Internet2 member meeting and CSG next week – off to Pennsylvania

I’ll be at both ends of Pennsylvania next week, starting off with the Fall Internet2 Members meeting in Philadelphia and then going to the Fall CSG meeting at Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately these events got scheduled with significant overlap in the middle of the week (there were apparently hotel glitches for I2 in Philadelphia that … Continue reading “Internet2 member meeting and CSG next week – off to Pennsylvania”

I’ll be at both ends of Pennsylvania next week, starting off with the Fall Internet2 Members meeting in Philadelphia and then going to the Fall CSG meeting at Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately these events got scheduled with significant overlap in the middle of the week (there were apparently hotel glitches for I2 in Philadelphia that couldn’t be resolved in other ways), so I’ll only be at I2 for part of Monday and most of Tuesday before heading off to CSG.

The CSG Long Workshop on Wednesday is on CSG Institutional Repositories, Digital Libraries, Content Management. The Short Workshop on Thursday morning is on Enterprise data (decentralized control, data security and privacy). Typically those sessions are webcast – info will be on the CSG web page under Next Meeting.

This will be my first Internet2 meeting – it should be an interesting one for me, as the RIAA and MPAA have both just joined the organization.

The Internet2 folks sent this mail about the upcoming meeting:

Dear Colleagues,

The Fall 2005 Internet2 Member Meeting hosted by the University of Pennsylvania and MAGPI in historic Philadelphia, PA is almost here and I wanted to share some highlights of the September 19th through 22nd meeting which will be held at the Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza.

We are going to have two outstanding and timely general sessions.  On Tuesday, September 20th, Doug Van Houweling, the Internet2 President and CEO  will kick  things off by presenting: “Internet2: Focusing on the Future”  which will be followed by a presentation by Richard Bendis, the CEO of Innovation Philadelphia.  Mr. Bendis will talk about “The Importance of Networking in Technology Convergence” with a focus on the relationship between academia and industry for collaborative research.  The second general session, scheduled for Thursday, September 22nd, will feature  Dr. Larry Peterson, the Chair of the Princeton Computer Science Department,  who will share his views on a “Strategy for Continually Reinventing the Internet”.  More detailed information about both general sessions is available at: http://events.internet2.edu/2005/fall-mm/agenda.cfm?event=239&day=&track=50&details= .

The Member Meeting track session program encompasses a rich variety of really excellent and diverse offerings.  Some of the topics that will be covered include pervasive computing, video grids, surgical tele-robotics, federated identity management and web-services security,  updates on NMI and Shibboleth and several examples of using advanced networks for teaching and learning.  There will be presentations on successful partnerships with public television as well as a presentation on an exciting new content management system called Black Squirrel which was developed by an Internet2  student “netern”.  The program will also feature eleven Security for Advanced Networks and Applications track sessions including Securing the Infrastructure and looking at Network Architecture and Security Ten Years Out.    In addition, there will be several sessions that demonstrate the use of our corporate members’ technologies at our member institutions.  Complete track session offerings are listed in the on-line program which is located at:  http://events.internet2.edu/2005/fall-mm/agenda.cfm?event=239 .

Speaking of demonstrations, there will be eleven advanced network application demos featured on Tuesday afternoon, September 20th and for much of the day on Wednesday, September 21st.  These exciting demos include a preview of the Internet2 Commons Collaboration Service, a live video to the Aquarius Underwater Medical Research Habitat which simulates the space environment for training astronauts and the PerfSonar project interface which will gather and manage the storage and retrieval of network performance information.   A complete list of the demos that will be presented and the exact time and location is available at:  http://events.internet2.edu/2005/fall-mm/demos.html .

As has traditionally been the case, our hard-working meeting attendees will be able to participate in a long list of Birds of a Feather discussions, Special Interest Group and Working Group meetings.  Of particular note are the open Network Planning and Policy Advisory Council and Campus Expectations Task Force meetings which are respectively scheduled for Wednesday, September 21st  breakfast time and Tuesday, September 20th immediately following lunch. Information about all of the “Side Meetings” can also be found in the on-line program at:  http://events.internet2.edu/2005/fall-mm/agenda.cfm?event=239&day=&track=&details= .

Not to be missed is the gala evening reception at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on Wednesday, September 21st!  The “Bridging the Ancient and Modern: New Ways of Thinking about Archaeology and Anthropology Using Internet2” event program will include a formal program with the Museum Director, Dr. Richard Leventhal guiding us through the new and exciting ways that advanced networks are being used in the study of ancient cultures.  Dr Leventhal will be talking live with Tlingit artists in Anchorage and with faculty from a number of different Internet2 member schools who are involved with an archaeological dig in Cairo, Egypt.  Dr. Leventhal’s presentation will be offered at 7:00 pm and again at 8:00 pm. There will also be two exciting demonstration stations in the museum where mummies will be scanned using modern-day CT equipment and 3D archaeological structures will be presented.  Internet2 Member Meeting attendees will have full access to the exquisite Museum and all of the Museum exhibits for the entire evening!  Of course, there will be plenty of food and drink and transportation will be provided to and from the Museum starting at: 6:15 pm at the 17th Street entrance to the Wyndham hotel.  Further information about the Gala Museum event can be found at:  http://events.internet2.edu/2005/fall-mm/gala.html .

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