Collaborative Expedition Workshop #62, Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at NSF    (3JWJ)

Title: Advancing Virtual Organizing: Potentials and Realities from Scientific Grid to Citizen-Service Communities    (3JWK)

Workshop Purpose    (3JWR)

The purpose of the workshop is to envision greater possibilities for distributed citizen service communities, in light of grid-based, research and design communities. How can emerging public service communities learn "build to share" principles from distributed research communities already benefiting from cyberinfrastructures they have built? What are the implications for accelerating Service Oriented Architecture in public service communities?    (3KQV)

By discovering how different fields of business, science and healthcare are using grid computing, participants will share in lessons learned and best practices to provide a common foundation for establishing next steps in planning projects that leverage all the advances associated with grid communities.    (3L41)

"...Grids are the integrated platforms for all network-distributed applications or services whether they are computationally or transactionally intensive." Paul Strong, Grid Today, Sept.11, 2006    (3L42)

In addition, the workshop includes a focus on the U.S. HealthGrid. Current priorities as seen through the National Institutes of Health Roadmap for example call for advancing collaboration in biomedical research and using biomedical data and information to improve the quality and outcomes of health care delivery.    (3LCQ)

The President's goal to make an electronic health record available for most Americans by 2014 and the development of the Nationwide Health Information Network under the leadership of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, present a timely opportunity to share and collaborate advanced HealthGrid projects, systems, data and knowledge. Through collaboration, open solutions and innovation, the grid community can contribute to advancing quality, electronic health records, population and bio-surveillance and personal health records to achieve higher levels of performance and interoperability.    (3LCT)


8:30 am - Check-in and Coffee    (3JWT)

8:45 am - Welcome and Introduction    (3JWU)

SusanTurnbull, GSA and Co-chair, Emerging Technology Subcommittee and Co-Chair, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT    (3M4V)

MarcWine,M.H.A. GSA Headquarters, USA Services Intergovernmental Solutions Office    (3M4W)

MaryKratz, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), US Army Medical Research and Material Command    (3M4X)

9:00 am - Participant Introductions: What is your Sense of Purpose in Relation to the Overall Workshop Goals?    (3JWV)

9:30 am - Panel of Breakout Keynotes    (3JWW)

10:45 am - Break    (3JWX)

11:00 am - Panel of Breakout Keynotes (continued)    (3JWY)

12:45 pm - Networking Lunch (75 min. - on your own)    (3JWZ)

1:45 pm - Break-Out Sessions - Organizing for Creativity, Credible Agreements, and Joint Action    (3JX0)

This break out group will use the lessons learned and best practices of its participants, to plan for collaboration of grid IT sharing projects that bring together security and privacy software and tools. The goal is to reduce the risk and ensure confidence that security and personal privacy will be maintained in emerging grid IT solutions. From developing the U.S. Health Grid within the Nationwide Health Information Network as a secure shared service to planning IT projects that provide better protection of privacy across all industries, managing security and privacy in handling citizen's data and information is a demanding challenge for governments and their partners at every level. The ways privacy and security are developed and implemented through grid computing, can benefit real-time, evidence-based strategic decision-making including: the management of emergencies and disasters, business intelligence, banking and finance, biomedical research, genomics, nanotechnology, population health and biosurveillance, and healthcare.    (3L4E)

3:00 pm - BREAK    (3JX6)

3:15 pm - Report Out of Break Out Groups    (3JX7)

4:15 pm - Closing and What's Next?    (3JX8)

4:30 - 4:45 pm - ADJOURN AND NETWORKING    (3JX9)

Collaborative Expedition Workshop Series Background    (3KQZ)

Purpose and Audience: The GSA Office of Intergovernmental Solutions leads monthly Collaborative Expedition workshops to advance the quality of citizen-government dialogue and collaborations at the crossroads of intergovernmental initiatives, Communities of Practice, Federal IT research and IT user agencies. The workshops seek to advance collaborative innovations in government and community services such as emergency preparedness, environmental monitoring, healthcare and law enforcement.    (3KR0)

The workshops serve individuals from government, business, and non-government organizations to practice an emerging societal form, Communities of Practice (CoPs) or Communities of Interest (CoIs), that augment Government project teams, in a manner responsive to the Citizen-Centric Government goal of the President’s Management Agenda and the Public Information Access provisions of the E-government Act of 2002.    (3KR1)

Each workshop organizes participation around a common purpose, larger than any institution, including government. By learning how to appreciate multiple perspectives around potentials and realities of this larger “purpose”, subsequent actions by individuals representing many forms of expertise, can be better expressed in their home and collaborative settings. By centering around people and the "whole system" challenges they organize around, IT design and development processes can mature with less risk and greater national yield of breakthrough performance.    (3KR2)

Joint workshop sponsors in addition to GSA, include the Architecture and Infrastructure Committee and Best Practices Committee of the Federal CIO Council, and the National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT and IT Workforce Development Coordinating Group. These organizations value this “frontier outpost” to open up quality conversations, augmented by information technology, to leverage the collaborative capacity of united, but diverse sectors of society, seeking to discover, frame, and act on national potentials.    (3KR3)

Resources    (3KR4)