Thursday, June 26, 2008

Update: 1st EUAsiaGrid Training Event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Figure Caption: Location Map of MIMOS Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- venue of the 1st EUAsiaGrid Training Event. Note: Click on the figure to see a larger image.

EUAsiaGrid Training Event at MIMOS in Malaysia is scheduled from 28 ~31 July 2008.

To help train partners on the effective use and management of the Grid, the first EUAsiaGrid Training Event will be held from 28-31 July 2008 in MIMOS, Malaysia.

This event is designed to teach participants fundamental Grid concepts, how to use gLite for their work and how to install gLite Grid services.

The expected participants would be EUAsiaGrid partners, Asia Federation partners, as well as institutes/organization that are interested in Grid computing or any other collaboration partners.

Lecturers of this training will be from INFN (IT) and ASGC (TW) .

This EUAsiaGrid Training Event will provide the perfect opportunity for network developing with Asian and European communities, and it is believed to enhance infrastructure collaboration and project application, and reinforce the achievement that EUASiaGrid proposes.

About EUAsiaGrid Training Event

EUAsiaGrid Training Event is a four-day training hosted at MIMOS, Malaysia’s leading applied research organisation in information & communication technologies, aimed at growing globally competitive indigenous industries.

This inaugural training will be held from 28 – 31 July 2008 at MIMOS Berhad, Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

The training is to help partners on the effective use and management of the Grid technologies. It is designed to guide participants on fundamental Grid concepts, how to use gLite for their work and how to install gLite Grid services. The targeted participants would be EUAsiaGrid partners, Asia Federation partners, as well as institutes/organisations or any other collaboration partners, who are interested in Grid computing. Trainers will be from Italy’s National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and Taiwan’s Academia Sinica Grid Computing (ASGC).The EUAsiaGrid Training Event will provide the perfect opportunity for network development with Asian and European communities. It is also aimed to enhance infrastructure collaboration and project application, and ensuring achievement of EUAsiaGrid objectives.


Kindly visit:


Date: 28 – 31 July 2008
Time: 9.00am – 5.30pm
MIMOS Berhad Technology Park Malaysia 57000
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 603 8995 5000 & 603 8995 5150
Fax: 603 8996 275


Interested persons please should reply to Wai Keat Ng or Bazli with the following information by 11 July 2008:

• Full Name
• Organisation
• Country
• Corresponding E-mail
• Contact Number

For more information, contact:

Mohammad Fairus Khalid (MIMOS) :
Vicky Huang (ASGC) :
Jill Lin (ASGC) :

Trainers' Biodata

Min-Hong Tsai

Min-Hong Tsai is currently serving as the EGEE Asia-Pacific Regional Operation Center manager and Operations team leader at Academia Sinica Grid Computing (ASGC). After receiving his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tsai has worked in the engineering and telecommunication sectors. He has also gained relevant experience as CERN's technical liaisons to the SEEGRID project and as a member of CERN's Grid Deployment team focusing on operations and monitoring. More recently his work involves coordination of the operations activity at ASGC.

Shu-Ting Liao

Shu-Ting Liao is the deputy manager for Asia-Pacific Regional Operation Center and is responsible providing both regional and global operations technical support for EGEE. Over the last three years Liao has gained extensive experience assisting EGEE Grid sites design, deploy and operate their services. She has be crucial in helping Asia-Pacific increase to 22 production grid sites and at the same time maintaining a high level of service availability for the region.

Giuseppe La Rocca

Giuseppe La Rocca graduated with doctorate in Software Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy. He joined the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) of Catania as a scientific collaborator since 2004 and has been working for NA4 work package in the context of the Enabling Grid for E-sciencE (EGEE) Project until 2006. His main activity was to foster the induction of new users and scientific communities into the project in order to speed up the creation scientific results of particular relevance. During these two years of the project several applications, coming from different scientific domains such us: Astro-Particles Physics, Earth Science Communities, Life Science, have been successfully supported on the grid infrastructure.
From 2006 to 2007 he has been involved in the WP6 of the BIOINFOGRID Project. His main tasks during the project were to foster the training of the bioinformatics community, provide technical support for users and applications and establish relations with other grid projects. Up to April 2008 he was involved in LIBI Project where he developed high level services on the GENIUS Grid portal for bioinformatics community. Starting from May he is involved in EGEE-III project. He is the author of 7 proceedings of international conferences.

Dr. Diego Scardaci

Dr. Diego Scardaci was born in Catania, Italy, in 1975. He obtained Computer Science Engineering degree in the year 2000. Since 2006 he works at INFN Catania. Starting from January 2006, he has been involved in the EUChinaGRID project, funded by the European Commission. In the context of this project, he has been the task leader of the Dissemination of Advanced Grid knowledge activities. He organised many induction courses in China to spread the Grid knowledge in the Asiatic country and he participated to these courses as a tutor. Moreover, he participated as tutor in many induction courses in Europe. He has been involved in the support of the applications working in Grid environment, helping users to port their application in the Grid infrastructure. He organised Grid Schools to create the necessary knowledge for the porting of new applications to the Grid Infrastructure. Now he is involved in EELA-2 project as deputy manager of the JRA1 activity and in EUASIAGRID project.

Visa Information

For complete VISA regulations to enter Malaysia, please visit the website of Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Hotel Accommodation

Participants are recommended to make room reservation with with the following specification,

“MIMOS visitor for Travel & Hotel EUAsiaGrid training” via phone Tel: 603-2296 1188.


Address: CITITEL MID VALLEY, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Tel: 603-2296 1188 Fax: 603-2283 5551
Enquiries :

Related Link:

EUAsiaGrid Official Website:

Event Contacts:

Mohammad Fairus Khalid (MIMOS):
Vicky Huang (ASGC):
Jill Lin (ASGC):

Related Link: EUAsiaGrid Website

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