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Monday, Nov. 25

9:00 Welcome and Introduction

Gary Olson, University of Michigan (PowerPoint 137k)

10:00 Panel: Overview of Past, Present and Future: It has been more than a decade since several defining workshops introduced the concept of a "collaboratory" and made explicit the emerging trend then to support distributed collaborative science and engineering through communication and computing technology. Now is an appropriate time to reflect on what progress we have made and what the next round of challenges might be. This opening panel will begin this discussion.

Chair, Michael Pazzani, National Science Foundation (PowerPoint 322k)

Peter Freeman, National Science Foundation
Spyros Konidaris, European Union (PowerPoint 826k)
Dan Atkins, University of Michigan (PowerPoint 7.3M)

Group Discussion

12:00 Lunch

1:00Rita Colwell, Director, National Science Foundation

1:30 Panel: Current Technical Developments: There is a rich array of technologies to support geographically distributed work today. Despite this, there are still technical challenges for supporting science and engineering. This panel will describe current developments, highlighting both progress and remaining challenges.

Chair, Jim French, National Science Foundation (PowerPoint 368k)

Dave Fulker, NCAR, on GRID developments (PowerPoint 250k)
James Hendler, University of Maryland, Semantic web (PowerPoint 688k)
Fran Berman, NPACI (PowerPoint 16M)
Dan Reed, University of Illinois, NCSA (PowerPoint 30M)

Group Discussion

3:30 Break

4:00 Panel: Social Factors Important to Success: Over and over one hears that it's not just the technology, that major social and organizational factors influence the productive acceptance of emerging knowledge work technologies. What are these factors, and why do they seem to remain as such obstinate obstacles to effective progress? This panel will reflect on past experience with distributed work and highlight issues in need of further investigation.

Chair, Suzi Iacono, National Science Foundation (PowerPoint 1.0M)

Wes Shrum, Louisiana State University (PowerPoint 76k)
Jonathan Grudin, Microsoft Research (PowerPoint 1.0M)
Gary Olson, University of Michigan (PowerPoint 5.5M)
Ed Hackett, University of Arizona (PowerPoint 145k)

Group Discussion

6:00 Adjourn

6:00Cocktails and Appetizers

7:00 Dinner

Tuesday, Nov. 26

9:00 Panel: Representative Projects: The past decade has seen a wide variety of projects in science and engineering that have revealed both the promises and the perils of supporting geographically distributed work. This panel will present a representative sample of such projects, further helping to make concrete the issues discussed in the previous panels.

Chair, Tim Killeen, National Center for Atmospheric Research (PowerPoint 156k)

Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory (PowerPoint 3.3M)
Doug van Houweling, Internet 2 (PowerPoint 4.7M)
Rick Luce, Los Alamos National Laboratory (PowerPoint 1.5M)
George Djorgovski, California Institute of Technology (PowerPoint 1.7M)
Mike Marron, National Institute of Health (PowerPoint 4.5M) (PDF 7.6M)

Group Discussion (PowerPoint - Killeen 1.7M)

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Panel: How to cultivate, judge prospects, and evaluate: Participants at this workshop represent not only a wide range of disciplines but also a diverse sample of funding agencies and policy groups. Where do we go from here in the development of knowledge environments to support distributed science and engineering? This panel will highlight the key issues that should drive future research.

Chair, Dan Atkins, U of Michigan

Tom Finholt, University of Michigan (PowerPoint 2.7M)
Larry Smarr, University California, San Diego (PowerPoint 11.3M)
Mary Ann Scott, Department of Energy (PowerPoint 609k)
Irene Greif, IBM Research

Group Discussion


2:30 Conclusion

Daniel Atkins, University of Michigan
Tim Killeen, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Gary Olson, University of Michigan

3:00 Adjourn

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