A presentation of current and future functionality of B2SHARE & B2DROP, together with some real life use cases and an open discussion about the benefits of using EUDAT for publication, sharing and collaboration.

Thursday 25th September 2014

09.00 - 09.20

Introduction and presentation of B2SHARE: EUDAT's Store and Share Service, its present functionality and planned future

by Carl Johan Håkansson, PDC Centre of High Performance Computing at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Carl Johan Håkansson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and had more than a decades experience as an IT-consultant and software developer before joining the HPC world in 2012, when he started working at the PDC Centre for High Performance Computing at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm with data storage and data management solutions for scientific computing. He has been working with the EUDAT project for about a year and is currently the Product Manager for B2SHARE.

09.20 - 09.35

B2DROP: EUDAT’s Sync & Share Service

by Benedikt von St. Vieth, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich Supercomputing Centre

Benedikt von St. Vieth received his Bachelor of Science in Scientific Programming from the FH Aachen University of Applied Science in 2010. In 2011 he joined the Juelich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), division Federated Systems and Data. He is operating different middlewares such as OpenStack, UNICORE and iRODS and takes part in their development and/or adaptation. At the same time he is involved in the infrastructure projects Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure (Clarin), Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) and European Data Infrastructure (EUDAT) where the implementation and operation of services is required. His interest fields are virtualization, cloud computing and software defined infrastructure.

09.35 - 09.55

BBMRI-ERIC as EUDAT user community

by Roxana Merino Martinez, Karolinska Institute, BBMRI.se project leader

Roxana Merino Martinez works at Karolinska Institute as BBMRI.se project leader. She has been active in the field of biobanking since 2008. At present, she takes part in several projects in Sweden and Europe such as the BiobankCloud, RD-Connect and BioMedBridges. Her research background is informatics (focused on computing graphics and artificial intelligence) and bioinformatics (focused mainly on the management and analysis of high throughput experiment data).

09.55 - 10.15

Building a semantic repository using B2SHARE

by Herbert Schentz, Semantic Analyst, Ecosystem Research & Environmental Information Management, Environment Agency Austria (EAA), Wien.

Herbert Schentz started with IT-work in the early 70ies, programming FORTRAN for the evaluation of geological measurements. Within the Umweltbundesamt GmbH he has been working as business analyst since 1986, becoming responsible for the data management system for the Austrian part of the UN ECE project Integrated Monitoring in 1992. This work resulted in the ontology driven information system MORIS 1, and a first ontology for Integrated Monitoring data, called CERIS. Herbert Schentz was member of the core group of the IT- Work package of ALTERNet, where amongst other tasks, he contributed to the establishment of an Ontology, which has been used for semantic data integration. As a member of the WP3 and WP4 of the e-content plus project GSSoil, he has been responsible for the establishment of a multilingual soil specific thesaurus which had to integrate a lot of existing controlled vocabulary (GEMET and Soil Vocabulary) and reference lists. As a member of Action 1 of EnvEurope, (LIFE08 ENV/IT/00399), and of WP3 of ExpeER he is responsible for the establishment of the Thesaurus EnvThes (http://vocabs.lter-europe.net/EnvThes3.html) and a proof of concept architecture integrating this thesaurus, a small ontology and data from the project, based on linked data technology. Herbert Schentz takes part in the development of the ENVRI reference model and in the EUDAT LTER use case “Semantic Annotation”.

10.15 - 10.30 Questions and discussion


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