: Dr John Gordon (STFC), Stuart Pullinger (STFC)
      • 11:00
        Introduction 10m
        Speaker: Stuart Pullinger (STFC)
        Slides
      • 11:10
        Technology 10m
        Speaker: Dr John Gordon (STFC)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        Accounting from B2SAFE 10m
        Speaker: Stuart Pullinger (STFC)
        Slides
        • Data Accounting at FNAL 15m
          Speaker: Tanya Levshina (Fermilab/OSG)
        • Data Usage Accounting at CERN 15m
          Speaker: Cristovao Cordeiro (CERN)
      • 11:30
        Requirements 15m
        Slides
      • 11:45
        Data Accounting at FNAL 20m
        Speaker: Tanya Levshina (Fermilab/OSG)
        Slides
      • 12:05
        Data Usage Monitoring at CERN 20m
        Speaker: Cristovao Cordeiro (CERN)
        Slides
      • 12:25
        Conclusions 5m
    • 11:00 12:30
      EGI federated cloud: state of the art, demos and production use cases B103

      B103

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      This session provides an opportunity to learn about the status of the EGI Federated Cloud, the capabilities currently offered and how different scientific communities are benefiting from them.

      Who should attend?
      - research communities contributing with cloud IaaS requirements
      - cloud practitioners contributing to the technical advancement of the EGI federated cloud capabilities
      - cloud providers willing to contribute to the realization of a international federated science cloud

      Conveners: Diego Scardaci (INFN), Enol Fernandez (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        The EGI Federated Cloud: Status and Plans 20m
        The EGI Federated Cloud provides access to IaaS cloud resources on a flexible environment using common standards for computing and data access fully integrated with EGI core services. This presentation will show the available capabilities and how the federation integrates with EGI services and will also provide an overview of the coming developments.
        Speaker: Enol Fernandez (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        The word to the users: showcasing the fedcloud use cases 10m
        Speaker: Diego Scardaci (EGI.eu/INFN)
        Slides
      • 11:30
        Lightning talk: WLCG experiments in the EGI FedCloud through VAC/VCycle 5m
        Speaker: Cristovao Cordeiro (CERN)
        Slides
      • 11:35
        Lightning talk: The genome analysis and protein folding VT (GAPF) 5m
        Speaker: Dr Afonso Duarte (ITQB-UNL)
        Slides
      • 11:40
        Lightning talk: Chipster - tools for Next Generation Sequencing in the EGI Federated Cloud 5m
        Speaker: Mattila Kimmo (CSC)
        Slides
      • 11:45
        Lightning talk: LOFAR - Calibration, Analysis and Modelling of Radio-Astronomy Data 5m
        Speaker: Daniele Lezzi (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)
        Slides
      • 11:50
        Lightning talk: ENG use cases in the EGI FedCloud: SCIDIP-ES HAPPI and INERTIA 5m
        Speakers: Giampaolo Fiorentino, Pietro Fragnito
        Slides
      • 11:55
        VM management capabilities 10m
        Speaker: Boris Parak (CESNET)
      • 12:05
        Object storage capabilities 10m
        Speaker: Enol Fernandez (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 12:15
        VM Image Management with AppDB 15m
        Speaker: Marios Chatziangelou (IASA)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Open Science Commons Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      Open science is an umbrella term that refers to the opening of the creation and dissemination of scholarly knowledge towards a multitude of stakeholders, from professional researchers to citizens. If successfully implemented, open science stimulates broader collaborations and accelerates scientific discovery, ultimately better addressing global challenges and bringing greater benefits for the society.

      Opening the scientific process for creating knowledge means opening the access to a number of diverse resources like scientific instruments, scientific data, digital infrastructures and software tools, knowledge and expertise, all needed in some form to conduct research.

      Opening these resources require the adoption of standards, the right legal frameworks and license, and clear rules for access. Yet, this is not enough to ensure open science to fully flourish. Engaged communities that contribute to the management and stewardship of these resources is essential. We call the collection of open resources for science for which engaged community contribute to the management through shared rules and norms the open science commons.

      The goal of this workshop is to discuss with representatives from funding agencies, policy makers, data archiving organizations, knowledge institutions, research infrastructures and e-Infrastructures can contribute to the development of an open science commons.

      Conveners: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU), Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Open science in Horizon 2020 and beyond 20m
        This presentation will introduce the audience the European Commission policies and initiatives fostering the adoption and implementation Open Science in Europe.
        Speaker: Dr José Cotta (European Commission - DG CONNECT - Head of Unit Digital Science)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        CERN View on Open Science and Infrastructures 20m
        Speaker: Dr Sergio Bertolucci (CERN)
        Slides
      • 11:40
        European Open Science Cloud Initiative 20m
        The presentation will provide a short account of recent policy developments concerning the European Open Science Cloud, and aims to scope the field to inform future evolution.
        Speaker: Wainer Lusoli (European Commission)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        Discussion 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Poster and Demonstration session C103

      C103

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      The poster & demonstration session will be a slot dedicated to interactive presentations.

      Posters:
      The posters will be visible throughout the week in the poster area next to the demos & the coffee stations in the main floor of the conference.

      Demonstrations:
      The demos will be shown during this session and throughout the week in the demo booth.

      • 11:00
        Poster and Demonstration session 1h 30m
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch
      • 12:30
        Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 15:00
      Advancing the EGI Security infrastructure C103

      C103

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      Security practitioners, and indeed anyone else interested in operational security in EGI, are invited to join this session. We will present our current plans to evolve the security activities in EGI to support the new technologies and resource provisioning paradigms. This is aimed at maintaining a secure and trustworthy infrastructure while supporting new use cases and new ways to access the resources. Feedback from all will be very welcome as we define our plans and set priorities. A related session on security issues in the EGI Federated Cloud infrastructure will take place on 20th May.

      Convener: David Kelsey (STFC)
      • 13:30
        Introduction 10m
        Speaker: David Kelsey (STFC)
        Slides
      • 13:40
        CSIRT & IRTF 15m
        The operational security team as a whole (CSIRT) and Incident Response team (IRTF) in particular.
        Speakers: Dr Sven Gabriel (FOM), Vincent Brillaut (CERN)
        Slides
      • 13:55
        SVG 15m
        Plans of the Software Vulnerability Group
        Speaker: Linda Cornwall (STFC)
        Slides
      • 14:10
        Security Monitoring 10m
        The developments required in Security Monitoring
        Speaker: Daniel Kouril (CESNET)
        Slides
      • 14:20
        SPG 10m
        Developments planned in the Security Policy Group
        Speaker: David Kelsey (STFC)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        Discussion - plans and priorities 30m
        Speaker: David Kelsey (STFC)
    • 13:30 15:00
      Federated Cloud IaaS - towards an international multi-disciplinary science cloud (http://go.egi.eu/iaas) B103

      B103

      ISCTE-IUL

      This session presents the integration activities that will advance the IaaS capabilities of the EGI Federated Cloud, including the collaboration with the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre that will contribute to the technical integration of the Canadian federated cloud (CANFAR) for the realization of an international cloud infrastructure for astronomers, and the D4SCIENCE cloud infrastructure integration for the support of Marine and Freshwater biology with on-demand provisioning of Virtual Research Environments.

      The technical requirements problems and opportunities for the realization of a multi-disciplinary international science cloud will be discussed with user communities, practitioners and cloud providers.

      Who should attend?
      - research communities contributing with cloud IaaS requirements
      - cloud practitioners contributing to the technical advancement of the EGI federated cloud capabilities
      - cloud providers willing to contribute to the realization of a international federated science cloud

      Convener: Enol Fernandez (EGI.EU)
      • 13:30
        Towards a international federated cloud for astronomers 20m
        Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research (CANFAR) is digital infrastructure combining the Canadian national research network (CANARIE), cloud processing and storage resources (Compute Canada) and a data centre (Canadian Astronomy Data Centre) into a unified ecosystem for storage and processing. It is an operational system for the delivery, processing, storage, analysis, and sharing of very large astronomical datasets. The project has combined the best features of the grid and cloud processing models by providing a self-configuring virtual cluster deployed on multiple cloud clusters. The project has provided users a robust and secure virtual storage environment layered on distributed storage resources. The CANFAR services make use of many technologies from the grid, cloud and International Virtual Observatory communities. In this talk we will present CANFAR infrastructure and its capabilities and we will discuss the preliminary steps for federating CANFAR and EGI to create an ecosystem for the Astronomy and Astrophysics community.
        Speakers: Giuliano Taffoni (INAF - IASF Bologna), Severin Gaudet (National Research Council Canada)
        Slides
      • 13:50
        Expanding the iMarine infrastructure for maritime and freshwater biology 20m
        The iMarine infrastructure is the physical and organisational structure that dynamically provides the iMarine Community of Practice with the data and services it requires. iMarine is a Hybrid Data Infrastructure combining over 500 software components into a coherent and centrally managed system of hardware, software, and data resources. iMarine builds on the services offered by D4Science infrastructure (www.d4science.org) for management and operation (e.g. 24/7 operation and monitoring). gCube (www.gcube-system.org) is a key enabling technology underpinning iMarine. In this talk the status and technical specifications of the iMarine infrastructure will be presented as well as the integration plan involving the EGI Federated Cloud.
        Speakers: Andrea Manieri (Engineering), Pasquale Pagano (CNR - ISTI)
        Slides
      • 14:10
        LifeWatch solutions on IaaS 20m
        Within Lifewatch User community, computing needs are very wide and diverse. From single web server deployment to large computing requirements in terms of memory or CPU like model processing or knowledge base searches. This community user is also very diverse in terms of IT knowledge. Although few cloud solutions provided for the near future are closer to PaaS, there are an IT experts user sector that need more flexible resources access in order to solve particular problems. This presentation will show some examples of solutions proposed to Lifewatch community users as well as detected problems and the level of satisfaction from their point of view
        Speaker: Fernando Aguilar (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        DARIAH technology platform on the EGI Federated Cloud 20m
        In the last decade excellent Science has become more and more possible with e-Infrastructure. However, although various research domains, such as Medicine, Chemistry, and Physics, have already made extensive use of e-Infrastructure services’ potential, others such as Arts and Humanities are not yet exploiting them at the same pace. To bridge this gap, the EGI DARIAH Competence Centre (CC) aims to provide a wider and more efficient access to, and use of, e-Infrastructures such as the European Grid Infrastructure and the EGI Federated Cloud by the members of the European digital research infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities. All the outcomes of the EGI DARIAH CC project will be disseminated to DARIAH-EU through the DARIAH Virtual Competency Centre no. 1 (VCC1) “e-Infrastructures”, which will take appropriate means to support and maintain the results. In this presentation we will outline the objective of the DARIAH CC and the proposed architecture of its platform.
        Speakers: Dr Giuseppe La Rocca (INFN), Roberto Barbera (University of Catania and INFN)
        Slides
      • 14:50
        Discussion 10m
    • 13:30 15:00
      Federated accelerated computing B104

      B104

      ISCTE-IUL

      Accelerated computing systems deliver energy efficient and powerful HPC capabilities. Many EGI sites are providing accelerated computing technologies to enable high performance processing such as GPGPUs or MIC co-processors. Currently these accelerated capabilities are not directly supported by the EGI platforms. To use the co-processors capabilities available at resource centre level, users must directly interact with the local provider to get information about the type of resources and software libraries available and which submission queues must be used to submit tasks of accelerated computing.
      The session will discuss the status of the art and barriers with providers of GPGPUs or MIC co-processors in EGI, and will define a development roadmap to achieve the federation of these capabilities across EGI.
      Service providers as well as user communities interested in the use of accelerated computing facilities across Europe are invited to participate bringing their requirements.

      Conveners: Luciano Gaido (INFN), Dr Marco Verlato (INFN)
      • 13:30
        Results from EGI-Inspire GPGPU Virtual Team 15m
        Speaker: Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 13:45
        Activities planned for EGI-Engage JRA2.4 task 15m
        Speakers: Dr Marco Verlato (INFN), Dr Viet Tran (UI SAV)
        Slides
      • 14:00
        Use cases from user communities (contributions from MoBrain, LifeWatch, Virgo, LHCb, MolDynGrid) 50m
        Speakers: Dr Ignacio Suárez (Universidad de Cantabria), Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC), Dr Joao Rodrigues (University of Utrecht), Dr Marco Verlato (INFN), Dr Oleksandr Savytskyi (Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), Dr Pablo de Castro (Universidad de Cantabria), Dr Yael Gutiérrez (Universidad de Cantabria)
      • 14:50
        Discussion and wrap-up 10m
    • 13:30 15:00
      Open Science Commons Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      Open science is an umbrella term that refers to the opening of the creation and dissemination of scholarly knowledge towards a multitude of stakeholders, from professional researchers to citizens. If successfully implemented, open science stimulates broader collaborations and accelerates scientific discovery, ultimately better addressing global challenges and bringing greater benefits for the society.

      Opening the scientific process for creating knowledge means opening the access to a number of diverse resources like scientific instruments, scientific data, digital infrastructures and software tools, knowledge and expertise, all needed in some form to conduct research.

      Opening these resources require the adoption of standards, the right legal frameworks and license, and clear rules for access. Yet, this is not enough to ensure open science to fully flourish. Engaged communities that contribute to the management and stewardship of these resources is essential. We call the collection of open resources for science for which engaged community contribute to the management through shared rules and norms the open science commons.

      The goal of this workshop is to discuss with representatives from funding agencies, policy makers, data archiving organizations, knowledge institutions, research infrastructures and e-Infrastructures can contribute to the development of an open science commons.

