GOSC: The Second Global Open Science Cloud (GOSC) workshop
- Yin Chen (EGI.eu)
While the celebration of the science and technology at the EGI Conference is closing down, carrying on with the enthusiasm, we warmly welcome you to the 2nd GOSC Workshop!
Together with EGI Foundation, the Computer Network Information Center (CNIC) of the Chinese Academy of Science, and CODATA, we welcome you to join the Second Global Open Science Cloud (GOSC) workshop, aiming to give an overview of GOSC activities and discuss the potential collaboration through GOSC. We invited the well-developed CODATA GOSC Working Groups and Case Studies Groups. It will be the first time for them getting together to share group discussions and activities. We also invite global advanced digital infrastructures practices Open Science including, OSG in US, Australian Research Data Common (ARDC), Chinese Science and Technology Cloud (CSTCloud), Malaysia Open Science Platform (MOSP), African Open Science Platform (AOSP), and South African Open Science Cloud (SAOSC). This will be an extension of European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) discussion during the conference, and will be a unique opportunity to review the global open science infrastructure development, share experiences, and identify concrete collaborations.
We welcome all to join, together we can build this new GOSC community. In particular, we invite attendance by:
- Research community and research infrastructure representatives with needs and experience supporting global collaborations;
- Digital infrastructure representatives open to participating in a global resource federation;
- CODATA GOSC Working Group Members
- Experts on e-infrastructure and technology developing and operating solutions for federated access to data, computing, software and applications.
This a follow-up of the success of the 1st GOSC workshop in Nov 2020. A report outcome from the 1st GOSC workshop is now published which reviews the GOSC landscape: https://zenodo.org/record/5575275#.YW198hBBwUR
We are honoured to invite our favoured speakers as below:
Dr Simon Hodson has been Executive Director of CODATA since August 2013. He has contributed to influential reports on Current Best Practice for Research Data Management Policies and to the Science International Accord on Open Data in a Big Data World. He chaired the European Commission’s Expert Group on FAIR Data which produced the report Turning FAIR into Reality. He is currently vice-chair of the UNESCO Open Science Advisory Committee, tasked with drafting the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, which is intended for adoption in November 2021. As a significant part of his CODATA role, Simon is tasked with preparing a major ISC and CODATA Decadal Programme on ‘Making Data Work for Cross-Domain Grand Challenges’, which will improve the coordination of specifications for data integration and interoperability for interdisciplinary research.
Prof Jianhui Li is the director of Science and Technology Cloud Department at the Computer Network information Center (CNIC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and a Professor at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). He obtained PhD on computer science from the Institute of Computing Technology of CAS in 2007. In 2016, He founded “China Scientific data”, which is the first open access data journal for scientific data publication in China. Currently, he is leading the design, development and operation of CSTCloud (China Science and Technology Cloud), which is the national level open science platform. He also serves as the CODATA vice president.
Prof Miron Livny is a senior researcher and professor specializing in distributed computing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Livny has been a professor of computer science at Wisconsin since 1983, where he leads the HTCondor high-throughput computing system project. Miron is also a principal investigator and currently the facility coordinator for the Open Science Grid project, Director of the Center for High Throughput computing, CTO of Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, and Director of Core Computational Technology of the Morgridge Institute for Research. In 2006, along with Raghu Ramakrishnan, Professor Livny won the SIGMOD Test of Time award for his seminal work on distributed databases.
Dr Carmel Walsh is the Director, eResearch Infrastructure & Services at the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC provides Australian researchers with competitive advantage through data. It does this by enabling the Australian research community and industry access to nationally significant, data intensive digital research infrastructure, platforms, skills and collections of high quality data. Carmel leads on storage and compute with a focus on the national research cloud compute service for Australian researchers, the ARDC Nectar Research Cloud, and national Data Retention project.
Dr Happy Sithole is the Centre Manager for the South African cyberinfrastructure (CI) system, NICIS since 2019. He is responsible for the coordination of this system so that it meets the demands of the South African National System of Innovation, in support of the Department of Science and Innovation. This involves the three main entities of the CI, Centre for High-Performance Computing (CHPC), South African National Research Network (SANReN), Data Intensive Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA). Prior to becoming the CI centre manager, Sithole spent 12 years as the director of the Centre for High Performance Computing. He completed his PhD in materials science at the University of Limpopo.
Dr Ingemar Häggström is the Head of operations, EISCAT Scientific Association. EISCAT is running the only incoherent scatter radars in Europe for atmospheric and geospace research. A new system, the imaging radar EISCAT_3D, and are now being built. He presents EISCAT and EISCAT_3D in the global scale of geospace research, and how scientists can interact with and access the resources of the infrastructure. This involves interchanges with similar radar facilities around the world and a system for setting up a common (meta)data federation, federated processing and data movements.
Dr Anwar Vahed is the director of the Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA). He manages the South African national research data infrastructure supporting data intensive research, and coordinates the development of relevant expertise and strategies, as well as the implementation of policies for research data management. DIRISA, together with the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) and the South African Research Network (SANReN), comprises the technology area of the National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System of South Africa. is the director of the Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA). He manages the South African national research data infrastructure supporting data intensive research, and coordinates the development of relevant expertise and strategies, as well as the implementation of policies for research data management. DIRISA, together with the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) and the South African Research Network (SANReN), comprises the technology area of the National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System of South Africa.
Dr Milan Ojsteršek is the Head of Laboratory for heterogenous computer systems, FERI, University of Maribor. He received the PhD in computer science from the University of Maribor in 1994. Milan leads the Laboratory for heterogenous systems at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science on University of Maribor. His research and project work focuses on heterogeneous computing systems, digital libraries, natural language processing, web application development, web technologies, knowledge management, semantic web and service-oriented architecture.
Dr Lili Zhang is a research scientist at the Computer Network Information Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences and also a member of CODATA International Data Policy Committee. Her research focuses on open data and open science policy, practice; information economics. Lili is the co-chair of CODATA GOSC Policy Working Group, SDG-13 Case Study Working Group. She will present the work plan and activities happened in these working groups.
Dr CheeSun Liew is a senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer System & Technology, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Edinburgh University. His research focuses on data-intensive computing, Grid, High Performance Computing etc. CheeSun is involved in Malaysia Open Science Platform (MOSP) and will introduce the development of Open Science in Malaysia.
This session will review the GOSC objectives and report on existing activities in CODATA GOSC Working Groups and selected Case Study Groups. It will be the first time for them getting together to share group discussions and activities.
This session invites global digital Infrastructures and Cloud resources in different countries, regions, and continents including, ARDC (Australia), OSG(US), CSTCloud(China), MOSP(Malaysia), AOSP (Africa), in order to discuss potential collaborations. This will be an extension of EOSC discussion that is the main focus of the conference, and a unique opportunity to review the global open...