EGI Conference 2016. Opening Science in Europe and in the World

Europe/Amsterdam
Science Park

Science Park

1098XG Amsterdam
Description

Opening science in Europe and in the World

The year's edition put research communities, NGIs and EIROs and collaborating e-Infrastructures in the spotlight as key players for the delivery of digital services for borderless science.

Follow @EGI_eu, use hashtag #EGIConf16

Acknowledgements

EGI Conference 2016 is supported by the EC project EGI-Engage, which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654142.

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    • 09:30 11:00
      EGI-Engage Collaboration Board CLOSED
    • 11:00 11:30
      Coffee Break
    • 11:30 13:00
      EGI Plenary Session
      Convener: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.eu)
    • 13:00 14:30
      Lunch
    • 14:30 16:00
      EGI & INDIGO workshop: Towards co-design: understanding requirements
    • 14:30 16:00
      EGI AAI Services
      Convener: Peter Solagna (EGI.eu)
    • 14:30 16:00
      EGI Competence Centres
      Convener: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.eu)
    • 14:30 16:00
      EOSC roadmap
    • 16:00 16:30
      Coffee Break
    • 16:30 18:00
      EGI & INDIGO workshop: Presenting INDIGO & EGI open science services
    • 16:30 18:00
      EGI AAI Services
    • 16:30 18:00
      EGI Competence Centres
    • 16:30 18:00
      Int e-Infrastructure collaboration workshop
    • 01:00 02:30
      EGI AAI Services
      Convener: Peter Solagna (EGI.eu)
    • 09:00 11:00
      Opening Plenary: Open Science, Open Innovation and Open to the world in the EGI strategy Turingzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Turingzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      In this session for the first time the EGI strategy 2015-2020 will be presented to the public. The role EGI in the international landscape and in the context of new initiatives of the European Commission like the Open Science Cloud will be presented.

      The sessions will also offer the opportunity to publicly launch the Business Development programme.

      Convener: Arjen van Rijn (NIKHEF)
      • 09:00
        Enabling collaborative data and compute-intensive science: EGI Open Science Cloud vision 40m
        Speaker: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.eu)
        Slides
      • 09:40
        Important Project of Common European Interest on High performance computing and big data enabled application: a pilot for the European Data Infrastructure 35m
        The analysis of the European digital e-infrastructures has demonstrated that they are fragmented by the scientific and the economic domains and there are very few synergies among different countries. The lack of interoperability of infrastructure and tools prevents the share of data to industry, governments and scientists even of the same area of interest being one of the major obstacle to the open science. Moreover there is an increasing demand of world-class high performance computing infrastructure to process data and big data both from the research and the industry sector. In order to address these e-infrastructure challenges, to provide a springboard for new economic growth, Luxembourg, Italy and France and Spain intend to apply for an Important Project of Common European Interest on High Performance Computing and Big Data enabled Applications. The initiative is a pilot project to study and then propose possible implementation of the European Data Infrastructure.
        Speakers: Antonio Zoccoli (INFN) , Donatella Lucchesi (INFN)
        Slides
      • 10:15
        KEYNOTE: Frontiers of research at CERN and the computing and data management needs 45m
        Eckhard Elsen is CERN Director for Research and Computing BIO: http://press.web.cern.ch/biographies/eckhard-elsen-born-1955-german
        Speaker: Eckhard Elsen (CERN)
        Slides
    • 11:00 11:30
      Coffee break WCW Congress Centre

      WCW Congress Centre

      Science Park

      1098XG Amsterdam
    • 11:30 13:00
      Competence centres, user communities Ground floor (Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140))

      Ground floor

      Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140)

      Competence Centres in EGI bring together scientific communities, software developers and resource providers to support the co-design, co-development and dissemination of community-specific e-Infrastructures. This session brings together the representatives of Competence Centers, existing and prospective EGI user communities to facilitate the sharing of best practices and e-infrastructure development experiences across scientific disciplines. (Further information about Competence Centres: https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/EGI-Engage:Competence_centres)

      Convener: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.eu)
      • 11:30
        R tools for ecological observatories - Experiences from the LifeWatch Competence Centre 15m
        Speaker: Jesus Marco de Lucas (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 11:45
        etc 15m
      • 12:00
        Web portals and use cases for tsunami and weather simulation - Updates from the Disaster Mitigation Competence Centre 30m
        Speaker: Eric Yen (AS)
        Slides
      • 12:30
        EPOS CC - empowering use cases from the Solid Earth Science domain 30m
        Speaker: Mariusz Sterzel (CYFRONET)
        Slides
    • 11:30 13:00
      EGI Council meeting (closed) H331 (Nikhef, Science Park 105)

      H331

      Nikhef, Science Park 105

      Convener: Yannick Legre (EGI.eu)
    • 11:30 13:00
      EGI Federated Cloud roadmap Turingzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Turingzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      The EGI Cloud federation is an hybrid cloud composed by public, community and private cloud, all supported by the EGI Core Infrastructure Platform services and focusing on the requirements of the scientific community. This session will provide an update of the current status of the EGI cloud from the user support, operational and development perspectives, and will allow to discuss and further develop the roadmap of the technical development of FedCloud for the coming months in order to support the requirements from the different use cases presented.

      Convener: Dr Enol Fernandez (EGI.eu)
      • 11:30
        General status and architecture of the EGI Federated Cloud 10m
        Speaker: Dr Enol Fernandez (EGI.eu)
        Slides
      • 11:40
        User support activities and requirements for FedCloud 15m
        Speaker: Diego Scardaci (EGI.eu/INFN)
        Slides
      • 11:55
        Status and plans for the development activities of the Federated Cloud 15m
        Speaker: Mr Alvaro Lopez Garcia (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 12:10
        Status of the operations activities around FedCloud 15m
        Speaker: Vincenzo Spinoso (INFN)
        Slides
      • 12:25
        Roadmap of the Federated Cloud and discussion 35m
        Speakers: Dr Enol Fernandez (EGI.eu) , Dr Giacinto Donvito (INFN) , Mr Marco Capuccini (University of Uppsala) , Mario David (LIP)
        Slides
    • 11:30 13:10
      Managing Service Portfolios for Research in Europe Eulerzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Eulerzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      Recent years have seen profound changes in how research IT services are delivered. Rather than using local services and working in discrete ‘silos’, they use a range of services provided by heterogeneous and dispersed providers across Europe. In the process of digitisation and globalisation of science, communities are moving their workflows to research e-Infrastructures that are supported by National or European funding. However, using services from multiple infrastructures can be made more complex by the varied ways in which services are described and delivered.

      The European Commission recently requested major e-Infrastructure providers to simplify and facilitate discovery of these services by working together to develop a joint service catalogue. An initial definition of the concepts needed to describe such a catalogue has been developed through a collaboration between a number of EC-funded projects. This naturally raises the question on how the various service providers will organise their service portfolio management activities so to be able to feed their services into the joint service catalogue.

      This workshop begins by looking at the efforts to move to a joint service catalogue across major e-Infrastructures and then at what can be done to support such a joint catalogue. It also offers the opportunity to share the experience of managing service portfolios. Then, it presents FitSM as a reference standard for service management with focus on the portfolio aspects. Another aspect that will be addressed is the EC perspective with the view on governance, sustainability and needs from the policy makers. Finally, there will be a roundtable discussion to identify areas of harmonisations and alignment of service portfolio management across e-Infrastructures for the benefit of research communities and funders.

      Convener: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.eu)
      • 11:30
        Introduction 10m
        Speaker: Dr Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.eu)
        Slides
      • 11:40
        Experience in managing service portfolio: EGI 10m
        Speaker: Dr Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.eu)
        Slides
      • 11:50
        Experience in managing service portfolio: EUDAT 25m
        Speaker: Alexis Jean-Laurent (C.I.N.E.S. (Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement Supérieur))
        Slides
      • 12:20
        Experience in managing service portfolio: GEANT 5m
        Speaker: Andres Steijaert (SurfNet & GEANT)
        Slides
      • 12:30
        Experience in managing service portfolio: OpenAIRE/BlueBridge 10m
        Speaker: Pasquale Pagano (CNR)
        Slides
      • 12:35
        Towards a Joint Service Catalogue for e-Infrastructure services 20m
        Speaker: Dr Angela Dappert (The British Library & Thor Project)
        CoS Document
        Slides
      • 12:40
        Experience in managing service portfolio: THOR Project & long-term access to services 10m
        Speaker: Dr Angela Dappert (The British Library & Thor Project)
        Slides
      • 12:50
        Presenetation ABS 20m
        Speaker: Sara Coelho (EGI.eu)
    • 13:00 14:00
      Lunch break
    • 14:00 15:30
      Competence centres, user communities Ground floor (Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140))

      Ground floor

      Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140)

      Competence Centres in EGI bring together scientific communities, software developers and resource providers to support the co-design, co-development and dissemination of community-specific e-Infrastructures. This session brings together the representatives of Competence Centers, existing and prospective EGI user communities to facilitate the sharing of best practices and e-infrastructure development experiences across scientific disciplines. (Further information about Competence Centres: https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/EGI-Engage:Competence_centres)

