Wednesday, April 30, 2008
May 3, 2008 - Town Hall Meeting
PSHS International Town Hall Meeting
Topic: Alumni and NGOs
ALL PSHS Alumni
DATE: May 3, 2008 Saturday
TIME: 3:00 PM California Time
Access Code: 19831983
Our topic is "Alumni and NGO's." Our guest speakers include PSHS alumni from various Alumni Batches who are doing interesting work within their non-governmental organizations. They will discuss what it is like to work in an NGO, their organizations' missions, the challenges they face, and how PSHS alumni around the world can benefit by tapping into the network of PSHS alumni who are working with NGO's. We will also provide listeners with the latest news about our activities to benefit PSHS. Please join us!
Friends of Philippine Science
302 Washington Street Suite 512
San Diego, California 92103
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Visit the temporary website that I created (click on the following link): A-GRID
Note: Click on the photo to see a larger view.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
CHED (Philippine Commission on Higher Education) Technical Committee on IT (Information Technology) Curriculum Development
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Photo Caption: (L-R) Ms. Ines Loge, Dr. Fabian Dayrit, Dr. Raffy Saldaña, Dr. Bernard Mely
Today (23 April 2008) Dr. Bernard Mely, Director, South East Asia Bureau of the Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France) and Ms. Ines Loge, science and technology attache of the Embassy of France to the Philippines, had a meeting with Fr. Ben Nebres, SJ (president of Ateneo de Manila University), Dr. Fabian Dayrit (dean of the School of Science and Engineering of Ateneo), chairpersons and representatives of the different departments in the School of Science and Engineering and me.
Dr. Mely who is based in Hanoi, Vietnam presented some information about the CNRS and its programs related to research collaboration between France and countries in South East Asia.
After the meeting, Dr. Dayrit and I accompanied Dr. Mely and Ms. Loge to different scientific laboratories in the campus.
To see more photos of Dr. Mely's visit in Ateneo, click on the following link (then click on each photo to see a larger image or select 'Slideshow' for an animated view):
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The current board members of the Philippine Science High School Alumni Association (PSHS AA), in cooperation with the Philippine Science High School National Alumni Association (NAA), would like to supplement the PSHS Alumni website (http://www.pshsaa.org/) with an official blog: PISAY! (PSHS Alumni Forum and Updates) (http://pisayforum.blogspot.com).
The aim of PISAY! is to inform the PSHS Alumni from all campuses about current issues and concerns pertaining to the PSHS alumni.
It also aims to solicit feedback/comments/reactions/suggestions regarding these issues and concerns.
The moderator of this blog is Dr. Rafael "Raffy" Saldaña, corporate secretary of the PSHS National Alumni Association and assistant corporate secretary of the PSHS Alumni Association.
For inquiries, send e-mail to email@example.com
in Quezon City, Philippines
PISAY ! (PSHS Alumni Forum and Updates)
"Reach for our dreams... Strive for our goals... Search for the untarnished truth!" ... This is the official blog of the Philippine Science High School Alumni Association, created in cooperation with the PSHS National Alumni Association, that is dedicated to current issues pertaining to the PSHS (or 'Pisay') alumni from all PSHS campuses. For inquiries send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
"The HealthGrid conference is the premier conference on the transformation of biomedical research, education and medical care through the application of Grid technologies.
HealthGrid is dedicated to:
- Enhancing biomedical research and healthcare delivery
- Creating an open collaborative virtual community
- Communicating the collective knowledge of the HealthGrid community
HealthGrid is an interdisciplinary community of computer scientists, physicians, medical educators and students, epidemiologists, bioinformatics and medical informatics experts, military medicine specialists, security and policy makers, economists and futurists.
The conference program will include a number of high-profile keynote presentations, complemented by a set of refereed papers, which will be selected through the present call for papers."
Conference Website: http://chicago2008.healthgrid.org/
June 25 - 28, 2008, Barcelona, Spain
*** The full program is available at http://www.cars-int.org/ ***
*** Discounted fees for registrations until April 25, 2008***
with the support of many colleagues and professional societies, the final CARS program for Barcelona is now available on the website. CARS distinguishes itself most clearly from other congresses in its focus on innovative solutions to image and model guided diagnosis and therapy. Fulfilling modern clinical requirements with R&D excellence is the core value provided in 474 lecture and poster presentations included in 66 scientific/medical sessions, workshops and tutorials of the CARS 2008 program.
