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DAFNI Development Roadmap and Engagement Event

DAFNI Team, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 from 10:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

DAFNI Development Roadmap and Engagement Event

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Theme: Making DAFNI a valuable resource for the nation’s infrastructure community

 

Meeting Loction: Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire - How to get to Rutherford Appleton Lab

 

DAFNI is located at the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, one of the most technologically advanced and active innovation communities of the nation.  The collaborative culture, world-class science facilities and industrical research and development combine to create world changing innovations every day within our 5 core sectors: big data and supercomputing, space and satellite applications, energy and environment, life sciences and healthcare, and advanced engineering and materials.

 

Infrastructure systems modelling and simulation are complex and challenging embracing a wide range of research disciplines and relating to many industries in modern society. These systems provide essential services: energy, transport, digital communications, water supply, flood protection, and waste water/solid waste collection, treatment and disposal.

 

Whilst our ability to monitor, simulate and visualise these systems has improved significantly in recent years, adopting the latest innovation in high performance computing technologies and frameworks for the research and innovation community remains a challenge.

 

DAFNI, the Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructures – a major UK national facility for advanced infrastructure system research, was launched in July 2017. DAFNI will host quality national infrastructure datasets, provide access to new high performance computing facilities, and advance research through an integrated computational and data platform. Working with partners, DAFNI will provide optimised models benefiting from advanced simulation and visualisation capabilities. As a result, the readiness of infrastructure system tools and methods will be advanced, improving their suitability for real-world challenges at scale.

 

To ensure the best-fit for research and related industry applications, the DAFNI consortium - a partnership of eleven leading UK universities with strong profiles in infrastructure system research and the Science and Technology Facility Council (STFC) with world-class large computational facility development expertise - will embark on a 3-year long iterative implementation, validation and verification programme between April 2018 and March 2021. We will work in collaboration with the community to develop cutting-edge computation, data archive, and visualisation services to underpin the next generation of complex system-of-systems modelling and simulation needs.  

 

At this event, our guests will:

 

  • Gain an early sight of the initial set of co-development pilots that are either being optimised on DAFNI or are in the pipeline

  • Explore the proposed development roadmap of DAFNI and contribute to the prioritisation process of the programme

  • Develop an understanding of ways to participate in the co-development and early adopter programme, as an academic institution or an industry partner

  • Explore some early success stories of DAFNI for infrastructure data, analytics, simulation, and visualisation and to provide inputs to their future directions

  • Network with the wider research, infrastructure, planning and policy communities

The consultation event will be held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, at Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire from 10am to 4.30pm on Tuesday 16 January.

 

Target audience: Academics interested in infrastructure system modelling, innovators and industrialists in infrastructure sector

 


Programme

 

0930-1000

Teas and coffees served in Visitors Centre

 

Part One: What is DAFNI and its purpose

 

1000-1005

(5 mins)

  • Opening

 

David Corney - Director, STFC Scientific Computing Department

1005-1015

(10 mins)

  • Introduction and Overview of the Day

 

Jim Hall – DAFNI Project Lead, Oxford University 

1015-1025

(10 mins)

  • Overview and development roadmap

 

Erica Yang – STFC DAFNI Project Director

1025-1035

(10 mins)

  • Data Capabilities

 

Stuart Barr – Chair of DAFNI Data Committee, Newcastle University

1035-1045

(10 mins)

  • Modelling Capabilities

 

Mike Batty – Chair of DAFNI Modelling Committee, UCL

1045-1055

(10 mins)

  • Visualisation Capabilities

 

Srikanth Nagella – Deputy Head of Visual Analytics and Imaging Systems, STFC

1055-1125

(30 mins)

  • Panel session - Q&A on DAFNI’s purpose (all the speakers)

 

Jim Hall – DAFNI Project Lead, Oxford University

Erica Yang – STFC DAFNI Project Director

Stuart Barr – Chair of DAFNI Data Technical Committee, Newcastle University

Mike Batty – Chair of DAFNI Modelling Technical Committee, UCL

Srikanth Nagella – Deputy Head of Visual Analytics and Imaging Systems, STFC

Samuel Chorlton – STFC DAFNI Technical Architect

Nick Cook – STFC DAFNI Service Provider, Tessella

 

 

 

Part Two: Requirement Gap Analysis for High Level Scenarios

(Lunch 1230-1315)

 

1125-1145

(20 mins)

  • Requirement Gathering and Outcomes

 

Samuel Chorlton – STFC DAFNI Technical Architect

Nick Cook – STFC DAFNI Service Provider, Tessella Ltd

 

1145-1230

(45 mins)

Breakout groups: high level scenarios and & requirement gap analysis

 

1230 - 1315

Lunch Served

1315-1400

(45 mins)

  • Breakout groups: report back 

 

 

 

Part Three: Becoming part of DAFNI

 

1400-1410

(10 mins)

  • Introduction to DAFNI Pilot & Engagement Programme

 

Erica Yang – STFC DAFNI Project Director

1410-1425

(15 mins)

  • DAFNI Pilot One

 

Matthew Ives – Oxford University

1425-1440

(15 mins)

  • Digital Twin of National Infrastructure

 

TBC - National Infrastructure Commission

1440-1455

(15 mins)

  • Contributing to and Using DAFNI

 

John Kewley (data) – STFC DAFNI Security Officer

Colin Bird (software) – STFC Legal and Commercial

1455-1530

(35 mins)

Feedback on proposed arrangements

 

 

 

Part Four: Coffee and Networking (1530 – 1630)

 

  • Visit to STFC Scientific Computing Data Centre (optional)
  • Visualisation and Animation Showcases

 

DAFNI, an £8 million investment, is being constructed and delivered between 2017 and 2021. It is funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy via the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It will be developed by the Scientific Computing Department, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at its Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Harwell, Oxfordshire.




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Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Harwell Campus
Didcot
OX11 0QX Oxfordshire
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 from 10:00 to 16:30 (GMT)


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