Information Technology Department, CERN & Manager of the Data Preservation for Long-Term Analysis in High Energy Physics (DPHEP)
High Energy Physics (DPHEP) project that involves all of the major (HEP) laboratories and experiments worldwide and collaborates actively with other disciplines. DPHEP is focusing on solutions to long-term exa-scale data preservation: data-related standards are clearly of key importance.
Jamie Shiers has been involved in Large-Scale Data Management, Object and Relational Database systems and services, distributed application design, implementation and support, operations and services for many years. Recently, he led the effort to harden the worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) services that helped scientists to turn data into discoveries in record time, using petascale distributed resources.
He has experience in a variety of standardization activities, including those directly related to data (the Object Data Management Group and the IEEE Storage Systems working group) as well as computer languages (ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG5 – Fortran).
He has served on the Programme Committees for numerous conferences, including the up-coming PV 2013 (ensuring long-term Preservation and adding Value to scientific and technical data), numerous IEEE Mass Storage Systems and Massive Storage Systems and Technologies conferences and is Vice-President for European Activities of the IEEE Computer Societies Executive Committee on Mass Storage Systems.
He has participated in numerous EU-funded projects, including the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE) series, the European Grid Initiative Design Study, and led the Work Package focusing on “Heavy User Communities” in the EGI-InSPIRE project (May 2010 to April 2013). The latter included, but was not limited to, Life Science, Earth Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics communities: HEP: High Energy Physics, DPHEP: Data Preservation (for Long-Term Analysis) in HEP, WLCG: Worldwide LHC Computing Grid, LHC: Large Hadron Collider, ISO: International Organization for Standardization, EGI: European Grid Infrastructure, EGI-InSPIRE: Integrated Sustainable Pan-European Infrastructure for Researchers in Europe