Date: June 23, 2023

From May 31st to June 1st, 2023, the second in-person project meeting of the EXTRACT project took place at the historical Palazzo Giustinian in Venice. The meeting,  organized by Dr. Enrico Gavagnin on behalf of Città Metropolitana di Venezia, counted with the participation of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Ikerlan , Universitat Rovira I Virgili (URV), Observatoire de Paris (OBSPARIS), Logos Ricerca e Innovazione (LRI), Binare (BIN), MATHEMA, IBM Israel and SIXSQ.

The two-day meeting began with a visit to the state-of-the-art Venice Smart Control Room, which provided participants with the opportunity to understand how data-driven technologies are currently being applied to urban operations. This visit set the stage for a series of comprehensive discussions.

Figure 1 (above): EXTRACT consortium members meet in Venice

Figure 2 (above): EXTRACT consortium members meet at the Venice Smart Control Room

The BSC led a review of the first six month’s of the project’s management and technical progress. In-depth presentations were given by Logos Ricerca e Innovazione and Observatoire de Paris on their respective use cases of Crisis Management and Transient Astrophysics.

The Universitat Rovira i Virgili later spearheaded a session on Data Infrastructure & Mining Frameworks, with a session on Data-Driven Orchestration Workflow and Monitoring carried out by the BSC.

On the second day, IBM Israel guided discussions on the Compute Continuum and the Extract Platform Prototype Integration.

The conclusion of the meeting offered an insightful visit to the MOSE Control Room, revealing Venice’s innovative strategies to tackle its unique environmental challenges.

As the project continues its journey, it aims to revolutionize aspects like data infrastructure and orchestration workflows, guided by the dedication and expertise of its international consortium.