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General Introduction I

When Mar 11, 2014
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Auditório de Informática
Contact Name Dr. Dirk von Suchodoletz
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Lecturer

Dr. Dirk von Suchodoletz

Content

  • Some definitions of digital preservation
  • The digital preservation problem
  • Preservation strategies
  • Standards and the reference model
  • Preservation metadata (documentation)
  • Non-technical issues
  • Stewardship, collection management, legal issues, costs

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General Introduction I (pdf)

Literature

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    preservation: an international perspective, pages 4–31, 2002
  • T. A. Yeung. Digital preservation: best practice for museums. Canadian
    Heritage Information Network, 2004
  • D. S. H. Rosenthal, T. Robertson, T. Lipkis, V. Reich, and S. Morabito.
    Requirements for digital preservation systems: A bottom-up approach.
    CoRR, abs/cs/0509018, 2005
  • R. Rosenzweig. Scarcity or abundance? preserving the past in a digital
    era. The American Historical Review, 108(3):735–762, 2003
  • N. McGovern. A digital decade: Where have we been and where are we
    going in digital preservation? RLG DigiNews, 11(1), 2007
  • K.-H. Lee and O. Slattery. The state of the art and practice in digital
    preservation. Journal of Research-National Institute of Standards and
    Technology, 107(1):93–106, 2002
  • N. Beagrie. National digital preservation initiatives. DIANE Publishing
    Company, 2003
  • S. Abrams, P. Cruse, and J. Kunze. Preservation is not a place.
    International Journal of Digital Curation, 4(1):8–21, 2009
  • D. Bearman. Reality and chimeras in the preservation of electronic
    records. D-Lib Magazine, 5(4), 1999
  • M. Burnet and B. Supnik. Preserving computing’s past: Restoration and
    simulation. Digital Technical Journal, 8(3):23–38, 1996
  • M. Jones, N. Beagrie, and DCC. Preservation management of digital
    materials: a handbook. British Library London, 2008
  • S. Styliani, L. Fotis, K. Kostas, and P. Petros. Virtual museums, a survey
    and some issues for consideration. Journal of cultural Heritage,
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General Introduction / RDM II

When Mar 11, 2014
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Auditório de Informática
Contact Name Prof. Gerhard Schneider
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Lecturer

Prof. Gerhard Schneider

Content

  • Data-driven Science
  • Digital Preservation (DP)
  • From Data to Processes: Process Management Plans
  • How to capture process & context?
  • How to enable flexible large-scale data citation?

 

Slides/Material

General Introduction/RDM II (pdf)

Literature

  • P. B. Heidorn. The emerging role of libraries in data curation and e-science.
    Journal of Library Administration, 51(7-8):662–672, 2011
  • A. J. Hey, S. Tansley, K. M. Tolle, et al. The fourth paradigm: data-intensive
    scientific discovery. 2009
  • S. Higgins. The dcc curation lifecycle model. International Journal of Digital
    Curation, 3(1):134–140, 2008
  • R. Mayer, A. Rauber, M. A. Neumann, J. Thomson, and G. Antunes.
    Preserving scientific processes from design to publication. In G.
    Buchanan, E. Rasmussen, and F. Loizides, editors, Proceedings of the
    15th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
    (TPDL 2012), Cyprus, September 23–29 2012. Springer
  • R. Rice and J. Haywood. Research data management initiatives at
    University of Edinburgh. International Journal of Digital Curation,
    6(2):232–244, 2011
  • T. O. Walters. Data curation program development in us universities: The
    Georgia Institute of Technology example. International Journal of Digital
    Curation, 4(3):83–92, 2009

Ongoing Research: EU and International Projects

When Mar 13, 2014
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Auditório de Informática
Contact Name Prof. Gerhard Schneider
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Lecturer

Prof. Gerhard Schneider

Content

  • EU Research Framework
  • ICT Projects
  • Other projects and initiatives

 

Slides/Material

Ongoing Research: EU and International Projects (pdf)

Privacy of Data in Large, Aggregated Collections

When Mar 18, 2014
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Auditório de Informática
Contact Name Dr. Klaus Rechert
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Lecturer

Dr. Klaus Rechert

Content

  • Traditional problems and strategies in archives on restricted data
  • Challenges in the digital world
  • Security issues and mitigation

 

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RDM organizational challenges

When Mar 18, 2014
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Auditório de Informática
Contact Name Prof. Gerhard Schneider
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Lecturer

Prof. Gerhard Schneider

Content

  • Cooperation of different entities within universities
  • Requirements for suitable longterm storage/service providers
  • Changes for grant application/grant providing institutions
  • Creation of data management plans

