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Appendix B

Conference Program and Attendee List

Data for Science and Society:
The Second National Conference on
Scientific and Technical Data

Sponsored by the U.S. National Committee for CODATA
National Research Council

March 13-14, 2000

National Academy of Sciences Auditorium
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.


Monday, March 13, 2000

7:30 a.m.   Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:40   Welcome
    Menas Kafatos, Conference Organizing Committee Chair, George Mason University

8:45   Conference Introduction
    Bruce Alberts, President, National Academy of Sciences

Plenary Session 1
Interdisciplinary and Intersectoral Data Applications:
A Focus on Environmental Observations

Session Chair: Susan Zevin, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

8:55   Session Introduction
    Susan Zevin, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Environmental Information Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

9:00   Administration Keynote Address: Environmental Observation Data for Addressing National Priorities--The Challenge and the Promise
    D. James Baker, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

9:20   Gateway to the Earth--A Framework for a National Decision Support System
    Barbara Ryan, Associate Director for Operations, U.S. Geological Survey

9:45   Advances in Applied Interdisciplinary Research Using Environmental Observations: Focus on Environmental Real Estate Applications
    Thomas Gay, President and Chief Executive Officer, VISTA Information Solutions

10:10   Coffee

10:30   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Futures Market: Common Climate Data Management Requirements?
    Thomas Karl, Director, National Climatic Data Center

10:50   NYMEX Energy Markets and the Use of Environmental Data
    Bradford Leach, Director, Electricity and Natural Gas Research, New York Mercantile Exchange

11:15   Weather Risk Management
    Lynda Clemmons, Weather Risk Management Association

11:40   Teaching Our Kids about Science and the Natural Environment
    Steven Richards, Director, District 11 Weather Study Program, Bronx, New York

12:05   Weather Data--Implications of Increased Privatization
    Raymond Ban, Senior Vice President, The Weather Channel

12:30   Lunch and viewing of technical demonstrations and poster presentations

Plenary Session 2
Improving the Data Policy Framework

Session Chair: Paul Uhlir, National Research Council

2:15   Session Introduction
    Paul Uhlir, Director, International Scientific and Technical Information Programs, National Research Council

2:30   Intellectual Property Law and Policy Issues in Interdisciplinary and Intersectoral Data Applications
    Stephen Maurer, Attorney

3:05   Obtaining Descriptive Data to Describe Database Use and Users: Policy Issues and Strategies
    Charles McClure, Professor, Florida State University

3:40   University Technology Transfer Practices: Reconciling the Academic and Commercial Interests in Data Access and Use
    Lita Nelsen, Director, Technology Licensing Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4:15   Break

4:35   Panel Discussion on Data Policy Issues

5:15   Congressional Keynote: Using Scientific and Technical Data in the National Interest
    The Honorable Rush Holt, U.S. House of Representatives (D-NJ)  

5:40   Closing Remarks
    Goetz Oertel, Chair, U.S. National Committee for CODATA

5:45   Reception in the Great Hall
Viewing of technical demonstrations and poster presentations until 7:30

Tuesday, March 14

7:30 a.m.   Registration and Continental Breakfast

Plenary Session 3
Promoting Data Applications for Science and Society:
Technological Challenges and Opportunities

Session Chair, Julian Humphries, University of New Orleans

8:30   Session Introduction
    Julian Humphries, Professor, University of New Orleans

8:35   Industrial Keynote:
    Data Mining and Databases
    Usama Fayyad, Senior Researcher, Microsoft

9:15   Diverse Geospatial Information Integration  
    Dan Gordon, President, Autometric, Inc.

9:50   Long-term Preservation of High-Quality Information
    Walter Warnick, Director, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Department of Energy

10:25   Coffee

10:50   Developing Standards for Interdisciplinary and Intersectoral Data Applications
    John Rumble, Chief, Office of Standard Reference Data, National Institute of Standards andTechnology

11:25   Experience with Metadata on the Internet
    James Restivo, Blue Angel Technologies

12:00   Lunch
Technical demonstrations and poster presentations (concluding at 1:10)

Plenary Session 4
Promoting Data Applications for Science and Society:
Organizational and Management Issues

Session Chair: Goetz Oertel, AURA

1:10   Session Introduction
    Goetz Oertel, Chair, USNC/CODATA

1:15   Data Management Issues at the Agricultural Research Service
    Floyd Horn, Administrator, Agricultural Research Service

1:45   Making Health Information Available to the Public: The Federal Opportunity
    Donald Lindberg, Director, National Library of Medicine

2:15   Evaluating Data Management Productivity and Performance in Government: The View from the Trenches
    Thomas Mace, Environmental Protection Agency, and Chair, Data Management Working Group for Global Change Programs

2:45   Promoting Data Access for a Broad User Base
    Matthew Schwaller, Manager, Science Information Technology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

3:15   Providing Incentives for Interdisciplinary Data Activities Across Government-Academia-Industry Boundaries1
    Henry Etzkowitz, Professor, Science Policy Institute, State University of New York

3:45   Closing Remarks
    Menas Kafatos, Chair, Conference Organizing Committee

4:00   End of Conference


Prue Adler
Association of Research Libraries

Bruce Alberts
The National Academy of Sciences

Gary Armistead
Autometric, Inc.

D. James Baker

Raymond Ban
The Weather Channel

Shuming Bao
University of Michigan

James Beach
University of Kansas

Frances Bergmann

R. Stephen Berry
University of Chicago

Rebecca Bilodeau

Lois Blaine
American Type Culture Collection

John Boright
National Research Council

Jane Bortnick Griffith
National Research Council

Irene Brahmakulam
Office of Science and Techology Policy

Randall Brinkhuis
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Lou Brown
Autometric, Inc.

