Seafile Workshop 2017

The Direction Informatique of University Strasbourg, the Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Computer- und Medienservice at the Humboldt University of Berlin will organise a workshop on Seafile on October 19th and 20th, 2017 in Strasbourg.

The primary audience of this workshop are universities, colleges and other educational institutions. It serves to exchange experiences with the use of Seafile as a cloud application, the state of implementation at various universities, the lessons from these experiences and an outlook on the future development of Seafile.

The founders and principal developers of Seafile, Daniel Pan and Johnathan Xu from Seafile Ltd., will come from China and attend the workshop.


Thursday, 19. Oct. 2017

11:00 - 13:00 Internal meeting of the Seafile Educational Community and Seafile Ltd.
13:00 - 14:00 Check-in and registration
14:00 - 18:00 Public presentations, lectures and workshops.
Moderators: T. Scheffczyk (JGU Mainz) & K. Asshauer (HU Berlin).
14:00 - 14:25 V. Lucas (Uni Strasbourg): Seafile groups with mailinglists and LDAP.
14:30 - 14:55 S. Piquard (Uni Strasbourg): Seafile for collaborative work. Seafile and Only Office in practice at French universities.
15:00 - 15:25 V. Lucas (Uni Strasbourg): Seafile as backup solution and replacement for Windows network drives - the Seafile drive client.
15:25 - 15:55 Break (Coffee and biscuits)
16:00 - 16:25 M. Brzezniak (PSNC): Scalable back-ends for Seafile - GPFS vs Ceph study, benchmarks, numbers from production service.
16:30 - 16:55 M. Schlarb (JGU Mainz): Experiences with Ceph and Seafile real-time Backup.
16:55 - 17:25 Break (Coffee and biscuits)
17:30 - 17:55 P. Szegedi (GEANT): Sync & Share in NRENs and academia - the Geant perspective, Open Cloud Mesh benefits and threats, potential licenses deal brokerage by Geant.
19:00 - ... Evening programme
Friday, 20. Oct. 2017
10:00 - 16:00 Public presentations, lectures and workshops. Moderators: T. Scheffczyk (JGU Mainz) & K. Asshauer (HU Berlin)
10:00 - 10:25 T. Scheffczyk (JGU Mainz): General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR - Regulation EU 2016/679) - What does it mean for the use of Seafile in EU countries?  
10:30 - 10:55 E. Gröper (HU Berlin): Shibboleth authentication with Seafile - Shibbolteh in use for DFN-AAI & EduGain.
11:00 - 11:25 TBA
11:25 - 11:55 Break (Coffee and biscuits)
12:00 - 12:25 D. Pan (Seafile Ltd.): Future development of Seafile
12:30 - 12:55 J. Xu (Seafile Ltd.): Seafile - architecture and design
13:00 - 13:30 Break (Coffee and biscuits)
13:35 - 14:00 TBA
14:05 - 14:30 TBA
14:35 - 15:00 Break (Coffee and biscuits)
15:00 - 16:00 Summary, adoption and outlook


The presentations take about 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion.

No registration fee!
The evening programme is based on self-payment.
The conference will be held at the Université de Strasbourg, France, in English language.