      Convener: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.eu)
      • 14:00
        Towards the EISCAT_3D Portal - Experiences with DIRAC 30m
        The suite of dirac.egi.eu services is supporting virtual research environments (VRE) and scientific gateways (SG) in order to manage all the distributing computing matters, in a transparent manner to the end user. It also is providing a multitenant portal with a core of high level applications for the scientific computing. At the beginning of 2016, the EGI Competence Centre for EISCAT-3D decided to adopt DIRAC. From January to March, 2016, dirac.egi.eu has deployed all the necessary services and catalogue population for a proof of concept in the use of data management facilities and smoothly integration with necessary computing. The 2007 data has been chosen for the test, including more than 8 million of file entries. Further, a DIRAC storage element has been deployed and setup on the top of existing EISCAT NFS file system. In this manner, DIRAC secured layer is used in the authorized access to the data. In this proof of concept, any user belonging to the eiscat.se VO can access to the File Catalogue using command line DIRAC client or dirac.egi.eu web portal. User can find up files in the catalogue by metadata fields. Then, user can use logical file names (LFC) of the catalogue to include in jobs with a software stack of the corresponding pipeline processing and the job parameters. For testing purposes EGI Fedcloud VO resources are used, latter, per VO resources will be used in production. Next EISCAT-3D portal prototype will be deployed using WebAppDIRAC web developing framework, which enables re-engineering of the necessary web applications, to be adapted into the Competence Centre needs. This standalone frontend is connected to dirac.egi.eu backend. The administrative operations will remain in the dirac.egi.eu portal (accounting, configuration, task monitoring, job monitoring, etc) which the end-user does not really care. In the horizon, new generation of EISCAT-3D data will be managed with this portal, not only for the user analysis, but also for EISCAT administration at the data centres.
        Speaker: Victor Mendez (UAB)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        E-infrastructure demonstrators by the DARIAH Competence Centre for digital arts humanities 30m
        Speaker: Davor Davidovic (RBI)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:30
      Council Workshop on "Strategies, Barriers, Funding and Expectations of the NGI and other EGI Participants" (closed) H331 (Nikhef, Science Park 105)

      H331

      Nikhef, Science Park 105

      Convener: Yannick Legre (EGI.eu)
    • 14:00 15:30
      Federated cloud PaaS and SaaS Turingzaal (WCW Congress centre)

      Turingzaal

      WCW Congress centre

      Platform as a service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) provides users with higher abstraction layers than Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to build and run applications without dealing with the details of the infrastructure in the case of PaaS, or to directly use the applications with thin clients or via web browsers in the case of SaaS. This double session showcases various efforts for using the EGI Federated Cloud to host both kind of solutions for researchers. The session aims to facilitate interactions with the various members of the EGI Community developing PaaS and SaaS solutions, to gather further requirements for the EGI Federated Cloud to better support them and to promote these solutions among researchers.

      Convener: Diego Scardaci (EGI.eu/INFN)
      • 14:00
        Guidelines to integrate PaaS and SaaS with the EGI FedCloud IaaS interface 15m
        Speaker: Diego Scardaci (EGI.eu/INFN)
        Slides
      • 14:15
        Enabling the use of the Karamel PaaS orchestration engine on EGI Federated Cloud 15m
        Karamel is an orchestration engine [1] for Chef Solo that enables the deployment of arbitrarily large distributed systems on both virtualized platforms and bare-metal hosts. This orchestration engine is heavily used in the BBMRI (Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research nfrastructure) [2] environment to provision large computing clusters with specialized software stacks on demand. OCCI (Open Cloud Computing Interface) support in Karamel was introduced as part of the BBMRI Competence Centre (BBMRI-CC) [3] efforts to enable the use of EGI Federated Cloud resources and its software stacks in private deployments. This talk will briefly describe the Karamel orchestration engine, provide an overview of the integration process and introduce basic use cases utilizing this tool to build on-demand computing clusters. [1] http://www.karamel.io/ [2] https://www.structuralbiology.eu/resources/organisations/bbmri-biobanking-and-biomolecular-resources-research-infrastructure [3] https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/Competence_centre_BBMRI
        Speaker: Boris Parak (CESNET)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        How the INDIGO-DataCloud computing platform aims at helping scientific communities 20m
        Scientific workloads require customized computing power adapted to the hardware, software and configuration requirements of the applications. Providing users with the ability to deploy customized virtual infrastructures easily and execute jobs and services from an integrated system is the goal of the INDIGO-DataCloud’s computing platform. This platform aims at providing an integrated IaaS + PaaS layer to support the computing requirements that arise from multiple scientific user communities, with a special focus on hybrid and federated cloud environments. In particular the PaaS layer aims at supporting geographic brokering and deployments across multiple sites. The PaaS computing core includes services for the deployment and management of jobs, long-running services and virtual infrastructures across multiple Cloud sites based on popular open-source Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs) (i.e. OpenNebula and OpenStack). These services will be integrated with the virtualized storage, federated AAI and enhanced networking. A key aspect of the platform is that individual operation at the site-level is preserved to leverage scalability and interoperability. Indeed, the deployment of customized virtual infrastructures is achieved at the level of each site by means of the IM [1], in the case of OpenNebula, and Heat, in the case of OpenStack. A common language to define the deployments is employed by adopting and extending the TOSCA Simple Profile in YAML version 1.0 standard [2]. The Orchestrator service, entry point for the INDIGO-DataCloud PaaS, receives a TOSCA description which flows through the PaaS layer, interacting with other services (Monitoring, Brokering, QoS/SLA, etc.), to end up being processed by either IM or Heat at the level of the site to enact the required virtual infrastructure. The life-cycle of the resources is, therefore, managed by the IaaS Cloud sites but controlled by the PaaS. The INDIGO-DataCloud PaaS is composed by multiple services exposed as Docker Images, stored in Docker Hub, which are automatically created out of the corresponding open-source repositories available in GitHub. The services running on Docker containers are managed by a Kubernetes cluster, to support a microservices-oriented deployment. This introduces benefits such as rolling updates which fosters a CI/CD approach for software development, the possibility to implements automatic scalability of the services instances, etc. The deployment of the user application and services, are implemented via a dynamically instantiated Mesos cluster. At the level of the Cloud site, the computing platform provided by INDIGO-DataCloud is enhancing the IaaS layers with additional features that are currently missing. Firstly, introducing TOSCA support for the CMPs enables infrastructure orchestration at the level of the site, based on a common standardized language. Secondly, the adoption of Docker containers as first-class resources in the CMPs enables lightweight isolation among computing resources and easy integration with repositories of images (e.g. Docker Hub). Indeed, developments such as OneDock [3], which introduces Docker support in OpenNebula, have already been released with significant outreach in the OpenNebula community. The scheduling algorithms for both cloud management frameworks are being improved, adding the support for preemptible instances (making possible to evacuate workloads when higher priority workloads are needed) and queuing of requests (enabling users to perform HTC on cloud resources). These two facts will provide a better experience for the end-users and a more efficient utilization of the computational resources from the resource provider standpoint. The usage of two-level orchestration (at the PaaS level and within each IaaS Cloud) will provide a scalable approach to provision customized computing resources across Cloud sites to support the computational requirements identified by the user communities. The INDIGO-DataCloud computing platform is under active development in GitHub [4], where all the developments are available under the Apache 2.0 License. [1] Infrastructure Manager (IM). http://www.grycap.upv.es/im [2] TOSCA Simple Profile in YAML Version 1.0. http://docs.oasis-open.org/tosca/TOSCA-Simple-Profile-YAML/v1.0/csprd01/TOSCA-Simple-Profile-YAML-v1.0-csprd01.html [3] OneDock. https://github.com/indigo-dc/onedock [4] INDIGO-DataCloud’s GitHub. https://github.com/indigo-dc
        Speakers: Mr Alvaro Lopez Garcia (CSIC) , Davide Salomoni (INFN) , Dr Germán MOLTÓ MARTÍNEZ (UPV) , Dr Giacinto Donvito (INFN) , Dr Ignacio Blanquer (UPVLC) , Dr Isabel Campos (CSIC) , Dr Lukasz Dutka (CYFRONET) , Patrick Fuhrmann (DESY)
        Slides
      • 14:50
        IM - Infrastructure Manager: Deploying Customized Virtual Infrastructures on EGI FedCloud 20m
        IM is a framework that can deploy multi-VM, complex and customized virtual infrastructures on multiple back-ends. The IM automates the selection of the rightmost Virtual Machine Image (VMI) and the deployment, configuration, software installation, monitoring and update of virtual infrastructures. It supports a wide range of public (Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure) and on-premises back-ends (OpenNebula, OpenStack, OCCI end-points, etc.), thus making user applications Cloud agnostic. In addition, it features DevOps capabilities, based on Ansible (and also supporting simple cloud-init scripts) to enable the installation and configuration of all the user required applications providing the user with a fully functional infrastructure. IM does not require the VMI to be prepared with any special software, so any available image can be used. IM works as a service that features a web-based GUI, a XML-RPC API, a REST API and a command-line application.
        Speakers: Dr Ignacio Blanquer (UPVLC) , Miguel Caballer (UPVLC)
        Slides
      • 15:10
        Research Infrastructures for astrophysics research: the EXTraS experience with the EGI FedCloud 20m
        Modern soft X-ray observatories can yield unique insights into time domain astrophysics, and a huge amount of information is stored - and largely unexploited - in data archives. Like a treasure-hunt, the EXTraS project (Exploring the X-ray Transient and variable Sky, http://www.extras-fp7.eu) is harvesting the hitherto unexplored temporal domain information buried in the serendipitous data collected by the European Photon Imaging Camera (EPIC) instrument onboard the ESA XMM-Newton, in 13 years of observations. Part of this analysis is performed through a dedicated science gateway based on EGI Fedcloud. The final results will become the reference for time domain astrophysics in the soft X-ray band, until a future, dedicated mission is deployed.
        Speaker: Luca Roverelli (CNR/IMATI)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:30
      Managing Service Portfolios for Research in Europe Eulerzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Eulerzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      Recent years have seen profound changes in how research IT services are delivered. Rather than using local services and working in discrete ‘silos’, they use a range of services provided by heterogeneous and dispersed providers across Europe. In the process of digitisation and globalisation of science, communities are moving their workflows to research e-Infrastructures that are supported by National or European funding. However, using services from multiple infrastructures can be made more complex by the varied ways in which services are described and delivered.

      The European Commission recently requested major e-Infrastructure providers to simplify and facilitate discovery of these services by working together to develop a joint service catalogue. An initial definition of the concepts needed to describe such a catalogue has been developed through a collaboration between a number of EC-funded projects. This naturally raises the question on how the various service providers will organise their service portfolio management activities so to be able to feed their services into the joint service catalogue.

      This workshop begins by looking at the efforts to move to a joint service catalogue across major e-Infrastructures and then at what can be done to support such a joint catalogue. It also offers the opportunity to share the experience of managing service portfolios. Then, it presents FitSM as a reference standard for service management with focus on the portfolio aspects. Another aspect that will be addressed is the EC perspective with the view on governance, sustainability and needs from the policy makers. Finally, there will be a roundtable discussion to identify areas of harmonisations and alignment of service portfolio management across e-Infrastructures for the benefit of research communities and funders.

