IVOA - OGF Astro-RG Work Shop @ OGF20 - 9th May 2007

Workshop Title

Astronomy @ OGF: Standards and Adoption in Real Systems

@ OGF 20 Wed 9th May 2007, Manchester, UK

Early registration closes 16 March 2007 - see http://www.ogf.org/OGF20/events_regstrtn_ogf20.php

Agenda and Talks

Note: the talks are available linked from the OGF 20 sechudule page at http://www.ogf.org/gf/event_schedule/?event_id=7

Date/Time What Who Talk
Session 1
Requirements for Astronomy: the Domain Perspective
10:30 Welcome and Workshop Goals Harry Enke  
10:40 Science drivers for a Virtual Observatory Nic Walton  
11.00 The Security Challenge David Chadwick  
Astronomy Case Studies
11.20 AstroGrid: The UK's VO System Keith Noddle  
11.40 Networks of Robotic Telescopes Iain Steele  
12.00 AstroGrid-D (The German Astronomy Community Grid (GACG)) Thomas Roblitz  
12.15 LOFAR Hanno Holties  
12.30-14.00 LUNCH
Session 2
Grid Interoperability - Standards in Use
Astronomical Workflows
14.00 Taverna - from Biology to Astronomy Katy Wolstencroft (OMII)  
14.15 PlanckGrid and EGEE Giuliano Taffoni  
Application and Data Interfaces
14.30 AstroRuntime - VO Service Interface flash Noel Winstanley  
14.45 Stellaris Mikael Hogqvist  
15.00 Astrophysics and Grid Computing Gabriele Allen  
15.15 GridSphere - Cactus Thomas Radke  
15.30-16.00 COFFEE
Session 3
Operational Virtual Observatory and Grid Services
16:00 Pervasive Grids for the Astronomy Domain: the view from GIN-CG Erwin Laure  
16.20 IAA for the VO Guy Rixon  
16.35 Kepler - workflows for the NVO Ilkay Altintas  
16.50 VO Services on NaREGI Masatoshi Ohishi  
17.05 CosmoGrid B Coghlan  
17.20 The challenge of large simulations: utilising GRAPE Rainer Spurzem  
17.30-18.00 COFFEE
Session 4
Astronomy Systems in Use
18.00 AstroGrid NicholasWalton
18.15 Simulating Proto-Clusters utilising the Austrian Grid Michaela Lechner
Workshop Summary and Next Steps: Discussion
18.30 Panel led by Geoffrey Fox and NicholasWalton to include OGF Group Chairs, discussion to focus on bridging domain specific and generic infrastructure requirements  
19.30 Close

Information for speakers

The workshop will take place in the 'Charter Suite 1'

All speakers are requested to set up their presentations in the break before they will be speaking.

Talks should preferably be in Open Office, Powerpoint, PDF format. There will be wireless internet connectivity available at the OGF.

Workshop organizer names and affiliations

The workshop is jointly organised by AstroGrid and Astro-RG OGF group, and the German AstroGrid-D project.

On behalf of AstroGrid and OGF-Astro-RG

  • Nicholas A Walton, IoA, Univ of Cambridge, UK (Co-Chair Astro-RG)
  • Neil Chue Hong, EPCC, Scotland (Co-Chair BYTEIO-WG)
  • Dave Chadwick, Kent, UK (Co-Chair OGSA-AUTHZ-WG)
  • Arun Jagatheesan, SDSC, San Diego, USA (Co-Chair GFS-WG)
  • Erwin Laure, CERN (Co-Chair GIN-CG)
  • Reagan Moore, SDSC, San Diego, USA (Co-Chair PE-RG)
  • Steven Newhouse, OMII, Southampton, UK (Co-Chair OGSA-BES-WG)
  • Mastoshi Ohishi, NAOJ, Tokyo, Japan (Co-Chair Astro-RG)
  • Guy Rixon, IoA, Univ of Cambridge, UK (Chair IVOA Grid-Web Services WG)
  • David Wallom, Oxford, UK (Co-Chair PGS-RG)

Sponsoring Groups:

  • Astronomy Applications Astro-RG
  • Preservation Environments PE-RG
  • Production Grid Services Research Group PGS-RG
  • Grid Interoperability Now Community Group GIN-CG

On behalf of AstroGrid-D (The German Astronomy Community Grid (GACG))

  • Harry Enke, AIP, Potsdam, Germany
  • Thomas Roeblitz, Zuse Institute, Berlin, Germany

Scope and Content

Building upon the first joint International Virtual Astronomy Alliance (IVOA - see http://www.ivoa.net)/ Global Grid Forum (GGF) workshop which was held May 2006 at GGF17 in Tokyo, this workshop will critically assess how Virtual Observatory services in Astronomy are interfacing with, and deployed upon, distributed computing infrastructures on a number of scales, ranging from large scale grids such as TeraGrid, to smaller scale Campus Grids, and locally provided astronomy specific compute infrastructure.

The OGF Astronomy Applications Research Group has analysed key focus areas where utilisation of OGF provided standards are important to the successful deployment of applications and services for the astronomy domain.

This workshop brings together technical and operational leaders and experts from the astronomy domain, and those developing the key standards (e.g. in data, applications, security) such that experience of use in practise can reconciled with developments in those standard areas. The feedback from this exemplar science domain will highlight the opportunities and difficulties presented by take up of OGF standard compliant implementations.

Additionally, this workshop brings together early adopters of Grid technology from astronomic science and prospective users of the community to let them exchange the state of the art in scientific Grid Computing and discuss requirements of Grid middleware for future astronomic scenarios such as the integration of robotic telescopes.

-- NicholasWalton - 21 Apr 2007

Topic revision: r12 - 2007-06-03 - JohnTaylor
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