Using OGSA-DAI to Grid enable data for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences - part 1

18 March, 08 10:30 AM - 20 March, 08 03:30 PM

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Organiser: Mike Mineter
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Any slides or other material generated as a result of this event can be found at: www.nesc.ac.uk/action/esi/contribution.cfm?Title=871

OGSA-DAI is an extendable toolkit middleware to expose data resources to grids. These resources may be relational databases, XML-databases, or files - and extensions can be developed to permit OGSA-DAi to support additional resources (such as the Open Geospatial Consortium web services used by the geographical communities). OGSA-DAI supports workflow that executes close to the data, minimising the need for transfer of large amouns of data.

This is the first of three connected events provided under the JISC project "Enabling Uptake of e-Infrastructure Services" in collaboration with the National Grid Service and OMII-Europe training teams, Training Outreach and Education,at the National e-Science Centre, and the OGSA-DAI team of the OMII-UK project.

Event 1 (this event) is to give understanding of grid data services and experience of the OGSA-DAI toolkit.


Participants should have a broad familiarity with Grid systems and have some experience of Java.

Target Audience

Participants are likely to be developers of applications for a research commnunity to use.


This event is provisionally scheduled to start at 10:30 Tuesday 18 March 2008 and close at 15:30 on Thursday 20 March 2008.


Assistance with accommodation is offered once you have registered.


Registration for this event is now closed. To enquire about an application or to cancel a previous application please contact NeSC Administration.

Important Dates

18 Feb - Registration Opens
11 Mar - Registration Deadline
11 Mar - Date we will respond to your application by (Please note this is the latest date we will respond to your application. It is normal policy for us to respond within 5 working days where possible.)
18 Mar - Event Starts at 10:30hrs


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This event is hosted by Training, Outreach and Education in association with the following organisations:
  Joint Information Systems Council     National Grid Service (http://www.ngs.ac.uk)     OMII Europe (http://omii-europe.org/)  
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