      Convener: Sy Holsinger (EGI.eu)
      • 14:00
        How FitSM can support managing service portfolios 30m
        This talk introduces the FitSM standard for lightweight IT Service Management, outlines how it is relevant to the needs of the research community and describes the framework based on industry best practices for describing and managing services in an effective manner. After a general overview, the presentation dives into the Service Portfolio Management process explaining its key elements. This talk will include examples from real-world use as well as on the standards framework itself. FitSM is already in use by universities, research centres and by Research Infrastructures including EGI. It is well-positioned to not only support the ongoing efforts between the e-Infrastructures for a joint service catalogue, but also to support the different phases of managing services from planning to delivery and operation.
        Speaker: Owen Appleton (ITEMO / University of Zurich)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        Roundtable discussion 50m
        Slides
      • 15:20
        Summary of the workshop and next steps 10m
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee break WCW Congress Centre

      WCW Congress Centre

      Science Park

      1098XG Amsterdam
    • 16:00 17:30
      Competence centres, user communities Ground floor (Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140))

      Ground floor

      Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140)

      Competence Centres in EGI bring together scientific communities, software developers and resource providers to support the co-design, co-development and dissemination of community-specific e-Infrastructures. This session brings together the representatives of Competence Centers, existing and prospective EGI user communities to facilitate the sharing of best practices and e-infrastructure development experiences across scientific disciplines. (Further information about Competence Centres: https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/EGI-Engage:Competence_centres)

      Convener: Dr Gergely Sipos (EGI.eu)
      • 16:00
        The MoBrain Competence Center for Translational Research from Molecule to Brain 30m
        The MoBrain CC (https://mobrain.egi.eu/) has been designed with the aim to allow scientists access to the best e-Science environments from micro to macro scales. It builds on solid basis and expertise provided by the N4U, WeNMR and INSTRUCT initiatives. The aim of MoBrain is to lower barriers for scientists to access modern e-Science solutions to investigate and simulate life science processes. To this end, MoBrain has focused on the development of accelerated computing solutions as well as of cloud-based approaches for specific applications in Structural biology. These solutions, and their integration, will constitute the core of a virtual research environment accessible via a unified web interface. To date, the MoBrain CC has deployed and benchmarked various applications on GPGPU’s, most notably in the field of molecular dynamics simulations, and showed that such computations can be successfully submitted with gLite to GPGPU supporting CREAM-CE. This allowed us to extend some of the WeNMR web portals to include both CPU- or GPGPU-environments as options for the user. The same applications have been implemented as containers for Docker, for usage in a cloud environment. This provides a connection to work currently underway in the INDIGO-DataCloud project. In addition, the Scipion package (http://scipion.cnb.csic.es/) for the analysis of cryo-electron microscopy data is being deployed both on the EGI Federated Cloud and SurfSARA HPC cloud. In summary, the MoBrain CC will provide an integrated infrastructure based on a variety of e-Infrastructure solutions, including grid, cloud and accelerated computing systems accessible through cloud interfaces and a virtual research environment to serve translational research from molecule to brain.
        Speaker: Antonio Rosato (CIRMMP)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        Integrating BioBankCloud and EGI Federated Cloud technologies to enable private clouds within biobanks 30m
        Speaker: Petr Holub (BBMRI-ERIC)
        Slides
      • 17:00
        Life science use cases, e-infrastructure requirements and platform development activities in the ELIXIR Competence Centre 30m
        Speaker: Kimmo Mattila (CSC)
        Slides
    • 16:00 19:00
      Council Workshop on "Strategies, Barriers, Funding and Expectations of the NGI and other EGI Participants" (closed) H331 (Nikhef, Science Park 105)

      H331

      Nikhef, Science Park 105

    • 16:00 17:30
      EGI Service Portfolio, SLAs and Marketplace Eulerzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Eulerzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      This session is dedicated to EGI service providers as well as research communities and generally speaking PaaS and SaaS providers, that already today offer composite services relying on EGI.

      This session will present the EGI service portfolio, the EGI Service Level Agreement framework and the status of the marketplace prototype activities.

      Convener: Sy Holsinger (EGI.eu)
      • 16:00
        EGI Service Portfolio 15m
        Speaker: Roberta Piscitelli (EGI.eu)
        Slides
      • 16:15
        EGI marketplace prototype: requirements and implementation roadmap 20m
        Speaker: Mr Dean Flanders (SwiNG)
        Slides
      • 16:35
        Supporting the Long Tails of Science with Open IRIS at Institut Curie 30m
        The Insitut Curie is located in Paris and has over 3300 employees with, 83 research teams, 21 technology facilities, and spread across 3 locations. In order to manage research services Institut is implementing Open IRIS. Institut Curie participates in national and international infrastructures and it is envisioned that Open IRIS could also be beneficial to these endeavors.
        Speaker: Dr Olivier Renaud (Insitut Curie)
        Slides
      • 17:05
        EGI SLA, OLA and UA framework and relationship with the marketplace 25m
        Speaker: Malgorzata Krakowian (EGI.eu)
        Slides
    • 16:00 17:30
      Federated cloud PaaS and SaaS Turingzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Turingzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      Platform as a service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) provides users with higher abstraction layers than Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to build and run applications without dealing with the details of the infrastructure in the case of PaaS, or to directly use the applications with thin clients or via web browsers in the case of SaaS. This double session showcases various efforts for using the EGI Federated Cloud to host both kind of solutions for researchers. The session aims to facilitate interactions with the various members of the EGI Community developing PaaS and SaaS solutions, to gather further requirements for the EGI Federated Cloud to better support them and to promote these solutions among researchers.

