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Tutorials

Latin America Faculty Summit
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The following two optional tutorials, held the day before the main events of the Latin American Faculty Summit, were designed to support and facilitate research and innovation. Read the brief descriptions and agendas for the tutorials.

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Tools to Support e-Research – Microsoft Research and the Scholarly Information Ecosystem

Presenter

  • Oscar Naim, Research Program Manager Microsoft Research

Abstract:
Microsoft External Research strongly supports the process of research and its role in the innovation ecosystem, including developing and supporting efforts in open access, open tools, open technology, and interoperability. Microsoft External Research collaborates with universities, national libraries, publishers, and governmental organizations to help develop tools and services to evolve the scholarly information lifecycle. These projects demonstrate our ongoing work towards producing next-generation documents that increase productivity and empower authors to increase the discoverability and appropriate re-use of their work.

This workshop provides a deep view into several freely available tools from Microsoft External Research and demonstrates how they can help supplement and enhance your e-research. The hands-on component of this session helps you gain a deeper technical understanding of the available toolset, which includes the following resources:

  • Research Information Centre (RIC): An online virtual research environment for collaborative work
  • Tools for authors
    • Structured document authoring (based on the NLM-DTD)
    • Ontology integration and markup
    • Repository search integration
    • ORE resource map authoring
    • Chemistry Add-in for Word
    • Article repository submission workflow (via REST and SWORD interfaces)
  • Zentity: A research-output repository platform
  • Other related services
    • Bing Translator (web service)
    • Document/file format conversion (web service)

Agenda

Time

Description

Speaker

10:30 – 11:15

Research Information Centre (RIC): An Online Virtual Research Environment for Collaborative Work

Oscar Naim

11:15 – 12:00

Tools for Authors

Oscar Naim

12:00 – 12:15

 Coffee Break

 

12:15 – 13:00

Zentity: A Research-Output Repository Platform

Oscar Naim

13:00 – 13:30

Other Related Services

Oscar Naim

 

Health and Wellbeing Projects in Microsoft External Research

Presenters

  • Simon Mercer, Director, Health and Wellbeing, Microsoft External Research
  • Kristin Tolle, Director, Devices, Sensors and Mobility for Healthcare, Microsoft External Research
  • Oscar Naim, Research Program Manager, Microsoft External Research

Abstract
The External Research team works with the academic community to accelerate research projects through the application of cutting-edge computing technology. In this workshop, we provide an overview of the team activities in healthcare and show examples of projects that combine next-generation computing technologies, hardware and software to advance the state of the art in healthcare delivery. Specifically, we present the Microsoft Biology Foundation, an extensible library of basic functions for genomics, demonstrating how it can be used the build scientific applications and integrate with Microsoft applications, and we also describe and give demonstrations of mobile healthcare applications such as portable ultrasound, cell phone-attached microscopes, etc.

Agenda

Time

Description

Speaker

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch

 

14:30 – 15:00

An Introduction to Health and Wellbeing in
Microsoft External Research

Simon Mercer

15:00 – 16:00

Devices, Sensors, and Mobility in Healthcare

Kris Tolle

16:00 – 16:30

Break and Hands-on Devices Demo

Kris Tolle

16:30 – 17:30

Genomics on the Microsoft Platform –
the Microsoft Biology Foundation

Simon Mercer/
Oscar Naim

17:30 – 18:00

Microsoft Biology Foundation Q&A

Simon Mercer/
Oscar Naim