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Sunday, 10/2   Location
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM Registration Desk Open

300 Level Lobby
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM REFEDS BoF

An informal gathering of representatives from the Research and Education Federations (REFEDS).

301A
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM Laptop Bar sponsored by NEC

Ballroom Level Lobby
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM International Updates

This is an opportunity to learn about recent activities in the international realm. The agenda will include welcoming remarks and an overview from Internet2 executive leadership, updates from our partner networking organizations, emerging NRENs, Standing Committee on International Strategy, a review of recent collaborations across NRENs, and developments to Internet2's international web presence.

Meeting Agenda
1:00 - 1:10 PMIntroduction (Doyle/Moynihan)
1:10 - 1:30 PMUpdate on Internet2 International Strategy (Lambert/Hunsinger)
1:30 - 1:50 PMAfrica/NSRC Update (Dale Smith)
1:50 - 2:10 PMAfrica/WACREN presentation (Alex Corenthin)
2:10 - 2:30 PMAfricaConnect Update (Tom Fryer)
2:30 – 2:45 PMCIO trip/China Update (John Chapman)
2:45 – 3:15 PMBREAK
3:20 - 3:40 PMGEANT Services Update (John Chevers)
3:40 – 4:00 PMLatin America Update (Heidi Alvarez)
4:00 - 4:20 PMThe Internet Society Update (Greg Wood)
4:20 - 4:40 PMHealth Sciences Update (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center)
4:40 - 4:55 PMCultural Collaborations Update (Claudio Allocchio)
4:55 - 5:00 PMWeb Presence Update (Edward Moynihan)
5:00 PMAdjourn

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM International Cocktail Hour/Reception (Invitation Only)

Welcome to our international guests.

Ballroom Level Lobby
Monday, 10/3   Location
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast

Ballroom B
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM Laptop Bar sponsored by NEC

Ballroom Level Lobby
  Registration Desk Open

300 Level Lobby
7:30 AM - 1:15 PM Emerging National Research and Education Networks Special Interest Group Meeting

This is a series of meetings focused on advancements and opportunities in the following emerging NREN regions: South Asia Regional Interest Group, Middle East Regional Interest Group, Africa Regional Interest Group, Caribbean Regional Interest Group.

Agenda
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.South Asia Regional Interest Group
8:45 - 10:00 a.m.Middle East Regional Interest Group
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.Refreshment break
10:15 - 11:30 a.m.Africa Regional Interest Group
11:30- noonMember Meeting lunch break
Noon - 1:15Caribbean Regional Interest Group

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7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Network Tools Tutorial

The Network Tools Tutorial is a forum to showcase the latest developments in software development for network research.

Gerben van Malenstein, from SURFnet, will present an update on ongoing developments in national and international on-demand bandwidth services. SURFnet has offered a bandwidth on demand service to customers in the Netherlands since 2008, and this service is currently being extended to the international community trough NetherLight; SURFnet's GLIF Open Lightpath Exchange (GOLE) in Amsterdam.

Kuang-Ching Wang, from Clemson University, will discuss OpenFlow use at the University. Since 2010, Clemson has deployed an OpenFlow network that spans academic buildings and data centers with a team of faculty, students, and IT engineers. The process stimulated a series of research, education, and campus IT initiatives as well as a collaborative framework for self-sustaining evolution of the campus IT for supporting the university's core missions.

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7:45 AM - 12:00 PM Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. National Internet2 K20 Initiative – Bringing Together Community Anchor Innovators

The Internet2 K20 Initiative invites innovators from Internet2 member institutions, community colleges, K-12 schools, libraries, museums, and other cultural, artistic, historic, and scientific organizations throughout the United States and around the world to explore real-world examples of how extending access to the advanced Internet2 Network is broadening and deepening opportunities in learning, scholarship, and science. The K20 meeting at the Fall Internet2 Member Meeting is being held in coordination with MCNC’s annual NCREN Community Day and the U.S. UCAN project.

Please visit the following URL to watch the netcast recording:
https://www.mcnc.org/video- streaming/Internet2Members

Viewers could interact with the live audience by sending questions or comments via the Internet2 K20 Twitter account using hashtag #I2K20 or the Internet2 K20 Facebook page.

PROGRAM (Eastern Daylight Time)

7:45 - Welcome
James Werle, Director, Internet2 K20 Initiative

7:50 - 8:00 - Technology & Tribes
Speaker: Louis Fox, Consultant

Description: The need for talented technology professionals is evident in many sectors, often most acutely in rural areas where the technology and IT professionals are not as prevalent. But these are communities with talent, capacity, and creativity. The goal of the "technology and tribes" effort is to create a "Peace Corps" of sorts, matching recent graduates from IT programs with communities that need their talents, and providing these recent graduates with cross-cultural experiences and insights that will serve them the rest of their lives. I am hoping to explore this idea with my K20 colleagues.

8:00 - 9:30 - Virtual Worlds, Serious Gaming, and Simulations
Speaker(s): Kim Breuninger, Educational Technology Programs Coordinator, KimB@cciu.org, Chester County Intermediate Unit; Jackie Shia, Director, Challenger Learning Center (remote speaker); Manetta Calinger, Project Manager, mcalinger@cet.edu, Center for Educational Technologies, Wheeling Jesuit University (remote speaker); Debbie Reese, Senior Educational Researcher, Wheeling Jesuit University, debbie@cet.edu (remote participant, via webinar software), Patsy Carruthers, University of Kentucky, pcarr3@uky.edu (remote participant); Aaron Walsh, Director, Immersive Education Initiative, aaron.walsh@gridinstitute.com

Description: This panel will explore a variety of immersive worlds, learning games, and simulations that support authentic learning in the K-20 classroom. Panelists will also discuss the role of advanced R&E networks deliver these applications.

(20 min) NewWorlds Project – Kim Breuninger will talk about NewWorlds, an Pennsylvania's Educational Virtual Environment based on open source technologies. The site gives students the ability to explore virtual worlds in game like simulations that expand their knowledge and demonstrate that knowledge through authentic assessment.

(10 min) CyberSurgeons - Manetta Calingers will describe how high school students become emergency medical specialists on a Mercy ship traveling up the Amazon River. CyberSurgeons is conducted through web interface and videoconferencing.

(15 min) MoonGazers - Debbie Reese will share how students are using the Internet-based, award- winning videogame Selene, and virtual world MoonWorld to learn the solar system’s basic geological processes.

(15 min) Virtual Anatomy and Political Science in Second Life - University of Kentucky uses its space in Second Life to support teaching and research projects as well as special events. April Richardson, Ph.D., (Kezia1618 Landar) teaches a virtual anatomy lab in SL, and Christopher S. Rice, Ph.D., (Ricetopher Freenote) has used SL to support his course American Political Thought, in which students explored political theory concepts in the built and social environments of Second Life. Visit UK’s SL project and link to resources and UK Island in Second Life at http://ukisland.wordpress.com/

(20 min) Rocket World – Aaron Walsh will discuss Rocket World, a comprehensive immersive learning framework and core immersive STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curricula designed to inspire and educate a new generation of scientists, engineers and researchers through the novel application of next-generation learning technology.

9:30 - 10:00 - Real-world examples of advanced connectivity in public libraries
Speakers: Suzanne Dees, Director, Superiorland Library Cooperative, sdees@uproc.lib.mi.us (remote speaker); Pamela Christensen, Director, Peter White Public Library, pamc@uproc.lib.mi.us (remote speaker); Leslee Niethammer, Director, Saline District Library, leslee@saline.lib.mi.us (remote speaker); Elwood Downing, VP Member Relations, Merit Networks, ejd@merit.edu

Description: Directors from rural and urban public libraries in Michigan will share stories of how Merit- provided fiber connectivity have positively impacted their libraries and the communities they serve.

10:00 - 10:15 - Break 10:15 - 10:45 - U.S. UCAN and the Task Force on Community Anchor Network Economic Models
Speakers: Mark Johnson, Interim Executive Director, US UCAN; Mike Roberts, Chair, Task Force on Community Anchor Network Economic Models

Description: Mike Roberts and Mark Johnson will join us to offer an update on the Task Force and U.S. UCAN.org efforts and engage in Q/A with our community.

10:45 - 11:30 - Exemplar uses of R&E networking capacity in community and technical colleges
Speakers: Robert Musgrove, President, musgrover@pinetech.edu, Pine Technical College (remote participant); Saundra Williams, Sr. Vice President, NC Community College System; Mickey Slimp, Executive Director, mickey.slimp@netnet.org, Northeast Texas Consortium of Colleges & Universities

Description: Community colleges are using broadband and Internet2 to enhance the use of technology within their learning environment. The benefits go beyond the classroom walls to connect the college with its community partners and with other learning organizations including K12 schools, universities and health care institutions. Three panelists will discuss exemplary uses of broadband and Internet2 connectivity in their college or region.

11:30 - 12:00 - K-20 in the Clouds: Desktop Virtualization Projects
Speakers: Kurt DeMaagd, Assistant Professor, Department of Telecommunications, Information Studies, and Media, Michigan State University, kdemaagd@msu.edu; Elwood Downing, VP Member Relations, Merit Networks, ejd@merit.edu; Clayton Potter, Pike County School District (remote participant)

Description: Participants in Merit's Hosted cloud sourced Virtual Desktop Integration (VDI) pilot will share lessons learned from the project. Additionally, Clayton Potter from Pike County School District in Kentucky will talk about an e-rate eligible desktop virtualization project involving 1,700 PCs.

12:00 pm - Adjourn

305B
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM MACE-Directories Working Group

An open meeting of the MACE-Directories Working Group.

For background and discussion at this session, see:

"Guest Identities" Survey Results: http://middleware.internet2.edu/dir/GuestID/SurveySummary.html

Account Linking document: https://spaces.internet2.edu/display/fedapp/Account+Linking

306B
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM U.S. UCAN Middle Mile Workshop (Invitation Only)

This is the second workshop of the NTIA BTOP award winners also referred to as the Middle Mile Group. The workshop is organized by U.S. UCAN with encouragement from NTIA and supports the winners by addressing shared issues, getting updates from government officials include NTIA staff, and providing an opportunity to share best practices. The meeting is restricted to individuals involved with the awards. Attendance needs to be confirmed by sending an email to: mmcgill@usucan.org

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8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Cybersecurity and the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

The Directorate of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) at the National Science Foundation is focused on human behavior and the actions of groups and organizations. SBE has begun an examination of cybersecurity issues (with a goal of advancing the underlying social science supporting cybersecurity solutions) and is interested in opening a dialogue with Internet2 participants about integrating technical and social science to understand and solve cybersecurity problems.
Cybersecurity is obviously not purely a technological problem. Problems of incentive alignment, efficient risk bearing, and interdependent security arise, which are studied by economists; federations evoke sociology; information overload and display techniques, as well as protecting against social engineering, combine psychology with cognitive science.
NSF's main focus is on advancing the underlying scientific bases of cybersecurity issues. A short presentation about SBE initiatives will be followed by an open discussion exploring opportunities for collaboration by Internet2 technical members with social scientists, the opportunity to integrate social science research into cybersecurity issues, and identifying truly transformative ideas supporting future research opportunities that meld disciplinary knowledge from multiple fields.
Note: Many SBE grant proposal deadlines occur shortly before the Internet2 Fall meetings. Please consider submitting funding proposals to existing SBE programs at http://1.usa.gov/NSFSBE.