 

Slides/Material

RDM organizational challenges (pdf)

RDM Plans & Strategies

When Mar 19, 2014
from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Where Auditório de Informática
Contact Name Prof. Gerhard Schneider
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Lecturer

Prof. Gerhard Schneider

Content

  • Requirements for universities and research institutions
  • IQF, bwLFA
  • eScience strategy of BW state
  • Development of infrastructures (abstract, more concrete by S. Wesner week 3)

Slides/Material

RDM plans and strategies (pdf)

Emulation as a Service & Automation of Workflows

When Mar 21, 2014
from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Where Auditório de Informática
Contact Name Dr. Klaus Rechert
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Lecturer

Dr. Klaus Rechert

Content

  • Repetitive tasks, large amount of material to handle (long)
  • Automation in ingest, access
  • Examples of EaaS workflows
  • Automatic collection of, enrichment with knowledge, information
  • Concepts for automation in emulation workflows (old VNCplay, new Oleg stuff), outlook
  • Practical examples (actual recordings, interpretation), experiments

 

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Hands on: preservation of digital art

When Mar 21, 2014
from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Auditório de Informática
Contact Name Dr. Klaus Rechert
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Dr. Klaus Rechert

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From distributed simulation to cloud based research environments

When Mar 24, 2014
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Auditório de Informática
Contact Name Prof. Stefan Wesner
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Prof. Stefan Wesner

Content


Research environments are very often of distributed nature. Either driven by limitation of physical resource such as the available compute capacity as done in Metacomputing in the early 90s, by sharing and integrating different resources across organizational boundaries as done in Grid computing and its Virtual Organisation model up to complex eScience environments, nowadays based on Cloud Storage and compute resources to support complex workflows and interaction between researchers.

In this talk the history and development of distributed research environments will be covered and its different models and implications on how data is produced, shared and maintained are covered as well as how the organizational structures in such distributed environments have emerged over the years. Furthermore using the example of the research network BelWü in the region of Baden-Württemberg the implications on the supporting IT infrastructure and the network structure in order to drive this development are presented.

 

Slides/Material

Cloud based research environments (pdf)

Data preservation challenges in distributed environments

When Mar 24, 2014
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Auditório de Informática
Contact Name Prof. Stefan Wesner / Dr. Bruno Schulze
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Lecturer

Prof. Stefan Wesner

Content

This course is based on the previous talk and covers the additional challenges created by cross organizational collaboration in terms of data access, provenance and lifetime support for produced information. The talk will focus on three examples namely (1) “Big Simulation Research Project” and the specific challenges of a research collaboration of several research groups that work together for a limited time and typically produce a very large amount of data, (2) “Virtual Laboratory”, based on a former European Research Project VIROLAB a collaboration in the field of medical data, simulation and analytics is used to explain in particular the challenges that emerge with data with specific data confidentiality and regulatory constraints. As third example a university research group that is using local and remote research infrastructure as part of their research and education activities is used as an example for a continuous activity in contrast to the more project and time limited nature of the previous two use cases.

 

Slides/Material

Data preservation in distributed environments (pdf)

Having fun with the procurement of a large scale computing system

When Mar 27, 2014
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Auditório de Informática
Contact Name Prof. Stefan Wesner
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Lecturer

Prof. Stefan Wesner

Content

In this talk the principles of organizing a dialogue based procurement of a large scale computing system are discussed. The talk is structured to start first using the example of the Regional Cluster System for the Theoretical Chemistry community in Ulm and its requirements, discuss the preparation activities of technology review (introducing also the different technological options), requirements analysis and benchmark definition as basis for the procurement. A (very) short view on European Procurement Procedures and how different solutions can be compared and a decision can be prepared. The talk is concluded with the architecture of the Ulm Cluster System currently in contract negotiations and a comparison of the system with others in Stuttgart at the national supercomputing centre optimized for highly scalable applications and the general purpose cluster system for basic services.

 

Slides/Material

Procurement of large scale computing system (pdf)

Wrapping Up, Conclusion, Outlook

When Mar 28, 2014
from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Where Auditório de Informática
Contact Name Prof. Stefan Wesner / Dr. Dirk von Suchodoletz / Dr. Bruno Schulze
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Lecturer

Prof. Stefan Wesner
Dr. Dirk von Suchodoletz
Dr. Bruno Schulze

Content

  • State of the art up to now
    • Existing projects and concepts
  • Open research questions
  • Future research and challenges
    • Security, privacy
    • Longterm availability of knowledge
    • Design of future systems and software

 

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