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.

You can still register for the HDF5 European Workshop for Science and Industry, but hurry because registration closes September 9th. The event will be held September 17-18th at ESRF Grenoble.

Although abstracts can still be submitted until the 10th, an agenda has been released. If you’re interested in speaking, participating in a round table, or would like to meet privately with The HDF Group, please contact Elena Pourmal (@epourmal). The current agenda, included here, can also be viewed online with additional information on each session.

Tuesday, September 17

HDF Group Past, Present + Future - Dr. Michael FOLK
HDF5 Roadmap for 2019-2020 and Beyond - Elena POURMAL
HDF Server - John READEY
OpenIO and HDF Server - Jean-Francois SMIGIELSKI et al.
Fast feedback in x-ray imaging experiments for quick decision making - Dr. Valerio MARIANI
HDF5 technology and NeXus data format usage at Diamond Light Source - Dr. Peter CHANG
HDF5 @ ESRF - Vicente Armando SOLE
HDF5 @ SOLEIL - Stéphane POIRIER et al.
HDF5 and NeXus - Dr. Benjamin WATTS
HDF5 in geomagnetic data assimilation and visualisation - Dr. Loïc HUDER
HDF5 at ITER - Dr. Lana ABADIE
HPC in the cloud - how it can help with HPC library development - Mr. Arthur PETITPIERRE

Wednesday, September 18

Real-world HDF5: applications in finance - Dr. Ivan SMIRNOV
Blosc2 and Caterva: the nascent libraries after the Blosc compressor - Francesc ALTED
The Allotrope Framework - Benjamin WOOLFORD-LIM
HDF5 Round Table - Elena POURMAL
HDF5 Web Viewer -Dr. Jason BRUDVIK
HDF5 + the silx scientific library - Thomas VINCENT
h5py latest developments - Dr. Thomas CASWELL
HDF5 for Rust - Dr. Ivan SMIRNOV
Investigation of hardware compression on IBM Power9 - Jerome KIEFFER
XMP metadata for HDF5 - Dr. Benjamin WATTS

We hope to see you at this event, so please register today!

Good news! We’ve made arrangements to be able to live stream most of this conference!

The event begins at 9:00 a.m. CEST/12:00 midnight PDT on Tuesday 9/16—in about 10 hours. You can view the calendar of events for the schedule of topics and speakers. Note–in the upper right hand corner there’s a drop down to change the times into your local time zone.

Join this event by visiting https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/966923285
(There is a limit of 150 people on the call at one time, although we don’t expect to hit this limit.)

If you need audio over the phone, please use the number from the table below, plus access code 966-923-285

United States: +1 (646) 749-3129
Australia: +61 2 9087 3604
Austria: +43 7 2081 5427
Belgium: +32 28 93 7018
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
Denmark: +45 32 72 03 82
Finland: +358 942 72 1060
France: +33 170 950 594
Germany: +49 692 5736 7317
Ireland: +353 15 360 728
Italy: +39 0 247 92 13 01
Netherlands: +31 202 251 017
Norway: +47 21 93 37 51
Spain: +34 932 75 2004
Sweden: +46 853 527 836
Switzerland: +41 225 4599 78
United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028

We also plan on recording the sessions. We’ll let you know when those are available.


Good news! We’ve made arrangements to be able to live stream most of this conference!

Is there any plan to publish the footage, e.g. on YouTube?

Yes. We will be publishing the videos on youtube as individually and as a playlist, and I’ll probably also make a blog post to archive speaker info, presentations, etc. I will share the links here when completed–I hope to get it finished by the middle of this week.

Lori Cooper
Product Marketing Associate
The HDF Group

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Hi all,

I have largely completed the work of cleaning up and organizing the recordings. You can get to all of the videos and slide decks from our blog at https://www.hdfgroup.org/2019/09/hdf5-european-workshop/

There are also youtube playlists for each day—day 1 and day 2.

A couple of notes

  • A few presentations are audio only at this moment. I’ve reached out to the presenters to try to coordinate getting their slides put back in with the audio.
  • The HDF Round Table was a great session, but it was really hard to hear the questions from the audience. We’re working on capturing those questions in text to include for the visual part of the recording. I’ll announce when the round table is completed and uploaded.

Thank you so much to our hosts and co-organizers, ESRF, as well as sponsors OpenIO and Omnibond.

Please let me know if you run into technical issues with the recordings or the blog post.