Date: November 27, 2013
Place: Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University
AIMday® e-Tools & Methods is a meeting focused on making contacts between companies/organizations and academic researchers from Swedish universities with excellent research in the field of advanced computation, information and communication technologies, also called e-Science. The meeting brings new perspectives to companies’ challenges by matching these with academic expertise.
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at the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Application no later than 2013-05-15. UFV-PA 2013/349
Duties: The position includes teaching, research and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility, course administration and supervision of post graduate students.The holder shall also keep abreast of developments within the subject area and the developments in wider community that are significant for the work at the university. A position as associate senior lecturer aims to qualify for a teaching position with higher assessment criteria.
The research relates to participation in the ATLAS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with data analysis to search for new physics beyond the standard model, including charged Higgs bosons. The work also includes the operation of the ATLAS experiment and development of e-Science for simulation and analysis. Continue reading
Do you want to be an eSSENCE ambassador for Swedish e-Science?
The eSSENCE programme council encourages researchers in the eSSENCE community to submit papers to this international multidisciplinary e-Science conference. Persons whose papers are accepted will be elegible for funding from the respective university, including:
* conference fee
Call for papers: Deadline May 24, 2013
2013 IEEE 9th International Conference on e-Science
23-25, October, 2013
To the conference website
The IEEE international e-Science conference series is a yearly event that takes place in different cities around the world.
IEEE-2011 in Stockholm
IEEE-2012 in Chicago
IEEE-2013 in Beijing
IEEE-2014 in Sao Paulo
PhD students in Cloud Computing
Umeå University, Sweden is seeking outstanding candidates for PhD student positions in Computing Science with focus on management systems for cloud computing. The positions are aimed for research in a new multidisciplinary research project utilizing control theoretic methods for advanced management systems in cloud computing datacenters.
The research is to be performed in one of Europe’s leading research groups in cloud computing at Umeå University and in collaboration with researchers at Lund University. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR).
For information about the research group, see www.cloudresearch.org
For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see:
Deadline: April 8, 2013
The Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative (NeGI) has allocated approximately NOK 40 million to the establishment of 1-2 Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoEs) for eScience research on the use of genetic/molecular data and clinical/population registries for research in health and social preconditions for health. This involves development of methods and tools for advanced data integration, data analysis, modelling and simulation for research related to health and social preconditions for health, with a special focus on exploiting national registry, biobank and genetic data in the Nordic countries.
Deadline for application: 17 April 2013.
The URL for the call: http://www.nordforsk.org/en/funding/the-nordic-escience-globalisation-initiative-negi-escience-in-health-and-social-preconditions-for-health
The URL for NeGI: http://www.nordforsk.org/en/programs/programmer/escience?set_language=en
PhD positions in Parallel and High-Performance Computing,
Umeå University, Sweden
We are seeking outstanding candidates for PhD student positions within the field of Parallel and High-Performance Computing.
The research group is focused on the design, analysis, and implementation of efficient and robust algorithms, and library software for parallel dense and structured matrix computations. The research is performed in an international and creative environment. Locally, the research group is collaborating with the High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N) and the UMIT Research Lab.
For further information of the positions, please contact Professor Bo Kagstrom (email@example.com) or Ass. Professor Lars Karlsson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Department of Computing Science and HPC2N.
Dead-line for applications is March 4, 2013.
For the complete announcement, visit
Energy-efficient computer resources which adapt its capacity to the needs of the application. This is the objective of the project “Cloud Control” which was recently awarded 20 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council. A group of researchers from Umeå and Lund under the leadership of professor Erik Elmroth from the Department of Computer Science at Umeå University, will develop methods and tools to handle resources and services in future computer centers with distributed systems of virtual machines.
The main goals of the project are:
- to optimize the usage of servers
- to predict the usage peaks for specific applications so that the number of virtual machines that are needed can adapt in time
- to optimize the physical placement of the servers in order to reduce cooling requirements
The project will receive funding during five years.
In this call, we are aiming at research areas involving e-Science collaborations between the universities and between scientific disciplines.
The plan is to support up to three 2-year post-doctoral fellows, one at each of Lund University, Umeå University and Uppsala University, with 600 kSEK/year during 2013–2014.
More information in the .pdf file: eSSENCE-LoI-LU-Umu-UU_2012.pdf
Deadline: Friday August 31, 2012
Contact: eSSENCE coordinator Ingela Nyström email@example.com
I take this opportunity to wish you all a nice Summer!
Ingela Nyström, Professor Ingela.Nystrom@it.uu.se
Dept. of Information Technology http://www.cb.uu.se/~ingela
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET Phone: +46 70 1679045
Box 337 Visit: Lägerhyddsvägen 2
SE-751 05 Uppsala SWEDEN ITC building 2, floor 1
The bioinformatics community is adopting novel cloud computing technologies to cope with the challenges set forth by complex data integration tasks and NGS data masses. The hackathon will focus on next challenges that cloud adoption poses: massively distributed data processing frameworks such as Hadoop, distributed cloud databases and distributed bioinformatics applications.
The event will continue from topics raised during the previous hackathon in March in Finland where we familiarised ourselves with the relevant questions of Hadoop based data processing and proceeded to benchmark different deployment scenarios, some bioinformatics tools and generic cloud computing tools.
The next steps are: proceeding into bioinformatics specific computational challenges (mapping, variant calling, etc.) and discussing the mechanisms that allow easy deployment of new tools into a cloud platform (CloudBioLinux, VM images, Chef, etc.).
The event is aimed at bioinformaticians and software developers who are using or planning to use Hadoop or similar cloud computing frameworks. It will be organised around practical problem solving and group work.
Organisers: Ola Spjuth, Aleksi Kallio, Eija Korpelainen.