ITaaU cloud computing workshop – health, well-being and big data analysis

September 16, 2014 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Chilworth Hilton, Southampton
Southampton, Hampshire SO16 3NG
Steve Brewer


This 1-day workshop will bring together the activities of the IT as a Utility Network+ and the Digital Institute at Newcastle University. The aim of the day is to share the experiences of the two initiatives in understanding and developing cloud platforms for the delivery of social and health services.


Paul Watson from Newcastle will present e-Science Central, a Cloud based Platform for Data Analysis and MOVE-e-Cloud. The latter is the result of collaboration between the Digital Institute and MoveLab, based in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and is creating the world’s first open resource for the storage and analysis of data on physical activity, physical function and sleep.


09:00 – 09:30 – Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 – 10:00 – Welcome and introductions from everyone

10:00 – 10:15 – Overview of IT as a Utility a Digital Economy (RCUK) Network+ – Jeremy Frey

10:15 – 11:00 – Keynote – Paul Watson, Newcastle University: e-Science Central and MOVE-e-Cloud and SIDE, the social inclusion Hub for the Digital Economy (RCUK)

11:00 – 11:20 – Coffee

11:20 – 11:30 – Clusters, hubs and networks – an overview of characteristics and benefits – Steve Brewer

11:30 – 11:40 – Overview of Wessex Academic Health Science Network – Kevin Brook

11:40 – 12:30 – Key issues and opportunites: discussion – Steve Brewer

12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch

13:30 – 14:00 – Capturing key issues and opportunities – Jeremy Frey

14:00 – 15:00 – Breakout groups or plenary discussion on emergent themes – all

15:00 – 15:20 – Coffee

15:20 – 16:30 – Digging deeper: actions, plans, people and resources

16:30 – 17:00 – Summing up and future actions – Jeremy Frey and Paul Watson



This event is one of a series of related events aimed at exploring how the cloud model for the delivery of IT services is being applied in various domains.

ITaaU has also been exploring how cloud platforms may be used to support developments in the food supply network and also other domains with social benefits.

As with other ITaaU events, the goal is to bring together experts from different disciplines, not just computing, as well as partcipants from academia, business and policy-making bodies.


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