Preliminary Program

The Minority-Serving Institutions Cyberinfrastructure Institute MSICI2

June 26-30, 2006 SDSC

Webcast via SDSC CIChannel

Monday Morning June 26, 2006: The Cyberinfrastructure Opportunity

7:15 – 8:30 - Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30

Check-in, laptop wireless configuring

SDSC Staff

8:30 – 9:00

Participant Introductions


9:00 – 9:45

Welcome and CI Overview

Anke Kamrath, SDSC

9:45 – 10:30

Introduction to the TeraGrid

Scott Lathrop, 
University of Chicago


Morning Break


10:45 – 11:30

Future of the Internet

KC Claffy, SDSC

11:30 – 12:15

Linking the Back Country

Hans-Werner Braun, SDSC

12:15 – 1:30 pm - Lunch

Monday Afternoon June 26: Cyberinfrastructure and the Institution

1:30 – 2:15

The International Connection with PRAGMA Grid

Peter Arzberger, UCSD

2:15 – 3:00

Grids and the Home Institution (Campus Grids) – Access and Resource Providers

Laura McGinnis, PSC

3:00 – 3:15

Afternoon Break


3:15 – 4:30

Grids in action: Security and SDSC Infrastructure, Tour

Victor Hazlewood, SDSC

4:30-6:00 - Meet the Participants, Cyberinfrastructure-Scientists and Administrators

Short (10-minute) presentations from participants, active administrators, teachers and researchers; each giving their perspective of key issues.

Teaching students about grids

Kris Stewart, SDSU

Administering a grid

Alma Palazzo & Joseph Czech, SDSC

Managing a grid resource

Mark Sheddon, SDSC, TeraGrid

Grid information management

Reagan Moore, SDSC

Training grid resource users

Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, SDSC

CI-Miner: Provenance System

Paolo Pinheiro da Silva, UTEP  

My Interests and Roles


Monday Evening:      Mixer for CI Scientists, Administrators and Participants

Tuesday June 27, 2006

Tuesday Morning

8:30 – 8:45

Introduction to Evaluation Process

Geoffrey Fox for Julie Foertsch

8:45 – 9:30

Grid Technology : Software Engineering for Grids

Shava Smallen, SDSC

9:30 – 10:30 

Grids in Earth/ Environmental Science

Bernard Minster, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

10:30 – 10:45

Morning Break


10:45 – 11:30

Grids in Biology (Bioinformatics and Medicine)

Nicholas Schork UCSD

11:30 – 12:30

Computational Science and Drug Discovery

Andy McCammon UCSD

12:30 – 1:30 PM        Lunch

Tuesday Afternoon

1:30 – 2:15

Data Management

Reagan Moore, SDSC

2:15 – 2:25

Introduction to Parallel Sessions

Geoffrey Fox

2:25 – 2:35 PM                    Afternoon To-Go Break

2:35 – 4:30 PM          Parallel Sessions:

Session I: The Computer Scientist and CI

Focus on “Data Grids” –

Storage Resource Broker (SRB): Hands-on Workshop and Discussion and Session Notes

(Please bring your laptops)

Roman Olschanowsky, Leesa Breiger

Session II: Access to Cyberinfrastructure
Room 279

Grid: Portals and Science Gateways

Hands-on Demonstrations of Cyberinfrastructure (Please bring your laptops)!

Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, Krishna Muriki, Steve Cutchin

Session III: The MSI Cyberinfrastructure Curriculum

Essential resources, prerequisites and core courses for parallel computing and computational science related subjects
(All Students)

Kris Stewart, Mohsen Beheshti, Workshop Participants

Plenary Session in Auditorium

4:30 – 5:00


10-minute summaries by session moderator/ scribes

6:00 PM          Dinner Presentation:  Cyberinfrastructure In Africa and Movie James Turner (Virginia Tech)

Wednesday June 28, 2006

Wednesday Morning

9:00 – 11:30

Cal(IT)2 Tour and Program

Calit2 Projects in Cyberinfrastructure

Tribal Digital Village


Larry Smarr, Srinivas Sukumar, Jerry Sheehan

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM             Lunch

Wednesday Afternoon

1:15 – 2:00

Astronomy Cyberinfrastructure

Roy Williams (Cal Tech)

2:00 – 2:20                              Afternoon To-Go Break

2:20 – 4:20                              Parallel Sessions

Session I:
The Computer Scientist and Cyberinfrastructure

Compute Grids - "Rocks - A - Palooza" (canceled)

Mason Katz,

Greg Bruno,

Anoop Rejandra

Session II:
The Application Scientist and Cyberinfrastructure

Chemical Informatics

Marlon Pierce

Session III:
The MSI Cyberinfrastructure Curriculum

Focus on upper-level Undergraduates and Graduate Students. Resources needed, prerequisites and core courses for Grid and Informatics- related subjects; Role of SC xy

Scott Lathrop

Tom Maccalla

Plenary Session in Auditorium

4:20 – 5:00


10-minute summaries by session moderator/ scribes

6:00 – 7:30      Dinner            Building Partnerships for Future Collaboration

Thursday June 29, 2006

8:30 – 9:00

Computational Astrobiology

Kim Binsted

9:00 – 9:30

Taverna in Action

Marlon Pierce

9:30 – 9:45 – Morning Break

9:45 – 11:30 AM:  Parallel Sessions: Presentations and Hands-on Tutorials

Session I: The Computer Scientist and Cyberinfrastructure - Auditorium

Computer Science of Grids [Peer-to-Peer, Multicore, SemantiGrid] – Multiple presenters/ panel

Shava Smallen,

Geoffrey Fox,

Workshop Participants

Session II: The Application Scientist and CI - Room 279

Bioinformatics and Bioinformatics Resources at SDSC

Bioinformatics connections to Astrobiology

Hannes Niedner,

Kim Binsted,

Workshop Participants

Session III: The MSI Cyberinfrastructure Curriculum

(AG essential)

Lower-level Undergraduates; Community Colleges and K-12:  Presentations and discussions on needed resources, prerequisites and core courses for Grid and Informatics related subjects; Using CI for Teacher Education; QuarkNet; AG in Education, Digital Curricula

Richard Alò,

Edee Wiziecki,

Nouna Bakhiet,

Lukas Buehler,

Workshop Participants

11:30 – 12:00  Wrap-up Panel (Plenary) summarizing 3 sessions (Auditorium)

12:00 – 2:00    BOF Lunch – Team Tables

2:00 – 2:10                  Afternoon Break

2:10 – 4:10 PM          Final Wrap-up and Next Steps

Thursday Dinner Session:  5:00 PM -  Beach BBQ

Friday June 29th

Ad-hoc sessions to follow up on earlier sessions, individual meetings between faculty and CI scientists as arranged, tours of SIO, other facilities at UCSD.