09 Dec 2011
04 Nov 2011
In the context of the collaboration between the EMI and D4Science-II projects a set of milestones were declared as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the EMI project director Alberto Di Meglio and the D4Science-II technical director Paquale Pagano at the beginning of the EMI project:
With the end of the D4Science-II project, all above milestones have been fully achieved.
M1 Access to ETICS Production Service
M2 Preview of EMI release
M3 EMI release exploitation
M4 D4Science-II feedback and requirements
M5 D4Science-II internal presentation of EMI-D4Science-II collaboration
M6 Presentation of EMI-D4Science-II collaboration at EMI and EGI events
21 Sep 2011
15 Sep 2011A meeting was held at FAO on the 2nd of September,2011 with Bank of Italy in order to discuss collaborative software development for SDMX. The presentations and discussions learned that there is a great reciprocal benefit for D4Science, FAO and Bank of Italy to perform collaborative software development for SDMX. An important side effect of collaboration will be the knowledge exchange on the level of SDMX, the management and design of data, metadata and the related IT systems.The presentations of the meeting are available here.
Managing deployment and activation of Web Applications in a distributed e-Infrastructure-EGI Technical Forum 2011 Presentation09 Sep 2011The EGI Technical Forum 2011 will be held in Lyon, between 19-23 September 2011. The event will be hosted by EGI.eu, the Computing Centre of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (CC-IN2P3) and France Grilles, the French National Grid Initiative.The Technical Forum will provide an overview of the EGI community and review the community's plans and progress towards the adoption of a federated virtualised infrastructure for European researchers.
Andrea Manzi and Pasquale Pagano will present:Managing deployment and activation of Web Applications in a distributed e-Infrastructure
01 Sep 2011INSPIRE has migrated from development to the production D4Science's Hadoop facility. A large collection of data (about 200 thousand papers) was uploaded to the Hadoop Distributed File System pool. After running initial tests, the cluster was configured and tuned for scalable processing which is now being performed.
28 Jul 2011
We are pleased to announce that a new page is available introducing the Vessel Transmitted Information Virtual Research Environment (VTI VRE) and its objectives.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions regarding the VTI VRE.
15 Jul 2011
***Submission deadline: September 15, 2011***
Call for Papers:
Following the successful conference series of 2009 TELDAP, 2010 TELDAP and 2011 TELDAP, the next TELDAP International Conference will be scheduled on February 21-24, 2012 at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. The 2012 TELDAP International Conference, hosted by the International Collaboration and Promotion Division of Taiwan e-Learning & Digital Archives Program (TELDAP), provides an international forum for researchers in the Digital Archives and e-Learning communities to exchange their new ideas, latest research results and discussions for future development. Next year’s conference theme is Convergence, Collaboration & Creativity (3C). The invention of book printing in the 15th Century and the organization of knowledge in research libraries allowed unprecedented access to knowledge. To collect, curate, preserve and make available ever-increasing amounts of archival data, the state-of-the-art Information and Communication Technology will be needed. Future accomplishment will be accelerated through persistent access to data and digital materials and their uses and re-use. Over the past few years, digitization and Internet together have revolutionized many disciplines of research, in particular humanity and social sciences. The innovative research projects encourage more collaboration and make their results easier to reuse and re-purpose.
Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
1) Content and Innovative Application: This topic covers the diversified digital contents and their sophisticated innovative uses, the further development and linkage of the diversified contents is also covered. New forms of electronic publication and Publication of data from archives, or of research based on this data are also encouraged.
2) Digital Archives Technology Development and Innovations: Tools or environments for working with archival material (i.e. more active interaction than just search/browse), technology for implementing archives and content processing, software systems that are being used to manage contents.
3) Scientific Data & Biodiversity Collections: Scientific and Biodiversity collections have challenges related to scale (petabytes of data), diverse data formats, and integration with workflow systems to support data analysis. The expected use is within data processing pipelines where data is mined from the collections.
4) User Participation: Archives that are driven, supported or enhanced by user communities, for example by contributing content, enhancing metadata, volunteer participation on online contents etc.
5) Spatial Technology – community deposit of maps and remote sensing images: The maps and remote sensing images is one of the thematic collections in the TELDAP. The geographical coordinate is an effective approach to cross link the digital objects. The session covers the Geospatial System, science and service in order to add –value for digital objects. Innovative applications such as individuals upload images taken from their telephones that are geo-referenced and annotated are welcome.
6) e-Learning: This session covers Technology Enhanced Science Learning (TESL), Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL), Joyful Learning & Society (JL&S), Classroom, Ubiquitous and Mobile Technologies Enhanced Learning (CUMTEL), Innovative Design of Learning Software (IDOLS), Technology Facilitated Testing and Assessment (TFTA), Information Society & Culture (ISC), e-Learning Accessibility (EA), Social media in education, Educational cloud computing & applications, Development and applications of digital content for e-learning, Discipline-based cases for e-learning, Emerging tools and technologies for e-learning, Game-based Learning, Learning and Knowledge Management, Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning, Social computing in e-learning, Affective and Pervasive Computing for Learning, Theoretical foundations for e-learning, Trends in content/courseware development.
7) Digital Preservation/Curation: This session covers the technology, system design and related policy for digital preservation. The preservation time for the digital objects will be shortened without proper digital preservation policy. The digital preservation policy could cover authenticity, integrity, chain of custody and trustworthiness.
8) Sustainability: Huge amount of digital objects and resources have been created worldwide in the last decade. Long-term sustainability to continuously create and maintain those contents is crucial. This session discusses sustainability model, organization, planning and best practices, etc.
Submissions: September 15, 2011
Notification: November 30, 2011
Full Paper: February 23, 2012
Special Issues of Journals:
All papers will be reviewed electronically. Selected papers presented in the conference will be published after conference as special issues in the Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing published by Edinburgh University Press.
Dr. Simon C. Lin, Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre, Taiwan
International Advisory Committee:
David Bodenhamer, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
Donald Brinkman, Microsoft, USA
Donatella Castelli, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Stephen Griffin, NSF, USA
Mark Hedges, King’s College London, UK
Jieh Hsiang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Kuo-hsing Hsieh, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Lewis Lancaster, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Der-Tsai Lee, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Reagan Moore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hills, USA
Ying Hai Pan, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
Kwang-Tsao Shao, Research Center for Biodiversity, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Chin-Chung Tsai, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Peter Young, Library of Congress, USA