In addition, 90 invited presentations will be given by international experts to provide CARS attendees with the latest developments on advanced methods and technologies for health care. Special events have been included to focus on highly innovative developments which impact the future of health care. Examples are the interactice session on breast CAD, sessions on cone beam CT, biomarkers, open source software, validation, surgical workflow, model-guided therapy, surgical robotics, surgical PACS and the digital operating room. With this level of active participation from many institutions world wide, which substantially exceeded any expectations, CARS 2008 in Barcelona provides a highly professional program for the participants.
We invite you to take part in the exciting events of CARS 2008 and to visit and enjoy Barcelona in June. Barcelona and Catalonia with its rich culture, art and architecture, a wide variety of scenery and a renowned cuisine will make your participation at CARS 2008 an unforgettable event.
Please note that discounted fees for registration are available until April 25, 2008.
Javier Herrero, MD, PhD // Heinz U. Lemke, PhD
CARS 2008 President // CARS Organizer
CARS Conference Office
For registration and additional information, contact the CARS Conference Office at
Monday, April 21, 2008
Please be informed that the PSHS National Alumni Association Annual General Meeting (originally scheduled this Saturday, April 26, 2008) has been postponed to June 14, 2008 (Saturday).
For inquiries please send e-mail to email@example.com
Rafael P. Saldaña
PSHS National Alumni Association
Photo Caption: (L-R): Raffy, Raymond, Butch, Ciel, Joey O., Roggie, Joey T., Joel, Jun, and Dang
1. History of Earth Day: http://www.project21.org/EarthDay07History.html
2. Wikipedia article on Earth Day:
3. Earth Day Network:
Image Source: www.CatholicGreetings.org
I am publishing the document in this blog so that other people may have an easier time locating the document (using Google search).
Click on the Figure to see a larger view.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
KUDOS to all participants and winners!!!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Dr. Chen and Merri Su are our partners (from Taiwan) in the French government funded international research collaboration project on content-based image retrieval using grid computing, the ONCO-MEDIA project (See http://www.onco-media.com/).
Click on the following link to view photos taken during our dinner in Formosa restaurant:
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I was informed that only 500 visitors were allowed to tour Turtle Island in a given day. Applications to visit the island have to be done several days in advanced.
Turtle Island is an ecological preservation area. Its former inhabitants have already been transferred to the main island of Taiwan.
Click on the following links to view photos of our tour in Turtle Island, Taiwan:
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Dear Fellow Board Members,
Kindly share the attached board resolution (re: PSHS BOT decision to extend remedial classes to 3 senior students who failed in Math 5) with your respective batch egroups. It is our responsibility to inform the alumni community where the Board stands on issues such as this.
Give your own introduction/ backgrounder to this controversy so they know where we're coming from.
Thanks and regards,
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
MANILA, Philippines - A Filipino taking up his doctoral degree in the United Kingdom received a special award from an international competition which celebrates the achievements of international students and their contributions to the UK.The Department of Foreign Affairs reported the accomplishment of Dr. Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III, a third-year PhD student at the School of Social Sciences of Cardiff University in Wales.
Prisno received a “Highly Commended" award from the SHINE 2008 International Student Award from the British Council, the UK's international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations.“I am extremely happy with the award as I have made a very good name for Cardiff University and my country, the Philippines," Prisno said.According to the DFA, Prisno joined the contest for people to understand the plight of populations in poverty and marginalized conditions, and what he does to help the less fortunate. He is the first Filipino to win the award.
Eligible international students had to write a letter narrating how the UK has excited or challenged them.“It’s easy to enter. Simply write us a letter telling us all about your time in the UK and how the UK has challenged and excited you.
Our panel of judges – other students, education professionals and British Council colleagues – will choose the best letters to become shining examples of UKlife for future international students," read in the competitions’ website.
Prisno, who hails from Tacloban City, is a medical doctor with special interest in global health and international health policy. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (cum laude) degree and Doctor of Medicine from the University of the Philippines. Prisno has worked in the field of international health and health research and policy in the Philippines, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, and Brazil under the European Union, World Health Organization and the International Labor Organization. His PhD research looks at the sexual risk taking behavior of merchant seafarers in the context of AIDS. “I have been working mostly in the area of health and welfare, poverty and HIV/AIDS. My research is looking at the vulnerability of seafarers to HIV/AIDS," he explained.