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM DYNES BoF

The DYNES BoF is a regular meeting to discuss the status of the deployment of the NSF funded DYNES instrument. This project will deploy hardware to campus and regional networks, to enable the use of the Intenret2 ION service for managing end-to-end dynamic circuit capabilities.

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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Internet2 Overview and Updates

This session provides a basic overview of Internet2, covering the concepts and terminology in advanced network services, middleware and applications. It will also provide information to help attendees understand how to engage with the Internet2 community, with a focus on current projects, initiatives and working groups. The session will also include information about a variety of services that are available to the Internet2 membership and community. Some of the services that will be presented include: the Internet2 Commons, InCommon, Internet2 outreach resources, End-to-End Performance Tools, FiberCo Professional Services, to name a few. The session is open to all Internet2 member representatives and meeting attendees, and those new to Internet2 member meetings and the Internet2 community are particularly encouraged to attend. There will be plenty of time to ask questions of and interact with Internet2 staff and other attendees.

306C
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM MACE-paccman Working Group

Discussion of the activities and direction for this privilege and access management working group.

306B
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Refreshment Break

Ballroom B
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM IPTV Special Interest Group

Session will offer an update on the Texas A&M University ITEC, Inuk Networks, and Internet2 pilot project to design, build and evaluate an IPTV delivery platform and play-out model for the Internet 2 member audience. Universities across the States are now looking seriously at IPTV as an alternative to the analogue or digital cable services they typically provide to their students living in on-campus accommodation. IPTV is seen very much as “the future” with universities keen to offer delivery to both traditional and IP-enabled TV sets, as well as to the desktop computer. The project built an operational IPTV service to trial with a limited audience from participating member institutions across Internet2. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages, as well as the economics of a network-centric IPTV delivery system and the applicability of Internet2 and Regional Networks to deliver these types of services are the main goals of the trial. The trial is a multicast-based IPTV service which originates at the TAMU ITEC Head-end location, and is delivered via Internet2 national network and regional networks to member university campuses. Once on the campus network, the multicast streams are again delivered across the campus backbone to student residences and administrative or academic locations requiring television programming. The content format with be encrypted MPEG4, streaming at approximately 2Mb/sec/channel.

202
  Grouper Working Group

Highlights of the grouper v2.0 release, report from a survey of grouper usage, feedback from field experience, and discussion of next steps for the grouper project form the agenda for this face to face working group session.

306B
  Coordinating Committee for Intercontinental Research Networking (CCIRN) Open Meeting

This is an open meeting for members interested in learning more about CCIRN. CCIRN provides a forum for members to agree and progress a set of activities to achieve inter-operable networking services between participating international entities to support open research and scholarly pursuit.

306A
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM Health Sciences Advisory Group (Invitation Only)

Meeting of the Health Sciences Advisory Committee.

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11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Lunch

Ballroom B
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM Sponsor Display Hall

Ballroom A
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM NTAC Face to Face Meeting

This is a face to face opportunity for members of the Internet2 Network Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC). Chair is Cas D'Angelo and the Internet2 liaison is Dale Finkelson.

306C
  COmanage Working Group

This will be a working session to discuss architectural challenges for COmanage, solicit input on international requirements, and report on latest findings since the last I2MM. Come prepared to participate.

306B
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM K20 Initiative Business Meeting (Invitation Only)

Closed Working meeting of the K20 Initiative Advisory Committee. For more information on attending this session please contact James Werle (jwerle@internet2.edu).

305B
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Internet2 Advanced Network Services Today

This session will provide an overview of recent activities with the Internet2 Network and the services Internet2 has deployed to meet the networking needs of the regionals, the campuses and their researchers. Discussed will be the current network topology, an operations update, services deployed, policies and governance direction for operations, and plans for evolving the network over time.

301A
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. Community Anchor Institutions' Need for Broadband  [Session Evaluation]

The Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition proposes to convene a panel of national representatives of community anchor institutions to discuss anchor institutions' broadband needs and the federal and state policy initiatives that the SHLB Coalition is pursuing to improve their level of connectivity. We will discuss the status of the E-rate program, the FCC's effort to create a Connect America Fund for anchor institutions, and state initiatives to promote anchor institution broadband.

305A
  Regional Cyberinfrastructure Support for Bridging and Research Engagement  [Session Evaluation]

During the Spring 2011 Member Meeting we held a session discussing the process through which the Great Plains Network made broad support for regional cyberinfrastructure a strategic priority, and how more generally RONs provide a base for developing CI support organizations. Based on the positive response to that session we propose a follow-up discussion in which several regional CI groups associated with their RONs will compare organizational models and operational details. In the past, much of the focus on expanding cyberinfrastructure abilities and capabilities has been at the campus and national levels. Lately, there has been a trend for existing regional organizations (e.g., the Great Plains Network, SURA) to extend support to the development of regional cyberinfrastructure as a strategic priority. This panel focuses on the role of these intermediate-level organizations -- RONs, state and other regional organizations -- in advancing priorities at the campus and national levels. Participants include representatives from the Great Plains Network, SURA, RENCI as well as campus representatives who will discuss organizational models and operational details.

302C
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. eduroam, EAP-TLS, and CILogon: Roaming with Certificates, not Passwords  [Session Evaluation]

This session will provide a brief introduction to eduroam and present recent work to support certificate-based eduroam access for improved security. eduroam (education roaming) is the secure worldwide federated network access service developed for the international research and education community that is supported in the United States by the eduroam-US project. The eduroam infrastructure uses RADIUS, 802.1x, and EAP to securely route the authentication request for a roaming user back to the user’s home campus. Using password-based EAP methods with eduroam introduces a potential for man-in-the-middle attacks during user authentication. This session presents an alternative, called EAP-TLS, that performs mutual authentication using certificates. Session presenters will discuss deployment of EAP-TLS on campus, support for EAP-TLS in the eduroam infrastructure, and options for certificate provisioning, including the use of CILogon for certificate issuance based on InCommon authentication.

Ballroom C
  Shared Cyberinfrastructure for Global Medical Research  [Session Evaluation]

Medical researchers across the world are engaged in use of biomedical informatics and information technology from Robotic Radiosurgery Systems to nanobots; digital cadaver for training of surgeons; remote diagnosis of medical images and increasing use of videoconference. This session will try to bring together 4-5 examples from around the world and have an onsite panel of moderators to use these examples to create a comprehensive vision how advanced research networks could create a global knowledge cloud for medical research and healthcare reaching out to remotest areas.

302A
  Possible Extension of DVTS (Digital Video Transport System) to Latin America and South Africa: Current Problems and Expected Programs  [Session Evaluation]

DVTS has been a useful tool for remote medical education because of good image quality and low cost. The community has been expanding from Asia to other regions, now connected to 27 countries with 150 institutions worldwide. Although the main route of the research and education network has been globally established, the practical connection to the endpoint such as hospitals is another story due to last one-mile problems and intra-campus network with satisfactory system conditions to the users. In this session, we would like to invite the presentations from endoscopic centers both in Latin America and South Africa where they have been trying hard to set up the system for advanced educational exposure to their community. Discussion between medical doctors and local engineers together with network engineers gathering at Internet2 Meeting will be expected.

302B
  Socio-federal identity: a case study  [Session Evaluation]

We're increasingly confronted with three synergistic challenges -- stovepiped application stacks are giving way to 'best of breed' application ecosystems just as users begin to recognize the value of federated identity, which in turn faces challenges interoperating with social and cloud identity models. Maintaining some semblance of a seamless single-signon experience in this new environment stretches both the use of sibilant fricatives and our traditional identity strategies. Duke University encountered these issues while planning for a transition from a more traditional 'all-in-one' LMS from Blackboard to a more 'best of breed' solution employing Sakai. In this session, we'll discuss our strategy for blending enterprise, federated, and social identities across multiple cooperating applications in enterprise, hosted, and potentially even 'cloud-sourced' scenarios, focusing on our approach to SAML coexistence with social identities using Shibboleth, Grouper, and some locally-developed tools. Meanwhile, an internet2 middleware project, SocialIdentity (https://spaces.internet2.edu/display/socialid/Home ), has been drafting a recipe for institutional use of both social and SAML identity providers. A co-chair of SocialIdentity will present core findings from the current draft version.

301B
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Standing Committee on International Strategy (Committee Members Only)

The Standing Committee on International Strategy (SCIS) provides recommendations and input to help shape an international strategy and action plan(s) for Internet2 international efforts and to better support Internet2 members’ international efforts. This is a closed -committee members only- meeting of the SCIS. For more information, please contact Ann Doyle or Edward Moynihan.

306A
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Program Break

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM GNC Meeting (Committee Members Only)

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Content Delivery Network: It's not just about the network - it's about networking  [Session Evaluation]

This session examines the Direct to Discovery (D2D) education content delivery model currently being developed and utilized by Ware County Schools, Georgia Tech, etc. Direct to Discovery's vision: connect PreK-12 students with real world people doing real world stuff - research, math, science, writing, story-telling, etc. These connections (real world people) exist locally, regionally, and globally. This session highlights some of these connections and provides insight about how to discover these people and enlist them as education collaborators.

302B
  Multifactor Authentication: It isn't just for the auditors anymore.  [Session Evaluation]

Duke University is working toward implementing multifactor authentication in both our Shibbolized web environments and more traditional client-server environments. To some extent, the implementation is driven by the classic enterprise requirements -- transactions that expose the institution to significant risk require higher-assurance authentication than passwords alone can provide. We are mindful of an additional driver, however, in the desire of end users to self-select for heightened security based on their personal comfort levels (and their estimation of their own degree of credential exposure, conditioned by their own individual behaviors and password hygiene). In this session, we will describe our approach to providing flexible multifactor authentication options to both service providers and end-users on campus, potentially demonstrating the model in action. We'll also discuss the challenges and opportunities that may arise with the approach as it expands to address federated use cases as well as local, unfederated use cases.

302C
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. Broadband in NC: Moving the Needle with BTOP Funding  [Session Evaluation]

This session will be a follow-up to the Spring 2011 presentation on a methodology for evaluating BTOP investments. Data collection has been ongoing and results/findings of the first year's analysis will be presented and policy implications will be discussed.

305A
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. VIVO: Collaboration and Connections for Research Discovery and Scholarship  [Session Evaluation]

VIVO is an open source, open ontology research discovery platform for hosting information about people and their interests, activities, and accomplishments. VIVO facilitates integration of science through simple, standard semantic web technologies. Funded by the NIH (U24 RR029822), this application showcases scholars’ interests, activities and accomplishments in order to enable interdisciplinary research. VIVO harvests public data from trusted sources, at the personal level (e.g. bibliographic data from RefWorks), institutional level (e.g. sponsored research awards and human resources data) and beyond (e.g. PubMed, Web of Science), and links them to investigator profiles and each other. Grants, scholarly works, people, datasets and research resources are linked within and across institutions. This linked set of structured data provides a foundation for search, navigation and research discovery across domains. The VIVO software and ontology are publicly available on SourceForge ( http://vivo.sourceforge.net) . The Internet2 community supports scholarly activity and serves as a key enabler in the development of a semantic web of scholarship and discovery. With expertise in information science and software development, and broad involvement in research, Internet2 and its members are natural stakeholders and participants in the development and support of systems and data serving collaboration. VIVO provides a fundamental information infrastructure for these activities.

