The American-Chinese Cyberinfrastructure and E-Science workShop (ACCESS) 2010 (http://access10.cnic.cn/) is the second of a series of workshops that aim to bring together researchers, educators, users, and practitioners in the area of cyberinfrastructure and e-Science in China and the United States of America (USA), and to foster international collaboration and cooperation in this area between the two countries. ACCESS is organized by the Computer Network Information Center (CNIC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Center of Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). CNIC is the largest and most comprehensive cyberinfrastructure and e-Science center in China while NCSA has been a world leader in advancing and supporting cyberinfrastructure, and in particular high performance computing for over 20 years in the USA.
ACCESS provides a forum for sharing cutting-edge research, education and training experiences covering all aspects of cyberinfrastructure and e-Science ranging from specific cyberinfrastructure components and capabilities to applications, industrial relations and partnerships, and user support. Such a forum focuses on exploring and developing tangible strategies and action plans for collaborative projects and strategically important cooperative agreements that will enable and greatly enhance the interoperability of global cyberinfrastructure for resolving grand science challenges through advancing e-Science and computational science. ACCESS is planned to be an annual event hosted in turn by CNIC and NCSA. The first year workshop was hosted by CNIC and took place in Beijing during September 7-9, 2009. Each ACCESS event has a topical theme, and the theme of ACCESS’09 is High Performance Computing. During ACCESS’09, NCSA and CNIC signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines future joint plans for collaboration and cooperation. The ACCESS’10 workshop will be hosted by NCSA, take place during August 10-12, 2010 in Champaign-Urbana with the theme of Data Intensive Sciences and Computing (DISC), and focus on the following tracks and topics:
- (Technology track): Data hierarchy (memory/storage) management - emerging technologies in data storage and transfer such as solid state drives
- (Technology and infrastructure tracks): Data organization and management – databases; semantic abstractions - mechanisms for managing structured and unstructured data at large-scale; on-traditional databases (column stores, scientific databases, bit-indexes, stream store, etc.); and structured files (HDF, netCDF, etc.)
- (Infrastructure and Application Tracks): Pipelines - multistage processing pipelines of large data in workflows; cloud (e.g. Hadoop); stream processing (e.g. Infosphere Streams), including one-pass algorithms
- (Infrastructure and Application Tracks): Data intensive analysis and visualization, including visualization in situ on HPC machines, and data-driven algorithms
- (Infrastructure and Application Tracks): Machine learning/statistical analyses - feature detection, semantic extraction, clustering and classification, graph analysis, etc.
- (Infrastructure Track): Curation/preservation - metadata, provenance, trust, quality; cybersecurity; coordinated management of data/metadata in distributed systems to support data discovery, use, curation, and long-term management
- (Application Track): Interfaces/applications/working systems - state-of-the-art in data-intensive applications/environments in any domain, e.g., astronomy, biology, geospatial, humanities, arts, and social sciences, etc.
Participation in the workshop is by invitation only. Travel funds are available to invited participants if needed. Invitees are required to do online registration and submit their abstracts. Each abstract may not exceed 1-page and should conform to the following formatting requirements: 1) Times New Roman font type at a size of 11 points or larger; and 2) the margins must be at least one inch on all sides. If you are interested in participating, please contact with any of the program co-chairs of the workshop.