[AG-TECH] Call for Participation: AG Technical Retreat 2002

Mary Fritsch fritsch at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jan 16 14:03:40 CST 2002

March 3, 2002

March 4 -5, 2002

immediately preceding the NPACI All-Hands Meeting
March 6-9, 2002

 >>The Overall Theme:
The Access Grid (AG) Technical Retreat 2002 will be a forum for providing 
contributed presentations from the AG Community on future technical 
directions and research related to the AG.  Submissions are encouraged on 
all aspects of the Access Grid.  All papers will be reviewed by the Program 

The AG Technical Retreat and Tutorial 2002 will take place in San 
Diego/LaJolla area of California.  The location is not yet confirmed.  A 
Call for Registration with all the logistics and detailed location, travel, 
and housing information will be coming soon.  Also feel free to check our 
website for 
updates:  http://www.mcs.anl.gov/fl/accessgrid/ag-retreat-2002/index2002.htm.

 >>The Tutorial:
The Tutorial will serve as an introduction to the Access Grid and suitable 
for new sites that are interested in bring up nodes.  There will be two 
tracks to this year's tutorial.  One track will be for beginners.  It will 
feature presentations and discussions for technical users and staff.  The 
second track will be more advanced.  This track will focus on advanced and 
networking infrastructure.

 >>The Retreat:
The Retreat will focus on the future technical directions for the Access 
Grid and related collaborative projects.  The purpose of the retreat will 
be to gather the AG Community together to discuss the status of the Access 
Grid Project as a whole, present technical proposals, plan events that will 
help refine and improve the AG, and provide an open forum to help shape the 
future of the AG. The retreat will be in a two-day format, with invited 
talks, contributed presentations, panel discussions, and birds-of-a-feather 
meetings.  The result will be an informal proceedings to include the 
lecture notes or discussion papers covered.

 >>An Initial List of Topics for the AG Technical Retreat 2002 Program:
     (Topics are being built by input from the Community and are subject to 
approval from the Program Committee.)

AG 2.0 Release Status
AG Documentation Project
ACE GGF Research Progress Report
Automated NCSA AG Scheduler
Linux: Open Source Solutions for High Quality Video
Implementation Resources
Self-Supportive, Self-Testing AG Nodes or Communities
Building AG Tools, Applications, and Contributed Software
Globus Web Integration Services
Grid Integration
List of Efficient Resources Needed to Support the AG Community
Commercial Packaging
Persistent Spaces Ideology
Demo Area for Commercial Nodes Forum
AG Workgroups Defined

 >>Paper Submissions:
Authors are requested to submit extended abstracts of no more than 1000 
words, not  including figures or references. Abstracts should be written so 
as to be self contained and to provide the technical substance required for 
the program committee to evaluate the paper's contribution.  Please submit 
to ag2002 at mcs.anl.gov.

Abstracts must be submitted by February 1, 2002. Electronic submission is 
preferred. Authors will be notified by February 15, 2002.

 >>Exhibits and Technical Demonstrations:
Proposals for exhibits and technical demonstrations should be submitted to 
via email to ag2002 at mcs.anl.gov, by February 1, 2002. Proposals should 
include a 2-4 page definition and description of each exhibit / demonstration.

 >>About San Diego Location:

 >>More Information:
For more information about the NPACI All Hands Alliance Meeting, check out: 

Mary Fritsch
Access Grid Support Coordinator
Math & Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Bldg 221 / Room A151
Argonne, IL 60439
Tel: 630.252.5297             Email: fritsch at mcs.anl.gov
Fax: 630.252.6333            URL:   www.mcs.anl.gov/~fritsch/

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