As a national forum for discussion, it aims to:
- Promote shared approaches to supporting eResearch needs, across institutions and disciplines
- Highlight current and emerging research priorities and discuss how eResearch can enable Research, including by drawing on experience from other regions where similar activities are further progressed and where these initiatives might translate to meet NZ research needs
- Share work in progress and outcomes from projects and programmes employing related technologies, platforms, and approaches.
XSEDE 2013 is the National Science Foundation's national conference for supercomputing, data mangement and computational science:
XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is a National Science Foundation-supported project that brings together supercomputers, data collections, and computational tools and services to support science and engineering research and education. The annual XSEDE conference focuses on the science, education, outreach, software, and technology used by the XSEDE and other related communities worldwide.
From the website:
eResearch Australasia brings together practitioners and researchers for a stimulating week to share ideas and exemplars on new information centric research capabilities. eResearch is focused on how information and communications technologies help researchers to collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, and re-use information.
eresearch as an enabler
Ian Foster, distinguished scientist from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago, will be in New Zealand to provide the opening keynote to in Multicore World 2013. As part of his visit, he has offered to present on the challenges of data management for the research sector. Remote participation is welcome.
Victoria University of Wellington is hosting the Final Presentations of Summer for eResearch 2012/2013. Each of the students will talk about their work. The day will involve students, mentors and New Zealand's eresearch leaders discussing each of the projects' science goals, outcomes and wider implications.