- Mark J. Ubalde, GMANews.TV
Note: I think that Dr. Prisno and I were together in one of the International Science and Engineering (ISEF) events organized by Intel, either in ISEF 2003 (in Cleveland, Ohio, USA) or in ISEF 2006 (in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA). I was one of the Grand Awards Judges in these events.
Photo Caption: Members of the Champion Team (Team 3 Pi/4) from Ateneo de Manila University during the Awarding Ceremony of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2008 (Philippines). Source: http://jayrreyes.multiply.com/photos/album/94/Imagine_Cup_Finals_2008#98 )
With great honor and pride, the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science announces the winners of the 2008 Microsoft Imagine Cup Software Design Competition:
Champion: Team 3 Pi/4
Wilhansen Joseph Li 3CS
Salvador Reyes Jr. 4CS
Roderick Simon Tan 3ME
Coach: Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ph.D.
1st Runner Up: Team Tibecom
Marion Joren Olmillo, 2MIS
Kristine Ester Pascual, 2CS
Victor Patrick Tanedo, 2CS
Coach: Adrian Rodriguez BSCS 2005
Our champions will represent the Philippines in the Imagine Cup World finals this coming July in Paris, France.
Ma. Regina E. Estuar, Ph.D.
Department of Information Systems and Computer Science
School of Science and Engineering
Ateneo de Manila University
Note: Dr. Ma. Mercedes "Didith" Rodrigo is my colleague in the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science; Wilhansen "Wil" Li and Salvador 'JR' Reyes Jr. are former students of mine in calculus. Congratulations to Didith, Wil, JR, and the rest of the Ateneo winning teams in the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2008.
Related Link: http://jayrreyes.multiply.com/journal/item/416/Ateneo_team_wins_Microsoft_Imagine_Cup_2008_in_RP_
Fatty Acids in Aqueous Solution: A Molecular Dynamics Study
Erwin P. Enriquez and Deniz P. Wong
Department of Chemistry
School of Science and Engineering,
Ateneo de Manila University
April 17, 2008, Thursday, 4:30-6:00 pm
Schmitt Hall C109
The aim of the study is to determine the unique feature of the C-12 fatty acid (lauric acid) in comparison with other fatty acids from C8 to C16 when dissolved inaqueous solution. This is motivated by the question: why the C-12 is the best length interms of the antimicrobial properties of the fatty acids, which in turn,might be linked to thegood medicinal properties of coconut oil (which is roughly 50% in C12).
A promising discovery about coconut oil is its anti-bacterial and anti-viral activity, which are believed to be due to its high (about 50 %) laurate (C-12) content.- There have been several hypotheses regarding this antimicrobial action—it is suggested that the fatty acid either destroys the lipid-coating that protects gram-positive bacteria or that it interferes with the signal transduction of viruses. Further, it is still not clear why the C-12 among other fatty acids of other chain lengths has such an optimal antimicrobial property. One explanation is that the inhibitory fatty acid must be sufficiently water soluble to reach an effective concentration in the aqueous solution and yet hydrophobic enough to interact with the hydrophobic proteins or lipids on the microbial cell surface.
Towards this inquiry, we embarked on a molecular dynamics (MD) investigation of a homologous series of fatty acids from C-8 to C-16 to observe any structural features that may be unique for C-12 when dissolved in aqueous solution. Molecular dynamics was done for a single fatty acid molecule (in carboxylate form) in a water box (using the TIP3P water model) with periodic boundary conditions. The MD software used was NAMD 2.6 which was run on a quad-core PC on a Windows XP platform. VegaZZ 2.1.0 was used to prepare the molecules prior to MD calculation, and analysis of the data was done using VMD 1.8.6.
The MD simulations reveal that all the fatty acid molecules were stable in a generally stretched conformation in aqueous solution during the 1 ns simulation runs. Qualitatively, one can argue that the conformational stability of the acid in water is due to three competing forces: (1) backbone strain, (2) hydration forces due to H-bonding or polar interactions, and (3) the hydrophobic effect. The hydrophobic effect is an entropic contribution to the stability of the system in order to minimize the ordering of water molecules surrounding a nonpolar region of a molecule. The first effect is attributed to the conformational flexibility of the chain. On the other hand, the 2nd and 3rd effects should be evident in the structuring or ordering of water near the carboxylate end of the molecule (C1) and along the generally nonpolar alkyl backbone of the fatty acid (C2 to CN), respectively. The ordering of water in the hydration layers surrounding the fatty acid is evident in the so-called radial distribution functions g(r) of Cn-OH2O, which are calculated from the MD runs. The gives the average pair-wise separation of the Cn atom from the oxygen atoms of water (OH2O) in the simulation box. The stable folded length of the fatty acid due to these competing forces is also evident in the .
