eScience Report Outline Based on Busan Discussions • * Vision of APAN’s Role: Promoting and enabling eScience in the Asia Pacific region. • Provide bandwidth and network operating tools - infrastructure for international eScience activities. • Venue for interdisciplinary dialogue between eScientists. • Venue for dialogue between network builders / operators and scientists using these resources. • Development of demonstration projects. • Conduct of eScience training and outreach. • * Current Situation • Developing new eScience is still too complicated for many scientists. • Scientists may not know about the infrastucture available for eScience. • Scientist use networks but do not keep up with the technology advances. • Network technologists do not know what the scientists objectives and accomplishments are • PRAGMA has a successful model with deliverables / actions / publications. • Biodiversity science missing. • Medical research missing. • * Recommendations • Build and maintain index of eScience activities in region • Joint session with PRAGMA • Identify the types of activities under the eScience (e.g. distributed processing, distributed archives) • Conduct outreach training to scientist in region • Survey science community to get future bandwidth requirements • Get network staff to science meetings – provide them a calendar o get them on as invited speakers. • Initiate joint sessions at APAN meetings: network training for scientists, science briefings to network technologists.
From Chon Jan. 8, 2004 Will you look into what direction is APAN eScience ad hoc Committee is heading? I expect initial recommendation from the committee such as "what is the output of the committee?”. Please discuss on this matter with rapidly changing/improving environments including; 1. Lambda networking: 0 in 2002.12 to 6 in 2003.12, and 12 in 2004.12(expected). This is essentially for eScience rather than conventional internet users. 2. Major eScience agreement: Gloriad with NSF, Chinese Academy of Science and Russian Academy of Science was announced and will be kicked off on jan 12. this would have substantial impact on eScience in APAN and globally. 3. Many new initiatiave in APAN community: china, taiwan, malaysia, korea,...... physics, meteorology, astronomy, medicine, biology,..... Hope to see that we would come up with good vision/plan this year through honolulu and cairns meeting. Some of the issues I can think about include: 1. Are we having the permanent eScience Committee? If so, what are the obejctive/deliverable? 2. How do we deal with various disciplines in science such as physics, astronomy,....? 3. How do we coordinate between lambda networking, grid computing and eScience? Hope to have good discussion in honolulu this month. Chon
From Tan Tin Wee – Nov. 15, 2003 Subject: Re: Jan. 28 workshop agenda From: Tan Tin Wee <email@example.com> Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 10:41:19 +0800 Sounds great Chris. If the afternoon slots are shrunk to half an hour each rather than 45 minutes, any additional presentations should be easily accommodated. More time should be given to the Discussion of methods and plans to promote e-Science in Asia Pacific Region. Singapore has just formalised the SINGAREN into a non-governmental association of institutions of higher learning. I am trying to get an e-Science SIG set up there to interface with APAN e-Science initiatives.It would be useful for us to have an online prep-comm meeting to discuss this on the mailing list on what we can do. In this way, the discussion meeting in last slot for the afternoon can be more fruitful. So here's my stab at it. Prep-Com for eScience APAN 1. Country Reports on e-Science efforts in APAN countries - ppts should be submitted in advance and considered presented as a preparatory submission for the info of all participants prior to the meeting.- only key points should be raised by any one during the discussion session 2.Promotion of e-Science in other scientific domains - Identification of specific organisations in AP region. I can offer contacts at the following: -APAMI Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics -APBioNet Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network -AASBi Asian Association for Bioinformatics The purpose of this is to create liaison person linkages between APAN and the target domain through these associations, and include demonstration tracks of e-Science in these groups. In the meeting, we should finalise all the organisations and have them formally approved. 3.Promotion of e-Science through country representatives - identify liaison persons in each participating country. So that country status reports can be built. 4.Promotion of e-Science through International organizations - Identify liaison persons in organisations such as APEC IST Industrial Science and Technology APEC TEL Telecommunications working group ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (COST) ASEAN Foundation and make formal representations there. The meeting should take the opportunity to formalise or appoint e-Science promotion representatives these meetings to inform them of our activities and encourage them to identify points of interface as well as support projects. bestrgds Tinwee
Brainstorming • As an alternative to continued eScience workshops - recommend half day general plenary for each APAN meeting – with inclusion of an eScience presentation on a prominent eScience activity. • Establish APAN eScience coordinator, who would work with Application Technology and Natural Resources WGs to connect with regional science communities for the development of new eScience projects.