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:

  • CERN – Frederik Hemmer, Department Leader, IT Department
  • EMBL – Steven Newhouse, Head of Technical Services
    • A Hybrid Cloud approach to supporting big data in the life-sciences
  • ESO – Dieter Suchar, Head of the Information Technology Department
    • General introduction of the technical area on behalf of all involved big science organisations
    • IT Service Provision 2020+ and IT Challenges
  • ESA – Pierre-Philippe Mathieu, Head of Phi-Lab Explore Office
    • AI for Digital Twin Earth
  • ESRF – Jean-François Perrin, Head of Systems & Communications Group
    • ESRF IT-procurement needs 2021-2025
  • ESS – Jonathan Taylor, European Spallation Source ERIC
    • Scientific Computing and E-Science considerations for next generation neutron science
  • European XFEL – Steve Aplin, Department Head, Science Support Data
  • F4E – Filippo Sartori, I&C group leader
    • Developing the European I&C contribution to the ITER project
  • SKA – Nick Rees, SKA Organisation 
    • SKA Software Procurement

 

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.