All Hands 2004 Major Sponsor:

e-Science Broadening the Horizon

31st August - 3rd September 2004 Nottingham

Dear e-Science collaborators,

We hope that you enjoyed the second e-Science All-Hands meeting at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham and that it led to interesting and productive discussions and collaborations.

The third UK e-Science Programme All Hands Meeting (AHM 2004) will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, from 31st August - 3rd September 2004. The theme of this year's meeting is e-Science Broadening the Horizon - reflecting the expansion of e-Science to new institutions and organizations, and its application to an increasing range of fields, such as the Environment and Social Sciences.

The goal of the meeting is to provide a forum in which information on e-Science projects from all disciplines can be communicated and where the capabilities being developed within projects can be demonstrated.

AHM 2004 will begin on the evening of 31st August with a programme of tutorials and special sessions related to ongoing and planned e-Science activities. The main conference programme will begin on Wednesday 1st September and end late afternoon on Friday 3rd September. The conference will feature presentations by groups from throughout the UK who are active in e-Science projects, in addition to poster sessions, mini-workshop sessions, project demonstrations, and birds-of-a-feather sessions. The schedule will also include a number of invited Keynote speakers involved in leading Grid and e-Science activities. A buffet dinner will be provided during the poster session on Wednesday evening and a conference dinner is planned for the Thursday evening.

We hope that this schedule of activities will provide a stimulating and engaging environment.

There are several options if you wish to participate in the All Hands Meeting, namely,

  • Presentation in a parallel session (20 mins)
    • These presentations will be grouped into parallel sessions. Every effort will be made to allow individuals to move between sessions.
  • Presentation in a mini-workshop (20 mins)
    • The mini-workshops are sessions organised by individuals to bring together a number of presenters for a particular theme. AHM 2004 will feature the following mini-workshops:
      • Computational Steering and Visualization on the Grid: Practice and Experience.
      • Requirements Capture and Analysis in e-Science Projects.
      • e-Science and Data Mining.
      • Grid Performability Modelling and Measurement.
      • Experiences and Future Challenges in Building Grids from Open Standards.
      • Experiences of OGSA-DAI.
      • Experiences in Running Production Grid Services.
  • Poster Presentation
    • There will be a poster session on Wednesday, where colleagues will have the opportunity to explain projects to the conference delegates.
  • Birds-of-a-Feather
    • The accommodation for the meeting will allow 5 parallel Bird-of-a-Feather sessions.

Each of these possible options will require a proposal to be submitted for consideration by the Programme Committee. The proposal should be no more than 2 pages (including pictures) in either pdf or Word format, and accompanied by a plain text abstract of about 100 words. As the number of each type of presentation is constrained, there will be a full review process.

There will be a proceedings for the conference, which will be provided in CD format with an ISBN number. Abstracts can be submitted any time from 6th February to 1st April.

See you in Nottingham!

Tony Hey

Director, e-Science Core Programme


Latest AHM2004 News

28 September 04 AHM 2005 Dates Confirmed The UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2005 will take place on the 20 - 22 September 2005.

30 August 04 Presentations please take the time to upload your presentations from All Hands.

27 August 04 All Hands Proceedings 2004

25 August 04 Please note we would like to remind those presenting posters that it is the responsibility of the authors to produce and print a poster ready for display at All Hands. There are no poster printing facilities at the venue. Those presenting a poster should bring the printed poster with them to the meeting ready for the poster and demonstration session on Wednesday evening.

09 August 04 "Poster Presentations" The Poster boards will be 1m in width and 2m in height so all posters must be in Portrait mode only and NOT Landscape.

29 July 04 The e-Science programme announces a competition to find the best web site for any project funded under the e-Science initiative. Web sites will be judged by members of the e-Science Core Directorate prior to the All Hands Meeting (AHM). The top three sites selected will be declared at the AHM on the 3rd September 2004

16 July 04 AHM Provisional Programme is now available

25 June 04 The All Hands submission forms were temporarily unavailable this morning. To compensate for this the submission forms will be available until 23:59hrs on Sunday the 27th June. We apologise for any confusion this may have caused.

21 June 04 Registration Deadline Registration for AHM 2004 will close at 5 p.m. on Friday 30th July

14 June 04 Camera Ready Paper Submissions are now being accepted for the All Hands 2004 Conference Proceedings.

11 June 04 Formatting Instructions now available for All Hands 2004

1 June 04 Registration now available for All Hands 2004

28 May 04 Deadline for Camera Ready Papers 25th June. Details of how to submit Camera Ready Papers will appear here soon.

27 April 04 International Studentship Programme Announced

27 April 04 AHM2004 Registration will be available from the 1 June 04.

27 April 04 Programme Commiteee meeting rescheduled from the 21 to 24 May.

26 April 04 AHM2004 Registration Fees Announced

29 March 04 Deadline Extended to 8 April 04 for extended abstract submissions.