Ballroom C
  Providing Federated Access for the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute  [Session Evaluation]

Starting in Spring 2011 the University of Southern California began hosting the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science institute (SC CTSI). Created by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) the SC CTSI is one of 60 research institutes nationwide that aim to speed research from laboratories to sustainable public health solutions. With SC CTSI participants including researchers, scientists, and doctors from a number of regional institutions, there was a need for federated single sign-on to the suite of collaborative services hosted at USC. The solution developed to meet this need combines a simple self-registration process with local and remote Shibboleth Identity Providers, allowing the authentication of registered InCommon members to be accomplished via federated login using home institution credentials and the home institution Identity Provider, while the USC Global Directory Service through the USC Shibboleth Identity Provider provides authorization, attribute release, and group membership services. This presentation will demonstrate this integrated solution and explain its implementation.

301B
  The Use of Desktop Virtualization for Public Computing Centers  [Session Evaluation]

Last year, Michigan State University (MSU) was awarded a federal grant to help expand broadband access by creating more public computer centers in Michigan’s struggling urban areas, as well as underserved rural areas. For Michigan, public computing centers serve a critical need to support a workforce in transition and provide resources for job hunting, youth and adult education, and health care access. The grant project will provide workstations in libraries, public housing centers, community centers and community colleges; providing more than 2,232 workstations and 207 locations in all. In this presentation, Merit will describe the hosted virtual desktop infrastructure pilot developed by Merit in collaboration with MSU and Chippewa River District Library (CRDL) to deliver a common desktop to the public computing centers. We will review the outcomes of the pilot and evaluate the use of the technology to reduce the ongoing operational and maintenance costs. We will conclude the session with an open discussion with the audience regarding the use of hosted virtual desktops for other use cases on top of the Internet2 network infrastructure.

302A
  Syndicate: A simple filesystem for scaleable data distribution  [Session Evaluation]

Syndicate is a global filesystem optimized to deliver large files (e.g,. scientific data sets, library collections, videos) to a scaleable number of clients distributed throughout the world. From the user's perspective, Syndicate offers an intuitive drag-and-drop interface (similar to Dropbox) through which data producers can make large files (and directories of files) available to a scalable set of clients, and data consumers can retrieve large files generated by one or more remote sites. Underlying this familiar interface is a scalable content delivery network, based on CoBlitz, a widely used CDN. Files written (published) to Syndicate are broken into chunks and distributed to a global set of high-performance caches. Files read from Syndicate are then pulled, in parallel, from these distributed caches, reassembled into their original form, and made available for local processing. Syndicate also maintains and distributes a file directory hierarchy, thereby supporting a full file system interface.

Syndicate (and the underlying CDN that it exploits) has application to both the scientific community that that has large data sets to distribute, and to community anchors that wish to both access and publish a wide assortment of content (including, but not limited to, scientific data sets) over modestly-provisioned access links.

301A
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Refreshment Break

Ballroom B
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM InCommon Technical Advisory Committee (Committee Members Only)

A working session of the InCommon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Facilitating the Attribute Economy  [Session Evaluation]

Now that Shibboleth provides federated SSO, we need to pay more attention to the attributes that are released to provide user authorisation. Some fundamental principles must be adhered to: i) Attributes are personal information so need to be protected in line with Data Protection Legislation ii) Users must have complete control and visibility over the release of their attributes, and must provide consent for them to be released iii) Minimal disclosure should be observed so that only the attributes essential for the task in hand should be requested and consented to. We are proposing an Attribute Authorisation Layer that lies on top of the existing Shibboleth SSO layer, and provides the following features: 1. SPs inform users which attributes they need at the time authorisation is needed 2. Users choose which of their attributes they wish to release from which of their IDPs, in order to fulfil the SP’s policy 3. Users are able to submit self-asserted attributes as well as IdP asserted attributes, when the SP’s policy allows this 4. Users can aggregate attributes from multiple IdPs 5. SP’s are provided with the level of assurance of each attribute assertion 6. Users can save their choices to speed up subsequent transactions

301B
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. SSL/TLS Certificates: Giving Your Use of Server Certificates A Hard Look  [Session Evaluation]

Colleges and universities rely on SSL/TLS-enabled web servers to securely accept or deliver a variety of sensitive information, including passwords, grades, financial- and health-related information, etc. Unfortunately, just because a server's running SSL/TLS, that doesn't mean it's 'secure.' Many higher ed servers still permit use of SSL 2.0, allow insecure renegotiation, or accept terribly weak cipher suites. This talk describes how you can check your school's servers for these vulnerabilities, and also begins to look at ways you can expand use of certificates at your site. This talk expands on and updates a session that was offered at the ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs Meeting in Fairbanks.

305A
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. The Sightdeck: A new paradigm in collaboration  [Session Evaluation]

The presenter wishes to advise that all prices mentioned in this presentation are reflective of Australian education market conditions and should not be considered the total price of a system installation. The first Sightdeck from iMatte (recently installed at the Australian National University) introduces a new form of intuitive, immersive collaboration. Utilising a unique forward projection matte process the system supports up to four locations interacting in HD with the full nuance of a discussion or presentation being conveyed between participants.

Ballroom C
  Toolkits: Activitystreams, Federated Identity, & Grouper for On-Demand Collaboration  [Session Evaluation]

State-of-the art community collaboration and course management tool suites must span intra-institutional boundaries, be easily customized and extensible, encompass best-of-breed and monolithic applications, and enable Facebook-style social computing via community and personal activity streams. With Duke University's Toolkits application, users define communities that are expressed as Grouper groups controlling access and rights for a set of online tools selected by the community manager. This allows easy creation and management of ad-hoc online communities across independent apps such as Wordpress, Sakai, Sympa lists, XMPP/Jabber, Cisco's Quad, Webfiles, Confluence, etc. To reach the broadest possible audience, Toolkits works with federated identities spanning both InCommon and OpenID. But a community's collection of tools is of little value if members are unable to easily see what others are doing and view the history of the community. Toolkits addresses these needs with an application-independent activity stream service using the activitystrea.ms schema to track and display user actions, providing a Facebook-style "wall" for individuals and the community that can be viewed in each of the community's applications. Beyond demonstrating and describing Toolkits, we will discuss lessons learned and future direction for federated activity stream services (such as OpenBuddyCloud and Diaspora) in social-computing enabled applications.

302A
  Virginia's -- New Organization to Support State and Regional Networking  [Session Evaluation]

Virginia Research Network --- Virginia's research universities are pursuing a new organizational model for research networking within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Goals for the program extend beyond providing traditional R&E network services to our universities; we are developing a structure to support contractual and partner relationships to initiate and support large scale applied research and economic development. This new model will create opportunities for our leading research institutions to combine strengths and expertise to leverage emerging technologies together with state and federal infrastructure investments.

301A
  **CANCELLED** Advancing Public Safety

**SESSION CANCELLED** Panelists, representing critical public safety sectors will discuss important national communications projects: FBI Post 9/11 communications capability; 700MHz LTE interoperability demonstration projects (which received BTOP funding) ; NG9-1-1 Panelists will be drawn from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Emergency Number Association (NENA), Association of Public-Safety Communication Officials (APCO) and BTOP awardees. The projects cover spectrum of critical communications components on a local, regional and national level. Much like higher education created a special purpose Internet in the mid 1990s to support the needs of researchers and educators, the public safety community is creating a special network to meet the needs of the next generation emergency communications systems. Supporting more than just voice communications, these new networks will make video, text (SMS) telemetry and other media originating with emergency callers available to call takers at 911 call centers and first responders. These networks will required high speed, low latency, low packet loss walled garden networks like those available on the US UCAN network. This session will include leaders in the transition to the IP packet based networks from associations like NENA (the 911 association) and APCO (the police communications association). They will discuss the current status, the impact on campus public safety, network requirements and the benefits of combined R&E and Public Safety networks.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Welcome Reception

Ballroom Level Lobby
Tuesday, 10/4   Location
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast

Ballroom B
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Industry Forum (Invitation Only)

This is a face to face meeting opportunity for members of the Internet2 Industry constituency group. If you have questions or are interested in participating please send an email to Karen Doemer.

304
  Researcher Forum

A face to face opportunity for researchers attending FMM11.

305B
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM Internet2 Network Member & Connector Business Meeting (Invitation Only)

This is the business meeting for the Executive / Principal Representative for each Network Member or Connector. If you are interested in attending or obtaining more information about this session, please contact Linda Roos [lroos@internet2.edu].

402
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sponsor Display Hall

Ballroom A
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Laptop Bar sponsored by NEC

Ballroom Level Lobby
  Registration Desk Open

300 Level Lobby
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM NTAC Working Group Chairs Meeting (Committee Members Only)

This is a closed Internet2 meeting for the Network Technical Advisory Committee Working Group Chairs.

202
  Performance Working Group

The Performance Working Group focuses on the performance and measurement tools, applications, implementations, and infrastructure needed to support the performance and measurement needs of the R&E community.

306B
  Megaconference Jr. 2012 Expanding Awareness and Planning Across the International Community

This meeting of the Megaconference Jr. planning team is open to international and U.S. K20 representatives who are interested in participating in Megaconference Jr 2012. Discussion will focus on identifying new schools in participating countries and expanding outreach to new areas of the world. We will also continue our formal planning of the 2012 Megaconference Jr. event with the regional coordinators.

306A
8:30 AM - 10:20 AM UNCG Internet2 Introduction for Faculty Researchers (Invitation Only)

UNCG is relatively new to Internet 2, and is seeking ways to become more involved. UNCG's Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development, interested faculty members, and technology support personnel will meet with Internet 2 representatives during this time to discuss Internet 2 opportunities and how to promote the University's involvement. Contact Gloria_Thornton@uncg.edu for more information.

306C
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM End-to-End Service Architecture Verification  [Session Evaluation]

The community, built around the TERENA E2E Provisioning Workshop series, has agreed to have intensive discussions, consultations between the potential user community (application designers/developers, end-site operators, researchers) and the networking community (NRENs, Lambda networks, Regional and Campus networks, NOCs) of the end-to-end connection services in 2011. This session would be part of a series of discussions organised during major community events (e.g., GLIF Tech Winter meeting, TERENA Networking Conference, NORDUnet Conference) on the topic of "E2E Service Architecture Verification". This topic includes the discussions about tools and architectures as well as the roles and responsibilities undertaken by various players of the whole end-to-end (i.e. application-to-application) connection provisioning workflow. More information at http://www.terena.org/activities/e2e/

302A
  NRENs in the Future - What Do They Look Like? Part 2  [Session Evaluation]

Today's NRENs provide key infrastructure within a country or region, facilitating collaborative research and connecting academic users to their global counterparts. Often, NRENs are the foundation for a knowledge economy, and can provide a springboard for innovation and transformation. In many instances, governments have recognized the important role played by NRENs and have developed national broadband initiatives around the critical infrastructure provided by them. The world is rapidly changing, and the mission of National Research and Education Networking organizations (NRENs) is evolving. The challenges for NRENs are now in other services, increasingly "services above the network" and related functions. Where will NRENs be five years from now (or beyond), which services will they be providing and which role will they play in the research and education environment? Our goal for this session is to compare and contrast provocative thoughts from a panel of NREN leaders. The proposed session is framed as a continuation of an engaging panel that took place at the Spring 2011 Member meeting during a session focused on international partner and strategy updates (click to view). We propose to organize a similar one with leaders from different NRENs around the globe.

