ADVANCING THE SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING OF DISTRIBUTED SOFTWARE-DEFINED CYBERINFRASTRUCTURES
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CENTRA Meeting 2019

The CENTRA 4 Meeting: Connecting Data, Applications and People in Smart Cyberinfrastructure and IoT (April 22-24, 2019) will be hosted by our Institutional Member KISTI (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information) in Jeju, Republic of Korea, co-located with PRAGMA 36 (April 25-27). Program and registration information coming soon. Save the dates! If any questions please contact gshong (at) ufl (dot) edu.

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What is CENTRA?

CENTRA stands for Collaborations to Enable Transnational Cyberinfrastructure Applications and refers to a partnership and evolving framework for collaborations amongst research centers, institutes and laboratories across the world. The founding members of CENTRA are the Advanced Computing and Information Systems (ACIS) laboratory of the University of Florida with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) of the USA, the Center of Excellence for Cyber-Enablement of Applications (CECEA) of the National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC) of Taiwan with support from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Taiwan, the ASEAN International Virtual Organization (ASEAN IVO) funded by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technologies (NICT), Japan, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) in Republic of Korea, and the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), Portugal.

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Resources

CENTRA researchers have access to several unique international testbeds.

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Collaborators

CENTRA engages international entities in collaborative research activities in several ways. Institutional members provide access to facilities and testbeds to host researchers and enable experimental work. Individual researchers who belong to member institutions, or are invited by these institutions, can participate in CENTRA projects. Current institutional members are the Advanced Computing and Information Systems (ACIS) laboratory of the University of Florida, the Center of Excellence for Cyber-Enablement of Applications (CECEA) in Taiwan, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technologies (NICT) in Japan, the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) in Portugal, and Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KISTI) in South Korea. Researchers participating in CENTRA activities are from a growing number of countries which include the following: Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Portugal, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and USA.

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