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GOSC IPO is tasked with fostering science communication and capacity building within and beyond the GOSC ecosystem. To achieve this mission, we’ve supported a diverse range of conferences and training programs, including the 2022&2023 International Training Workshop on Open Science and SDGs (online/onsite, Beijing), the International Symposium on Open Science Clouds, ISOSC (onsite, Beijing), the GOSC SDG-13 International Workshop (onsite, Bangkok), and the 2024 GOSC Technical Workshop (onsite, Kenya). Through these efforts, our goal is to democratize scientific knowledge, making it openly accessible on a global scale. Adhering to the open science spirits, we aspire to foster closer scientific collaboration across various domains and disciplines while advocating for responsible open science practices worldwide. In 2024, we are planning to launch a series of lightweight online webinars tailored to diverse stakeholders within GOSC communities. These webinars will cover a broad spectrum of open-science topics, including open-science policies and governance, data resources and tools, cutting-edge technologies, and disciplinary demonstrations. By engaging in these online webinars, attendees have chances to earn unique GOSC badges or certificates, which serve as recognition of their proficiency in open science skills and techniques.


Our inaugural webinar, titled "Cloud Federation Technology and Application: YunKun Software System," is set to kick off soon. The training program is organized in partnership with the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD), led by Professor Joseph Muliaro Wafula, and which is one of the inaugural nodes of the African Open Science Platform. Technically supported by the CSTCloud team, this training is free of charge, and pre-registration is required by visiting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqdeqgqD0oG9UzFXnePnGHGnsRjp9ijwGj#/registration



Webinar 1: Cloud Federation Technology and Application: YunKun Software System


  • Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CNIC, CAS)
  • China Science and Technology Cloud (CSTCloud)


  • GOSC International Program Office (GOSC IPO)
  • African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD)

Training Overview

In this training program, participants will immerse themselves in the dynamic realm of cloud technology, specifically focusing on CSTCloud’s Yunkun Software System. The entire training program is divided into two parts, each tailored to different levels of expertise. The first part is tailored for general cloud users, with the goal of empowering African data scientists and domain experts by providing a thorough grasp of GOSC cloud federation technology. It also offers practical insights into the utilization of virtual machines and object storage services. The second part targets cloud SysOps engineers with a solid grasp of cloud technology. These courses will facilitate hands-on sessions focusing on the installation and application of EVCloud and IHarbor within the Yunkun system.


Target Trainees & Objectives

To fulfil the mission of AICAD, AOSP and GOSC, the training program is primarily targeted towards African researchers and data scientists. However, as a free online event, the program will be open to all interested colleagues.Throughout the series, participants will:

  • Understand GOSC cloud federation technology, thus fostering proficiency in its adoption across domains and regions;
  • Master the usage and functionalities of GOSC-integrated cloud software with hands-on expertise;
  • Connect with like-minded professionals and experts in the field, fostering valuable networking opportunities;
  • Lay the groundwork for collaborative efforts in building GOSC in Africa during the next phase, fostering a foundation for effective cross-continent cooperation.


Schedule (From 20-24 May, one-hour per session, minimum 10 registrants)

For Cloud Users (20 May -21 May)

Session 1: User Registration and Security Strategies

Date: [20 May 2024, 6:00-7:00 AM UTC]

Session 2: Introduction and Application of Virtual Machines Services

Date: [20 May 2024, 7:00-8:00 AM UTC]

Session 3: Introduction and Application of Object Storage Services

Date: [21 May 2024, 6:00-7:00 AM UTC]


For Cloud SysOps Engineers (22 May -24 May)

Session 1: Installation and Management of EVCloud

Date: [22 May 2024, 6:00-7:00 AM UTC]

Session 2: Installation and Management of IHarbor

Date: [23 May 2024, 6:00-7:00 AM UTC]

Session 3: Installation and Management of Yunkun System

Date: [24 May 2024, 6:00-7:00 AM UTC]


Introduction of Lecturers

ZHANG Haiming

Dr. ZHANG Haiming is responsible for the R&D of Yunkun system software and the construction and operation of the integrated cloud service platform within CSTCloud. He is the initiator and maintainer of the open-source cloud host management software EVCloud and the open-source object storage software IHarbor.

GUO Zuliang

Mr. GUO Zuliang is the primary web developer and UI/UX designer of the Yunkun Cloud Service platform. Additionally, he contributes to several open-source projects. His passion lies in utilizing cutting-edge web development technologies to deliver superior cloud products and enhance user experiences.

LI Yuepeng

Dr. Yuepeng Li is an engineer at the Computer Network Information Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His primary research focuses on the unified management of heterogeneous data and cloud platforms. He has been actively involved in the development and maintenance of EVCloud, iHarbor, and YunKun.


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