Past and Future Collaborative Expedition Workshops    (3YED)

Collaborative Expedition Workshop #75, August 19, 2008, at NSF    (3YEE)

4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235 NSF, Board Room    (3YEF)

Title: The Role of Cyberinfrastructure in Scientific Knowledge: Emergence, Validation, and Peer Review    (3YEG)

A. Workshop Purpose    (3YEN)

Participants will explore light-weight and "easy to use" cyberinfrastructure tools being deployed today in science settings to streamline information exchange, collaborative science, and peer review of workflow in a manner that enhances sharing of data and tools. Accelerating the pace of scientific discovery can occur when requisite levels of shared understanding are achieved across scientific communities. This quality of knowing, becomes a catalyst for scientifically productive and sustainable environments (including advanced networking, infrastucture, and computing) needed by domain communities to amplify multi-disciplinary gains in understanding at each phase of the scientific life-cycle process. This balanced organizing process also yields a scalable pathway to evolve and mature the agile and sustainable use of scientific data collections, data-intensive computation and storage, and advanced workflow tools for modeling and simulation.    (3YEO)

It is likely that how we design our physical and virtual knowledge sharing environments (including scientific knowledge that will influence policy-making and innovation) 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 frontier communities and institutions committed to advancing civic design in the public realm, including scientific, educational, and cultural heritage institutions. It is an opportunity to understand current design challenges faced by leaders in frontier research settings, whose efforts will indelibly shape all of our cyberinfrastructure experiences in years to come. The workshop also 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).    (3YEP)

"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    (3YEQ)

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

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

Workshop planning provides an opportunity to experience shared stewardship around broad mission goals that include:    (3YET)

B. Workshop Questions    (3YEY)

C. Draft Agenda    (3YFH)

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

8:45am - Welcome and Introduction . [ slides ] . [ audio ]    (3YFJ)

Susan Turnbull, GSA, Co-chair, Emerging Technology Subcommittee, AIC Representative to DRM WG, and Co-chair, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT and IT Workforce Development Working Group, Subcommittee on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD SEW)    (3YFK)

Richard N. Spivack, Ph.D., Economist, Impact Analysis Office Technology Innovation Program, NIST and Co-chair, Emerging Technology Subcommittee, AIC,    (3YFL)

9:00am - Introduction to NOAAWatch: How to Deploy a Light-weight Aggregator for Science News and Information Exchange Among Multiple Science Agencies, RonaldJones, Internet Projects Specialist, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAAWatch . [ slides ] . [ audio ]    (3YFM)

9:45am - Q&A and Discussion    (3YFN)

10:00am - Break    (3YFO)

10:15amHow to Create Multi-media Presentations for Multi-modality Access (Section 508 compliant), RonaldJones, Internet Projects Specialist, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) . [ audio ]    (3YFP)

11:00am - Introduction to gRAVI: How to Deploy Light-weight "Virtual Interface" Services to Accommodate Rapid Access and Use of Diverse Tools, Ravi K. Madduri, The Globus Alliance, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago and    (3YZR)

Experiences with gRAVI, BrianTieman, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory    (3YFQ)

11:45pmQ&A and Discussion    (3YFT)

12:00pmNetworking Lunch    (3YFU)

1:00pm - How to Deploy a Light-weight, Context-Linked Event Notification System to Reduce Uncertainty in Time-sensitive, Cross-cultural, Scientific Collaborations, CeciliaRAragon, Ph.D., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory . [ slides ] . [ audio ]    (3YM4)

1:45pm - Q&A and Discussion    (3YM5)

2:00pm - BREAK    (3YM6)

2:30pm - Break-out Sessions    (3YM7)

3:30pm - Report out from Break-out Sessions    (3YM8)

4:15pm - ADJOURN    (3YM9)

D. DRAFT Resources    (3YFV)

E. Workshop Series Background    (3YGA)

Purpose and Audience: GSA's USA Services/ Intergovernmental 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.    (3YGB)

The workshops serve individuals from government, business, and non-government organizations to practice an emerging societal form, Intergovernmental Communities of Practice (CoPs), in light of the Citizen-Centric Government goal of the President’s Management Agenda and the Public Information Access provisions of the E-government Act of 2002.    (3YGC)

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.    (3YGD)

Joint workshop sponsors in addition to GSA, include the Emerging Technology Subcommittee of the Architecture and Infrastructure Committee and Coordinating Groups of the Subcommittee on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development, including, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT and IT Workforce Development CG, High End Computing CG, High Confidence Software and Systems CG, Large-Scale Networking CG, Software Design and Productivity CG, and Human-Computer Interaction and Information Management CG.    (3YHZ)

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.    (3YGE)