INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES CHALLENGES: SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, HPC, BIG DATA AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, USER INTERFACES AND OPEN SCIENCE

Parallel session A4

5th October 2022/ 14:00-16:30
Machuca room
(floor -2)

Big Science organisations rely heavily on a variety of IT and scientific computing services throughout their lifecycle. Many organisations (particularly with user-based facilities) need to develop software and infrastructure services for data management and analysis, and technical user support. The technical areas of interest in ICT include software development, database design, programming, and management, data indexing, discovery and retrieval, data access and delivery methods, hardware control interfaces, embedded software, HPC, data centre IT infrastructures, data mining and analytics tools, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, data visualization and user interfaces, data security and protection, technical user support etc. Included in this are servers & storage, networking equipment and cloud technologies; also quantum computing.

Participants:

  • ESO – Dieter Suchar, Head of the Information Technology Department
    • General introduction of the technical area on behalf of all involved big science organisations
  • CERN – Eric Bonfillou, Server Hardware Specialist
    • From the Grid to Cloud and HPC: Opportunities and Impact of Heterogeneous Distributed Infrastructures in High-Energy Physics at CERN
  • ESA – Pierre-Philippe Mathieu, Head of Phi-Lab Explore Office
    • The rise of AI for space
  • ESO – Dieter Suchar, Head of the Information Technology Department
    • ESO IT procurement and investment needs until 2027
  • ESRF – Jean-François Perrin, Head of Systems & Communications Group
    • ESRF IT-procurement needs 2023-2027
  • ESS – Thomas Holm Rod, Group Leader Data Analysis
    • ESS IT investments required for operation
  • European XFEL – Steve Aplin, Department Head, Science Support Data
    • Petabyte scale data capture, control and evaluation at European XFEL
  • F4E – Filippo Sartori, I&C Group Leader
    • ITER Control and Data Acquisition System: an opportunity for EU Industry
  • ILL – Mark Johnson, Associate Director and Head of Science Division
    • Opportunities and perspectives in ICT at ILL: AI, the user experience and open science
  • SKAO – Nick Rees, Head of Computing and Software at SKA Observatory 
    • SKAO Software - matching procurement to agile development practices
  • EMBKL - TBD
    • EMBL – TBD

 

Moderator:

  • Eleonora Getsova – ILO for CERN. Bulgaria

SKA-LOW low frecuency antenna (Photo: SKAO)

Many technical areas are of interest in ICT for the Big Science organisations.