      Convener: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
      • 13:30
        The e-Infrastructure Commons 30m
        The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG) consists of delegates appointed by European member states, associated countries and the EC. The group provides recommendations to its members covering the whole domain of e-infrastructures. In the e-IRG White Paper 2013, e-IRG describes the European e-Infrastructure Commons as the future framework for providing the technological and administrative framework for an easy and cost-effective shared use of European distributed electronic resources for research. An essential feature of the Commons is the provisioning of a constantly evolving but clearly defined, comprehensive, interoperable and sustained set of services, provisioned by several e-Infrastructure providers to fulfil specific needs of the users. This set should be minimal in the sense that all services are explicitly motivated by user needs and that any overlap of services are thoroughly motivated. The Commons should provide a platform for coordination, provisioning of sustainable and interoperable e-infrastructure services, and innovation projects.
        Speaker: Sverker Holmgren (VR-SNIC)
        Slides
      • 14:00
        EPOS integration plan: community building for open science 30m
        The European Plate Observing System (EPOS) mission is to integrate the diverse and advanced European Research Infrastructures (RIs) for solid Earth Science relying on new e-science opportunities to monitor and unravel the dynamic and complex Earth System. To this goal, a long-term plan to facilitate integrated use of data and products as well as access to facilities from mainly distributed existing and new research infrastructures has been designed. EPOS will enable innovative multidisciplinary research for a better understanding of the Earth’s physical processes that control earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, ground instability and tsunami as well as the processes driving tectonics and Earth surface dynamics. Through integration of data, models and facilities EPOS will allow the Earth Science community to make a step change in developing new concepts and tools for key answers to scientific and socio-economic questions concerning geo-hazards and geo-resources. In this framework, the big challenge to be addressed by EPOS is enabling the use of research infrastructures and services across traditional disciplines. To not only provide access to a wealth of observational data, but also the data products to offer intelligible integrated knowledge and solutions. Once the EPOS integrated services will be operational, this new infrastructure will further facilitate sharing the outcomes of research, not solely by linking data to publications, by guaranteeing data traceability and re-use, but also in convincing scientists to share the products of their investigations (that is, generating new data products). Geoscientists are generating products through their research activities (such as maps, Earth models, earthquake source models, lava flow simulations…) and most of these new data products can be further integrated and made accessible through the new platform. The presentation will also deal with the implications for the user community and funding agencies associated with the adoption of open data policies and access rules to facilities as well as the implications for the proper assessment of socio-economic impact of distributed, multidisciplinary RIs. The resources needed to tackle the challenge of fostering data driven research and big data applications will be also discussed. For Earth scientists, the prevalent problem is represented by the need of data, which must be promptly discovered, made accessible and downloadable, curated, minable and transferrable together with appropriate processing software and e-infrastructure resources. In general, there are a number of overlapping issues that regard data organization and their access, data transfer from (and to) super computing centres (HPC) and among the platforms of the federated communities. The capacity of EPOS to provide a robust sustainability plan in the framework of a well-defined governmental structure is therefore connected to the procurement policies toward national and/or European scale initiatives.
        Speaker: Massimo Cocco (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        Finnish Open Science and Research Initiative 2014–2017 30m
        This initiative set to increase the quality and competitiveness of Finland’s research and innovation system. By increasing openness in research, we will simultaneously be improving reliability, transparency, and the impact of research. Openness also creates opportunities to participate in scientific advancement, and enables easier and more effective utilisation of research results. Promoting open science and research requires not only extensive involvement from the research community, but also cooperation and coordination, internalising new ways of working, and developments in research environments, researcher services and research infrastructures. Openness within research infrastructures will be pursued when it is legally and contractually possible.
        Speaker: Sami Niinimäki (Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland)
        Slides
    • 15:00 15:30
      Coffee break
      • 15:00
        Coffee break 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Federated Cloud IaaS - towards an international multi-disciplinary science cloud (http://go.egi.eu/iaas) B103

      B103

      ISCTE-IUL

      This session presents the integration activities that will advance the IaaS capabilities of the EGI Federated Cloud, including the collaboration with the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre that will contribute to the technical integration of the Canadian federated cloud (CANFAR) for the realization of an international cloud infrastructure for astronomers, and the D4SCIENCE cloud infrastructure integration for the support of Marine and Freshwater biology with on-demand provisioning of Virtual Research Environments.

      The technical requirements problems and opportunities for the realization of a multi-disciplinary international science cloud will be discussed with user communities, practitioners and cloud providers.

      Who should attend?
      - research communities contributing with cloud IaaS requirements
      - cloud practitioners contributing to the technical advancement of the EGI federated cloud capabilities
      - cloud providers willing to contribute to the realization of a international federated science cloud

      Convener: Enol Fernandez (EGI.EU)
      • 15:30
        iSPHERE – A New Approach to Collaborative Research and Cloud Computing for Planetary Science and Experimental Plasma Physics 20m
        The presentation will introuduce the iSPHERE’s planned integration of cloud computing resources for Planetary Science and Experimental Plasma Physics, and how these will benefit scientific modeling teams by providing a reliable and web based environment for cloud based model execution, storage of results, and comparison with measurements, including fully web based tools for data mining, analysis and visualization. Also the envisioned creation of a dedicated data model for experimental plasma physics will be discussed. It will be shown why the Scientific Service Bus provides an ideal basis to integrate a number of data models and communication protocols and to provide mechanisms for data exchange across multiple and even multidisciplinary platforms.
        Speaker: Tarek Al-Ubaidi (IWF-OeAW)
        Slides
      • 15:50
        ELIXIR Cloud Roadmap 20m
        Speaker: Steven Newhouse (EMBL)
        Slides
      • 16:10
        The INDIGO DataCloud Virtual Resource Infrastructure 20m
        The new EU project INDIGO aims to provide PaaS and SaaS to researches using european e-Infrastructures. The DataCloud Virtual Resource Infrastructure is developed in the infrastructure work package WP4. It provides IaaS interfaces to the PaaS layer and to users on the higher levels.
        Speaker: Marcus Hardt (KIT-G)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        Discussion 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Open Science Commons Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      Open science is an umbrella term that refers to the opening of the creation and dissemination of scholarly knowledge towards a multitude of stakeholders, from professional researchers to citizens. If successfully implemented, open science stimulates broader collaborations and accelerates scientific discovery, ultimately better addressing global challenges and bringing greater benefits for the society.

      Opening the scientific process for creating knowledge means opening the access to a number of diverse resources like scientific instruments, scientific data, digital infrastructures and software tools, knowledge and expertise, all needed in some form to conduct research.

      Opening these resources require the adoption of standards, the right legal frameworks and license, and clear rules for access. Yet, this is not enough to ensure open science to fully flourish. Engaged communities that contribute to the management and stewardship of these resources is essential. We call the collection of open resources for science for which engaged community contribute to the management through shared rules and norms the open science commons.

      The goal of this workshop is to discuss with representatives from funding agencies, policy makers, data archiving organizations, knowledge institutions, research infrastructures and e-Infrastructures can contribute to the development of an open science commons.

      Convener: Matthew Dovey (Jisc)
      • 15:30
        National integrated cyberinfrastructure system as an open commons in South Africa 30m
        Significant investments in e-Infrastructure (or cyberinfrastructure in local terminology) have been made in South Africa, including centrally-funded investments in data infrastructure, networking and computing facilities. A review commissioned by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in 2013 and conducted in 2014, which resulted in several recommendations for streamlining these investments. The desire to address e-Infrastructure as a system rather than a static set of independent activities can be taken in the context of the large science projects which the DST currently funds, such as the SKA. However, an e-Infrastructure System should take into account the wider pool of actors and resources, beyond what the funding agency directly controls, and consider investments in services which promote collective action. In this presentation, we describe the National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System (NICIS). We probe the concepts of Openness and the Commons as they pertain to the evolution of e-Infrastructure and related activities in South Africa and the region. We will focus on social aspects such reward and recognition mechanisms, as well as portability and contribution of skills and resources to the commons. While a true Open Commons for e-Science is not within the scope of NICIS, the initiative could certainly lay the boundaries for such activity and bring order to the system, helping to stimulate participation, clarify constituency and provide the cross-cutting services necessary to collaborate. Considering Open Commons as an Exchange, we discuss briefly some of the implications for the people who inhabit, develop and share the Commons - educators, researchers, developers and operators. Finally we consider a few of the potential implications for South African e-Science environment, and the implications for the sub-Saharan region, should an Open Commons for e-Infrastructure come to be.
        Speaker: Bruce Becker (South African National Grid)
        Slides
      • 16:00
        Panel discussion 40m
      • 16:40
        Summary, wrap-up and conclusion 20m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Platforms for citizen science B104

      B104

      ISCTE-IUL

      This session presents platforms and use cases of citizen science to scientific communities of EGI covering the wide range of potential capabilities such as desktop computing and pattern recognition, from biodiversity to digital social sciences and humanities. The outcomes expected vary from “in reach” activities towards policy roadmapping.
      This session is aimed at policy makers, platform developers and any initiative and community supporting citizen science.

      Conveners: Fermin Serrano (University of Zaragoza), Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
      • 15:30
        Civic Epistemologies: Roadmap for Citizen Researchers in the age of Digital Culture 20m
        The CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES project is about the participation of citizens in research on cultural heritage and humanities. ICT are powerful drivers of creativity, but specific technical know-how is still generally lacking in the creative industries sectors. In addition, humanities scholarship is not yet taking full advantage of ICT to engage with wider audiences. New skills are needed to enable the cultural sector to grasp employment and commercial opportunities. The project aims to develop and validate a Roadmap for the use of e-Infrastructures to support the participation of European citizens in research on cultural heritage and digital humanities through focus groups, questionnaires, pilot study, case studies, and workshops with stakeholder groups. Critically, the Roadmap will offer support for improved social cohesion arising from the sharing of knowledge and understanding of Europe’s citizens common and individual cultures. A first draft version of the Roadmap was released and presented at a dedicated consultation workshop in February 2015 as an internal document for discussion, therefore this presentation will provide an update on the report comprising scope, structure, content, initial findings, future work and ultimate goal. All work will culminate at the Final CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES Conference in Berlin on 12-13 November 2015.
        Speaker: Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 15:50
        Citizen Science Projects and Initiatives 15m
        Speaker: Fermín Serrano Sanz (Universidad de Zaragoza)
      • 16:05
        BioDiversity4All 15m
        Speaker: Patricia Tiago
      • 16:20
        Citizen Science Initiatives in the Mediterranean Basin 15m
        The number of the Citizen Science projects has been constantly rising the latest years, all over the world. New tools for disseminating information and fast and easy internet access are the reasons why citizen scientists are now contributing more and more to projects on environmental monitoring or conservation biology and ecology. Three citizen science projects, have recently been initiated by LifeWatchGreece (Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)), in collaboration with many partner institutions from all over Europe, and focus on the Mediterranean and Greek territories. Emmanouela Panteri is a Web Developer at the Hellenic Center for Marine Research in Crete, Greece. Specialized in Database Development, Data Integration and Web Based Applications. Her current task is to explore how such techniques can serve biodiversity research.
        Speaker: Emmanouela Panteri (Hellenic Centre for Marine Research)
        Slides
      • 16:35
        Crowd Computing at the fingertips of EGI scientists 15m
        Volunteer or crowd computing initiatives across not only Europe but world-wide have already established production level infrastructures which serve a wide range of research communities including life sciences, linguistics, mathematics, etc. Such projects allow research and education organisations, as well as individuals and citizen scientists, to contribute actively and participate in research activities with various resources. However, more and more companies have started discovering the benefits of such systems with the main aim to create their own in-house solution for time consuming simulations and complex analysis. It has been proven that the spare capacities of the home computers and mobile devices can be collected safely, effectively and in environmental friendly way. Significant computing resources are assembled by the International Desktop Grid Federation (IDGF) and its related projects that have been supporting a growing range of application types with extremely low operational costs and overheads. As the result of strong collaboration between IDGF and EGI, the crowd computing infrastructure from IDGF members became the integral part of the e-infrastructure commons using advanced bridging and virtualization techniques.
        Speaker: Dr Robert Lovas (MTA SZTAKI)
      • 16:50
        Discussion 10m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Security operations workshop C103

      C103

      ISCTE-IUL

      The aim of the EGI CSIRT is to prevent Security Incidents happening as these have the potential to have a high impact on both the reputation of EGI and also on the integrity and availability of the provided services. When security incidents do still happen, as they frequently do, we have to deal with these in an efficient manner with the aim of quickly fixing problems while keeping services operational. Many other infrastructures are also working in similar areas and today we already collaborate with these security teams.

      Providing operational security for developing Infrastructures implementing new technologies is a constant challenge since the existing operational security frameworks and tool sets need to be extended to cover new methods of accessing and using the Infrastructure.

      This workshop will consider the changes and improvements to make the EGI CSIRT more efficient and more sustainable for the future. We will consider how the collaboration on security with the existing e-infrastructures can be further developed, in terms of best practices, standards, and further collaboration on policies and procedures.

      The session is not only very relevant to EGI, but also to the security practitioners from federated Research Infrastructures and e-Infrastructures that do/will interoperate with EGI.

      Convener: David Kelsey (STFC)
      • 15:30
        Introduction 10m
        Speaker: David Kelsey (STFC)
        Slides
      • 15:40
        Security for Collaborating Infrastructures 15m
        Speaker: David Kelsey (STFC)
        Slides
      • 15:55
        Input from other Infrastructures 20m
        To be confirmed
      • 16:15
        Standards and Best practice in Operational Security 20m
      • 16:35
        Discussion and planning 25m
    • 17:00 18:00
      ELIXIR Competence Centre - open meeting B104

      B104

      ISCTE-IUL

      ELIXIR is the European Life Science Infrastructure for Biological Information. ELIXIR work programme will implement the distributed infrastructure based on Hub and Nodes structure during the next four years and comprises Data, Tools, Compute, Training and Interoperability platforms. The ELIXIR EGI Competence center coordinates ELIXIR interactions with the EGI.eu and focuses on the contributions from the EGI to build the ELIXIR Compute Platform.
      A vast range of data analysis activities that will be found within the
      ELIXIR research community. ELIXIR needs to translate the technical service offering from the European e-Infrastructures for supporting handling of biological data. We have identified four driving scientific use cases for the next four years from e.g. marine metagenomics and genomic and phenotypic data for crop and forest plants. ELIXIR expects that the e-Infrastructures will choose which use cases they commit in the strategies with the aim to achieve scientific advancement in collaboration with ELIXIR.
      We expect participation from all three major groups: the scientists in need of better understanding of the opportunities (and limitations) of e-Infrastructure services, e-Infrastructure technical experts that could help to formulate the technical use cases, and the ELIXIR technical service experts building a bridge between the former two groups. They all will benefit from mutual interaction, providing better services one one side and being able to influence which services are available to actually support the Life Science research activities.
      We hope to establish the ELIXIR concept of 20+ Technical Use Cases, TUCs, that translate the technical functionalities made available from technical service providers for scientific data service providers.

