DAFNI Conference 2021
Virtual Event, 5 and 8 July 2021
Following 4 years of intense development effort, we are delighted to unveil to the wider community the exciting advancements within the facility and how it will relate to and revolutionise infrastructure business and research nationwide.
What is DAFNI?
DAFNI will become the National Platform to satisfy the computational needs in support of data analysis; infrastructure research; and strategic thinking for the UK’s long term planning and investment needs. The platform will support academic research that is aiming to provide the UK with a world leading infrastructure system that is more: efficient, reliable, resilient and affordable. It will achieve this by enabling the research community to conduct research that is able to generate new insights at a higher level of detail and accuracy than ever before.
DAFNI is funded by EPSRC as part of the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities.
Day One: 5th July 2021 – DAFNI Showcase
Showcase event in the morning, followed by key note speakers in the afternoon highlighting some of the projects that DAFNI is involved in.
Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser
UKRI Chief Executive
UKRI Transforming Technologies: the context in which DAFNI sits
Professor Jim Hall
Chair of DAFNI Governance Board, University of Oxford
DAFNI the FACILITY – Bridging the physical and digital divide
Professor Gordon Masterton
University of Edinburgh, Deputy Convenor of UKCRIC
Meeting the UK’s infrastructure Investment Agenda
Dr Brian Matthews
DAFNI Project Lead, STFC
The DAFNI Facility
Professor Robert Nicholls
Director, Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia
OpenClim – Modelling services at your fingertips
Professor Daniel Coca
Head of ACSE Department, University of Sheffield
Digital Twin and Urban Observatories – how DAFNI is supporting the national Digital Twin Agenda
Professor Liz Varga
Head of UCL’s Infrastructure Systems Institute
Data Ontology for Digital Twins – supporting research and operations
Professor David Wallon
University of Oxford
UK Greening Finance Centre and DAFNI’s Role
DAFNI Champions and hands-on training sessions
Day Two: 8th July 2021 – DAFNI Champions and hands-on training sessions
Hear from DAFNI champions about their work (link to DAFNI champions), followed by a hands on training with the DAFNI development team and DAFNI users.
University of Southampton
Transport modelling and connection with NISMOD
University of Oxford
Urban Development Modelling
Dr Juste Raimbault
University College London
COVID 19 social and economic modelling as well as Quant
Dr Cristian Genes
University of Sheffield
City Digital Twin – Sheffield
Integration with UKCRIC Urban Observatory
Dr Fergus McClean
How to upload your model to DAFNI
How to use DAFNI
How to create a workflow
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