      Convener: Diego Scardaci (EGI.eu/INFN)
      • 16:00
        Integration of gCube and the D4Science infrastructure with the EGI FedCloud 20m
        Speaker: Pasquale Pagano (CNR)
        Slides
      • 16:20
        OCCI-compliant Occopus orchestrator and experiences with using it with the EGI Federated Cloud 20m
        The Occopus orchestrator enables to deploy complex services (virtual infrastructures) in multi-cloud environments. Such a multi-cloud system is the EGI FedCloud and hence an important objective of the Occopus team was to make Occopus EGI FedCloud compliant. In order to achieve this we have developed an OCCI plugin that enables to access the EGI FedCloud resources. As a result Occopus users can deploy virtual infrastructures in the EGI Fedcloud, for example, they can deploy a Docker cluster. The talk will shortly introduce and summarize the most important features of Occopus including its OCCI plugin. Then we will show how to create a docker cluster in the EGI FedCloud by Occopus. Once the docker cluster is deployed Occopus can also be used to initiate docker containers in the deployed docker cluster using the docker plugin of Occopus. This will be also shown during the talk. The whole docker example will use one of the cloud sites of the EGI FedCloud to show the work of the OCCI plugin of Occopus.
        Speaker: Peter Kacsuk (MTA SZTAKI)
        Slides
      • 16:40
        Enhancement of the FutureGateway and workflows frameworks in order to support within INDIGO Platform the use cases provided by the INDIGO Communities 20m
        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 (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service) levels. In this context, INDIGO-DataCloud (INtegrating Distributed data Infrastructures for Global ExplOitation) [1], a project funded under the Horizon 2020 framework program of the European Union, aims at developing a data & computing platform targeted at scientific communities, deployable on multiple hardware, and provisioned over hybrid e-Infrastructures. This platform features contributions from leading European distributed resource providers, developers, and users from various Virtual Research Communities (VRCs). It is based on open source solutions addressing scientific challenges in the Grid, Cloud and HPC/local infrastructures and, in the case of Cloud platforms, providing PaaS and SaaS solutions. SaaS solutions are exposed to end user through Science Gateways, mobile appliances, and APIs to be integrated in desktop applications. INDIGO adopts the Future Gateway (FG) [2] framework as both the presentation layer and the API server for the end user applications. The FG is a standard-based solution that, by exploiting well consolidated standards like OCCI, SAGA, SAML, TOSCA, etc., is capable to target many distributed computing infrastructure, while providing a solution for mobile appliances as well. We will present the latest developments of the FutureGateway that is an evolution of the Catania Science Gateway[13]. We will demonstrate “live” two use cases selected by the project from the final users’ perspective. They are making use of the Future Gateway framework, scientific workflows (like Kepler) and big data analytics tools (like Ophidia). They are briefly explained in the following. 1) Climate change: the case study on Climate models intercomparison data analysis relates to the climate change domain and community (European Network for Earth System modelling - ENES [3]). It is directly connected to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP), one of the most internationally relevant and large climate experiment as well as to the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF)[4][5] infrastructure in terms of existing eco-system and services. In the last three years, ESGF has been serving the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5 [6]) experiment, providing access to 2.5PB of data for the IPCC AR5 [7][8]. The test case focuses on a subset of this global data archive and proposes a common approach to perform three different scientific data analysis classes: (i) trend analysis, (ii) anomalies analysis, and (iii) climate change signal analysis. The first one will be specifically addressed by the demo. The test case demonstrates the INDIGO capabilities in terms of software framework deployed on heterogeneous infrastructures (e.g., HPC clusters and cloud environments), as well as workflow support to run distributed, parallel data analyses. While in this use case general-purpose WfMSs (in this case Kepler WfMS[9]) are exploited to orchestrate multi-site tasks, the Ophidia framework [10][11] is adopted at the single-site level to run scientific data analytics workflows consisting of tens/hundreds of data processing, analysis, and visualization operators. The demonstration will highlight: (i) the interoperability with the already existing community-based software ecosystem and infrastructure (IS-ENES/ESFG); (ii) the adoption of workflow management system solutions (both coarse and fine grained) for large-scale climate data analysis (e.g. Ophidia, Kepler); (iii) the exploitation of Cloud technologies/solutions from the INDIGO PaaS offering easy-to-deploy, flexible, isolated and dynamic big data analysis solutions; and (iv) the provisioning of interfaces, toolkits and libraries to develop high-level interfaces/applications integrated in a Science Gateway. With regard to the last point, the demo will show how the results of the experiments will be easily made available to the end user for inspection, download, and visualization. To this end, the user interface will provide specific/advanced support for data analytics and visualization. 2) Molecular Dynamics of proteins: the three-dimensional (3D) structure of biological macromolecules consists of a set of (x,y,z) coordinates for each atom of the molecule under investigation. The INSTRUCT ESFRI [12] provides access to high specification, specialist equipment for the experimental determination of such coordinates. However, the 3D structure of any molecule is not completely rigid, but fluctuates over time due to the kinetic energy available at room temperature. Such flexibility is often directly relevant to the physiological function performed by proteins and nucleic acids in the cell. Although there are experiments that can provide information on the extent and time scales of macromolecular motions, computer simulation (Molecular Dynamics, MD) is the only technique that provides a full atomistic view of motions throughout all regions of the macromolecule. The present demo will highlight the use of the exploitation of Cloud technologies/solutions from the INDIGO PaaS to perform MD simulations using protocolized methods in VMs and the use of web interfaces to set up and analyze such simulations. References [1] https://www.indigo-datacloud.eu/ [2] https://www.indigo-datacloud.eu/documents/software-architecture-and-work-plan-wp6-d61 [3] European Network for Earth System modelling - https://verc.enes.org/community/about-enes [4] Earth System Grid Federation - http://esgf.llnl.gov [5] Luca Cinquini, Daniel J. Crichton, Chris Mattmann, John Harney, Galen M. Shipman, Feiyi Wang, Rachana Ananthakrishnan, Neill Miller, Sebastian Denvil, Mark Morgan, Zed Pobre, Gavin M. Bell, Charles M. Doutriaux, Robert S. Drach, Dean N. Williams, Philip Kershaw, Stephen Pascoe, Estanislao Gonzalez, Sandro Fiore, Roland Schweitzer: The Earth System Grid Federation: An open infrastructure for access to distributed geospatial data. Future Generation Computer Systems 36: 400-417 (2014). [6] Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) - http://cmip-pcmdi.llnl.gov/cmip5/ [7] Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – http://www.ipcc.ch [8] IPCC Fifth Assessment Report - https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/ [9] Marcin Płóciennik, Tomasz Żok, Ilkay Altintas, Jianwu Wang, Daniel Crawl, David Abramson, Frederic Imbeaux, Bernard Guillerminet, Marcos Lopez-Caniego, Isabel Campos Plasencia, Wojciech Pych, Pawel Ciecieląg, Bartek Palak, Michał Owsiak, and Yann Frauel. 2013. Approaches to Distributed Execution of Scientific Workflows in Kepler. Fundam. Inf. 128, 3 (July 2013), 281-302. [10] Sandro Fiore, Alessandro D'Anca, Cosimo Palazzo, Ian T. Foster, Dean N. Williams, Giovanni Aloisio: Ophidia: Toward Big Data Analytics for eScience. ICCS 2013: 2376-2385 [11] Sandro Fiore, Cosimo Palazzo, Alessandro D'Anca, Ian T. Foster, Dean N. Williams, Giovanni Aloisio: A big data analytics framework for scientific data management. BigData Conference 2013: 1-8 [12] https://www.structuralbiology.eu/ [13] http://www.catania-science-gateways.it/
        Speakers: Andrea Giachetti (CIRMMP) , Antonio Rosato (CIRMMP) , Emidio Giorgio (INFN) , Marcin Plociennik (ICBP) , Marco Fargetta (INFN) , Michal Owsiak, Riccardo Bruno (INFN) , Roberto Barbera (University of Catania and INFN) , Sandro Fiore (SPACI) , Tomasz Zok (ICBP)
        Slides
      • 17:00
        Dynamic Deployment and Execution of Hadoop Applications on EGI FedCloud Resources 20m
        With the rapid increase of data volumes in scientific computations, the importance of utilising parallel and distributed computing paradigms in data processing is becoming more and more important. Hadoop is an open source implementation of the MapReduce framework supporting processing large datasets in parallel and on multiple nodes in a reliable and fault-tolerant manner. Scientific workflow systems and science gateways are high level environments to facilitate the development, orchestration and execution of complex experiments from a user-friendly graphical user interface. Integrating MapReduce/Hadoop with such workflow systems and science gateways enables scientists to conduct complex data intensive experiments utilising the power of the MapReduce paradigm from the convenience provided by science gateway frameworks. This presentation will illustrate how easily Hadoop clusters can be deployed on EGI FedCloud resources, Hadoop applications can be executed on these clusters, and finally resources can be released after execution. Users of the EGI FedCloud WS-PGRADE gateway can import and parameterise pre-prepared workflows for the above tasks published in a public workflow repository. Users can set the type/flavour and number of desired nodes in the Hadoop cluster, select the target EGI FedCloud site, and define the Hadoop executable and the desired data source and destination. All three functionality (create Hadoop cluster, execute Hadoop job, destroy Hadoop cluster) can be executed as a standalone job or can be combined into more complex workflows automating different user scenarios.
        Speakers: Carlos Blanco (University of Cantabria) , Peter Kacsuk (MTA SZTAKI) , Tamas Kiss (University of Westminster, London, UK)
        Slides
    • 09:00 10:30
      Third Community Workshop on Open Science Cloud Turingzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Turingzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      THEME: "Connecting users and providers in the EOSC"

      The third community workshop on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) addresses the theme of how scientific users and service providers can each benefit from a demand/supply model to create and offer a web of innovative services for Open Science. What services should the EOSC offer and to whom, that the current eco-system is not yet delivering?

      Session 1. Scientific market demand. What will scientists and their community service providers need from the EOSC of the future and who do they expect to provide these services? A group of scientists and community service providers (RIs) will bring the perspective of the scientist to identify gaps and priorities: what is new and should be developed?

      Session 2. Innovating with the EOSC. What are the new capabilities that could be offered? This session examines new services for the EOSC: innovators will be invited to showcase examples of innovative services that can be offered to support their research process, from experiment to publication, in the EOSC. Are these meeting a demand? Innovators will be invited to present their vision, and in a panel these ideas will be challenged by discussing how these ideas can support better open science processes.

      Session 3. Organizing the service ecosystem. It is acceptedt hat the EOSC should federate existing initiatives and open them to new providers, where researchers can become providers of services for researchers, according to the Open Science participatory principle. This session will start to address what the rules of engagement for service providers and service consumers within EOSC should be:
      What does it mean to be a service provider in the EOSC? At which level in the EOSC should services be federated and made interoperable? What level of standardization can be realistically achieved across heterogeneous services? What level of standardisation is really necessary for Open Science?

      The third community workshop on the European Open Science is organized with the support RI cluster initiatives (ASTERISC, CORBEL, ENVRIplus, PARTHENOS), e-Infrastructures and EIROforum organizations (CERN and EMBL-EBI).

      Steering Committee
      Ari Asmi/ENVRIplus Director
      Marco de Vos, Managing Director ASTRON, ASTERISC rep
      Tiziana Ferrari/EGI.eu Technical Director
      David Foster/EIROForum, CERN
      Petr Holub/BBMRI-ERIC Senior IT/Data Protection Manager and CORBEL rep
      Yannick Legre/EGi.eu, Managing Director
      Wouter Los/Senior advisor, ENVRIplus rep
      Natalia Manola/Uni Athens, OpenAIRE
      Steven Newhouse/Head of Technical Services, ELIXIR and CORBEL rep
      Franco Niccolucci/Uni Firenze, PARTHENOS coordinator

      Convener: Wouter Los (University of Amsterdam)
      HLEG recommendations
      The European Open Science Cloud web site
      • 09:00
        KEYNOTE: EOSC policy context, priorities and implementation roadmap 30m
        Speaker: Wainer Lusoli (European Commission, DG Research & Innovation A.6 Science policy)
        Slides
      • 09:30
        EOSC market demand for art, humanties and cultural heritage 20m
        Speaker: Franco Niccolucci (VAST-LAB, University of Florence)
        Slides
      • 09:50
        Priority gaps for EOSC (CORBEL RI CLUSTER) 20m
        Speaker: Steven Newhouse (EMBL)
        Slides
      • 10:10
        ENVRIplus and the OSDC 20m
        Speaker: Paolo Laj (CNRS and Uni Helsinki)
        Slides
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break WCW Congress Centre

      WCW Congress Centre

      Science Park

      1098XG Amsterdam
    • 11:00 12:30
      Earth Observation Data Exploitation services Eulerzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Eulerzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      The large amount of datasets now available through innovative systems for Earth Observation (EO), such as the Copernicus Programme, have the potential to enable many value-added services that can be tailored to specific public or commercial needs, resulting in new business opportunities.
      The exploitation of this extensive source of information is complex and requires the close collaboration of data consumers (scientists, industry and SMEs in the Information as a Service business), ICT experts and platforms operators (public and commercial) with advanced knowledge on Earth Observation systems and e-Infrastructures.
      This session will present the current EGI collaboration activities on this topic, highlighting ongoing collaborations and the first results.

