CENTRA Meeting 2018- Smart Cyberinfrastructure for Transnational Science
Save the dates! The CENTRA 3 All-Hands Meeting will be hosted by NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) on May 14-16, 2018, Tokyo, Japan. Proceded by PRAGMA 34 Workshop (May 10-11), also in Tokyo. The PRAGMA 34 technical program and social activities in the intervening weekend also provide CENTRA 3 attendees with additional opportunities for professional interactions.
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, and the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), Portugal.
CENTRA researchers have access to several unique international testbeds.
CENTRA and Sister Meetings in 2017
The second annual all-hands meeting of CENTRA and the following collocated events were hosted by ACIS Lab, University of Florida. The full program book of all four events and video recordings of the SUNTOWNS Workshop are also available and linked below.
- April 1-2: CENTRA Student Hackathon - Meet the winning teams here!
- April 10-12: CENTRA 2 All-Hands Meeting - Final Program
- April 12: SUNTOWNS (Smart UNIversity TOWNS) Workshop - Video Recordings
- April 13-14: PRAGMA 32 Workshop Presentations
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 and the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) in Portugal. 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.