SHIWA kick-off meeting

Schedule overview

  • Day 1, 8:30-16:30, Introduction, NA1 (management), NA2 (dissemination), Etics Advisory Board
  • Day 2, 8:30-16:30, JRA1 (coarse-grained interoperability), JRA2 (fine-grained interoperability)
  • Day 3, 8:30-16:30, SA1 (SHIWA platform), SA2 (applications support)

Agenda

Day 1 – Wednesday 7th July, 2010

  • Morning Sessions 8.30 – 12.30
    • Introduction of the project (30 min, Peter Kacsuk, SZTAKI)
    • Introduction of all participants, 3 minutes each
    • Section NA1 (WP1) - Project Administrative and Technical Management
      • Discussion lead by the WP leader (Eva Feuer). Topics: reporting, flagging system, etc.
      • infrastructure, management tools, policies, etc.
  • Lunch break 12.30 – 13.30
  • Afternoon Sessions 13.30 – 16.30
    • Section NA2 (WP2) - Knowledge Services
      • Overview by the WP leader (20 min, SZTAKI)
      • Introduction of the tasks starting at M0. Introduction is given by the dominating partner of the task. Presentation must include the planned work in (technical) details, expectations from other partners, what software/infrastructure is needed, timing, possible issues, open questions, deliverables, milestones, etc. Each presentation has 15 minutes and will be followed by a maximum of 30 minutes discussion. List of task and the presenter institutes: (WP leader, please, fill in this list)
    • Section Ethics Advisory Board (EAB)
      • Presenter: Eva Feuer

Day 2 – Thursday

  • Morning Sessions 8.30 – 12.30
    • Introduction of the project (30 min, Peter Kacsuk)
    • Introduction of all participants, 3 minutes each
    • Section JRA1 (WP5) - Coarse-grained workflow Interoperability CU
      • Ian/Andrew - Overview of Tasks and Deliverables and Month Distribution - 20 minutes
      • Roles of partners (40 Minutes each): Each presenter please present how you anticipate your involvement to be in JRA1. Please follow the following format for your talk. Talk is 15 minutes, discussion 25 minutes:
        1. Involvement in each of the tasks ( 1.1 Development of the SHIWA Portal and SHIWA Workflow Repository, 1.2 Development of the SHIWA Desktop, 1.3 : Workflow data dependency definition and interoperability and 1.4 Task 1.4 Develop optional SHIWA workflow description capabilities to support capturing workflow provenance and evolution for in-project workflow systems.
        2. For each task, state how the man months will be allocated
        3. Which deliverable the partner will i) be involved in and ii) will be prepared to lead.
      • 8:50 CU
      • 9:30 MTA SZTAKI
      • 10:10 CNRS
      • 10:50 UOW
      • 11:30 UIBK
      • 12:10 Sum up and conclude
  • Lunch break 12.30 – 13.30
  • Afternoon Sessions 13.30 – 16.30
    • Section JRA2 (WP6) - Fine-grained workflow interoperability
      • 13:30 – 13:50 Overview (Radu Prodan, UIBK)
      • 13:50 – 14:30 Task JRA2.1 (Kassian Plankensteiner, UIBK)
      • 14:30 – 15:30 Discussion
      • 15:30 – 16:00 Task JRA2.4 (SZTAKI)
      • 16:00 – 16:30 Discussion

Day 3 – Friday

  • Morning Sessions 8.30 – 12.30
    • Section SA1 (WP3) - SHIWA Simulation Platform
      • SA1 overview, G Terstyanszky (10 minutes)
      • Task SA1.1. setup and management of SHIWA portal
      • Task SA1.2 deploying and managing SHIWA repository and SHIWA science gateway, G. Terstyanszky (15 minutes)
      • Task SA1.2 supporting CGI through the SHIWA science gateway, T. Kukla (15 minutes)
      • Task SA1.3 creating and supporting the SHIWA desktop package, I. Taylor or A. Harrison (15 minutes)
      • Task SA1.4 creating and supporting the SHIWA compiler package, R. Prodan or T. Fahringer (15 minutes)
      • providing support for workflow systems through the SHIWA science gateway, ???? (15 minutes)
      • According to Peter's request presentation must include the planned work in (technical) details, expectations from other partners, what software/infrastructure is needed, timing, possible issues, open questions, deliverables, milestones, etc. Please prepare the presentation using the SHIWA template. You can find it in the five slide SHIWA presentation.
  • Lunch break 12.30 – 13.30
  • Afternoon Sessions (13.30 – 16.30), Section SA2 (WP4) - Application Support Service
    • Overview (45')
      • 15' tasks, plan of work, interactions… Johan
      • 30' discussion, including assignment of tasks leadership
    • Pilot usecases requirement analysis, TSA2.1 starting at M1 (45')
      • 10' AMC pilots - Silvia
      • 10' Charité pilots - Dagmar
      • 10' CREATIS pilots - Tristan
      • 15' TSA2.1 planing - Johan
    • Pilot usecases porting, TSA2.2 starting at M1 (30')
      • 10' GWDL-to-Scufl - Dagmar, Johan
      • 10' Multi-grid credentials - Silvia, Tristan
      • 10' Discussion on pilot use cases integration in SPP
    • Subcontractor and external applications, starting M3-6 (45')
      • 10' subcontractors and external applications selection process - TNA2.3 leader
      • 20' application candidates - all partners
      • 15' Application support methodology - Tamas
    • Discussion (15')
  • Closing

