Appendix B
Workshop Programs and Participants

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY WORKSHOP

Program

Thursday, March 12, 1992

8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction—Alastair Cameron and Bruce Schatz

 

• Background of the collaboratory concept—Need to leverage limited human, financial, and time resources and enable collaboration among scientists

 

• Workshop goals

 

• New ideas for collaboration and the technology that will facilitate collaboration

 

• Priorities and agenda for development of collaboratories

 

• Introductions and personal statements about perspectives on collaboration

9:30 a.m.

Current Issues and Trends in Molecular Biology—David Kingsbury

 

• Communities and problem domains

 

• Types of available knowledge: genes, maps, sequences, literature

 

• Types of available databases: formal, informal, collaborative, laboratory

10:00 a.m.

Molecular Biology and Computer Technology: Lessons Learned from Previous Projects

 

• GenBank/Bionet—Douglas Brutlag

 

• Genome Data Base—Robert Robbins

10:45 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m.

Current Molecular Biology Collaboratories

 

• Informal Community Systems—Bruce Schatz

 

• Archival Library Systems—Jim Ostell

12:00 noon

Working Lunch with Demonstrations of the Worm Community System and of the National Center for Biotechnology Information Portable Core Library

1:30 p.m.

Current Issues and Trends in Computer Technology: Information Infrastructure

 

• Hardware and Networks—Vint Cerf



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National Collaboratories: Applying Information Technology for Scientific Research Appendix B Workshop Programs and Participants MOLECULAR BIOLOGY WORKSHOP Program Thursday, March 12, 1992 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction—Alastair Cameron and Bruce Schatz   • Background of the collaboratory concept—Need to leverage limited human, financial, and time resources and enable collaboration among scientists   • Workshop goals   • New ideas for collaboration and the technology that will facilitate collaboration   • Priorities and agenda for development of collaboratories   • Introductions and personal statements about perspectives on collaboration 9:30 a.m. Current Issues and Trends in Molecular Biology—David Kingsbury   • Communities and problem domains   • Types of available knowledge: genes, maps, sequences, literature   • Types of available databases: formal, informal, collaborative, laboratory 10:00 a.m. Molecular Biology and Computer Technology: Lessons Learned from Previous Projects   • GenBank/Bionet—Douglas Brutlag   • Genome Data Base—Robert Robbins 10:45 a.m. Break 11:00 a.m. Current Molecular Biology Collaboratories   • Informal Community Systems—Bruce Schatz   • Archival Library Systems—Jim Ostell 12:00 noon Working Lunch with Demonstrations of the Worm Community System and of the National Center for Biotechnology Information Portable Core Library 1:30 p.m. Current Issues and Trends in Computer Technology: Information Infrastructure   • Hardware and Networks—Vint Cerf

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National Collaboratories: Applying Information Technology for Scientific Research   • Software and Databases—Nat Goodman 2:00 p.m. Impediments to Adoption of Collaboration Technology—Lee Sproull   • Perceived value of technology to the molecular biology community   • User readiness and acceptance of the technology   • Training for computational biologists   • Lack of institutional and information infrastructure   • Lack of critical mass of on-line materials   • Lack of financial and institutional support for large projects 3:00 p.m. Brainstorming   • How might collaboration aid molecular biology and molecular biologists?   • What existing problems in molecular biology might collaboratories solve or ameliorate?   • Given sufficient funding, what would you want to build?   • Which communities are the most likely to be initial candidates for collaboratories?   • How will these collaboratories benefit the scientists who use them? 5:00 p.m. Reception 6:00 p.m. Dinner Friday, March 13, 1992 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Statement of Purpose for Day Two—Bill Wulf Recap of Brainstorming Session—Alastair Cameron and Bruce Schatz 9:30 a.m. How do we get there from here?   • What must be done to realize collaboratories in molecular biology in the near term?   • What specific proposals might be made?   • What tools do molecular biologists use that could be shared with scientists of other disciplines?   • How can the needs of molecular biologists be leveraged with the needs of other scientists to establish collaboratories? What other scientific communities might be targeted? 10:45 a.m. Break 11:00 a.m. What are the unsolved problems?   • What will they keep us from achieving?   • What must be done in the long term to address these problems? 12:30 p.m. Working Lunch 1:30 p.m. Conclusions and Report Planning 2:30 p.m. Summary and Adjourn

