Building from Bedrock: Tailoring Technology to Collaboration. Topics. Updates on the bedrock Internet identity InCommon today InCommon the next twelve months Collaboration Management Platforms Virtual Organizations and their IdM and access control needs Building from Bedrock
Building from Bedrock: Tailoring Technology to Collaboration
Scalable actions expected (or at least hoped for) in a CMP:
A set of replaceable modules: user console, person registry, Shibboleth IdP and SP, Grouper, provisioning and deprovisioning, etc.
A set of domesticated apps
A kit, not a VM or a service
Funded by an NSF-SDCI grant and Internet2
API developed for the platform now in use at LIGO
Wikis, Chats, Lists, Jabber, etc.
Drupal, Moodle, Sakai, etc
Audioconferencing and netmeeting
Ad hoc and group event calendaring
Sharepoint, Webex, Adobe Connect, etc
File sharing, drop boxes, etc
Multi-institutional, usually multi-national collaborations
Frequently centered on unique instruments (e.g. CERN, Sloan), data repositories (e.g. medical records, economic data), etc
Use standard collaboration tools and domain tools, often in an integrated fashion
Cluster around distinctive resources – instruments, databases, computational resources, historical records, etc.
A VO is distinct from a general collaboration by formal roles, ownership of resources, real budgets, scholarly deliverables, accountability and audit requirements, etc.
International by nature
Less privilege crust than enterprises
Some VO’s are deep in science and less wide in outreach
Some are as much wide as deep
Permit or deny access control to wiki pages, calendars, computing resources, version control systems, file sharing and drop boxes, etc
Add or remove people from groups
Create new subgroups, identify overlapping memberships, etc.
Add people to mailing lists, wikis, etc
Ad hoc calendaring
Create and delete/archive users, accounts, keys
Identify group membership on a given date
LIGO – www.ligo.org - high profile international gravitional physics
iPlant – www.iplantcollaborative.org - comprehensive cyberinfrastructure for Plant Biology
Bamboo - http://projectbamboo.org/ - comprehensive cyberinfrastructure for Arts and Humanities
GENI – www.geni.net - NSF next generation Internet research
Earth Science Women’s Network http://www.sage.wisc.edu/eswn/ - international peer-mentoring for women in earth sciences
As VO’s get more data-centric in nature, profiles are the automated way to match users with new data sources, and a simple access control mechanism
The controlled vocabulary/ontology aspects of profiles needs active management tools as well as storing the profiles and managing releases.
Some of the new NSF data nets are using multiple profiles; single profile is the next single sign-on….
VIVO is an important building block for answers here http://www.vivoweb.org/