Monday, September 24, 2018
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Salon E
The Hotel at the University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Cyberinfrastructure Facilitators Pre-Workshop Session
This highly interactive workshop, hosted by the NSF CC* funded Engineering and Performance Outreach Center (EPOC), builds on the 2017 pre-workshop session for CI Engineers and Cyber Teams and will present a process that can be adopted by CI facilitators at the campus, regional, and national levels to advance the mission of science engagement and fully realize the investments made by the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy Office of Science.
Establishing a process to regularly review network requirements (http://www.es.net/science-engagement/science-requirements-reviews/) helps to determine the current and future science communication and collaboration needs for numerous communities. The purpose of these reviews is to accurately characterize the near-term, medium-term and long-term network requirements of the science being performed. This approach brings about a network-centric understanding of the science process used by the researchers and scientists, without asking technical questions directly, and derives network requirements from that understanding.
This highly interactive workshop outlines a process that can be adopted by CI facilitators at the campus, regional, and national levels to advance the mission of science engagement and fully realize the investments made in networking and personnel by agencies such as the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy Office of Science.
Jennifer Schopf, Director of International Networking, Indiana University
Jason Zurawski, Science Engagement Engineer, ESnet
The topics of this event focus on the intersection of research and technology, specifically use of high speed networks. Specifically:
- The purpose of science engagement
- Overview of an outline for a case study approach to gather scientific requirements (documentation, meeting preparation)
- A live example of how to conduct an in-person review to characterize needs with a visiting scientific group
- Participant discussion on CI facilitator techniques – sharing of challenges and lessons learned
Who Should Attend:
Participants in National Science Foundation Campus Cyberinfrastructure Program and the cyberinfrastructure engineering community are encouraged to attend, participate, and help define a strategy that can be used to encourage growth of scientific understanding and support.