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  • Day: Tuesday, 25th March 2008
  • Time: 10.00
  • Room: Atlas 2

Agenda/Content of these minutes


Stuart, Ian, David, Franck, Katy, Jits

Attending and Minuting

Minuting: Alex

Attending: Carole, Stian, Alan, Paolo, Bharathi, Marco, Alex

Actions From Previous Meeting

  • David: produce OMII components list (still on-going)
  • Stuart: arrange a trip for Paolo to Amsterdam (Paolo and Marco are currently setting the details of the Amsterdam meeting)

OMII-UK Operations and Management

Stuart was not present to brief us.

Report back/Upcoming from Team A

Paolo is working on the provenance model, which is currently loaded in the database he created but is not populated with any data at the moment. He is not going to get help from Ian and Stuart any more as they are now concentrating more on the T2 release.

Paolo is to give 2 talks during his Indiana meetings with Eli Lilly, to introduce S-OGSA and Taverna, and is to base them on Carole's slides.

Paolo and Marco to agree on an Amsterdam meeting Paolo is going to (action on Paolo and Marco).

Report back/Upcoming from Team B

No-one from Team B was present to brief us on their activities.

Report back/Upcoming from Team C

Stian talked to Tom last week, this week he'll work mainly on porting the API consumer to t2 and to release the Taverna service (needed by myExperiment). Alex continued work on Credential Manager.

Bharathi worked on security use cases, and should get in touch with SARA people and talk to Machiel about VOMS and g-lite (action on Bharathi). We need to set up the stories and transform them into tasks (action on Alex and Bharathi).

Report back/Upcoming from Team Frog

Regarding workflow decay - Alan still does not have access to the source in Southampton and are now more than a week behind the schedule.

Not much news on the website as Rebecca was off at the end of last week and we were busy with meeting with Tom.

Alan had a look into putting proper built-in help in T2 and it seems that this should not be a problem with DocBook.

Action on Alan - to book a meting with Carole to go through the website design her. 

Report back/Upcoming from Training, Outreach and Curation

Neither Katy nor Franck were present. We know Katy did a training session last week.


Marco said they had a good meeting on data transport last Tuesday; talked to Morris about integration with V-browsers and resource browsers.

See also the data transport discussion as mentioned on the mygrid list. 

Marco and Machiel are coming to Manchester, 8-9 April. Marco should set the agenda with Stuart (action on Stuart and Marco).

New workflow engine called GenePattern - to be added to our list?; it is Taverna-compatible?; can we have a GenePattern runner? Carole saw a presentation of their software last year and it seems to be pretty restrictive and not a general workflow environment; should not be too difficult to translate it to work with Taverna; it took the creators months to get it working with CAGrid. It appears that GenePattern is a portal with several predefined workflows that users can run, i.e. it is not a general wf. environment. For MyExperiment, we do not want to turn it into a portal, and we have to draw a line somewhere - it is a social network.

Roundtable from Floating Team Members


Upcoming milestones/Cross Team Scheduling Issues

T2 code freeze postponed for this Friday (2008-03-28), and code release the Monday a week+1 day later (2008-04-07).

Support Hat and JIRA

Stian resolved all outstanding bugs to sort assigned to him; Alan is waiting for the other to do so as well. If they are too big to resolve, make them into stories.

Upcoming Meetings

Face-to-Face to be held in Edinburgh (confirmed) on 8-9 May (not yet confirmed).

Funding news

eHealth+ Cluster proposal with Ian Buckham accepted by EPSRC.

Five more proposals on virtual e-labs in the pipeline (EPISTEM (with University of Amsterdam), EXPERIMENTO, CHIPS, DIALS, ELICO). 

T2 Process Discussion

Minutes from the last Thursday's meeting with Tom on the T2 roadmap can be read in T2 Planning.

Any Other Business (AOB)

Lots of other things went on.

New Actions

  • Paolo: to agree with Marco on his trip to Amsterdam
  • Stuart: to set an agenda for the 8-9 April meeting in Manchester with Marco
  • Bharathi and Alex: security use cases
  • Alan: to send an to email Neil on facts and figures
  • Alan: to put stories on web site for users to vote on
  • Alan: to put the Taverna 1.7.1 release news on the website
  • Alan: to go through the web site design with Carole

Minuting for to the Next Meeting


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