NSF PA/M 03-35 - June 19, 2003
NSF to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Management for
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer
and Information Science and Engineering is convening on June 23
its second town hall meeting on management models and issues for
The town hall meeting is an opportunity for the national
scientific and computing community to provide input into the
complex problem of managing the cyberinfrastructure enterprise.
Cyberinfrastructure is the type of large-scale, distributed
computing and communications infrastructure envisioned by NSF and
in the recent NSF report, "Revolutionizing Science and
Engineering through Cyberinfrastructure."
The eventual cyberinfrastructure will span many organizations,
hardware resources, people, data and institutional policies—all
in an environment where participants must compete for funds yet
collaborate on the final product. The town hall meeting is part
of a series of events to help NSF explore the governance,
oversight and operations of such an endeavor.
The meeting will be held in a virtual venue on the Access Grid,
which will permit participation from around the globe. For a
list of Access Grid nodes, please see www.accessgrid.org/community.
Contact the site nearest you to see if that site is participating in
the town hall meeting. Instructions for joining the meeting via
Access Grid or the Web are provided at www.si.umich.edu/cyber/townhall.
Gary Olson, University of Michigan (chair)
Peter Freeman, NSF Assistant Director for CISE
Cyberinfrastructure Town Hall Meeting
June 23, 2003
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Eastern)
An Access Grid node near you, including:
National Science Foundation, Room 1150
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22230
(Ballston metro stop)
Space at NSF is limited. Interested media representatives should
contact David Hart, email@example.com, (703) 292-7737.
Other confirmed Access Grid sites include:
Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers, Seattle, WA (site of HPDC-12 and GGF8 meetings)
Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Champaign, IL
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Pittsburgh, PA
San Diego Supercomputer Center, La Jolla, CA
For more information contact:
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