Centre staff present on two topics at 12th IEEE International conference on e-Science

Centre staff present on two topics at 12th IEEE International conference on e-Science

Centre staff presented on two topics at the IEEE International Conference on e-Science in Baltimore from 23-26 October. The objective of the eScience Conference is to promote and encourage all aspects of eScience and its associated technologies, applications, and tools.

The Oxford e-Research Centre grew out a network of eScience centres set up 10 years ago by the UK eScience programme, and now sits within Oxford University's Mathmatical, Physical and Life Sciences Division. Read more about the Centre's history. As an interdisciplinary department developing and applying innovative computational and information technology in both academic and industrial applications, the Centre is well placed to contribute to the conference's objectives of transdisciplinary collaboration and sharing of best practice.

Peter Uhe, who works on the World Weather Attribution project, discussed utilising Amazon Web Services to provide an on demand urgent computing facility for climateprediction.net at the conference on Sunday 23 October. The Centre, led by Associate Professor and Associate Director – Innovation, David Wallom, is working with both academic and industrial partners on a number of projects to develop new and novel ICT based solutions to energy supply and climate change issues.

Climateprediction.net is a volunteer computing climate modelling project based at the University of Oxford in the Environmental Change Institute, the Oxford e-Research Centre and Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics. The paper being presented by Peter Uhe is co-authored with Professor David Wallom, CPDN Research Computing Specialist Mamun Rashid and Dr Friederike Otto of the Environmental Change Institute.

Centre Director and Professor of e-Research, David De Roure, presented the paper "Plans and Performances: Parallels in the Production of Science and Music" on Tuesday 25 October. Led by Professor De Roure, the Centre is involved in collaborative projects which cut across disciplinary and departmental boundaries to bring cutting edge digital technologies to scholarship in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

The paper is co-authored by the Centre's Research Software Developer Graham Klyne, Senior Researcher Dr Kevin Page, Technical Lead for Humanities Project John Pybus, Research Associate Dr David M. Weigl, Research Software Engineer Matthew Wilcoxson and Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship (Bodleian Libraries) Pip Willcox. It suggests that comparing and contrasting the science lab and the music studio, both increasingly data-intensive systems, can provide insights of mutual benefit. The music industry has embraced digital technology throughout the lifecycle from composition to consumption; scientific practice, and scholarly communication, are also undergoing transformation. Is the music industry more digital than science? The investigation explores the notion of the Digital Music Object, analogous to the Research Object, for rich capture, sharing and reuse of both process and content.


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