CSIG’11: Big Data and Big Computing in the Geosciences
August 8-12, 2011
SDSC, Vis Lab E-B143

MONDAY (8th)
FRIDAY (12th)
Managing remote-sensing and sensor data
Geophysical Data, Computation, and Visualization
Scientific Data Interoperability and Data Lifecycle
Related Efforts
8:30 – 9:00 Registration, Coffee Coffee
9:00 – 10:15

9:00 – 9:30

Welcome: Era of Data Intensive Supercomputing Begins

Mike Norman, Director SDSC, UCSD Professor

(Joint GSI/CSIG session in Auditorium)

Managing Hydrologic Data, Observations and Terrain Analysis

David Tarboton, Utah State University

3D/4D Dynamic Earth Models

Michael Gurnis, Caltech

Geoinformatics Information Network (GIN) and Data Federation

Steve Richards, Arizona Geological Survey

NSF The EarthCube Initiative and Future Directions

Cliff Jacobs, NSF


9:30 – 10:15

Introduction to Data and Memory Intensive Computing

Bob Sinkovits, Gordon Applications Lead, SDSC

(Joint GSI/CSIG session in Auditorium)

10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00

Institute objectives, agenda overview and Introductions: Introduction to CSIG and Overview of Trends in CyberInfrastructure

Chaitan Baru, SDSC

10:30 – 11:30

The Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI) Use Case

John Orcutt, SIO/UCSD

Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG) and Visualization for Earth Science

Prof. Louise Kellog, Director, CIG, UC Davis

Data lifecycle: Examples for CREATE, LTER and DataONE

John Vande Castle, UNM

How Cyberinfrastructure Can Help Transform the Geosciences

Randy Keller, Oklahoma University

11:30 – 12:00

Introduction to OpenTopography

Chris Crosby, SDSC

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch at Cafe Ventanas

(Box lunches available)

1:30 – 2:30

Value Ladder for Seismic Hazard Information

Philip Maechling, Information Technology Architect Southern California Earthquake

(Joint GSI/CSIG session in Auditorium)

Technologies for OpenTopo: data formats, data management, services infrastructure

Chris Crosby, Viswanath Nandigam, SDSC

Geoscience Applications in Virtual Reality

Vid Petrovic and Jurgen Schulze, Calit2

Data citation, curation, and long-term preservation

Ardys Kozbial and David Minor, SDSC / UCSD Library

2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 3:45

2:45 – 3:30

Overview of the Gordon Architecture

Shawn Strande, SDSC

(Joint GSI/CSIG session in Auditorium)

Strategies for Managing Large-Scale Data: Database Systems, Cloud Computing, and Hadoop

Sriram Krishnan, Viswanath Nandigam, SDSC

The OpenEarth Framework for multidimensional data integration

David Nadeau, SDSC

Data discovery and federation

Kai Lin, SDSC

3:30 – 3:45

UCSD Sustainability, OSIsoft

David Zeglinski, OSIsoft

(Joint GSI/CSIG session in Auditorium)

3:45 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:00

Poster Session and Reception (ends at 6:00)

(Joint GSI/CSIG session in Auditorium)

SDSC Cloud services

Dallas Thornton, SDSC

Interacting with large data volumes

David Nadeau, SDSC

The Data Lifecycle in the Biosciences - What Can we Learn from the Geosciences and Vice-versa

Phil Bourne, Dept. of Pharmacy, UCSD

6:00 – 9:00

Group Dinner

(The Village, 15th Floor)


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