8th IEEE International Conference on eScience 2012 - Chicago, USA Thank you! Thanks to all eScience attendees and contributors, and we look forward to seeing you again in Beijing for eScience 2013 eScience 2012 The 8th IEEE International Conference on eScience (eScience 2012) will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 8-12 October 2012, with workshops (including the Microsoft eScience Workshop) on 8-9 October and the main conference events on 10-12 October. Scientific research is increasingly carried out by communities of researchers that span disciplines, laboratories, organizations and national boundaries. Scientists Studied How Our Brains Would React to Teleportation Teleportation turns out to be an easy thing to simulate, neurologically speaking. The rhythmic brain patterns that appear in real-world spatial navigation reappear as subjects navigate virtualized environments on a screen, and, while real-world teleportation is not a thing that exists, in a virtual environment it's just a matter of suddenly dropping a subject in new surroundings. Click. Thanks to neuroscientists at UC Davis, we now have some idea of what the neurological response is to such an abrupt change. In a study published Thursday in Neuron, the group describes virtualized navigation experiments involving three epilepsy patients who had been previously wired with electrodes inside of their brains for seizure-monitoring purposes. The neuroscience of spatial navigation is an elusive thing. The upshot is that navigation persists even when the brain is deprived of new "live" information about its surroundings. Image: Ekstrom et al The experiment went like this.
Welcome | CSEP Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships International Workshop on Collaborative Cloud | VeRSI: engaging, collaborating, developing ... bringing eResearch to researchers Event Date and Time: Sun, 14/10/2012 - 12:00am - Wed, 17/10/2012 - 12:00am Many emerging services, such as tele-work, e-government and business solutions, are using cloud computing in various forms to their advantage. Some businesses are providing services by outsourcing parts of their business processes, which are now hosted as cloud-based software services. Others are adopting cloud-based IT infrastructure to be able to host their outsourced services. This trend will be both economically and technically feasible only when the application services outsourced from various enterprises work seamlessly when deployed across multiple cloud platforms. CollabCloud 2012 brings together researchers and practitioners from around the world to share their experiences on using 'single cloud' versus 'multiple clouds' and discuss the benefits of collaboration across clouds. Topics of interest Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): Venue: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Skills for Grown-Ups Center for Spintronics and Quantum Computation Center: About Jon Postel Jon Postel, Internet Pioneer August 6, 1943 - October 16, 1998 "Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you send." -- jon RFC-1122 (originates in RFC760) "Jon has been our North Star for decades ... He was the Internet's Boswell and its technical conscience." -- Vint Cerf About Our Namesake Click here for public relations material. Jon was many things to many people in the Internet: In its infancy, Jon worked on its development, from its early protocols, to the creation of TCP/IP. Jon's influence is felt throughout the Internet, in its protocols, in their documentation, in the DNS names we use and the 'dot' we use to separate them, and, in no small way, in the 'good engineering' that helped the Internet thrive from its inception in 1969 to today. Jon worked at ISI from March 21, 1977, and since January 1, 1997 was the Division Director of USC/ISI's Computer Networks Division, which hosts Postel Center. Quotes "It's perfectly appropriate to be upset.
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