We hypothesize that the length of C-12 is indeed an optimal length that minimizes the effect of these three competing forces and that this may be demonstrated in the mapping of the g(r)’s along the backbone of the molecule. The results show high structuring of water at or near the polar carboxylate end group, as expected. There is also ordering of water near the methyl terminus and water “depletion” around the alkyl backbone, which are attributed to the hydrophobic effect.5
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 Chandler, D. Nature 2005, 437, 640-647
Monday, April 14, 2008
Message from Bansky Fermin (brother of Fr. Joey Fermin):
I am writing this email to ask for your help in finding a living liver donor for my brother, Fr. Joey Fermin, SJ.
As some of you may know as you have children or nephews in the Ateneo Grade School, he was the headmaster for the past 6 years until December 2007.
Late last year he was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. What was baffling was that the disease was rapidly progressing. The nature of his cirrhosis is unknown as he is not an alcoholic and never had hepatitis.
It is my hope that this email touches somebody's heart to be willing enough to share a part of his/her liver to allow my brother to live longer and do more good in this world.
If not, your prayers for us to be able to find a willing donor is already a big help.The living donor liver transplantation will require the donor to give a portion of his/her liver.
I know that it is a lot to ask for but our family and the Jesuit community are exhausting all venues to find a living donor.
It's a bit more difficult in his case as he has a rare blood type, A+, and none of us in the family are compatible with his blood type. If it weren't so, I would have given mine in a heartbeat.
The criteria for a living donor are the following:
Blood type: A+
Age: between 18-55 yrs. Old
Must be negative for hepatitis B and C and have no serious medical condition such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer.
Person to contact: Dr. Tex Paurom, SJ
Cell No.: 0928 5067276
Email: texmdsj@yahoo. com
Loyola House of StudiesAteneo de Manila
Thank you for taking time to read this and please pass on this email to your friends to help us widen the network so that hopefully, someone will be able to step forward.
Note: I know Fr. Joey Fermin personally. He used to be the headmaster in Ateneo de Manila University Grade School. He also used to hold Sunday mass in the Philippine Science High School (Main Campus) Dormitory. I hope that Fr. Joey finds a donor soon. Let us all pray for Fr. Joey.
Philippine Science High School, Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City 1104, Phillippines
TO ALL CONCERNED: NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
WHAT: Philippine Science High School National Alumni Association Annual Meeting
WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2008
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
WHERE: Philippine Science High School, Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City
1. Reading of the minutes of the previous meeting and action taken thereon;
2. Unfinished business;
3. New business;
4. Election (only for vacant positions in the PSHS NAA Board of Trustees)
5. Ratification of the acts of the board and the Executive Officers;
6. Other matters.
6.1 Update on the PSHS Alumni Association and PSHS National Alumni Association unification efforts.
6.2 Update on the PSHS Summer Remedial Program.
6.3 Other updates
1. On Voting: Proxy – Members of good standing shall be entitled to one vote, and they may vote in person or by proxy which must be in writing and signed by the member giving the proxy, provided the proxy is likewise a member of good standing of the Corporation.
2. On Membership
Based on the PSHS NAA Constitution the following shall be the classes of members of the Corporation:
a. Regular Members:
Every member who is a graduate of the Philippine Science High School System, consisting of the existing campuses mentioned in Republic Act (“R.A.”) No. 8496, as amended by R.A. No. 9036, and future campuses which shall be established under said laws, may become a member of the Corporation.
b. Honorary Members:
A non-graduate of the Philippine Science High School System who has rendered valuable service to the Philippine Science High School System and/or the Corporation may be nominated as an honorary member by any regular member in good standing of the Association and may be elected as such by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees.
Every member who has paid all membership dues and all authorized special assessments, plus surcharges owing thereon, and who is not under suspension from membership privileges, is a member in good standing.
