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Subject: Call for participation--Workshop on big data management

Call for participation--Workshop on big data management

From: Maria Esteva <maria<-a>
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014
Call for participation, and availability of NSF travel awards for

2014 IEEE Big Data Management Workshop
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA

Big Data Conference: October 27-30, 2014
Workshop: October 27, 2014
Timeframe: 8:30 am - 6 pm

Implementing digital preservation processes (such as migration,
transcoding, metadata extraction, big transfers, etc.) for big
digital collections is a big data problem.  This workshop introduces
practical skills required for working in an HPC (high performance
computing ) environment to data curators, archivists and
preservationists with no prior HPC experience.

First hands-on workshop on leveraging high performance computing
resources for managing large datasets

"Breaking the Big Data Iceberg"

A one-day, hands-on workshop on leveraging High Performance
Computing (HPC) resources for Big Data management will be held on
October 27, 2014, in Washington DC.  This workshop is co-located
with the 2014 IEEE Big Data conference.  The target audience
includes, but is not limited to, data archivists, librarians, data
curators, researchers, educators, and students.  No prior HPC
experience is required.  Travel grants are available for students at
U.S. Universities and Colleges.  The application deadline for travel
grants is August 26, 2014.

During this workshop, the participants will:

    Get acquainted with Big Data management challenges and learn
    about some of the strategies to mitigate those challenges using

    Receive an introduction to the national cyberinfrastructure
    called XSEDE, and the high-end storage and computing environment
    at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).

    Obtain access to TACC resources for participating in the
    hands-on sessions.

    Develop practical skills for defining Big Data management
    workflows on HPC resources.

Conference Registration Fees for Non-IEEE members: $780 to $996

One-Day Conference Registration Fee (if only attending the
workshop): $300

To register for the workshop and the conference, click here or visit


If you are only interested in attending the workshop at the
conference, then you can register for one day.  However, to register
for one day, you will need to specify the day for which you would
like to register.  The workshop is scheduled to be held on October
27, 2014.

With the support from NSF, travel grants are now available to
support the participation of students from underrepresented groups
in the workshop and in the 2014 IEEE Big Data Conference.
Consideration will be given to the applicants from groups that have
been traditionally underrepresented in HPC, and Big Data.  These
groups include women, African Americans, Hispanics, Native
Americans, Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders and people with
disabilities.  The travel grant will cover air-fare, hotel,
workshop/conference registration fees, ground transportation, and
per diem for the selected applicants.  There are mentoring
activities planned for the selected students before and after the
workshop/conference.  The application form for the travel grant is
available at


The application deadline is August 26, 2014, 5:00 PM CST

In order to be eligible for the travel award, a student should be
studying at a U.S. University or College.  Selected applicants will
be notified by September 2, 2014 and should be prepared to complete
their travel arrangements by September 10, 2014.

Questions?  Please contact Ritu Arora <rauta<-a t->tacc< . >utexas< . >edu> or
Maria Esteva <maria<-a t->tacc< . >utexas< . >edu> at the Texas Advanced Computing

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