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October 22, 2014

Video and front-page image courtesy AFRICA BUILD.

October 15, 2014

Last week, decision makers and technical experts from the world of IT met in Heidelberg, Germany, for the second ISC Big Data conference. The event focused on a wide range of big data applications and featured discussion of the latest developments in data-centric computing from both major industry players and academic researchers.

 

October 15, 2014

Last month, the Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology project (DRIHM) held its second summer school. The event brought together hydrometeorologists from 23 different countries, who learned about the latest computational approaches to critical hydrometeorological events, such as flash floods and thunderstorms.

October 15, 2014

Last month, the Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology project (DRIHM) held its second summer school. The event brought together hydrometeorologists from 23 different countries, who learned about the latest computational approaches to critical hydrometeorological events, such as flash floods and thunderstorms.

October 8, 2014

Last month, iSGTW attended the EUDAT Third Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. EUDAT is facilitating efficient research by contributing towards a collaborative data infrastructure in Europe. This will enable researchers to share data easily both within and between communities. It will also facilitate preservation of research data.

"The longer we wait, the more complex it becomes to solve the challenges around building the collaborative data infrastructure," says Kimmo Koski, managing director of Finland’s IT Center for Science (CSC), which is the organization coordinating the EUDAT project. "The time has come to do this now: Today’s global economic situation highlights the need for broad collaboration to solve these challenges."

October 8, 2014
"Having musicians playing underground was a fantastic idea from Paola Catapano, CERN science communicator and the producer of the video," says Vicinanza. Video courtesy Paola Catapano, Piotr Traczyk, and Domenico Vicinanza.

October 1, 2014

The popular ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data events are being held this week in Heidelberg, Germany. Follow iSGTW on social media for highlights from the events and read our in-depth interviews with top speakers.

October 1, 2014

Video courtesy Digital Agenda EU, © European Union 2014.

September 24, 2014

Monday 29 September marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, otherwise known as CERN, located near Geneva, Switzerland. A new book, entitled 'From Physics to Daily Life', highlights some of the many ways in which technology developed at CERN has impacted upon society at large.

Bob Jones, the head CERN openlab, writes in this book about the growth of distributed computing and the vital role this technology plays across a wide range of academic fields and business sectors.

September 17, 2014

Domenico Talia will speak about big-data mining and knowledge discovery at ISC Big Data in Heidelberg, Germany, on 1-2 October. Talia, who is a professor of computer engineering at the University of Calabria in Italy, will explain how cloud computing can offer effective support for addressing both the computational and data-storage needs of big-data mining and parallel analytics applications. In an in-depth interview, he tells iSGTW about his research in this area and argues that it’s time for the public sector to invest in big-data, so as to provide better services to citizens.

September 17, 2014

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is set to hold its Fourth Plenary Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 22-24 September. The event will showcase the first concrete outputs from several of the organization's working groups. Many exciting co-located events are also scheduled to take place, including The Third EUDAT Conference.

September 10, 2014

Watch how volunteers have contributed to the rapid growth of Open Street Map over the last decade.

Open Street Map recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Founded by Steve Coast in the UK in 2004, the collaborative mapping project — through which volunteers can add and edit information — has since exploded in both size and popularity.

September 10, 2014

The latest European Grid Infrastructure case study describes how researchers in The Netherlands have used the e-BioInfra Gateway to analyze brain scans from NATO soldiers deployed to Afghanistan. The team discovered that combat stress impairs cognition by affecting the midbrain and its link with the prefrontal cortex. While this effect was found to be largely reversible, it is thought that it could have an impact on the soldiers’ future social and cognitive functions.

September 3, 2014

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is set to hold its Fourth Plenary Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, later this month. Hilary Hanahoe, the future coordinator of RDA Europe, tells iSGTW about the important work the organization has been carrying out in the run up to the event.

September 3, 2014

Video courtesy German National Library of Economics.

Huge bodies of specialized knowledge exist online, carefully curated and maintained by libraries, archives, museums, digital repositories, and other professional organizations. But this knowledge is invisible to most users.

August 27, 2014

Video courtesy the Research Data Alliance.

The RDA Fourth Plenary Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is now just under one month away!

August 27, 2014

iSGTW speaks to Michael Resch, director of the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) in Germany, ahead of his keynote speech at next month’s ISC Cloud ’14 conference.

Resch explains why cloud offers a new way of providing access to computing resources and speaks of his drive to ensure that research doesn’t just end up in journal papers, but in your everyday life.

August 20, 2014

The newly launched European Ontology Network (EUON) will be holding its first ever workshop on 25 September 2014 as part of the EUDAT 3rd Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. iSGTW speaks to EUON co-chairs James Malone and Yann Le Franc to find out more about the network.

August 20, 2014

The newly launched European Ontology Network (EUON) will be holding its first ever workshop on 25 September 2014 as part of the EUDAT 3rd Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. iSGTW speaks to EUON co-chairs James Malone and Yann Le Franc to find out more about the network.

August 20, 2014

Video courtesy AnaEE.

August 13, 2014

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) seeks to build the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing and reuse of data, so as to address the cross-border and cross-disciplinary challenges faced by researchers. This September, the RDA will be hosting its Fourth Plenary Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Ahead of the event, iSGTW speaks to Gary Berg-Cross, general secretary of the Spatial Ontology Community of Practice and a member of the US RDA advisory committee. Berg-Cross is also co-chair of the RDA working group on data foundation and terminology.

August 13, 2014

Fermín Serrano, coordinator of Europe’s Socientize project, tells iSGTW about a new collaborative musical experiment.

July 23, 2014

The Third EUDAT Conference will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 24-25 September. iSGTW talks to Per Oster about the event and the progress EUDAT is making in realizing its vision of a collaborative data infrastructure. Oster is director of research infrastructures at Finland’s IT Center for Science (CSC), which is the organization coordinating the EUDAT project.

July 23, 2014

The Third EUDAT Conference will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 24-25 September. iSGTW talks to Per Oster about the event and the progress EUDAT is making in realizing its vision of a collaborative data infrastructure. Oster is director of research infrastructures at Finland’s IT Center for Science (CSC), which is the organization coordinating the EUDAT project.

July 16, 2014

A case study published in The International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management demonstrates that the adoption of integrated cloud-computing solutions can lead to significant cost savings for businesses, as well as large reductions in the size of an organization's carbon footprint.