Vo Architectural Middleware Planning

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The goal of the workshops is to foster the deployment of identity management and collaboration tools within the research community. The organizers of the workshop therefore invite the IT architects of key international research groups (aka VO’s), along with leaders in international federation development. The intent is to directly engage both communities into helping the VO’s in effectively leveraging the emergent interfederation infrastructure, resulting in more effective research organizations.

The workshop will look at the identity management needs across almost all aspects of the research process in assessing new approaches and efficiencies. These include:

- Collaboration activities – wikis, videoconferencing and net meetings, listprocessors, ad hoc scheduling, event calendaring, file sharing and document centers, annotated video, science gateways and portals, wireless access, etc.
- Domain specific uses – Grids, cloud services (IAAS and PAAS), large scale integrated data stores (ala iRods), command line applications, control of instruments, etc
- Scholarly tools – integration with publishers and citations, integration with institutional CV systems, work to expedite the grant proposal process, archival data services, etc.

The workshop aims to cast a wide net among international research groups, with the expectation that large science and engineering collaborations will be the primary participants, but also drawing on social science and humanities international research groups. Campus and NREN IT architects are invited to learn and contribute when these are engaged in support of the identity management needs of the research communities. While most VO’s do not have an identity architect per se, the people serving as "identity architects" for key virtual organizations are also very welcome. In addition, we will invite key people from national and international research funding organizations (NSF, Dept of Energy, JISC, WHO, etc) to observe and hopefully shape their future solicitations.

Running period: June 2012 - June 2014

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