DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURES for RESEARCH 2018 | Serving the user base

Application Integration

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:30


Scientific workflows are becoming more complex as ever more data and computing power becomes available to scientists.   This problem is made worse by the plethora of software tools and software versions which must be managed by scientists working to produce novel and reliable scientific results.  

To make the problem worse, infrastructure builders often have to offer their applications to users from a wide variety of backgrounds.  Power users expect rock-solid performant tools and casual users want a simple web-based graphic user interface. 

Through all of these challenges, user engagement of is key to the success of any product offering, and digital infrastructures are no exception. 

To address these challenges, this session will focus on:

  1. Rapid and reproducible integration and deployment for scientific applications.
  2. Proven user engagement strategies – connecting with your users.
  3. Examples from the imaging and physics community where these approaches are being employed.

Target audience
This session will be of interest to: 

  1. Application developers.
  2. Scientific community software managers
  3. Advocates of Open Science and Reproducible Research.
  4. Users in the imaging and physics communities.

Benefits for the audience
Learn more about:

  1. Tools for rapid scientific application development
  2. Deployment strategies and tools for reproducible scientific applications.
  3. Strategies to better identify and meet your users’ needs.
  4. Tools and service in use by the imaging and physics communities.


CODE-RADE : Community Infrastructure for Automated Cross-Platform Application Delivery Bruce Becker
Apply User-driven Approach in Service Development: the INDIGO experience Yin Chen
Enabling scientific applications on hybrid e-Infrastructures: the FutureGateway framework Marco Fargetta
Porting your application to VIP with Boutiques Sorina Pop