ADVANCING THE SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING OF DISTRIBUTED SOFTWARE-DEFINED CYBERINFRASTRUCTURES
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CENTRA Meeting 2020-1

The CENTRA 5 Meeting: HPC and AI Convergence for Smart Connected Communities (May 13-15, 2020) has been postponed to May 2021 due to COVID-19. CENTRA 5 will be hosted by our Institutional Member INESC TEC (Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science) in Porto, Portugal. We look forward to seeing you in Porto!

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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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2020-21 Global CENTRA Webinar Series

CENTRA invites you to attend the 2020-21 webinar series to learn about ongoing and proposed CENTRA collaborative research topics. The purpose of these webinars is also to engage international researchers in transnational collaborations. Webinar presentations will include descriptions of specific technical areas or questions where collaborations are desirable and attendees will have the opportunity to follow up with presenters on their interest in engaging in such collaborations. The Global CENTRA Webinars are free and open to all, regardless of whether attendees have been involved in CENTRA member organizations or not. Please invite your colleagues and students who may be interested in the webinar topics or may benefit from interacting with the speakers and CENTRA researchers! Click below (on View Details) to find information about the webinar times, dates, speakers and registrations pages that link to the abstract of each presentation.

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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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