Plenary Key Notes:
Research Data Sahring without barriers
Even examples from Psycholinguistics – a humanities discipline – show that data intensive science is changing all scientific disciplines dramatically posing unprecedented challenges in data management and processing. A recent survey in Europe showed clearly that most of the research departments are not prepared for this step and that the methods that are used to manage, curate and process data are inefficient and too costly. Despite a wide agreement on some obvious trends with respect to data and on principles about data sharing such as those formulated by the G8 ministers, we lack clear guidelines and strategies of how to move ahead.
Therefore, Research Data Alliance as a bottom-up organized global and cross-disciplinary initiative has been established to accelerate the process of changing data practice. After only two years RDA produced its first concrete results, which have to demonstrate their practicality. In particular the infrastructure builders are requested to act as early adopters. RDA as an initiative to specify interfaces, protocols, guidelines, etc. needs to be seen as a chance for us to discuss how we can move ahead. Infrastructure builders need to put results in place to test the results. All three - researchers, infrastructure builders and RDA experts - need to remain in a close discussion process to achieve the fast progress we are waiting for.
The talk will address all aspects which have been mentioned.
Dr. Damien LeCarpentier (EUDAT)
EUDAT – The European Data Infrastructure
This talk will provide an overview of the EUDAT initiative which has laid out the foundation of a new Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) providing solutions for finding, sharing, preserving and performing computations with primary and secondary research data on a pan-European level. By addressing the accelerated proliferation of data and the resulting challenges faced by the research communities through a cross-disciplinary approach, and by identifying and proposing solutions to barriers to the development of an efficient pan-European e-infrastructure ecosystem, research e-infrastructures like EUDAT make concrete contributions to eliminating barriers to cross national and cross disciplinary collaboration and reinforcing the level playing field for European researchers and data managers.
David Kelsey (RAL)
IT security in an IPv6 world
Unused IPv4 network addresses are a scarce resource. The deployment of IPv6 networking across the world is well underway. Some large IT distributed infrastructures, such as the Worldwide Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid, are starting to deploy dual-stack IPv6/IPv4 services to support IPv6-only clients. New networking protocols, such as IPv6, always bring new challenges for operational IT security. We have spent many decades understanding and fixing security problems and concerns in the IPv4 world. We have only just started with IPv6! Its lack of maturity together with all the additional complexities, particularly in a dual-stack environment, bring many challenges. This talk will consider some of the security concerns in an IPv6 world and consider best practices for system administrators who manage (or will manage) IT services on distributed infrastructures and also for their related security teams.