Ian Foster, Globus Co-Founder
February 18, 2019 (All day) to February 20, 2019 (All day)

eResearch New Zealand 2019

At this year's eResearch New Zealand event, Globus co-founder Ian Foster will give a talk on the new Globus platform for automation:

  • Title: Globus Automate: A Distributed Research Automation Platform
  • Date/Time: TBD - check for event programme updates here
  • Abstract:  Exponential increases in data volumes and velocities are overwhelming finite human capabilities. Continued progress in science and engineering demands that we automate a broad spectrum of currently manual research data manipulation tasks, from transfer and sharing to acquisition, publication, indexing, analysis, and inference. To address these needs we are developing a full-featured distributed research automation platform, Globus Automate. Globus Automate is designed to increase productivity and research quality across many science disciplines by allowing scientists to offload the management of a broad range of data acquisition, manipulation, and analysis tasks to a cloud-hosted distributed research automation platform.

    Globus Automate fills an important and previously unmet need in research cyberinfrastructure (CI). It addresses the problem of securely and reliably automating, for many thousands of scientists, sequences of data management tasks that may span locations, storage systems, administrative domains, and timescales, and integrate both mechanical and human inputs.

    Join us at this talk to learn more about plans for Globus Automate, including how we leverage Amazon Web Services and what scientific domains stand to benefit most from the service.


For the last 10 years, the eResearch NZ conference series has provided an important national forum for strategic discussions, community building, and career development. In 2019, our theme of People. Powered. Research. will bring together researchers across disciplines and communities who are exploring or innovating the ways digital tools can be used to support and advance research outcomes in NZ and internationally. Get more event details here.