EAGE Workshop Friday 8 June, 2012 9:00 – 17:00 hrs
Open-source E+P Software - Six Years Later
Convenors: Joseph Dellinger (BP), Karl Schleicher (University of Texas at Austin), Helene Huck (dGB) & Tariq Alkhalifah (KAUST)
Friday 8 June, 09:00 - 17:00 hrs
In the six years since the 2006 EAGE workshop "Open-source E+P software - putting the pieces together" there has been considerable progress. Although no single "standard" has emerged, there are now several contenders. Far from being an "academic curiosity", commercial processing is now performed using open-source packages. Reproducible research has become routine for many academics. Some exciting new packages have emerged that deserve to be better known. We invite developers and users to present recent progress in open-source E+P software, and to brainstorm how to collaborate and use what's available.
The economic benefits of a collaborative open-source exploration and production processing and research software environment would be enormous. Skilled geophysicists could spend more of their time doing innovative geophysics instead of mediocre computer science. Technical advances could be quickly shared and reproduced instead of laboriously re-invented and reverse-engineered. Oil companies, contractors, academics, and individuals would all benefit. There are now several packages that are comprehensive enough that for some purposes they might fill that bill. Unfortunately, not all of these are as well known as they deserve to be. And as always, there remains a pressing need for better collaboration so that existing efforts may be combined instead of dissipated.
We are seeking presentations from those with a vision of where we need to go, from those who have useful pieces or techniques they would like to show off, and especially from those who believe they can already demonstrate a practical working success (or a glorious failure). The emphasis should be on showing off useful capabilities and good ideas, not technical implementation details. What makes your software interesting? We request lighting talks (5 minutes) with or without a poster presentation. A limited number of presenters will be able to give interactive demonstrations from their laptop onto a screen instead of a poster. There will be a few longer keynote talks and a panel discussion to wrap up the session. The panel will discuss: What pieces are now "ready"? What pieces are yet missing? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the most promising packages discussed? What sorts of collaboration might address those weaknesses?
This is the current agenda for the meeting. Minor changes are expected.
|09:00||Joe Dellinger (BP)||A short history of E+P open source|
|09:15||Victoria Stodden (Columbia University)||The central role of geophysics in the reproducible research movement||Abstract|
|09:45||Bjorn Olofsson (Seabird Exploration)||SeaSeis: a simple open-source seismic data processing system||Abstract|
|09:50||Nick Tanushev (Z-Terra)||Comparison of open source seismic processing systems||Abstract|
|09:55||Chuck Mosher (ConocoPhillips)||Parallel I/O and computing in JavaSeis||Abstract|
|10:00||Ricardo Biloti (UNICAMP)||GeBR: a free seismic processing interface||Abstract|
|10:05||German Garabito (UFRN)||BotoSeis: an Interactive interface for seismic processing with Seismic Unix||Abstract|
|The Open Source Trend in Geophysics|
|10:40||Charles Jones (BG)||Enhancing geophysical data analysis with open-source software||Abstract|
|11:00||Helene Huck (dGB)||The road to open source: sharing a ten years experience in building OpendTect,
the open source seismic interpretation software
|11:20||Matt Hall (Agile Geoscience)||Open mobile geocomputing||Abstract|
|11:40||Morning Wrap Up|
|12:50||Sergey Fomel (University of Texas at Austin)||Madagascar open-source project -- Six years later|
|13:10||Akshay Gulati (CGGVeritas)||Processing and attribute analysis of low-frequency Blackfoot data||Abstract|
|13:15||Karl Schleicher (University of Texas at Austin)||Open data library with open software scripts||Abstract|
|13:20||Abdullatif A Al-Shuhail||Processing of seismic reflection data using Matlab||Abstract|
|13:25||Thomas Lasseter (GeoCloud Systems)||An open-source real time data model and database||Abstract|
|13:30||Joe Dellinger (BP)||BP's experience with open-source software and open datasets||Abstract|
|Processing Systems and Frameworks|
|14:10||John Stockwel (Colorado School of Mines)||A course in geophysical imaging processing using Seismic Unix||Abstract|
|14:30||Robert Clapp (Stanford University)||SEPlib||Abstract|
|14:50||William Symes (Rice University)||Frameworks for modeling and inversion||Abstract|
|15:10||Didrik Pinta (Enthought)||Python for Geophysical data processing and Visualization||Abstract|
|15:30||Lightning talks, open presentations each less than 5 minutes (Karl Schleicher timekeeper)
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|16:00||Challenges facing open source software developers and users (Tariq Alkhalifah moderator)||Abstract|