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Data Organisation, Management and Access (DOMA) in Astronomy, Genomics and High Energy Physics

Carlos Maltzahn (University of California, Santa Cruz), Ian Fisk (Simons Foundation), Peter Elmer (Princeton University (US))

This workshop will focus on the current research practices and future needs for Data Organization, Management and Access (DOMA) across the fields of Astronomy, Genomics and High Energy Physics. We will discuss and identify possibilities for integration across the different fields, as well as opportunities for common research and development activities.

The workshop will take place on 16-17 Nov, 2017 at the Flatiron Institute (Simons Foundation) in New York City.

Live Notes

Breakout session documents: Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs

Slide deck of all meeting participants and their introductions/interests

Group photo (click for larger version):


This event is being jointly organised by the S2I2-HEP Conceptualization project and by the Flatiron Institute (Simons Foundation), including travel support for some participants. The S2I2-HEP project is supported by National Science Foundation grants ACI-1558216, ACI-1558219, and ACI-1558233.  


  • Thursday, November 16
  • Friday, November 17
    • 8:30 AM 9:00 AM
      Breakfast 30m
    • 9:00 AM 9:20 AM
      Ceph successes and challenges with open source distributed storage 20m
      Speakers: Carlos Maltzahn (University of California, Santa Cruz), Sage Weil (Redhat)
    • 9:20 AM 9:40 AM
      A perspective on the challenges and opportunities of data management and sharing 20m
      Speaker: H. Birali Runesha (University of Chicago)
    • 9:40 AM 9:55 AM
      Research Data in the Cloud 15m
      Speaker: Kevin Jorissen (Amazon Web Services)
    • 9:55 AM 10:10 AM
      Storage-class memory (SCM)-centric Systems Paradigm 15m

      General purpose CPU-centric architectures and interfaces are becoming a limiting factor in the age of big data and Compute-intensive applications. A paradigm shift to storage-class memory (SCM) at the center approach, with magnitudes of order in expandable capacity, attached to heterogeneous computation devices, through modern interfaces, can be tailored for purpose-built solutions.

      Speaker: Shaun Astarabadi (Western Digital)
    • 10:15 AM 10:30 AM
      Sciunits: Reusable Research Objects 15m
      Speaker: Tanu Malik (Depaul University)
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:00 AM 12:30 PM
      Breakout Sessions 1h 30m
    • 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
      Breakout Sessions 1h
    • 2:30 PM 3:30 PM
      Summary session 1h