Best Practices in Data Infrastructure Workshop

May 17-18, 2016

Pittsburgh, PA

PSC hosted a workshop on Best Practices in Data Infrastructure to bring together developers and users of advanced cyberinfrastructure relating to data management and analytics. The workshop was designed with the following groups in mind: awardees of NSF DIBBs and DataNet projects, leads for acquisitions having data as a major focus, and users with challenging data requirements. The workshop was an excellent opportunity for NSF ACI developers and users to interact. Goals of the workshop included disseminating significant results, creating opportunities for collaboration between data cyberinfrastructure projects, and identifying gaps where users need additional innovation or resources.

The workshop was held over 1.5 days to allow time for presentations and discussion and concluded at noon on May 18th.

The workshop fee was $150.00 due at registration.


Tuesday May 17, 2016
7:30Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:30WelcomeJ Ray Scott (PSC)
8:45Best Practices for Timely and Trusted Data Acquisition, Curation and Coordination in Microscope EnvironmentKlara Nahrstedt (UIUC)
9:15Data Observation Network for Earth: Earth and Environmental Science Data Management and DiscoveryAmber Budden (UNM)
9:45SciServer: Collaborative Analysis of Petabyte Scale Scientific DataJordan Raddick (JHU)
10:30CIF21 DIBBs: Brown DogKenton McHenry (UIUC)
11:00Data Analysis and Management Building Blocks for Multi-Campus Cyberinfrastructure through Cloud FederationTom Furlani (University at Buffalo)
11:30CIF21 – DIBBS An Integrated System for Public/Private Access to Large Scale Confidential Social Science DataCharley Kneifel (Duke)
1:30The Data Exacell: Tools for Data Analytics on Big DataJ Ray Scott (PSC)
2:00Syndicate: Software-defined Wide-area StorageJude Nelson (Princeton)
2:30Globus as a Platform for Research Data ManagementVas Vasiliadis (U. Chicago)
3:15SeedMe Data Sharing Building BlocksAmit Chourasia (SDSC/UCSD)
3:45CIF21 DIBBs: Middleware and High Performance Analytics Libraries for Scalable Data ScienceGeoffrey Fox (Indiana U.)
4:15Geospatial Data Building BlocksCarol Song (Purdue University)
4:45Discussion and Daily Wrap-up
Wednesday May 18, 2016
7:30Continental Breakfast
8:30Summary and plans for todayJ Ray Scott (PSC)
8:45DataNet Federation ConsortiumReagan Moore (RENCI)
9:15Wrangler: A Transformational Data Intensive Resource for the Open Science CommunityDan Stanzione (TACC)
9:45Converging HPC and Big Data with BridgesNick Nystrom (PSC)
10:30SEAD Data ServicesJim Myers (University of Michigan)
n/aDataverseMerce Crosas (Harvard University)
10:45Closing Discussion including Capabilities of DIBBS Projects
12:00Workshop concludes & Box Lunches Provided

Local Accommodations

There are a number of hotels that are close to PSC. All of the properties listed below offer free shuttle service and many are within walking distance.

Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh University/Medical Center (0.7 miles)

Use this link to receive the discounted rate of $129/night + tax

Hampton Inn (1.11 miles)

Use the group code BPD when booking to receive the discounted rate of $119/night + tax

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place (0.8 miles)

Wyndham University Center (0.42 miles)

Courtyard by Marriott (1.2 miles)

Use this link to receive the discounted rate of $165/night + tax.


Contact Michelle Devlin at 412-268-4960 or with any questions.