[LINK] Online Scientific Collaboration Software Talk at ANU

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Sat Jul 7 11:06:49 AEST 2012

Ian Gorton, from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of the US 
Dept. of Energy, will speak on "Towards a Collaborative Scientific 
Knowledge Management Platform with Velo" at the Australian National 
University in Canberra, 11:30am, 10 July 2012. The software has been 
used for modelling carbon sequestration and climate change: 

	ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science

Towards a Collaborative Scientific Knowledge Management Platform with Velo
Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US Dept. of Energy

DATE: 2012-07-10
TIME: 11:30:00 - 12:30:00
LOCATION: Engineering Lecture Theatre (Building 32)

Facilitating transformative improvements in the collaborative practices 
of the scientific community and their ability to share, manage and 
analyze massive data sets represents a software engineering challenge of 
immense magnitude. State-of-the-art collaborative platforms are examples 
of discipline-specific, stovepiped solutions, which have extremely 
limited utility for other science communities. Given the immense costs 
of building and maintaining such customized solutions, continuing down 
this path is unsustainable given the need to build even more 
sophisticated collaborative systems and accomplish wider scale 
deployment. Achieving a quantum leap in the utility of collaborative 
platforms to meet future requirements necessitates new approaches to 
designing and constructing their underlying software foundations.

This talk will describe our Velo software platform, which is designed to 
meet these future scientific collaboration requirements. Velo is 
designed to be highly customizable and scalable to meet a broad range of 
software requirements. Veloas architecture will be described, and the 
mechanisms adopted to address various quality requirements will be 
presented through examples from existing Velo deployments.


I'm a Laboratory Fellow in Computational Sciences and Math at Pacific 
Northwest National Laboratory. I manage the Data Intensive Scientific 
Computing group, and was the Chief Architect for PNNLas Data Intensive 
Computing Initiative. I'm also Senior Member of the IEEE Computer 
Society and a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. Until July 
2006, I led the software architecture R&D at National ICT Australia 
(NICTA) in Sydney, Australia. My passion is analyzing and designing 
complex, high performance distributed systems, and embodying useful 
design and architecture knowledge in methods and tools that can be 
exploited by architects in other projects.

More: http://cecs.anu.edu.au/seminars/more/SID/3106

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