      Conveners: Kimmo Mattila (CSC), Rafael Jimenez (ELIXIR-Europe)
      • 17:00
        Elixir Competence center 15m
        Speaker: Kimmo Mattila (CSC)
        Slides
      • 17:15
        Results of the EGI life science reference datasets virtual team 15m
        Speaker: Dr Fotis Psomopoulos (Institute of Applied Biosciences, Center for Research and Technology Hellas)
      • 17:30
        Exelerate use cases 15m
        Slides
    • 17:00 18:00
      EPOS Competence Centre - open meeting B103

      B103

      ISCTE-IUL

      The EPOS Competence Centre - open meeting session goal is to kickoff the EPOS Competence Center work.
      After the presentation of EPOS e-Infrastructure concepts and involved stakeholders, the meeting will focus on the topics which will be further developed as use cases in EPOS CC: the implementation of AAI delegation, the orchestration of computational resources and authorization mechanisms in the case of computational seismology.
      Also, as final achievement of the session, a roadmap for the developments which include the use cases to be developed, the roles and the contributions from each partner, will be outlined and agreed.
      All representatives of organization involved in the EPOS competence center are invited to attend. Other stakeholders (e.g. projects, initiatives, institutional representatives) interested in the development of EPOS CC are also invited to attend.

      Convener: Daniele Bailo (EGI.EU)
      • 17:00
        Roundtable: presentation of all EPOS CC participants 15m
        Each member of the EPOS CC will introduce his institutions and the topics of interest (2 slides)
      • 17:15
        EPOS presentation: The infrastructure and the use case in EGI CC 15m
        Speaker: Daniele Bailo (EGI.EU)
      • 17:30
        Presentation of envisaged use cases 15m
        Speaker: Daniele Bailo (EGI.EU)
      • 17:45
        Panel discussion: use case refinements, deliverables and roles of partners 15m
    • 17:00 18:00
      The EGI CernVM-FS Infrastructure - Status, Developments, Opportunities C103

      C103

      ISCTE-IUL

      The session is intended as an EGI CernVM-FS Task Force face to face open meeting, where members attending the Conference will have the chance to report on various aspects related to the CernVM-FS infrastructure across EGI sites (summary on deployment, new developments).
      Site administrators and VO managers (members of the Task Force or not) are expected to attend the session to provide their feedback, also to find answers to possible CernVM-FS related issues (deployment and operation).
      Also we look to establish contacts and explore possibilities to serve multi-VO projects (FedCloud, Dirac), also to expand the use of CernVM-FS service into the new emerging cloud environments by discussing with potential new users details on how to evolve the CernVM-FS service and infrastructure. Emphasis will be put on the potential of the CernVM Virtual Appliance, a complete and portable environment for developing and running data processing tasks.
      By attending the session, the participants will be able to get in touch and share their experience and expectations, and create the basis for further collaborations.

      Convener: Catalin Condurache (STFC)
      • 17:00
        CernVM-FS technology within EGI 15m
        Speaker: Catalin Condurache (STFC)
        Slides
      • 17:15
        Feedback from IBERGRID 15m
        LIP CernVM-FS usage
        Speakers: Joao Paulo Martins, Joao Pina (LIP)
        Slides
      • 17:30
        Round table 30m
    • 07:15 08:30
      EGI Run

      Would you like to join us for a morning run?

      Meeting place: in front of ISCTE-IUL, the venue of the EGI Conference.

      The Run EGI is free and we welcome all runners, from beginner to advanced.

      More information and Map available via: http://go.egi.eu/run

      The Run

      The route is a round loop of the Jardim do Campo Grande, a garden in central Lisbon, very close to Metro and to the conference venue.

      The route is about 3 km along a paved surface, away from traffic and in flat terrain.

      Convener: Malgorzata Krakowian (EGI.EU)
    • 09:00 10:30
      Wednesday Plenary Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      Convener: Dr Isabel Campos (CSIC)
      • 09:00
        Text mining: the next data frontier. An infrastructural approach 30m
        Recent years witness an upsurge in the quantities of digital research data, offering new insights and opportunities for improved understanding. Text and data mining is emerging as a powerful tool for harnessing the power of structured and unstructured content and data, by analysing them at multiple levels and in several dimensions to discover hidden and new knowledge. However, text mining solutions are not easy to discover and use, nor are they easily combinable by end users. OpenMinTeD aspires to enable the creation of an infrastructure that fosters and facilitates the discovery and use of text mining technologies and interoperable services. It examines several use cases identified by experts from different scientific areas, ranging from generic scholarly communication to literature related to life sciences, food and agriculture, and social sciences and humanities. OpenMinTeD text mining tools, services and associated resources will run on the cloud, requiring an in-depth optimization of service deployment and execution via scalable VM-based service distribution and use of distributed storage.
        Speaker: Natalia Manola (University of Athens)
        Slides
      • 09:30
        Integrating distributed data infrastructures with IndigoDataCloud 30m
        In the past decade, European research institutions, scientific collaborations and resource providers have been involved in the development of software frameworks and in the setup of unprecedented distributed e-infrastructures such as the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI); their collaboration made it possible to produce, store and analyze Petabytes of research data through hundreds of thousands of compute processors, in a way that has been instrumental for scientific research and discovery worldwide. New technological advancements, such as virtualization and cloud computing, and the need of resource providers to keep improving their services to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and business opportunities poses new important challenges. In this context, INDIGODataCloud (INtegrating Distributed data Infrastructures for Global ExplOitation), a proposal approved in January 2015 within the EINFRA1 call of the Horizon2020 framework program of the European Community, aims at developing a data/computing platform targeting scientific communities, deployable on multiple hardware and provisioned over hybrid (private or public) e-infrastructures. In Cloud computing, both the public and private sectors are already offering Cloud resources as IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). However, there are numerous areas of interest to scientific communities where Cloud computing uptake is currently lacking, especially at the PaaS and SaaS (Software as a Service) levels. INDIGO therefore aims at developing tools and platforms based on Open Source solutions addressing scientific challenges in the Cloud computing, storage and network areas. This talk will show the technology gaps identified by INDIGO and describe how INDIGO is going to develop and deliver software components allowing execution of applications on Cloud and Grid based infrastructures, as well as on HPC clusters. The project will extend existing PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions, allowing public and private e-infrastructures, including those provided by EGI, EUDAT, PRACE and Helix Nebula, to integrate their existing services and make them available through AAI services compliant with GEANT’s interfederation policies, thus guaranteeing transparency and trust in the provisioning of such services. INDIGO will also provide a flexible and modular presentation layer connected to the PaaS and SaaS frameworks developed within the project, allowing innovative user experiences and dynamic workflows, also from mobile appliances.
        Speaker: Dr Giacinto Donvito (INFN)
        Slides
      • 10:00
        PheNoMenal roadmap and needs 30m
        In the coming decade a significant number of the 500.000.000 European citizens will have their genome determined routinely. This will be complemented with much cheaper acquisition of the metabolome of biofluids (urine, blood plasma, cerebrospinal fluid, etc) which will link the genotype with data on the phenome and exposome of patients, which for the first time enables the development of a truly personalised and hand tailored medicine based on hard scientific measurement. The exposome subsumes all the external influences on the human organism such as age, exercise status, nutrition or other environmental influences, which modulate how our organism develops and reacts based on its genetic program. Molecular Phenotyping data, in conjunction with personal genomes generated for the majority of the population will, on the one hand, be the key to develop a truly personalized medicine, which takes into account individual genomics, lifestyle, exercise status and nutrition of European citizens. On the other hand it will pose dramatic demands on data management and compute capabilities in Europe, as the amount of data generated by molecular phenotyping exceeds the data volume of personal genomes by an order of magnitude. The PhenoMeNal project will develop and deploy an integrated, secure, permanent, on demand service-driven, privacy-compliant and sustainable e-Infrastructure for the processing, analysis and information mining of the massive amount of medical molecular phenotyping and genotyping data that will be generated by metabolomics applications now entering research and clinic. This einfrastructure will support the data processing of molecular phenotype data from the earliest time point of data acquisition in the laboratory up to the high level medical and biological conclusions.
        Speaker: Christoph Steinbeck (European Bioinformatics Institute)
        Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break
      • 10:30
        Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Computational nanotechnology C104

      C104

      ISCTE-IUL

      Topics: Large scale modeling in Nanotechnology covering Graphene spintronics, nanoclusters, magnetic structure of grain boundaries.
      Main stream and prospective computational strategies will be introduced and their current implementation in different computing environments discussed with the aim to provide information about the specific requirements of Computational Nano-Community with the quest for tailoring the research computing infrastructure.
      Who should attend: anyone who wants to support large scale modeling in Nanotechnology and Materials Science on HTC, HPC environments, and cloud-based solutions.

      Convener: Ladislav Hluchy (UI SAV)
      • 11:00
        Introduction 10m
        Speaker: Ladislav Hluchy (UI SAV)
      • 11:10
        Spin phenomena in two dimensional materials 25m
        Speaker: Prof. Jaroslav Fabian (University of Regensburg)
        Abstract
        Slides
      • 11:35
        Effect of segregation of sp-impurities on surface and grain boundary magnetism in ferromagnetic metals 25m
        Speaker: Prof. Mojmir Sob (CEITEC, Masaryk University)
        Abstract
        Slides
      • 12:00
        Quantum Monte Carlo Modeling for Nanotechnologies 25m
        Speaker: Prof. Ivan Stich (Center for Computational Materials Science, Inst. of Physics SAS)
        Abstract
        Slides
      • 12:25
        Discussion 5m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Cross-border joint procurement C103

      C103

      ISCTE-IUL

      e-Infrastructures are evolving towards service-oriented provision with on-demand allocation and pay-for-use capabilities calling for a rethink of the procurement process for e-Infrastructure services.

      Currently publicly funded resource providers and their users lack the knowledge and mechanisms to collectively tender & bid within a public procurement process. The goal of this session is to analyse opportunities and barriers for cross-border procurement of e-Infrastructure services and to identify best practices that could enable Research Infrastructures or large research collaborations to acquire services to support their research agenda collectively.

      The session will include brief presentations by Research Community representatives outlining their computing models and foreseen approach to
      resource provisioning, as well as the results of the pay-for-use pilot study performed in 2014 by EGI.

      The work of the PICSE (Procurement Innovation for Cloud Services in Europe) on procurement barriers and the development of a procurement model will help guide the discussion.

      Convener: Dr Bob Jones (CERN)
      Minutes
      • 11:00
        Introduction 5m
        Speaker: Bob Jones (CERN)
        Slides
      • 11:05
        EGI Pay-For-Use Pilot Summary 15m
        EGI currently operates within the publicly funded academic research environment providing services free at point of delivery with resources funded from grants dedicated to certain groups or disciplines either by direct allocation or by peer review. With the advent of cloud computing, business models and user expectations are shifting towards on-demand and pay-per-use service provision increasing flexibility and agility which creates opportunities to areas of research that have more intermittent demands for computational resources. This new paradigm provides motivation for EGI to explore new service definitions by enabling the possibility to provide ICT services that can be paid for the use, along with the more traditional procurement of resources to be managed and offered for free to the owners. In addition, sustainability of EGI requires a multifaceted‎ approach. One aspect of EGI's strategy is the increase of business development activities and the potential addition of pay-for-use models. To achieve such a result depends on community engagement from a wide range of both technical and non-technical competencies to implement. In early 2013, the EGI Council approved a policy to explore business models for pay-for-use service delivery to couple together with the traditional method of free-at-point-of-use. The goal of this activity is to support the implementation of this policy in collaboration with NGIs through the definition and execution of proof of concepts. The mandate of the pilot was to create a proof of concept pay-for-use prototype. Activities will continue through EGI-Engage in order to move the prototype into production. This short presentation provides a high-level summary of the main activities, results achieved, and recommendations moving forward.
        Speaker: Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
        Paper
        Slides
      • 11:20
        BBMRI 10m
        Speaker: Holub Holub (BBMRI-ERIC)
        Slides
        website
      • 11:30
        DARIAH 10m
        Speaker: Zorislav Sojat (IRB)
        Slides
        website
      • 11:40
        EPOS 10m
        Speaker: Prof. Massimo Cocco (INGV)
        Slides
        website
      • 11:50
        LifeWatch 10m
        Speaker: Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC)
        Slides
        website
      • 12:00
        Discussion - what is needed for research communities to procure from service providers? 20m
        To work of the PICSE project on procurement barriers and intermediate procurement model will be used to guide the discussion
        Speaker: Bob Jones (CERN)
        Slides
        website
      • 12:20
        Summary and Next Steps 10m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Federated Operations Solution B103

      B103

      ISCTE-IUL

      This session is dedicated to introduce EGI Federated Operation Solution (http://www.egi.eu/solutions/fed-ops/), a cost-efficient framework to manage operations within a federated environment, to Research Infrastructures (Competence Centres) and e-Infrastructures.

      This Solution is a combination of tools, services and expertise needed to run services smoothly and seamlessly for communities.

      During this session it is expected to present capabilities offered by the EGI Federated Operations Solution and their future evolution.

