Symposium Agenda

Information Technology for Research:
The Impact of National Directions in Cyberinfrastructure
April 4th, 2006

Executive Meeting Room, Camden Campus Center, Camden
MPR West, Robeson Campus Center, Newark and
MPR, Busch Campus Center, New Brunswick

Sponsored by
The Office of the Vice-President for Research
The Office of Information Technology and

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8:30 9:00Registration and Breakfast
9:00 9:10CTO Opening Address (NB)
Charles Hedrick OIRT
9:10 9:30Internet2 and its Resources for Research and Education (Camden)
Jennifer Oxenford MAGPI
9:30 10:30Cyberinfrastructure Enabling Frontier Research and Education (NB)
Robert Wilhelmson, Chief Scientist and Associate Director of Cyber Applications and Communities, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Professor of Meteorology, Department of Atmospheric Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Internet2-sponsored speaker
10:30 10:45Break
10:45 11:45Panel Discussion on CI with Major Funding Agencies (Washington, DC)
NSF Guy Almes Program Director Office of Cyberinfrastructure
NIH Peter Highnam Senior Advisor Office of the Director
DOE Mary Anne Scott Pgm Mgr for Collaboratory Research & ESNet
NASA Tsengdar Lee - Scientific Computing Portfolio Manager, NASA Science Mission Directorate
11:45 12:30Information-driven Science and the CyberInfrastructure: Opportunities for Collaborations at Rutgers (NB)
Manish Parashar, Electrical & Computer Engineering
12:30 1:30Lunch - Vendor Tables
1:30 2:20Breakout Sessions
Session 1: Collaborative eScience: Evolving Approaches(NB)
    Charles Severance - University of Michigan

Session 2: NJEDge Resources in Support of the Research Community(Newark)
    George Laskaris - NJEDge

Session 3: K-12 Outreach(Newark)
    Gayle Stein - OIRT
    Alaska SeaLife Center
2:20 2:30Room Swap
2:30 3:20Breakout Sessions
Session 1: The Protein Data Bank: Multiple Collaborations in Action (NB)
    Helen Berman Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    Director, Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics and the Protein Data Bank

Session 2: RU Community Repository (RUCore) (NB)
    Grace Agnew Rutgers University Libraries

Session 3: Using Sakai in Research at Rutgers (NB)
    Gayle Stein OIRT
    Tom Grzelak OIRT

3:30 4:00Informal Discussion/Evaluation Main Room at all Sites
A few pictures of the event.

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