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University of Hyderabad
&
University of California, San Diego

The Geosciences Network (GEON) Cyberinfrastructure Workshop at the University of Hyderabad, India, 24th-27th October 2005

Organised by
San Diego Supercomputer Center - University of California, San Diego
Center for Modeling Simulation and Design & Center for Earth and Space Sciences - University of Hyderabad


What is GEON?
GEON is developing cyberinfrastructure for integrative research to enable transformative advances in Geoscience research and education. The key science driver in GEON is a more quantitative understanding of the 4-D evolution of the continental lithosphere (gravity modeling of 3D geological features, study of active tectonics, faults and earthquakes, geodynamics model, lithospheric structure)

Workshop at the University of Hyderabad (UofH).
GEON will conduct a Cyberinfrastructure Workshop at the University of Hyderabad, India, jointly with Center for Modeling, Simulation and Design (CMSD), Center for Earth & Space Sciences (CESS) & San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), immediately following the PRAGMA9 (Pacific Rim Application & Grid Middleware Assembly) meeting in October 2005. The University of Hyderabad (UofH) is one the leading science universities in India. Recently, UofH has established a Supercomputer Center and launched a new Center for Earth and Space Sciences (CESS). UofH is a member of the PRAGMA project (http://www.pragma-grid.net) and will host the PRAGMA9 meeting, which will feature a session on Geosciences / GEON.

Themes:

  • Fundamentals of Geosciences, Geo databases
  • Architecture of GEON
  • Enabling Technologies for GEON
  • Applications of GEON: Case Studies
This activity helps in cross-fertilization between IT and Geosciences and enable new modes of Geosciences research particularly in Atmospheric Sciences, Mineral Exploration and Remote Sensing.

UofH plans to deploy a GEON node in order to host a geochemistry database and other geoscience services. A number of Earth Science related institutions are collocated in the city of Hyderabad including, the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD) and the Geological Survey of India (GSI).

The Workshop will be conducted at the University of Hyderabad between 24 and 27 October, 2005, after PRAGMA9. The GEON node will also be installed at that time.

This is one of the first formal international collaborations GEON has developed. Plans to add other international partners are being developed.

We invite students, researchers, teachers and professionals to participate in the Workshop.

Registration Fees :
Student ....... : Rs. 300 IEEE Professional ........ : Rs. 750
Teacher ....... : Rs. 500 Non-IEEE Professional ... : Rs. 1000

Univ. of Hyderabad, India
San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD

Contacts:

SDSC
Dr. Chaitanya Baru
University of California,
San Diego Supercomputer Center

9500 Gilman Drive,
La Jolla, CA 92093-0505
Phone : +1-858-534-5035
email: baru@sdsc.edu

CMSD
Prof. Arun Agarwal
Prof. in-charge
Center for Modeling,
Simulation and Design
University of Hyderabad

P.O. Central University, Gachibowli,
Hyderabad - 500 046, INDIA
Tel: 091-040-23010704
Fax: 091-040-23010780
email: aruncs@uohyd.ernet.in

CESS
Prof. K.V.Subbarao
Center for Earth & Space
Sciences
University of Hyderabad

P.O. Central University, Gachibowli,
Hyderabad - 500 046, INDIA
Tel: 091-040-23132669
Fax: 091-040-23011090
Mobile:0-9392472503
email:
kvsubbarao_iitb@yahoo.co.in
kaigala.subbarao@gmail.com