Notice Prepared By:
(Sgd.) Dr. Rafael P. Saldaña
PSHS National Alumni Association
11 April 2008
Telephone/Fax: +63 2 7090907
Mobile: +63 928 5043121
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Allan (Espinosa, our cluster system administrator in Ateneo de Manila University) and I are now in Taipei Taoyuan International Airport and will board our plane (Cebu Pacific Flight 5J 0311) on our way back to Manila.
There is a place near the Immigration Area wherein a passenger may access the Internet free for 30 minutes.
It has been a productive meeting for us here in Taipei on the occassion of the EUAsiaGrid Project Kick-off Meeting and the International Symposium on Grid Computing (ISGC 2008).
To our hosts, Dr. Simon Lin of Academia Sinica Grid Computing Center (ASGC) and his staff -- THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
To the European Commission -- thank you for the funding assistance.
To all colleagues (old and new) that I met in Taipei, Taiwan over this past week, thank you for the exchange of ideas and the interaction.
in Taipei, Taiwan
"In 1991 a group of musicians got together with the aim of reviving Chinese musical tradition and finding new creative possibilities building upon that tradition, while still protecting the essence of the sizhu music (Chinese chamber music). The Chai Found Music Workshop was formed.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Later today, I will visit some electronic shops in downtown Taipei.
Friday, April 11, 2008
(a) Dr. Simon LIN
(b) Dr. Ludek MATYSKA
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
11 April 2008
(17:30 - 18:15)
Closing Ceremony & Speech
Simon C. LIN (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
"European Grid Initiative -- Current Status"
Ludek MATYSKA (CESNET, Czhekoslovakia)
Grid Applications In Biomedicine And Life Sciences II : International Symposium On Grid Computing (ISGC 2008), Taipei, Taiwan
(a) Peter RICE
(b) Kao-Cheng YIN
(c) Francois GREY
(d) Yannick LEGRE
Application – Biomedicine and Life Sciences II
Chair: Peter RICE (European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom)
"A Grid-based Medical Decision Support System"
Kao-Cheng YIN (Feng Chia University, Taiwan)
"Tackling Humanitarian Challenges with Citizen Cyberscience"
Francois GREY (CERN, Switzerland)
"SHARE: A Roadmap for Wide Adoption and Deployment of Grid Technology for Health in Europe"
Yannick LEGRE (Healthgrid, France)
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Grid Applications in Biomedicine And Life Sciences I : International Symposium On Grid Computing (ISGC 2008), Taipei, Taiwan
(Top to Bottom)
(a) Julius Pukacki
(b) Mason Hsiung
(c) Sigfried Benckner
(d) Anette Weisbecker
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
11 April 2008
14:10 - 15:40
Application – Biomedicine and Life Sciences I
Chair: Yannick LEGRE (Healthgrid, France)
"Secure grid services for cooperative work in medicine and life science"
Anette WEISBECKER (Fraunhofer IAO, Germany)
"The @neurIST Biomedical Grid Infrastructure"
Siegfried BENKNER (University of Vienna, Austria)
"Virtual Screening Service Based on Grid Application Platform"
Mason HSIUNG (ASGC, Taiwan)
"Grid Technologies for Cancer Research in the ACGT Project"
Juliusz PUKACKI (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland)
Grid Activities in Asia Pacific: International Symposium On Grid Computing (ISGC 2008), Taipei, Taiwan
(a) Dr. Marco PAGANINI (Italy) - Chair
(b) LEE (Singapore)
(c) VANNARAT (Thailand)
(d) SUHARDAMIN (Thailand)
(e) BABILONIA (Philippines)
Grid Activities in Asia Pacific III
Chair: Marco PAGANONI (INFN, Italy)
"Grid Services Provisioning"
Hing-Yen LEE, (NGO, Singapore) (remotely)
"Computing and Information Grid Development in Thailand"
Sornthep Sornthep VANNARAT (NECTEC, Thailand)
"GRID Initiatives in Indonesia"
Basuki SUHARDIMAN (ITB, Indonesia)
"Grid Activities in the Philippines through the Philippine e-Science Grid Program"
Rey Vincent P. BABILONIA (ASTI, Philippines)
Senior Techinal Specialist
Global Systems Practice
Sun Microsystems, Singapore
"On-Demand Computing using Network.com
Utility based infrastructure and Application Services"
Accelerate Business Processes
- Faster, more accurate decision making
Productivity and Collaboration
- Access to distributed data, information insight
Accelerate. Collaborate. Optimize
IBM: 45, 000 developers
Server Grid Infrastructure
Grid management center
Grid resource controller
A cloud is a pool
Vietnam Ministry Leverages Cloud to Run Innovation Program
- The Experience of the Grid
- Examples beyond e-Science
- Issues and new trends: Green Grid and Cloud Computing
- Cost considerations
1.0 The Experience of the Grid
Grids for e-Science: a success story so far?
