Welcome to our June 2012 eNewsletter. In this issue, we feature a diversity of projects, ranging from mapping the Roman countryside to using virtual patients to train healthcare staff. As always, we conclude with a round-up of recent events, this time including the PRAGMA, Digital Humanities and CSIRO conferences.
The Digital Roman Campagna Mapping Project is digitalising three historical maps of the Roman countryside to create a multi-disciplinary online research resource. Dr Lisa Beaven of La Trobe University, a principal investigator on the project, tells us more.
The 'virtual patient', which recreates real-life scenarios on screen using digital technology, enables healthcare professionals to understand the consequences of their behaviour and decisions from the patient's perspective. Dr Jenni Harrison, a collaborator on the Virtual Patient Project, explains how this valuable healthcare education tool works.
VeRSI is involved in a project led by Ballarat University that will bring all Victorian groundwater data together for the first time and make it accessible to researchers and farmers, and others who depend on it. Peter Dahlhaus and Armin Schmidt fill us in.
The Australian Urban Research Infrastructure (AURIN) project is a $20 million initiative designed to provide better access to databases and facilitate research into the built environment and support sustainable urban development, planning and design in Australia. Dr Chris Pettit describes the project.
The 22nd PRAGMA workshop brought together computer technology experts and applications scientists from across the Pacific Rim region and showcased a comprehensive range of multidisciplinary research activities. VeRSI’s Joanna Huang reports.
The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH) held its inaugural conference at the Shine Dome in Canberra in March. VeRSI’s Craig Bellamy shares some of the highlights.
The CSIRO Computational and Simulation Sciences and eResearch Annual Conference and Workshops held at the Langham Hotel on Melbourne’s Southbank on 21-23 March 2012. Several VeRSI team members were in attendance, including Richard Rothwell and Jared Winton, who filed this report.
NeCTAR has kicked off its community outreach program with a set of hands-on developer days to be hosted at various venues across the country. The first of these took place in Melbourne and was attended by a number of VeRSI developers. Martin Paulo tells us more.
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