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DATE & TIME: TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER – 14:00 - 16:00
14:00 - 14:10    Welcome & Introduction, Morris Riedel, Juelich Supercomputing Centre in Germany, University of Iceland
Dr. - Ing. Morris Riedel is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. He received his PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and started the work in parallel and distributed systems in the field of scientific visualization and computational steering of e-science applications on large-scale HPC resources. He is also the deputy division leader of the division “Federated Systems and Data” of the Juelich Supercomputing Centre in Germany. At this institute, he is also the head of a specific scientific research group focussed on “Interoperability and Applications”. Lectures given in universities such as the University of Applied Sciences of Cologne and University of Technology Aachen (RWTH Aachen) include ‘Handling of large datasets’ and ‘Scientific and Grid computing’. His current research focusses on 'high productivity processing of big data' in the context of scientific computing applications.
14:10 – 14:30    Federating User Identities in the EUDAT File manager Today and Tomorrow, Rion Dooley, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Rion Dooley is a research associate at the Texas Advanced Computing where he leads the Web and Cloud Services group. He earned his Ph.D. in CS from LSU in 2004 with the support of a Board of Regents Fellowship. He worked at LSU's Center of Computation and Technology for 2 years before moving to UT. Past projects include the development of science gateways such as GridChem, the TeraGrid mobile user portal, and the XSEDE user portal. Rion is currently the lead architect of the Agave API, and co-PI of the Distributed Web Security for Science Gateways project. He is also a senior participant in the Science Gateway Institute planning project. Rion's primary research interests include distributed systems, cloud infrastructure, and data management.
14:30 – 14:35    Q&A
14:35 - 14:55    eduGAIN: making the infrastructure work for users Nicole Harris, Project Development Officer, TERENA

Nicole Harris joined TERENA in March 2013 as one of the Project Development Officers to support TERENA's Task Forces and contribute to technical projects.  She works primarily in the security and middleware areas.  Nicole is responsible for TF-CSIRT, TERENA's forum for Computer Security Incident Response Teams, and it associated service Trusted Introducer. Nicole has been involved in REFEDS as joint coordinator with Licia Florio since 2010.  REFEDS (Research and Education FEDerations) is the voice that articulates the mutual needs of research and education identity federations worldwide, and provides a range of working groups, advisories and services to enhance interaction and interoperability between identity federations, including working with services such as eduGAIN on interfederation.  She will also be providing support to the TERENA Certificate Service, which is a natural complement to both REFEDS and TF-CSIRT.
14:55 – 15:00    Q&A
15:00 - 15:20    Bottom-up community solution with EDUGain and REMS, Mikael Linden, CSC-IT Center for Science
15:20 – 15:25    Q&A
15:25 - 15:45    Federated Identity Management for Research Collaborations, Bob Jones - Head of CERN openlab

Bob Jones is the Head of CERN openlab, as well as a member of the IT department head office with responsibilities in EC co-funded projects. Following a B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science from Staffordshire University, Bob joined CERN in 1986 as a software developer with the information technology department providing support for the physics experiments running on the Large Electron Positron (LEP) particle accelerator. He completed his PhD thesis in Computer Science at Sunderland University while working at CERN. He has been involved in several research projects for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) accelerator and has contributed to online software system for the ATLAS experiment ( at the LHC. Before joining openlab, Bob was a leader of the European Commission funded series of EGEE (Enabling Grids for EsciencE projects that helped develop the world-wide grid system that is used to process LHC data. Bob is the coordinator for the Helix Nebula EC project (
15:45 – 15:50    Q&A
15:50 – 16:00 Session Conclusions, Morris Riedel,  Juelich Supercomputing Centre in Germany, University of Iceland

