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ACCI TASK FORCES Update. CASC September 22, 2009. Task Force Introduction. Timeline 12-18 months or less from June 2009 Led by NSF Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure Co-led by NSF PD’s (OCI) Membership from community Include other agencies: DOE, EU, etc Workshop(s)

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acci task forces update



September 22, 2009

task force introduction
Task Force Introduction
  • Timeline 12-18 months or less from June 2009
  • Led by NSF Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure
    • Co-led by NSF PD’s (OCI)
  • Membership from community
    • Include other agencies: DOE, EU, etc
  • Workshop(s)
    • Program recommendations
  • We then go back and develop programs
task force leads
Task Force Leads
  • Chair – Jim Bottum
  • Consultant – Paul Messina
  • NSF – Ed Seidel, Carmen Whitson, Jose Munoz
task forces acci leads
Task Forces & ACCI Leads
  • Campus Bridging
    • Craig Stewart, Indiana University
  • Software Infrastructure
    • David Keyes, Columbia University
  • Data & Visualization
    • Shenda Baker, Harvey Mudd College
  • HPC
    • Thomas Zacharia, U of Tennessee, ORNL
  • Grand Challenge Communities
    • Tinsley Oden, U of Texas
  • Learning & Workforce Development
    • Diana Oblinger, EDUCAUSE
  • TF are functionally interdependent
  • TF leaders talk regularly with each other, NSF
  • Monthly conference calls with TF chairs, co-chairs, Paul M, NSF team
  • TF Chairs and ACCI members: please work with ADs! This is NSF wide!
  • Wiki site
  • Public; anyone can contribute to this
  • NSF team will cycle through each TF
  • Joint workshops between TFs encouraged
software infrastructure charge
Software Infrastructure Charge
  • Identify specific needs and opportunities across the spectrum of scientific software infrastructure
  • Design responsive approaches
  • Address issue of institutional barriers
campus bridging charge
Campus Bridging Charge
  • Identification of best practices for
    • general process of bridging to national infrastructure
    • interoperable identification and authentication
    • Dissemination of and use of shared data collections
    • Vetting and sharing definitive, open use educational materials
  • Suggest common elements of software stacks widely usable across nation/world to promote interoperability/economy of scale
  • Recommended policy documents that any research university have in place
  • Identify solicitations to support this work
data visualization charge
Data & Visualization Charge
  • Examine the increasing importance of data, its development cycle(s) and their integral relationships within exploration, discovery, research engineering and educations aspects
  • Address the increasing interaction and interdependencies of data within the context of a range of computational capacities to catalyze the development of a system of science and engineering data collections that is open, extensive and evolvable
  • Emphasis will be toward identifying the requirements for digital data cyberinfrastructure that will enable significant progress in multiple fields of science and engineering and education – including visualization and inter-disciplinary research and cross-disciplinary education
hpc charge
HPC Charge
  • To provide specific advice on the broad portfolio of HPC investments that NSF could consider to best advance science and engineering over the next five to ten years. Recommendations:
    • should be based on input from the research community and from experts in HPC technologies
    • should include hardware, software and human expertise
    • encompass both
      • infrastructure to support breakthrough research in science and engineering and
      • research on the next-generation of hardware, software and training.
grand challenge communities charge
Grand Challenge Communities Charge
  • Which grand challenges requireprediction and which do not
  • What are the generic computational and social technologies that belong to OCI and are applicable to all grand challenges
  • How can OCI make the software and other technical investments that are useful and cut across communities
  • What are the required investments in data as well as institutional components needed for GCC’s
  • How can we help communities (outreach) work effectively that do not yet know what they need or how to work together.
grand challenge communities charge 2
Grand Challenge Communities Charge (2)
  • How to conceive of and enable grand challenge communities that make use of cyberinfrastructure.
  • What type of CI is needed (hardware, networking, software, data, social science knowledge, etc.).
  • How to deal with the issues of data gathering and inoperability for both static and dynamic, real time problems.
  • What open scientific issues transcend NSF Directorates
  • Can we develop a more coherent architecture including data interoperability, a software environment people can build on, applications to be built on this environment, common institutional standards, etc.
learning workforce development charge
Learning & WorkforceDevelopment Charge
  • Foster the broad deployment and utilization of CI-enabled learning and research environments
  • Support the development of new skills and professions needed for full realization of CI-enabled opportunities;
  • Promote broad participation of underserved groups, communities and institutions, both as creators and users of CI;
  • Stimulate new developments and continual improvements of CI-enabled learning and research environments;
  • Facilitate CI-enabled lifelong learning opportunities ranging from the enhancement of public understanding of science to meeting the needs of the workforce seeking continuing professional development;
  • Support programs that encourage faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research in computational science and computational science curriculum development;
  • Support the development of programs that connect K-12 students and educators with the types of computational thinking and computational tools that are being facilitated by cyberinfrastructure.
  • Task force charges and membership reviewed at June ACCI meeting
  • NSF staff leads assigned to each TF (staffing still ramping up over summer)
  • Workshops held or being planned
  • GCC and Software Infrastructure TFs drafting a recommendation regarding CS&E program