      Convener: Diego Scardaci (EGI.eu/INFN)
      • 11:00
        European E-infrastructure needs in the context of ESA's proposed EO Application Platform initiative 30m
        Speaker: Dr Günther Landgraf (ESA-ESRIN - Head of Ground Segment Infrastructure Engineering Section, Directorate of EO Programmes)
        Slides
      • 11:30
        Dutch Green Monitor and its applications. A multi-sensor EO data platform 20m
        The Dutch Green monitor makes use of, amongst others, DMC satellite imagery that is made available through the Dutch Satellite Data Portal. This portal was launched by the Dutch government as an incentive for the Dutch Remote Sensing community to create new markets and prepare themselves for the vast amounts of data that will become available with the launch of the different Sentinel satellites. The Green monitor is a website (www.groenmonitor.nl) giving access to detailed spatial information regarding the greenness of the Netherlands. The greenness or amount of biomass is expressed as an index that is calculated on basis of satellite information. The vast amount of satellite images available from 2012 onwards makes it possible to monitor the amount of biomass. The variation in the index shows the effect of weather conditions and/or human activity on the development of vegetation over the growing season. Different vegetation types will behave differently within a year. However, also the comparison of vegetation development between years is possible. The data coming from the Green monitor is used in various applications like plant phenology, crop identification, yield assessments and grassland management. Other recent applications are the monitoring and quantification of damage of grassland by mice and geese.
        Speakers: Dr Gerard Hazeu (ALTERRA) , Dr Gerbert Roerink (ALTERRA)
        Slides
      • 11:50
        Integration of the EGI Federated Cloud as a Cloud resource provider in ESA Geohazard and Hydrology Thematic Exploitation Platforms 15m
        Speaker: Dr Cesare Rossi (Terradue)
        Slides
      • 12:05
        EGI and Thales ESA INFOaaS Stimulus Project 15m
        TEISS (Thales Esa InfoaaS Stimulus) is a European Space Agency (ESA) stimulus project enabling Earth Observation data to build a value chain from science to business. ESA stimulus projects are short-term, focused initiatives designed to stimulate innovative technology development. The TEISS project aims to demonstrate that cloud resources can be accessed through the Helix Nebula Marketplace (HNX) using SlipStream for applications analysing/visualising data coming from ESA. EGI.eu is supporting developers at a commercial partner (SixSq) to define an integration solution, providing technical support with EGI cloud providers, and testing both the technical integration and the application porting of two Earth Observation use cases. Activities also comprise the definition of business models for beyond the proof of concept pilot phase. This presentation outlines the goals of the TEISS project, current results and future activities and opportunities.
        Speaker: Sy Holsinger (EGI.eu)
        Slides
      • 12:20
        How EGI is supporting EO Services 10m
        The Earth Observation (EO) community, like all the other communities, is deeply impacted by the digital economy. In fact, for the Earth Observation, we should speak about a revolution, rather than an evolution, as the required changes generated by the digital economy represent a real paradigm shift for all EO stakeholders, both public and private. EGI through its new EGI DataHub service is giving access to Big Data like the ones delivered by Sentinels, the European Earth Observation Satellites. As such, EGI is enabling public entities and private companies to access, manage and process EO data in a much easier way, helping them to focus on their core business and creating value in developing innovative services. Then, the European MarketPlace will support and promote these EO services.
        Speaker: Dr Emmanuel Mondon (AdviceGEO)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      Protecting the EGI castle from thieves and marauders (Part 1) Ground floor (Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140))

      Ground floor

      Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140)

      Cyber attacks have become ubiquitous and attackers are targeting a wide range of services on the Internet. Resources involved in EGI are no exception and are constantly probed by attackers launching massive attacks that strive to find vulnerable machines anywhere. Successful attacks cause additional harm, including damage to the reputation of institutions and EGI.

      This session is aimed at users of EGI resources, the research communities, and anyone charged with securing resources, services and virtual machines in the Cloud or Grid environment.

      The attendees will be walked through a live scenario that shows basic offensives principles and techniques. Then, we will focus on how to provide proper response to incident.

      Convener: David Kelsey (STFC)
      • 11:00
        Introduction 10m
      • 11:10
        Training - session 1 1h 20m
        Speakers: Daniel Kouril (CESNET) , Dr Sven Gabriel (NIKHEF)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      Third Community Workshop on Open Science Cloud: Workshop on Open Science Cloud, Session II Turingzaal, WCW Congress Centre

      Turingzaal, WCW Congress Centre

      Science Park

      1098XG Amsterdam

      THEME: "Connecting users and providers in the EOSC"

      The third community workshop on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) addresses the theme of how scientific users and service providers can each benefit from a demand/supply model to create and offer a web of innovative services for Open Science. What services should the EOSC offer and to whom, that the current eco-system is not yet delivering?

      Session 1. Scientific market demand. What will scientists and their community service providers need from the EOSC of the future and who do they expect to provide these services? A group of scientists and community service providers (RIs) will bring the perspective of the scientist to identify gaps and priorities: what is new and should be developed?

      Session 2. Innovating with the EOSC. What are the new capabilities that could be offered? This session examines new services for the EOSC: innovators will be invited to showcase examples of innovative services that can be offered to support their research process, from experiment to publication, in the EOSC. Are these meeting a demand? Innovators will be invited to present their vision, and in a panel these ideas will be challenged by discussing how these ideas can support better open science processes.

      Session 3. Organizing the service ecosystem. It is acceptedt hat the EOSC should federate existing initiatives and open them to new providers, where researchers can become providers of services for researchers, according to the Open Science participatory principle. This session will start to address what the rules of engagement for service providers and service consumers within EOSC should be:
      What does it mean to be a service provider in the EOSC? At which level in the EOSC should services be federated and made interoperable? What level of standardization can be realistically achieved across heterogeneous services? What level of standardisation is really necessary for Open Science?

      The third community workshop on the European Open Science is organized with the support RI cluster initiatives (ASTERISC, CORBEL, ENVRIplus, PARTHENOS), e-Infrastructures and EIROforum organizations (CERN and EMBL-EBI).

      Steering Committee
      Ari Asmi/ENVRIplus Director
      Marco de Vos, Managing Director ASTRON, ASTERISC rep
      Tiziana Ferrari/EGI.eu Technical Director
      David Foster/EIROForum, CERN
      Petr Holub/BBMRI-ERIC Senior IT/Data Protection Manager and CORBEL rep
      Yannick Legre/EGi.eu, Managing Director
      Wouter Los/Senior advisor, ENVRIplus rep
      Natalia Manola/Uni Athens, OpenAIRE
      Steven Newhouse/Head of Technical Services, ELIXIR and CORBEL rep
      Franco Niccolucci/Uni Firenze, PARTHENOS coordinator

      Convener: David Foster (CERN)
      HLEG recommendations
      The European Open Science Cloud web site
      • 11:00
        New services for repeatability and linking of research objects (OpenAIRE) 20m
        Speaker: Paolo Manghi (Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione - CNR)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        EOSC innovation for citizen science (SOCIENTIZE and Iber civis) 25m
        Speaker: Fermin Serrano Sanz (UNIZAR)
        Paper
        Slides
      • 11:45
        Services for the establishment of data science 20m
        Speaker: Yuri Demchenko (University of Amsterdam)
        Slides
      • 12:05
        Virtual Research Environments as-a-Service 25m
        “Virtual Research Environments as a Service” is a service provisioning mechanism for creating on-demand Web-based working environments (VREs). A VRE is centered around a research problem and gives access in an integrated way to data and tools for data curation, modeling, analytics, etc., that may also be hosted in other infrastructures. Its creation is done thought a simple wizard and the operation and maintenance is transparent. VREs include a workspace through which researchers can share data, results and, with a very recent new development, also processes with associated metadata and input data. The latter are key for enabling the re-execution of the experiments.
        Speaker: Donatella Castelli (Consiglio Nazionele delle Ricerche (CNR) - ISTI)
        Slides
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch WCW Congress Centre

      WCW Congress Centre

      Science Park

      1098XG Amsterdam
    • 14:00 15:30
      EGI-EUDAT interoperability Eulerzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Eulerzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      EUDAT is a collaborative Pan-European infrastructure providing research
      data services, training and consultancy for researchers, research
      communities, research infrastructures and data centres. EUDAT’s vision is
      to enable European researchers and practitioners from any research
      discipline to preserve, find, access, and process data in a trusted
      environment, as part of a Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI)
      conceived as a network of collaborating, cooperating centres, combining
      the richness of numerous community-specific data repositories with the
      permanence and persistence of some of Europe’s largest scientific data
      centres.

      The EGI-EUDAT collaboration started in March 2016 with the main to
      harmonise the two infrastructures, including technical interoperability,
      authentication, authorisation and identity management, policy and
      operations. The main objective of this work is to provide end-users with a
      seamless access to an integrated infrastructure offering both EGI and
      EUDAT services and, then, pairing data and high-throughput computing
      resources together.

      This session reviews the status of this work, with input from communities
      who are keen to use the benefits of both EGI and EUDAT infrastructures.
      It looks at the barriers we have encountered and what we are doing to
      resolve them to make interoperability a reality for users.

      Convener: Mr Matthew Viljoen (EGI.eu)
      • 14:00
        Introduction - why interoperate? 10m
        Speaker: Mr Matthew Viljoen (EGI.eu)
        Slides
      • 14:10
        EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure 15m
        Speaker: Giuseppe Fiameni (CINECA - Consorzio Interuniversitario)
        Slides
      • 14:25
        ICOS usecase 25m
        Speaker: Ute Karstens (Lund University (SE))
        Slides
      • 14:50
        EPOS usecase 25m
        Speaker: Alessandro Spinuso (KNMI)
        Slides
      • 15:15
        Discussion 15m
    • 14:00 15:30
      Protecting the EGI castle from thieves and marauders (Part 2) Ground floor (Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140))

      Ground floor

      Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140)

      Cyber attacks have become ubiquitous and attackers are targeting a wide range of services on the Internet. Resources involved in EGI are no exception and are constantly probed by attackers launching massive attacks that strive to find vulnerable machines anywhere. Successful attacks cause additional harm, including damage to the reputation of institutions and EGI.

      This session is aimed at users of EGI resources, the research communities, and anyone charged with securing resources, services and virtual machines in the Cloud or Grid environment.

      The attendees will be walked through a live scenario that shows basic offensives principles and techniques. Then, we will focus on how to provide proper response to incident.

      Convener: David Kelsey (STFC)
      • 14:00
        Training - Session 2 1h 15m
        Speakers: Daniel Kouril (CESNET) , Dr Sven Gabriel (NIKHEF)
      • 15:15
        Wrap-up 15m
    • 14:00 15:30
      Third Community Workshop on Open Science Cloud: Workshop on Open Science Cloud, Session III Turingzaal, WCW Congress Centre

      Turingzaal, WCW Congress Centre

      Science Park

      1098XG Amsterdam

      THEME: "Connecting users and providers in the EOSC"

      The third community workshop on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) addresses the theme of how scientific users and service providers can each benefit from a demand/supply model to create and offer a web of innovative services for Open Science. What services should the EOSC offer and to whom, that the current eco-system is not yet delivering?

