Proposal for an AG technical retreat..

Jonas Talandis jonast at
Fri Oct 13 09:25:07 CDT 2000

This sure works for me. Next best would be a place with snowy slopes......


At 06:46 PM 10/12/00 , Brian Chee wrote:
>Hawaii would be happy to sponsor a meeting at our main "Manoa" campus on 
>the island of oahu.  The east west center has wonderful facilities 
>Depending on when, I should have my "portable" grid node ready by 
>then...february would give lots of time to plan and that's when it would 
>be really nice to escape from the weather to sunny a time 
>when our hotel costs are starting to drop....
>/brian chee
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: <mailto:dewolfe_samuel at>samuel Dewolfe
>>To: <mailto:sgordon at>Steven I. Gordon ; 
>><mailto:ag-tech at>ag-tech at
>>Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2000 10:13 AM
>>Subject: Re: Proposal for an AG technical retreat..
>>There definetly is an idea here people.
>>Rick, you may have stumbled onto something that would benefit everyone 
>>that has or is getting a node.
>>The idea of having a well planned retreat,  would help many of the things 
>>being planned to be implemented.
>>Exchanging ideas on things can go a long way.
>>I know, most of the new people on the AG Node would really benefit.
>>        This not only could be a place for exchanging ideas but I belive 
>> Lisa Childers has been looking into developing a calander of events for 
>> the node. If we were all in one place to meet with each other, we may be 
>> able to plan a little better for future events.
>>         I am at WVU, currently, and I am working on software for the AG 
>> Node.
>>This retreat would be a good place to let other people see what work we 
>>are doing at WVU on things. Dr. Frances Van Scoy is here at WVU and of 
>>course is working to see what her VR lab can do to improve and help with 
>>the AG Nodes.
>>I know that the people here at the University would also be very 
>>interested in a conference.
>>Not only myself,  but Dr. Frances Van Scoy would be willing to support 
>>such a venture.
>>            As far as the 2 to 3 day format goes, that seems to be one of 
>> the best forms for us people in research.
>>Where you thinking in the middle of the week or towards the end? "Rick"
>>The informal paper would be nice too. I would like to see one of the 
>>Universities be able to get funding or in some way publish a regular 
>>formal e-paper or perhaps, even a regular publishing would be nice to 
>>keep the contact flowing with what is new and upcoming. I am checking 
>>into what funding we could get for such a paper. If anyone has any ideas, 
>>please feel free to contact me concerning the funding issue.
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: Steven I. Gordon
>>Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2000 3:18 PM
>>To: ag-tech at
>>Subject: Fwd: Proposal for an AG technical retreat..
>>I think this is a great idea.  I would like for us to have a half-day to
>>actually discuss deployment issues like governance, the production of
>>documentation, and other aspects of our deployment planning.
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>> >Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 23:31:35 -0500
>> >To: ag-tech at
>> >From: Rick Stevens <stevens at>
>> >Subject: Proposal for an AG technical retreat..
>> >Sender: owner-ag-tech at
>> >
>> >Hi,
>> >
>> >I'm thinking that it might be a good idea to put together an Access Grid
>> >retreat
>> >for sometime early next year. The purpose of the retreat would be to
>> >gather people
>> >together to discuss where we are with the Access Grid Project, present
>> >some technical
>> >proposals to the AG technical community for where we might want to go in
>> >the next year with
>> >new capabilities, to plan some stretch events that will help refine and
>> >improve
>> >the AG concept, and to provide an open forum for discussing new and
>> >interesting
>> >things we can do with the AG in the future.  I propose a 2-3 day format,
>> >with a few
>> >invited talks, contributed presentations from various groups on future
>> >directions,
>> >some breakout sessions to discuss specific applications of AG (Medical,
>> >etc.) and
>> >the publication in an informal proceedings the lecture notes and
>> >discussion papers which
>> >would cover new AG related technologies and projects.
>> >
>> >Thoughts ?
>> >
>> >---Rick
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