Past and Future Expeditions    (3QLF)

Collaborative Expedition #67, Tuesday, November 13, 2007    (3QLG)

Modeling and Simulation: Walking Through Virtual Environments Together to Advance Shared Purpose    (3QLH)

Draft Workshop Purpose    (3QLS)

The purpose of the workshop is to explore effective collaboration that crosses multiple boundaries and supports integration from traditional work space to "virtual work environments" to "Virtual Worlds" among diverse stakeholders with multiple forms of expertise. The workshop will open up dialogue to facilitate "bootstrapping" among multiple communities learning how to advance broad public service goals and leverage engagement opportunities associated with Web 2.0. Participants will share lessons learned from frontier settings that support collaborative inquiry, design and development.    (3QLT)

"Architecture is the thoughtful making of space." Louis Kahn    (3QLU)

"It is probably true quite generally that in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet. These lines may have their roots in quite different parts of human culture, in different times or different cultural environments or different religious traditions: hence if they actually meet, that is, if they are at least so much related to each other that a real interaction can take place, then one may hope that new and interesting developments may follow." Werner Heisenberg    (3QLV)

"Creativity is a process that can be observed only at the intersection where individuals, domains, and fields intersect." Csikszentmihalyi, 1999    (3QLW)

"Information is the currency of democracy." Thomas Jefferson    (3QLX)

"Design is the currency of the 21st century." American Institute of Architects    (3QLY)

It is likely that how we design our physical and virtual knowledge sharing environments will play a pivotal role in the continued vitality and creativity of our 21st century democracy. The workshop will open up dialogue to facilitate "bootstrapping" among multiple communities and institutions committed to advancing civic design in the public realm, including scientific, educational, and cultural heritage institutions. The workshop supports information exchange among Federal Enterprise Architecture improvement activities advancing citizen-centric government in 2008, including Architecture Principles for The US Government (issued by CIO Council, effective date Aug. 24, 2007).    (3QLZ)

Draft Workshop Questions    (3QM0)


8:30 am - Welcome and Introduction    (3QME)

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

SuziIacono, NSF, Co-Chair, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT    (3QMH)

CraigHolcomb, Technical Director, NSA, Enterprise Operations Research, Modeling & Simulation, M&S Oversight Division    (3RC3)

8:45 am - Participant Introductions: What is your Sense of Purpose in Relation to the Overall Workshop Goals?    (3QMI)

9:15 am - Cooperation and Conflict in A Virtual World - including planned demo of a Virtual World , William Sims Bainbridge Ph.D., Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, National Science Foundation    (3QMJ)

10:15 am - BREAK    (3QMO)

10:30 am - Discussion    (3QMP)

11:00 am - Toward Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21st Century Discovery: Overview of Tools and Methods for Distributed Collaboration    (3QMX)

Wayne G. Lutters, Ph.D., Program Director, Human-Centered Computing Division of Information & Intelligent Systems, NSF    (3QMY)

This session will provide an overview of collaboration tools, including socio-technical findings.    (3QZE)

12:00 - noon - Oct. 23 Workshop Re-cap and Discussion with Speakers:    (3QMQ)

JeffMorrison, Ph.D., IARPA Program Manager    (3QMR)

JohnBordeaux, Ph.D., Chief Knowledge Officer, SRA International, Inc.    (3QMV)

12:30 pm - Networking Lunch    (3QMW)

1:45 pm- Cultural Federation as Knowledge Gardening: a Learning Perspective    (3QMZ)

JackPark, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA and Open University, Milton Keynes, U.K.    (3QN0)

2:30 pm - Organize into Break-Out Groups    (3QN1)

/Workshop_11_13_2007_BreakOutGroup_One - Informal communities from many settings building trust and creating agreements to share data and tools    (3QN2)

/Workshop_11_13_2007_BreakOutGroup_Two - Government-wide improvement communities    (3QN3)

/Workshop_11_13_2007_BreakOutGroup_Three - Ontology of What's Needed in Modeling and Simulation    (3QN4)

  1. What Works?    (3QN5)
  2. What Doesn’t Work?    (3QN6)
  3. What Needs to be Created?    (3QN7)
  4. What Do We Need to Know?    (3QN8)

3:30 pm - Report Out of Break-Out Groups    (3QN9)

4:00 pm - Adjourn    (3QNA)

Collaborative Expedition Workshop Series Background    (3QNB)

Purpose and Audience: GSA's USA Services Intergovernmental Solutions Office 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.    (3QNC)

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.    (3QND)

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.    (3QNE)

Joint workshop sponsors in addition to GSA, include the Architecture and Infrastructure 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 and international potentials.    (3QNF)

Resources    (3QNG)

1. Appreciation of Potentials / Tapping Creativity    (3QNH)

2. Tools / Approaches / Deployment    (3QNY)

Related Virtual Environment Events    (3R0H)