Agenda

2011 Microsoft Research eScience in Action Workshop

Monday, December 5, 2011

Time 

Event 

8:00–8:30 Registration 

IEEE Conference
Details

Microsoft eScience Workshop Sessions 

9:00–10:30

IEEE workshops

Keynote

Advancing Environmental Understanding; the Role of eScience | video
Dan Fay, Microsoft Research

Location: The Pillar Hall, Norra Latin, Drottningatan 71B, 11136 Stockholm, Sweden

10:30–11:00 Coffee break  Coffee break 
11:00–12:30    Breakout Sessions  

IEEE workshops

Citizen Science on Windows Phone 7 Platform | video

Location: Room 351, Norra Latin


Chair:
Yan Xu, Microsoft Research

 

  • Citizen Science Using Windows Phone 7Yong Liu, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Listen-n-Feel: Participatory Emotion Detection Using Windows Phone 7Na Yang, Rochester University

Scientific Programming for Biologists (and Everyone Else) | video

Location: Room 353, Norra Latin
 

  • An Open Source Library for BioinformaticsSimon Mercer, Microsoft Research
  • Programming with Massive Data Sources Made Simple, Fast, and Error-FreeDon Syme, Microsoft Research
12:30–13:30 Lunch  Lunch
13:30–15:00    Breakout Sessions  

IEEE workshops

Community Capability Model for Data-Intensive Science

Location: Room 351, Norra Latin
 

Chair: Alex Wade, Microsoft Research

 

  • Community Capability Model for Data Intensive Science OverviewKenji Takeda, Microsoft Research
  • Community Capability Model (panel session)Alex Wade, Microsoft Research

VENUS-C: eScience in the Cloud | video

Location: Room 353, Norra Latin

 

  • Cloud Computing for Research—a European Perspective—Fabrizio Gagliardi, Microsoft Research
  • VENUS-C and the Generic Worker Execution EnvironmentGötz Brasche, European Microsoft Innovation Center
  • Data Management in Venus-CIlja Livenson, Kungliga Tekniska Hoegeskolan
15:00–15:30 Coffee break  Coffee break 
15:30–17:00    Breakout Sessions

IEEE workshops

Developing Communication Maturity Models for Data-Intensive Science | video

Location: Room 351, Norra Latin

 

Chair: Lee Dirks, Microsoft Research

 

  • Community Capability Model Deep Dive Interactive Discussion SessionAlex Wade
  • Summary and Next Steps for Community Capability ModelKenji Takeda, Microsoft Research

 

Cloud Computing: Real-World Experiences | video

Location: Room 353, Norra Latin

 

  • Drug Design Experiments in the CloudSimon Woodman, Newcastle University
  • Green Prefab, Civil Engineering in Cloud ComputingFurio Barzon, Collaboratorio

Panel Session – Supporting Scientific Users in the Cloud

Chair: Fabrizio Gagliardi, Microsoft Research

 

17:00–18:00

Travel break

18:00–22:00

Microsoft Research Banquet
Location: Clarion Hotel Sign, Östra Järnvägsgatan 35, Stockholm

Presentation of Jim Gray Award 

Keynote

Knowledge Ecosystems: Data-Intensive Science is More Than Speeds and Feeds | video
Mark Abbott, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Time 

Event 

8:00–17:00  Registration 

9:00–9:30

Opening of IEEE International eScience Conference

9:30–10:30

IEEE e-Science Conference Keynote 1 

 

IEEE Conference
Details

Microsoft eScience Workshop Sessions 

10:30–11:00 Coffee break  Coffee break 
11:00–12:30    Breakout Sessions   

IEEE paper sessions
and workshops

Digital Humanities 1 | video

Location: Room 351, Norra Latin
 

Chair: Donald Brinkman, Microsoft Research

 

  • Big Archaeology: Creation, Integration, Analysis, and Dissemination of Archaeological DataGraeme Earl, University of Southampton

  • The Archive Without WallsJeffrey Schnapp, Harvard University

Semantics in Action with Data Enrichment

Location: Room 353, Norra Latin
 

Chair: Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft Research

 

