Tutorial and Panel proposals due Fri Apr 13 2012
Paper and Poster submissions due Wed Apr 25 2012
The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) invites participation in its inaugural conference in the form of papers, panels, posters, visualizations, Birds of a Feather sessions, and tutorials.
The Call For Participation, including submission guidelines and key dates, is at:
XSEDE12 -- "Bridging from the campus to the extreme and beyond" -- builds on the success of the recent TeraGrid conferences, offering a full agenda, networking opportunities, and all that the host city of Chicago has to offer.
The conference is located at the InterContinental Chicago (Magnificent Mile) and runs from July 16-19, 2012, with XSEDE meetings to follow on July 20.
Conference information is available at:
Conference registration will open in May.
IU Cyberinfrastructure News February 2012
Tutorial and Panel proposals due Fri Apr 13 2012
IU has some of the most sophisticated cyberinfrastructure in higher education -- and undergraduate students are welcome to apply for accounts on advanced systems including the Quarry (http://pti.iu.edu/ci/systems/quarry) virtual machine environment, and the Big Red (http://pti.iu.edu/ci/systems/big-red), RockHopper (http://pti.iu.edu/ci/systems/rockhopper), and Data Capacitor (http://pti.iu.edu/ci/systems/data-capacitor) parallel computing environments.
You can apply for an account for two different types of use:
Undergraduate research projects (proposals from individual undergraduate students with a faculty sponsor)
Classroom use of IU’s advanced cyberinfrastructure (proposals from faculty members who would like to use these systems in classroom instruction)
Applications should be brief, and will be acted on quickly. The due date for spring 2012 applications is February 15, 2012. We expect to approve all clearly written requests, provided we have sufficient capacity on IU systems to support them. Undergrads at IU regional campuses are especially encouraged to apply.
Application prepartion details are available at:
This process is overseen by the Collaboration and Engagement Support team of the Research Technologies Division of UITS, and executed as part of its mission of support for IU cyberinfrastructure and as part of the Pervasive Technology Institute’s efforts to foster a well-educated 21st century workforce in the US.
The UITS Advanced Visualization Lab will be hosting a sequence of tutorials on ParaView, a highly scalable, open source application for scientific visualization.
Session 1 will provide an introduction to ParaView, including how to serve ParaView from IU's HPC systems and how to run ParaView on IU's high-end visualization displays.
Session 2 will be led by a ParaView expert from Kitware Inc., the lead organization for ParaView and the associated VTK (Visualization ToolKit) library. Topics will include running ParaView in distributed grid environments and extending ParaView with custom scripts and plugins.
The format will serve both those who wish to participate hands-on (using their own laptop) and those who wish to observe and ask questions. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own data sets or to share them as course examples.
Locations: Bloomington, IU Innovation Center, Rm. 105
Indianapolis, ICTC, Rm. 414
Dates: Session 1: Thursday, February 23, 1:00-5:00pm
Session 2: Thursday, March 22, 1:00-5:00pm (tentative)
For more information, and to register, email Bill Sherman at shermanw [at] iu [dot] edu.
TACC-Intel Highly Parallel Computing Symposium
Tue Apr 10 - Wed Apr 11 2012
Texas Advanced Computing Center, Austin, Texas
Submissions due Wed Feb 15 2012
The TACC-Intel Highly Parallel Computing Symposium will take place on Tuesday April 10th - Wednesday April 11th 2012 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in Austin, TX.
This symposium will expand to have two major focus areas: the Many-core Applications Research Community (MARC) for the Single-Chip Cloud Computer (SCC) experimental architecture, and the emerging community around the forthcoming Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture family of products for productivity solutions.
Interested researchers are invited to submit unpublished reports, both on work in process or new results regarding software for novel many-core hardware architectures.
Paper submission is possible through EasyChair at
Submissions are due Wednesday February 15th, 2012.
For additional information please check the event website:
May 7-8, 2012
The Cloud Futures Workshop series brings together thought leaders from academia, industry, and government to discuss the role of cloud computing across a variety of research and educational areas. Presentations, posters and discussions will investigate how new programming techniques, software platforms, software engineering and methodology, and methods of research and teaching in the cloud may solve distinct challenges arising in diverse areas of society.