Grids beyond e-Science?
- Slower adoption: prefer differnt environments, tools and have different TCOs
> Intra grids, internal dedicated clusters, cloud computing
- e-Business applications
> Finance, ERP, SMEs
- Industrial applications
> Automotive, aerospace pharmaceutical, telecom
- e-Government applications
> earth observation, etc.
- Industry also demostrated interest in becoming an HPC insfrastructure provider:
> on-demand infrastructures:
a. cloud and elastic computing, pay as you go...
b. data centers: data getting more and more attention
> service hosting: outsourced integrated services
- "Pre-commercial procurement"
> reserch-industry collaboration in Europe to achieve new leading-edge products
a. example: PRACE building a PTeflop Supercomputer
e-Infrastructure in Europe
a. research network infrastructure
b. computing grid infrastructure
c. data and knowledge infrastructure
d. a series of other products
Emerging new trends: Green Grid and Pay per ... CPU/GB
The Green Grid, IBM Big Gree and other IT industry initiatives try to address current HPC limits
Cloud computing and storage in demandAmazon EC2
International Symposium on Grid Computing
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
11 April 2008 (Friday)
09:00 - 10:20 Industry Session
MOderator: Craig LEE
"Grid and Cloud Computing: Opportunities and Challenges for e-Science"
Fabrizio GAGLIARDI (Microsoft, USA)
"Resource Virtualization and Optimization via Grid and Cloud Computing"
Moon KIM (IBM, USA)
"On-Demand Computing Using Network.com"
Melvin KOH (Sun Microsystems, Inc., Singapore)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Grid Activities In Asia Pacific II: International Symposium on Grid Computing (ISGC 2008), Taipei, Taiwan
ISGC 2008, Taipei, Taiwan
10 April 2008 (Thursday)
Chair: Simon C. LIN (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
"Australia's National Infrastructure for Research"
Markus BUCHORN (ANU, Australia) (Remotely)
"Grid Opeartion at Tokyo Tier-2 Center for Atlas"
Hiroyuki MATSUNAGA (University of Tokyo, Japan)
"In vitro Validation of Virtual Screening Method Using HEalth GRID for the Development of Neurominidase Inhibitor"
Young-Min KIM, Doman KIM (CNU, Korea)
"Water Resource Data GRID of Thailand"
Royol CHITRADON (HAII, Thailand)
The Academic Grid (A-Grid), A Learning Grid for Malaysia: Motivation and Future Plans"
Suhaimi NAPIS (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
"Grid Activities in China"
Gang CHEN (Chinese Academy of Science, China)
"Grid Computing for Health and Evironment: Experiences and Perspectives in the Philippines"
Rafael SALDAÑA (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines)
"IOT-HCM System and Grid Activities in Vietnam"
Tan Van LANG (Institute of Information Technology, Vietnam)
Grid Activities In Asia Pacific I: International Symposium On Grid Computing (ISGC 2008), Taipei, Taiwan
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Chair: Marco PAGANONI (INFN, Italy)
"High Energy Physics Related GRID Activity in India"
Atul GURTU (TIFR, India)
"e-Science Infrastructure and Applications in Taiwan"
Eric YEN (ASGC, Taiwan)
"K e-Sicence: Korea Science Gateay"
Beob Kyun KIM and Soonwook HWANG (KISTI, Korea)
"ThaiGrid: From Infrastructure to Services and Beyond"
Piyawut SRICHAIKUL (NECTEC) and Putchong UTHAYOPAS (ThaiGrid, Thailand)
"KnowledgeGRID Malaysia: The Next Journey of Malaysia's National Grid Computing Initiative"
Luke Jing YUAN (MIMOS, Malaysia)
"Grid Activities at KEK and Future Plans"
Takashi SASAKI (KEK, Japan)
3F, Building for Humanities and Social Sciences
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Wednesday, 9 April 208
(Working Package presentation and feedback from partners)
13:30 - 14:30 Working Package 2 (Alexander Voss, NCeSS, Univ. of Manchester, UK)
14:30 - 15:50 Working Package 3 (Ludek Matyska, CESNET, Czech Republic)
15:50 - 16:10 Coffee Break
16:10 - 16:50 Working Package 4 (ASGC, Taiwan)
16:50 - 17:30 Working Package 5 (Marco Paganoni, INFN, Italy)
17:30 - 18:00 Wrap Up (Marco Paganoni, INFN, Italy)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
to view the photos.
