Great Plains Network Annual Meeting 2013

Kansas City MO, May 29 – 31 2013

Submissions due Friday, April 19, 2013

Contact: Greg Monaco (

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Conference Theme: Big Data: From Bits and Bytes to Knowledge and Insights

GPN Annual Conference Submission Request

Overview: Faculty, librarians, technical staff, graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit posters, oral presentations, panels, and birds-of-a-feather sessions. This year’s theme is Big Data and we invite presentations on any aspect of cyberinfrastructure including but not limited to networking, high performance computing, data movement, data management, archiving and curation, and research data lifecycle management.

Posters: Posters will be accepted and displayed during the Welcome Reception on May 29, 2013, starting at 6PM. They may remain up through the conference closing on May 31. Poster presenters should be available to answer questions about their posters during the Welcome Reception.

Presentations will be scheduled for May 30 and 31st. Oral presentations may be from 20 minutes to 45 minutes in length.

Graduate Student Networking Summit: Graduate students in networking are encouraged to submit oral presentations for this event.

Graduate Student High Performance Computing Summit: Graduate students in computer science, informatics, and other users of HPC resources are encouraged to submit oral presentations for this event.

Panels of multiple speakers to discuss a topic of interest are encouraged. We would like to invite panel discussions of collaborations among researchers, IT, and library science.

Birds of a Feather Sessions: These are relaxed opportunities to discuss a topic among interested parties. These BoF sessions are typically one hour in length and are facilitated by the submitter. In the past, BoFs have focused on HPC System Management, XSEDE Campus Champions, EPSCoR Collaboration, and more.

This year’s meeting is co-sponsored by the Greater Western Library Alliance, comprised of 33 leading research university libraries in 17 states, with a focus on resource sharing, digitization, and ensuring the preservation and access of scholarly research and data.

The GPN Annual Meeting relies on contributions from national and international speakers, contributing sponsors, and, most especially, the contributions of faculty, staff, and graduate students from member and non-member universities and cyberinfrastructure-related organizations.

This is an invitation to submit a presentation and/or poster NOW and/or to attend the pre-eminent meeting of CI professionals in the Midwest. Please visit Submissions will be accepted up until April 19.

Gregory E. Monaco, Ph.D.
Director for Research & Cyberinfrastructure InitiativesThe Great Plains Network
Phone: 785-554-9657
Teleconference: 877-366-0711 Participant Code: 57348838#