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Docker Containers & Reproducible ResearchBy Raniere Silva, Community Officer.

Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop (C4RR) is only a month away, 27-28th of June 2017 at the University of Cambridge. This workshop offers many talks on the use of containers applied to improve reproducibility on desktop, cloud and HPC environments and some practical sessions.

For those interested in HPC, some talks will surely make the workshop worth for all our attendees, Michael Bauer's one about Singularity, Matthew Hartley's one about ways to make the transition from the desktop to the HPC smother and Jeroen Schot's one describing how the Dutch National e-Infrastructure is empowering containers.

Meanwhile, the talks from Nick James, David Mawdsley and Matthew Upson are aimed at attendees who are more interested in reproducibility. Nick will talk about an open source data analysis pipeline from the European Bioinformatics Institute that employs containers. If you are an R user and are looking for ways to use Knitr with Docker to make easy for your colleagues to reproduce your R Markdown documents, David's talk is for you. And Matthew will take the attendees through a journey…

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Ship and containersBy Raniere Silva, Community Officer, Software Sustainability Institute.

The Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop (C4RR) is one of the Institute’s 2017 events. It will bring together members of the research software community—researchers and developers—to present, discuss, network and explore the landscape of containers when applied to research and reproducibility of results. C4RR will take place at Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, from 27th to 28th June 2017.

If you wish to attend C4RR, register here.

C4RR is focused on the hot topics of reproducible research and containers such as Docker. Containers promise deep changes to the way that we run some software on our local machines or on the cloud, which could have a big impact on research and how to reproduce it.

Our call for papers closed on 31st March. We are now contacting successful authors and will add more details to the…

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Check the list of talks, lightning talks and demos. A PDF copy of the agenda is available here.

Monday 26 June 2017

If you are planning to arrive in Cambridge on 26th June and need a place to dinner, we recommend the Novi.

Tuesday 27 June 2017 - Day 1

  • 10:00-10:40: Registration and Coffee
  • 10:40-10:50: Welcome

  • 10:50-11:10: Docker Containers for Deep Learning Experiments - Paul K. Gerke, Diagnostic Image Analysis Group, Radboudumc Nijmegen (slides)

  • 11:10-11:30: Reproducible high energy physics analyses - Diego Rodríguez, CERN (slides)

  • 11:30-11:50: HPC infrastructure for high energy density physics research - Arturas Venskus, First Light Fusion Limited, Richard King, First Light Fusion Limited

  • 11:50-12:10: Singularity Containers for Reproducible Research - Michael Bauer, University of Michigan / Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

  • 12:10-12:30: Building moving castles: Scaling our analyses from laptops to supercomputers - Matthew Hartley, John Innes Centre, Tjelvar Olsson, John Innes Centre (…

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Clare Bridge, CambridgeSome suggested places to book accommodation for Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop in Cambridge. Note that hese are just suggestions based on distance closest to the venue of the workshop and reasonable price.

Or you may wish to look at TripAdvisor or other sites for nearby and available hotels.

For all enquiries about sponsorship, please contact Graeme Smith.

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Docker Containers, Reproducible ResearchSubmit your abstract by 31st March 2017 at midnight.

Presenters are invited to submit abstracts for 15-minute talks (plus 5 minutes for questions) and lightning talks on the following subjects:

  • Examples of use—positive or otherwise and lessons learned
  • Position papers
  • Applications for Reproducible Research
  • Other use cases
  • Building other tools around container ecosystem
  • Comparing different types of containers
  • The future and challenges for adoption, or lack thereof, in specific communities

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop (C4RR) will take place on from 27th to 28th June 2017 in Cambridge. C4RR aims to gain insight into the topics of containers technologies and how these impact and will impact on research. It is…

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Update on 1st April 2017: Submissions are now closed and notifications will be made on 28th April 2017.

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop brings together researchers, developers and educators to explore best practices when using containers and the future of research software with containers. The Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop (C4RR) will take place from 27th to 28th June 2017 at Cambridge.

We welcome abstracts for 15-minute talks (plus 5 minutes for questions) and lightning talks about containers, including but not limited to Docker and Singularity, on the following subjects:

  • Examples of use—positive or otherwise and lessons learned
  • Position papers
  • Applications for Reproducible Research
  • Other use cases
  • Building other tools around container ecosystem
  • Comparing different types of containers
  • The future and challenges for adoption, or lack thereof, in specific communities

Submit your proposal by 31st March 2017 at midnight.

Notifications will be made on 28th April 2017.

Container ship.Twitter: #C4RR

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop brings together researchers, developers and educators to explore best practices when using containers, not only Docker, and the future of research software with containers. Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop (C4RR) will take place from 27th to 28th June 2017 at Cambridge.

Call for Papers

Submissions are now closed. Accepted talks, lightning talks and demos are listed on the agenda.

Register

If you would like to attend, register here.

Who is attending

See who is attending C4RR.

Venue

Baker Building, Department of Engineering
Trumpington Street
University of Cambridge

Maps and more information are available here.

Accommodation

Please see the C4RR Accommodation page for suggestions of where to stay.

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Container ship.27th – 28th June, Cambridge (provisional date)

Containers, specially Docker, are the hottest topic at the moment for reproducible research. What impact does the use of containers have on research, how can researchers benefit from them and make their research more reproducible? The Software Sustainability Institute invites all members of the research software community to explore and discuss these and other questions at the Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop from 27th to 28th June 2017 (date tbc) at Cambridge.

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop will bring together researchers, developers, innovators and educators to explore best practices when using containers and the future of research software with containers. C4RR aims to gain insight into the topics of containers technologies and how these impact and will impact on research. It is also an ideal opportunity to form collaborations.

For further information and register interest, please visit the Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop page.

By Robert Haines, Institute Fellow & Research Software Engineering Manager, IT Services, University of Manchester and Caroline Jay, Institute Fellow & Lecturer, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester.

As we move into a world where (hopefully) more and more people are trying to make their research as reproducible as possible, a lot of us are turning to Docker to help out with the task of distributing our research software in a way in which it is as accessible as possible to others. As we move in this direction we need to be able to cite the software environments that we are executing, not just the source code itself.

 

In the IDInteraction project we are working on tools that allow people to use object tracking over a video to create models of human behaviour - a technique known as 'behavioural coding'. This process was previously done manually, and so these tools could be very useful to others, but what is the best way to make them available? Ensuring our code is open source is an important first step, but this isn't optimal for a researcher who doesn't have the technical expertise (or time) to build the software from scratch. In the rest of this post we describe our approach to making research software easily available, by citing the…

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