      Conveners: Diego Scardaci (INFN), Malgorzata Krakowian (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Introduction to Federated Operation concept 15m
        Speaker: Malgorzata Krakowian (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 11:15
        Federated operation solution - Accounting 15m
        Speakers: Dr John Gordon (STFC), Stuart Pullinger (STFC)
        Slides
      • 11:30
        Federated operation solution - Monitoring 15m
        Speaker: Mr Emir Imamagic (SRCE)
        Slides
      • 11:45
        Federated operation solution - Helpdesk 15m
        Speaker: Helmut Dres (KIT-G)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        Federated operation solution - Service registry 15m
        Speakers: Malgorzata Krakowian (EGI.EU), david meredith (STFC)
        Slides
      • 12:15
        Federated operation solution - Other tools and activities 15m
        Speaker: Vincenzo Spinoso (INFN)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      Workshop on open licenses: Data licencing and policies Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      There are a growing number of web pages offering advice on how to choose an open license for data or code. The advice they give is partly conflicting. This workshop is intended to get together the authors of such pages and others with expertise in this area to clarify the choices.

      Among the issues to be discussed are:
      - making a limitation of liability clause that is effective in European jurisdictions;
      - the appropriate apportionment of liability between data user, data provider, and database administrator;
      - how the provision of e-infrastructure can change the opportunities and risks of research misconduct;
      - server side scripts: the tension between IT security and scientific transparency;
      - licenses for web services;
      - relationship between choice of license and choice of the business model for sustainability;

      This workshop will compare experience and insights, and so inform future recommendations on choice of license. The development and publication of software, databases, and web services within the BioMedBridges project will provide use cases to inform the discussion. The workshop will consist of a series of short (ten minute) presentations, each preferably on a single issue.

      Please contact chris dot morris at stfc dot ac dot uk if you can offer a presentation.

      Convener: Chris Morris (STFC)
      • 11:00
        Free software, Open source software, licenses: a procedure for research software and data dissemination 10m
        Speaker: Teresa Gomez-Diaz (CNRS)
        Paper
        Slides
      • 11:20
        Intellectual Property, Copyright, Licensing and Commercialisation 10m
        Speaker: Shoaib Sufi (MANCHESTER)
      • 11:30
        Use cases for licenses from BioMedBridges 15m
        Speaker: Stephanie Suhr (European Bioinformatics Institute)
      • 11:45
        Limitation of liability clauses 15m
        Speaker: Irene Schluender (TMF)
      • 12:00
        Licenses for web services 15m
        Speaker: Liz Kirby (STFC)
      • 12:15
        Licenses and research misconduct 15m
        Speaker: Chris Morris (STFC)
        Slides
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch
      • 12:30
        Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 15:00
      Cloud PaaS - all user communities meeting (http://go.egi.eu/paas) B103

      B103

      ISCTE-IUL

      Platform as a service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing services that provides a platform allowing users to develop, run and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an app. This double-session brings together various stakeholders from the EGI Community who are interested in the development, integration of PaaS solutions for research, and/or in using PaaS to deliver SaaS (Software as a Service) environments for researchers. The session aims to facilitate interactions among these stakeholders and move EGI towards an ecosystem where PaaS and SaaS services are operated alongside IaaS offerings.

      Convener: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
      • 13:30
        Introduction 10m
        Speaker: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 13:40
        SoBigData: Social Mining and Big Data Ecosystem 20m
        SoBigData proposes to create the Social Mining & Big Data Ecosystem: a research infrastructure (RI) providing an integrated ecosystem for ethic-sensitive scientific discoveries and advanced applications of social data mining on the various dimensions of social life, as recorded by “big data”. Building on several established national infrastructures, SoBigData will open up new research avenues in multiple research fields, including mathematics, ICT, and human, social and economic sciences, by enabling easy comparison, re-use and integration of state-of-the-art big social data, methods, and services, into new research. It will not only strengthen the existing clusters of excellence in social data mining research, but also create a pan-European, inter-disciplinary community of social data scientists, fostered by extensive training, networking, and innovation activities. In addition, as an open research infrastructure, SoBigData will promote repeatable and open science.
        Speakers: Donatella Castelli (Consiglio Nazionele delle Ricerche (CNR) - ISTI), Fosca Giannotti, Pasquale Pagano (CNR - ISTI)
        Slides
      • 14:00
        VLabs for biodiversity and ecosystem research 20m
        Speaker: Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 14:20
        BioBankCloud - a PaaS for the storage, analysis and inter-connection of biobank data 20m
        BiobankCloud (http://biobankcloud.com) is an EU-funded FP7 project that is developing a cloud-computing platform as a service (PaaS) for the storage, analysis and inter-connection of biobank data. Our platform aims to provide security, storage, data-intensive computing tools, bioinformatics workflows, and support for allowing biobanks to share data with one another, all within the existing regulatory frameworks for the storage and usage of biobank data. In this talk I'll describe the general capabilities of the platform and how it can be integrated to public clouds, with particular focus on how the platform can be used to build federations to share data in a secure way without relying in any particular infrastructure.
        Speaker: Alysson Bessani (University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences)
        Slides
      • 14:40
        ELIXIR compute platform 20m
        'The ELIXIR Compute Platform brings together the work over the last year of the AAI, Storage and Cloud Task Forces in ELIXIR to define an environment to support leading life-science activities across a distributed infrastructure. These technical activities, encapsulated through a number of technical use cases are driven by four scientific use cases selected by ELIXIR. The presentation will identify the various technical use cases and discuss the results of a recent workshop with European e-Infrastructure and other service providers around how these technical use cases could be realised.
        Speaker: Steven Newhouse (EMBL)
        Slides
    • 13:30 15:00
      EGI service to support individual researchers or small collaborations Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      Recognising the need for simpler and more harmonised access for individual researchers and small research groups, aka. members of the ‘long-tail of science’ the EGI community started to design and prototype a new platform in October 2014.

      This activity designs and prototypes a new e-infrastructure platform in EGI to reduce technical overhead requested to access to EGI grid and cloud computing services. The ultimate goal is to ensure that every researcher in Europe who can benefit from EGI services gets access to them.

      The goal of this session is to present current status of work being done through demonstration of platform usage and discuss next step of launching the trial.

      This session might be of interest to Operations Centers who wants to better support their individual researchers and small research groups.

      Convener: Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
      • 13:30
        Introduction: requirements to support the long tail 15m
        Speaker: Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 13:45
        Portal for user registration: access.egi.eu 20m
        Speaker: Mr T. Szepieniec (CYFRONET)
        Slides
      • 14:05
        Evolving the use of robot certificates: per user sub proxy 15m
        Speaker: Diego Scardaci (EGI.eu/INFN)
        Slides
      • 14:20
        The Catch-all Virtual Organization 5m
        Speaker: Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 14:25
        Science Gateways integrated with Access.egi.eu: Catania Science Gateway Framework 10m
        Speaker: Roberto Barbera (University of Catania and INFN)
        Slides
      • 14:35
        Science Gateways integrated with access.egi.eu: WS-PGRADE 10m
        Speaker: Peter Kacsuk (MTA SZTAKI)
        Slides
      • 14:45
        Discussion and timeline for production 15m
    • 13:30 15:00
      European Globus Community Forum B104

      B104

      ISCTE-IUL

      The European Globus Community Forum (EGCF) annual event provides a unique opportunity for European Globus users and developers to present and discuss their work as well as to talk about challenges, find solutions, and exchange best practices. ‘Orchestrating Workflows’ is the timely, yet so far often overlooked, focus of this year’s conference. As usual, there is ample opportunity for participants to give feedback on Globus technologies and their personal research requirements within a true community atmosphere.

      Convener: Helmut Heller (BADW)
      • 13:30
        Welcome and Update 10m
        Speaker: Helmut Heller (BADW)
        Slides
      • 13:40
        Globus Updates 35m
        Speaker: Mr Vas Vasiliadis (University of Chicago)
        Slides
      • 14:15
        Demo: Globus new functionalities (sharing, management console and data publication) 15m
        Speaker: Mr Vas Vasiliadis (University of Chicago)
      • 14:30
        User Story: Bioinformatics Workflows using Taverna and Globus 30m
        Speaker: Christoph Bernau (LRZ)
        Slides
    • 13:30 15:00
      Security for cloud federations C104

      C104

      ISCTE-IUL

      The EGI Federated Cloud is the largest European publicly funded cloud infrastructure that through the support of open cloud standards allow the transparent instantiation migration of VM images across the federation. Cloud providers and security practitioners are invited to this session to contribute to the definition of the security profile of the EGI federated cloud.

      Convener: Dr Sven Gabriel (FOM)
      • 13:30
        VM and User Management in Incident Response 30m
        Speaker: Boris Parak (CESNET)
        Slides
      • 14:00
        Security Challenges for Cloud Environments 30m
        Speaker: Dr Sven Gabriel (FOM)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        Security Challenges a Cloud Providers View 30m
    • 13:30 15:00
      Service Level Management for federated e-Infrastructures C103

      C103

      ISCTE-IUL

      Session is focusing on Service Level Management (SLM) in EGI Infrastructure. It covers the current status of resource allocation processes and supporting tool (e-GRANT) as first attempt to implement SLM. The expected outcomes of this session are the next steps towards more mature service delivery as well as requirements gathering and collecting feedback on existing solutions.

      Convener: Malgorzata Krakowian (EGI.EU)
      • 13:30
        Service Level Management vision in ITSM crafted to EGI 20m
        Speaker: Malgorzata Krakowian (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 13:50
        Guaranties needed for contemporary e-science 15m
        Speaker: Mr Johan Montagnat (CNRS)
        Slides
      • 14:05
        Guaranties for computing in PLGrid 15m
        Speaker: Marcin Radecki (CYFRONET)
        Slides
      • 14:20
        SLAs and Pay-for-use in e-GRANT 15m
        Speaker: Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 14:35
        Beyond current Implementation: e-GRANT 15m
        Speaker: Mr T. Szepieniec (CYFRONET)
        Slides
      • 14:50
        Discussion 10m
    • 15:00 15:30
      Coffee break
      • 15:00
        Coffee break 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      CHAIN-REDS workshop C103

      C103

      ISCTE-IUL

      The first goal of the workshop is to present the latest results of the CHAIN-REDS project (www.chain-project.eu), whose objectives are promoting and supporting technological and scientific collaboration across different e-Infrastructures established and operated in various continents. The relevant e-Infrastructure services fostered as well as the scientific use cases supported will be described and discussed, with special focus on their power to enable inter-continental cooperation.
      Second, the workshop aims at gathering three recently funded projects addressing e-Infrastructure development and Communities of Practices’ support in Africa in order to identify commonalities and complementarities and see if/how CHAIN-REDS legacies can be exploited and further expanded in a mutual collaboration environment.
      For the above outlined reasons, the CHAIN-REDS workshop is a very good opportunity to get updated on the development and harmonisation of global e-Infrastructures and some of their very interesting scientific applications.

      Convener: Ludek Matyska (CESNET)
      • 15:30
        CHAIN-REDS Fostered e-Infrastructure Services 15m
        Speaker: Ognjen Prnjat
      • 15:45
        CHAIN-REDS Supported Use Cases 15m
        Speaker: Rafael Mayo-Garcia (CIEMAT)
        Slides
      • 16:00
        MAGIC Project overview 15m
        Speaker: Luis Nunez (CLARA)
      • 16:15
        Sci-GaIA Project overview 15m
        Speaker: Bruce Becker (South African National Grid)
      • 16:30
        TANDEM Project overview 15m
        Speaker: Alexandra Cornea
      • 16:45
        Discussion on possible collaboration topics 15m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Cloud PaaS - all user communities meeting (http://go.egi.eu/paas) B103

      B103

      ISCTE-IUL

      Platform as a service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing services that provides a platform allowing users to develop, run and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an app. This double-session brings together various stakeholders from the EGI Community who are interested in the development, integration of PaaS solutions for research, and/or in using PaaS to deliver SaaS (Software as a Service) environments for researchers. The session aims to facilitate interactions among these stakeholders and move EGI towards an ecosystem where PaaS and SaaS services are operated alongside IaaS offerings.