      Session 1. Scientific market demand. What will scientists and their community service providers need from the EOSC of the future and who do they expect to provide these services? A group of scientists and community service providers (RIs) will bring the perspective of the scientist to identify gaps and priorities: what is new and should be developed?

      Session 2. Innovating with the EOSC. What are the new capabilities that could be offered? This session examines new services for the EOSC: innovators will be invited to showcase examples of innovative services that can be offered to support their research process, from experiment to publication, in the EOSC. Are these meeting a demand? Innovators will be invited to present their vision, and in a panel these ideas will be challenged by discussing how these ideas can support better open science processes.

      Session 3. Organizing the service ecosystem. It is acceptedt hat the EOSC should federate existing initiatives and open them to new providers, where researchers can become providers of services for researchers, according to the Open Science participatory principle. This session will start to address what the rules of engagement for service providers and service consumers within EOSC should be:
      What does it mean to be a service provider in the EOSC? At which level in the EOSC should services be federated and made interoperable? What level of standardization can be realistically achieved across heterogeneous services? What level of standardisation is really necessary for Open Science?

      The third community workshop on the European Open Science is organized with the support RI cluster initiatives (ASTERISC, CORBEL, ENVRIplus, PARTHENOS), e-Infrastructures and EIROforum organizations (CERN and EMBL-EBI).

      Steering Committee
      Ari Asmi/ENVRIplus Director
      Marco de Vos, Managing Director ASTRON, ASTERISC rep
      Tiziana Ferrari/EGI.eu Technical Director
      David Foster/EIROForum, CERN
      Petr Holub/BBMRI-ERIC Senior IT/Data Protection Manager and CORBEL rep
      Yannick Legre/EGi.eu, Managing Director
      Wouter Los/Senior advisor, ENVRIplus rep
      Natalia Manola/Uni Athens, OpenAIRE
      Steven Newhouse/Head of Technical Services, ELIXIR and CORBEL rep
      Franco Niccolucci/Uni Firenze, PARTHENOS coordinator

      Convener: Natalia Manola (University of Athens, Greece)
      HLEG recommendations
      The European Open Science Cloud web site
      • 14:00
        Business and service management processes for the EOSC Commons 20m
        Speaker: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.eu)
        Slides
      • 14:20
        Innovating integrated research at all levels of biological organisation: structuring the research process in virtual labs over the entire life cycle of the activity 20m
        Speaker: Christos Arvanitidis (Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture, ICMR)
        Slides
      • 14:40
        Establishing the infrastructure layer of the European Open Science Cloud 20m
        Speakers: Afrodite Sevasti (GEANT) , Dr Michael Enrico (GEANT)
        Slides
      • 15:00
        Discussion 30m
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee break WCW Congress Centre

      WCW Congress Centre

      Science Park

      1098XG Amsterdam
    • 16:00 17:55
      AAI services for Research Infrastructures Ground floor (Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140))

      Ground floor

      Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140)

      EGI infrastructure is evolving to open to new authentication technologies, making easier for new user communities to adopt EGI services. The evolution of the EGI AAI technologies is driven by the EGI-Engage project, and it is a close collaboration with the other European initiatives working towards a more effective integration of federated identitiy management, such as the AARC project. This session will include presentations about the current status of the AAI integration in the existing EGI services, and the design of a new set of services to facilitate federated identity adoption for EGI users. During the session there will be also presentations updating about the work done by other initiatives, and the results that directly or indirectly benefit the EGI ecosystem.
      Attending the session, participants will learn about the progresses in the EGI AAI platform development, the progresses in other related initiatives, and how their work, either as a service provider, user community, or researcher, can benefit from these results. Providing feedback to the presenters, participants will help to steer the ongoing evolution, by adding new use cases, and new requirements, to make the work of EGI as close as possible to their needs.

      Convener: Peter Solagna (EGI.eu)
      • 16:00
        Introduction 5m
        Speaker: Peter Solagna (EGI.eu)
      • 16:05
        The EGI AAI platform Architecture and roadmap 30m
        Speakers: Christos Kanellopoulos (GRNET) , Christos Kanellopoulos (GRNET)
        Slides
      • 16:35
        Demos 20m
        Demos of the integration for: - AppDB - GOCDB with LoA management - Attribute aggregation
        Speakers: Marios Chatziangelou (GRNET) , Marios Chatziangelou (IASA) , Nicolas Liampotis (GRNET) , david meredith (STFC)
        AppDB Demo Slides
        GOCDB Demo Slides
      • 16:55
        Credential translation capabilities: CI Logon 15m
        Speaker: Mischa Salle (NIKHEF)
        Slides
      • 17:10
        AARC architecture blueprint 20m
        Speaker: Christos Kanellopoulos (GRNET)
        Slides
      • 17:30
        INDIGO AAI 15m
        Speaker: Andrea Ceccanti (INFN)
        Slides
      • 17:45
        General Discussion 10m
    • 16:00 17:30
      Big data as a Service: challenges and business models Turingzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Turingzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      A key output of the EGI-ENGAGE project is an integrated solution of data and computing services that forms an integral component of the Open Commons solution. This solution uses the new Open Data platform to provide capabilities to use, reuse and publish data in addition to making the data readily accessible for processing by computing services.
      This session examines the progress taking place within ENGAGE to develop Data as a Service (DaaS) using the Open Data platform to meet the needs of communities. Different aspects of DaaS will be covered, from the policy to the technical aspects. The session will include input from user communities who are providing their requirements for DaaS and the status of pilot projects.

      Convener: Mr Matthew Viljoen (EGI.eu)
      • 16:00
        Introducing the EGI DataHub 15m
        Speaker: Dr Lukasz Dutka (CYFRONET)
        Slides
      • 16:15
        Usecase 1 - iMarine 20m
        Speaker: Pasquale Pagano (CNR)
        Slides
      • 16:35
        Usecase 2 - EMBL/ELIXIR 20m
        Speaker: Tony Wildish (EMBL)
        Slides
      • 16:55
        Usecase 3 - Sentinels: EO Data Discovery & Access 20m
        Speaker: Emmanuel Mondon (AdviceGeo)
        Slides
      • 17:15
        Panel Discussion 15m
        Speaker: Mr Matthew Viljoen (EGI.eu)
    • 16:00 17:30
      Procurement workshop Eulerzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Eulerzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      The HNSciCloud Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project (http://www.helix-nebula.eu/about-hnscicloud) started in January 2016 and has defined a set of use-cases supporting the needs of user groups from multiple disciplines including physics, astronomy, life sciences and the long tail of science.

      An open market consultation will be held at CERN on 17 March 2016 (http://www.helix-nebula.eu/events/hnscicloud-pre-commercial-procurement-open-market-consultation-omc)

      The session builds on the plan elaborated in Lisbon (May 2015) and Bari (November 2015) to review the potential interest of the PCP approach to the Research Infrastructures participating in the EGI-Engage cross-border procurement activity: BBMRI, DARIAH, EPOS and LifeWatch.

      Convener: Bob Jones (CERN)
      slides
      • 16:00
        Introduction 10m
        Speaker: Bob Jones (CERN)
        Slides
      • 16:10
        • Status of EGI marketplace 20m
        Speaker: Mr Dean Flanders (SwiNG)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        panel discussion 45m
        Speaker: Bob Jones (CERN)
        Slides
      • 17:15
        Summary and next steps 15m
        Speaker: Bob Jones (CERN)
    • 17:30 19:30
      Conference drinks and hapjes Maslow Cafe

      Maslow Cafe

      Science Park

      The attendants are invited to join us at the Maslow Cafe in Science Park for drinks, bitterballen and other hapjes. Please don't forget to bring your badge.

    • 09:00 10:30
      Neuroinformatics data exploitation service Ground floor (Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140))

      Ground floor

      Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140)

      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.

      This session is intended for
      · NeuroInformatics communities interested in collaborations, in particular with HBP
      · 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

      Convener: Dr Yin Chen (EGI.eu)
      • 09:00
        Large-scale neuroimaging analysis: growth curves for the ageing brain 20m Ground floor

        Ground floor

        Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140)

        In this talk I will present new approaches for computer-aided diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease, based on large-scale quantitative modelling of the ageing brain. The main idea is to construct “growth” curves that characterise the distribution of MRI-derived markers in a healthy population as a function of age. These growth curves can then serve as reference charts to which patient data can be compared. I will explain the methodology, show some very recent results, and finally discuss the e-infrastructural needs for this type of research, in which thousands of MRI scans need to be processed.

        Speaker's biography

        Dr. Stefan Klein is assistant-professor in the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam, Erasmus MC, the Netherlands, and leading a research line on the development and evaluation of advanced medical image analysis techniques, focussing on a) image registration methodology for fusion of multimodal, longitudinal, and dynamic imaging data and b) quantitative MRI analysis, and c) computer-aided diagnosis. He is one of the two principal developers of the widely-used open source Elastix software for medical image registration (http://elastix.isi.uu.nl). Recently, he has organised a successful “grand challenge” on computer aided diagnosis of dementia based on brain MRI (http://caddementia.grand-challenge.org). In this challenge, 29 methods for computer-aided diagnosis of dementia based on structural MRI were evaluated in an objective, standardised way on a large publicly available dataset.

        Speaker: Dr Stefan Klein (Erasmus MC)
      • 09:20
        Rosemary: Making Complex Collaborative Big Data Analysis Easy -- the Neuroscience use-case 20m Ground floor

        Ground floor

        Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140)

        "Science Gateways" are web-based enterprise information systems that facilitate access to information infrastructures in the form of customized and community-specific interfaces to data collections, computational tools, and collaborative services. In other words, Science Gateways integrate and customize infrastructure services into one system to provide workflow automation, to increase usability and scalability, and to guarantee security and traceability. "Rosemary" is a software platform that can be customized programmatically to develop Science Gateways for various domains and applications. Rosemary provides functions for data, computing, collaboration, and traceability management. So far, Rosemary has been used to develop three Science Gateways for specific domains and applications: Computational Neuroscience, In Vitro Fertilization, and Genomics gateway.

