Globus Announces Dates and Call for Participation for GlobusWorld 2014

The conference will gather HPC experts for wide-ranging discussion of data management issues

Released: 12/16/2013 4:00 AM EST
Source Newsroom: Computation Institute
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Newswise — CHICAGO -- December 13, 2013 -- Globus announces its call for proposals to GlobusWorld, the year’s biggest gathering of the Globus community.

Many topics of interest to the research computing community will be discussed at the upcoming conference, including:

- setting up a campus data service
- sharing data with collaborators, wherever they may be
- integrating campus computing with the cloud
- data management services for genomics researchers

The conference will take place April 15-17, 2014, at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, and will offer two-plus days of presentations, tutorials, and networking opportunities.

Call for Proposals

Campus computing providers and researchers grappling with data management issues--as well as application developers and those managing genomics data--are invited to share their stories and be a part of the GlobusWorld program.

Presenters will include users of Globus and the Globus Toolkit at research centers, universities, high performance computing centers, and community groups.

Those interested in presenting should submit proposals centered on applications of Globus or the Globus Toolkit, and development of related technologies, with an emphasis on unique capabilities and value delivered to researchers and other end users.

Further information on submitting a proposal is available at The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2014.

Sponsor GlobusWorld

GlobusWorld seeks sponsors to make the conference more affordable to non-profit researchers. The conference is a unique opportunity for companies to reach a targeted group of computing facility managers and administrators. Information on sponsorships is available at

Registration for GlobusWorld will open in January at Any questions can be sent to

GlobusWorld Information

- Dates: April 15-17, 2014

- Location: Argonne National Laboratory, outside Chicago

- Deadline to submit a speaking proposal: February 15. Submission information:

- Registration: Opens in mid-January. Conference information:

About Globus
Globus is a fast, reliable, high-performance service for secure data movement and sharing. Designed specifically for researchers, Globus provides “fire-and-forget” file transfer capabilities that simplify the process of moving big data between any two storage systems, and securely sharing data among distributed users. Globus is recommended by dozens of research institutions and high-performance computing facilities worldwide.

Globus is an initiative by the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, and is supported in part by funding from the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. For more information, visit