David Bruggeman
George Washington University

Merry Bullock
American Psychological Association

Katie Burns
Research Park Forum

Bonnie Carroll
CENDI Information Managers Group

Bob Casullo
Autometric, Inc.

Jessica Cherry

Richard Chinman
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Long Chiu
George Mason University

Lynda Clemmons
Weather Risk Management Association

Jim Cory
GeoAnalytics, Inc.

Daniel Crichton
California Institute of Technology

Geraldine Dalton

Deveny Deck
Vanderbilt University

Alex deSherbinin

Gregory Downing

Beth Duff
U.S. Geological Survey

Peggy Eastman
Oncology Times

Julie Esanu
National Research Council

Henry Etzkowitz
State University of New York

Allan Eustis

Charles Falkenberg

Usama Fayyad
Microsoft Research

Peter Fox
National Center for Atmospheric Research

Michael Frame
U.S. Geological Survey

Anne Frondorf
U.S. Geological Survey

John Gardenier
Centers for Disease Control

Turkan Gardenier
Pragmatica Corp.

Susan Gartner
Earthwatch Institute

Laszlo Gasztonyi
Autometric, Inc.

Thomas Gay
VISTA Information Solutions

Mike Goldberg
Mitretek Systems

Miriam Goldfarb

Daniel Gordon
Autometric, Inc.

Denis Gracanin
Virginia Tech

John Haines
U.S. Geological Survey

Ida Hakkarinen

Stephen Hale
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Michael Hirsch
National Institute of Mental Health

K. Elaine Hoagland
Council on Undergraduate Research

Rush Holt
U.S. House of Representatives (D-NJ)

Floyd Horn
U.S. Department of Agriculture

David Howell
Office of Naval Research

Yaruo Hu
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ouyang Hua
Chinese Academy of Sciences

J. Steven Hughes
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Robert Huie

Julian Humphries
University of New Orleans

Cheryl Itkin
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Li-Qiang Ji
Chinese Academy of Sciences

David Johnson
Federation of Behavioral,
Psychological and Cognitive Sciences

Lawrence Kaetzel

Menas Kafatos
George Mason University

Thomas Karl
National Climatic Data Center

Maureen Kelly

Steven Kempler

Liz Kennedy

Linda Kim
U.S. Pharmacopieal Convention, Inc.

Fred Klein

Neal Kobayashi
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Ashok Kolaskar
American Type Culture Collection

Micah Krichevsky
Bionomics International

Subhash Kuvelker
Kuvelker Law Firm

Thomas Lahr
U.S. Geological Survey/NBII

Sonia Law
Japan Science and Technology Corp.

Brad Leach
New York Mercantile Exchange

Irving Lerch
American Physical Society

Cheryl Williams Levey

David Lide
CRC Press

Donald Lindberg
National Library of Medicine

Frank Lindsay
University of Maryland

Anne Linn
National Research Council

Chuang Liu
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dawn Lowe

Jingchu Luo
Peking University

Juncai Ma
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Thomas Mace
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Catherine Marzan

Stephen Maurer
University of California, Berkeley

Charles McClure
Florida State University

Judy McMeekin
United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc.

Jose Mello
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Matthew Menne
National Climatic Data Center

Linda Moodie

Reagan Moore
San Diego Supercomputer Center

John Moore

Tony Moraco
Autometric, Inc.

Janet Morton
U.S. Geological Survey

Lita Nelsen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thomas Nelsen
Office of Naval Research

Marguerite Nelson

Glen Newton
National Research Council of Canada

Dong Niu
University of Michigan

Goetz Oertel

Karen Olsen

Gerardo Pascual
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Al Powell, Jr.
Autometric, Inc.

Valentina Prikhodko
University of California, Davis

David Rain
U.S. Census Bureau

Rahul Ramachandran
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Roberta Rand
National Agricultural Library

James Restivo
Blue Angel Technologies, Inc.

Steven Richards
Northeast Bronx Weather Station

Robert Riemer
National Research Council

Arlene Robey

Hedy Rossmeissl
U.S. Geological Survey

Joan Rothenberg
Office of Respresentative Rush Holt

Michael Routhiez
University of New Hampshire

Steve Rowberry
Office of Naval Research

Mike Ruggiero

John Rumble

Barbara Ryan
U.S. Geological Survey

Trent Schade
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Elyse Schapira
New York Public Library

Matthew Schwaller
NASA Headquarters

Mark Segal
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Vakhtang Shelia
University of Georgia

Robert Shepanek
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Hope Stanton
National Agricultural Library

Honglie Sun
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Han Thai

James Thieman

Tyler Thompson
The Dow Chemical Company

George Thomson
Design Institute for Physical Property Data

Joyce Tichler
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Wing Tsang

Paul Turner
National Research Council

Igor Tyukhov
George Mason University

Paul Uhlir
National Research Council

Geoffrey Vincent
Vanderbilt University

Larry Voorhees
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Walter Warnick
U.S. Department of Energy

Nan Wells
Princeton University

Wendy White
National Research Council

Ron Williams
Saudi Arabian Oil Co.

Robert Winokur

Tamae Wong
National Research Council

Gordon Wood
National Research Council of Canada

Robert Worrest

Yun Xiao
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zhihong Xu
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Bao Ping Yan
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ruixin Yang
George Mason University

Gregory Yetman

Tamara Zemlo

Susan Zevin

Brenda Zuzolo
Autometric, Inc.


1 Mr. Etzkowitz's presentation is not included in these Proceedings.

Copyright 2001 the National Academy of Sciences