        In this talk the functions provided by Rosemary are presented and explained using the Computational Neuroscience use-case. The talk also includes a short demo to demonstrate how Rosemary users can import and integrate data from various external data sources (e.g., XNAT) into the gateway, perform advanced search on multi-site data, organize and manage their data, process their data on distributed computing platforms (e.g., Grid) using the provided apps (workflows), manage their data processing, and collaborate and communicate with their colleagues. The unique concepts and flexibility of Rosemary that enable quick development of new effective Science Gateways are also highlighted.

        Speaker's biography

        Shayan Shahand is a postdoctoral researcher, data scientist, and distributed software architect at the AMC e-Science group of the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. He obtained his PhD in e-Science from the University of Amsterdam with doctoral thesis entitled "Science Gateways for Biomedical Big Data Analysis". He obtained his master’s in computer engineering (distributed systems) and his bachelor’s in software engineering. He aims to facilitate collaborative data- and compute-intensive [biomedical] data-driven science. He is enthusiastic about new technologies and he enjoys programming.

        Speakers: Dr Shayan Shahand (Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam) , Prof. Silvia Olabarriaga (Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam)
      • 09:40
        HBP Medical Informatics 20m Matrix I (Science Park)

        Matrix I

        Science Park

        1098XG Amsterdam
        Speaker: Dr Kherif Ferah (CHUV)
      • 10:00
        EGI TestBed for HBP 20m Ground floor

        Ground floor

        Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140)

        This talk will report the activities of the HBP/EGI collaboration from October 2015 to March 2016, the pilot data hosting service run by EGI.eu for the Human Brain Project (HBP) and the technical preparations of moving the service into a production-ready state. The talk also includes potential future directions that the service can take.

        Speaker's biography

        Originally from a software development background, Matthew has been delivering computing and data services to scientific research communities since 2003. More recently Matthew was responsible for running the data archive for WLCG Tier 1 at STFC in the UK. Since joining EGI in 2015, Matthew is involved in the EGI-Engage and INDIGO-DataCloud projects.
        Speaker: Matthew Viljoen (EGI.eu)
        Slides
    • 09:00 10:30
      Open to the World: collaborating e-Infrastructures for borderless research Turingzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Turingzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      Different international research collaborations and infrastructures are close to their implementation stage and time is ripe to reflect on status and perspectives of federating e-infrastructures world wide to serve these research communities. Europe and other continents benefits from increasing research community coordination thanks to funding initiatives that support the implementation of thematic research infrastructures. In parallel to this, nowadays, research practice is increasingly and in many cases exclusively data driven. Knowledge of how to use tools to manipulate research data, and the availability of e-infrastructures to support them, are foundational. Along with this, new types of communities are forming around interests in digital tools, computing facilities and data repositories. By making infrastructure services, community engagement and training inseparable, existing communities can be empowered by new ways of doing research, and new communities can be created around tools and data. Life science and bioinformatics, brain research, astronomy and environmental sciences are examples of prominent research domains where international collaborations are quickly expanding. While international research communities need increasing computing,storage, data and other digital resources to advance knowledge, computing storage and other digital resources are increasingly becoming commodity services offered by large commercial players. In this new landscape e-Infrastructures face the challenge of reviewing their existing business models, of establishing partnerships with the private sectors, and provide an environment where open science can flourish. This session provides an opportunity to different e-Infrastructure representatives to discuss status, opportunities, common problems, and investigate new collaborations and joint strategies. This workshop puts together partners that recognize the need of collaboration between international e-Infrastructures and are willing to cooperate to join up research support efforts worldwide.

      Convener: Peter Solagna (EGI.eu)
      • 09:00
        nectar cloud. The Australian gateway to global reserach 30m
        Nectar Cloud is a powerful platform for storing and analysing research data. It allows researchers to share their research outputs, collaborate on research projects, and use infrastructure and compute power to develop research applications, scripts and concepts remotely.
        Speaker: Glenn Moloney (UNIMELB)
        Slides
      • 09:30
        Open Science Grid: status and roadmap 30m
        Speaker: Prof. miron livny (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
      • 10:00
        Advanced Research Computing Services in Canada - Compute Canada 30m
        Speaker: Dugan O'Neil (Compute Canada)
        Slides
    • 09:00 10:30
      Tools, services and practices to support the long-tail of science Eulerzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Eulerzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      The long-tail of science refers to the individual researchers and small laboratories who - opposed to large, expensive collaborations - do not have access to computational resources and online services to manage and analyse large amount of data.
      The EGI-Engage project established a European platform that allows individual researchers and small research teams to perform compute and data-intensive simulations on large, distributed networks of computers in a user friendly way. We will review the status of this platform, and with interested service providers and scientific communities will discuss next steps in expanding the platform with new services and capabilities to serve typical long-tail use cases.

      Convener: Dr Giuseppe La Rocca (EGI.eu)
      • 09:00
        Status report of the LToS platform 15m
        Speaker: Dr Giuseppe La Rocca (EGI.eu)
        Slides
      • 09:15
        WS-PGRADE job wizard in the EGI LToS platform 20m

        WS-PGRADE/gUSE science gateway framework has been used by more than 30 user communities within the EU FP7 SCI-BUS project. These communities cover a wide range of scientific areas including astrophysics, chemist, bio-medical research, seismology, meteorology, etc. Since the closing date of SCI-BUS WS-PGRADE/gUSE in October 2014 WS-PGRADE/has been actively further developed focusing on the access of clouds and large data storages.
        Recently WS-PGRADE/gUSE has been activated as a gateway service in the EGI Long-Tail of Science platform. This means that users can login to this gateway as it is required by the user management policy of the EGI Long-Tail of Science platform.

        This gateway has two major ways of usability:
        1. Simplified wizard access to EGI FedCloud resources that are partners in the Long-Tail of Science VO. This usage of the gateway targets the novice cloud users.

        2. Workflow-oriented usage of the gateway targeting advance users who can manage to create even complex workflow applications that can run in the grid and cloud resources of the EGI infrastructure. The talk will describe in detail the usage of the wizard option by which user can submit single and parameter sweep jobs into the clouds of the EGI FedCloud without learning anything on these cloud resources.

        Speaker's biography

        Peter KACSUK is the Head of the Research Laboratory of the Parallel and Distributed Systems. He received his MSc and university doctorate degrees from the Technical University of Budapest in 1976 and 1984, respectively. He received the kandidat degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1989. He habilitated at the University of Vienna in 1997. He recieved his professor title from the Hungarian President in 1999 and the Doctor of Academy degree (DSc) from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2001. He has been a part-time full professor at the Cavendish School of Computer Science of the University of Westminster in London and at the Eötvös Lóránd University of Science in Budapest since 2001. He served as visiting scientist or professor several times at various universities of Austria, England, Germany, Spain, Australia and Japan. He has published two books, two lecture notes and more than 200 scientific papers on parallel computer architectures, parallel software engineering and Grid computing. He is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Grid Computing published by Springer.

        Speaker: Peter Kacsuk (MTA SZTAKI)
        Slides
      • 09:35
        Easy instantiation of VMs in the federated cloud through AppDB 20m
        The presentation aims at providing the concept and the status of the on-going developments for extending the EGI AppDB with VM management capabilities, in order users to have the means to instantiate and manage running instances of virtual appliances directly from the browser.
        Speaker: Marios Chatziangelou (IASA)
        Slides
      • 09:55
        Using the EGI Long Tail of Science VO for bioinformatics data-analysis with Chipster 20m
        The presentation will give an overview of using Chipster withing EGI services:
        1) The planned use,
        2) setup in EGI Fed Cloud and
        3) the differences between Chipster usage in LToS VO and Chipster VO.
        Speaker: Dr Kimmo Mattila (CSC)
        Slides
      • 10:15
        Roadmap of the LToS platform and discussion 15m
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break WCW Congress Centre

      WCW Congress Centre

      Science Park

      1098XG Amsterdam
    • 11:00 12:30
      Environmental and health data services Ground floor (Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140))

      Ground floor

      Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140)

      Environmental and health issues will dominate 21st century. Over the coming 10-15 years the generation of vast amounts of data created by these research domains will create significant challenges for capturing, managing and processing of this data. It is important to understand their challenges and capture specific requirements.

      There are many opportunities and challenges to capture. New computing technologies such as cloud computing, cannot provide the entire solution in their generic forms but, can contribute to significantly advance our understanding and how we might address them.

      This session will illustrate data and computational requirements in environmental and health research, exemplify several existing research infrastructures supporting user-oriented workflows for these domains, identify newly emerged use cases and requirements for EGI, and exploit service and tools to support them.

      Conveners: Dr Giuseppe La Rocca (EGI.eu) , Dr Yin Chen (EGI.eu)
      • 11:00
        A cloud-based architecture for supporting medical imaging analysis through INDIGO-DataCloud 20m
        BIM-CV (Medical Imaging Bank of the Valencia Region) is a joint initiative of several research institutions in the Valencia Region to provide access to a population-wide databank of medical images. BIM-CV has been officially selected as one of the nodes of the EuroBioImaging ESFRI and it is now in the process of their construction.

        Speaker's biography

        Ignacio Blanquer (Ph.D.), associate professor at UPV since 1999 and he currently leads the High Performance and Grid Computing Research Group of the Institute of Instrumentation for Molecular Imaging. He is also a member of the GIBI 2^30 research group on medical imaging at “La Fe” Polythecnic University Hospital. He is currently the project co-coordinator of EUBra-BIGSEA and CLUVIEM.
        Speaker: Prof. Ignacio Blanquer (UPVLC)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        CryoEM: From Biomedical impact to Cloud deployment 20m
        3D Electron Microscopy is having a strong biomedical impact helping scientists to reconstruct macromolecular complexes, like Ebola virus, reaching quasi atomic resolutions. Scipion framework integrates tools from several well known EM packages allowing the execution of standardized, traceable and reproducible image-processing protocols, which usually require the use of high performance computing clusters. Cloud infrastructure is the perfect match for both extensive use of computing resources and easy access to software and data which improves scientists work.

        Speaker's biography

        Jesus Cuenca is Senior System Manager at CNB-CSIC. He has a Ms in Computer Science. He has worked in telecommunications, education and image processing projects, like Scipion. His main interests are HPC and virtualization.

