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NSF to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Management for Cyberinfrastructure

Published 06/20/2003

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 cyberinfrastructure. The meeting will be held on Monday, June 23rd at 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (PST) in a virtual venue on the Access Grid, which will be available at SDSC in room 462.

The meeting will be led by Gary Olson, University of Michigan, and Peter Freeman, NSF Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering.

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. - Cassie Ferguson