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Using e-Infrastructure for Research Summer School 2012
13th – 16th August 2012
Coesners House, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Do you already have a little experience working with e-Infrastructure? Perhaps you are undertaking, or have completed, doctoral studies, and find yourself engaging with clouds or grids for the first time?
Ask yourself this: wouldn’t it be good to take some time this summer to get practical advice and hands-on support for deploying e-infrastructure in your work?
e-Infrastructure can be complex and challenging and many researchers often lack the time to learn to utilise the technology properly, technology that ultimately may save them time and increase their output. This Summer School provides researchers with the tools and expertise needed to fully exploit a vast range of resources.
The residential Summer School is a unique four day event aimed at UK doctoral and postdoctoral researchers primarily in the Engineering and Physical Sciences. It is hands on with many practical sessions to show you how you can use national e-resources and manage your software and data. We have assembled a group of the UK’s leading e-Infrastructure experts who are waiting to solve your e-Research problems, big or small. Topics to be covered will include an introduction to linux, using national e-resources and practical data and software management.
There is also participation from commercial companies such as Amazon and Microsoft who will demonstrate their widely used services in Cloud computing. Experts will be on hand to work through your individual problems in our “Ask the experts” sessions and leading researchers will explain their usage and benefits of technology. In addition, the Summer School offers participants the opportunity to network and socialise with researchers across disciplinary boundaries.
Places are strictly limited and demand last year was exceptionally high with over 130 applications for 30 places so apply for your place now. All applicants are required to submit a problem or issue they are experiencing in their research that they hope can be tackled through the use of e-infrastructure. This statement will be used in the selection of attendees for the summer school.
This Summer School is a unique EPSRC funded four day event aimed at UK doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. The Summer School is fully funded including accommodation and travel. Applications close 9am on Tuesday 10th July 2012.
Places are limited so register soon. Further information about the event can be found at http://www.ngs.ac.uk/communities/summer-school-2012