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Watson-Haigh N.S.,The Development Cloud | Revote J.,Monash University | Corley S.M.,University of New South Wales | Shang C.A.,Bioplatforms | McGrath A.,CSIRO
Briefings in Bioinformatics | Year: 2017

There is a clear demand for hands-on bioinformatics training. The development of bioinformatics workshop content is both time-consuming and expensive. Therefore, enabling trainers to develop bioinformatics workshops in a way that facilitates reuse is becoming increasingly important. Themost widespread practice for sharing workshop content is throughmaking PDF, PowerPoint andWord documents available online.While this effort is to be commended, such content is usually not so easy to reuse or repurpose and does not capture all the information required for a third party to rerun a workshop.We present an open, collaborative framework for developing andmaintaining, reusable and shareable hands-on training workshop content. © 2016. Published by Oxford University Press.

Dai L.,CAS Beijing Institute of Genomics | Dai L.,Beijing Institute of Technology | Gao X.,King Abdullah University of Science and Technology | Guo Y.,The Development Cloud | And 2 more authors.
Biology Direct | Year: 2012

As advances in life sciences and information technology bring profound influences on bioinformatics due to its interdisciplinary nature, bioinformatics is experiencing a new leap-forward from in-house computing infrastructure into utility-supplied cloud computing delivered over the Internet, in order to handle the vast quantities of biological data generated by high-throughput experimental technologies. Albeit relatively new, cloud computing promises to address big data storage and analysis issues in the bioinformatics field. Here we review extant cloud-based services in bioinformatics, classify them into Data as a Service (DaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and present our perspectives on the adoption of cloud computing in bioinformatics.This article was reviewed by Frank Eisenhaber, Igor Zhulin, and Sandor Pongor. © 2012 Dai et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

van Assche K.,The Development Cloud | Djanibekov N.,University of Bonn
Land Use Policy | Year: 2012

We start out from the premise of a continued need for policy integration to address both economic and environmental issues in society, arguing that spatial planning is a privileged site to locate such endeavor. While policy integration in planning can acquire many forms, we understand those forms as ways to manage interdependencies between organizations. Spatial planning can contribute to the integration of policies in comprehensive visions, but a planning system, in the sense of a network of organizations, does not escape from the evolutionary rigidity introduced by interdependence and path-dependence. In a study of the evolutionary path of spatial governance in Uzbekistan, a former Soviet republic, we investigated the shifting patterns of policy integration that affected the organization of space. Policy integration in planning, it is found, is path-dependent, worked out positively and negatively, and necessarily relied on informal coordination mechanisms. Thus, a planning system striving to manage interdependence has to be highly reflexive, to understand the extent to which its transformation options are constrained by history and by present linkages between organizations. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

van Assche K.,The Development Cloud | Beunen R.,Wageningen University | Jacobs J.,Radboud University Nijmegen | Teampau P.,Babes - Bolyai University
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management | Year: 2011

In this paper, we revisit the utility of the concepts of path dependence and interdependence for the analysis of participatory environmental governance. We investigate the evolution of environmental governance in the Romanian Danube Delta, and, starting from an observation of problematic citizen participation, demonstrate how specific patterns of path and interdependence shaped both the present situation and the reform options. For the Delta, it is argued that direct citizen participation, without working with other institutions, would not solve the problems observed, but would rather reinforce unwanted informal institutions. Theoretically, we utilise a combination of path dependence theory and social systems theory, allowing a grasp of both rigidity and flexibility in the evolution of governance systems. Empirically, expert and lay interviews, long-term observation and analysis of policy documents underpin our analysis. © 2011 University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Zhuang H.,The Development Cloud | Lee H.-Y.,The Development Cloud
Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Cloud Computing Research and Innovation, ICCCRI 2015 | Year: 2015

Frequently described as the oil of the digital economy, data is today fervently sought after and its innovative use demonstrated in increasingly wide-ranging applications. To use data however, data users would first have to find them. In the realm of public / open data, there are often governmental and non-governmental agencies that consolidate and provide such data to users via centralized web portals. However, the equivalent is not available for datasets from the private sector, where data providers currently operate in highly-siloed environments. Data users seeking data but unfamiliar with the industry sector of interest have no straightforward mechanism to do so. This paper proposes Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) - a cloud-based, federated (peer-to-peer-like) dataset discovery platform based on open-source software, which allows for private sector data providers to increase visibility of their datasets to be discovered by unfamiliar data users. We explain the considerations behind the proposed dataset discovery platform and demonstrate it in a real-life pilot implementation. © 2015 IEEE.

Tao Y.-S.,The Development Cloud | Lee H.-Y.,The Development Cloud
Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Cloud Computing Research and Innovation, ICCCRI 2015 | Year: 2015

Security has always been highlighted as a key impediment to cloud adoption in many cloud conferences and surveys. However, tolerance to security risks varies from user to user. This leads to the development of the multi-tiered cloud security (MTCS) standards to meet different security needs of cloud users. Building on the tiered structure of MTCS, a unique framework of layered approach to certification of cloud services, in particular, certifying Software-as-a-Service hosted on MTCS-certified infrastructure service providers is described in details in this paper to shed lights on the implementation considerations. © 2015 IEEE.

The Development Cloud | Date: 2015-08-01

Computer software for the field of warehousing and distribution, to manage transactional data, provide statistical analysis, and produce notifications and reports; Computer software for use in customer relationship management (CRM).

van Assche K.,The Development Cloud | Duineveld M.,Wageningen University | Beunen R.,Wageningen University | Teampau P.,Babes - Bolyai University
Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning | Year: 2011

In this paper, we adopt a Foucauldian perspective on power/knowledge interactions to investigate the evolution and implementation of policy for the Romanian Danube delta. We argue that a better understanding of the potential for citizen participation in environmental governance can be obtained from a careful analysis of the pathways of emergence, enactment and implementation of policies affecting an area. Policies are seen as temporary conceptual structures coordinating knowledge and power, in constant transmutation because of the confrontation with other power/knowledge configurations. For the Danube delta, it is argued that policies originating at various levels of government co-create a 'local' that is scrutinized, silenced, exoticized, subjugated and marginalized. Finally, we investigate the implications of this and similar processes of delineation of actors for participatory natural resource governance. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.

The Development Cloud | Date: 2012-06-12

Cellular phones; Computer application software for mobile phones, namely, software for database management; Smartphones.

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