Recent Australian meetings
- 2005 January ~30: Australasian Workshop on Grid Computing and e-Research (AusGrid 2005)
Interest in Grid computing in Australia and internationally is rapidly growing, driven by real-world applications of increasing scale and complexity.
The Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing and its state partners are supporting e-Research by deploying a national grid infrastructure and working to grid-enable applications in areas such as physics, astronomy, chemistry, geoscience, earth sciences and life sciences. The Australian Research Council is also planning to implement an initiative to support e-Research in Australia.
- 2004 November 18-19: Australian Virtual Observatory Workshop 2004
This workshop is our annual get-together of all interested parties to discuss the accomplishments of and future directions for Australian involvement in the Virtual Observatory projects.
Older Australian meetings
- 2004 September 10 10:00 - 11:30: Aus-VO Partner Meeting via Access Grid
- 2004 June 29 10:30 - 13:30: Aus-VO Partner Meeting via Access Grid
- 2003 November 17-18: Australian Virtual Observatory Workshop 2003
This workshop is planned to bring together all interested parties to discuss possible future directions for Australian involvement in the Virtual Observatory projects.
- 2003 July 13-26: IAU General Assembly 2003
The 25th General Assembly will include six exciting Symposia, three in the first week and three in the second, 21 Joint Discussions, four Special Sessions and many Division and Commission Meetings. There will also be three invited discourses. The Assembly will be held in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour.
- 2003 June 7: Gridbus 2003: International Workshop in Service-Orientated Grid and Utility Computing
The aim of Gridbus workshop is to bring together our existing collaborators and new researchers to develop new collaborations. The workshop will feature a series of short informal presentations with major emphasis on discussion: evaluating what has been achieved so far and identifying opportunities for collaborative research and development.
- 2003 June 5-6: The Fourth Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA) Workshop
Working groups will report on progress to date and also plan and implement a set of outcomes. There will be a tutorial of the locally developed parameter sweep tool Nimrod/G using a case study from Quantum Chemistry. To support the tutorial, GAMESS package will run on a range of resources, some of which will form the PRAGMA testbed.
- 2003 March 12: Australian and UK e-Science Meeting
Representatives from the UK e-Science Programme visited the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne for a one-day workshop attended by e-Science interest and applications groups.
- 2003 January 28-29: Observing the Synthetic Universe: Theoretical Astrophysics and the Virtual Observatory
There is growing international and local interest in establishment of Virtual Observatories, where a wealth of astronomical information is available with a few keystrokes. The Universities of Melbourne and Sydney, the ATNF & the AAO have already received ARC LIEF funding to investigate Australia's potential role in the International Virtual Observatory projects. But Virtual Observatories can be much more than giant databases of observational data. Organised by the Australian National Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ANITA), the goal of this workshop is to establish the role theoretical astrophysics will have in Virtual Observatories.
- 2002 November 27-28: The Virtual Observatory in Australia
A group of Australian institutions (Universities of Melbourne and Sydney, Australia Telescope National Facility and Anglo-Australian Observatory) have applied for seed funding to develop an Australian capability in the international Virtual Observatory projects. The initial application through the ARC LIEF program has been funded for 2003. It is anticipated that further funding will be requested in 2003 for the years 2004-2006. This workshop is planned to bring together all interested parties to discuss possible future directions for Australian involvement in the Virtual Observatory projects.