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1 Mission and Activities Malcolm Atkinson & Anna Kenway SAB Directors Report 11 May 2009

2 Overview EPSRC review –Thank you & Timetable e-Science –growing importance –cycle of progress –interdependence e-Science Institute –focus –facilitation –activities –outcomes e-Science evolves Facts and Figures: – overview – themes – visitors – meetings – outreach – (finance)

3 Todays Timetable 10:00 Minutes of previous meeting and matters arising 10: :15 Directors' reports (MPA, AK) 11: :30 Long-term Visitor Application Paper D 11:30 Theme 6: Arts & Humanities report - Stuart Dunn 12:00 Theme 10: Climate change report - Andy Kerr 12: :30 Lunch 13:30 Theme 7: Flybrain report - Douglas Armstrong 14:00 Theme 8: Trust and security report - Andrew Martin 14:30 Theme 9: Provenance report - James Cheney 15:00 Discussion of theme proposal on 'Automated Experimentation' 15:15 Discussion on Future directions - Malcolm Atkinson 16: :30 Coffee break SAB engagement with the EPSRC mid-term revue of the eSI 16: :00 SAB meets with EPSRC Review Panel 17:00 Formal SAB meeting ends 17: :30 Reception in the Chapterhouse with the Review Panel, theme leaders and others

4 Intertwingling Jim Austin, University of York (chair) Jeremy Frey, University of Southampton Tom Rodden, Nottingham University Sarah Fulford, EPSRC infrastructure programme

5 EPSRC Agenda Monday 15:00–16:00Panel members arrive Dr Sarah Fulford, Prof Jim Austin, Prof Tom Rodden & Prof Jeremy Frey 16:00–16:30Private panel meeting (Dean Room) 16:30–17:00Panel meets with the SAB (ex-officio members of eSI staff withdraw) (Cramond Room) 17:00–18:30Reception with posters with SAB, UoE and eSI staff, and eSI participants including visitors, theme leaders and frequent attendees (Chapterhouse) 18:30–19:30Panel check-in to the Radisson 19:30Dinner where Panel can meet eSI research theme leaders and others involved in the eSI event Capturing e-Science Fundamentals (Raeburn Room, Old College)

6 EPSRC Agenda Tuesday Chair Prof Richard Kenway, Vice-Principal for Computational Science 09:00–09:15Welcome (Cramond Room) Prof Nigel Brown (Head of College of Science and Engineering) 09:15–09:40 eSIs mission and activities, Malcolm Atkinson & Dr Anna Kenway 09:40–10:00 Meeting with members of eSI PC (ex-officio members withdraw) 10:00–11:00 Research Theme Leaders: Presentations and discussions 10:00 Theme 3: Adoption of e-Research Technologies, Dr Alex Voss 10:10 Theme 5: Distributed Programming Abstractions Dr Shantenu Jha & Dr Jon Weissman 10:20 Theme 6: e-Science in the Arts and Humanities, Dr Stuart Dunn 10:30 Theme 7: Neuroinformatics and Grid Techniques to Build a Virtual Fly Brain, Dr Douglas Armstrong, University of Edinburgh 10:40 Theme 8: Trust and Security in Virtual Communities, Dr Andrew Martin 10:50 Theme 9: Principles of Provenance, Dr James Cheney

7 EPSRC Agenda Tuesday 11:00–11:15Coffee break (Chapterhouse) 11:15 Theme 10: Communicating the e-Science of Climate Change Dr Andrew Kerr, University of Edinburgh 11:25 Theme 11: Next Generation Sky Surveys: Astronomical Opportunities and Computational Challenges Dr Bob Mann, University of Edinburgh 11:35 Theme 12: The influence and impact of e-Research Infrastructure, Applications and Users Prof Mark Baker, University of Reading 11:45–12:00The Future e-Science Institute Prof Michael Fourman, Head of School of Informatics 12:00–12:30General discussion

8 e-Science: key enabler e-Science Systematic investigation into methods of improving research by applying advances in computation Demand increasing –more data, more models, more uses & users Enabler of strategic importance –LWEC, Ageing, Energy, Security, Digital Economy, … –needed for almost all research priorities Benefits –research effectiveness in almost all disciplines –decisions, business, healthcare & policy

9 Cycles of Progress research challenge CS innovation technology innovation better research new challenges

10 Products of Progress research challenge CS innovation technology innovation better research new challenges research breakthroughs new CS results new capabilities new opportunities

11 Goal for eSI research challenge CS innovation technology innovation better research new challenges research breakthroughs new CS results new capabilities new opportunities refined, re-usable and transferable e-Science methods and principles

12 Context for eSI computational services & consultancy advanced technology development pioneering projects e-Science research The e-Science Institute

13 eSI Activities Themes Responsive events Visitors Training and Summer schools Dissemination

14 e-Science Evolves 1952 Hodgkin & Huxley use Brunsviga calculators to model action potentials 1958 Denis Noble struggles to get computer access structures in PDB at Brookhaven 1980 EMBL-Bank 1995 EBI 2005 ESFRI roadmap: ELIXIR 2009 Douglas Kell, CE of BBSRC, expects: –~50% of research to be dry lab –>95% of research biologists to use tools The eSI is evolving for e-Sciences future eSI 2001

15 Your Homework For todays discussion at 15:15 Think about how eSI should evolve –For 2011 to 2015 I need your advice


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