Second International IEEE Symposium
June 20th through 24th, 2005
Sardinia, Italy

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Theme and Goals



Pre-Symposium Workshop

Featured Speakers


Vendor Expo






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Monday, June 20, 2005

9:00 - 12:30

Opening Remarks

Ann Kerr, Chair

Real World Applications

Cyberinfrastructure and the Integration of new Global Earth Observing Systems
John Orcutt, Director UCSD
Center for Earth Observation and Applications Integration of Global Sensor Networks

HiSeasNet®: A Global Network for Oceanographic Ships and Observing Platforms
Jonathan Berger
Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California San Diego

"From Backroads to High Seas"
Frank Vernon
Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California San Diego

Emerging Needs and Existing Links in Distributed Ocean Science Research Data Sets
Frank Rack
Joint Oceanographic Institutions

Marine Metadata Interoperability Project: Leading to Collaboration
John Graybeal, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

2:00 - 4:00

Distributed Data Management

The Application of a Horizontal Integration Paradigm for GEOSS - Global Earth Observation Systems of Systems
Michael D. Keebaugh, President Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems

Global File Systems and the Teragrid
Phil Andrews, SDSC

Preservation Environments

Seamus Ross, Professor
HATII at the University of Glasgow and Principal Director ERPANET

Mariella Guerico, Prof. University of Urbino, Co-Director of ERPANET

Representation Information for Interoperability Now and with the Future
David Giaretta, CCLRC and Digital Curation Centre

4:00 - 7:00

Distributed Data Management

Session for interacting with the demonstrations given during the day, and interacting with vendors

Demos / Vendor Expo

5:00 - 7:00

Nirvana Sponsored "Welcome Reception"


Tuesday, June 21, 2005

9:00 - 12:30

Real World Application Panel

The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)
VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator

Modeling the Planet: Where Quality of Content Matters
Robert Tenney, Deputy Director DARPA Information Exploitation Office

Global Initiatives and Collaborations - “It’s Not Just About Technology”
John Gage, Chief Scientist, SUN Microsystems

Panel - Digital Library Evolution

Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries
Yannis Ioannidis, University of Athens

Digital Library Infrastructure on Grid Enabled Technology
Donatella Castellani, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo"

Digital Library Evolution
Luigi Fusco, European Space Agency

The Cheshire and Multivalent Browser Integration Project
Brian Rea, UK Digital Curation Centre

2:00 - 4:00

Demo - Preservation Environments

SRB Persistent Archive
Reagan W. Moore, SDSC

A Common Interoperable Client for NASA, ECHO and SRB
Ramachandran Suresh, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Preservation Environments Panel

Development of Digital Preservation Environments by the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
Neil Beagrie, Joint Information Systems Committee

Worldwide Universities Network
David Pilsbury

Key Lessons in the Efficient Archive of Small Files to the CCLRC MSS Using SRB
Bonny Strong, CCLRC e-Science

4:00 - 6:00

Demos / Vendor Expo

7:00 - 9:00

SUN Microsystems Sponsored Reception and Dinner


Wednesday, June 22, 2005

9:00 - 12:30

Managing Distributed Data

Enabling Grids for E-science Data Storage, Access and Catalogs in gLite
Fabrizio Gagliardi, CERN

Experiences with Implementing the SRM Protocol and Configuring and Packaging Modular Systems
Jens Jensen, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory


Dr. Anthony Tether
Director Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Technology Panel

Real World Applications
Jamie Shiers, Moderator

Block-level Virtualization: How far can we go?
Angelos Bilas, University of Crete

Shared Rapid File System on Ethernet for HPC - Central File Server Demonstration
Naoyuki Fujita, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

GridNFS: Global Storage for Global Collaborations
Peter Honeyman, University of Michigan

Integrating Search and Browse Capabilities into File Systems
Benjamin Mandler, IBM

Object Storage: The Future Building Block for Storage Systems
Dalit Naor, IBM Haifa Research Labs

12:30 - 2:00

Meeting Adjourns - Afternoon free

Optional Tour of Roman Ruines of Nora

4:00 - 7:00

Demos / Vendor Exhibits


Thursday, June 23, 2005

9:00 - 12:30

Real World Applications

"BIRN: The Biomedical Informatics Research Network"
Mark Ellisman, Director BIRN Coordinating Center

Future Trends in Web Services and the Semantic Web
Steven R. Bratt, Chair and COO World Wide Web Consortium

Searching Against Distributed Data Using a Web Service Architecture
Andy Pasley, University of York

Tutorial Dealing with Semantic Interoperation of Data
Prasenjit Mitra, The Pennsylvania State University

Transforming GeoSpatial Data into Collective Team Knowledge
Dr. Peter Drewes, SAIC

Analytical Collaboration with Globally-Distributed Repositories
Gregory A. Mack, SAIC

2:00 - 4:00

Deploying the LHC Computing Grid - The LCG Service Challenges
Ian Bird, CERN

Data Storage, Access and Catalogs in gLite
Peter Kunszt, CERN


Chronopolis – Federated DigitalPreservation Across Time and Space
Reagan W. Moore, SDSC

The NERC Datagrid: Enabling Interoperable Climate Data Resources
Bryan Lawrence, British Atmospheric Data Centre

Emerging Cyberinfrastructure (CI) and the Division of Shared CI (SCI)
Fillia Makedon, National Science Foundation

Digital Content and Cyberinfrastructure
Stephen Griffin, National Science Foundation


Friday, June 24, 2005

9:00 - 12:30

Introduction & Purpose of Workshop

Ann Kerr - Chair