        Laura del Caño is a Senior Software Engineer with a Ms in Physics. She has worked in the area of IT consultancy on applications design and development. She has also worked in different European research projects, such as the JCOP Framework, to build the Control Systems for the LHC detectors at CERN, or EGEE and GRIDCC, related to development of Grid infrastructures for science. She currently works on the Scipion project, where she started as a developer and is now in charge of the Cloud deployment.

        Speakers: Jesus Cuenca (CSIC) , Laura del Cano (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 11:40
        Interoperable solutions for common challenges in environmental research infrastructures 20m
        To understand the impact on our global environment of societal challenges such as climate change or pollution, scientists need to measure the environment on a large scale, and to understand the interactions between different environmental systems involving the atmosphere, oceans and geosphere. However, the complexity of environmental systems makes this task very difficult. This is despite all the existing information and communications technologies used so far to support research on environmental and earth sciences. Most RIs are constructed to address specific research areas, and so using data and software across different RIs has proven challenging. The data for science theme in the EU H2020 ENVRIPLUS project will establish an ICT approach for handling the lifecycle of scientific data based on the latest technologies offered by e-Infrastructure providers such as EUDAT and EGI. This approach will inspire interoperable solutions that can benefit research infrastructures (RI).

        Speaker's biography

        Dr. Zhiming Zhao is currently a senior researcher in University of Amsterdam. He leads research and development activities in the data for science theme in the EU H2020 ENVRIPLUS project. He is the scientific coordinator of the H2020 SWITCH project and is also involved in the H2020 VRE4EIC project.
        Speaker: Dr Zhiming Zhao (EGI.EU)
      • 12:00
        A Big Data approach for ocean observations: the EMSODEV data management platform experience on top of the EGI FedCloud 20m
        Continuous monitoring of the ocean status is highly challenging. At this aim a multitude of scientific objectives has to be accommodated through a single infrastructure which needs to address a very large and diverse user community including biologists, geoscientists, chemists, and engineers. In this context, one of the objectives of the EMSODEV project is to design and develop a data management platform for a long-term, high-resolution, (near) real-time monitoring of different ocean parameters; it will provide a coordinated approach for data capture, archiving, management and delivery. In this session, the big data approach of the EMSODEV data management platform is presented. The use of the EGI FedCloud is going to be explained and a set of big data tools that implement the Data Acquisition and Transformation, Data Curation, Data Processing and Data Access phases (ENVRI Reference Model) within the platform itself will be presented.

        Speaker's biography

        Leandro Lombardo: He is part of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. since 2001. In last years he has been involved in Future Internet Public-Private Partnership projects as FINESCE and FIWARE. He is now involved in the EMSODEV project where his is committed to the design, set-up and implementation of the data management platform, which is based on a big data paradigm and on existing cutting-edge open source technologies. He is mainly focused in Data Management, Data Processing Architectures and Data Analytics.

        Pasquale Andriani: He is part of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A since 2005 and he participated in several EU co-funded projects as CASPAR, SCIDIP-ES, BeAware. In last years he has been involved in the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership programme, participating in FINSENY, FINESCE and FIWARE projects. He is currently leading the design and the development of the data management platform of the EMSODEV project. Since June 2015, he has been involved in the Big Data Value Association with a specific interest in Data Management and Data Processing Architecture priorities and sub-groups.

        Speakers: Leandro Lombardo (Engineering) , Pasquale Andriani (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica spa)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      NGIs in the spotlight Turingzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Turingzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      EGI role and opportunities in H2020 and the Digital Single Market

      EGI relies on its participants, the national service providers - NGIs - and European Research Organizations to provide advanced services and the needed support to different user groups.

      This sessions puts the the EGI participants in the spot light and discusses their role, opportunities, mission and funding opportunities, in the future landscape of internationally connected research infrastructures and research projects.

      Convener: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.eu)
      slides
      Synergies between H2020 and ESIF funding
      • 11:00
        European fund synergies for e-Infrastructures 30m
        Speaker: Luis Carlos Busquets Perez (European Commission)
        Slides
      • 11:30
        ESIF for the coordinated development of IBERGRID, LifeWatch and IBERLIFE-LifeWatch 30m
        Speaker: Juan Miguel Gonzalez Aranda (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        Developing synergies between EGI and ESFRIs using ESIF: the case of France 30m
        In France, European Structural and Investment Funds can be used together with state funding within the framework of multi-annual research infrastructure projects at a regional scale. Using the example of the AUDACE project in the Auvergne region, we will show how such local initiatives can build bridges between EGI and ESFRIs.
        Speaker: Vincent Breton (CNRS)
        Slides
    • 11:00 12:30
      Tools and services for federated distributed services Eulerzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Eulerzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      Convener: Diego Scardaci (EGI.eu/INFN)
      • 11:00
        The EGI Accounting Repository in the big data era 20m
        The EGI Accounting Repository collects accounting data from sites participating in the EGI and WLCG infrastructures as well as from sites belonging to other Grid organisations that are collaborating with EGI. It generates statistical summaries that are available through the EGI/WLCG Accounting Portal to Users, VO Managers and Site Administrators. This session will cover current and upcoming developments of the Accounting Repository under EGI-Engage.
        Speaker: Mr Adrian Coveney (STFC)
        Slides
      • 11:20
        The EGI Accounting Portal - new look & feel and enhanced features 20m
        Speaker: Ivan Alvarez (CESGA)
        Background slides
      • 11:40
        The EGI Operations Portal - last enhancements 20m
        Speaker: Cyril Lorphelin (CNRS)
        Slides
      • 12:00
        Towards a Monitoring as a Service - ARGO 20m
        Speaker: Christos Kanellopoulos (GRNET)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch WCW Congress Centre

      WCW Congress Centre

      Science Park

      1098XG Amsterdam
    • 14:00 15:30
      Accelerated Computing: latest developments and use cases Eulerzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Eulerzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      Convener: Dr Marco Verlato (INFN)
      • 14:00
        Leveraging GPGPU Computing in Grid and Cloud Environments: First Results from the Mobrain Competence Center 25m
        The MoBrain CC (https://mobrain.egi.eu ) has been designed with the aim to allow scientists access to the best e-Science environments from micro to macro scales. It builds on solid basis and expertise provided by the N4U, WeNMR and INSTRUCT initiatives. The aim of MoBrain is to lower barriers for scientists to access modern e-Science solutions to investigate and simulate life science processes. To this end, MoBrain has focused on the development of accelerated computing solutions as well as of cloud-based approaches for specific applications in Structural biology. In this presentation I will describe our effort in leveraging GPGPU computing using both grid and cloud resources, focusing on two applications developed in our laboratory for exhaustive search automated fitting of 3D structures into cryo-EM density (Powerfit software, http://github.com/haddocking/powerfit ) and for assessing the conformational space consistent with a few distance restraints in the case of biomolecular complexes (DisVis, http://github.com/haddocking/disvis ). Both applications have been packaged in Docker containers. These containers were used both in grid and cloud contexts. For the grid scenario, computations could be successfully submitted with gLite to GPGPU supporting CREAM-CE. Cloud testing is an ongoing activity in the INDIGO-DataCloud project to which we also participate. Our initial results show that the use of Docker containers, both in grid and cloud scenarios does not lead to any significant performance loss compared to running directly on bare metal. We are currently developing user-friendly web-portals for those application that will leverage the GPGPU capabilities of grid and cloud computing. These will ultimately be offered through the West-Life virtual research environment portal.
        Speaker: Alexandre Bonvin (eNMR/WeNMR (via Dutch NGI))
        Slides
      • 14:25
        Progress in the interest and use of GPUs in LifeWatch 25m
        Recent progress in image identification using GPUs makes this technique a promising solution to exploit the massive number of observations based in photographs in the environmental area. We present our experience integrating a complete chain for assisted pattern recognition and the main technical challenges to establish a production service.
        Speaker: Fernando Aguilar (CSIC)
        Slides
      • 14:50
        Progress update on AC activity 20m
        Speakers: Dr Marco Verlato (INFN) , Dr Viet Tran (UI SAV)
        Slides
      • 15:10
        GPU Accounting report 10m
        Speaker: Adrian Coveney (STFC)
        Slides
      • 15:20
        Discussion 10m
        Speaker: All
    • 14:00 15:30
      EGI-Engage Collaboration Board (closed) Ground floor (Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140))

      Ground floor

      Matrix I (EGI building, Science Park 140)

      EGI-Engage CB agenda
    • 14:00 15:30
      NGIs in the spotlight Turingzaal (WCW Congress Centre)

      Turingzaal

      WCW Congress Centre

      EGI role and opportunities in H2020 and the Digital Single Market

      EGI relies on its participants, the national service providers - NGIs - and European Research Organizations to provide advanced services and the needed support to different user groups.

      This sessions puts the the EGI participants in the spot light and discusses their role, opportunities, mission and funding opportunities, in the future landscape of internationally connected research infrastructures and research projects.

      Convener: Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.eu)
      slides
      Synergies between H2020 and ESIF funding
      • 14:00
        Synergies between FP7-RegPOT and Structural Funds in Romania 20m
        Speaker: Dr Teodor-Florin Fortis (Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara)
        Slides
      • 14:20
        The PLGrid experience 20m
        Speaker: Dr Lukasz Dutka (CYFRONET)
        Slides
      • 14:40
        Bulgarian NGI - Perspectives, Target Communities and funding schemes 20m
        Speaker: Emanouil Atanassov (IICT-BAS)
        Slides
      • 15:00
        ESIF for e-infrastructure building in Czech Republic 20m
        Speaker: Ludek Matyska (CESNET)
        Slides
      • 15:20
        Conclusions 10m
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee break WCW Congress Centre

      WCW Congress Centre

      Science Park

      1098XG Amsterdam
    • 16:00 17:30
      Collaborating e-Infrastructures: representatives meeting (closed) Ground floor (Matrix I building (EGI building))

      Ground floor

      Matrix I building (EGI building)

      1098XG Amsterdam
      Convener: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI.eu)