Conference to explore HUBzero, ready-made cyberinfrastructure for research and education

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August 5, 2013

HUBbub 2013, the annual conference for users and would-be users of HUBzero, a ready-made cyberinfrastructure for research and education, will feature speakers from academia, government and business talking about challenges facing their communities and solutions based on the HUBzero platform.

The latest open source bundle, to be released at the HUBbub conference, will include new Pinterest-style information sharing, a new course delivery system supporting online education, and a new mechanism for publishing interactive databases.

The two-day conference for researchers, practitioners, educators and IT professionals is September 5-6, 2013, at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel, 31 W Ohio St., Indianapolis. For more information and to register, visit hubzero.org/hubbub.

HUBbub2013 will include sessions for hub developers and users who want to learn more about the platform, and for those curious about hubs or interested in deploying the open source HUBzero to establish one. The conference includes talks in the morning and hands-on tutorials in the afternoon with use cases showing how others employ the hub technology.

Originally developed by Purdue to power nanoHUB.org, HUBzero is a Web-based platform for building scientific and other kinds of research, as well as educational, collaborations. More than 40 hubs now support a wide variety of fields. Besides nanotechnology, some examples include cancer research, pharmaceuticals, earthquake mitigation and disaster management, volcanology, environmental modeling, biofuels, and the bonds between humans and companion animals.

A major HUBzero feature is its ability to deploy computational research codes, and visualize and analyze results, all through a Web browser. Built-in social networking creates communities in almost any field or subject matter and facilitates communication and collaboration, distribution of research results, training and education. Moreover, the platform has a growing set of data management and interactive database capabilities.

Originally posted: August 5, 2013