Workshop description

Data is now considered the Fourth Paradigm in Science. This shift is being driven by: the rapid growth in data from improvements in scientific instruments such as sequencers and advanced imaging technologies; increasing emphasis on sharing and collaborating on data; and the growing ability to drive discovery directly from data. Data Intensive Scientific computing touches on all the Five "V's" (Volume, Velocity, Variety, Veracity, and Value) associated with Big Data. But scientific data and processes used to analyze the data are substantially different from those encountered in the Enterprise or Web 2.0 space. The goals of this workshop are multi-fold. We will focus on capturing the cutting edge research to date that is enabling the scientific community to address their data challenges and opening up new avenues of scientific discovery. Second, we will engage the scientific community in understanding their big data challenges and problems. Finally, we will identifying gaps in current technologies available in the Web 2.0 space as well as identify future computer science research challenges. Our topics of interest will span the range from new hardware architectures optimized for science, to emerging frameworks, to science-driven services. The workshop will provide a venue for participants to showcase innovative tools and services, build new collaborations, and hear from application scientists about the challenges they face. The workshop will consist of a mix of paper presentations, panels and invited speakers.

Research topics for the Workshop

  1. Big Data in Science needs and requirements, and use cases
  2. Service Infrastructure in development and deployed at facilities
  3. Hardware architectures supporting big data in science
  4. Networking and file system support for big data in science
  5. Software tools, frameworks and methodologies for handling big data in scientific applications
  6. Use of Big Data technologies (e.g., Hadoop and NoSQL) for science

Important dates

  • April 1, 2013: Call for Workshops Papers will distributed
  • August 9, 2013: Due date for full workshop papers submission (Extended from July 30)
  • August 28, 2013: Notification of paper acceptance to authors (Originally August 20)
  • September 10, 2013: Camera-ready of accepted papers
  • October 6, 2013: Workshop