Call for Abstracts and Participation
This year, we are looking for extended abstracts on hot topics in cloud computing to be presented at the workshop either as talks or posters. Abstracts should highlight how new techniques and methods of research in the cloud may solve distinct challenges arising in diverse areas, including computer science, engineering, earth sciences, healthcare, humanities, interactive games, life sciences, and social sciences. We encourage abstracts that describe practical experiences, experimental results, and vision papers. All papers will be peer-reviewed.
Submit abstracts of five pages, including references.
Your submission should include a bio (150 words maximum).
Visit http://research.microsoft.com/en-US/events/cloudfutures2012/ and use the online form to submit an abstract.
Abstracts due: February 29, 2012
Results available: March 23, 2012
Workshop: May 7--8, 2012
The Cloud Futures 2012 workshop is a joint venture between the Microsoft Research Connections, Azure Research Engagement, and Developer & Platform Evangelism Academic groups, and is in association with and co-supported by the University of California, Berkeley.
Wed May 30 - Fri June 1 2012
Kansas City MO
The Great Plains Network Program Committee is pleased to announce that registration and submissions for presentation are now open for the 2012 GPN Annual Meeting: The Nature of the University in a Highly Connected World.
This meeting that brings together faculty, staff and graduate students from over 20 universities in the midwest region is held annually in Kansas City, MO.
The GPN Annual Meeting relies on contributions from national and international speakers, contributing sponsors, and, most especially, the contributions of faculty, staff, and graduate students from member and non-member universities and cyberinfrastructure-related organizations.
To submit a presentation and/or poster and/or to attend the pre-eminent meeting of CI professionals in the midwest visit:
Submissions will be accepted until April 1.
September 17-21, 2012. San Jose, CA, USA
Paper and Poster Submission: March 9, 2012, 11:59pm PST
Notification: May 18, 2012
Camera-ready Due: June 8, 2012
Workshop Proposal Submission: February 10, 2012
ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing techniques, foundations, and applications. Autonomic computing refers to methods and means for automated management of performance, fault, security, and configuration with little involvement of users or administrators. Systems introducing new autonomic features are becoming increasingly prevalent, motivating research that spans a variety of areas, from computer systems, networking, software engineering, and data management to machine learning, control theory, and bio-inspired computing. ICAC brings together researchers and practitioners across these disciplines to address multiple facets of adaptation and self-management in computing systems and applications from different perspectives. Autonomic computing solutions are sought for clouds, grids, data centers, enterprise software, internet services, data services, smart phones, embedded systems, and sensor networks. In these environments, resources and applications must be managed to maximize performance and minimize cost, while maintaining predictable and reliable behavior in the face of varying workloads, failures, and malicious threats. Papers are solicited from all areas of autonomic computing.
Submissions will be accepted through March 9, 2012.
8th IEEE International Conference on eScience
October 8-12, 2012
Chicago, IL, USA
The eScience 2012 conference is designed to bring together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of eScience applications and enabling IT technologies. The conference serves as a forum to present the results of the latest applications research and product/tool developments and to highlight related activities from around the world. We are now entering the second decade of eScience and the 2012 conference gives an opportunity to take stock of what has been achieved so far and look forward to the challenges and opportunities the next decade will bring.
A special emphasis of the 2012 conference is on advances in the application of technology in a particular discipline. Accordingly, significant advances in applications science and technology will be considered as important as the development of new technologies themselves. Further, we welcome contributions in educational activities under any of these disciplines.
As a result, the conference will be structured around two e-Science tracks:
• eScience Algorithms and Applications
• eScience application areas, including:
• Physical sciences
• Biomedical sciences
• Social sciences and humanities
• Data-oriented approaches and applications
• Compute-oriented approaches and applications
• Extreme scale approaches and applications
• Cyberinfrastructure to support eScience
• Novel hardware
• Novel uses of production infrastructure
• Software and services
The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, USA and will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library. Selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue of the Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) journal.
Join the world's leading statistical software company and make a difference in the way that analytical software is developed and deployed. SAS is expanding its software for high-performance analytics.