  • Machines are Users Too: Towards Computational Research ObjectsDavid De Roure, University of Oxford
  • Publishing Open Government (Linked) Data in BrazilKarin Breitman, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
  • F# 3.0 Type Providers – How a Simple Change to Programming Languages Can Open the Floodgates to the Semantic WebDon Syme, Microsoft Research
12:30–13:30 Lunch  Lunch
13:30–15:00    Breakout Sessions  

IEEE paper sessions
and workshops

Digital Humanities 2 | video

Location: Room 351, Norra Latin
 

Chair: Donald Brinkman, Microsoft Research

 

  • TextGrid – An Architecture to Store, Access and Manage Diverse Humanities DataAndreas Witt, Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Zentrale Forschung

  • Large-Scale Music Analysis in the Key of E-ScienceStephen Downie, University of Illinois – Urbana, Champaign

Semantics in Action via Services and Policies | video

Location: Room 353, Norra Latin

 

Chair: Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft Research 

 

  • Supporting the Virtual Physiological Human with Semantics and ServicesCarlos Pedrinaci, Open University
  • Provenance in the Semantic WebSteffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • Making the Semantic Web Easier to Use for eScience ApplicationsTim Finin, University of Maryland
15:00–15:30 Coffee break  Coffee break 
15:30–17:00   

Software for Science | video

Location: Room 351, Norra Latin

 

Chair: Yan Xu, Microsoft Research

 

  • European Union Support for e-Science Through e-InfrastructuresKirsti Ala-Mutka, European Commission

  • Predicting Where on Earth Life Is and Will Be – SDM 2.0Greg Mclnerny, Microsoft Research, Cambridge
  • Are We Losing Science Within Software? (panel session)Kenji Takeda, Microsoft Research; Jeremy Frey, University of Southampton; Alex Szalay, Johns Hopkins University

18:00–21:00

Dinner at City Hall

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Time 

Event 

8:00–9:00 Registration 

9:00–10:00

IEEE e-Science Conference Keynote 2

10:00–10:30

Coffee break

 

IEEE Conference
Details

Microsoft eScience Workshop Sessions 

10:30–12:00   Breakout Sessions 

IEEE paper sessions
and workshops

Open Data for Open Science – An Environmental Informatics Workshop (part 1) | video 

Location: Room 351, Norra Latin

 

Chair: Yan Xu, Microsoft Research

 

  • Open Data for Open Science –Environmental Informatics at Microsoft—Yan Xu, Microsoft Research
  • PivotViewer: a Living Infographic for Your DataBryan Kraus, Microsoft
  • Data Integration in Environmental Observatory Networks—Ilya Zaslavsky, University of California, San Diego
  • Visual Analytics Challenges in Environmental Informatics: The Case of Paleoclimatology—Roberto Therón, University of Salamanca (Spain)

Is NUI "Natural" for Scientists?

Location: Room 353, Norra Latin

 

Chairs: Kenji Takeda and Stewart Tansley, Microsoft Research

Speakers: Mark Abbott, Oregon State University; Hans-Christian Jetter, Univeristy of Konstanz; Madhusudhanan Srinivasan, KAUST; Anne Trefethen, University of Oxford

 

12:00–13:00 Lunch  Lunch
13:00–14:30    Breakout Sessions

IEEE paper sessions

and workshops

Open Data for Open Science – An Environmental Informatics Workshop (part 2) | video

Location: Room 351, Norra Latin

 

Chair: Yan Xu, Microsoft Research

 

  • Using the OData protocol in eScienceChris Robinson, Microsoft
  • On the Processing of Sensing Data in eScienceAntônio Loureiro, Federal University of Minas Gerais
  • Advancing Digital Urban Informatics for Innovative Environmental and Water Resources ManagementYong Liu, University of Illinois – Urbana, Champaign
14:30–15:00 Coffee break  Coffee break 
15:00–16:00  IEEE workshops   

16:15–17:15

IEEE e-Science Conference Keynote 3

18:30–22:00

Gala dinner at Stockholm venue

 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Visit the IEEE International Conference on e-Science website for information about Thursday’s program.