|Title||e-Science Workshop : Exploring e-Science|
|Chair||Dr. Lee Hing-Yan (National Grid Office, Singapore)
Dr. Piyawut Schichaikul (National Electronics & Computer Technology Center, Thailand)
V. Balaji (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, USA)
Dr. Jane Hunter (University of Queensland, Australia)
Jon Lau (National Grid Office, Singapore)
|Objective||Sessions for e-Science WG members to present or demonstrate their e-Science projects in their respective countries.|
|Target Audience||Researcher, Users, Engineers, & all interested in e-Science activities|
|Expected No. of Participants||50|
|Session Chair & Speakers||Session 1 - Singapore e-Science Applications
11:00-11:30 Updates and Digital Rendering efforts (National Grid Office)
Abstract: At the last APAN meeting, NGO described its efforts undertaken for the industry and specifically the Digital Media community. In this talk, NGO will explain in detail its aims, and how it has helped a handful of DM companies with their rendering efforts. We will also show a simple demonstration on how the rendering grid has been used.
11:30-11:50 Biomedical e-Science in Singapore: Lessons from SINGAREN 1998 to BioGrid 2006 (Tan Tin Wee, National University of Singapore)
Abstract: In 1997, SINGAREN was the first network outside North America to connect to STARTAP to pursue brave new frontiers of e-Science. Since 1998, and as part of the SC'2003 award-winning team of the most geographically distributed HPC project on molecular phylogenetics with Indiana University and others throughout the world, we have shown the utility of e-Science. From 1999-2001, we solved 3D biomolecular structures by synchrotron Xray crystallographic analysis in Stanford by remote access from Singapore. By 2001-2003, we had started the concept of BioWorldWideWorkflow. By 2005-2006, Genome Insitute's AeroMetagenomics project and others used a distributed PCGrid called TCG@NUS (TeraCampusGrid) for bio-applications such as BLAST, Modeller, Autodock, HMM. Since 2005, we have explored e-BioManufacturing including integrated manufacturing systems of the entire value chain from genome sequencing to workflow pipelining, to supply-chain management of the raw materials that go into e-design of diagnostics, therapeutics and immunoprophylactics using the underlying grid computing infrastructure.
11:50-12:10 DS-Grid: Large Scale Distributed Simulation on the Grid (Stephen John Turner, Nanyang Technological University)
Abstract: The development of many complex simulation applications requires collaborative effort from researchers with different domain knowledge and expertise, possibly at different locations. These simulation systems often require huge computing resources and data sets that may be geographically distributed. The emergence of Grid technologies provides exciting new opportunities for large scale distributed simulation. This talk presents “DS-Grid: Large Scale Distributed Simulation on the Grid”, a collaboration between the Midlands e-Science Centre (MeSC) at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK, and the Parallel & Distributed Computing Centre (PDCC) at the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The vision of the project is a “Grid plug-and-play distributed simulation system”, a distributed collaborative simulation environment where researchers with different domain knowledge and expertise, at different locations, develop, modify, assemble and execute distributed simulation components over the Grid.
12:10-12:30 Grid-Powered Scientific & Engineering Applications (Terence Hung, Institute for High Performance Computing)
Abstract: Grid computing has taken off prominently especially in the international scientific research and engineering communities. IHPC is spearheading the adoption of Grid computing within the local communities. In this talk, we will highlight some issues to be addressed by Grid computing. This is followed by IHPC’s activities on Grid middleware development. Finally, we will describe some real life applications Grid-enabled by IHPC and our experience in constructing a Grid environment to support these applications.
Session 2 - Update on e-Science Applications
14:00-14:30 SEAGF – Presentation on Interactive Digital Media and Access Grid projects *
Abstract: The SEAGF was started to encourage countries in South-East Asia to collaborate on Grid related matters. As part of this initiative, the Interactive Digital Media and the Access Grid Focus Groups have started on their projects. Thailand, which is providing the server for this rendering grid, will show a demo on this system.
14:30-14:50 e-Science Applications in Thailand (Panjai Tantatsanawong, UniNet, Thailand)
Abstract: The use of high performance computer system, internet, and grid middleware technology has changed the way modern scientific researches are being conducted. This new e-science gains more attention in Thailand recently. This presentation intended to provide the information about some e-science efforts in Thailand such as the founding of national effort in grid computing, the application area that various research groups are pursuing, and the direction and trends in general. It has been found that the infrastructure in Thailand has been improved rapidly from various government efforts. Therefore, more effort will be spent on stimulating a broader adoption of e-science practice in both academics and industry in the future.
