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January 21, 2009

The IRMACS Centre at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC will host the first Coast-To-Coast Seminar Retreat on April 24 and April 25, 2009.

The theme of the retreat is "Remote Collaboration: Coast-To-Coast Experience & Future Directions".

The main goal of the retreat is to provide participants with a forum in which to exchange their experiences in delivering remote collaborative events in a scientific context. The retreat will include discussion of the scientific, technical, and organizational aspects of such...

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January 20, 2009
HPCS (High Performance Computing Symposium) is a multidisciplinary conference that focuses on research involving High Performance Computing and it's application.

Attended by Canadian and international experts and renowned researchers in the sciences, engineering, the applied sciences, medicine and life sciences, mathematics, the humanities and social sciences, it is Canada's pre-eminent forum for HPC. The 2009 conference will be held in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on June 14-19, 2009.

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January 5, 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS

IEEE’s Grid conference series is an annual international meeting that brings together a community of researchers, developers, practitioners, and user involved with Grid technology. The conference will feature invited talks, pre-coordinated workshops, a poster session and refereed paper presentations.

The 10th IEEE International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2009) will be taking place on October 13-15, 2009 in Banff, Alberta. This conference will be held in conjunction with Open...

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December 22, 2008
Season's Greetings from WestGrid

Happy Holidays From Us To You
This last year has been a busy time for WestGrid as we have been reviewing the responses from our first set of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for new infrastructure. We are also excited to announce that a portion of the new infrastructure has been delivered and is being installed as we speak at the University of Saskatchewan. We would like to thank the administrative and technical teams at the University of Saskatchewan and our vendor partner IBM for...

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December 17, 2008

The submission deadline for the Call for Papers for ICWM2009 - 4th International Workshop on Workflow Management is Thursday, January 15, 2009.

ICWM2009 will be taking place May 4-8, 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland.

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society. Selected papers will be invited to special issues in Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, and Journal of Computer and System...

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December 3, 2008

IOP Publishing is pleased to announce their new journal - Computational Science & Discovery.

Computational Science & Discovery publishes high-quality, original, peer-reviewed research across physics, chemistry and biology. The journal offers an opportunity for researchers to publish all the important components of their enterprise, together with their scientific results. It recognizes that discovery via computational science involves the integration of science and enabling technologies, and therefore welcomes collaborative...

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December 1, 2008
Introduction to Collaboration Technologies

Todd Zimmerman
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
12:00 PST / 13:00 MST / 14:00 CST

Fipke Centre Room 337, UBC-Okanagan

Abstract: This session is targeted at those users who want to explore the use of collaboration technologies for their research. Although this session will focus on the use of Access Grid technologies, a high level overview of collaboration technologies will be provided to introduce collaboration technologies to the audience. Access Grid and the... Read more...
November 19, 2008

WestGrid users Randall Sobie (UVic) and Christopher Hearty (UBC), together with Canadian students and researchers at UBC, Victoria, McGill and Montreal, played a major role in the confirmation of the theoretical predictions made in 1972 by the 2008 Nobel laureates in Physics.

The BaBar Experiment is an international collaboration based at the Stanford Linear Accelorator Center at Stanford University with more than 550 physicists and engineers that are trying to understand why the universe is not made of equal amounts of matter...

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November 10, 2008
March 21-27, 2009, Prague, Czech Republic
chep2009@particle.cz
www.particle.cz/chep2009

CHEP2009 is now accepting abstracts for the conference. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Thursday, November 13, 2008.

On-line registration is open and you can make also hotel reservation. Please note that you can profit from a reduced early registration conference fee before December 15, 2008.

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September 15, 2008
The Board of Directors of Compute Canada is pleased to announce that Susan Baldwin has joined the organization as its Executive Director, effective September 1, 2008.

Susan brings a wealth of leadership and experience in developing business plans, coordinating distributed initiatives and building effective partnerships which will be extremely valuable as Compute Canada builds a strong and effective national organization. Her career accomplishments include Chief Administrative Officer of CANARIE Inc. and many senior executive... Read more...

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