In this issue:
- eResearch Australasia 2011;
- NZ eResearch Symposium 2011;
- Announcing the onset of funding for New Zealand’s National eScience Infrastructure (NeSI);
- ARCS Access Service Reaches 1000-User Milestone;
- AAF Presents at CCA-EDUCAUSE Australasia in April;
- Professor David Abramson of Monash University Receives the Biennial 2011 ‘CORE John Hughes Award’;
- VeRSI’s February Newsletter is now available online;
- About this newsletter.
eResearch Australasia 2011
Please mark your diary for eResearch Australasia 2011: eXtreme eResearch, November 6-10 in Melbourne at the Sebel and Citigate Albert Park. The Call for Participation will be issued in April. We hope to see you there.
Program Director, eResearch Australasia
NZ eResearch Symposium 2011
NZ eResearch Symposium 2011 will be held at The University of Otago, Dunedin on Thursday 30 June - Friday 1 July 2011. Please mark these dates in your
calendar and start making arrangements. Our NZ eResearch Symposium is a broad forum for NZ's research sector and nascent eResearch community. This is an opportunity to meet leaders of eResearch initiatives within NZ and internationally, and to hear about emerging practice, and to share experiences.
Further details including a call for contributors will be available shortly.
If you would like more information on any aspect of this conference, please contact the Conference Organiser:
Paardekooper and Associates
phone: +64 4 562 8259
fax: +64 4 562 8269
Paardekooper and Associates
Announcing the onset of funding for New Zealand’s National eScience Infrastructure (NeSI)
The New Zealand government recently announced plans to invest $27.4 million over the next four years in the National (New Zealand) eScience Infrastructure, or NeSI for short. Six partner research organisations are co-investing more than $21 million over the same period. This coordinated investment includes both high performance computers and the development and operation of ‘eScience services’, which will help New Zealand’s research community leverage the infrastructure effectively.
The computational platforms and support personnel will be distributed around New Zealand, at four institutions: the Universities of Auckland, Canterbury, and Crown research institutes NIWA and AgResearch. The University of Otago and Landcare Research are also joining in the co-investment, partnering with AgResearch and the University of Auckland respectively. Access to NeSI computing platforms and services will be prioritised to areas supporting the research priorities and Government’s Economic Growth Agenda. These range from agriculture to health, materials, biological industries, energy, environment, climate and hazards mitigation research.
Director, Centre for eResearch & School of Environment
University of Auckland, New Zealand
ARCS Access Service Reaches 1000-User Milestone
Marketing and Outreach Manager
Australian Research Collaboration Service (ARCS)
AAF Presents at CCA-EDUCAUSE Australasia in April
Catch the AAF Lightning Round on Innovative Federation Uses: Telescopes, Labs, and Clouds at CCA-EDUCAUSE Australasia, 3-6 April 2011, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre (see http://ccaeducause.caudit.edu.au).
Also, hear from our expert speakers on The Future of Identity Federations: Where Will They Add Value? Both Lightning Rounds will be held on Monday 4 April.
Register online at http://ccaeducause.caudit.edu.au/register/
AAF Change and Communication Manager
Professor David Abramson of Monash University Receives the Biennial 2011 ‘CORE John Hughes Award’
Monash University's Professor David Abramson has been awarded the 2011 ‘Computing Research and Education (CORE) John Hughes Award for Distinguished Service in the field of Computer Science' for demonstrating outstanding leadership in the Australian and New Zealand higher education sectors.
CORE is the leading professional body for university academics and researchers in computer science in Australia. CORE aims to support and advance research and teaching in information technology and informs major research institutions associated with higher education.
For more information visit Monash Memo, 11 February 2011: http://www.monash.edu.au/news/newsline/story/1752
Monash e-Research Centre
VeRSI’s February Newsletter is now available online
In this issue read about:
- VeRSI’s latest training workshop
- A range of international experts’ visits to Australia
- iVEC’s David Satterthwaite shares the secret to good communication in science.
- Brazil is showing the way with telemedicine
- eResearch Australasia 2010 wrap up
- IEEE e-Science 2010 wrap up.
More information here: https://www.versi.edu.au/news-and-publications/enewsletter/enewsletter-14
Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative
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