302C
  U.S. UCAN Exemplary Applications

his session is a panel discussion with representatives from the Education, Libraries and Health sectors. The panelists will present examples of important applications within their sectors that leverage the broadband capabilities of advanced networks like Internet2 / U.S. UCAN. Carol Willis and Laurie Hogle will share how the Discovery Channel’s wildly popular Storm Chasers program was brought live to schools across Texas, utilizing high-bandwidth, high-definition video conferencing. Discovery Education, Texas Education Service Center (ESC) Region XI, National Weather Center, the Texas Education Telecommunications Network (TETN), Internet2, and the University of Oklahoma collaborated in this program. Suzanne Dees, Director, Superiorland Library Cooperative and Pam Christensen, Director, Peter White Public Library in Marquette, MI will join the panel via h.323 to talk about the impact of fiber on patron service and their rural libraries as part of Merit's REACH-3MC project. Dave Kirby, a medical informaticist with 30 years health IT experience, will discuss health care applications that leverage advanced networks from the perspective of rural health care providers.

302B
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. XSEDE: the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment  [Session Evaluation]

This year, the TeraGrid project came to an end and has been supplanted by the NSF's eXtreme Digital (XD) program, and the XSEDE project opening a new chapter in cyberinfrastructure by creating the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world. This session will discuss several aspect of the project of interest to Internet2 Member Meeting attendees. We will introduce the new program and the XSEDE project that began in July 2011. The session will include an overview of the distributed systems architecture and discussion of Campus Bridging, Campus Champions and networking activities.

Ballroom C
  OIX initiative, US only?  [Session Evaluation]

During the process of getting SWAMID (the Swedish identity federation) certified for the OIX initiative SWAMID has stumbled upon a number of issues that highlighted that some of the underlying expectations are different between the OIX initiative and the EU. This presentation will highlight our findings, similarities as well as differences. Within SWAMID there are a number of universities that want primarily pubMED. Even though it is possible for each university to separately become OIX certified SWAMID undertook the task of making an overall comparison between the SWAMID policy and the OIX requirements. By doing so SWAMID will become an RA for OIX, ie SWAMID can on behalf of OIX certify universities for OIX compliance. Early findings indicated that certifying the whole federation at once was impossible while it could still be possible for a single entity to fulfill the OIX requirements. Some of our findings also indicate some new risks that universities would take in participate in the OIX initiative, mostly on legal grounds.

301B
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. Where the Sidewalk Used to End--Privilege and Policy Management Strategies  [Session Evaluation]

We have solid identity management, it's federated, we even have a generic group management service with delegated administration. Is it access management time yet? There are two capabilities beyond this frontier that some R&E institutions are beginning to explore: Privilege and Policy Management. There are tools that help, but as usual, the real challenges are in discovering, creating and/or revising processes and little-p policies. Presenters at this session will speak from rich experience--and some delivered functionality--from beyond what many of us still consider the end of the sidewalk.

305A
  A Giant Leap Forward: New Network Infrastructure  [Session Evaluation]

This panel session will highlight the technology challenges and solutions of three R&E networks as they expand their capabilities to support additional services, research initiatives and community anchor institutions: The Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network (ARE-ON) is a subrecipient of one of the nation's largest BTOP grants. Its focus is to expand its R&E backbone network to include the two-year community colleges throughout Arkansas, as well as over 400 healthcare institutions statewide belonging to the Arkansas Telehealth Network. RNP, the National Education & Research Network of Brazil, is migrating to a hybrid architecture and rolling out a dynamic circuit service, which will interoperate with Internet2’s ION service (DyGER project of IRNC2). Applications using these services will include high-energy physics, astrophysics, climate studies and high-quality digital media. The new network will also provide level-2 infrastructure for a large-scale Future Internet testbed (FIBRE project). Southern Crossroads (SoX) is a federation of Research and Education Institutions providing high-speed, global connectivity to the Southeastern US Research and Education community. SOX will discuss the advanced technology choices required to provide additional infrastructure to keep up with the demands of their members and to support the DYNES project.

301A
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Refreshment Break

Ballroom B
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. General Session: Internet2 - Harnessing the Energy of Community & Innovation to Define Our Future  [Session Evaluation]

Welcome Remarks -Dave Lambert - President and CEO, Internet2 -Joe Freddoso - President and CEO MCNC

Ballroom C
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Physics Special Interest Group (SIG)

The High Energy and Nuclear Physics Special Interest Group (Physics SIG) is a regular meeting to discuss the latest advancements and concerns regarding networking support for scientific research. Expected topics of conversation will include LHCONE, OpenFlow, DYNES, and late breaking news from the projects (ATLAS, CMS, LIGO, etc.). Researchers and network engineers are encouraged to attend this informal meeting.

Lunch will be available at 11:45am in 200 Level Foyer (outside of room)

201
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch

Ballroom B
  Community Leaders Forum (Invitation Only)

This is an "invitation only" meeting for Internet2 community leaders. If you would like more information regarding this session, please contact Terri Saarinen.

304
  Salsa Lunch

Meeting of the Salsa security advisory group

Lunch will be available at 11:45am in the 300 Level Foyer.

306C
  Shibboleth Working Group

Updates and discussions on the Shibboleth project and Roadmap.

Lunch will be available at 11:45am in the 300 Level Foyer.

306B
  Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group

The Voice of Conscience : 52,000 Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Story.

In 1994 Steven Spielberg was on the set of Schindlers List, as were several Holocaust survivors who were there as historical advisors. One of them approached him and said that she did not want to just tell him about one day of her experience, but she wanted to tell her whole story. Out of that conversation Steven Spielberg set out to interview as many survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust as wanted to speak. 52,000 survivors in 56 countries speaking in 32 languages gave their life histories. Today the video archive is housed at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and is available via Internet2. Come and learn about this remarkable content resource, and how to access and incorporate this collection for teaching and learning purposes.

Presenters:
Crispin Brooks, USC Shoah Foundation Institute
Leo Hsu, USC Shoah Foundation Institute



Lunch will be available at 11:45am in 300 Level Foyer.

306A
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. U.S. Ignite and GENI  [Session Evaluation]

Glenn Ricart will introduce the U.S. Ignite program. U.S. Ignite is an ambitious initiative by the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation to ignite the creation of gigabit applications and the gigabit infrastructure that would would be needed to support them. Relying on a public-private partnership that links campus innovation and the needs of small businesses and citizens across America, U.S. Ignite is intended to keep the United States at the forefront of advanced applications and infrastructure. U.S. Ignite will leverage GENI technologies. Chip Elliott will provide an update on GENI. The GENI project is now supporting a range of advanced computer science experiments across the meso-scale GENI prototype infrastructure spanning 14 campuses interlinked by Internet2 and NLR. He will discuss GENI's current status, and plans now underway to grow GENI's footprint to 30-50 campuses in the coming year, leading towards the ultimate goal of 100-200 GENI-enabled campuses connected via open, sliceable network topologies spanning regional networks, Internet2, NLR, and international partner projects. Larry Landweber will discuss an initiative to deploy OpenFlow and GENI Racks on campus production networks. Together with parallel efforts by Internet2, NLR and regional networks this will provide a national-scale OpenFlow infrastructure that will enable research on gigabit applications and post-Internet network architectures, thus furthering the goals of GENI and US Ignite. First steps include a mentoring program whereby experienced campuses provide technical and administrative advice to those that are less advanced in this area and a Bootcamp for network engineers. Ilia Baldine will demonstrate a few of the advanced GENI capabilities.

305A
  Leveraging Certificates for Improved Security  [Session Evaluation]

The new Internet2 InCommon Certificate program offers participants an opportunity to save on the cost of SSL/TLS certificates for their web servers, but it also includes a potentially transformative opportunity to deploy EV ("extended validation" or so-called "green bar"), certificates and even personal certificates at no extra charge. This session will consider how participants might leverage the opportunities that the InCommon Certificate program offers to improve their site's security via protocols such as S/MIME and ssh with X.509 authentication.

302A
  North Carolina Education Cloud  [Session Evaluation]

The NC Education Cloud (NCEdCloud) will provide a highly reliable, highly available, server infrastructure supporting the K-12 education enterprise statewide. Specifically, we will facilitate migration from LEA-hosted server infrastructure to cloud-hosted infrastructure as a service. The primary objective of the NCEdCloud is to provide a world-class IT shared learning infrastructure as a foundational component of the NC education enterprise. Moreover, the NCEdCloud will provide for: Equity of access to compute and storage resources; Efficient scaling according to aggregate NC K-12 usage requirements; Consistently high availability, reliability and performance; A common infrastructure platform to support emerging instructional and data systems; Sustainable and predictable operational cost.

301A
  Developments in Trust Federations: Assurance and the Identity Ecosystem  [Session Evaluation]

New activities are underway in the trust federation space: The Federal Government is bringing together industry and education leaders to design the next generation identity approaches, and InCommon is poised to release its Assurance Program. Join the speakers for an overview of what's happening and what it means to you.

301B
  Sea to Shining Sea: Educational Outreach by our National Park Service  [Session Evaluation]

Bring the remote beauty of our National Parks live to your classroom! This curriculum-based education outreach program developed by several NPS sites across the country connects directly to your classroom computer using Skype. Although it does not currently use Internet2 resources, it is an excellent example of how this type of program could be expanded through access to R&E networks ensuring high-quality connections. Building upon lessons learned from the National Science Foundation funded High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) Live Interactive Virtual Explorations (LIVE) pilot project, the Sea to Shining Sea (StSS) project is expanding concepts from the southern California-based work to several National Parks. Specifically, the StSS team is working closely with HPWREN researchers on perfecting the development and implementation of a LIVE backpack for use between education sites at various NPS locations across the U.S.

302B
  Implementing the Nationwide Health Information Network: Early Adopters  [Session Evaluation]

NCHICA is one of the first 10 organizations in the US to have implemented the Services, Standards and Policies to become a "Participant" in the NwHIN in order to securely exchange health information for patient care. 16-hospitals in Western NC are now able to exchange records with the Asheville VA Medical center to serve more than 30,000 Veterans in that region. NCHICA will be collaborating with MCNC to leverage the significant I2 and other broadband capabilities across the state.

302C
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. Internet2 NET+ Services and Progress To Date  [Session Evaluation]

The Internet2 NET+ Services program provides “above the network” services to Internet2 member organizations. Internet2 NET+ Services will include existing programs such as Internet2's middleware and InCommon activities, as well as new services to be developed with commercial and non-profit providers of cloud services. By partnering with Internet2, these cloud service providers will be able to create platforms tailored to the needs of the Internet2 community, leveraging Internet2’s 100G network and InCommon identity management services. This session will report on progress and provide for questions and answers by Internet2 staff and members of the 13 schools who created the initial pilot program.

Ballroom C
1:15 PM - 4:00 PM InCommon Steering Committee (Committee Members Only)

Face-to-Face meeting of the InCommon Steering Committee

202
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Program Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM IDEA Awardee Presentation  [Session Evaluation]

This session is an opportunity for the Internet2 community to learn more about the innovative work behind the Internet2 IDEA award winning projects - to be announced at the Tuesday morning general session. Representatives from each awarded project will present their work.