DATE & TIME: TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER – 16:30 – 18:30
EUDAT recently showcased at the ISC’13 conference in Leipzig, Germany. While the conference primarily focused on supercomputing, visitors at the booth demonstrated significant interest in EUDAT services, in particular in relation to EUDAT’s open access Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI). We were asked basic questions such as “What is the added value of EUDAT versus services like Google Drive and Dropbox?”, “Is EUDAT a business, and, if so, what is the business model behind it?”, and even “Does EUDAT plan to deliver any analytics services to explore and exploit the data it is hosting?”.
These questions naturally lead to debates on the sustainability of e-infrastructures and the largely unexplored role of industry, which is a common challenge in this area. Indeed, given the complex but federating nature of EUDAT and its potential impact on society, it is crucial for EUDAT to involve industrial partners at an early enough stage in the project development. This is vital for fostering the adoption and uptake of the EUDAT services, and also for devising an appropriate economical model for sustaining the e-infrastructure in the longer term. EUDAT was born in an ecosystem of infrastructure operators and service providers at regional, European and international levels. While developing and delivering an innovative product/service, EUDAT is also integrating its services with the portfolios of other existing e-infrastructures so as to offer custom-tailored services to targeted user communities. It is therefore important that e-infrastructure and service providers understand, and ultimately contribute, to the sustainable strategy of EUDAT. To bring this about, EUDAT has started to interact with actors from different sectors, including service providers in Cloud and HPC computing, system integrators and independent software vendors in Big Data and data analytics.
With the objective of making further progress on these key issues, EUDAT has organized two industry sessions at the 2nd annual conference.
• The first industry session took place on October 28th from 9am to 1pm and included contributions from major actors in the Cloud computing and Big Data areas, collocating with the CUMULONIMBO project final workshop.  
• During this session, the hot topic of Public-Private Partnerships will be addressed with input from the pioneering HELIX NEBULA initiative.
This session addresses a range of important industry-related issues, from simple questions like “What can EUDAT offer in terms of products and services to industry?” to more elaborate considerations such as “What role should industry take in supporting/benefitting from EUDAT?”, “What commitments will various industries make?”, and “Will EUDAT consider the secondary use of data as a possible business model?”. These topics will be discussed openly by a panel of industrial representatives, together with the audience.
With recent international discussions on data protection and liabilities, EUDAT clearly has a role to play as the European Collaborative Data Infrastructure, supporting not only European researchers and citizens, but also the growing Big Data industry. Thus, if you want to know more and contribute to this ongoing debate, come and attend the industry sessions.
(1) Public-Private Partnerships & e-Infrastructures - Chairman Bob Jones / CERN
    EUDAT - Morris Riedel, Juelich Supercomputing Centre in Germany, University of Iceland
    HELIX NEBULA - Bob Jones, CERN

2) Open Discussion on PPP - Chairman Raphael Ritz / RZG
Presentations & Discussions
  • Monica Marinucci / ORACLE
  • Maryline Lengert / ESA
  • Jurry De La Mar / T-Systems
  • Pawel Kamocki / IDS Mannheim


09:00 - 09:05 :   Welcome & Session Introduction, Morris Riedel, JUELICH
09:05 - 09:10    Q&A
09:10 - 09:30    EPIC services, an overview - Ulrich Schwardmann, GWDG, head of the data management group

Ulrich Schwardmann studied mathematics and informatics and made his PhD in mathematics in 1987. Afterwards he became employee at GWDG with main activities in parallel and scientific computing and optimization. In 2007 he started to set up a persistent identification service for the Max-Planck-Society at GWDG as a mayor building block for the data management activities of GWDG, that he is leading since then.
09:30 - 09:35    Q&A
09:35 - 09:45    DataCite – global infrastructure for making data citable based on the DOI system - Jan Brase - Executive officer DataCite
Jan Brase has a degree in Mathematics and a PhD in computer science from the University of Hannover. He was head of the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) registration agency of the German National Library of Science and Technology and has been Executive Director of DataCite since its founding in 2009. He is vice president of the International Council of Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI), co-chair of the International DOI Foundation (IDF) and a co- chair of the CODATA-ICSTI (Committee on Data for Science and Technology/International Council on Scientific and Technical Information) Task Group on Data Citation.
09:45 - 10:00 Handle System Evolution and Governance, Larry Lannom, Director of Information Services, Vice President at the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)
Larry Lannom is Director of Information Services and Vice President at the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), where he works with organizations in both the public and private sectors to develop experimental and pilot applications of advanced networking and information management technologies. His current work is focused on CNRI's Digital Object Architecture, which is based on the concept of the digital object, a uniform approach to representing digital information across computing and application environments, both now and into the future. He is responsible for the development and ongoing evolution of a series of infrastructure components needed to implement the architecture. This includes a high performance resolution system, known as the Handle System that maps identifiers into current state information about the digital objects being identified, repositories for storing digital objects and from which they may be accessed, and metadata registries for managing collections of digital objects across one or more repositories.
10:00 - 10:20   Exploring Persistent Identifiers for Open Time Series, Robert Huber, MARUM
Dr. Robert Huber, Geologist and Information Specialist holding a PhD in Marine Geology. He worked several years as information system architect for the aerospace industry and the renewable energy industry. Since 2002 he is employed at the Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) at the University Bremen and responsible for projects in scientific data management and IT development especially in the fields of marine observatory networks at the PANGAEA working group. He was/is leading the data management work package for ESONET, FiXO3 and COOPEUS and was/is involved in the related EU projects EMSO, HYPOX, SIOS and ENVRI.
10:20 - 10:25    Q&A
10:25 - 10:30    Session Conclusions, Morris Riedel, JUELICH