16 May 2019 -
Last week, the 2nd plenary meeting of INFORE took place at Barcelona from 8 to 10 of May 2019. Consortium members BSC (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) and CRG (Centre for Genomic Regulation) co-hosted this meeting in their excellent premises. The first two days of the meeting CRG welcomed the representatives of each partner in their venue and the last day of the meeting was transferred to the premises of BSC.
The first day of the meeting was dedicated to subjects related to the project’s architecture (i.e., WP4, WP5) and Innovation, Dissemination and exploitation planning (WP7). After a warm welcome from our hosts, the day started with the project’s coordinator presenting the current state of the project. Then, Rapidminer presented the overview of the platform architecture and various topics related to the technical challenges of the project. A plenary session followed afterwards, that focused on dissemination activities and business planning. After the lunch break, discussions regarding the INFORE architecture continued, focusing on the integration of different components into the INFORE platform.
On the second and third day, most of sessions were dedicated to presentations and discussions for the three use cases of the project. Each use-case session started by defining its scenarios, challenges, key algorithmic components and finished with the description of the main workflows with emphasis on the components of the platform that will execute the corresponding tasks. After the presentation of each use case, a short session followed to discuss how it will be integrated within the platform. So in day two discussion started with Life sciences use case, and then it was followed by the presentation of the Financial use case.
The same pattern was followed for the Maritime Use case as well on day three. Just after the third use case a session about Interactive Learning and Complex Event Forecasting took place. Before the meeting came to an end, the last session was planned to define the course of action for each WP. After lunch all participants had the opportunity to visit the MareNostrum SuperComputing Center before leaving Barcelona.