Click to learn more about the IDEA Awards

302B
  Netbook Videoconferencing  [Session Evaluation]

Inexpensive, easy and portable communication! The primary recommendation is that you stick to standards-compliant audio and video protocols. The most common standard for video conferencing is H.323 and encompasses location server registration, call setup and termination, and security and authentication. The primary standard for audio is G-711 (G-723.1 and G-728 are also commonly supported). For video, H.264 is the most recently supported standard. Various software programs implement these protocols and can interoperate with each other. The focus of this demo will be Ekiga. Ekiga (formely known as GnomeMeeting) is an open source SoftPhone, Video Conferencing and Instant Messenger application. It supports HD sound quality and video up to DVD size and quality. It is interoperable with many other standard compliant applications, appliances and service providers as it can use either of the major telephony standards (SIP and H.323).

302A
  IBM Research 2011 Global Technology Outlook  [Session Evaluation]

Trends that will change the way the world uses technology. The Global Technology Outlook is an annual study conducted by IBM Research. For the last 26 years, a select team investigates the future of information technology, collaborating with academia, IBM partners and clients around the world. Not only does the GTO define a year's technology trends, it helps drive IBM’s $6B investment in R&D. GTO identifies significant technology trends early. It looks for high impact disruptive technologies leading to game changing products and services over a 3-10 year horizon. Technology thresholds identified in a GTO demonstrate their influence on clients, enterprises, & industries and have high potential to create new businesses. 2011 Topics Include; Internet of Things, Natural Resource Transformation & Management, Petascale Analytics, Socially Synergistic Enterprise Solutions, Services Implications and Frontiers of IT.

302C
  The Bandwidth Explosion: Coping with Insatiable End-User-Demand  [Session Evaluation]

The students of tomorrow will base their choice of school on institutions’ readiness to adapt to the way students want to consume their education. The IT teams for the schools need to focus on the right areas of technology investment and making the right infrastructure choices now so they are prepared to scale. We will highlight where this bottleneck will occur and share the technologies you can leverage to solve those problems. The context of the presentation will review application and technologies provided by multiple sources including service providers utilizing existing last mile infrastructure to deliver services. The presentation would highlight examples of disruption of distribution models happening in education, the drivers of disruption, what the future of education IT looks like, and how to ease the tension currently happening at the edge of the network through partnerships.

301A
  Federating Non-Web Applications: An Update  [Session Evaluation]

This session provides an update on using federated identities with non-web (non-browser) applications, such as secure shell (SSH). Presentation topics will include Project Moonshot, SAML ECP, and CILogon. Project Moonshot (www.project-moonshot.org) is developing a general approach to binding federated identity to non-web protocols and standardizing its technologies through the IETF. SAML ECP (wiki.shibboleth.net/confluence/display/SHIB2/ECP) is an adaptation of the SAML profile used for browser single sign-on that removes the browser dependency, supported by the current Shibboleth IdP and SP. It is also being adapted for use within the IETF's GSS and SASL frameworks. CILogon (www.cilogon.org) uses federated identities to issue X.509 certificates for use with research cyberinfrastructure. The session will compare these different approaches for federating non-web applications, discuss the current state of the technologies, and highlight both current and future use cases.

301B
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. Rural Hospital Networks HIE Initiatives and the Journey Toward Meaningful Use  [Session Evaluation]

A panel presentation will include an overview of the system of health networking initiatives in Kansas. Kristi Gosser and Lenora Kinzie, with Stormont-Vail HealthCare will describe how the hospital employs HD videoconferencing to support continuing education for nurses and physicians, patient education and consultations within a network of nineteen primarily rural hospitals and multiple clinics. Trisha Harkness, Practice Consultant with the Kansas HIT Regional Extension Center (HITREC) and the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC) will provide overview and insights regarding initiatives supported by the HITREC in Kansas including the use of networked video services to support information and educational activities with priority primary care providers to assist them in achieving meaningful use of EHR. Jennifer Findley with the Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) and the Kansas Health Education Research Foundation (KHERF) will discuss the context of rural hospital networks in Kansas and the efforts underway to utilize broadband networks to support collaborative initiatives contributing to the implementation of HIE on a statewide basis in Kansas.

Ballroom C
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. Adding TelePresence and video soft clients to an existing video conference infrastructure--lessons learned and recommendations

This session will focus on lessons learned during three significant video service upgrades at MCNC:
1. Addition of new, lower-cost 'soft clients'
2. Incorporation of Cisco's TelePresence CTS into existing H.323 conferences
3. Move to user self-scheduling to give users the ability to quickly set up conferences.
Soft clients: Traditional video services have been limited due to the cost of equipping, staffing, and maintaining special video rooms. Prior to use of soft clients, it was impractical to include individuals or small groups which may be remote from these dedicated video facilities.
TelePresence: MCNC's users are beginning to purchase, install, and use immersive video conferencing. MCNC made the decision to install both TelePresence infrastructure and the required bridging equipment to enable participation in H.323 conferences.
Self-scheduling: Traditional video service has required a centralized organization to schedule and monitor session quality, which is difficult to scale due to high labor content. MCNC combined a currently-available self-scheduling application with a high degree of personal service. This hybrid approach gives users confidence that they can quickly get help when they need it, while reducing the costs they pay by reducing MCNC's labor costs.

305A
  Internet2 Executive Staff Meet & Greet

This is an informal opportunity for Internet2 meeting member attendees to meet with the Internet2 executive staff.

305B
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Refreshment Break sponsored by HP

Ballroom B
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. The Changing Face of Classroom Tech: What Does the Data Say?  [Session Evaluation]

Campus technologies are evolving at warp speed, as a result of the consumer-driven tech markets and new understanding of the value and impact of these technologies. Many organizations struggle to make sense of which technologies make the most sense for which purposes, and how best to deploy them. This session will include data from new survey research, including data from Internet2 members, concerning deployments and uses cases for unified communications, web conferencing, videoconferencing, lecture capture, and more.

Ballroom C
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. Working Trust Models: international examples  [Session Evaluation]

The session would bring together a panel of experts from the REFEDS community representing a variety of trust models including: EduGain, PEER (Public Endpoint Entities Registry), LEGO (Linked Education and Government Online). Discussion will include both technical and policy considerations for each of the models as well as broader discussion of similarities and differences in their purposes and use.

305A
  Internet2 Cloud Computing Project: AT&T Update  [Session Evaluation]

This presentation will provide an update on AT&T's participation in the Internet2 Cloud Computing project. AT&T will review its cloud computing and storage offers available to Internet2 members, as well as the service architecture and performance specifications.

302A
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. LOLA (Low Latency audio/video): real time musical interaction at long distance over advanced networks  [Session Evaluation]

LOLA is the system developed by Conservatorio G. Tartini in Trieste (Italy) together with GARR to enable real time simultaneous musical performances across long distances over advanced research and education networks. LOLA has been demonstrated already in 2 concerts (Paris-Trieste: piano duo playing Bacha & Reger / Barcelona-Trieste: violin duo playing Bartok, at more then 3000km). Some Internet2 institutions are starting to use LOLA, too, like the NIU school of music, the NWS in Miami, and Stanford University. LOLA requires a "perfect, non jittering and fast" network service, a paradigm which is the highest challenge for Internet2 and other advanced networks, imposing new ideas on network design, configuration and services.

302B
  Ethernet Protection Approaches  [Session Evaluation]

Recent advances in Ethernet have enabled it to transition from a subnetwork technology to a network technology. One of the attributes of network technology is the ability to provide for fully protected Ethernet circuits within a network for some applications. This session will examine several different techniques for providing Ethernet protection, all of which are covered by various standards. Linear, ring, and mesh protection of circuits based on ITU standards will be described by the panelists, other protection approaches will also be discussed.

301B
  Internet2 Advanced Network Services Tomorrow  [Session Evaluation]

This session will provide an overview of ongoing activities with the Internet2 Network and the services Internet2 is working to deploy to meet the networking needs of the R&E community. Topics covered will include NDDI / OS3E, Campus Support for Data Intensive Science, Performance Initiatives / Performance Portal, R&E Networking in the Global Arena, MAN LAN, WIX, and support for the NSF IRNC program.

302C
  Box Demonstration for Internet2 Members - See What Box Can Do For You!

Box staff will demonstrate features and capabilities.

301A
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM External Relations Advisory Council (ERAC) Meeting  [Session Evaluation]

The External Relations Advisory Council (ERAC) is responsible for advising the Board and management on matters of policy, standards, and strategies in the context of industry, government, and international relations. These include, but are not limited to, issues of technology transfer and engagement strategies between Internet2 and industry; the role of national-scale networks as a vital resource for the nation's economic, scientific, and cultural development; and maintenance of strong bilateral partnerships with international networking organizations and Internet2's leadership role in international collaborations. ERAC will also provide advice on membership growth and strategy.

305B
  Applications, Middleware and Services Advisory Council (AMSAC) Meeting

Applications, Middleware & Services Advisory Council (AMSAC) open session.

306A
  Research Advisory Council (RAC) Meeting

Research Advisory Council (RAC) open session.

306B
  Architecture and Operations Advisory Council (AOAC) Meeting

This OPEN Architecture and Operations Advisory Council (AOAC) meeting provides Fall 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting attendees the opportunity to engage with representatives of this advisory council. This meeting is open to all conference attendees and you are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

306C
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM ADVA Optical Networking Research & Education Technical Advisory Group (RETAG) Meeting (Invitation Only)  [Session Evaluation]

To convey ADVA's technology road map and solicit product line development features from key individuals as to which features are most applicable to the R&E community. Adva will also solicit suggestions from the R&E community as opportunities for future collaboration.

402
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. Network Member & Connector BoF

The Internet2 Network Connectors and Members BoF is an open forum where information and issues are shared between organizations that provide aggregate, network connectivity and network services for the R&E community. The BoF's primary focus is on information sharing and open discussion on issues of relevance among Internet2 Network Connectors and Members. The session is led by representatives from this constituency group. If you are interested in participating or proposing a topic for discussion, please contact Linda Roos (lroos@internet2.edu).

305A
  All Councils Working Dinner/Meeting (Invitation Only)

This is working dinner meeting for members of Internet2 governance.

304
  Performing Arts Advisory Group (Invitation Only)

This is an opportunity for the Performing Arts Advisory Group to meet in person. The purpose of this committee is to work with Ann Doyle, Global and Cultural Collaborations, to set direction and goals for performing arts activities that highlight the gifts of performers and artists from our member institutions and the capabilities of Internet2 and partner networkt-enabled events. If you would like more information about this meeting, please contact Ann Doyle.

201
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM MACE Salsa Dinner (Invitation Only)

If you are interested in attending or obtaining more information about this session, please contact Emily Eisbruch (emily@internet2.edu).

Congressional Room - Raleigh Marriott City Center
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM GNC Meeting (Committee Members Only)

Face-to-face meeting opportunity for members of the Internet2 Governance & Nominating Committee (GNC).

305B
Wednesday, 10/5   Location
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast

Ballroom B
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM CIO Forum (Invitation Only)

This is a by invitation session for CIOs attending the Fall 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting. If you would like an invitation to attend, please contact Terri Saarinen.