Location

The meeting will be held in the I3S laboratory (building “Algorithmes”) shown here:

I3S building

  • on Wednesday the 7th, morning: in the “meeting room” (“salle de réunion”, room 001) on the building ground floor.
  • on Wednesday the 7th afternoon and next days: in the “conference room” (“salle de conférences”, room 007) on the building ground floor.

The laboratory is located on this local area map:

hotels location map

Address:

  I3S laboratory
  Les Algorithmes - building Euclide B
  2000, route des lucioles
  06903 Sophia Antipolis

There is a small entrance to the ground floor of the building, but it is usually closed an requires a lab tag for opening. If you find it closed, go around the building and climb the stairs to the main entrance located on the 1st floor. This door should be open in the morning. Otherwise dial the secretariat number displayed to get access.

Map of Sophia Antipolis

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Map from Antibes to Sophia Antipolis

Travel instructions

  • By plane: "Nice Cote d'Azur" airport (NCE). There are two terminals (T1 and T2) with a free and frequent shuttle bus circling between the terminals.
    • During week days, from the airport T1 TAM bus number 230 (Sophia Express bus) is direct to Sophia Antipolis through the motorway (stop at the “INRIA” bus stop shown on the map). See the bus schedule.
    • On saturdays, Sundays and Holidays you need to take metropolitan TAM bus number 200 (towards Cannes) and stop at the Antibes train station bridge (“passerelle SNCF” bus stop) before connecting to one of the buses from Antibes to Sophia Antipolis (see below). The buses time tables are sparse on Sundays and Holidays.
    • Taxi are available from both terminals. A taxi from the airport costs approximately 65 euros.
    • The taxi or bus 230 ride is approximately 20 minutes out of rush hours.
  • By train: “Antibes” train station. From the train station there are 3 options:
    • Bus Envibus line number 11 is direct from Antibes train station (“SNCF” bus stop) to EPU building (“IUT” bus stop).
    • Bus Envibus line number 1 runs from the train station bridge (“passerelle SNCF” bus stop) to Sophia Antipolis (“IUT bus stop”). Be aware that there are 2 buses number 1 line ends: “Lycée Léonard de Vinci” (these ones stops before reaching Sophia Antipolis) and “Gare Routière de Valbonne - Sophia Antipolis” (take one of these).
    • Bus Envibus line number 9 runs from bus stop “Vautrin bas” (in the vicinity of the Antibes train station bridge, short walk on your left after crossing the bridge) to the “Belugues” bus stop in Sophia Antipolis (see map). Be aware that there are 2 buses number 9 line ends: “Lycée Léonard de Vinci” (these ones stops before reaching Sophia Antipolis) and “Gare Routière de Valbonne - Sophia Antipolis” (take one of these).
  • By car: A8 highway. Exit at “Antibes - Sophia Antipolis” then follow Sophia Antipolis and reach “route des Lucioles”. See this detailed road map.

Accommodation

Note that hotels in France are ranked from 1 to 4 stars: there are no 5 stars luxury hotel category.

Hotel accommodation can be found on site in Sophia Antipolis (convenient for business but out of the touristic attractions) and in all nearby cities, in particular Antibes Juan-les-pins (12 km, well connected by bus) and Nice (25 km, connected through direct bus to the airport). Here are some pointers (although very far from an exclusive list).

In Sophia Antipolis

A list of nearby hotels (all within 10 minutes walking distance) is located on the map above:

In Antibes Juan-les-pins

A complete hotels list is available here. Some recommendations of conveniently located hotels are available below.

In Nice