Community. Innovation. Transformation. Fall 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting, Philadelphia, PA September 30-October 4, 2012

Calls for Participation

Listed below are links to a variety of calls for participation for the Fall 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting. Please carefully review the information and requirements for each call prior to submitting a proposal or response.


Call for Session Proposals

The theme for the Fall 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting will build upon concepts that were introduced at the spring meeting: “Community. Innovation. Transformation.”

The meeting program will focus on all three aspects of this triad that is further defined as follows:

  • Community:  Understanding and embracing our community’s ability to innovate and transform research, education and economies
  • Innovation: A deeply programmable, bandwidth-abundant innovation platform creating an environment for next-generation service delivery
  • Transformation: Community developed services and applications that transform global research and education

While the four Areas of Interest will remain the same as the spring meeting, the content of the sessions will be expanded to include examples of what we are learning as we move along the innovation platform continuum and demonstrations of the progress we are making in transforming service models. Full explanations and examples of related topics, as well as the submission form, are provided in the Call for Proposals web page.

Submission deadline: June 25, 2012

Selection notification: July 2, 2012


Call for Working Meetings

One of the many benefits of member meetings is the opportunity to hold working meetings (e.g. working groups, BoFs, SIGS, etc.) in conjunction with the other meeting activities. In order to accommodate the requests for these working meetings, we will reserve incremental hotel space at times outside of the program sessions. To aid us in handling and filling your requests for these additional meetings, we are issuing this call with a deadline of June 25, 2012.

Meetings will be accepted based on space availability and we will attempt to accommodate all requests on a first come, first serve basis. Your flexibility with day/time and meeting duration requests will assist us in accommodating your meeting needs. Submit your meeting request.

Please Note: These meetings should be open to all Internet2 Member Meeting attendees. If you need to schedule an invitation-only or closed meeting, Internet2 will reserve a room for you. However, you will be responsible for notifying people about the meeting yourself and you must provide your email address so others can contact you.

Submission deadline: June 25, 2012


Call for Sponsors

Internet2 Member Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities offer your organization unmatched visibility and alignment with your most important constituencies. The Spring 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting hosted over 800 information technology decision-makers and high-level influencers from the nation’s top universities, government and scientific research organizations. As a sponsor, your organization automatically earns a benefit package containing special privileges not available by any other means. No other vehicle can single your organization out so effectively before this important audience. Sponsorships are limited in number and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Deadline to secure a sponsorship package: August 10, 2012

Sponsorship Package details will be posted soon. Please contact Ryan Bass, Internet2 Marketing Manager at: bassr@internet2.edu or 202.331.5342 to reserve your sponsorship and/or plan your organization’s entire 2012 participation at all Internet2 events.

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SCinet Call for Network Resources for SC12 due by June 8

The University of Utah and the Utah Education Network (UEN) are partnering with SCinet to provide both Internet-based and dedicated wide area connectivity services for SC12. To provide the best experience possible network capabilities for the conference participants, exhibitors and network entities are being requested to share their advanced network resource needs in supporting their organization’s presence and large scale exhibit demonstrations at the conference.

SCinet will work with national research networks ESnet, Internet2, National LambdaRail (NLR), Netherlight, UEN, and other collaborating networking organizations to implement the required resources for SC12. If your organization will require network resources beyond a basic IPv4/IPv6 network service, please respond to this call with the details of your particular requirements. In particular please share what you are aware of regarding the following details:

Network bandwidth required (e.g., GigE, 10GigE, Nx10GigE, 100GigE)
Potential long haul network provider(s) to reach SPCC (e.g., ESnet, Internet2, NLR)
Origination point(s) of network resources
Will the network resources be dedicated to a single purpose or can they be shared with other SC12 participants?
If the network resources can be shared, will you need Layer-2 (e.g., point-to-point Gigabit Ethernet) or Layer-3 (e.g., IPv4, IPv6) support?
Please send your connectivity requirements and questions to the SCinet WAN Team by June 8, 2012.
Questions: wan-team@scinet.supercomputing.org

NUANCE: Newsletter of UbuntuNet Alliance: Networks, Collaborat​​​ion, Education: Vol. 4, Issue 11: March 2012

Volume 4: Issue 11: March 2012

NUANCE is a monthly e-newsletter published by UbuntuNet Alliance. Key content is news from, about, or of interest to National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Africa. We request and invite you to submit an item before the 20th of each month capturing:

News and developments from your NREN and news items of interest to NRENs
Content networks: how researchers and academics are using the REN infrastructure to enhance effectiveness and efficiency their work and to promote national and international collaboration
Hot tips about something you have done successfully (organisational or technical)
A photo that tells a story
Looking into the future, especially with regards to fibre infrastructure
Submissions should be sent to info@ubuntunet.net.