EUAsiaGrid Kick-off Meeting - Taipei - 8th-9th April 2008
All EUAsiaGrid members are allowed to use and reproduce these photos for the purpose of the EUAsiaGrid project according that individual recognizable on each photo give explicit publishing rights.
For non-EUAsiaGrid project's member you shall request explicit usage rights by sending an email to disseminate(at)healthgrid.orgPlease, when publishing photos always mention:courtesy of Yannick Legré - www.healthgrid.org (c) 2008or courtesy of www.healthgrid.org (c) 2008
International Conference Hall
Chao-Han LIU, Vice President, Academia Sinica, TW
Maw-Kuen WU, Director, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, TW
Keynote Speech: Conflicts and Synergies Between Academia and Industry
Craig LEE, The Aerospace Corporation, US
Group Photo & Coffee Break
Grid Activities in Asia Pacific I
Chairs: Marco PAGANONI, INFN, IT
High Energy Physics Related GRID Activity in India
Atul GURTU, TIFR, ID
e-Science Infrastructure and Applications in Taiwan
Eric YEN, ASGC, TW
K e-Science: Korea Science Gateway
Beob Kyun KIM, Soonwook HWANG, KISTI, KR
Glenn MOLONEY, University of Melbourne, AU(Cancelled)
ThaiGrid: From Infrastructure to Services and Beyond
Piyawut SRICHAIKUL, NECTEC, TH
Putchong Uthayopas, ThaiGrid, TH
KnowledgeGRID Malaysia: The Next Journey of Malaysia’s National Grid Computing Initiative Luke Jing YUAN, MIMOS, MY
Grid Activities at KEK and Future Plans
Takashi SASAKI, KEK, JP
Below are the details:
Project Title: EUASIAGRID - Towards a common e-Science infrastructure for the European and Asian Grids
Over-all Project Leader: Prof. Marco Paganoni, Instituto Nazional di Fisica Nucleare, Milan, Italy
Project Leader for Ateneo de Manila University: Dr. Rafael Saldaña
1. Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
2. CESNET, z.s.p.p. (Czhech Republic)
3. University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
4. HealthGrid (France)
5. Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)
6. The Australian National University (Australia)
7. Academica Sinica (Taiwan)
8. Advanced Science and Technology Institute (Philippines)
9. Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute (Thailand)
10. Infocomm Development Authority (Singapore)
11. Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Information Technology (Vietnam)
12. Institute of Technology of Bandung (Indonesia)
13. National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (Thailand)
14. Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)
15. MIMOS Berhard (Malaysia)
The EUAsiaGrid project contributes to the aims of the EU Research Infrastructure FP7 Programme by "promoting international interoperation between similar infrastructures with the aim of reinforcing the global relevance and impact of European e-Infrastructure."
The project's main goal will be to pave the way towards an Asian e-Science Grid Infrastructure, in synergy with the other European Grid inititiatives in Asia, namely EGEE-III via its Asia Federation, and both the EUChina GRID and EU-IndiaGRID projects and their eventual follow on efforts. Taking advantage fo the existing global Grid technologies, with the specific emphasis on the European experience with the gLite middleware and applications running on top of it, the project plans to to encourage federating approaches across scientific disciplines and communities. EUAsiaGrid will act as a support action, aiming to define and implement a policy to promote the gLite middleware developed within the EU EGEE project across Asian copuntries. Its main actions will be to spread disemination, provide training, support scientifica applications and monitor the results.
Project Launch: We (the EUAsiaGrid Partners) will have a kick-off meeting in Academica Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan on April 7-11, 2008 during the International Symposium on Grid Computing 2008 (http://www2.twgrid.org/event/isgc2008/ ). I will participate in the Symposium as an invited speaker and give a presentation on our experiences on biomedical applications of Grid Computing.
Our cluster system administrator Allan Espinosa will join me in the project launch in Taiwan.
Rafael Saldaña, Ph.D.
Grid and High Performance Computing Research Group
School of Science and Engineering
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Tel./Fax.: +63 2 4266125