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9th International Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE6.1) Call for Submissions

The 9th International Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE6.1) will be a   1-day workshop during the  IEEE eScience 2018 conference  that will take place on October 29, 2018, at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Progress in scientific research is dependent on the quality and accessibility of research software at all levels. It is critical to address many new challenges related to the...

Trusted CI Webinar: Toward Security-Managed Virtual Science Networks

For the next Trusted CI webinar, Duke University's Jeff Chase and RENCI's Paul Ruth are presenting the talk, "Toward Security-Managed Virtual Science Networks" on April 23, 2018, at 11 am (Eastern).  Abstract: Data-intensive science collaborations increasingly provision dedicated network circuits to share and exchange datasets securely at high speed, leveraging national-footprint research fabrics such as ESnet or I2/AL2S. This talk first gives an overview of new features to...

Strategies for Enhancing HPC Education & Training (SEHET18) Workshop at PEARC18

The Strategies for Enhancing HPC Education and Training (SEHET18) workshop is an  ACM SIGHPC Education Chapter  coordinated effort aimed at fostering collaborations among the practitioners from traditional and emerging fields to explore strategies to enhance computational, data-enabled and HPC educational needs. Attendees will discuss approaches for developing and deploying HPC training and education, as well as identifying new challenges and opportunities for keeping pace with...

PEARC18: July 22-26, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA

SGCI will be offering a Hackathon for undergraduate and graduate students co-located with PEARC18! Learn more:  https://sciencegateways.org/hackathon PEARC18 is for everyone who works to realize the promise of advanced computing as the enabler of seamless creativity, the theme of this year's conference. Scientists and engineers, scholars and planners, artists and makers, students and teachers all depend on the efficiency, security, reliability, and sustainability of...

US Research Software Sustainability Institute Workshop in Berkeley, CA (April 10-12)

The first US Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI) Workshop will take place in Berkeley, CA., April 10-12, 2018. The preliminary agenda is to have the workshop the morning of day 1 (April 10), and ending at lunch on day 3 (April 12), with an additional ½ day for PIs to document and start planning the next activities. The plan is to start with a talk from NSF about institutes, talks about successful conceptualization projects that led to institutes (SGCI and MolSSI) and a...

Open Science Grid User School: Apply by 4/20

The Open Science Grid User School 2018 will take place July 9-13 2018, at the University of Wisconsin Madison,  Applications for this opportunity are due Friday, April 20, 2018. If you could access hundreds or even thousands of computers for your scholarly work, what could you do? How could it transform your work? What discoveries might you make? During the Open Science Grid (OSG) User School, participants will learn to use high throughput computing (HTC) to ...

XSEDE ECSS Symposium: Panel of PIs Share Experience with ECSS

This month’s symposium on March 20, 2018, features a panel of PIs sharing their experiences with ECSS. If you know of folks wondering what a collaboration is like from the PI’s perspective, this is the symposium to join. This will be recorded and available at  http://www.xsede.org/ecss- symposium  after the event. Webinar (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android):  https://zoom.us/j/114343187 iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16468769923 ,,114343187# (or)  +16699006833...

Trusted CI Webinar Mar. 26th: Data Quality and Security Evaluation Framework

Rochester Institute of Technology's Leon Reznik and Igor Khokhlov are presenting the talk "Data quality and security evaluation framework development" on March 26th at 11 am (Eastern). You can  register here  (be sure to check spam/junk folder for registration confirmation email). Abstract: In this talk, we are presenting our work on building a data quality and security (DQS) framework, which integrates cybersecurity with other diverse metrics, such as accuracy,...

The NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop-Apply by 3/15

For today’s graduate and post-doctoral students, conducting research often starts by trying to make sense of the many tools, technologies, and work environments used in data-intensive research and computing. Fortunately, there is help in navigating this new research landscape. The NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop: Data Lifecycle Training is a two-week summer workshop aimed at helping graduate students understand the many aspects of the data-intensive computing environment. Even more...

Canadian Research Software Conference, May 29-30, 2018

The inaugural Canadian Research Software Conference will take place in Ottawa May 29-30, 2018.  Research software developers, computational researchers, and students are invited to submit proposals for presentations. Topics may include discussions of your current project, a challenge you are facing in your current project, or topics related to the development of software for academic research that you wish to discuss with conference attendees. Proposals for both Long-form Talks...