Scaling the Science
Event venue: Hotel Claremont, Berkeley CaliforniaCurrent opportunities in the physical and biological sciences and their technological applications require the means to fundamentally understand processes at the molecular level and to extend those processes to predict performance at larger scales. eScience is developing approaches for conducting this scaling and has been essential in addressing fundamental questions in biology and astronomy. While additional applications remain in the basic sciences, these fields have demonstrated pathways for advances in the applied environmental and social sciences where the linkages between scales and disciplines require focused contributions from the eScience community.
This “Scaling the Science” workshop provided opportunities to observe how eScience has provided scaling across various fields and to explore some of the challenges that remain for realizing the ambitions of the fourth paradigm.
Event venue: Hotel Claremont, Berkeley CaliforniaAbout the Workshop
The goal of this seventh annual cross-disciplinary workshop was to bring together scientists from diverse research disciplines to share their research and discuss how computing is transforming their work. The event also included the presentation of the third annual Jim Gray eScience Award to a researcher who has made an especially significant contribution to the field of data-intensive computing.
Primary support for the workshop was provided by Microsoft External Research, headed by Corporate Vice President Tony Hey.