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2007 Access Grid Retreat, May 14-16

The 2007 Access Grid (AG) Retreat will be held May 14-16, 2007 at the Gleacher Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The Access Grid Retreat is an annual event involving users, developers, and researchers concerned with the Access Grid software and with collaboration research. The Retreat Program typically includes presentations suitable for people at all levels of technical understanding, from first time users to developers to researchers in collaborative technology and streaming media.

The Access Grid Retreat is an ideal environment for the AG community to share recent experiences and research findings, to present ideas for future AG technical directions, and to train and educate AG newcomers. Two tracks of sessions allow participants to focus on either AG technical issues or activities related to AG operations. This annual meeting will not be broadcast over the Access Grid, but, as with past retreats, will focus on bringing the global community together with face-to-face discussions on topics ranging from AG collaboration experiences to node installation and troubleshooting to AG development directions.

Gleacher Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Program

The Retreat Program is now available here. Slides from the presentations given at the retreat are available here.

The Retreat Reception will be held on Tuesday evening at the Chicago City Centre Hotel, in the Ontario room, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, and we will announce awards for the best presentations.

Registration

Registration for the 2007 Access Grid Retreat is now closed.

Lodging

Lodging for the Retreat has been arranged at the Chicago City Centre Hotel & Sports Club in downtown Chicago, just a short walk from the Gleacher Center. Contact the hotel at 888-859-6222 to make reservations, and tell them you're with the Access Grid Retreat, or click here to book your reservation online. The group rate for rooms at the hotel is $137. Please make your arrangements with the hotel by April 13, 2007; the group rate will not be available beyond that date.

View of Chicago, showing the Chicago City Centre hotel (the red building)

 

Call for Participation

The Access Grid Retreat is an annual event involving users, developers, and researchers concerned with the Access Grid software and with collaboration research. The Retreat Program typically includes presentations suitable for people at all levels of technical understanding, from first time users to developers to researchers in collaborative technology and streaming media. More information about the current and past Retreats is available at www.accessgrid.org/events. For more information about the Access Grid, please visit www.accessgrid.org.

Speakers are encouraged to present in all areas related to the Access Grid and collaboration research, including but not limited to the following:

Deployment
Innovative uses of the Access Grid
Regional collaborations
Collaboration in particular domains
(medicine, science, education, etc.)
Remote access to instruments (scientific or otherwise)
Research and Development
Access Grid core
Shared Applications
Streaming Media
Multicast networking, monitoring, bridging
Security
Scheduling
Meeting Archiving
Human-Computer Interaction

The most impressive presentations, as chosen by the Program Committee, will be awarded with a prize.

HOW TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS

Speakers are requested to submit extended abstracts of no more than 1000 words, not including figures or references; PDF format is preferred. Speakers should define their interest in submitting a proposed panel discussion (including title and proposed speakers), or an individual presentation (including title). Abstracts should be written so as to be self-contained and to provide the technical substance required for the program committee to evaluate the presenter's contribution, and to provide sufficient detail for the program. Presentations including live demonstrations, for example introducing a new shared application or service, must list the hardware and network requirements necessary for the demonstration.

Abstracts must be submitted by Friday, March 23, 2007. Please submit to agr2007@accessgrid.org.

Speakers will be selected by Friday, March 30, 2007. Confirmations will be sent via email.

 

Program Committee

Michael E. Papka, University of Chicago

Thomas D. Uram, Argonne National Laboratory

Wenjun Wu, University of Chicago

Paul Bonnett, UKERNA

Jim Miller, inSORS

John Quebedeaux, Louisiana State University

Cindy Sievers, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Jonathan Tyman, Internet2

Christoph Willing, University of Queensland

Mail to the Program Committee should be directed to agr2007@accessgrid.org

 

 

Sponsors

 

Futures Laboratory,
Argonne National Laboratory


Computation Institute,
University of Chicago