The eScience Workshop 2008, held December- 7-8, 2008, brought together scientists from diverse research disciplines to share their research and discuss how computing is shaping their work and facilitating scientific discovery. The 2008 event focused on computing technologies that enable scalable solutions in order to address scientific grand challenges.
Theme: Accelerating Time to Scientific Discovery
In 2007, the Microsoft eScience workshop at RENCI in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, attracted more than 250 scientists, researchers, and academics. There were more than 50 presentations and 100 posters showcasing projects in areas as diverse as astronomy, malaria, and the use of GPUs for scientific computation. Feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive, and the event also served as a venue for Microsoft groups to meet with researchers and discuss future collaborations.
In 2008, we are fortunate to be partnering with Professor Geoffrey Fox from Indiana University and the IEEE eScience Conference. The venue for both events is University Place Conference Center & Hotel at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In keeping with the workshop theme, Accelerating Time to Scientific Discovery, there are several new features in support:
- Tutorials that cover facilitatory technologies ranging from cloud computing to virtual research environments and repositories.
- A panel of scientists from diverse research disciplines describe roadblocks and make possible recommendations before opening the floor to questions.
- Birds of a feather sessions.
The primary sponsor for the event is the Microsoft External Research Group, headed by Corporate Vice President Tony Hey.
News from 2008 Microsoft eScience Workshop
- New Tools for Discovery on Display at eScience Workshop
- Carole Goble Given First Jim Gray Award
- UK Prof Receives Jim Gray Award
- Microsoft Creates Award in the Name of Jim Gray
Related Links for Topics at eScience Workshop
Keynotes and Tutorials
The CARMEN Science Cloud
Digital Repositories, Archives and Infrastructures
Peter Wittenburg, Technical Director, Max Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Distributed and Parallel Programming Environments and their Performance
Geoffrey Fox, Professor, Community Grids Laboratory, School of Informatics, Indiana University, United States
eScience and the Fourth Paradigm: Supporting Data-centric Science
Cloud Computing Tutorial
Christophe Poulain, Yogesh Simmhan, Bora Beran, and Savas Parastatidis
High Productivity Computing: Taking HPC Mainstream
Research Output Repository Platform (code name 'Famulus')
Trident, A Scientific Workflow Workbench for Data Intensive Computing
A. Large Scale Data Analysis
Alexander Szalay, Gordon Bell, Jan Vandenberg, et al.
Presenter: Alexander Szalay
Maria A. Nieto-Santisteban, Yogesh Simmhan, Roger Barga, et al.
Presenter: Maria A. Nieto-Santisteban
Tamas Szalay, Volker Springel, and Gerard Lemson
Presenter: Tamas Szalay
Satoshi Matsuoka and Akira Nukada
Presenter: Satoshi Matsuoka
B. Data Modeling and Preservation
Carl Lagoze, Herbert Van de Sompel, Michael Nelson, et al.
Presenter: Carl Lagoze
David Valentine, Bora Beran, and Oleg Kapeljushnik
Presenter: Oleg Kapeljushnik
Chris Jordan, Robert H. McDonald, David Minor, et al.
Presenter: Chris Jordan
Presenter: William Brouwer
Robin Gutell, David Gardner, and Stuart Ozer
Presenters: David Gardner and Robin Gutell
Mark Silberstein, Assaf Schuster, and Dan Geiger
Presenter: Assaf Schuster
David Hoyle, Iain Buchan, and Mark Delderfield
Presenter: David Hoyle
Peter Ansell, Chris Bowles, Lawrence Buckingham, et al.
Presenter: Xin-Yi Chua
D. Data Visualization
Juliana Freire and Claudio Silva
Presenter: Juliana Freire
Yongluan Zhou, Anshul Jain, Karl Aberer, and Sebastian Michel
Presenter: Sebastian Michel
Cyrus Shahabi, Kai Song, and Farnoush Banaei-Kashani
Presenter: Farnoush Banaei-Kashani
E. Bio Tools
Marty Humphrey, Norm Beekwilder, and Jie Li
Presenter: Marty Humphrey
Luke Church, Jasmin Fisher, and Katinka Apagyi
Presenter: Luke Church
Robert Bukowski and Jarek Pillardy
Presenter: Robert Bukowski
James Hogan, Jiro Sumitomo, Paul Roe, and Felicity Newell
Presenter: James Hogan
F. Scientific Frameworks
Steven Johnston, Simon Cox, Kenji Takeda, and Phillip Marsh
Presenter: Steven Johnston
Presenter: Catherine Blake
Maria Susana Avila Garcia, Anne E. Trefethen, et al.