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National Collaboratories: Applying Information Technology for Scientific Research Participants Douglas Brutlag, Stanford University School of Medicine Alastair Cameron, Harvard College David J. Galas, Department of Energy Nat Goodman, Whitehead Institute Steven Hilgartner, Columbia University Tim Hunkapiller, California Institute of Technology David Kingsbury, George Washington University Medical Center Jim Ostell, National Library of Medicine Ross Overbeek, Argonne National Laboratory Robert Robbins, Johns Hopkins University Laurence Rosenberg, National Science Foundation Brace Schatz, University of Arizona Cassandra Smith, University of California, Berkeley Gio Wiederhold, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency John Wooley, National Science Foundation

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National Collaboratories: Applying Information Technology for Scientific Research OCEANOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Program Thursday, April 23, 1992 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction—Vint Cerf and Tom Dickey   • Background of the collaboratory concept—Need to leverage limited human, financial, and time resources and enable collaboration among scientists   • Workshop goals   • New ideas for collaboration and the technology that will facilitate collaboration   • Priorities and agenda for development of collaboratories   • Introductions and personal statements about perspectives on collaboration 9:00 a.m. Current Working Collaboratories   • Modeling Systems in Oceanography—Lew Rothstein   • Informal Community Systems in Molecular Biology—Bruce Schatz 10:00 a.m. Break 10:15 a.m. Oceanography and Computing: Needs and Desires of Oceanographic Modelers Discussion—Vint Cerf   • What are the needs of the modeling community with respect to the technology?   • What technology is desirable and why?   • How will the community be enabled through increased connectivity and/or additional computer resources?   • What are some possible pilot projects? 12:15 p.m. Working Lunch with Demonstrations of Oceanographic Modeling Systems and Informal Community Systems 1:15 p.m. Obtaining Access to Field Data: Lessons From Current Practice (10-minute presentations with discussion)   • Identifying the Needs—Tom Dickey   • Near-Real-Time Data Acquisition: The Atlas Moorings Pilot—Ants Leetmaa and Mike McPhaden   • High-Frequency Telemetry Solutions—Mel Briscoe   • Sierracom—Phil Walker   • Ship-to-Land Communication—Andy Maffei 2:15 p.m. Break 3:00 p.m. Day-to-Day Collaboration Among Oceanographers: Problems and Solutions (10-minute presentations with discussion)   • Multidisciplinary Collaboration—Peter Wiebe   • Omnet and SCIENCEnet—Bob Heinmiller

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National Collaboratories: Applying Information Technology for Scientific Research 4:00 p.m. Impediments to Collaboration—Discussion   • Access to data   • Cultural limitations   • Geographic and physical limitations   • Perceived value of technology to the oceanography community   • User readiness and acceptance of the technology   • Training/support for computational oceanography   • Lack of institutional and information infrastructure such as laboratories and equipment 5:00 p.m. Reception 6:00 p.m. Dinner Friday, April 24, 1992 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Statement of Purpose for Day Two and Recap of Thursday's Discussions—Vint Cerf 9:00 a.m. Brainstorming   • How might collaboration aid oceanography?   • What existing problems in oceanography might collaboratories solve or ameliorate?   • Given sufficient funding, what would you want to build?   • Which communities are the most likely to be initial candidates for collaboratories?   • How will these collaboratories benefit the scientists who use them? 10:30 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. How do we get there from here?   • What must be done to realize collaboratories in oceanography in the near term?   • What specific proposals might be made?   • What tools do oceanographers use that could be shared with scientists of other disciplines?   • How can the needs of oceanographers be leveraged with the needs of other scientists to establish collaboratories? What other scientific communities might be targeted? 12:30 p.m. Working Lunch 1:30 p.m. What are the unsolved problems?   • What will they keep us from achieving?   • What must be done in the long term to address these problems? 2:30 p.m. Conclusions and Report Planning 3:30 p.m. Adjourn