14:50-15:10 e-Science and synergy with Grid Computing in Malaysia: An Overview (Luke Jingyuan, MIMOS)*
Abstract: The Malaysia Research and Education Network was launched in March 2005 and in the same year the National Technology Roadmap for Grid Computing exercise was started and drafted. One similar agenda in both of these activities is the focus on applications and more specifically E-Research and/or E-Science. In this presentation, the speaker will provide an overview of some of the activities that are becoming the focus of both MYREN and the National Grid Computing Testbed.
15:10-15:30 Development of e-Science Application in Taiwan (H.Y. Chen & William Ueng, ASCC)
Abstract: We have witnessed the unprecedented progress of Infocomm Technology in the past fifteen years where the exponential growth of computing power, storage capacity and network connectivity will provide the push forces to drive the Next Generation e-Infrastructure. Nevertheless, the pull force in the global scale is required in order to consolidate push forces to achieve the goal. The World-wide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG), Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE) and Open Science Grid (OSG) together constitute the most promising pull forces for such an endeavor for its unseen scale and collaborative experiences. The effort will continue to extend applications beyond HEP to Bio and Medical Computing, Atmospheric Science, Seismology and Digital Archives, etc. The regional collaborative structure is also forming in concert with the global WLCG, EGEE and OSG collaborations.
Session 3 Update on e-Science Applications
16:00-16:30 Progress with eResearch in Australia (Paul Davis, GrangeNet)
Abstract: At the last APAN meeting I presented the rationale and framework that that Australia had adopted to change the research method used in Australia to one aligned with global eResearch methods. Now I report of the rapid and extensive progress made in implementing the Australian eResearch Coordinating Committee’s recommendations and, in particular, the progress made in the State of Victoria with the VeRSI (Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative). I will illustrate the VeRSI project with details of activities in the Life Sciences planned as use-cases and exemplars.
16:30-17:00 Korea-The Grid Pilot Service Project: The Grid and IT's Applications (JoonEun Ahn, KISTI)*
Abstract: During the last several years, the Grid technology had focused on the science application field like BT, NT and ST, but recently is extended to IT area and is used in various fields by integrating with IT technology. This presentation introduces the Grid-based IT’s applications which are designed and developed to improve the service quality by using Grid technology. We developed Grid-based prototypes of IT applications: on-line game service, telematics navigation service and rendering service in 2005. Using Grid technology, we implemented the real-time allocation and load balancing of server. In addition, we are designing the application and service platform for Grid pilot services: on-line game service and ASP service.
17:00-17:20 GEO Grid as A Killer Application on the e-infrastructure (Satoshi Sekiguchi, AIST)*
Abstract: GEO Grid - Global Earth Observation Grid is the project to allow users to access stellite image data seamlessly. The major features are as follows: 1) Provide Remote sensing data as the base map which are taken by ASTER-PALSAR-future sensors. Also, on-demand image processing with the latest and most accurate geometric/atmospheric corrections, and analysis algorithm, 2) Provide standard web service interface to compose applications OGC service (WMS/WFS/WCS,,etc) Maintain GEON interoperability, 3) Adopt grid technology to compose applications workflow including security, portals, Data Grids for the base map, and Computing Grids for applications. At AIST the GEO Grid is taken as one of the killer application on the e-infrastructure for disaster mitigation, earth monitoring, etc.
17:20-17:40 Telemedicine over high-speed Internet: Current activities of APAN Medical Working Group (Shuji Shimizu, Kyshu University, Japan)
Abstract: Image quality is a key for telemedicine, but conventional narrowband systems failed to satisfy medical doctors due to degraded pictures during transmission. Thanks to the APAN, we have established the advanced international medical network using DVTS to fully preserve the original quality of moving images. We actively applied it for surgery, endoscopy, medical informatics, nursing and other various fields of medicine to share our skills and knowledge, working hand-in-hand with engineering people. I will introduce our activity, current problems, and future plans, to seek for even better systems and organizations.
* indicates either the full talk or a demo to be done over VTC.
|Remarks(including Special arrangements if Any)||• Speakers and interested parties may wish to participate via VTC.
The workshop may include one or more live demos requiring internet connectivity.
Last Updated 16 Jul 2006