OHSL Sessions at Conferences

 Upcoming

Fourth Paradigm of Science Session at 100th Indian Science Congress, Kolkata, January 5th, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Bose Institute.

Our colleague, Ashok Kolaskar, has put together a very good panel of speakers for a session on the Fourth Paradigm of Science at the 100th Indian Science Congress in Kolkata, India on January 5th, 2013. OHSL, along with Internet2 and IUSSTF, worked with him to make this session a reality. Incidentally, Ashok was the host to the 99th congress in Bhubneshwar.

This is part of our combined effort to build international research network connection and shared global cyberinfrastructure.

Session Details: Fourth Paradigm of Science: Session on Large Data for Science and Technology

Past Events

Session Title

Biomedical Knowledge Cloud: A Network to Transform Healthcare

Internet2 Spring 2012, Arlington, VA, April 22-25, 2012

Session Speaker(s):

Kenneth Buetow, Arizona State University, Complex Adaptive Systems

Marcia A. Kean, Feinstein Kean Healthcare

James G. Williams, Indiana University

Moderator:

Anil Srivastava Open Health Systems Laboratory

Session Abstract:

Biomedicine is poised for a dramatic wave of change, in which all its constituents break through their traditional silos and begin to work in a networked ecosystem. Such a networked ecosystem will be comprised of the biopharmaceutical industry, research institutions, IT service providers, hospitals and physicians, and consumers.

Working together, they will create and sustain a Biomedical Knowledge Cloud that enables them to collaborate and exchange data in a systematized and frictionless way to achieve ‘data liquidity.’ In the resulting research and clinical care paradigm, data will move along the continuum from basic scientific discovery to product development to clinical care to outcomes and surveillance so that each phase continually informs and improves the next phase in accelerated fashion. Real-world examples of this new approach are already underway and will be presented, including collaborations among academic centers and pharmaceutical companies to conduct molecular-based clinical trials. New informatics systems have also been developed that enable all participants in the ecosystem to facilely collect, aggregate, integrate, analyze, interpret and distribute massive amounts of data in real-time.

Panelists will describe the Biomedical Knowledge Cloud, new forms of networked collaboration, and new IT capabilities.

Session Title

Research and Education Networks in India

Internet2 Spring 2012, Arlington, VA, April 22-25, 2012

Session Speaker(s):

Dr. R. Chidambaram, Government of India

BK Gairola, National Knowledge Network

James Williams, Indiana University

Subrata Chattopadhyay, GARUDA

N. Mohan Ram, ERNET

Michael Cheetham, Indo-US Science and Technology Fund

Debapriya Dutta, Science and Technology, Government of India

Moderator:

Anil Srivastava Open Health Systems Laboratory

Session Abstract:

Very extensive research and education networking (RENs) are in place in India and growing by ‘leaps and bounds’. Internet2 leadership played an active role in promoting the concept of advanced RENs in the initial stage along with the World Bank and India’s National Knowledge Commission. However, now the networks—NKN, ERNET, GARUDA—are operational using a common optical fiber backbone, and more RENs are being implemented in the areas like agriculture, cancer and higher education, there has been little exchange between Indian REN community and Internet2 community.

The purpose of this session would be to bring together key stakeholders and Internet2 community for what President Obama and Secretary Clinton describe as ‘defining partnerships of 21st century”.

Session Title

Global Shared Cyber-infrastructure for Medical Research

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, Boston, MA, April 24-26, 2012

Open Access Models & Tools for Data Management, Research Communications, and Computing Resources 

Session Speaker(s):

Ken Buetow, Ph.D., Director, Computational Sciences and Informatics, Arizona State University

Marcia Kean, Chairman, Strategic Initiatives, Feinstein Kean

George A. Komatsoulis, Ph.D., Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer (acting)/Chief, Informatics Operations Branch (acting), Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

H. Kim Lyerly, M.D., George Barth Geller Professor of Cancer Research, Duke University; Director, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center

James G. Williams, Director, International Networking, Indiana University

Moderator:

Anil Srivastava,Director, Cancer Collaboratory, Open Health Systems Laboratory

Session Abstract:

Physical sciences have created the basic infrastructure of advanced networks and high performance computing for research, however, the life sciences have been lagging behind in spite of the growing need for computational and systems biology; translational and personalized medicine; and the fact that data intensity of medical and life sciences may be many times more than physical sciences. The panel will bring together experts from across the world with use cases and a practical vision to put together a Global Shared Cyber-infrastructure for Medical Research.

Hear ideas for a practical roadmap that integrates networks and computing resources in accordance with the best of breed knowledge of interoperable, standard based, open source biomedical informatics into an open system and creating an ‘ever widening, never ascending’ collaboratory framework.

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