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National Collaboratories: Applying Information Technology for Scientific Research Participants Jim Baker, Joint Oceanographic Institutions Inc. Melbourne Briscoe, Office of Naval Research Vint Cerf, Corporation for National Research Initiatives Alan Davis, Florida State University Tom Dickey, University of Southern California David Evans, Office of Naval Research Robert Heinmiller, Omnet Inc. Ellen S. Kappel, Joint Oceanographic Institutions Inc. Gary Koob, Office of Naval Research Richard Lambert, National Science Foundation Ants Leetmaa, NOAA Climate Analysis Center Andrew Maffei, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Mike McPhaden, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Rebecca G. Moser, Joint Oceanographic Institutions Inc. Lew Rothstein, University of Rhode Island Bruce Schatz, University of Arizona Philip Walker, Sierracom Peter Wiebe, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Stan Wilson, NOAA National Ocean Service

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National Collaboratories: Applying Information Technology for Scientific Research SPACE PHYSICS WORKSHOP Program Thursday, July 9, 1992 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction—Vint Cerf and C.T. Russell   • Background of the Collaboratory Concept—Need to leverage limited human, financial, and time resources and enable collaboration among scientists   • Workshop Goals   • New ideas for collaboration and the technology that will facilitate collaboration   • Priorities and agenda for development of collaboratories   • Introductions and Personal Statements About Perspectives on Collaboration 9:00 a.m. Early Collaborations   • Space Physics Analysis Network: The Early Years—Jim Green   • Coordinated Data Analysis Workshops—Dan Baker   • Atmospheric Explorer/Dynamics Explorer Data System—Dave Winningham 10:00 a.m. Break 10:15 a.m. Recent Collaborative Efforts   • Cometary Studies on Giotto—Marcia Neugebauer   • Magnetospheric Studies on AMPTE—Steve Fuselier   • Remote Operation of Instrumentation—John Kelly 12:00 noon Lunch 1:00 p.m. Future Collaborative Efforts   • Geospace Environment Modeling Program—Tim Eastman   • Space Physics Data System—Dave Winningham   • International Solar-Terrestrial Program Mission—Dan Baker 2:00 p.m. Access to Data   • Policy on the Access to Publicly Funded Data—Jim Willett   • State of the NSSDC Archives Master Directory—Jim Green   • Experiences of a Scientist—Bob McPherron 3:00 p.m. Break 3:15 p.m. Electronic Networks in Collaborative Studies   • Numerical simulations   • Theoretical studies   • Experimental studies 4:15 p.m. Discussions of Impediments to Collaboration—All

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National Collaboratories: Applying Information Technology for Scientific Research 5:00 p.m. Reception 6:00 p.m. Dinner Friday, July 10, 1992 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Statement of Purpose for Day Two and Recap of Day One—Vint Cerf 9:00 a.m. Brainstorming on Contents of Reportble''>   • How might collaboration aid space physics?   • What existing problems in space physics might collaboratories solve or ameliorate?   • Given sufficient funding, what would you want to build?   • Which communities are the most likely to be initial candidates for collaboratories?   • How will these collaboratories benefit the scientists who use them? 10:30 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. How do we establish the needed infrastructure?   • What must be done to realize collaboratories in space physics in the near term?   • What specific proposals might be made?   • What tools do space physicists use that could be shared with scientists of other disciplines?   • How can the needs of space physicists be leveraged with the needs of other scientists to establish collaboratories? What other scientific communities might be targeted? 12:00 noon Lunch 1:00 p.m. What are the unsolved problems?   • What will they keep us from achieving?   • What must be done in the long term to address these problems? 2:30 p.m. Conclusions and Report Planning 3:30 p.m. Adjourn 3:30-5:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting Participants Daniel Atkins, University of Michigan Daniel Baker, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, National Space Science Data Center Joseph Bredekamp, NASA Headquarters Vint Cerf, Corporation for National Research Initiatives

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National Collaboratories: Applying Information Technology for Scientific Research Timothy Eastman, National Science Foundation Steve Fuselier, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory James Green, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, National Space Science Data Center John D. Kelly, Stanford Research Institute International William Kurth, University of Iowa Barry M. Leiner, Universities Space Research Association Janet G. Luhmann, University of California, Los Angeles Robert L. McPherron, University of California, Los Angeles Marcia Neugebauer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory C.T. Russell, University of California, Los Angeles James Willett, NASA Headquarters John D. Winningham, Southwest Research Institute