Workshop on the Development of a Next-Generation, Federated Cyberinfrastructure

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Workshop on the Development of a Next-Generation, Federated Cyberinfrastructure

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Workshop: Workshop on the Development of a Next-Generation, Federated Cyberinfrastructure
WhenOctober 1-2, 2014
Position Paper: by Sept. 10 to
WhereThe Washington Campus facilities at 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20036

Workshop Announcement
A limited number of spaces are available for US participants at the upcoming NSF sponsored workshop on the development of a next-generation, interoperable, federated, networking cyberinfrastructure (CI). Federation has become an important tool in building cyberinfrastructure. Multiple federated systems have grown up via parallel evolution in the GENI, Cloud and Grid communities. As distributed computing, high-performance computing, and advanced networking are brought together to solve next generation problems, it is important to identify cross-community common supporting elements and technologies for federation. The workshop will bring together a diverse group of networking and CI community leaders to discuss development of next-generation, interoperable, federated, networking CI. This process of building this CI is already underway in the form of shared and federated infrastructure operated by formal and ad hoc collaborations among researchers and infrastructure owners, however, these collaborations are in large part operating without the benefit of consensus approaches for integration and federation. Creating consensus will require discussion and research among the networking and CI community and their leaders to identify and address the challenging problems in the federation and interoperability of existing and future federated and non-federated cyberinfrastructures. We request networking and cyberinfrastructure community leaders to participate to make this workshop a success.

Call for Position Papers

Potential participants should indicate their interest through submission of a brief POSITION PAPER. Position papers will be used to gauge participants’ interests and to structure discussions during the workshop. Your position paper should relate to ongoing research or cyberinfrastructure experience. Brief papers of 1-2 pages are encouraged; papers should not exceed 6 pages. Please submit your position paper to  Position papers should be submitted by Sept. 10, and invited participants will be notified by Sept. 15.

Workshop Organizers
Victor Hazlewood, Chief Operating Officer, Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS), University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
Rob Ricci, Research Assistant Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah

NSF is sponsoring the workshop including some travel funds for participants. Also, Internet2 is sponsoring the facilities for the workshop.

Travel Assistance
Travel assistance is available for a limited number of participants. Travel assistance will be coordinated through University of Tennessee following all applicable federal and university rules and regulations. For travel assistance please send email to

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