2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

A Next Generation Platform for Open Data

Monday, March 16
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Room 402-403
110 E 2nd St

The Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP) is a next-generation platform for data access, analytics, and tools for scientific discovery. AIP aims to be a model for the development of future open data portals.

Arabidopsis thaliana has been recognized as a model organism for plant research for many decades and was the first plant species to have a fully sequenced genome. Beyond just open access to curated datasets, AIP is a data federation through which the scientific community can share their datasets. AIP provides access to these disparate datasets via common interfaces. Furthermore, AIP is an application ecosystem, with sophisticated tools for data analysis, visualization, and discovery, as well as a platform for developing new tools and workflows that are enabled by this open data federation.

In this conversation we will share our experiences building AIP, and elaborate upon the challenges, successes, and discuss what the future holds for open data portals.


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Matthew Vaughn

Dir of Life Sciences Computing

Texas Advanced Computing Center

Matt Vaughn is a scientist at the University of Texas at Austin, where he oversees multiple projects to design, deploy, and drive usage of national-scale life science cyberinfrastructure. He is cur...

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Matthew Hanlon

Mgr, Web & Mobile Applications

Texas Advanced Computing Center

Matthew Hanlon is a software engineer in Austin with experience developing highly-interactive web applications. In a previous life he was a chef and restaurateur. He is currently the Manager of the...

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