BoF - What Type of B-infrastructure Will Be Required for International Collaboration and Research in 2010 and Beyond?

DateTuesday 22 May
Time17:45 - 19:45/td>
VenueDTU Building 302, Room 104

International collaboration between scientists is becoming more important each year. Although most of the infrastructure needs for international collaboration are being met by international networks and circuits, it is anticipated that by the year 2010, international collaboration will require a complex mix of infrastructure and network integration beyond physical networks and the provision of high bandwidth connections between regions of the world.

This BOF will explore and discuss the next generation of infrastructure required for science in 2010 and beyond. The ideas and findings from the BOF will be presented and be made part of a workshop sponsored by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) in October, 2007. That workshop will help NSF model and design the next iteration of the International Research Network Connections program.

The BOF will be lead by Alan Blatecky, Renaissance Computing Institute and Kevin Thompson, NSF Program Officer for Office of CyberInfrastructure.

The BOF is open to scientists, network researchers, infrastructure providers and anyone interested in international collaboration over the next decade.