Call for Proposals for the Summer 2012 ESCC / Internet2 Joint Techs

Summer 2012 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs July 15 – July 19, 2012

The Summer 2012 ESCC /Internet2 Joint Techs is being hosted by Stanford University, from Sunday afternoon, July 15 through Thursday, July 19. The meeting will be held at the Li Ka Shing Conference Center located within the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge.

A Call for Proposals has been issued; all submissions must be received by May 3, 2012 to be eligible for consideration.

More information will be posted here as soon as it is available — please check back!

The Discovering Dengue Drugs – Together project webcast replay

On August 12, 2011, Dr. Robert Malmstrom provided an update for The Discovering Dengue Drugs – Together project via webcast. Here are the links to the webcast and the related question and answer session.

On August 12, 2011, Dr. Robert Malmstrom from The University of Texas Medical Branch conducted a live webcast, where he provided an update on the Discovering Dengue Drugs – Together project.

Dr. Malmstrom provided an excellent update on The Discovering Dengue Drugs – Together project, which has been running on World Community Grid since 2007.

XSEDE will replace and expand the TeraGrid project

XSEDE project brings advanced cyberinfrastructure, digital services, and expertise to nation’s scientists and engineers

A partnership of 17 institutions today announced the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). XSEDE will be the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world.

Scientists and engineers use these resources and services—things like supercomputers, collections of data, and new tools—to propel scientific discovery and improve our lives. They are a crucial part of research in fields like earthquake engineering, materials science, medicine, epidemiology, genomics, astronomy, and biology.

“Enabling scientific discovery though enhanced researcher productivity is our goal, and XSEDE’s ultimate reason for being,” explained Barry Schneider, a program director in the Office of Cyberinfrastructure at the National Science Foundation. NSF will fund the XSEDE project for five years, at $121 million.

“For this sort of cyberscience to be truly effective and provide unique insights, it requires a cyberinfrastructure of local computing hardware at sites around the country, advanced supercomputers at larger centers, generally available software packages, and fast networks. Ideally, they should all work together so the researcher can move from local to national resources transparently and easily.”

XSEDE, and the experts who lead the program, will make that ideal a reality.

XSEDE will replace and expand the TeraGrid project that started more than a decade ago. More than 10,000 scientists used the TeraGrid to complete thousands of research projects, at no cost to the scientists.

That same sort of work—only in more detail, generating more new knowledge and improving our world in an even broader range of fields—will continue with XSEDE.

“The TeraGrid really helped invent the concept of having digital resources like supercomputers, tools, and expertise spread across the country and allowing researchers to easily use them,” said John Towns of the University of Illinois’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Towns will lead the XSEDE project and also had a variety of roles in the TeraGrid project.

“This is much more than just the same old resources that TeraGrid offered,” Towns said. “XSEDE will take the next step by lowering technological barriers to access and use. We are creating a distributed cyberinfrastructure in which researchers can establish private, secure environments that have all the resources, services, and collaboration support they need to be productive.”

The XSEDE User Access Layer, for example, will provide a comprehensive view of the resources available—not just those at XSEDE partner sites, but any resources. It will integrate things like authentication and job monitoring, providing a comprehensive view and single contact point for all the cyberinfrastructure that researchers need to achieve their science and education goals.

XSEDE will provide an array of services to ensure that researchers can make the most of the supercomputers and tools. This will include outreach to new communities that haven’t traditionally used cyberinfrastructure and other digital services. It will also include advanced support for very large, complicated, or novel uses of XSEDE resources.

Initially, XSEDE will support 16 supercomputers across the country. It also includes other specialized digital resources and services to complement these computers. These resources will be expanded throughout the lifetime of the project.

The XSEDE partnership includes: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Carnegie Mellon University/University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas at Austin, University of Tennessee Knoxville, University of Virginia, Shodor Education Foundation, Southeastern Universities Research Association, University of Chicago, University of California San Diego, Indiana University, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Purdue University, Cornell University, Ohio State University, University of California Berkeley, Rice University, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. It is led by the University of Illinois’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

See also How XSEDE will facilitate collaborative science

NUANCE Call for Articles

NUANCE is a monthly e-newsletter published by UbuntuNet Alliance. Key content  is news from, about, or of interest to National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Africa. We request and invite you to submit an item before the 20th of each month capturing:

News and developments from your NREN and news items of interest to NRENs
Content networks: how researchers and academics are using the REN infrastructure to enhance effectiveness and efficiency their work and to promote national and international collaboration
Hot tips about something you have done successfully (organisational or technical)
A photo that tells a story
Looking into the future, especially with regards to fibre infrastructure

Submissions should be sent to info@ubuntunet.net