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Registration Opens NOW! International Symposium on Grids & Clouds (ISGC) 2012, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Online Registration:

It is our great pleasure to announce that the online registration in now open for the International Symposium on Grids and Clouds (ISGC) 2012 which will be held at Academia Sinica in Taipei, from 26 February to 2 March 2012, with co-located events and workshops. The conference is hosted by the Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGC), Taipei, Taiwan. To enjoy the early bird discount rate, please register before 20 January, 2012!

“Convergence, Collaboration, Innovation” is the theme of ISGC 2012. The last decade has seen the wide-scale emergence of e-Infrastructure as a critical asset for the modern e-Scientist. The emergence of large-scale research infrastructures and instruments that has produced a torrent of electronic data is forcing a generational change in the scientific process and the mechanisms used to analyse the resulting data deluge.

ISGC 2012 will be the 10th meeting that over the last decade has tracked the convergence, collaboration and innovation of individual researchers across the Asia Pacific region to a coherent community and as a result has helped drive the growth of regional e-Science activities and its collaborations around the world. In the opening session of this year’s symposium, Dr. Robert Jones will recapitulate the journey of ISGC in the past decade. In addition, there will be current status reports on Grids and Clouds developments in Europe, the Americas, and Asia given by Dr, Steven Newhouse, Dr. Vicky White, and Dr. Simon Lin, respectively.

This year we invited 4 keynote speakers: Prof. John R. Delaney, from University of Washington, talks about “Understanding the planetary life support system: next generation science in the ocean basins”, Prof. Alexandre Bonvin, from WeNMR, gives a talk on “WeNMR: bringing Grid (and Cloud) computing to a worldwide structural biology community”, Prof. Thomas Sterling, from Indiana University, talks about “Towards an Execution Model for HPC Clouds”, and Prof. Alexander S. Szalay, from Johns Hopkins University, giving a speech on “Extreme Data-Intensive Scientific Computing”.

For more symposium information and detailed topic description, please visit the conference website

Topics of Interest

Applications and results from the Virtual Research Communities and Industry:
1. High Energy Physics
2. Biomedicine and Life Sciences
3. Earth Science, Environmental Changes and Natural Disaster Mitigation
4. Humanities and Social Sciences

Activity to enable the provisioning of a Resource Infrastructure:
5. Operation and Management
6. Middleware and Interoperability
7. Security and Networking
8. Infrastructure clouds and Virtualisation
9. Business Models and Sustainability

Technologies that provide access and exploitation of different site resources and infrastructures:
10. Data Management
11. Distributed Volunteer and Desktop Grid Computing
12. High Throughput Computing
13. High Performance, Manycore and GPU Computing


Ms. Catherine Wang, Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre


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