NZ eResearch Symposium 2011 Programme

PRE SYMPOSIUM Networking: Wednesday 29 June 7:30 - 9:30pm
Staff Club, University of Otago
Join us for a pre-symposium informal gathering at the historic Staff Club on campus.   

Symposium Day 1: Thursday 30 June
Castle Theatre Complex, University of Otago

8.00am – 9.00am

Registration Desk Opens

9.00am – 9.05am


9.05am – 10.30am

Session 1

10.30am – 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00am – 12.30pm

Session 2

12.30pm – 1.15pm


1.15pm – 2.45pm

Workshops (a selection of these will be offered each day, depending on demand)

2.45pm – 3.30pm

Keynote: Professor David Abramson, Monash University, Australia

e-Research: Are we there yet?

3.30pm – 4.00pm

Afternoon tea

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Keynote: Professor Ian Foster, Computation Institute, a joint institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory

6.15pm – late

Conference Dinner: Thursday 30 June 2011
6:15 pm - late
Larnach Castle

Meet at the registration desk, Castle Theatre Complex at 6:15 pm and travel by bus to the award winning Victorian castle. Larnach Castle was built from 1871, by William Larnach for his beloved wife Eliza. Be entranced by the history as you journey to this exquisite setting for an evening to remember; a true Dunedin experience. The evening includes a superb meal, refreshments, and entertainment, all in front of an open fire. The bus will return you to the University of Otago.

One ticket to the conference dinner is included in the full conference registration. Please note, student registration does not include a ticket to the conference dinner however students may purchase a ticket to attend at $80.00 each. Additional conference dinner tickets are available for purchase at $80.00 each for friends, family or colleagues.


Symposium Day 2: Friday 1 July

Venue: Castle Theatre Complex, University of Otago

8.30am – 9.00am

Registration Desk Opens

9.00am – 10.45am

Session 3

10.45am – 11.15am

Morning Tea

11.15am – 12.00pm

Keynote: Professor Ann Zimmerman, University of Michigan

What's in it for me? The social science of making eResearch work

12.00pm – 1.00pm


1.00pm – 2.15pm

Session 4

2.15pm – 3.45pm

Workshops (a selection of these will be offered each day, depending on demand)

3.45pm – 4.15pm

Afternoon tea

4.15pm – 5.00pm

Panel Discussion: "eResearch: Happening now on a campus near you" 
Mik Black, University of Otago


Howard Amos, University of Otago
Julian Carver, Framework for eResearch Adoption
Nick Jones, NZ eScience Infrasture
Phillip Lindsay, NZ Genomics Ltd
Glenn Moloney, NeCTAR, University of Melbourne
Sydney Shep, Australiasian Digital Humanities Association


5.00pm – 5.30pm

Symposium Close


Aaron Hicks, Landcare Research: Scripted batch job submission with Grisu

Aaron Hicks, Landcare Research: Mono brings .NET to Linux HPC

Sue Chard, Steve Cosgrove and Neale Catchpole, Whitireia NZ: Is it a paper weight, light dimmer, patio heater, or a high performance computing centre?

Sat Mandri, Tuakiri, New Zealand Access Federation: Tuakiri Pilot Federation Service