Pervasive Technology Institute Newsletter
May 2016
Current and archive issues:
The HathiTrust Research Center: Exploring the Full-Text Frontier

The work of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), led by Indiana University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has enabled a contextualized usage of the metadata plus the full text of the entire corpus—an approach described by many in the digital humanities as distant reading. The HTRC is pooling resources that operate above any one campus, in order to create a shared service that can be used by all.

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Poster, vis, and demo abstracts, early registration due 5/20: GCC16 at IU

If you work in data-intensive biomedical research, there is no better place than the Galaxy Community Conference 2016 (GCC16) to present your work and to learn from others. The conference will include keynotes, oral presentations, poster sessions, birds-of-a-feather meetups, exhibitors, and plenty of networking opportunities. There will also be three days of pre-conference activities, including hackathons and training.

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Abstracts due 5/15: Virtual Symposium on Computational Science and Engineering

PTI’s Sudhakar Pamidighantam invites you to submit an abstract by May 15, 2016 for this virtual symposium. All topics related to computational science and engineering will be considered – particularly aspects of large-scale simulation, data analysis, and high performance computing.

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XSEDE16 Student Program and Scientific Visualization Showcase

Undergraduate and graduate students who are working on research projects that use XSEDE resources, campus-level resources or other cyberinfrastructure are invited to submit technical papers and posters. A limited number of student travel grants may be available for XSEDE16. Volunteers are encouraged to apply. Vis Showcase abstracts are due May 13.

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Broadening Participation in Visualization Workshop August 3-4

The need for persons knowledgeable of the visualization process is becoming more crucial as data continues to grow in volume, variety, and velocity. The workshop will include presentations on a variety of visualization topics, plenary speakers from academia, industry and research in the visualization field.

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Data to Insight Center seeks postdoctoral fellow for R&D in secure big data systems

The postdoc will be responsible for leading efforts, taking research prototypes to production, and mentoring graduate student work within the context of a recent grant that funds advancements to the secure data commons of the HathiTrust Research Center.

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Learning Opportunities
Ready, Set, Robots! Jr. High and High School Summer Camp

Learn computer programming in a fun environment using Lego® Mindstorms®. IU’s IT pros lead these sessions aimed toward advancing teens’ propensity to go into a science or technology career. Register here

June 16-17, 2016 (beginner camp)
July 14-15, 2016 (beginner camp)
August 1-2, 2016 (advanced camp)

Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Faster Work, Safer Storage (an introduction)

Wells Library, Room W144 – IU Bloomington
1pm – 5pm | Wednesday, September 21, 2016

ICTC, Room IT121 - IUPUI
1pm – 5pm | Thursday, September 22, 2016

This course, formerly called “Intro to HPC@IU,” introduces IU faculty, staff, and students to high performance computing and the resources available to them at IU. This hands-on course will cover the basics of using IU’s supercomputing systems from logging in to job creation and submission .

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Conferences and Events
8th International Workshop on Science Gateways (IWSG ’16)

The workshop aims to bring together researchers and scientists from different scientific domains, along with science gateways developers, to discuss problems and solutions in the area, to identify new issues, to shape future directions for research, foster the exchange of ideas, standards and common requirements and push towards the wider adoption of science gateways in e-Science.

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ACI-REF Virtual Residency Workshop

Are you responsible for helping researchers use cyberinfrastructure to advance the computing- and data-intensive aspects of their research? Learn how at this workshop! Full or partial participation support available to some onsite participants — apply for it!.

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XSEDE16 call for participation

The annual Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) conference, in Miami this year, is a tremendous opportunity to showcase the impact and value of XSEDE in the HPC community. XSEDE16’s theme is diversity, big data, and science at scale: Enabling the next generation of science and technology.

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SC16: November 13-18, Salt Lake City

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis returns to Salt Lake City. SC16 aims to attract new and diverse groups of HPC professionals and students to the conference with the goal of sparking new conversations, new connections and new ideas.

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2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data

Big data is transforming science, engineering, medicine, healthcare, finance, business, and ultimately our society itself. IEEE Big Data 2016 will provide a leading forum for disseminating the latest results in big data research, development, and applications.

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Events Calendar

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