      Convener: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
      • 15:30
        Arvados Platform: An open source platform for storing, organizing, processing, and sharing genomic and other big data (remote presentation) 20m
        Speaker: Jonathan Sheffi (Curoverse)
        Slides
      • 15:50
        FP7 Harness project - Hardware- and Network-Enhanced Software Systems for Cloud Computing 20m
        HARNESS is a research-based cloud computing platform that aims to advance the state-of-the-art in data centre design by allowing cloud providers effectively manage specialised hardware and network technologies in a similar way as today's commodity resources. At the heart of HARNESS is a multi-level management architecture for heterogeneous clouds. At the top level, the platform allocates computation, communication, and storage resources to applications coarsely, by exploring multiple deployments that satisfy user goals. At the bottom level, low-level schedulers manage different types of resources at a finer granularity, multiplexing application requests across physical machinery based on demand, current load, and data access patterns.
        Speaker: Gabriel Figueiredo (Imperial College)
        Slides
      • 16:10
        One Click Cloud Orchestrator (OCCO): bringing Complex Complete Infrastructures Effortlessly to IaaS Clouds 20m
        IaaS clouds are very popular since you can easily create simple services (Linux PC, web portal, etc.) in the cloud. However, the situation is much more difficult if you want to build dynamically, on demand a complex infrastructure tailored to your particular needs. A typical infrastructure contains processing services (HTC, HPC), database services (RDBMS, repositories, task lists, etc.) and presentation services (portals, gateways, UIs). These services together provide the infrastructure that an individual user, a team or a community actually needs to execute complex applications (e.g. workflows). There are already several tools aiming at solving this problem but they are not as flexible and often do not support the whole life-cycle of infrastructure setup, operation and dismantling. For example, Juju has many nice features but it works only on OpenStack cloud and for Ubuntu OS. Terraform does not provide support to manage the full life-cycle of dynamically built infrastructures. The OCCO (One-Click Cloud Orchestration) framework developed in SZTAKI attempts to solve the problem of infrastructure lifecycle management in clouds in a very generic way and avoiding platform dependencies (i.e. it can work for every major cloud types, OS types, etc.) The talk will describe the major services that OCCO provides for potential users, including infrastructure element developers (image developers), infrastructure developers (assembling infrastructures from building blocks) and end-users (deploying and using infrastructures). Then we show the architecture of OCCO explaining how the various features are implemented. Finally, we show two concrete examples as use cases. The first example is an infrastructure consisting of a MySQL database and a WordPress CMS in the cloud. The second use case is real-world complex scenario: A university research team would like to set up an easy-to use and efficient HTC infrastructure in the cloud to run large molecule docking applications. For the computing part they would like to use dedicated resources from the cloud and also volunteer desktop resources. They need a graphical interface where their users can specify parameters for the docking, can run the simulation as HTC tasks, can track progress and can visualize the results. The setup they deploy with OCCO consists of a BIONC task manager server, several BOINC HTC clients (some in the cloud, some on volunteer desktops), and a WS-PGRADE based gateway with Autodock-specific portlets. We will show in the talk how such a setup can be achieved by any biologists in 5-10 minutes using the OCCO technology.
        Speaker: Peter Kacsuk (MTA SZTAKI)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        Geographically distributed PaaS and User Interface toolkit for scientific applications in the INDIGO-DataCloud 20m
        Indigo-Datacloud is a recently started H2020 project. Indigo-Datacloud will develop a PaaS platform that will be introduced in this talk. The platform will provide a set of core services simplifying access to geographically distributed resources by providing capabilities to orchestrate the usage of the underlying computational and storage resources. The main development will focus on: service discovery, monitoring of QoS/SLA compliance, authorization, and error management. Since the core part of all infrastructures is authorization and authentication mechanism the PaaS will provide services of the Identity and Access Management that will aim to provide seamless access to heterogeneous computing infrastructures (Grid, HPC, Cloud-based) to communities of researchers using their own authentication mechanism. The most challenging activities will be implementation of a high-level orchestrator for the distributed execution of services and applications and a unified data access layer with the aim to abstract the data access seamless across all the e-infrastructures together with the external repositories. The Indigo-DataCloud user interface driven activities will be focused on complex challenge of guaranteeing a simple and effective final user experience, both for software developers and for researchers running the applications. This objective requires different activities, starting with the development of the open source toolkits and APIs to access the Indigo-DataCloud PaaS framework, so that its features can be used by Portals, Desktop Applications and also Mobile Apps. Indigo-DataCloud will also provide the support for distributed (coarse grained) data driven workflows for e-Science on Grid, Cloud and HPC resources and a specific support addressing tightly coupled (fine grained) workflows orchestration on big data analytics frameworks.
        Speaker: Dr Giacinto Donvito (INFN)
        Slides
      • 16:50
        Discussion 10m
    • 15:30 17:00
      EGI Marketplace Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      The EGI Marketplace is part of the EGI Engage proposal. The session will be used to present the basic concepts and to gather input into the requirements for the EGI Marketplace.

      Convener: Mr Dean Flanders (SwiNG)
      • 15:30
        EGI Engage Marketplace Activity Overview 10m
        Speaker: Mr Dean Flanders (SwiNG)
        Slides
      • 15:40
        Studying Infrastructures for Open Science 20m
        We have studied the main components in the design of infrastructures for open science and their interactions. We propose a somehow "ideal" but flexible infrastructure to improve access to, and dissemination of, the open science production.
        Speaker: Teresa Gomez-Diaz (CNRS)
        Poster
        Slides
      • 16:00
        EUDAT Site and Service Registry 20m
        An introduction and overview of the EUDAT site and service registry.
        Speaker: Giuseppe Fiameni (CINECA - Consorzio Interuniversitario)
        Slides
      • 16:20
        Helix Nebula Cloud Marketplace 20m
        Helix Nebula is a new, pioneering partnership between big science and big business in Europe that is charting the course towards the sustainable provision of cloud computing - the Science Cloud.
        Speaker: Bob Jones (CERN)
        Slides
      • 16:40
        Ubercloud Deep Dive 20m
        The UberCloud online marketplace for engineers and scientists to discover, try, and buy compute power on demand, in the cloud. Starting with free experiments in the cloud, including application software, cloud hardware, and expertise. Learning by doing how to use your application in the cloud.
        Speaker: Dr Wolfgang Gentzsch (TheUberCloud)
        Slides
    • 15:30 17:00
      European Globus Community Forum B104

      B104

      ISCTE-IUL

      The European Globus Community Forum (EGCF) annual event provides a unique opportunity for European Globus users and developers to present and discuss their work as well as to talk about challenges, find solutions, and exchange best practices. ‘Orchestrating Workflows’ is the timely, yet so far often overlooked, focus of this year’s conference. As usual, there is ample opportunity for participants to give feedback on Globus technologies and their personal research requirements within a true community atmosphere.

      • 15:30
        Evolving the trust fabric for research and collaboration – enabling pragmatic credentialling in a multi-domain world 30m
        Speaker: David Groep (FOM)
        Slides
      • 16:00
        User Story: Globus and Galaxy in the Project Mr.SymBioMath 30m
        Speaker: Michael Krieger (RISC Software GmbH)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        EGCF Coordination Board election 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Security policy workshop C104

      C104

      ISCTE-IUL

      Building on the short presentation on EGI SPG in the session on "Advancing the EGI Security Infrastructure" (19th May) this session will consider two security policy areas currently being worked on to meet the needs of the evolution of the EGI security policy framework. Members of the EGI Security Policy Group together with interested Security practitioners, service providers NGIs and VRCs are encouraged to attend. The topics for discussion will be confirmed nearer the time of the workshop.

      Convener: David Kelsey (STFC)
      • 15:30
        Introduction and plans for the session 10m
        Speaker: David Kelsey (STFC)
      • 15:40
        Work on policy #1 - VM Endorsement 40m
        Speaker: David Kelsey (STFC)
      • 16:20
        Work on policy #2 - Privacy and Data Protection 40m
        Speaker: Ian Neilson (STFC)
        Slides
    • 19:30 23:59
      Conference dinner at the Portuguese Red Cross palace Portuguese Red Cross Palace

      Portuguese Red Cross Palace

      Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa Jardim 9 de Abril 1 1249 Lisboa, Portugal

      The conference dinner of the EGI Conference 2015 will take place at the Palácio da Rocha do Conde d’Óbidos, the headquarters of the Portuguese Red Cross (Cruz Vermelha).

      Doors open at 19:30 for a 20:00 start.

      More information and directions: http://conf2015.egi.eu/social/dinner.html

    • 09:00 10:30
      Thursday Plenary Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      Convener: Dr Per Oster (CSC)
      • 09:00
        The Human Brain Project: An Overview 35m
        Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. Such an understanding will lead to fundamentally new computing technologies, transform the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases, and provide profound insights into our humanity. The goal of the HBP is to pull together all our existing knowledge about the human brain and to reconstruct the brain, piece by piece, in supercomputer-based models and simulations. The models offer the prospect of a new understanding of the human brain and its diseases and of completely new computing and robotic technologies. The HBP infrastructure will consist of a tightly linked network of six ICT platforms, which will operate as a resource both for core HBP research and for external projects, chosen by competitive call. The HBP will drive innovation in ICT, creating new technologies for interactive supercomputing, visualization and big data analytics; federated analysis of globally distributed data; simulation of the brain and other complex systems; objective classification of disease; scalable and configurable neuromorphic computing systems, based on the brain’s principles of computation and cognition and its architectures.
        Speaker: Sean Hill (Human Brain Project)
      • 09:35
        Open data is not enough—: building a functional data infrastructure 20m
        In recent years governments and research institutions have emphasized the need for open data as a fundamental component of open science. But we need much more than the data themselves for them to be reusable and useful. We need descriptive and machine-readable metadata, of course, but we also need the software and the algorithms necessary to fully understand the data. We need the standards and protocols that allow us to easily read and analyze the data with the tools of our choice. We need to be able to trust the source and derivation of the data. In short, we need an interoperable data infrastructure, but it must be a flexible infrastructure able to work across myriad cultures, scales, and technologies. This talk will present a concept of infrastructure as a body of human, organisational, and machine relationships built around data. It will illustrate how a new organization, the Research Data Alliance, is working to build those relationships to enable functional data sharing and reuse.
        Speaker: Mark Parsons (Research Data Alliance)
      • 09:55
        Technical Computing as a Service in the Cloud 35m
        The benefits for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) of using technical computing within their design and development processes can be huge. However, the majority of SMEs perform virtual prototyping just on their desktop computers. But because of the limitations of these systems, many companies can't solve more sophisticated application problems. Therefore, most of these companies have a real need for additional computing power. We will discuss two major options: buying an in-house server or using cloud computing. Both come with great benefits, but also with challenges. We will present an overview of the status and trend of technical computing in the Cloud and will look at reasons why we believe acceptance of technical computing in the Cloud will strongly increase in the next few years. Finally, we will look at how the UberCloud Experiments accelerate user acceptance for cloud computing, and close with a few real-life hands-on case studies.
        Speaker: Wolfgang Gentzsch (UberCloud)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break
      • 10:30
        Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Business Track: Intro, Opportunities and Innovation Chain B104

      B104

      ISCTE-IUL

      EGI is focused on supporting SMEs and the full innovation chain between business and academia to create opportunities of economic impact through open data generated and the technical services both offered and required to support research and innovation.

      The EGI Conference Business Track comprises 5 sessions over Thursday and Friday and is designed to bring business, academia and policy makers together to better understand the concrete examples currently available for immediate benefit, and investigate future opportunities through joint collaborations.

      Presentations will provide participants with various aspects of innovation value chains, high-level/European initiatives supporting research and SME engagement, commercial organisations as both providers and consumers of services through use cases and collaborations, as well as examples of fostering reuse of open data and open services.

      Convener: Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        EGI Business Engagement Programme 30m
        The EGI Business Engagement Programme provides an opportunity for both commercial and non-profit organisations to engage with the world’s largest e-Infrastructure supporting European and global scientific and research collaborations to accelerate the adoption of the scientific outputs into society, to support innovation and knowledge transfer into the market. EGI is open to engagement with a broad range of public and private companies of all sizes and sectors, and will develop specific offerings for different types and collaboration activities. This presentation outlines the goals of EGI business outreach activities and various opportunities within it.
        Speaker: Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
        Slides
      • 11:30
        FIWARE and joint long-term sustainability with EGI 25m
        FIWARE is an open initiative, co-funded by the European Commission, creating an ecosystem to grasp the opportunities emerging with the new wave of digitalisation caused by the integration of recent Internet technologies. FIWARE is built on a number of pillars comprising a platform with simple APIs, sandbox environment, operations tool and infrastructure, as well as funding mechanisms to accelerate applications, products and services to market. To ensure long-term sustainability, FIWARE is proposing a Foundation for creating an open source community to support European SMEs and Web Entrepreneurs. The main sector of exploitation of FIWARE solutions is the Smart City area where 40 large Cities in Europe have already subscribed a specific MoU to use FIWARE solutions. In addition, according to H2020 LEIT Workplan for the period 2016 - 2017, SmartCities are the most promising field trials for FIWARE services. Many opportunities are arising for collaborations with the EGI community as an existing ecosystem of resource, technology, and data providers coupled with extensive expertise throughout a number of research domains. These opportunities plan to be explored through a joint analysis of the common elements, both technical (e.g. EGI Federated Cloud) and non-technical (e.g. business models, SME support, competence centers) to define possible synergies. The main question will be: How future "joint offers" between FIWARE and EGI can ensure long-term sustainability supporting innovation inside and outside H2020?
        Speaker: Maurizio Cecchi (Telecom Italia)
        Slides
      • 11:55
        Big Data Value in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities 25m
        The European Commission has finally recognized the value of data as the new “oil” of the economy and has started to take steps towards a EU data-driven economy. One of these steps was the signature of the Big Data Value Public-Private-Partnership in October 2014. The private counterpart of this initiative is the Big Data Value Association. The joint investment will be of € 1 068 million in collaborative research and innovation within Horizon 2020 Programme and will be implemented from 2015 till 2020. The objective of the Big Data Value PPP is to explore and seize the new technology-driven opportunities that come with Big Data, enabling social and economic progress. Technology topics being addressed include data Integration, real-time data processing; advanced analytics, data protection and privacy technologies. Main elements of the programme will include lighthouse projects and Innovation Spaces/Hubs: - Innovation Spaces/Hubs: Infrastructures that allow research on Big Data Value technologies to be quickly tested, piloted and exploited, to develop skills, share best practices, develop new business models and evaluate social impact. - Lighthouse projects: Projects to demonstrate specific Big Data Value ecosystems and sustainable data marketplaces that lead to increased competitiveness of established sectors as well as to the creation of new sectors. In this session attendees will get insights on the content of the programme from a technical point of view as well as the instruments that will be used for its implementation, including examples of existing Innovation ecosystems. Collaboration opportunities with the EGI community will also be pointed out. You can check further information and prepare for the session in http://www.bdva.eu/.
        Speaker: Nuria de Lama (Atos)
        Slides
      • 12:20
        Q&A 10m
    • 11:00 12:30
      EGI-Engage:Collaboration Board [closed] C103

      C103

      ISCTE-IUL

      Convener: Yannick Legre (EGI.EU)
    • 11:00 12:30
      FitSM Foundation Training and Certification - Standards for lightweight IT Service Management B202

      B202

      ISCTE-IUL

      This foundation training course in federated IT Service Management provides training in the fundamentals of service management and an approach to professional service delivery based on process orientation and delivery of value to customers. See www.fitsm.eu/fitsm-foundation-level for more details. The training is carried out across most of one day, culminating in an exam the following morning. Successfully passing the exam will grant participants a Foundation Certificate in Lightweight Service Management, provided by the internationally recognised standards organisation TÜV SÜD.

      The course is structured around the FitSM-1:2015 standard (see www.fitsm.eu for details), which is compatible with ITIL and ISO/IEC 20000 but is intended to be a lightweight approach that is easier to implement in providers new to ITSM, SMEs and startups, federated scenarios, the research sector and other situations where ITSM is not heavily adopted. 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 must be reserved, send a message via www.fitsm.eu/trainingrequest to express interest.

