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Primeur weekly 2016-07-25

Special

SpiNNaker and BrainScaleS neuromorphic systems ready for non-expert use in stochastic inference computing ...

Beyond Moore's Law panelists address business maturity of new technologies, future developments, neuromorphic chip training, and memristors ...

Focus

D-Wave works with its customers Lockheed, Google and Los Alamos to design better quantum software ...

Altair's Bill Nitzberg to present PBS Pro open source license version, PBS Simulator and PBS Cloud Manager ...

Quantum computing

Russian physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers ...

RMIT researchers make leap in measuring quantum states ...

Focus on Europe

Guiding EU researchers along the last mile to Open Digital Science ...

Digital Humanities and Urban Climate proposals win NLeSC-Lorentz Workshop competition ...

European Horizon 2020 Work Programme update supports competitiveness through open science ...

6th Irish Supercomputer List shows Irish HPC capacity doubles with new no. 1 and three new TOP500-class machines ...

PRACE to look for Peer-Review Officer ...

7th International HPC Summer School took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia ...

Middleware

Inria joins the OpenMP ARB ...

Hardware

Gigabyte announces official release of production-ready Cavium ThunderX-based servers ...

The University of Tokyo selects Mellanox EDR InfiniBand to accelerate its newest supercomputer ...

Smallest hard disk to date writes information atom by atom ...

A mini-antenna for the data processing of tomorrow ...

Hangzhou C-SKY Microsystems joins EEMBC Executive Board ...

Electron spin control: Levitated nanodiamond is research gem ...

The Scripps Research Institute leverages powerful end-to-end DDN storage to help reveal secrets to new medical treatments ...

Applications

MSC Software partners with Italian Campania Region Technological Aerospace District for the development of aeronautical programmes ...

Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services and Cray offer advanced Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics services ...

Strathclyde mathematician wins prize for research into speeding up stroke diagnosis ...

Underlying molecular networks suggest new targets to combat brain cancer ...

An accelerated pipeline to open materials research ...

Rice wins interdisciplinary Big Data grant ...

Study uses text-mining to improve market intelligence on startups ...

The Cloud

The HNSciCloud Pre-Commercial Procurement tender is out: you can bid now ...

CSC and IBM expand strategic alliance with collaboration utilizing IBM Cloud for z to enable clients' move to Cloud ...

Digital Humanities and Urban Climate proposals win NLeSC-Lorentz Workshop competition

20 Jul 2016 Amsterdam - This year the Netherlands eScience Center and the Lorentz Center initiated a new competition in which researchers could win a leading-edge workshop on the application of digitally enhanced research. The workshop topic should bring together researchers from the academic scientific community with those from the public/private sector.

Because of the high quality of proposals received, the organizors have decided to have a grand opening of this new programme and start out with two winners.

The workshops will take place at Lorentz Center@Snellius, Leiden, The Netherlands. The funding of these workshops is made possible by the Netherlands eScience Center, Leiden University and several Dutch funding agencies, including NWO-divisions, FOM and STW, anticipating the benefit of the workshops to the Dutch research community.

The winners of the first competition are:

1. Visualizing Digital Humanities - Titia van der Werf, Senior Programme Officer OCLC; Prof. dr. Bettina Speckmann, Eindhoven University of Technology; Prof. dr. Arianna Betti, University of Amsterdam

Libraries provide online access to millions and millions of bibliographic records and digitized texts. Scholars in the field of Digital Humanities analyze these records and texts using computational tools. The field of Visual Analytics provides cutting-edge, interactive visual representations, allowing users to extract meaning from large datasets.

This workshop brings together experts from the fields of Geometric Algorithms, Visual Analytics, the Library Sector, and the field of Digital Humanities, in order to develop state-of-the-art visual techniques for librarians and scholars in the humanities. The team will identify and describe new areas of application for researchers working in Visual Analytics and formulate objectives and use cases that will result in visualizations satisfying the needs of librarians and humanities scholars.

2. eWUDAPT: Bringing eScience to Urban Climate Mapping and Modelling - Prof. Dr. Bert Holtslag; Dr. Gert-Jan Steeneveld; Dr. Natalie Theeuwes, Wageningen University

The world is rapidly urbanizing, requiring dedicated management to keep cities and their surroundings livable, healthy and productive. Urban morphology alters the local environment, and therefore impacts urban weather and climate. Both for long term planning of sustainable cities to be prepared for future climate change and short term urban energy demand planning, representation of the urban morphology in numerical atmospheric models is essential and critical. However, we are still hampered by data of sufficient quality.

This workshop will aim to enhance the WUDAPT - World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools - by eScience methods and stakeholder participation in finding innovative ways of digitizing and analyzing relevant information for urban weather and climate. In addition, results of the eWUDAPT effort are explored to improve urban energy demand planning in the private energy sector - like ENECO - as well as management of environmental quality.
Source: Netherlands eScience Center

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-07-25

Special

SpiNNaker and BrainScaleS neuromorphic systems ready for non-expert use in stochastic inference computing ...

Beyond Moore's Law panelists address business maturity of new technologies, future developments, neuromorphic chip training, and memristors ...

Focus

D-Wave works with its customers Lockheed, Google and Los Alamos to design better quantum software ...

Altair's Bill Nitzberg to present PBS Pro open source license version, PBS Simulator and PBS Cloud Manager ...

Quantum computing

Russian physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers ...

RMIT researchers make leap in measuring quantum states ...

Focus on Europe

Guiding EU researchers along the last mile to Open Digital Science ...

Digital Humanities and Urban Climate proposals win NLeSC-Lorentz Workshop competition ...

European Horizon 2020 Work Programme update supports competitiveness through open science ...

6th Irish Supercomputer List shows Irish HPC capacity doubles with new no. 1 and three new TOP500-class machines ...

PRACE to look for Peer-Review Officer ...

7th International HPC Summer School took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia ...

Middleware

Inria joins the OpenMP ARB ...

Hardware

Gigabyte announces official release of production-ready Cavium ThunderX-based servers ...

The University of Tokyo selects Mellanox EDR InfiniBand to accelerate its newest supercomputer ...

Smallest hard disk to date writes information atom by atom ...

A mini-antenna for the data processing of tomorrow ...

Hangzhou C-SKY Microsystems joins EEMBC Executive Board ...

Electron spin control: Levitated nanodiamond is research gem ...

The Scripps Research Institute leverages powerful end-to-end DDN storage to help reveal secrets to new medical treatments ...

Applications

MSC Software partners with Italian Campania Region Technological Aerospace District for the development of aeronautical programmes ...

Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services and Cray offer advanced Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics services ...

Strathclyde mathematician wins prize for research into speeding up stroke diagnosis ...

Underlying molecular networks suggest new targets to combat brain cancer ...

An accelerated pipeline to open materials research ...

Rice wins interdisciplinary Big Data grant ...

Study uses text-mining to improve market intelligence on startups ...

The Cloud

The HNSciCloud Pre-Commercial Procurement tender is out: you can bid now ...

CSC and IBM expand strategic alliance with collaboration utilizing IBM Cloud for z to enable clients' move to Cloud ...