402
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sponsor Display Hall

Ballroom A
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Laptop Bar sponsored by NEC

Ballroom Level Lobby
  Registration Desk Open

300 Level Lobby
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Collaboration Special Interest Group

Peter Holub: National Infrastructure for Collaboration in CESNET Network
Ramana Reddy: A Collaborative Approach to Building a Knowledge Network
Gurcharan S. Khanna: A Global Infrastructure for Real Time
Bob Koche: Videoconferencing: The Challenge of Community Collaboration: Challenges

Why aren't advanced real-time collaboration tools being used more widely? What are some examples of projects that are successfully using them? What are the advanced technologies that warrant our experimentation and pilot use? Come share your thoughts and experiences and listen to ours as we try to create a community of users through this Special Interest Group devoted to promoting the successful adoption of advanced collaboration tools. For more details see https://wiki.internet2.edu/confluence/display/collabsig/Home

304
  ACE+TP3 Update

This session will provide a short update on the TransPAC3 (TP3) and America Connects to Europe (ACE) projects.

306A
  Salsa Disaster Planning and Recovery BoF

Discussing the latest developments and issues in Disaster Planning and Recovery for higher-ed

305B
  IPv6 Working Group

Come and join us to get the latest IPv6 news.

201
  Audio Video Communications Infrastructure Special Interest Group

This is the fourth face to face meeting of the Audio Video Communication Infrastructure SIG. This group focuses on issues such as dial plan, directory, scheduling, and other infrastructure topics facing users of IP based video and voice communication technologies. This meeting will focus on dial plan issues but will also serve as a venue to present additional topics for future focus.

306B
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Anywhere, Anytime, Anyplace - Always Connected  [Session Evaluation]

We live in a changing world. Where we used to collaborate in a hierarchical way focused on novelty rather than on innovation. Today we now are working together in sometimes loosely coupled, self-organizing, transparent and didactic environments. The distinction between studying, working, playing and collaboration is fading. The current movement towards “always connected", work together and get your services from “the cloud” makes that you run your academic live on a mobile! The effects are that all our data and services are online and we are capable of accessing these through numerous of devices, from smart phones to tablets to laptops. This talk we will zoom into the requirements for dealing with the data and device explosion and focuses on the anywhere, anytime and anyplace paradigm. We take the perspective of the Dutch Research Network, and the steps we have to take to come to the desired solution.

301A
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. Identity Federation to meet K12 needs  [Session Evaluation]

Identity or trust federation among K12 education members within a state or region has substantial potential benefits for students, schools, and information providers. Universities can leverage their experience managing identities within InCommon to facilitate the deployment of such federations, but it has become clear that more than a simple extension of existing higher ed federation is needed. A joint task force of K12, higher education, and networking organizations has been working to articulate the needs for such federation and develop the tools that will facilitate them. This presentation by members of the joint task force will describe these efforts, focusing on a primer on K12 federation developed by the task force.

Looking ahead, presenters will also describe some initial responses to the task force's work from schools, initiatives to form state and regional education trust federations, and future plans to facilitate and provide tools for K12 federations.

For background and discussion at this session, see "Single Sign-On, Multiple Benefits -- A Primer on K-12 Federated Identity and Access Management" available at http://www.cosn.org/FederatedIdentity/

305A
  UMECOT: Post DVTS Collaboration  [Session Evaluation]

This session aims to present and discuss UMECOT (Universal Media Collaboration and Organization Tool), the next generation DVTS (Digital Video Transport System) platform. Goals of UMECOT are, 1) Creation of "Global Studio" streaming media and contents application, and management platform in the Internet, 2) Contents and Collaboration Management schduler, and 3) Creation of architecture independent infrastructure. We are releasing initial version of UMECOT for Mac-OS and Windows for use in Internet2. Discussion and practical engagement of UMECOT-DVTS, together with hands-on of previous DVTS, HDVTS will be held. Together with ddiscussion of practical events in Internet2 to test UMECOT. This session is also supported/collaborated with KEIO-NUS CUTE Center.

302A
  Measuring the Value of Your Regional Network Collaboration  [Session Evaluation]

Intuitively and anecdotally, many of us know the value of regional optical network collaborations. However, in today's climate of tight budgets and high accountability, it is critically important to be able to specifically measure and clearly express the value of your collaborative initiatives to your key stakeholders. The CIC Chief Information Officers asked their lead engineers on the OmniPoP (CIC's collaborative optical networking initiative based in Chicago) to develop a means for measuring the value OmniPoP delivers to its participating CIC universities. This session will discuss the OmniPoP process and tools developed and used to annually measure and report value as a potential model for other regional network collaborations.

302B
  Latest Optical Transport Technologies for the R&E Community  [Session Evaluation]

The access network, providing secure, scalable and reliable connectivity to CAI's is a critical element of today's network infrastructure. The access network must be able to transport enormous amounts of data driven by today's video, cloud computing and other bandwidth-intensive applications. Today's network managers must be able to address the question: how quickly can our access network respond to growing and changing demands? This session will compare alternatives for providing cost effective hi-cap network community anchor institution access connectivity to core optical broadband networks. The session will provide a recommended 'best fit' for CAI access alternatives, highlighting tradeoffs between optical Ethernet and DWDM access technologies and service architectures. 1. Session speakers will specifically address the following topics: a. Optical Ethernet b. 1 Gbps Ethernet c. 10 Gbps Ethernet d. L2 vs. L3 tradeoffs e. Hierarchical traffic management (class of service assignments) f. Differentiated service capabilities - Low latency forwarding - EPL, EVPL (MEF certified) - Link performance management & reporting (for service level agreements) - Y.1731 (delay, jitter, throughput, etc) - Remote Ethernet access circuit test & turn-up capability, RFC 2544 (opex savings) Optical DWDM access alternatives a. 10 Gbps b. 100 Gbps c. Coherent vs. non-Coherent tradeoffs d. How to close the 10-100 Gbps significant cost delta e. Integrated 10x1 Gbps Ethernet extension muxponder f. Encryption considerations _____________________________________ University and research campuses' networks are more complex than ever before. The growing need to move bandwidth-intensive services is driving the demand for increased capacity. Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (DWDM) is a traditional technology for scaling network capacity, but for many it's far from optimal. While fixed DWDM-based optical layers may be cheaper to install, they're becoming much more expensive to manage and maintain over the long run. To enable the network to scale, today's fixed optical layer requires expensive, user-intensive procedures and significant pre-planning. Instead of viewing the network as a group of independent elements, operators can now integrate a dynamic optical layer that combines two innovative elements for an evolutionary network. First, fourth-generation ROADM delivers several previously separate ROADM functions into a single integrated module-a critical step in creating a simple, cost-optimized network solution. Second, with full 'plug-and-play' capabilities, a highly integrated and compact DWDM line amplifier continuously monitors the line and dynamically adjusts power levels as required. Together, these technologies simplify the network provisioning process and deliver significant value at all stages of service delivery-from installation to operation-to yield a strong return on investment and guarantee service delivery for campuses now and in the future.

301B
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. NCREN Community Day 2011: NCREN Broadband for Healthcare  [Session Evaluation]

8:30-8:45 Welcome to NCREN Community Day 2011

      John Killebrew, Vice President, NCREN Community Support
      Gail Roper, CIO for the City of Raleigh, NC

8:45-9:45 NCREN Broadband for Healthcare

Healthcare is NCREN's newest constituent group with 56 working locations and 24 hospitals soon to be added. This session focuses on the value of quality, reliable, real broadband connectivity for North Carolina's health care institutions, from the customer's perspective, and will include the significant roles of the FCC and Internet2.

            Dave Kirby, Kirby Information Management Consulting, LLC (Moderator)
      Layton Long, Health Director, Davidson County Board of Health
      Mike Sullivan, Associate Director, Health Sciences, Internet2

Ballroom C
  Getting to a Full-spectrum Open Source Identity and Access Management Solution  [Session Evaluation]

A number of higher education organizations have begun working together on an OSIdM4HE Initiative (https://spaces.internet2.edu/display/OSIdM4HE/OSIdM4HE+Initiative ). The goal is to provide a coherent set of open-source Identity and Access Management (IAM) software packages. Areas of special attention include person registries, provisioning engines and access management packages. The effort recognizes that IDM requirements have evolved considerably in recent years (e.g. campuses are tracking new communities -- applicants, alumns, parents, etc; a requirement to track various information in order to support higher Levels of Assurance; a need for real-time integration; etc). In addition, modern IDM systems expect to leverage other campus middleware systems (eg Workflow, Message Buses, etc). Representatives of the OSIdM4HE effort will open this session with a description of the vision, plan and proposed timeline. Following that introduction, a number of campus representatives will offer lightning talks on their institution's implementation of some of these new services and components.

302C
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Refreshment Break

Ballroom B
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. General Session: Drivers of Innovation in a Globally Connected World  [Session Evaluation]

Drivers of Innovation in a Globally Connected World

Many of the innovations in the way we conduct our personal lives have come from university environments where high performance broadband networks were available, e.g., Google, Facebook. The Federal Government has recognized this value in the FCC's National Broadband Plan and in the broadband stimulus program.

A distinguished panel has been assembled to examine:
1) how expanded deployment of broadband capabilities can help drive innovation in education, business, and civic engagement
2) how access to globally interconnected researchers and research assets have changed the process and speed of innovation
3) how open source technologies and platforms have increased the process and speed of innovation
4) outside of broadband the key drivers of innovation

Ballroom C
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Program Break

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Lunch

Ballroom B
  Applications, Middleware and Services Advisory Council (AMSAC) Meeting (Council Members Only)

Applications, Middleware & Services Advisory Council (AMSAC) closed session.

Lunch will be available at 11:30am in 300 Level Foyer.

306A
  Research Advisory Council (RAC) Meeting

Research Advisory Council (RAC) open session.

Lunch will be available at 11:30am in 300 Level Foyer.

306B
  External Relations Advisory Council (ERAC) Meeting (Council Members Only)

This is a closed, council only meeting. The External Relations Advisory Council (ERAC) is responsible for advising the Board and management on matters of policy, standards, and strategies in the context of industry, government, and international relations. These include, but are not limited to, issues of technology transfer and engagement strategies between Internet2 and industry; the role of national-scale networks as a vital resource for the nation's economic, scientific, and cultural development; and maintenance of strong bilateral partnerships with international networking organizations and Internet2's leadership role in international collaborations. ERAC will also provide advice on membership growth and strategy.

Lunch will be available at 11:30am in 300 Level Foyer.

305B
  Architecture and Operations Advisory Council (AOAC) Meeting (Council Members Only)

This closed session is for members of the Architecture and Operations Advisory Council to convene face-to-face in conjunction with the Fall 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting. If you would like more information regarding this session, please contact Linda Roos at lroos@internet2.edu.

Lunch will be available at 11:30am in 300 Level Foyer.

306C
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Spring 2012 Program Committee (Committee Members Only)

The Program Committee will meet to begin the program planning process for the 2012 Spring Internet2 Member Meeting. If you are interested in attending or receiving more information about the Program Committee, please contact Marianne Smith (melser@internet2.edu).

Lunch will be available at 11:30am in 300 Level Foyer.

304
  eduroam BoF

A BoF for the community to discuss the implementation of eduroam for the US Higher Ed Community.

