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NSF, ESCC & The Quilt Colocated Program

NSF/ESCC/The Quilt Colocated Meeting
Downtown Philadelphia Marriott
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 19-21, 2016


Wednesday, October 19,2016
3:30 – 5:30 PM
5th Floor, Salons H-J
NSF/ESCC/The Quilt Colocated Meeting

Time Topic
3:30 Colocated Meeting of NSF/ESCC/The Quilt Welcome and Introductions
Wendy Huntoon, KINBER
3:30 – 4:15 Opening Plenary: BBR TCP Opportunities
Matt Mathis, Research Scientist, Google
4:15 – 5:00 Panel Presentation: LIGO Gravitational Waves Detection and Cyberinfrastructure Support
This panel of individuals involved in the NSF and DOE funded LIGO program will share insights not only into the LIGO research that uncovered the existence of gravitational waves but also insights into successful researcher engagement and cyberinfrastructure support for the program.
Peter Couvares, LIGO Laboratory – Caltech (moderator)
Lonnie Leger, Louisiana Optical Network Initiative
Eric Sedore, CalTech
5:00 – 5:30 DTN to DTN Performance
Jack Suess, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Eli Dart, ESnet
5:45 – 7:30 NSF, ESCC & The Quilt Reception – 5th Floor Foyer
Location: 5th Floor Foyer

Thursday, October 20, 2016
8:30 – Noon
5th Floor, Salons H-J
NSF/ESCC/The Quilt Colocated Meeting

Time Topic
7:00 – 8:15 Breakfast – NSF/ESCC/The Quilt – 5th Floor, Salons K-L
8:30 – 9:15 Opening Plenary
Jim Kurose, Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation
9:15 – 10:15 National Cybersecurity Panel
Managing the security risks to scientific data, cyberinfrastructure and research is a priority for creating a trustworthy environment for research advancements.  This panel will focus on strategies for assessing and managing risks to the integrity and availability of science including privacy issues.
Sean Peisert, Berkeley Lab / CENIC / UC Davis (moderator)
Jill Gemmill, Clemson University
Michael Sinatra, ESnet
Von Welch, Indiana University’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR)
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Break – 5th Floor, Hallway
10:30 – 11:15 Science Engagement – Bridging the Gaps
A national panel of representatives will address the both the discussion and technology gaps to facilitate scientific engagement and build tools to support workflows and data transfer.  Learn from panelists about their desire to better understand science requirements and advocate for tools to fill the technology gaps.
Lauren Rotman, ESnet (moderator)
Lauren Michaels, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Ken Miller, Pennsylvania State University
Craig Tull, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
11:15 – 11:55 Cyberinfrastructure for Climate Science
A national of individuals representing climate science research and modeling and the campus and regional cyberinfrastructure providers that support this research will speak to the successful engagement between researcher and networking leading to advancements in the field.
Christos Papadopoulos, Colorado State University (moderator)
Marla Meehl, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/Front Range GigaPoP
Travis O’Brien, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
11:55 Colocated Program Wrap-Up
Noon – 1:15 Regional Network Hosted Lunch – NSF/ESCC/TheQuilt
5th Floor, Salons K-L
(See the back of your name tag for table assignments)
Note: Table assignments were made based on the number of attendees indicating during conference registration they would attend the lunch. If you don’t have a table assignment and want to attend the lunch, please make a request at the conference information desk. We’ll will make every effort to accommodate your request.