Presenter: Daniel Goodman
Jim Davies, Jeremy Gibbons, Steve Harris, and Denise Warzel
Presenters: Jim Davies, Jeremy Gibbons, and Steve Harris
G. Sensor Data
Deb Agarwal and Marty Humphrey
Presenter: Deb Agarwal
Jayant Gupchup, Alex Szalay, Andreas Terzis, et al.
Presenter: Jayant Gupchup
Hyduke Noshadi, Shaun Ahmadian, Foad Dabiri, et al.
Presenter: Hyduke Noshadi
Liqian Luo, Aman Kansal, Suman Nath, et al.
Presenter: Stewart Tansley
H. Data Interoperability
Jane Hunter, Abdulmonem Alabri, Andrew Newman, et al.
Presenter: Jane Hunter
Bill Howe and Roger Barga
Presenter: Bill Howe
Bora Beran and Catharine van Ingen
Presenter: Bora Beran
I. Web Services for eScience
David De Roure, Carole Goble, and Jiten Bhagat
Presenter: David De Roure
Khalid Belhajjame, Carole Goble, Franck Tanoh, et al.
Presenter: Carole Goble
Presenter: Ganesh Gopalan
J. Simulation and Modeling
Will Bridewell and Pat Langley
Presenter: Will Bridewell
David Holmes, John Williams, and Peter Tilke
Presenter: David Holmes
Qaiser Chaudry, May Wang, and Yan Xu
Presenter: Qaiser Chaudry
Panel: What Do Scientists Really Need to Facilitate Time to Discovery?
Moderator: David Heckerman
- Jeff Dozier, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara: Snowmelt runoff, eScience, and the end of stationarity
- Bryan Traynor, Research Fellow, National Institute of Aging, National Institutes of Health: What Do Scientists Really Need…
- Jeremy Frey, Professor, University of South Hampton: Science Ajar: Chemistry Clouds and Crowds
- George Djorgovski, Professor, California Institute of Technology: Towards a New Science Methodology
Birds of a Feather Sessions
Semantics for eScience
Chairs: Evelyne Viegas and Eric Neumann
Opening Remarks: Kristin Tolle: My Ontology is not Your Ontology: A skeptic’s perspective
Keynote: Susie Stephens: Semantics for eScience
- Mark Wilkinson: Web 2.0 + Web 3.0 = Web 5.0?
- Chaitali Gupta: Ontological Framework for Enabling Free-Form Search in Scientific Discovery
- Yong Liu: Towards A Spatiotemporal Event-Oriented Ontology
- Mohammed Hassan Haji: Community Data Evaluation using a Semantically Enhanced Modelling Process
- Michael Towsey: BioPatML: Pattern sharing for the Genomic Sciences
- Deborah McGuinness: Semantically-Enabled Science Informatics: With Supporting Knowledge Provenance and Evolution Infrastructure Highlights
- Robert McGrath: “How to build a better Wikipedia”: Ubiquitous Infrastructure for Deep Accountability
- Fatma Y. Eldresi: NeuroSense – A Specialised Search Engine for Neuroscience WebPages
- Jeremy Gibbons: Accelerating Cancer Resaerch Using Semantics-Driven Technology
eScience Inspired Education
Chairs: Yan Xu and Eric Jul
- Rosalind Reid: Can the next generation of scientists become “computational thinkers”?
- Majid Sarrafzadeh: Digital Design Project Laboratory Course Approach and Experiences
- Charlie Whittaker: Turning Biologists into Bioinformaticists – A Practical Approach
- Rubin Landau: Developing Materials for Computational Physics Education