Lunch will be available at 11:45am in 200 Level Foyer.

202
  PKI BoF

The InCommon Certificate Service has rolled out client (e.g. personal) certificates, which could be a step toward two-factor authentication and signed email. In addition to discussing these issues, we will see if there is interest in establishing collaboration groups to pursue such uses. We will also discuss other PKI-related issues, as time permits.

402
  **CANCELLED** Presence and Integrated Communications (plus Mobility) Working Group

The PIC working group will expand into "Mobility" due to significant interest during the last member meeting. Topics should include protocols for mobility, implementations, and the intersection of mobility, presence, and integrated communications. We'll also cover our traditional topics of real-time communications, such as new applications of XMPP.
Participants in upcoming projects are needed. New members and curious guests are all invited.

Lunch will be available at 11:45am in the 200 Level Foyer.

201
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Update on Legal and Regulatory Issues Impacting the R&E Community  [Session Evaluation]

Update of legal issues since prior panel on legal topics in the spring. This panel of experts will address the wide range of federal policy and legal issues affecting the R&E community. The panel will address several Federal Communications Commission proceedings impacting the R&E community. The panel will also address issues relating to the legislation in Wisconsin earlier this year concerning Wiscnet and concerns that R&E networks may have relating to such issues that may arise in other states as well. The panel will explore how these legal matters relate to the U.S. UCAN project and the expansion of service to the broader spectrum of community anchor institutions under U.S. UCAN. It is the goal of this panel to increase awareness about this converging set of policy, legal and regulatory considerations and thereby enhance the community's ability to develop a cohesive response to these opportunities and challenges as they unfold.

302C
  Working with the "Other" Higher Education Institutions - Part 2  [Session Evaluation]

Picking up from the Spring MM, this session will continue to discuss ways to reach out to community colleges, technical colleges, tribal colleges, liberal arts colleges, small and mid-size baccalaureate colleges and other non-Ph.D. granting institutions to encourage connectivity to regional R&E Networks and working with RONS to create strategic partnerships to enhance technical education of staff, enable research partnerships and support teaching and learning. An invitation is extended to all to participate in an open discussion about using the Internet2 community as a resource. While it's an open agenda, we hope to talk about the following: 1) How can these institutions benefit from a connection to the R&E Networks and RONs? 2) Strategies for discussions with non-Ph.D. granting institutions? 3) Current Projects, Programs and Collaborations? Other topics and discussions are highly encouraged.

302A
  Improving the Shibboleth Identity Provider User Experience  [Session Evaluation]

Some authentication attempts are known to "fail badly" with poor error messaging by the target Service Provider. Google Apps for Education has been identified as one example, in which conditions that are definable in terms of the value of user attributes provide a poor failure experience. Instead, in the case where it is known that the user does not have access to Google Apps for Education, the IdP could abort the login process with a friendly error message or a redirection to an external website. Privacy protections under FERPA provide another motivation for a more flexible login experience. Attribute values in concert with service identities could trigger the introduction of an interstitial message regarding attribute release, but not block the users, if they are willing to proceed. Acceptable Use and Password Policy enforcement are other examples that would benefit from a flexible login experience. This presentation will explore an effort by the University of Wisconsin-Madison in partnership with Unicon to provide a flexible user experience in the Shibboleth Identity Provider 2.x, based on integration with Spring Web Flow. The ultimate goal being a configurable and extensible login experience based on user attributes and Service Provider metadata.

301B
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. Research & Education Networks: Service Above the Net  [Session Evaluation]

Our country’s regional networks are renowned for their robust and reliable network infrastructures that connect a diverse set of institutions within a geographic area. Utilizing their advanced network infrastructure, a growing number of these organizations are providing a suite of valuable, cost effective solutions “above the net” aimed to meet the increasingly complex application requirements of the community anchor institutions each serve. A panel of Quilt regional network members will share their implementation experience and summarize the benefits of offering innovative, value-added services such as mass storage, resource virtualization, and digital content repositories.

305A
  Strategic Models for State & Regional Broadband Development  [Session Evaluation]

The Commonwealth of Virginia and the Mid Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MBC) have developed a strategic partnership to advance the broadband needs of the Commonwealth. Building on the Commonwealth's research universities experience in advanced networking combined with MBC's status as a 501 C12 we are working to overcome political, technical, and organizational barriers to advance both research and economic development in Virginia.

301A
  An OpenFlow Enabled Optical Networking Paradigm for Future Internet Services  [Session Evaluation]

This presentation proposes an optical networking paradigm suitable for future Internet services enabled by OpenFlow. The OpenFlow technology supports the programmability of network functions and protocols by separating the data plane and the control plane, which are currently vertically integrated in routers and switches. OpenFlow facilitates fundamental changes in the behavior of networks and their associated protocols. This session introduces an OpenFlow optical network architecture enabled by optical flow, optical flow switching elements and programmable OpenFlow controllers. The proposed solution integrates OpenFlow and GMPLS enabling intelligent, user controlled and programmable optical network service provisioning with the capability to operate any user defined network protocol and scenario. Inter-working and integration of OpenFlow and GMPLS along with experimental setup and average flow setup time for different optical flows will be reported.

302B
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. NCREN Community Day 2011: Gigabit Community Panel  [Session Evaluation]

The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project, or Gig.U, is a group of almost 30 leading research universities from across the United States seeking to accelerate the deployment of ultra high-speed networks to leading U.S. universities and their surrounding communities. North Carolina leads the nation with four universities participating in this project. Information officers from each of these institutions provide stimulating and insightful perspectives on this project and efforts underway to facilitate development and roll out of Gig.U within their communities.

Ballroom C
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Program Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lessons Learned in a Centralized Approach to Digital Signage  [Session Evaluation]

In 2009, Wayne State University launched a university-wide digital signage project. Today, more than 40 displays are live on main campus and at extension centers, and the number continues to grow. The project was sponsored by the president's office with representation from a cross-section of schools, colleges and departments. Starting with a centralized approach brought many benefits. Standardization on displays and players, a central content management system, and central support for infrastructure provided cost and support efficiencies. Digital signage is more complex than we imagined. In this session we'll share the goals of the project, our technology choices, network considerations, facilities issues, division of responsibilities, successes and challenges.

301A
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. InCommon Policy Forum  [Session Evaluation]

The InCommon Policy Forum will include topics of importance developed by the InCommon Steering Committee, as well as those raised by attendees. Likely topics include: * Assurance Program (Silver) * Federating with NIH and NSF * User consent The InCommon Forum is conducted in an informal, working group atmosphere.

305A
  Securing IPv6 Without Breaking It  [Session Evaluation]

As networks make the move to IPv6, existing configurations for network security can't simply be copied over from the IPv4 world. Widely-used firewall and filter configurations will cause serious problems for IPv6, blocking Path MTU Discovery, preventing nameservers from answering queries, and breaking the end-to-end connection model. This presentation explains what needs to be done differently, demonstrates how overzealous filtering causes operational problems, and offers suggestions for finding and fixing them in real-world networks.

302A
  Leveraging Immersive Technologies: Creating innovative teaching and learning collaborative environments  [Session Evaluation]

With interoperability between telepresence offerings on the horizon, universities can now opt out of one-dimensional vendor boxed solutions in favor of custom integrations that leverage the design principles of telepresence (lifesize appearance, eye contact, and a simple user interface). Collaborative spaces that apply these telepresence principles can result in a wide variety of flexible integrations that better suit the needs of instructors and students. In this session, we will provide an overview of Indiana University’s immersive collaboration classroom experiment that leverages the concepts realized by pioneers Duke and Harvard and their work on telepresence classroom auditoria. With the Cisco Active Collaboration Room as a springboard, the IU classroom design focuses on freedom of movement, novel modes of teacher-student and student-student interaction, and repositioning of remote students within the space. Because traditional telepresence room design guidelines are too restrictive, we will honor the telepresence design principles but rethink display placement while incorporating automated camera positioning and switching systems to capture the participants as they move around the space. Café tables with multi-touch tabletop surfaces will promote breakouts both within the room and with remote participants. Audio clarity will be maintained through acoustic zoning and a combination of wired and wireless microphones.

301B
  Establishing a Successful BTOP Partnership in Rural Southeast Ohio  [Session Evaluation]

Ohio University has eight campus locations in southeast Ohio and is the cornerstone POP partner for a successful public-private BTOP rural broadband stimulus partnership. This partnership includes Horizon Telecom (prime BTOP contractor), OARNET (the Ohio higher network provider), and Ohio University and is part of the broader Ohio Middle Mile Consortium (OMMC). This session will focus on the challenges and solutions necessary to create this partnership including alignment of competing mission(s), co-location, competitive market conditions, and other issues that had to be overcome for success. It is anticipated that representatives from all three partners will participate in the session.

302B
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. NCREN Community Day 2011- Municipal Fiber: Expanding the Reach of Real Broadband  [Session Evaluation]

Many North Carolina municipalities are successfully, though not necessarily painlessly, building fiber networks to better serve their citizenry. Panelists will address business drivers, challenges, successes, costs, benefits and the impact of fiber ownership within their communities.

Ballroom C
  *CANCELLED* Government Partnerships and Internet2  [Session Evaluation]

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED

  Network Services Interface Standard....Progress and Futures  [Session Evaluation]

This session will present the OGF Network Services Interface Framework and the initial Connection Service protocol specification. A brief introduction and overview of NSI will be provided, the results of the NSI Interop Plugfest at the recent GLIF meeting in Rio de Janeiro, and a roadmap of future work and features for NSI.

302C
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Refreshment Break sponsored by Cisco

Ballroom B
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM InCommon Technical Forum  [Session Evaluation]

The InCommon Technical Forum will focus on the technical initiatives undertaken by the InCommon TAC (Technical Advisory Committee), as well as technical issues raised by forum participants. InCommon Forums are conducted in an informal, working-group-like atmosphere. Likely topics include: * metadata elements * user consent and attribute bundles * assurance program (a.k.a. Bronze and Silver * recommended practices

301B
  Unravelling the Pain of Collaboration: a look at common challenges and new solutions to the issue of trust, service, and support of collaborative organizations  [Session Evaluation]

As more and more collaborative and virtual organizations are created, many of the traditional issues of identity and access management morph in to new issues specific to the new organizations. Challenges around trust and assurance, software flexibility and licensing, and lack of budget for an IdM infrastructure are quite familiar, but how they present themselves in the world of VO require new ways of thinking about these challenges. In this session, SURFnet will identify the challenges that are encountered when attempting to set up virtual collaborations (mostly for scientific research) in a federated setting. They will explain the core problems - and demonstrate the solutions - when combining the static trust model of a federation with the flexibility needed for proper VO support. LIGO, a large research VO, will review the challenges they have faced in setting up a common collaboration space and discuss what has - and has not - worked for them. The COmanage project will describe their approach to the challenges of creating a flexible collaboration management platform and the issues common across a wide variety of virtual organizations.

