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Learning and Working Together: Research Software Organizations Around the World

Scott Henwood, Director of Research Software at CANARIE, recently wrote a blog post in which he provides an overview of three international organizations (in addition to their own) that are working to solve common problems relating to research software. The three organizations he discusses are the UK Software Sustainability Institute (SSI), the International Coalition on Science Gateways (ICSG), and us, the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI). Read the blog post to learn...

United States Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI) Conceptualization

The  United States Research Software Sustainability Institute ( URSSI ) is in the planning stages of a potential institute that will focus on software sustainability across all research areas. Some potential objectives for URSSI are to:   • Help research software projects grow, become sustainable, and develop a governance model • Provide developers with good practices • Track software impact and usage, which are difficult to measure and interpret • Help...

PEARC18: Science Gateway-Related Presentations

If you're going to PEARC18 (July 22-26, 2018), you'll have plenty of opportunities to engage with SGCI staff, partners, clients, and others working on science gateways. Here's a list of all science gateway-presentations to make the hunt easier for you. Please refer to the PEARC18 schedule for the most up-to-date details, including where presentations are located. We're also hosting a Hackathon in conjunction with PEARC18 for both undergraduate and graduate students, July...

CFP: 5th SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training & Education (BPHTE18)

The Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training and Education (BPHTE18) will be on Monday, November 12, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm. This workshop is being held in conjunction with SC18.   Submissions are welcome on challenges involved in developing and deploying HPC training and education and identifying new challenges and collaborative opportunities for the latest HPC platforms.  The BPHTE Workshop has been taking place since 2014 and has provided a global forum for...

FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute, July 20-Aug. 3, 2018

The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute will take place July 30-August 3, 2018 at the University of California, San Diego. FORCE11 is a week-long summer training course that incorporates coursework, seminar participation, group activities, lectures, and hands-on training. Courses are taught by leading experts in scholarly communications. Participants have the opportunity to discuss the latest trends and to gain expertise in new technologies in research flow, new forms of publication,...

Science Gateways Supporting Deep Earth Imaging

The Texas Advanced Computing Center recently published an article about how science gateways are making it possible for researchers to explore the existence of mantle plumes. Thus far, the plumes are hypothesized, mushroom-shaped upwellings of hot rock from deep in the Earth. With the help of supercomputer simulations, one team has, for the first time, detailed how plumes decelerate seismic waves and how plumes appear in seismic tomographic images of the Earth's mantle. This work could help...

The Power of Mentoring and Education: Je'aime Powell

May 21, 2018 SGCI Workforce Development Associate Director Dr. Linda Hayden and her former student Je'aime Powell—now a system administrator for the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and an Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) consultant for XSEDE—are featured in one of TACC's news stories. Powell will be helping SGCI with its first Hackathon at PEARC18 . https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/-/je-aime-powell-a-path-to-success

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 .