EINFRA Workshop

eScience 2019

Workshop on Platform-driven e-Infrastructure Innovations

Catamaran Resort, San Diego, CA, USA

Tuesday September 24, 2019 8:30am – 12:00pm
Macaw Room

We are happy to announce the following agenda. We and all authors are looking forward to see you in San Diego!


Keynote: Zettascale computing on an Exascale platform
Shantenu Jha, Rutgers University


Transkribus. A Platform for Automated Text Recognition and Searching of Historical Document
Sebastian Colutto, University of Innsbruck


The AllScale API
Thomas Fahringer, University of Innsbruck


European HPC Landscape
Florian Berberich, PRACE and Jülich Supercomputing Center


ESiWACE: On European Infrastructure Efforts for Weather and Climate Modeling at Exascale
Joachim Biercamp, German Climate Computing Center


Reference Exascale Architecture
Martin Bobák, Slovak Academy of Sciences


Unlocking the LOFAR LTA
Onno Valkering, University of Amsterdam



We outline the vision of “Learning Everywhere” which captures the possibility and impact of learning methods coupled to traditional HPC methods. A primary driver of such coupling is the promise that learning will give major effective performance improvements for traditional HPC simulations. We will discuss how learning methods and HPC simulations are being integrated, and provide representative examples. We will discuss specific applications and software systems developed for ML driven MD simulations on Summit at Oak Ridge.

Shantenu Jha

Prof. Shantenu Jha is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University, a member of the Graduate Faculty in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh (UK), and a Visiting Scientist at University College London. Before moving to Rutgers, he was the lead for Cyberinfrastructure Research and Development at the CCT at Louisiana State University. His research interests lie at the triple point of Applied Computing, Cyberinfrastructure R&D and Computational Science. Shantenu is the PI of RADICAL and the lead investigator of RADICAL-Cybertools (including SAGA http://saga-project.org), which is a community standard and is part of the official middleware/software stack of most major Production Distributed Cyberinfrastructure – such as US NSF’s XSEDE and the European Grid Infrastructure.

Call for Papers

eScience 2019 welcomes the international community of researchers and software engineers from all disciplines to present and discuss their scientific practices involving data science and computing. The half-day workshop Platform-driven e-infrastructure innovations (EINFRA) invites Exascale projects and use cases to join. This workshop is a follow up of the eScience 2018 workshop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Addressing emerging grand challenges in scientific research, health, engineering or global consumer services necessitates dramatic increases in responsive supercomputing and extreme data capacities.

PROCESS – PROviding Computing solutions for ExaScalechallengeS – as a collaborative research and innovation EU project offers solutions for these challenges. With an adaptable service prototype, PROCESS will provide a scalable and easy-to-use ecosystem for different disciplines and scientific areas. The distributed services connect several storage and computing sites across Europe and enable efficient inter-centre computations.

The main goal of this workshop is to bring different approaches together and discuss commonalities and differences among these Exascale projects and use cases. Therefore, the workshop invites projects, which deal with extreme data or computing challenges to submit their innovations. The different approaches will benefit from joint discussions. From this workshop we expect also new collaborations among project and use case owners to generate a benefit for several communities which rely on solving the challenges of future e-Infrastructures.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Exascale Data Services and Architectures
  • Future Compute- and Data-Infrastructures
  • Workflow submission platforms
  • Extreme Data Use Cases and Applications

Key Dates

Paper Submissions Due:

Monday May 13, 2019

Monday May 27, 2019

Notification of Paper Acceptance:

Monday June 24, 2019

Monday July 8, 2019

Camera-ready Submissions Due:

Monday July 15, 2019

Monday July 29, 2019

Workshop Date:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Paper Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit workshop papers (Full papers 8-10 pages and Short papers 4 pages) for an oral presentation using the IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines: double-column text using single-spaced 10-point font on 8.5 x 11 inch pages. Templates are available from IEEE.
Contributions should be submitted in PDF format to easychair. It is a requirement that at least one author of each accepted paper attends the conference.


The proceedings of the workshops will be included in the eScience 2019 proceedings to be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, USA and made available online through the IEEE Digital Library.


Organizing Chairmen

  • Dieter Kranzlmüller
    Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  • Maximilian Höb
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  • Adam Belloum
    Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Program Committee

  • Adam Belloum, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Marian Bubak, Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie, Poland
  • Ladislav Hluchý, Ústav informatiky, Slovenská Akadémia Vied, Slovakia
  • Maximilian Höb, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  • Dieter Kranzlmüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  • Jason Maassen, Stichting Netherlands eScience Center, The Netherlands

Publication Chair

  • Jan Schmidt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, GermanyHöb


The 15th eScience Conference will be held in San Diego, California in the United States of America from September 24 – 27, 2019. The conference will take place at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa (3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109).

In addition, this year, eScience is co-located with the Gateways conference. The two conferences will offer a shared keynote, presentations about mutually interesting topics, and a shared evening reception, as well as opportunities for mingling during the breaks. Conference attendees will have the option to register for one or both conferences, in full or in part. These two audiences share interests, content, and culture, and we will announce further details of our collaboration in 2019. This is an opportunity to attend both events!


All questions about submissions should be emailed to workshop@process-project.eu

eScience 2018
Workshop on Platform-driven e-Infrastructure Innovations

October 29, 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Workshop summary