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The Influence and Impact of Web 2.0 on e-Research Infrastructure, Applications and Users

In Association with eSI Thematic Programme: The Influence and Impact of Web 2.0 on e-Research Infrastructure, Applications and Users

23 March, 09 09:30 AM - 27 March, 09 05:00 PM

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Organiser: Mark Baker
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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=968

The number of Web 2.0 services and applications, widely used by Internet users, academics, industry and enterprise, are growing rapidly, which demonstrates Web 2.0's solid foundations. These technologies and services are based on the open standards that underpin the Internet and Web, and are used in many forms, e.g. blogs, wikis, mashups, social websites, podcasting and content tagging. This field is having a significant impact on distributed infrastructure and applications, and on the way users and developers interact. The area needs to be thoroughly investigated and understood to encourage the development of new services and applications for e-Research.

Target Audience

We wish to engage the e-Science, and e-Research community, as well as those in the arts and humanities, and other researchers who have not been funded under the e-Science Programme.

Hands on Session Prerequisites

Delegates who are attending the hands on sessions which will be held on Friday 27 March should come along prepared with the following software loaded onto their laptops:

  • a browser (eg Firefox)
  • a java development kit
  • a text editor that will work with code (TextPad has been recommended)
  • Web Server Apache – v2 or later (with rewrite module enabled) *
  • PHP – v4.3 or later *
  • MySQL –v4.0 or later *

Those marked with an asterisk (*) should be installed and tested, but left in their vanilla state

Programme

This event is provisionally scheduled to start at 09:30 Monday 23 March 2009 and close at 17:00 on Friday 27 March 2009.

Day 1: An introduction to Web 2.0 Technologies

Time

Activity

Speaker

0930

Welcome and Introduction to Day 1 of the Workshop (15 minutes)

Malcolm Atkinson

0945

A General Introduction to Web 2.0 Technologies and Applications

Mark Baker

1035

Tea/Coffee (15 minutes)

 

1050

Time for a REST: Introduction to RESTful services

Hugo Mills

1140

Session 1 - Practical Web 2.0 - Related Technologies and Building Mashups

Mark Borkum & Jiten Bhagat

1230

Lunch (60 minutes)

 

1330

Session 2 - Practical Web 2.0 - Workshop 1 - A Hands On Journey into Mashups

Mark Borkum & Jiten Bhagat

1420

Digital Identity

Shirley Williams

1510

Tea/Coffee (15 minutes)

 

1525

Mashups to Meshups and the Web of Data

Hugh Glaser

1615

Panel and General Discussion about the days activities (45 minutes)

TBA

 

Day 2: Cloud-based Services

Time

Activity

  Speaker

0930

Welcome and Introduction to Day 2 of the Workshop (15 minutes)

Mark Baker

0945

An Introduction to Cloud-based Services (50 minute)

Paul Watson, Newcastle

1035

Tea/Coffee (15 minutes)

 

1050

The Open Cirrus Cloud Computing Testbed

Marcel Kunze - opencirrus

1140

Clouds and Services for Data Intensive Research

Roger Barga, MS

1230

Lunch (60 minutes)

 

1330

Developing Applications for Cloud Computing Platforms

Jeremy Cohen, IC

1415

The Attraction of Cloud to Enterprise, vision and reality

Ian Osborne

1500

Coffee

 

1515

Cloud-based Security Services

Richard Sinnott, Glasgow

1600

IBM and Dynamic Infrastructure

Doug Neilson, IBM

1645

Panel and General Discussion about the days activities (45 minutes)

 

 

Day 3: Users and Usability

Time

Activity

Speaker

0945   

Welcome and Introduction to Day 4 of the Workshop

Claire Warwick

1000   

Which scholars use Web 2.0, and how? Conceptualising Web 2.0 innovation in academia as a researchable concept

James Stewart

1030

Web 2.0: The Impact of Bottom-up Research Innovation

Eric Meyer Oxford Internet Institute

1100

Tea/Coffee

 

1115

arts-humanities.net – from community website to (social) knowledgebase?

Torsten Reimer, Kings College London,

1145

Techniques for developing usable VREs

Judith Wusteman, UCD

1215

Lunch

 

1330

Round table discussion on JISC VREs, their users and the use of Web 2.0 technologies

Dave de Roure, John Pybus, Claire Warwick, Mark van Harmelen

 

1430

Interacting with the Humanities

Ruth Kirkham

1500   

Tea/Coffee

 

1515

Digital Lives: Usability for Personal Digital Archives for Usability

Jeremy Leighton John, British Library

1545

Managing and discovering research papers like music?

Victor Henning

1615

Personal Learning Environments as VREs?

Mark van Harmelen

 

Day 4: Application-based Activities

Time

Activity

  Speaker

0930

Welcome and Introduction to Day 4 of the Workshop (15 minutes)

Dave de Roure

0945

Web-Based Tools for Visualising and Sharing Geographic Information

Duncan Smith

1035

Tea/Coffee (15 minutes)

 

1050

Collaborative Astronomical Image Mosaics

Daniel S. Katz

1140

MoSeS: Finding a way to a Promised Land

Andy Turner, Leeds

1230

Lunch (60 minutes)

 

1330

Success Stories (50 minute)

 

Dave de Roure

Cameron Neylon

1420

Subjects, Objects, Blogjects: Researchers, Laboratories and the Experimental Record

Jeremy Frey

1510

Tea/Coffee (15 minutes)

 

1525

Scispace.net: Exploring the use of social network tools to support collaborative working

Ian Frame, Cambridge

1615

Panel and General Discussion about the days activities (45 minutes)

 

 

Day 5: Hands on Session (please see prerequisites)

Time

Activity

 

0930

Introduction

Mark Baker

0935

Using RESTful services

Hugo Mills

1105

Tea/Coffee (15 minutes)

 

1120

Setting-up and Using the WordPress Publishing platform

Richard Boakes

1220

Lunch (60 minutes)

 

1320

Digital Identity for Researchers

Patrick Parslow

1450

Tea/Coffee (15 minutes)

 

1505

Session 3 - Practical Web 2.0 - Workshop 2 - Advanced Mashup Project

Mark Borkum & Jiten Bhagat

1635

Close of Meeting

 

Accommodation

Assistance with accommodation is offered once you have registered.

Registration

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Important Dates

16 Jan - Registration Opens
16 Mar - Registration Deadline
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23 Mar - Event Starts at 09:30hrs

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