      • 11:00
        FitSM: Service Management training 1h 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Open Grid Forum 44: IDEL/VOMSPROC C104

      C104

      ISCTE-IUL

      Conveners: Alan Sill (CMS Experiment, DREAM experiment), Dr Jens Jensen (STFC)
      • 11:00
        VOMSPROC-IDEL 20m
        Speaker: Dr Jens Jensen (STFC)
    • 11:00 11:45
      Open Grid Forum 44: Plenary and Opening Remarks Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      Conveners: Alan Sill (CMS Experiment, DREAM experiment), Dr Jens Jensen (STFC), Wolfgang Ziegler (Fraunhofer SCAI)
      • 11:00
        OGF 44 Welcome 20m
        Introduction to OGF history, processes, documents, output and goals
        Speaker: Alan Sill (CERN)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        OGF Security Area Overview 10m
        Speaker: Dr Jens Jensen (STFC)
        Slides
      • 11:30
        OGF ETSI Engagements 10m
        Speaker: Wolfgang Ziegler (Fraunhofere SCAI)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      Towards an Open Data Cloud (http://go.egi.eu/data) B103

      B103

      ISCTE-IUL

      This session presents the requirements for the realization of distributed "research data cloud" that brings cloud and grid computing close to data for scalable access, use and reuse of research data.

      In this session the state of the art and the requirements for a Open Data platform that will enrich the current EGI federated cloud capabilities, will be discussed.
      The Open Data platform will allow the integration of various data repositories available in EGI and of those externally provided.

      The session will show case a number of open data use cases and requirements
      from different data providers and research disciplines, including fishery and marine sciences, agriculture, biodiversity and life science.

      WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
      - research communities facing the problem of scalable access to distributed integrated data sets
      - technology providers interested in contributing to a Open Data platform solution for an international science cloud
      - data providers interest in fostering the access and reuse of research data

      Convener: Lukasz Dutka (CYFRONET)
      • 11:00
        Introduction to Data Management in EGI 20m
        This presentation will show how data management works in the EGI context and which specific user needs are achieved.
        Speaker: Vincenzo Spinoso (INFN)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        EGI-Engage Open Data Platform 17m
        Slides
      • 11:37
        (Open) Data policies and use cases in structural biology 18m
        In my talk I will present which and how data are typically shared in structural biology, describing typical use cases for NMR in particular. I will also review our efforts to define and implement an (open) data management plan in the context of our NMR laboratory, which is part of an European distributed infrastructure providing access to a variety of structural experimental methods (H2020 iNext project).
        Slides
      • 11:55
        Open Data: the perspective from INDIGO DataCloud based on application requirements 20m
        Supporting the complete life cycle for open data requires the integration of new tools. The global approach being explored within the INDIGO-DataCloud project will be presented.
        Speaker: Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 12:15
        Summary Panel 15m
    • 11:45 12:30
      Open Grid Forum 44: OCCI Community Forum Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      Conveners: Boris Parak (CESNET), David Wallom (OXFORD)
      • 11:45
        OCCI 1.2 Public Comment Phase 45m
        Speaker: Boris Parak (CESNET)
        Link
        Slides
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch
      • 12:30
        Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 15:00
      Business Track: Examples of SMEs as consumers and providers B104

      B104

      ISCTE-IUL

      EGI is focused on supporting SMEs and the full innovation chain between business and academia to create opportunities of economic impact through open data generated and the technical services both offered and required to support research and innovation.

      The EGI Conference Business Track comprises 5 sessions over Thursday and Friday and is designed to bring business, academia and policy makers together to better understand the concrete examples currently available for immediate benefit, and investigate future opportunities through joint collaborations.

      Presentations will provide participants with various aspects of innovation value chains, high-level/European initiatives supporting research and SME engagement, commercial organisations as both providers and consumers of services through use cases and collaborations, as well as examples of fostering reuse of open data and open services.

      Convener: Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
      • 13:30
        Dropbox for Education: Collaboration in Research 25m
        Speaker: Mark Reich (Dropbox)
        Slides
      • 13:55
        Terradue: Cloud bursting for Earth Science Applications and Services 25m
        Speaker: Cesare Rossi (Terradue)
        Slides
      • 14:20
        CloudSME: Providing cloud-based simulation solutions for SMEs 25m
        Simulating physical or business processes could significantly improve the efficiency of most companies by reducing risks and optimising processes. However, the take up of simulation solutions is difficult for SMEs due to high software and hardware costs and the lack of expertise when designing the simulations and executing them on high performance computing resources. The CloudSME European project aims significantly lowering these barriers by providing a flexible platform to run complex simulations on cloud computing resources. CloudSME provides platform as a service (PaaS) solution for software vendors who wish to offer their products on the cloud, and software as a service (SaaS) for end-user SMEs who wish to utilise these services. This talk will provide an overview of the CloudSME simulation platform and will highlight possible business models how software vendor SMEs can provide cloud based simulation services to also SME end-users. The necessary computing resources can be provided by commercial cloud providers, supercomputer centers, or academic clouds.
        Speaker: Tamas Kiss (University of Westminster, London, UK)
        Slides
      • 14:45
        Q&A 15m
    • 13:30 15:00
      EGI Strategy workshop C103

      C103

      ISCTE-IUL

      Over the last months, we have developed a new EGI strategy for 2020 in consultation with members of the EGI Executive Board and the EGI Council. The goal of this workshop is to disseminate the content of the new strategy, to explain the key decisions, and to give you an opportunity to express your feedback.

      The workshop is structured in two sessions of 90’. Each session is self-contained, therefore you can attend only one of them if you have commitments on other sessions.

      After a brief introduction, we will create small discussion groups on specific topics that are facilitated by a moderator. During the session, you will have the opportunity to go through three discussion groups. At the end of the session, the key points emerged within the discussion groups will be summarised.

      Target audience: all EGI stakeholders

      Convener: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
      EG Strategy - Public Draft
      • 13:30
        Welcome and Introduction 15m
        Slides
      • 13:45
        Small group rounds - discussion 20m
      • 14:05
        Small group rounds - discussion 20m
      • 14:25
        Small group rounds - discussion 20m
      • 14:45
        Summary 15m
    • 13:30 15:00
      FitSM Foundation Training and Certification - Standards for lightweight IT Service Management B202

      B202

      ISCTE-IUL

      This foundation training course in federated IT Service Management provides training in the fundamentals of service management and an approach to professional service delivery based on process orientation and delivery of value to customers. See www.fitsm.eu/fitsm-foundation-level for more details. The training is carried out across most of one day, culminating in an exam the following morning. Successfully passing the exam will grant participants a Foundation Certificate in Lightweight Service Management, provided by the internationally recognised standards organisation TÜV SÜD.

      The course is structured around the FitSM-1:2015 standard (see www.fitsm.eu for details), which is compatible with ITIL and ISO/IEC 20000 but is intended to be a lightweight approach that is easier to implement in providers new to ITSM, SMEs and startups, federated scenarios, the research sector and other situations where ITSM is not heavily adopted. 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 must be reserved, send a message via www.fitsm.eu/trainingrequest to express interest.

    • 13:30 15:00
      Open Grid Forum 44: Federated Security C104

      C104

      ISCTE-IUL

      Conveners: Alan Sill (CMS Experiment, DREAM experiment), Dr Jens Jensen (STFC)
      • 13:30
        fedsec intro 20m
        Speaker: Dr Jens Jensen (STFC)
      • 13:50
        Umbrella 20m
        Speaker: Mr Stefan Paetow (Janet)
      • 14:10
        moonshot 20m
        Speaker: Mr Stefan Paetow (Janet)
      • 14:30
        AARC 20m
        Speaker: Christos Kanellopoulos (GRNET)
      • 14:50
        Trust Fabric for Research 10m
        Speaker: David Groep (FOM)
    • 13:30 15:00
      Open Grid Forum 44: OCCI Extensions & Profiles Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      Conveners: Boris Parak (CESNET), David Wallom (OXFORD), Michel Drescher (EGI.EU)
      • 13:30
        OCCI Resource Template Profile 20m
        Speakers: Boris Parak (CESNET), Zdenek Sustr (CESNET)
        Slides
      • 13:50
        OCCI Extensions 1h 10m
        Speakers: Boris Parak (CESNET), Zdenek Sustr (CESNET)
        Slides
    • 13:30 15:00
      Towards an Open Data Cloud (http://go.egi.eu/data) B103

      B103

      ISCTE-IUL

      This session presents the requirements for the realization of distributed "research data cloud" that brings cloud and grid computing close to data for scalable access, use and reuse of research data.

      In this session the state of the art and the requirements for a Open Data platform that will enrich the current EGI federated cloud capabilities, will be discussed.
      The Open Data platform will allow the integration of various data repositories available in EGI and of those externally provided.

      The session will show case a number of open data use cases and requirements
      from different data providers and research disciplines, including fishery and marine sciences, agriculture, biodiversity and life science.

      WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
      - research communities facing the problem of scalable access to distributed integrated data sets
      - technology providers interested in contributing to a Open Data platform solution for an international science cloud
      - data providers interest in fostering the access and reuse of research data

      Convener: Lukasz Dutka (CYFRONET)
      • 13:30
        Introduction to the session block 5m
        Speaker: Lukasz Dutka (CYFRONET)
      • 13:35
        Human Brain Project - Open Data 17m
      • 13:52
        Open Data in Very High Energy Astrophysics: the Cherenkov Telescope Array case 17m
        The future Cherenkov telescope array (CTA) observatory will impose a new model to the very-high energy gamma ray astronomy data management. Guest observers will be encouraged to submit observation proposals, and will have access to the corresponding data, software for scientific analysis, and support services. The tens of telescopes within the Cherenkov telescope array will produce an unprecedentedly large amount of data, thus requiring a challenging architecture of the whole observatory since reliable data processing, data access, their dissemination and transmission are mandatory. The CTA data and their scientific products need to be preserved in a dedicated archive whose aim is to provide open access to a wide and diverse scientific community for several years after the end of the CTA operative life.
      • 14:09
        agINFRA: EGI Federated Cloud services for the agri-food research 17m
        Slides
      • 14:26
        Open Data in gCube: the iMarine and BlueBridge cases 17m
        Slides
      • 14:43
        Open Discussion 17m
    • 15:00 15:30
      Coffee break
      • 15:00
        Coffee break 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      Business Track: Engaging SMEs B104

      B104

      ISCTE-IUL

      EGI is focused on supporting SMEs and the full innovation chain between business and academia to create opportunities of economic impact through open data generated and the technical services both offered and required to support research and innovation.

      The EGI Conference Business Track comprises 5 sessions over Thursday and Friday and is designed to bring business, academia and policy makers together to better understand the concrete examples currently available for immediate benefit, and investigate future opportunities through joint collaborations.

      Presentations will provide participants with various aspects of innovation value chains, high-level/European initiatives supporting research and SME engagement, commercial organisations as both providers and consumers of services through use cases and collaborations, as well as examples of fostering reuse of open data and open services.

      Convener: Kostas Koumantaros (GRNET)
      • 15:30
        Intro to EGI Market Analysis 10m
        EGI is committed to supporting SMEs at a European and National level by exploring and detecting opportunities for collaboration and/or exploitation. In order to do so, it is essential to collect and validate a wide set of requirements from identified SMEs that will be used to profile new and enhanced EGI services and propose recommendations for their development. Initially, efforts will focus on the agriculture and food, geospatial and the fishery and marine sciences sectors, which will provide use cases for the creation of services and solutions unifying computing and data approaches. This presentation focuses on the market analysis activities taking place within the context of EGI-Engage and how the results will impact innovation in Europe and beyond. As complimentary SME engagement efforts mature and new areas arise, new requirements will be analysed and fed into development activities.
        Speaker: Kostas Koumantaros (GRNET)
        Slides
      • 15:40
        Marine/Maritime Market Analysis - Initial Findings for the iMarine Case 25m
        The scientific data collected and knowledge generated from the marine/maritime research represent an important value for a number of industries and policy-makers. In this presentation, the initial finding of the market sector analysis is presented, including identification of stakeholders, value chains and competitions, and potential revenue streams. The work leverage on the Sustainability plan of iMarine and introduce the sustainability strategy of BlueBridge.
        Speaker: Andrea Manieri (Engineering)
        Slides
      • 16:05
        agINFRA: the European hub for agri-food research and how EGI can support 25m
        A presentation of agINFRA, the European hub for agri-food research and the domain-specific node for OpenAIRE (http://openaire.eu) and Big Data Europe (http://www.big-data-europe.eu) and how EGI can support the related institutions and companies working on agri-food topics.
        Speaker: Nikos Marianos (Agrow-Know)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        Q&A/Discussion + Day 1 Wrap-up 30m
    • 15:30 17:00
      EGI Strategy workshop C103

      C103

      ISCTE-IUL

      Over the last months, we have developed a new EGI strategy for 2020 in consultation with members of the EGI Executive Board and the EGI Council. The goal of this workshop is to disseminate the content of the new strategy, to explain the key decisions, and to give you an opportunity to express your feedback.

      The workshop is structured in two sessions of 90’. Each session is self-contained, therefore you can attend only one of them if you have commitments on other sessions.

      After a brief introduction, we will create small discussion groups on specific topics that are facilitated by a moderator. During the session, you will have the opportunity to go through three discussion groups. At the end of the session, the key points emerged within the discussion groups will be summarised.

      Target audience: all EGI stakeholders

      Convener: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
      EG Strategy - Public Draft
      • 15:30
        Welcome and introduction 15m
      • 15:45
        Small group rounds - discussion 20m
      • 16:05
        Small group rounds - discussion 20m
      • 16:25
        Small group rounds - discussion 20m
      • 16:45
        Summary 15m
    • 15:30 17:00
      FitSM Foundation Training and Certification - Standards for lightweight IT Service Management B202

      B202

      ISCTE-IUL

      This foundation training course in federated IT Service Management provides training in the fundamentals of service management and an approach to professional service delivery based on process orientation and delivery of value to customers. See www.fitsm.eu/fitsm-foundation-level for more details. The training is carried out across most of one day, culminating in an exam the following morning. Successfully passing the exam will grant participants a Foundation Certificate in Lightweight Service Management, provided by the internationally recognised standards organisation TÜV SÜD.

