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Please note: the Canadian Research Software Conference will be conducted in English.

All CRSC sessions, including meals and networking breaks will take place at the Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 4101 at the University of Ottawa.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
8:00 – 9:15 AM Registration and breakfast
9:15 – 9:30 AM Opening Remarks and Welcome Jim Ghadbane
President and CEO,
CANARIEScott Henwood
Director, Research Software,
9:30 – 10:30 AM Keynote: Cloud Based Big Data Analytics for Precision Healthcare on Earth and in Space Dr. Carolyn McGregor
Canada Research Chair (Alumni) in Health Informatics,
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
10:30 – 11:00 AM Networking Break
11:00 – 11:20 AM Building on Metadata-Oriented Software: Towards Automated Test Generation (Program Test Thyself) Doug Mulholland
Computer Systems Group,
University of Waterloo
11:20 – 11:40 AM Community Curation of the Tree of Life Karen Cranston
Technical Advisor, Bioinformatics,
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM Fishing Activity Visualization with Free Software Erico N de Souza – Research Scientist at Big Data Analytics Institute, Dalhousie University
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Networking
1:00 – 2:00 PM Keynote: Make Invisible Visible – Empowering Scientists and Citizens with the Internet of Things Steve Liang
Associate Professor, Department of Geomatics Engineering,
University of Calgary
2:00 – 2:05 PM Managing Massive Data Sets: HDF5, XDMF Jeff Gostick
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering,
University of Waterloo
2:05 – 2:10 PM Implementation of a generic authorization model with Apache Shiro Caroline Musy
Research Software Developer,
2:10 – 2:15 PM Adnotare and development of a processing services management tool Lise Rebout,
Senior Research Agent,
2:15 – 2:20 PM Software Project Management Practices at Ocean Networks Canada Geovany Tejos-Salas
Project Manager,
Ocean Networks Canada
2:20 – 2:25 PM A Few Open Source HPC Platforms To Simulate Human Biological Mechanisms Sanjay Kharche
Research Scientist (LHRI) and Adjunct Research Professor,
Lawsons and Western University
2:25 – 2:30 PM PhenoTips: A Portal for Phenotypic and Genotypic Matchmaking of Patients with Rare Genetic Diseases Veronika Koltunova,
Senior Programmer/Analyst,
The Hospital for Sick Children
2:30 – 2:35 PM Atlascine + Nunaliit = Mapping Large Volume of Stories Sébastien Caquard, Associate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment,
Concordia University
Amos Hayes, Research and Development Manager, Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre,
Carleton University
2:35 – 2:40 PM Virtual Cities Environment Hossein Taghinejad
Postdoctoral Fellow (Data Scientist), Department of Research and High Performance Computing,
McMaster University
2:40 – 2:45 PM CBRAIN: A Platform for accomplishing science through pipeline orchestration on HPC and cloud resources Shawn Brown
Associate Director of Research Software Development,
McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
2:45 – 2:50 PM Neuropredict: machine learning tool for easy and comprehensive predictive analysis of biomarkers Pradeep Reddy Raamana
Machine learning and Neuroimaging Researcher,
Rotman Research Institute/ Baycrest Health Sciences
2:50 – 2:55 PM Supporting Researchers with Reusable Software Richard Ding
Test Engineer,
3:00 – 3:30 PM Networking Break
3:30 – 3:50 PM Running Federated Identity Infrastructure Under Kubernetes Darren Boss
Senior Programmer/Analyst,
Compute Canada
3:50 – 4:10 PM Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory – a Portal of Collaborative Digital Humanities Scholarship Mihaela Ilovan,
Project Manager,
Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory
5:00 – 7:00 PM Reception Albion Rooms Restaurant (at the Novotel Hotel), 33 Nicholas Street


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
8:00 – 9:15 AM Registration and breakfast
9:15 – 10:15 AM Keynote: The Research Software Engineer: building careers, collaborations, groups and communities Alys Brett
Head of Software Engineering Group
UK Atomic Energy Authority/Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
10:15 – 10:45 PM Networking Break
10:45 – 11:05 AM Small Team to International Collaboration Brian Corrie
Technical Lead, iReceptor,
Simon Fraser University
11:05 – 11:25 AM Reining in Bias; Bias in Requirements Gathering Helena Jeeves
Software Developer,
National Research Council of Canada
11:25 – 11:45 AM Streaming Data Analytics for Smart Systems – Frameworks and Platforms Shikharesh Majumdar
Professor, Director,
Real Time and Distributed Systems Research Centre,
Carleton University
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch and Networking
1:00 – 1:20 PM Breaking the Communication Barrier for Conscious Coma Patients with a Game of 20 Questions and a Brain-Computer Interface Kiret Dhindsa
Research and High Performance Computing & Department of Surgery,
McMaster University
1:20 – 1:40 PM Turning Research Software into a Production System Morgan Taschuk
Senior Manager,
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
1:40 – 2:00 PM A Science Web Gateways to Advanced Research Computing: The engine behind the GenAP II Portal Carol Gauthier
Coordinator and Developer
Université de Sherbrooke
2:00 – 2:20 PM Visualization and Preliminary Analysis of 3D Diffraction Data James Britten, Scientific Director, McMaster University

Weiguang Guan, HPC Consultant, SHARCNet

2:20 – 2:40 PM Enviro-Net: Monitoring and Predicting the Global Health Status of the Environment Kati Laakso
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth and Atmosphere Sciences
University of Alberta
2:40 – 2:50 PM Survey and Poster Awards
2:50 – 3:00 PM Closing Remarks