TEIN 3 Application Workshops
TEIN 3 HRD Programme 2012

Committee Members

Application Workshops

Title: Collaborative Disaster-Resilient Content Storage and Delivery Cloud Initiative in TEIN3 Proponent: ThaiREN/VinaREN
Schedule : July 23 - 26, 2012
Final Report: (Attached file - TEIN3_Cloud Workshop Report)

Large scale disasters can destroy data centers, resulting in the loss of important irreplaceable data. In Thailand, for example, the large-scale flood of 2011 nullified many disaster preparedness and business continuity plans, causing significant loss of computer data, not only to business but also to academic and research institutes. Other countries in SEA region are also prone to several types of natural disasters like earthquake, flood and tsunami.

Contents such as high-definition (HD) video lectures, electronic books, and other rich multimedia, are becoming more common place. They require hundreds or even thousands of terabytes of storage. This is a huge amount of data which cannot be easily backed up at one particular campus. It could be very resource and time consuming to do a full backup of such contents.

Objectives of the workshop:
  1. Identify important data sets at various participating campuses, along with the strategies to effectively replicate and/or backup them across participating campuses.
  2. Design relevant automated data transfer architectures which would allow effective transfer of huge data across many participating campus, for example, during off-peak hours.
  3. Design relevant automated redundant data storage mechanisms and procedures which allow the transferred data to be effectively kept at various participating campuses, and on many types of devices (e.g. NAS, SAN and tablets included)
  4. Design relevant automated data protection and access mechanisms, which would allow the data to be effectively protected and retrieved across campuses.
  5. Design relevant application interfaces and example apps that would allow

Title: Emergency Telemedicine Response among TEIN3 Communities
Schedule: 29 -30 August 2012
Final Report: (Attached file - TEIN3_Cloud Workshop Report)

The number of natural disasters around the world is on the rise, killing by the thousands, affecting lives of millionsof people, and causing billions of dollars in economic damage. Most deaths occur in poor countries, whereas the largest amount of economic damage happens in rich countries.In 2004, the Indian Ocean tsunami claimed 226,000 - 250,000 lives, while in Pakistan there were 73000 deaths in 2005. In Katrina there were 1300 dead with over $ 125 billion losses. Additional threats such as global warming, environmental degradation and rapid urbanization make millions of people more vulnerable to natural hazards especially for those living in remote and isolated areas.

When disaster strikes communications links are often disrupted, but for disaster relief workers these links are essential to answer critical questions such as how many people have been injured or died, where they are located and the medical help needed. Disaster response to mass-casualty incidents represents one of the greatest challenges to a community's emergency response system. One consistent challenge for disaster response is communication and information management.

Natural and man-made hazards cannot be entirely prevented, but ICTs can help reduce their impact and limit damage. Telecommunications are critical at all stages in prevention, preparation, response and relief efforts. Telecommunicationsare critical in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, ensuring timely communications and the flow of information needed by governments and relief agencies to organize rescue operations and provide medical assistance. Reconstruction of disrupted telecommunication networks is also vital.

Objectives of the workshop:

Title: Workshop on LHC based Research Collaboration in High Energy Physics among TEIN3 Countries
Schedule: TBA
Website: http://www.ncp.edu.pk
Final Report:

Pak-CERN collaboration dates back to 1994, since then Pakistan has been an active member of the CMS collaboration at CERN. Pakistan has been involved in different hardware and software projects as a part of its collaboration. Large Hadron Collider at CERN is operational since Dec, 2009 and generating physics data. High Energy Physics Community in Pakistan is already receiving and analyzing LHC data. WLCG is the only tool to receive data from LHC. Pakistan is hosting a WLCG node since 2003 as a Tier-2 site. WLCG node in Pakistan requires a very high speed network for transferring data from CERN to Pakistan. This requirement is fulfilled by Higher Education Commission's PERN2 project. PERN2 is connected to worldwide Research and Education networks via TEIN3. Thus physics community in Pakistan is highly dependent on PERN2 & TEIN3 for receiving physics data from CERN. The purpose of organizing this workshop is to bring together High Energy Physics community in Pakistan and neighboring countries in the region connected to TEIN3 thus expanding the researcher and user community for LHC. The platform would also provide opportunity to identify other users and new application projects for TIEN3.

Objectives of the workshop:
This workshop is aimed to bring together the High Energy Physics community in Pakistan and neighboring TEIN3 countries on a single platform and develop awareness of the LHC project and availability of related tools. The audience will be taught about the physics experiments at LHC, CMS Data Analysis, and WLCG setup for LHC as an application of TEIN3. Audience will also come to know about the ongoing work at the frontiers of physics and state of the art research being carried out in High Energy Physics domain. This workshop intends to generate more researchers in the field of high energy physics. Lectures about the importance of network infrastructure and requirement for WLCG will also be delivered along with the details of current connectivity architecture.