Find out more about the DI4R in the conference's website: https://www.digitalinfrastructures.eu/
By end of this year the new Joint Undertaking EuroHPC will be founded. EuroHPC will pool European resources to develop top-of-the-range exascale supercomputers for processing big data, based on competitive European technology. Its aim is to acquire and provide a world-class pre-exascale supercomputing infrastructure to Europe's scientific and industrial users, matching their demanding application requirements by 2020, and to develop exascale supercomputers based on competitive EU technology that the Joint Undertaking could acquire around 2022/2023. Together with GÉANT who has unified the national research and education networks (NRENs) into a pan-European research network, interconnecting universities, research institutes, experiments and HPC centers and PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, aiming for high-impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society, a truly European HPC landscape will be created. New services also open to industry and public services will be available and complete the HPC offer already existing today. Find out how this will benefit new service users and what the opportunities will be.
30 min Introduction EuroHPC by EC
15 min PRACE perspective
15 min GEANT perspective
30 min Round table EuroHPC and EOSC – perspectives and opportunities. How can we work together? How will exascale computing benefit users?
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) brings together research and e-Infrastructure providers to provide a world-class infrastructure environment for excellent science. The aim of EOSC is to support research communities and scientists to discover, request, access and use services and resources they need to pursue their research in an open framework.
The notion of Rules of Participation has been proposed to specify the conditions under which any service provider may participate in EOSC. According to the SWD EOSC Implementation Roadmap published by the European Commission in March 2018, these rules are expected “to set out in a transparent and inclusive manner the rights, obligations and accountability of the different stakeholders taking part in the initiative (e.g. data producers, service providers, data and service users). However, it is also foreseen that “these rules will apply differently to EOSC participants, depending on their maturity and role (service providers vs. users, scientists or innovators), location (EU vs. global research partners), and would need to respect the specificities of different scientific disciplines”.
Several initiatives have started to address this important topic. The EOSCpilot project has delivered a minimal set of rules following a consultation process with e-Infrastructure and research infrastructure stakeholders. The EOSC-hub project is approaching the topic from a service provisioning perspective, in order to set up common principles for federating service providers as part of the Hub. The 2nd High Level Expert Group on EOSC has just launched an open consultation and is gathering further input from stakeholders with a view to propose an initial set of rules which could be taken up by EOSC.
In this World Cafe session, we will review the current state of the discussion regarding these EOSC Rules of Participation, by presenting the work from the EOSCpilot project, the EOSC-hub project and the 2nd High Level Expert Group on EOSC on this important topic. We will identify commonalities and differences between the three initiatives and discuss the next steps.
Via a panel discussion, valuable feedback will be collected from the audience and from the presenters on the current status and direction taken in designing the rules.
This session features "one minute" lightning talks from poster presenters. All the posters available here https://indico.egi.eu/indico/event/3973/page/1 will be pitched.
After the zapping session, a competition for the best poster will be launched on Twitter. The poster with the highest number of votes will get an award.
Check the list of posters and presenters here https://indico.egi.eu/indico/event/3973/page/1
For OS to succeed, multiple stakeholders, services and communities need to converge. OpenAIRE will facilitate this session which will explore who Open Science benefits and how it can benefit a range of communities. It will set the scene for good OS practice and give practical examples where OS is being implemented by a range of stakeholders (funders, managers, research administrators) in different settings (national, European, institutional). This session will also present a broad portfolio of key dashboards, services and products, and how they interplay to guide certain user types.
TITLE: The EOSC-hub service portfolio and applicable policies for service providers and users
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is taking shape by federating generic and thematic services into a single integrated service portfolio. Since its start in January EOSC-hub succeeded in creating: (1) a EOSC service portfolio management which defines through processes and policies which services and resources can be admitted to be part of the portfolio, and (2) different approaches for integrated services and resources into the overall service management system of EOSC.
During this session we will present the EOSC-hub service catalogue, its delivery channel - the EOSC-hub marketplace, and the rules of participation for becoming a service provider of the Hub. The hub is a meeting point for the demand and the offer, where the communities can have a double role: as service providers, they aim to improve the quality of their services and increase the number of users; as service consumers, they are searching for tools which can suit best their needs, taking into account economical, legal and technical constraints.
Agenda and purpose of the session:
1) General presentation of EOSC-hub: current status of the services and plans for adding further providers from the consortium. A description of the EOSC-Portal is also planned.
2) Guide to EOSC-Hub for users and providers. Walk through the new engagement description and procedures.
3) Thematic Services integration: major achievements/ blocking factors/ technology gaps/ added value. Panel discussion with our experts and the audience.
The feedback from the participants to the session will help us to draw a more detailed picture of the European Open Science Cloud, evolve it and offer concrete opportunities for participation.
This session puts forward an interactive world-cafe style workshop which will build on previous joint workshops and meetings (during the Open Science Fair and DI4R in 2017, and as a webinar in 2018) to bring together national representatives of identified infrastructures, including OpenAIRE, EOSC-hub, GEANT, PRACE and RDA Europe. Project representatives and national coordinators will discuss how to work together and align on a range of activities, from engaging communities, support activities, outreach, FAIR data, training, open science, and policy. After a series of short introductions by the infrastructures, there will be a chance for updates on the collaboration and a few lightning talks by national representatives to present existing collaborations among their national nodes, highlighting good practices for others. The audience then will have the chance to discuss the status of collaborations inside national nodes; national activities and future possibilities for collaboration, integration, harmonisation; experiences in managing networks and engaging with research communities; gaps in the support of Open Science, and suggest ways of filling these by national or by international initiatives, particularly ones supported by the organiser OpenAIRE-Advance, EOSC-hub, GEANT, PRACE and RDA Europe.
To foster the idea of Open Science reproducibility and to stimulate the optimal use and reuse of research data, it can only be realised if data is consistently maintained according to the FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable) within a secure and trustworthy environment. In the current era in which data produced through science is exponentially growing, in more automatic ways, with a higher need to share among fellow researchers within and across scientific disciplines, making research data discoverable is an essential step. Scientific communities and data providers have adopted very different standards to describe scientific output. This makes it difficult to extract enough content related information to enable cross-disciplinary search and to link scientific output to publications. Scientific output is stored highly distributed across different European, National and/or in regional institutional and/or community-based repositories. Via OpenAIRE and EUDAT, cross-disciplinary data discovery services are being provided in which metadata from many of these repositories are being harvested and are presented in a simple and user-friendly way.
In data discovery, there is a high reliance on data providers and on the quality of the information provided. The semantics in which relationships between datasets and publications are described are heterogeneous across communities. The granularity in which datasets are described is perceived in different ways across disciplines. A dataset can consist of single or a few objects or consists of a large number of objects referring to Terabytes or even Petabytes of data. For example, bio-databases of sequences can bear millions of links between one publication and millions of sequences and there is no formal way to identify sets of sequences. There are still many challenges to overcome, for example: lack of standards for or the use of licenses, poor descriptive metadata, heterogeneous ways to refer to format and schemas, how to link datasets to research communities, how versioned datasets can be referred or discovered, how to handle deduplication of links when information is collected at different places and how quality of data can be measured in terms of access (usage stats), liveliness (#versions), citations or on feedback from users. Where can we provide added value to the individual researcher, the research community and to other stakeholders active within the science domain?
In this World Cafe session, we present the current state on data discovery, by presenting the work from the OpenAIRE and EOSC-hub project and from the angle of a community. Via a panel discussion, valuable feedback will be collected from the audience and presenters on the current status and future direction to improve data discovery.
Wrap-up of DI4R 2018