EGI-InSPIRE:Amb 2013-10-16

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Preparations for the QR14.

TNA1.1 Activity management

TNA1.2 Project and consortium management

TNA1.4 Quality assurance


NA2.2 Weekly Report

EGI Compendium - Published Change of management - Published Implementation of EGI requirements in openaire - Upcoming MOOC - Upcoming

VisiVO - Being redrafted

Video on euronews about Sim-e-Child ->

SC'13 - Upcoming, materials booked, SC, NoN and DW attending ICT2013 - Upcoming, materials booked

Human Networks Created ToC for the Human Network Blueprint Sent out NILs dispatch with 4 items

MS243, at the review stage

Intern - 3 interviews on the 17th of October (2 F2F, 1 via Skype) Graphic Designers - 3 interviews on the 18th of October

4 Webinars uploaded, 1 left to upload, 2 left to edit Working on subtitles for Episode 3 of Stories from the Grid Job listings tweeted by user with 35,000 followers (

TNA2.3E Weekly Report


(Carmela), Cloud Select Industry Group, Brussels, 14 October 2013

(Sy) FedSM 1st Project Review, 29-30 Oct 2013, Bruxelles (Sergio) e-IRG Workshop, 4-5 Nov 2013, Vilnius (Sergio) ICT2013, 6-8 Nov 2013, Vilnius (Sergio, Sy), EGI workshop, 4-6 Dec 2013, Amsterdam (Carmela?) CoPoRi Workshop, 4-5 Dec 2013, Brussels (Carmela?) Helix Nebula Suppliers face-to-face meeting, 4 Dec 2013, Brussels

NA2.5: Technical Outreach to New Communities


Meeting with FUH-FTK from Germany to discuss collaboration possibilities (proof of concepts in the area of data provisioning and archival + H2020 proposals) Telcon with XSEDE Neuroscience gateway providers (NSG Portal), follow up security questions with David Groep. Goal is to support the gateway with resources from EGI (cloud or grid) EISCAT_3D collaboration - check scientists' requirement from survey, input for Inspired article Initiate collaboration meetings with two XSEDE groups

ELIXIR VT - discuss next steps with ELIXIR director (telcon on the week of the 21st, with colleagues from CZ and FI)

Meetings planned: ER-flow review (18 Oct) EUDAT Conference (28-30 Oct) BioVeL review (7 Nov)

Technical services: (input from last week)


The latest developments of the AppDB are focused on the extension of our service to a Virtual Appliance Marketplace. These can be viewed in the development instance at -> Virtual Appliances.

The user is able perform the following actions:

two kinds of VA versions could be created:

           (a) brand new, producing new identifiers or
           (b) an update of the previously published one (keeping the same identifiers and produce new only for the newly inserted images)

In addition many stylistic interventions have been made.

On-going work: Now, we are working on the functionality to give the ability to the user to let our system to calculate the sha512 checksums and size of the images, instead of adding them manually (internally we call this process 'metadata integrity check'). This is an optional feature. The user is free to select whether he/she wants to perform an automatic 'integrity check' or put the checksum and size manually, on per image basis. It is obvious that in order our system to be able to perform an automatic 'integrity check', the images should be publicly accessible over http(s). In parallel, we are making internal tests on the system + checking cross-browser compatibility issues. Also, we sent yesterday our contribution for the EGI-newsletter.

Next phase will be focused on:

(the current situation is: everyone that is listed as a contact point to a given VA, has write/edit permissions to the VA and its versions metadata. Admins, Managers have full control to everything, NGI representatives full control to every VA associated to their country)


Training Marketplace

Bugs fixed (and their RT number): RT 4400 Scroll bar missing on some displays has been fixed RT 3754 Past events/webinars etc list – displays only showed future events only when browsing. This has been rectified by also having a tab for past events/webinars to allow users to use list interface for seeing all entries (previously it was possible on calendar and map only) RT 5192 Comment has been added into the body of the notification email that EGI receive when a comment is posted, to allow them the option of not having to log into the system to see whether the comment is spam. All comments that aren’t published after one week will be deleted by STFC to save EGI managing SPAM. RT 6050 Project and Research Discipline filters have been added to the WEBINAR advertise form synchronising it with the other categories of materials available on the site (note – location isn’t added as it is not relevant to webinars) RT 4399 pop-ups showing event details display awkwardly in the calendar option – very narrow display causing font to appear too large – this is fixed but resizing the pop-up window, which now looks appropriate

Also, not ticketed – we have been tinkering with the anti-SPAM measures and hopefully there will be much less spam getting through in future

Current technical work:

We expect the Advanced Search option to be ready to go live in a week or so and the social media monitoring very soon too.

Other activity: Claire gave a presentation to the “Project Directors Group” – a grouping of leaders of the UKs e-infrastructure projects – on Tuesday. Present were representatives of two research council. The case was made for UK funding of a training marketplace and it received general support all around (including when we discussed budgets!). So the case is being made strongly for sustained support in the UK and its got the whole community behind it.


Go to SA1 report


No report


TSA4.1 - Management


bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.3 - Liferay

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.4 - OCCI for CMF

rOCCI framework

opened on GitHub)


ToDo for next week



TSA4.5 - CDMI in CMF

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.6 - OCCI CompClouds

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.7 - AppDeployment


Plans for next week:

TSA4.8 - CloudCapabilities

Plans for next week:



in addition to look and feel and ergonomic improvements (tooltips, styles, use cookies to remember columns selected by user etc.).

Plans for next period A few minor issues need to be fixed on pages described above, along with an overall review of the consistency in terms of GUI, styles etc. Developments: start development of the VO Data Management features: dealing with storage elements filling up.

TSA4.10 - CompReports

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.12 - AllocateFedRes

no report given.


Go to JRA1 report


S. Andreozzi, M. Drescher, C. Gater, T. Ferrari, M. Krakowian, N. O'Neill, D. Scardaci, G. Sipos

ABSENT. P. Solagna: at CHEP


The new proposed structure of the AMB is presented. The PY4 and PY5 activities of EGI-InSPIRE are discussed: focus, timeline, budget.

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