      The course is structured around the FitSM-1:2015 standard (see www.fitsm.eu for details), which is compatible with ITIL and ISO/IEC 20000 but is intended to be a lightweight approach that is easier to implement in providers new to ITSM, SMEs and startups, federated scenarios, the research sector and other situations where ITSM is not heavily adopted. 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 must be reserved, send a message via www.fitsm.eu/trainingrequest to express interest.

    • 15:30 17:00
      Open Grid Forum 44: CAOPS / IGTF C104

      C104

      ISCTE-IUL

      Conveners: Alan Sill (CMS Experiment, DREAM experiment), Dr Jens Jensen (STFC)
    • 15:30 17:00
      Open Grid Forum 44: OCCI Monitoring Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      Convener: Augusto Ciuffoletti
    • 15:30 17:00
      Towards an Open Data Cloud (http://go.egi.eu/data) B103

      B103

      ISCTE-IUL

      This session presents the requirements for the realization of distributed "research data cloud" that brings cloud and grid computing close to data for scalable access, use and reuse of research data.

      In this session the state of the art and the requirements for a Open Data platform that will enrich the current EGI federated cloud capabilities, will be discussed.
      The Open Data platform will allow the integration of various data repositories available in EGI and of those externally provided.

      The session will show case a number of open data use cases and requirements
      from different data providers and research disciplines, including fishery and marine sciences, agriculture, biodiversity and life science.

      WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
      - research communities facing the problem of scalable access to distributed integrated data sets
      - technology providers interested in contributing to a Open Data platform solution for an international science cloud
      - data providers interest in fostering the access and reuse of research data

      Convener: Lukasz Dutka (CYFRONET)
      • 15:30
        Introduction to session block 5m
        Speaker: Lukasz Dutka (CYFRONET)
      • 15:35
        Towards replicating life science reference datasets within EGI: aspects and approaches 20m
        Slides
      • 15:55
        Data challenges at large scale for climate change research. 20m
        In the climate change domain data volume, velocity and variety represent three key dimensions for scientific research at large scale. Several challenges have to be faced at an infrastructural level to address data sharing, access, movement, distribution, processing, analysis, visualization, and curation issues. Metadata management is another face of the same medal and involves a lot of community-driven activities regarding controlled vocabularies, specifications and standards. In such a dynamic, and distributed environment, non-functional requirements like interoperability (at different levels: data formats, metadata schema, service interfaces) and efficiency (e.g. for large scale data analysis) are very challenging too. The talk will highlight the main data challenges, issues and requirements related to the climate change research community (including open data aspects). As an example, an overview about the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) experiment and main results will be presented and discussed.
        Speaker: Sandro Fiore (SPACI)
      • 16:15
        Agrodat.hu: supporting precision agriculture with data solutions 20m
        Precision Farming in agriculture is a special method of crop management that allow farmers to decide on (among others) which areas of land/crop within a field can be managed with reduced levels of fertilizer, chemicals, and irrigation water depending on e.g. the yield potential of the crop in the given area. There are benefits of the method; the cost of producing the crop can be reduced and, on the other hand, the risk of environmental pollution can be also significantly smaller at the same time. In general, for implementing precision farming and related methods a vast amount of data is to be collected and analyzed from the fields. Wider scale projects including national level projects, such as Agrodat.hu from Hungary, require even more sophisticated ICT and big data solutions starting from the sensor level, through the applied communication network, and by ending with the data processing/storage facilities, and knowledge centre. The ultimate aim of AgroDat.hu project is to create such knowledge centre based on the local sensor data and also integrating date from international repositories. Concerning the sensors, more than 1000 newly developed complex sensors are under deployment at various selected locations in Hungary. The complex sensors have modular structure with facilities to measure environmental factors (weather, soil moisture, etc.) and later phenotypes and other parameters continuously at least for 3 years. The communication network is based on GSM network and M2M communication enabled SIM cards. For processing and storing data and also for providing services for researchers, farmers, decision makers, etc. a new big data server farm is under deployment with hierarchical storage with noSQL database, GPGPU cluster for processing the raw data (images), Hadoop servers, etc. Open Stack with Ironic is responsible for providing an elastic and flexible cloud framework for the higher level software services; (among others) aggregation, processing, and decision support systems. The aggregation of related scientific and other data from international repositories relies on the integrated workflow-oriented services of the agINFRA project. The new Agrodat.hu solution with AGROVOC and HP Autonomy (IDOL) tools enable the data managers and researchers to access and use for data mining and analytical purposes more than 1000 international repositories registered in the CIARD RING (supported by Global Forum of Agricultural Research and FAO).
        Speaker: Dr Robert Lovas (MTA SZTAKI)
        Slides
      • 16:35
        Panel Discussion 17m
    • 17:00 18:00
      EGI collaboration with the Human Brain Project for neuroinformatics C103

      C103

      ISCTE-IUL

      The aim of the Human Brain Project (HBP) is to accelerate our understanding of the human brain by integrating global neuroscience knowledge and data into supercomputer-based models and simulations. This will be achieved, in part, by engaging the European and global research communities using six collaborative ICT platforms: Neuroinformatics, Brain Simulation, High Performance Computing, Medical Informatics, High Performance Computing, Neuromorphic Computing and Neurorobotics.

      The cloud and high throughput computing requirements will be discussed with a focus on the use case for remote interactive multiresolution visualization of large volumetric datasets. Large amounts of image stacks or volumetric data are produced daily at brain research sites around the world. This includes human brain imaging data in clinics, connectome data in research studies, whole brain imaging with light-sheet microscopy and tissue clearing methods or micro-optical sectioning techniques, two-photon imaging, array tomography, and electron beam microscopy.

      A key challenge in make such data available is to make it accessible without moving large amounts of data. Typical dataset sizes can reach in the terabyte range, while a researcher may want to only view or access a small subset of the entire dataset.

      WHOM SHOULD ATTEND? * NGIs cloud providers interested in how HBP can benefit from cloud provisioning for its big data integration needs and willing to support HBP * technology providers interested in offering solutions and participating to tests * members of the Federated Data Virtual Team

      Conveners: Sean Hill (EPFL), Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.EU)
      Learn about the HBP active repository use cases
    • 17:00 18:30
      Engagement strategies: bringing together Competence Centres, NILs, UCB and Champions B104

      B104

      ISCTE-IUL

      This session will bring together those EGI members who are active in the 'Engagement with new user communities' area and will offer them a forum to review and discuss EGI's Engagement Strategy, related recent experiences, and future directions to establish collaborations with potential new users. The EGI Engagement Strategy is described at http://go.egi.eu/engagementstrategy.

      This session also serve as the first meeting of the 'EGI Engagement Board' since the start of the EGI-Engage project (1st of March). The meeting is open for everyone. Presence of the EGI Engagement board members are expected and is necessary for a successful session:
      - NGI International Liaisons
      - User Community Board members
      - Representatives of Competence Centres
      - Providers of user/community-facing tools
      - EGI.eu members active in user engagement and support

      Agenda points:
      1. EGI Engagement Strategy - Overview and recent updates by Gergely Sipos

      1. Updated EGI Champion programme by Sara Coelho

      2. Community presentations (by VTs, NILs, Champions, UCB members, CC representatives)

      3. Robert: Promoting Desktop Grids VT
      4. Afonso: Genome Analysis and Protein Folding VT
      5. Fotis: Dataset Replication VT
      6. Lukasz/Giacinto: Federated Data VT
      7. Alexandru Nicolin: Engaging with and supporting Nuclear Physics communities
      8. Tomasz Piontek: Supporting users with the PL-Grid Application Registry
      9. Genevieve Romier: Engaging with and serving national users in France
      10. Afonso Duarte: Reaching out to life science users

      11. Discussion topics

      12. Support for the Competence Centres
      13. Application of the EGI Long Tail Platform within the NGIs and within communities
      14. What Virtual Teams to establish next?
      15. EGI User Forum 2015 (Bari, November 10-13)
      16. Other events - Community events? NGI events?
      17. Regular engagement teleconference meetings

      18. AOB

      Convener: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
    • 17:00 18:20
      LifeWatch Competence Centre - open meeting B103

      B103

      ISCTE-IUL

      Recap of technical possibilities and pending issues
      Summary on data management
      Prioritization of work in the next months
      New challenges and ideas

      Convener: Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC)
      • 17:00
        FROM CONSTRUCTION TO DEPLOYMENT OF LIFEWATCHGREECE: THE POTENTAIL ROLE OF EGI-LW COMPETENCE CENTRE 20m
        LifeWatchGreece Research Infrastructure (LWG RI), provides electronic services (e-Services) and virtual labs (vLabs) to facilitate both the data contributors and the users. Services like the R-vLab, micro-CT vLab and Genetics are heavily computer demanding and EGI-LW Competence Centre may both offer unlimited computational capacity and storage space.
        Speaker: Emmanouela Panteri (HCMR)
        Slides
      • 17:20
        The Network of Life in EGI LW CC 20m
        Speaker: Mr Miguel Porto (CIBIO)
        Diapositivas
      • 17:40
        LifeWatch-IT contribution to CC and Service Center Activities 20m
        Speaker: Dr Giacinto Donvito (INFN)
        Slides
      • 18:00
        What next 20m
        Speaker: Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC)
        Slides
    • 09:00 10:30
      AAI - all user communities meeting (http://go.egi.eu/aai) Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      EGI is serving many user communities, distributed collaborations, international virtual organizations, providing them a portfolio of federated services. Federated authentication and authorization is a critical capability that is needed to be productive in such a diverse landscape of use cases and service providers. The challenge of the AAI implementation is to fulfill the security and traceability requirements of the users and the service providers, and at the same time do not create barriers that prevent users to be quickly productive in the e-infrastructures.
      The sessions will host presentations on the current state of the art of the e-infrastructures, in terms of AAI solutions, and the roadmaps for the evolution. In particular the EGI roadmap for AAI and roadmap of the AARC project will be extensively presented and discussed. The sessions will also host the contributions of many EGI user communities representatives.
      Attending this session, the EGI and other e-infrastructures service providers representatives will learn the requirements of the users and the solutions that can help them to support their users' use cases. The service providers can then contribute in the definition of the roadmap with their requirements and experience. Also representatives from the user communities and the competence centres should attend the sessions, to bring their requirements and help to define a common set of requirements.
      The goal of this session is to discuss the EGI roadmap for AAI developments, as well as the roadmap of the AARC project, developing sinergies between the projects, the e-infrastructure and the users. In particular for the EGI roadmap the aim is to reach a general consensus about the plans proposed, and to initiate the process of prioritization of a set of common requirements from the user communities to be included in the EGI plans.

      Convener: Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
      • 09:00
        Introduction 10m
        Slides
      • 09:10
        AAI in EGI services, state of the art 20m
        Slides
      • 09:30
        Roadmap for the evolution of the EGI AAI services 20m
        Speaker: Christos Kanellopoulos (GRNET)
        Slides
      • 09:50
        Lifewatch contribution 15m
        Speaker: Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 10:05
        EPOS 15m
        Speaker: Mariusz Sterzel (CYFRONET)
        Slides
    • 09:00 10:30
      Business Track: Open Data and Open Services C103

      C103

      ISCTE-IUL

      EGI is focused on supporting SMEs and the full innovation chain between business and academia to create opportunities of economic impact through open data generated and the technical services both offered and required to support research and innovation.

      The EGI Conference Business Track comprises 5 sessions over Thursday and Friday and is designed to bring business, academia and policy makers together to better understand the concrete examples currently available for immediate benefit, and investigate future opportunities through joint collaborations.

      Presentations will provide participants with various aspects of innovation value chains, high-level/European initiatives supporting research and SME engagement, commercial organisations as both providers and consumers of services through use cases and collaborations, as well as examples of fostering reuse of open data and open services.

      Convener: Giuliano Taffoni (INAF)
      • 09:00
        European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and Water Column Observatory (EMSO) 25m
        Speaker: Dr Lucio Badiali (INGV)
        Slides
      • 09:25
        UPENN Environmental Network - Science and Industry coming together 25m
        Speaker: Mel Krokos (Univ. of Portsmouth)
      • 09:50
        Square Kilometre Array (SKA) 25m
        Speaker: David Wallom (OXFORD)
        Slides
      • 10:15
        Q&A 15m
    • 09:00 10:30
      Distributed platforms for e-Learning: How can educators and scholars benefit from the Open Science Commons? B104

      B104

      ISCTE-IUL

      Education, together with research and innovation, is one of the priorities of EU investments to boost jobs and growth. Its importance is particularly relevant in complex scientific contexts which have an important impact on societal and economical strategies. Education in such interdisciplinary scenario is usually performed in university courses and through focussed training events and workshops. These are organised by scientific institutes and address scientists at various stages of their careers.
      This session will address the requirements of educators and scholars operating in scientific domains strongly characterised by the usage of complex data analysis, mining, and modelling techniques. In particular, it will discuss how the Open Science Commons vision and supporting solutions may contribute to the introduction of innovative and powerful environments supporting education and practical uptake of scientific knowledge.