302C
  Broadband Internet Performance: A View from the Gateway  [Session Evaluation]

We present the first study of network access link performance measured directly from home gateway devices. Policymakers, ISPs, and users are increasingly interested in studying the performance of Internet access links. Because of many confounding factors in a home network or on end hosts, however, thoroughly understanding access network performance requires deploying measurement infrastructure in users’ homes as gateway devices. In conjunction with the Federal Communication Commission’s study of broadband Internet access in the United States, we study the throughput and latency of network access links using longitudinal measurements. We study the performance users achieve and how various factors ranging from the user’s choice of modem to the ISP’s traffic shaping policies can affect performance. Our study yields many important findings about the characteristics of existing access networks. Our findings also provide insights into the ways that access network performance should be measured and presented to users, which can help inform ongoing broader efforts to benchmark the performance of access networks. We also propose that each ISP service plan carry a “nutrition label” that conveys more comprehensive information about network metrics along many dimensions, including various aspects of throughput, latency, loss rate, and jitter. We first justify why these metrics should form the basis of a network nutrition label. Then, we demonstrate that current plans that are superficially similar with respect to advertised download rates may have different performance according to the label metrics. We close with a discussion of the challenges involved in presenting a nutrition label to users in a way that is both accurate and easy to understand.

302A
  Powering Collaboration With Cloud-Hosted Data Movement  [Session Evaluation]

Collaboration starts with sharing, and you can’t share what you can’t move. Computational research today often requires transferring large amounts of data, and unfortunately this seemingly trivial operation can be one of the most difficult and frustrating aspects of a scientist’s work. This presentation introduces Globus Online, a cloud-hosted service for secure, reliable file transfer that doesn’t require construction of custom end-to-end systems. Globus Online makes large-scale data movement fast and easy, enabling scientists to go beyond what was previously possible in sharing information. According to one user, “We moved ~30,000 files totaling 22TB in a few days…. Without Globus Online it would have been impossible to move this large amount of data.” In this session we will explain how Globus Online can leverage campus data transfer nodes running GridFTP servers to accelerate wide area data transfers. We will include an overview of Globus Online usage and architecture, with a file transfer demonstration using various interfaces. We will discuss the Globus Connect feature for moving files to/from a local server or laptop. We will also present usage statistics and results, highlighting several important case studies, closing with a commentary on the future of research data management in the cloud.

302B
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. NEPTUNE Canada: Using technology to foster an inclusive approach to ocean science  [Session Evaluation]

The concept behind the NEPTUNE Canada Ocean Network developed from a growing recognition of the interactivity of earth, ocean and atmospheric processes. Creating an integrated understanding of the connectivity of earth and ocean dynamics requires an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary cooperation. Via instruments connected to the 800 km NEPTUNE Canada Ocean Network, we gather live ocean data and make them freely available through our website (http://www.neptunecanada.ca). This is a portal for scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and members of the general public to access and download data, to collaborate, and to discover the state of the art in ocean research. The NEPTUNE Canada data policy emphasizes free and open use, enabling accelerated utilization of data, which in turn hastens the pace of scientific discovery. Engaging a larger community creates a culture of collaboration at the local, regional and international scales. This inclusive approach allows interested parties to participate in ocean science in new ways which were not possible with traditional research methodologies. We utilize state of the art technology including crowd sourcing, online collaboration, video conferencing, and live at-sea video streaming to engage the greatest number of people possible in understanding, disseminating and furthering our knowledge of ocean dynamics.

305A
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. NCREN Community Day 2011: Student Voices  [Session Evaluation]

A remarkable student shares his experiences in planning and implementing real world information technology solutions. He will highlight the role of high speed networking as an investment in his educational endeavors.

Ballroom C
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM NCREN Community Day 2011: Reception

Attendance at this Reception is included in your NCREN Community Day and/or 2011 Fall Internet2 Member Meeting registration

7:00PM - Special Presentation in Auditorium (seating is limited)

Out on a Limb – Science Education Goes Local-but-Global at North Carolina's New Nature Research Center

Margaret (Meg) Lowman, PhD, Director, Nature Research Center, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Research Professor, North Carolina State University

North Carolina's new Nature Research Center has the potential to change science education, and inspire the emerging generation to seek careers in science. With its 'rock-star' staff of passionate scientists working on research that affects our daily lives, cutting-edge technologies for local and global connectivity to classrooms, and innovative new learning platforms, the NRC puts North Carolina at the forefront of STEM education. As a pioneering scientist herself, Director Meg Lowman spent a lifetime dangling from ropes in tropical trees to discover that half of the earth's biodiversity lives there. Now down from the treetops, Lowman will explain how scientific discovery, and especially role models, can inspire kids in STEM careers, which not only advances science literacy but also propels our economy.

Directions:
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

The museum is a brief walk from the Raleigh Convention Center.

  1. Head north on S Salisbury St toward W Cabarrus St
  2. Turn right onto W Edenton St
  3. Turn left, and the destination will be on the left
You can also get to the museum via the complimentary R-LINE Shuttle:
  1. Stop R13: Board the R--LINE in front of the Convention Center
  2. Stop R1: Exit the R-LINE (State Capitol stop)
  3. Head north to first light (Jones Street)
  4. Turn left at Jones Street
  5. Museum will be ahead your left

NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Thursday, 10/6   Location
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast

Ballroom B
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sponsor Display Hall

Ballroom A
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Laptop Bar sponsored by NEC

Ballroom Level Lobby
  Registration Desk Open

300 Level Lobby
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM K12 Joint Task Force on Identity & Access Management BoF

Members of the task force include CoSN, EDUCAUSE/StateNets, InCommon, and the Internet K20 and Middleware Initiatives. For background and discussion at this session, see "Single Sign-On, Multiple Benefits -- A Primer on K-12 Federated Identity and Access Management" available at http://www.cosn.org/FederatedIdentity/

306A
  Internet2 Video/Collaboration Forum: the Internet2 Commons

This is a meeting for those interested in video and real-time collaboration initiatives at Internet2, including videoconferencing, telepresence, and related topics. The Internet2 Commons offers these services to the research and education community. This forum provides a venue for Internet2 Commons members, non-members, and interested parties to discuss current and future offerings and issues.

306C
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. NCREN Community Day 2011: The NCREN Community Portal  [Session Evaluation]

Earlier this year, MCNC launched the NCREN Community Portal which delivers our customers unprecedented access to key network services management information as well as other important content. The Portal incorporates advanced data organization and presentation which provide a foundation for harvesting and aggregating key content. Secure information access provides our K20 community a platform to better visualize operational and network performance data of NCREN. This information-rich resource links NCREN customers to our centralized database service, tools, network performance graphs, and tickets for their respective institutions.

Ballroom C
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM Teaching and Learning Around the World  [Session Evaluation]

Linking K-20 classes around the world can change teaching and learning dynamics for students and teachers in very positive ways. I have worked with elementary and high school teachers and higher education faculty all of whom commented that connectivity supported by R&E Networks has made possible broadcast-quality on-demand linkages anywhere in the world. With a worldwide focus of providing pedagogy that infuses technology with teaching and learning and results in students becoming global citizens with 21st Century skill sets, Internet2 and R&E Networks worldwide are poised to enable true learning environments and support multinational teaching communities. This is intended to be an open discussion to explore the potential of expanding an already proven Internet2-only classroom exchange program to include more classes from other R&E connected countries and states. How do we deal with issues such as centralized registrations, partnering classrooms, dealing with time zones, sharing logistics and insuring program integrity? How does the program grow yet stay manageable, and what about governance? Or is letting the program continue in some sort of Ad-Hoc fashion the best way to go and grow? If you are interested in promoting and/or supporting K-20 global connectivity, please come and share your thoughts and ideas.

302B
  The One Meeting Concept - Bring together all the physical and virtual meeting spaces  [Session Evaluation]

Communication and collaboration solutions are vitally important to the Research and Education field. Legacy solutions are being significantly enhanced and new, innovative solutions, continue to emerge. While some unified solutions address multiple modes and some solutions do integrate well with others, there is a growing need for fully federated, integrated and interoperable solutions. This presentation will describe the existing problem and the concept as well as suggest a framework and steps for achieving the goal.

301A
  LHCONE Research Data Flows - L2 vs. L3  [Session Evaluation]

Using L3 to provide connectivity will allow LHC community more flexibility for serving LHC ATLAS data to other researchers. Sites having multiple paths to the LHCNet and LHCONE network are able to better balance and control traffic flows, using techniques such as Optimized Edge routing (OER) and Performance Routing (PfR). LHCONE is evolving in its architecture. The current the basis is a global L2 domain. We propose to augment the current LHCONE design with more L3 capabilities.

301B
  Federate to Collaborate: The Benefits of Federating Identities for Researchers  [Session Evaluation]

Nearly any collaborative research environment can find tremendous value in joining a federation. This session will explore the benefits of federating identities as they apply to on-line research in science and the humanities. Panelists will explain their research cyberinfrastructure environments and how they have used identity federation to build and expand. The panel includes Jim Basney (CILogon), Scott Koranda (LIGO), Stefan Lüders (CERN) and Keith Hazelton (Project Bamboo). Each panelist will discuss the reasons they have found to leverage identity federation and the benefits it has brought, directly and indirectly, to their researchers.

302C
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. Approaches that Work: Libraries that employ advanced network services and resources to engage communities  [Session Evaluation]

In this session a panel of library professionals will participate by videoconference to present an overview of their experiences incorporating broadband applications among the services offered in their libraries. Panelists will discuss proven and promising practices for expanding community engagement to help infuse meaningful next-generation technologies into the communities they serve. Cindi Hickey, Director of Library Development for the State Library of Kansas will discuss a pilot program launched in partnership with the Kan-ed network in Kansas to enhance meeting room services in libraries with HD videoconferencing equipment and activities. The program has expanded availability, accessibility, and collaboration capacities for community anchor institutions beyond the public library hosting the video services site. Don Means, Co-Founder and Principal with Digital Village, joined by Carol Levers, Director of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, will participate in this panel session by videoconference from Kansas City, Kansas, where leaders are working to prepare their respective community anchor institutions for the advanced capacities offered by the Google Fiber project. The panel will also offer insights and perspective on the K-20 Librarian and the potential of the Internet2 K-20 Initiative for working with the library community to develop deeper trans-institutional cooperation and working relationships among librarians and their peers across the field of community anchor institutions.

305A
  Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. NCREN Community Day 2011: Building Communities  [Session Evaluation]

From Manteo to Murphy, organizations and leaders are redefining the communities they serve. All are different from each other...and at the same time share common strengths such as visionary leadership and high performance broadband connectivity. In this session you will hear how various NCREN members have built their communities.

Ballroom C
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Refreshment Break

Ballroom B
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Click here for live netcast, and video on demand. General Session: Broadening the Scope of TV Weather Graphics with the Help of the Internet and a Little Data Manipulation  [Session Evaluation]

Television stations across the country acquire their weather data/graphics from one of four vendors. This data is public domain, and thus free. However, the data has to be packaged in such a way to insure that the software being used can read it, and more importantly display it! This results in significant monthly charges. About 2 years ago, a couple of us in the WRAL Weather Center discovered a myriad of datasets available through the internet, that in many cases were much higher resolution than the data we were paying for. Since that time, we have routinely downloaded these datasets to produce weather graphics that are not available through any of the vendors. I will share a bit about the process of acquiring and manipulating the data, as well as how we are using this process to adopt a new forecasting philosophy.

Ballroom C
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch

Ballroom B
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM DNSSEC BoF

Discussion topics will include challenges to deployment and recent developments in DNSSEC, including signing .edu.

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