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Conference & Workshop programmes


The format of the conference will be dynamic and interactive, engaging the audience and ensuring lively and animated discussions. The opening day includes plenary sessions on e-Infrastructure for high-energy physics, digital humanities, and cloud computing, some sessions will include panel discussions.

The second and final day includes sessions on data services and technologies, and bio- and medical sciences.

For easy viewing of the conference part you can collapse the workshop days by clicking the hexagon at the right-hand corner of the workshop day programme.


In the days before the conference, workshops on center operations, data services, science gateways, security, and services for bioinformatics will be hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology -

Data Services: Auditorium R5Science Gateways: Auditorium R5
Centre of operations:  Auditorium R9Infrastructure as a Service for  the Life Sciences Community: Auditorium R5
 Security: Auditorium R6

Below you will find the programme for both the workshops held on 13 - 14 May and the conference which will run on 15 - 16 May. 

Workshop & Session descriptions

Click the links to read more about the workshops and the sessions.

Please note that all titles are tentative

Monday, 13 May 2013
09:00 - 10:00
Arrival - Workshops - NTNU, Realfagsbygget, Høgskoleringen 5
10:00 - 11:00
LUNCH - Realfagskantinen
11:00 - 13:00
Workshop: Data Services Session chair: Damien Lecarpentier
Workshop: Center Operations best practices Session chair: Bjørn Lindi
Building and maintaining services for Sensitive Data
Gard Thomassen
From Old-School to New-School Operation of HPC
Anil Thapa
Advanced User Support in the Swedish National HPC Infrastructure
Torben Rasmussen
13:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Workshop: Data Services, Cont'd. Session chair: Damien Lecarpentier
Workshop: Center Operations best practices,Cont'd. Session chair: Bjørn Lindi
Kajaani Data Center - case study
Juha-Pekka Partanen
Meteorological Co-operation on Operational NWP (Numerical weather prediction) between Sweden and Norway
Solfrid Agersten
ScalaLife Competence Center - Providing tailored made support to the computational Life Science communities
Rossen Apostolov
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
07:00 - 08:30
Workshop: Security I Session chair: Leif Nixon
Workshop: Science Gateways Session chair: Jacko Koster
Reproduce and share: the key to the new generation scientific portal at UiO based on the Galaxy framework
Nikolay Vazov
08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 10:30
Workshop: Security II Session chair: Leif Nixon
Workshop: Science Gateways, Cont'd Session chair: Jacko Koster
10:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 13:00
Workshop: Security III Session chair: Leif Nixon
Workshop: Infrastructure as a Service for the Life Sciences Session chair: Tommi Nyrönen
Ws Introduction to IaaS in Life Science in the Nordics
13:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Workshop: Security IV Session chair: Leif Nixon
Workshop: Infrastructure as a Service for the Life Sciences, Cont'd. Session chair: Tommi Nyrönen
WS Analysis and Actions
17:00 - 19:00
Opening Reception - Rockheim
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
06:00 - 07:00
Conference Registration -Clarion Hotel & Congress
07:00 - 08:30
Track 1 Conference room
Opening Session Session chair: Ebba Hvannberg
A Vision for Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration
Gudmund Høst
Enabling excellent science through High-Performance Computing
Kenneth Ruud
08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 10:30
Track 1 Conference room
WLCG - quo vadis? Session chair: Jacko Koster
NDGF - lessons learned
Michael Grønager
ATLAS Computing: status and plans
Oxana Smirnova
EGI: Going beyond support for WLCG
Steven Newhouse
10:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 13:00
Track 1 Conference room
Digital Humanities - A New Era? Session chair: René Belsø
Tidying up the Basement: A Tale of Large-Scale Parsing on National eInfrastructure
Stephan Oepen
Nordic Opportunities for Digital Humanities
Erik Champion
13:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Track 1 Conference room
Cloud Computing - Opportunities and Challenges Session chair: Per Öster
Towards the clouds, together. Collaboration on cloud services in research and education
Andres Steijaert
~okeanos and Synnefo: The public cloud service and the open source software that powers it
Vangelis Koukis
17:00 - 20:00
Dinner- Clarion Hotel & Congress
Thursday, 16 May 2013
07:00 - 08:30
Track 1 Conference room
Data Services and Technologies Session chair: Gudmund Høst
What business are we in? Data-centric research, service requirements and national responses
Andrew Treloar
Future e-Infrastructure Requirements for the EISCAT facilities
Ian McCrea
Nordic Storage Opportunities
Gerd Behrmann
A national archive for digital research data
Andreas Jaunsen
EUDAT - Towards a Collaborative Data Infrastructure - A Nordic Perspective?
Damien Lecarpentier
08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 10:30
Track 1 Conference room
Closing Plenary Session chair: Bjørn Lindi
10:30 - 12:00

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