This Workflows Session will focus on identifying EUDAT Services which could be useful for Workflows and Remote Execution. The first part of the session will describe current and foreseen EUDAT Services, along with a first analysis on how these B2 Services could be useful for Workflows and Data Processing. A brainstorming will take place to deeply discuss the potential services to be selected for inclusion into the EUDAT Workflows API. The second part will discuss data privacy issues with respect to the EUDAT Generic Execution Framework (GEF) and Metadata.

Thursday 25th September 2014


Session Introduction chair Reinhard Budich, IT Specialist/IT Architect, MPI für Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany

Reinhard Budich is an Oceanographer and has been working in Earth system modelling for over 25 years. He is currently responsible for Strategic IT Partnerships at MPI-M. He has held responsibility for ICT at MPI-M for over 20 years in various positions, has been the Technical Coordinator of the FP7 project IS-ENES, was running the COSMOS network as a project manager and was Director of the FP5 PRISM project. Since 2001 he has also been running the ENES office in Hamburg and is a member of the ENES board.


by Prof. Dr. Erhard Hinrichs, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany

Erhard Hinrichs is professor of Computational Linguistics and director of the Computational Linguistics research group at the University of Tübingen, Germany. His current research interests include the computational modelling of language, data analytics, workflow systems, as well as the design and implementation of virtual research environments for digital humanities research. In EUDAT, he represents the CLARIN (short for: Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure; user community. He has extensive experience in project coordination and leadership, including as the scientific coordinator of the D-SPIN and CLARIN-D projects and as member of the Board of Directors of CLARIN ERIC.

Future GEF Versions

by Emanuel Dima, Associated Researcher, Department of Linguistics, Universität Tübingen, Germany

Emanuel Dima has a M.Sc. degree in computer science from the “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi. He worked as developer on various software systems in industry and academia.

In 2010 he joined the University of Tübingen and has been active in the EUDAT project since its beginning.He worked as developer on web services for computational linguistic infrastructures, assessment of various workflow systems and digital repositories (B2SHARE, Erdo).


Protection of Data Privacy in EUDAT Workflows

by Pawel Kamocki, IDS Mannheim/Paris Descartes/WWU Münster

Pawe? Kamocki (Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, CLARIN ERIC): Legal expert with background in language science; member of the CLARIN ERIC Legal Issues Committee, PhD candidate at Paris Descartes University and at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (thesis subject: Legal issues in e-Research and e-Learning). He also works with the RDA/CODATA Interest Group on Legal Interoperability and EUDAT’s Working Group on Data Access and Re-Use (which he co-chairs). He has presented on legal issues in many fora, including eIRG, CLARIN and EUDAT, and published in peer-reviewed journals.

Discussion on data privacy issues with respect to the EUDAT Generic Execution Framework (GEF) and Metadata.

INCF use case

by Dr. Yann LeFranc, CEO and founder of e-Science Data Factory S.A.S.U, Paris, France.

Dr. Le Franc is an entrepreneur in the field of Scientific Data. He received a PhD in Neuroscience and Pharmacology (Bordeaux 2 University, France). He acquired throughout his research career a multi-disciplinary experience mixing experimental biology, mathematical modeling and computer science. Since 2009, he contributes to the activities of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility as lead developer of two neuroscience ontologies, member of the INCF Electrophysiology data sharing task force and as Coordinator of the INCF Belgian Node. After 2 years as freelance scientist in Neuroinformatics, he is now the CEO and founder of “e-Science Data Factory”, an innovative start-up company located in Paris, France. Recently, he integrated the EUDAT consortium to support the development of semantic infrastructure within the EUDAT project as chairman of the semantic web working group. He is the co-founder and co-chairman of the European Ontology Network, the first European network for semantic web and ontology experts (

Discussion on potential services to be selected for inclusion into the EUDAT Workflows API.
Update to the Workplan
Wrap-up and next actions


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