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The Quilt 2017 Fall Member Meeting – Agenda

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The Quilt 2017 Fall Member Meeting
Hosted by UNM-Albuquerque GigaPoP
Hyatt Regency – Downtown Albuquerque, NM
October 3 – 5, 2017

Agenda [Printable PDF]
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – Pre-Meeting Activities

Time Topic
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Financial Focus Group – Location: Boardroom East
As one of our longest-standing working groups the Financial Focus Group (FFG) will meet in-person for a discussion of key areas important to the business operations and financial management of our Quilt member organizations.
Presenter:  Elizabeth Mann, ARE-ON (chair)
6:00 – 7:30 pm Joint Networking Event with The Quilt, NSF PIs and ESnet/ESCC
Location: Whyte Room – Level 1
(Light Appetizers and Cash Bar)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Quilt Services Working Group
Location: Boardroom East, Level 2

Time Topic
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Services Working Group
David Dennis and Chris Liechty, co-chairs

The Quilt, NSF, & ESCC Collocated Program
Location: Grand Pavilion IV-VI – Level 2

Time Topic
6:45 – 8:00 am General Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 am Colocated Meeting of ESCC/NSF/Quilt
Welcome and Introductions
8:30 – 9:15 am Quantum Cryptography: Using Physics to Keep Secrets Safe
Dr. Raymond Newell, Los Alamos National Laboratory
9:15 – 10:00 am Panel: Cyberinfrastructure Investments for New Mexico Campuses
Steve Perry, University of New Mexico (moderator)
Jason Collet, Western New Mexico University
Jorge Crichigno, Northern New Mexico College
Norma Grijalva, New Mexico State University
10:00 – 10:15 am Morning Break
10:15 – 11:00 am Panel: Cyberinfrastructure to Support Large Data Transfers in Genomics Research
Pankaj Shah, LEARN (moderator)
Zac Blue, Baylor College of Medicine
Deniz Gurkin, University of Houston
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Panel Discussion: Cyberinfrastructure Learning and Workforce Development
Jim Bottum, Clemson University/Internet2 (moderator)
Eli Dart, ESnet
Marla Meehl, University Center for Atmospheric Research/Front Range GIgaPoP
Patrick Schmitz, University of California –  Berkeley
12:00- 1:15 pm Colocated Lunch – NSF / ESCC / Quilt
1:15 – 2:00 pm Plenary: NSF/CISE Investments in Mid-Scale Computing and Networking Research Infrastructure
Jack Brassil, National Science Foundation
2:00 -2 :55 pm Panel Discussion: Researcher Access to Data – Anytime, Anywhere
Alex Feltus, Clemson University (moderator)
Nick Buraglio, ESnet
Louis Fox, CENIC
John Moore, Internet2
2:45 – 3:00 pm Colocated Program Wrap-Up
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – The Quilt Member Meeting
Location: Pavilion IV-VI – Level 2

Time Topic
3:30 pm Quilt Member Meeting – Visitors from PI Workshop and ESCC meeting are welcome to attend
3:30 – 3:40 pm Opening Remarks
Jen Leasure, The Quilt
3:40 – 4:00 pm Overview of Albuquerque GigaPoP and Advanced Networking in New Mexico
Steve Perry, University of New Mexico
4:00 – 4:45 pm Plenary: Perspective on a Regional Network’s Role in Supporting a Regional Research Platform
Louis Fox, CENIC
4:45 – 5:30 pm Facilitated Discussion: Quilt Members Sharing Initial Thoughts and Efforts in Scaling a National Research Platform
6:00 – 8:00 pm Quilt Member Social – LOCATION UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, we have moved the social to The Whyte Room on the 1st Floor of the Hyatt 

Thursday, October 5, 2017 – Quilt Member Meeting
Location: Grand Pavilion V – Level 2

Time Topic
7:00 – 8:15 am Breakfast
7:00 – 8:15 am Side Meetings as Requested (The Quilt has reserved a limited number hotel meetings rooms for smaller group gatherings at this time on first come/first serve basis – contact Jennifer)
8:30 – 8:45 am Day 2 Welcome
8:45 – 9:30 am Mapping Our Way to a More Secure Internet
Kim Claffy (kc), Center for Applied Internet Data (CAIDA)
Alberto Dainotti, CAIDAToday the “cyber threat” is one of our most serious economic and national security challenges. But our lack of empirically grounded understanding of the structure, dynamics, and scope of vulnerabilities of the global Internet renders this challenge virtually intractable.  In this talk, we examine the emerging field of cyber-cartography: what kind of maps of the Internet do we need, and what problems do they solve?  What capabilities are required to construct which maps, and what blocks progress on development of these capabilities?  We’ll provide examples of applied mapping research and development activities at various levels of maturity,  including those that support detection of Internet security and stability weaknesses. By the end of this talk you will learn at least five ways  that you personally can participate in the field of cybercartography.
9:30 – 10:00 am Quilt Member Lightening Talkstouch base with Jen if you have a 5-minute topic
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:00 am US UCAN and Quilt Member Collaborations on IMLS Grant and Toolkit
Susannah Spellman, Internet2 (moderator)
Cort Buffington, KanREN
James Deaton, Great Plains Network
Ryan Kocsondy, Connecticut Education Network
Jennifer Oxenford, KINBER
11:00 – 11:40 am Quilt Working Group Briefings – Current Priorities and Roadmaps
Services Working Group: David Dennis, Merit, and Chris Liechty, WiscNet
Financial Focus Group: Elizabeth Mann, ARE-ON
CIS Project: Cas D’Angelo, SoX
Communications and Outreach: Jennifer Griffin, Quilt
VMware Program, Jennifer Griffin, Quilt
11:40 am – Noon Wrap-Up, Winter 2018 Meeting Preview and Concluding Remarks
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch – Either stay or take with you