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RDA's 12th Plenary - Call for Sessions Now Open!

RDA is accepting session proposal submissions for RDA’s 12th Plenary Meeting (P12). P12 is part of  International Data Week (IDW18) , which will be held on November 5-8, 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana. RDA encourages members to submit session proposals between now and June 29, 2018 (17:00 UTC) for the following categories: Working and/or Interest Group sessions  – These sessions provide existing RDA groups the opportunity for discussion, sharing...

SGCI's Maytal Dahan to Oversee TACC's Advanced Computing Interfaces Group

Maytal Dahan, who leads the SGCI's Scientific Software Collaborative, was recently promoted to the position of Director of Advanced Computing Interfaces (ACI) at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). ACI at TACC includes the Web and Mobile Applications (WMA) and Cloud and Interactive Computing (CIC) groups, where Dahan will direct the overall strategy and management of science gateways and cloud services.  Read the article from TACC that announces her promotion and also...

HICSS-52 Call for Participation

HICSS-52 will take place January 8-11, 2019 at Grand Wailea Maui. HICSS invites submission of full research papers in various areas of information, computer, and system sciences. The paper submission deadline is June 15, 2018. Author instructions are available here . 

Trusted CI Webinar May 21 at 11am ET: The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is slated to come into effect on May 25, 2018, and organizations around the world are struggling to determine whether they are covered, what is required, and what will happen if they don’t satisfy its requirements. This webinar, presented by Scott Russell, a Senior Policy Analyst at the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR), will provide an introduction to GDPR, including an overview of...

Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Lab: Spring 2018 Request for Incubator-Project Proposals

The Earth Science Information Partners ( ESIP ) Lab is happy to announce our spring 2018 request for Incubator-project proposals. ESIP is one of SGCI's partners . For this round of funding, ESIP Lab have identified the following topics as emergent areas of need in the Earth science community, and for this RFP, project proposals that address these areas will be given priority.  Proof-of-concept for emerging technologies slated for operational use.  Modernization...

SeedMe Workshop at SDSC: Collaborative Data Sharing Infrastructure for Researchers—August 24, 2018

The SeedMe Workshop: Collaborative Data Sharing Infrastructure for Researchers will take place at the San Diego Supercomputer Center August 24, 2018, providing a hands-on experience to create and use data sharing infrastructure for research purposes. The workshop will introduce the SeedMe platform, which provides powerful data organization and data sharing tools. The platform supports extensive customization and rapid collaboration by providing an ability to...

Trusted CI Protects Research Data

Ensuring data security is a vital task. Originally known as the Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC), Trusted CI's focus is on safeguarding the integrity and trust of scientific data and supporting interoperability. Read this article to learn how Trusted CI is working toward ensuring data security so that science can flourish in this article from Science Node . 

2018 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure

The 2018 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure will take place Tuesday, August 21st through Thursday, August 23rd, at the Westin Alexandria near the new National Science Foundation Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Attendees will include cybersecurity practitioners, technical leaders, and risk owners from within the NSF Large Facilities and CI community, as well as key stakeholders and thought leaders from the broader scientific and cybersecurity communities. ...

XSEDE ECSS Symposium: Clusters in the Cloud - Programmable, Elastic Cyberinfrastructure + Software as a Service Gateways

The next XSEDE ECSS Symposium will take place April 17, 2018, at 1 pm Eastern. Symposium coordinates and full details can be found here:  https://www.xsede.org/for-users/ecss/ecss-symposium Clusters in the Cloud - Programmable, Elastic Cyberinfrastructure Eric Coulter, IU, will discuss the process of building a customized virtual cluster using Openstack, Ansible, and SLURM, the benefits of elastic resources for gateway groups, and how this can be applied to extend the compute...

ESIP 2018 Summer Meeting—Data for Our Changing Earth: Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data

The Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) 2018 Summer Meeting is Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data. The theme is based on one of the goals in the ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP's current activities.  The meeting will take place at Marriott University Park in Tucson, AZ, July 17-20, 2018.  Learn more about the meeting and register here:  http://meetings.esipfed.org/info