      Convener: Donatella Castelli
      • 09:00
        Welcome & Session introduction 10m
        Speaker: Donatella Castelli (CNR-ISTI)
        Slides
      • 09:10
        “The Cloud and Desktop as a Service as a teaching tool for different research communities” 20m
        Through availability of platforms such as the EGI federated cloud we are able to support the training of multiple different communities across international research projects, ensuring they receive uniform resources and mechanisms under which to perform the training. Through programs such as the UK NERC Environmental OmicS cloud and desktop as a service we are also able to provide training resources quickly and simply to trainees which they are able to maintain access to beyond just the training event itself. This presentation will highlight the EGI federated Cloud and how Desktop as a Service can be a method which provides significant value add to the trainer and the trainee communities".
        Speaker: David Wallom (OXFORD)
        Slides
      • 09:30
        “Jetstream: A self-provisioned, scalable science and engineering cloud environment” 20m
        Jetstream is the first cloud resource funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide general purpose, cloud computing resources across all supported science and engineering domains. It is designed to address the scalable computation needs of researchers who do not fit the traditional high performance computing (HPC) or high throughput computing (HTC) model for which existing NSF and other federally-funded resources are optimized. Jetstream will be a configurable large-scale cloud computing resource that leverages both on-demand and persistent virtual machine technology to support a much wider array of software environments and services than current NSF resources can accommodate. This presentation will describe the Jetstream hardware configuration and software environment, as well as the specific community use cases driving the need for such a resource.
        Speaker: Dr Vas Vasiliadis (Univ. of Chicago)
      • 09:50
        “D4Science: Opening data infrastructures to boost education and knowledge ” 20m
        World-renowned leading research institutes (e.g. ICES, IRD, FAO,) as well as Universities (e.g. Sorbonne University and University of Kiel) organise courses, workshop and hands-on meetings on topics related to the marine domain. The aim of these activities is to help scientists, at various stages of their careers, in acquiring necessary competences on topics related to stock assessment, oceanography and ecosystem approach to fisheries. Experiences performed by exploiting the D4Science data infrastructure in this context show that such kind of infrastructures can strongly facilitate domain knowledge brokerage and acquisition of expertise in a cost effective way. The presentation will illustrate the D4Science mechanisms that help these processes and will present the feedback received so far.
        Speaker: Pasquale Pagano (CNR - ISTI)
        Slides
      • 10:10
        “eLearning, Galaxy and ELIXIR-SI” 20m
        Presented will be the novel connection between e-learning platform and Galaxy bioinformatical platform into the system that (1) enables eduGain AAI authentication for the system, (2) enables end-users (scientists/researchers) that don't have (many) computer programming experience to learn how to use bioinformatical tools and find all needed tools in one place (whether downloading pre-prepared VMs or use online services) and (3) later use the same user interface for research and routine analyses and data storage on ELIXIR-SI computing platform. Computing platform and cloud data storage are supported by Slovenian NGI - SLING and NREN - Arnes.
        Speaker: Jure Kranjc (ARNES)
    • 09:00 10:30
      EGI Council (closed) B202

      B202

      ISCTE-IUL

      Convener: Matthew Dovey (Jisc)
    • 09:00 10:30
      FitSM Foundation Training and Certification - Exam B102

      B102

      ISCTE-IUL

      This session is a continuation of the training on Thursday (details at http://indico.egi.eu/indico/sessionDisplay.py?sessionId=41&confId=2452#20150521) and is only for those attending the training on both days.

      This final session covers the final processes, exam preparation and the exam itself, leading to certification in IT Service Management according to FitSM.

    • 09:00 10:30
      OGF 44 Cloud Plugfest: Opening and plenary session: Testbed information sharing, instance availability, logistics, setup C104

      C104

      ISCTE-IUL

      Opportunities will be given to learn, provide and test implementations of open standards using testbeds made available to participants for this purpose. Standards to be highlighted at this event include the OGF Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI), the SNIA Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI), and opportunities will be available for experts or community members interested in other standards, such as OASIS-Open TOSCA, DMTF CIMI, etc. to bring implementations and inform the community of their ongoing activities. This event is open to all participants. Remote participation is also possible - see http://cloudplugfest.org

      Conveners: Alan Sill (CMS Experiment, DREAM experiment), Boris Parak (CESNET)
      Registration and information
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break
      • 10:30
        Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      AAI - all user communities meeting (http://go.egi.eu/aai) Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      EGI is serving many user communities, distributed collaborations, international virtual organizations, providing them a portfolio of federated services. Federated authentication and authorization is a critical capability that is needed to be productive in such a diverse landscape of use cases and service providers. The challenge of the AAI implementation is to fulfill the security and traceability requirements of the users and the service providers, and at the same time do not create barriers that prevent users to be quickly productive in the e-infrastructures.
      The sessions will host presentations on the current state of the art of the e-infrastructures, in terms of AAI solutions, and the roadmaps for the evolution. In particular the EGI roadmap for AAI and roadmap of the AARC project will be extensively presented and discussed. The sessions will also host the contributions of many EGI user communities representatives.
      Attending this session, the EGI and other e-infrastructures service providers representatives will learn the requirements of the users and the solutions that can help them to support their users' use cases. The service providers can then contribute in the definition of the roadmap with their requirements and experience. Also representatives from the user communities and the competence centres should attend the sessions, to bring their requirements and help to define a common set of requirements.
      The goal of this session is to discuss the EGI roadmap for AAI developments, as well as the roadmap of the AARC project, developing sinergies between the projects, the e-infrastructure and the users. In particular for the EGI roadmap the aim is to reach a general consensus about the plans proposed, and to initiate the process of prioritization of a set of common requirements from the user communities to be included in the EGI plans.

      Convener: Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        MoBRAIN 15m
        Speaker: Chris Morris (STFC)
        Slides
      • 11:15
        Disaster mitigation 15m
        Speaker: Eric Yen (ASGC)
        Slides
      • 11:30
        DARIAH 15m
        Speaker: Zorislav Šojat (IRB)
        Slides
      • 11:45
        ELIXIR 15m
        Speaker: Mr Miroslav Ruda (Cesnet)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        The AARC project: towards a common European AAI framework 20m
        Speaker: Alessandra Scicchitano (GÈANT Association)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      Business Track: Summary, Wrap-up and Open Discussion C103

      C103

      ISCTE-IUL

      EGI is focused on supporting SMEs and the full innovation chain between business and academia to create opportunities of economic impact through open data generated and the technical services both offered and required to support research and innovation.

      The EGI Conference Business Track comprises 5 sessions over Thursday and Friday and is designed to bring business, academia and policy makers together to better understand the concrete examples currently available for immediate benefit, and investigate future opportunities through joint collaborations.

      Presentations will provide participants with various aspects of innovation value chains, high-level/European initiatives supporting research and SME engagement, commercial organisations as both providers and consumers of services through use cases and collaborations, as well as examples of fostering reuse of open data and open services.

      Convener: Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
      • 11:00
        Overall Business Track Summary: Themes, Opportunities, and Requirements 30m
        This presentation will provide a summary of the main requirements proposed during the two days of the business track, including recurring themes, potential opportunities and detailed requirements moving forward. This should serve as a basis for the panel and open discussion to confirm business requirements and a prioritisation among them.
        Speaker: Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
      • 11:30
        Panel and Interactive Audience Q&A / Discussion: Collaborations, Requirement Prioritisation and Actions 1h
        Based on the summary presentation of the overall business track, this interactive discussion will be facilitated by a panel of experts to discuss such as concrete collaboration opportunities, specific actions moving forward and prioritisation of requirements amongst others. This will be an open discussion with audience participation greatly encouraged.
        Speakers: Giuliano Taffoni (INAF), Maurizio Cecchi (Telecom Italia), Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU), Wolfgang Gentzsch (UberCloud)
    • 11:00 12:30
      Distributed platforms for e-Learning: How can educators and scholars benefit from the Open Science Commons? B104

      B104

      ISCTE-IUL

      Education, together with research and innovation, is one of the priorities of EU investments to boost jobs and growth. Its importance is particularly relevant in complex scientific contexts which have an important impact on societal and economical strategies. Education in such interdisciplinary scenario is usually performed in university courses and through focussed training events and workshops. These are organised by scientific institutes and address scientists at various stages of their careers.
      This session will address the requirements of educators and scholars operating in scientific domains strongly characterised by the usage of complex data analysis, mining, and modelling techniques. In particular, it will discuss how the Open Science Commons vision and supporting solutions may contribute to the introduction of innovative and powerful environments supporting education and practical uptake of scientific knowledge.

      Convener: Donatella Castelli (Consiglio Nazionele delle Ricerche (CNR) - ISTI)
      • 11:00
        “Educating data scientists: SoBigData Master” 20m
        One of the most pressing and fascinating challenges scientists face today, is understanding the complexity of our globally interconnected society. The big data arising from the digital breadcrumbs of human activities promise to let us scrutinize the ground truth of individual and collective behaviour at an unprecedented detail and scale. This increasing wealth of data is a chance to disentangle social complexity and face the challenges of our world, provided we can rely on social data mining, i.e., adequate means for accessing big data and extracting useful knowledge from them. The main obstacle to this accomplishment is the scarcity of data scientists. This talk will present the choice of SoBigData master at University of Pisa to address the challenge of educating data scientists, that on one hand need to encompass several facets and attitudes: technology, analysis, narrative, and ethics and on the other hand, need to blend rigor and creativity. On the first level, the skill of a SoBigData data scientist is at the intersection of: i) solid technical competences in the acquisition, integration and management of big data from multiple heterogeneous noisy sources; ii) deep data analysis and data modeling and mining capacities, well beyond traditional statistical tools; iii) ability to narrate the stories that data tell after analysis and modeling, using both visual and multi-media storytelling, up to data journalism; iv) strong preparation towards the various ethical and legal issues connected to big data analytics and the management of data pertaining to people, such as privacy and data protection, transparency and awareness, discrimination and fair use, etc.
        Speaker: Dr Fosca Giannotti (CNR-ISTI)
      • 11:20
        “Educational & Training Activities of BBMRI-ERIC” 20m
        BBMRI-ERIC infrastructure strives to provide high-quality biobanking and biomolecular resources for biomedical research in the European context. This talk will outline the educational activities that are part of the BBMRI-ERIC ecosystem, such as curricula to be developed in the RItrain focused on biobank managers, courses for biobankers to be developed in Corbel project, as well as training activities for the several types of infrastructure users in the BBMRI-ERIC Common Service IT. Challenges, such as privacy and security issues related to the clinical data in combination with large amounts of the available data will be discussed, as well as applicability of the EGI infrastructure as well as other research infrastructures for these education and training activities.
        Speaker: Petr Holub (BBMRI-ERIC)
        Slides
      • 11:40
        "The EGI virtual appliance library: Application Database" 20m
        The EGI Applications Database (AppDB) is a central service that stores and provides to the public, information about: - software solutions in the form of native software products and virtual or software appliances. - the programmers and the scientists who are involved, and - publications derived from the registered solutions The aim of this presentation is to highlight the EGI Applications Database main capabilities, with regards to the software & virtual appliances registration, management and the distribution, as well as the on-going work about reference scientific datasets.
        Speaker: Marios Chatziangelou (IASA)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        Discussion 20m
        Speaker: Roberto Barbera (University of Catania and INFN)
        Slides
      • 12:20
        EGI Training Plan 10m
        Speaker: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.EU)
        Draft EGI Training Plan
    • 11:00 12:30
      EGI Council (closed) B202

      B202

      ISCTE-IUL

      Convener: Matthew Dovey (Jisc)
    • 11:00 12:30
      OGF 44 Cloud Plugfest: OCCI, CDMI and related technologies (working session) C104

      C104

      ISCTE-IUL

      Opportunities will be given to learn, provide and test implementations of open standards using testbeds made available to participants for this purpose. Standards to be highlighted at this event include the OGF Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI), the SNIA Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI), and opportunities will be available for experts or community members interested in other standards, such as OASIS-Open TOSCA, DMTF CIMI, etc. to bring implementations and inform the community of their ongoing activities. This event is open to all participants. Remote participation is also possible - see http://cloudplugfest.org

      Conveners: Alan Sill (CMS Experiment, DREAM experiment), Boris Parak (CESNET)
      Registration and information
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch
      • 12:30
        Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 14:30
      Closing Plenary Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      Convener: Yannick Legre (EGI.EU)
    • 14:30 16:00
      AAI - all user communities meeting (http://go.egi.eu/aai) Grande Auditório

      Grande Auditório

      ISCTE-IUL

      EGI is serving many user communities, distributed collaborations, international virtual organizations, providing them a portfolio of federated services. Federated authentication and authorization is a critical capability that is needed to be productive in such a diverse landscape of use cases and service providers. The challenge of the AAI implementation is to fulfill the security and traceability requirements of the users and the service providers, and at the same time do not create barriers that prevent users to be quickly productive in the e-infrastructures.
      The sessions will host presentations on the current state of the art of the e-infrastructures, in terms of AAI solutions, and the roadmaps for the evolution. In particular the EGI roadmap for AAI and roadmap of the AARC project will be extensively presented and discussed. The sessions will also host the contributions of many EGI user communities representatives.
      Attending this session, the EGI and other e-infrastructures service providers representatives will learn the requirements of the users and the solutions that can help them to support their users' use cases. The service providers can then contribute in the definition of the roadmap with their requirements and experience. Also representatives from the user communities and the competence centres should attend the sessions, to bring their requirements and help to define a common set of requirements.
      The goal of this session is to discuss the EGI roadmap for AAI developments, as well as the roadmap of the AARC project, developing sinergies between the projects, the e-infrastructure and the users. In particular for the EGI roadmap the aim is to reach a general consensus about the plans proposed, and to initiate the process of prioritization of a set of common requirements from the user communities to be included in the EGI plans.

      Convener: Peter Solagna (EGI.EU)
      • 14:30
        EUDAT AAI Interoparbility 20m
        Speaker: Dr Jens Jensen (STFC)
        Slides
      • 14:50
        Panel discussion 45m
    • 14:30 16:00
      EGI Council (closed) B202

      B202

      ISCTE-IUL

      Convener: Matthew Dovey (Jisc)
    • 14:30 16:00
      OGF 44 Cloud Plugfest: OCCI, CDMI and related technologies (working session) C104

      C104

      ISCTE-IUL

      Opportunities will be given to learn, provide and test implementations of open standards using testbeds made available to participants for this purpose. Standards to be highlighted at this event include the OGF Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI), the SNIA Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI), and opportunities will be available for experts or community members interested in other standards, such as OASIS-Open TOSCA, DMTF CIMI, etc. to bring implementations and inform the community of their ongoing activities. This event is open to all participants. Remote participation is also possible - see http://cloudplugfest.org

      Conveners: Alan Sill (CMS Experiment, DREAM experiment), Boris Parak (CESNET)
      Registration and information