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  • * Day: Tuesday, 5th August 2008
  • Time: 10.00
  • Room: Atlas 2

Meeting Agenda/Minutes


Carole, Bharathi, Stuart, Alan, Marco

Attending and Minuting

Minuting: Sergey

Attending: Jits, Stian, Paolo, David, Ian, Franck, Alex, Constantinos, Paul

Actions from Previous Meeting

  • Paul: to talk to David regarding  out of memory problems. ONGOING
  • Alan- To look into T2 documentation user manual section header - thought about options, need to write it all up. ONGOING
  • All : Register for F2F at DONE, except for Franck
  • Alan : put Jits' BOSC talk on website. DONE
  • Katy: send Alan her presentations and check Carole's presentations from her talks. ONGOING
  • Stuart : Check agenda for All-Hands to see if a developer side meeting can be arranged - clarified. ONGOING
  • Jits: speak to Constantinos about getting more memory sticks and shirts (both for AHM and ECCB, so increase the amounts). DONE

OMII Operations and Management

  • No updates.

Report back/Upcoming from Team A


  • Lilly project is coming to the end of Phase 1, need to organise integration testing.
  • Need to find at least 2 workflows of reasonable complexity for the 3rd Provenance Challenge. This work to be done with Paul.

Report back/Upcoming from Team B


  • Paper for e-Science 2008 has been submitted. This is a good documentation for myExperiment.
  • OAuth support implemented for myExperiment.
  • Is working on the support of different types of workflows for myExperiment. Initially that is to have options to: either "try to infer metadate from workflow file" or "set all metadata manually and upload preview file".
  • myExperiment release this week - this is to contain a lot of user-requested features.
  • Design-a-thon at EBI in Cambridge:
    • Explaining what is myExperiment all about;
    • Investigating where does myExperiment fit in for BioCatalogue project.
    • Possible opportunity to refactor / rewrite and improve some of myExperiment codebase to suit better requirements of BioCatalogue.


  • worked with Khalid on the submission paper for Microsoft conference.

Report back/Upcoming from Team C


  • T2 work mainly: testing, bug-fixes;


  • some GUI work for T2;


  • mainly T2 work;

Report back/Upcoming from Team Frog

  • myGrid website is up and running

Report back/Upcoming from Training, Outreach and Curation


  • looked at the R-Shell in Taverna1; There is a need to get T1 working with the latest R version
  • looked at Lilly web-services and needs to speak to Paolo about this;

Report back/Upcoming from BioAssist

Round-table from Floating Team Members

Upcoming Milestones/Cross Team Scheduling Issues

  • T2 release scheduled for next Monday
  • 12th September - end of Phase 1 for Lilly project

Support Hat and JIRA Review (alternate weeks)

Upcoming Meetings

Funding News

T2 Process Discussion


  • T2 testing, 2 bugs found
    • serialization: one config bean was an XML element, which was not attached correctly to the right parent on successive executions (after the first one being correct);
    • T2 won't like input ports that are not connected to anything
  • Work on error-reporting;
  • Speed problems with Derby (gets slower on each run, even logging off and on again won't help);


  • things are going well, next beta release scheduled for next Monday;

Any Other Business (AOB)

Minuting for the Next Meeting

  • Stian

New actions

  • All: to make travel arrangements for OMII F2F meeting in Edinburgh
  • Jits: to send Constantinos details of the required merchandise
  • Paolo: to send requirements to Paul about selection of workflows for 3rd Provenance Challenge
  • Stian: to assign to Alex several T2 bugs for fixing and improving API understanding
  • Franck: to set up Jira task for T2 working fine with R-Shell

Previous/Next Minutes

Previous meeting: 2008-08-05

Next meeting: 2008-08-19

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