In this position you will develop and support SAS software components for high-performance computing. You will work closely with Ph.D. specialists in statistics, econometrics, data mining, operations research, and computer science by developing and deploying reusable software components that facilitate high-performance analytics in SMP and MPP environments. You will design, develop, and support these components in C using thread-safe services for concurrent/threaded code. You will document API's and programming guidelines, and perform other duties as assigned.
For more information, and to apply, visit:
Data to Insight Center Seminars
"Temporal Data Mining of Scientific Data Provenance"
Wednesday, February 8th, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Innovation Center, Room 105, 2719 E 10th St., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Peng Chen, Data to Insight Center, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
Abstract: Provenance of digital scientific data is an important piece of the metadata of the data object. It can however grow voluminous quickly because the granularity level of capture can be high. It can also be quite feature rich. We propose a representation of the provenance data based on logical time that reduces the feature space. Creating time and frequency domain representations of the provenance, we apply classification, clustering and association rule mining to the abstract representations to determine their usefulness. We evaluate the temporal representation algorithm and its usefulness using a 10 GB database of provenance data.
Digital Library Program Brown Bag Series
Mark your calendars for the Spring 2012 Digital Library Brown Bag series. The brown bags will be held most Wednesdays, beginning January 25th & ending April 25th. The complete schedule including abstracts is available on the IU Digital Library Program web site. Presentations and accompanying materials will be linked to this web page as talks occur.
To receive a reminder and an abstract for each presentation, send an email to listserv [at] indiana [dot] edu with the message body:
sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name
February 8, 2012
Variations on Video: Building the Next Generation Library Media Management System
Jon Dunn, Chris Colvard, and Mark Notess
Library Technologies and Digital Libraries / Digital Library Program
February 15, 2012
Image Collections Online
Dot Porter and Mike Durbin
Digital Library Program
February 22, 2012
Land Deeds and Registers of Liberia
Verlon Stone, Megan MacDonald and Kara Alexander
Archives of Traditional Music / Digital Library Program
March 7, 2012
Cultivating the Victorian Women Writers Project While Developing Digital Humanities Expertise
Angela Courtney and Michelle Dalmau
Arts & Humanities / Digital Library Program
March 28, 2012
IUScholarWorks Journal Service, panel discussion moderated by Jason Baird Jackson, IU Associate Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Jason Baird Jackson, Jennifer Laherty, Jim Halliday and Others (TBA)
IUScholarWorks / Folklore and Ethnomusicology / Digital Library Program
April 4, 2012
The HathiTrust Research Center: An Overview
Data to Insight Center, UITS
April 11, 2012
Indiana Authors and Their Books: The Journey from Print to Digital
Michelle Dalmau and Jennifer Liss
Digital Library Program / IUB Libraries Technical Services
April 25, 2012
Partnering for Discovery on the War of 1812 Project
Lori Dekydtspotter, Erika Dowell, Jennifer Liss, and Dot Porter
Lilly Library / IUB Libraries Technical Services / Digital Library Program
Networks and Complex Systems
This talk series is open to all Indiana University faculty and students interested in network analysis, modeling, visualization, and complex systems research. A major intent is to cross-fertilize between research done in the social and behavioral sciences, research in natural sciences such as biology or physics, but also research on Internet technologies. See also the Wikipedia entries on graph theory, small world networks, power law, complex networks, and self-organizing systems.
For an archive of previous talks and a tentative list of future speakers, visit http://vw.slis.indiana.edu/netscitalks/
The maintenance window for Big Red and Quarry is the first Tuesday of each month, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm EDT.
The maintenance window for the Mass Store and Research File System is every Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 am.
Notice of any emergency downtime will be posted on the IT Notices web page.
If you have questions pertaining to IU's cyberinfrastructure, or you are encountering some difficulty, there are several ways to obtain help.
The IU Knowledge Base (http://kb.iu.edu) is an excellent source of help on how to do things.
An introduction and overview titled "Indiana University's Cyberinfrastructure" is available at:
If you have problems which the KB does not enable you to solve, questions about system outages, or if you just have a problem and you don't know who to contact, send email to pti [at] iu [dot] edu.