Citizen Science Open Technical Workshop on Google+ Hangout

January 29, 2013 in Collaborations, events

It’s our pleasure to invite you to join the **Citizen Science Open Technical Workshop** to be held **Wednesday 30th January 16:00 CET** virtually using Google Hangout.

You can attend the meeting and send all your comments in this [Youtube channel]( or this [twitter account](

Over 2 hours, we’ll have expert talks and open discussions about technologies for volunteer computing and thinking projects like:

* [BOINC](, the popular volunteer computing desktop middleware used in scientific projects like [Seti@Home]( where volunteers donate their computing resources for analyzing radio telescope data, [Einstein@Home]( where you could help analyzing weak astrophysical signals from spinning neutron stars, or CERN’s [LHC@Home]( where the users help the physicists to develop and exploit particle accelerators like CERN’s [Large Hadron Collider](
* [BOSSA](, a distributed thinking framework for creating scientific projects where the volunteers perform tasks that require human intelligence, knowledge, or cognitive skills. An example of this technology is the project [Transcribe Bleek & Lloyd]( where the volunteers help to transcribe Bushman hand written documents.
* [PyBossa](, the OKFN’s framework for volunteer thinking projects where volunteers could participate in scientific applications like [Feynman’s Flowers]( where the volunteers help to study how molecules interact with the surfaces they are stuck to, []( where the users can help to detect deforested areas from satellite images in forests, or for example helping in damage assessment cases like with the [Pablo Typhoon]( or [oil spills by Shell]( experienced by the company in the Niger Delta (Nigeria).
* [Furnivall](, a framework for distributed volunteer science. It helps to organize batches of tasks, collect them form volunteers and it does all the related housekeeping.
* [Ourgrid]( a grid middleware based on a peer-to-peer architecture. This middleware enables the creation of peer-to-peer computational grids,
* and other technologies.

The speakers are:

* David Anderson (Univ. Berkeley),
* Daniel Lombraña (CCC),
* Francisco Sanz (BIFI),
* Eduardo Lostal (Ibercivis),
* Francisco Brasileiro (Univ. Fed. Campina Grande),
* Candida Silva (Univ. Coimbra),
* Juanjo Molinero (software developer).

The workshop is co-organized by the Ibercivis Foundation and the [Society as Infrastructure for e-Science project]( funded by the European Commission under FP7.

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