HDF5 European Workshop for Science and Industry (17-18 September 2019) - ESRF Grenoble


The HDF Group is pleased to announce plans for a HDF5 European Workshop for Science and Industry. Co-organized with ESRF, this free event planned for September 17-18 at ESRF will cover HDF5 latest developments presented by The HDF Group, then delve into HDF5 use cases from science and industry, wrapping up with a presentation on HDF5 Applications and Tools. ESRF will continue with a h5py code camp on September 19-20, 2019.

Submission of abstracts for HDF5 use cases for science and industry and tools and applications may be submitted online. You can also reach out to Elena Pourmal (@epourmal) to discuss your use case. ESRF is handling registration for the event, which is currently open on their website.

This free event is graciously sponsored by OpenIO and Omnibond, and we are looking for additional sponsors. If your organization is interested in helping support this event and the attendees, please reach out to us using the form on our site.

We hope to see you there!


Are you working in HDF5 and want to share your use case? Or have you run into an issue and want to talk about it? Or wish there would be more development on a certain tool or aspect of the library?

We’re planning content for the HDF5 European Workshop for Science and Industry, to be held on the 17-18 September. Elena Pourmal (@epourmal) and Mike Folk (@mfolk) of The HDF Group will lead off this free event with a discussion of the state of the union, the planned HDF Roadmap, and demos. They’ll discuss the current state of HDF5 and the status and plans for various projects. John Readey (@jreadey) will provide a technical overview of his HSDS project as well as a demo of how workshop sponsor OpenIO, an open source object storage platform, now natively supports the HDF REST API.

After that, it’s your turn. We’ve asked for abstract submissions for use cases, but this is meant to be a time for HDF5 users to speak up. Tell us about your issues, start a dialogue with other users, and contribute to the roadmap so your voice can be heard too. If there’s interest, we may turn some of this time into a round table session or Q&A. You can submit a question or comment for our round table session using this form. If you’re interested in participating as a speaker, would like to schedule a private appointment with HDF Group staffers, or have something to say about the format of this event, please reach out to Elena at epourmal@hdfgroup.org.

We’ll be working on developing the HDF5 roadmap based on feedback at this session and we want to make this event as helpful as we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Additionally, if your firm can help sponsor, please send an email to Dax Rodriguez (@dax.rodriguez) at dax.rodriguez@hdfgroup.org. We would be glad to work out a package that can fit your budget and needs.

If you’re able to attend, please register today. If you know what you want to talk about, submit an abstract, or reach out to Elena to discuss further.