iDigBio Cloud presented at IEEE e-Science Conference

The paper "A Computational- and Storage-Cloud for Integration of Biodiversity Collections", co-authored with Alex Thompson, Renato Figueiredo, Charlotte Germain-Aubrey, Matthew Collins, Reed Beaman, Bruce MacFadden, Greg Riccardi, Pamela Soltis, Lawrence Page, and José A.B. Fortes, was presented by Dr. Matsunaga at the 2013 9th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, in Beijing, China. doi:10.1109/eScience.2013.48

The work describes the cloud computing environment being developed as part of the Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) project, and customized to support the digitization workflow and integration of data from all U.S. non-federal biocollections. iDigBio chose to use cloud computing technologies to deliver a cyberinfrastructure that is flexible, agile, resilient, and scalable to meet the needs of the biodiversity community.