Fall 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting Call for Proposals [CLOSED]
Fall 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
September 30–October 4, 2012
The Call for Proposals for sessions at the Fall 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting in Philadelphia, PA is now CLOSED.
The theme for the Fall 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting will build upon concepts that were introduced at the spring meeting: “Community. Innovation. Transformation.” The meeting program will focus on all three aspects of this triad that is further defined as follows:
- Community: Understanding and embracing our community’s ability to innovate and transform research, education and economies
- Innovation: A deeply programmable, bandwidth-abundant innovation platform creating an environment for next-generation service delivery
- Transformation: Community developed services and applications that transform global research and education
While the four Areas of Interest will remain the same as the spring meeting, the content of the sessions will be expanded to include examples of what we are learning as we move along the innovation platform continuum and demonstrations of the progress we are making in transforming service models.
In addition to the focus on Community, Innovation, and Transformation, proposal submissions will be required to include how the topic, best practice or session content addresses one (or more) of the seven Internet2 strategies:
- Advanced network and network services leadership
- NET+ Services (services "above the network")
- U.S. UCAN
- National/Regional collaboration
- Global reach and leadership
- Research community development and engagement
- Industry partnership development and engagement
The four Areas of Interest are defined as follows:
Advanced Network Services and Leadership –Presentations about progress being made in the development of leading edge network technologies that support education, research and scientific use of the network. This includes network infrastructure developments, Software Defined Networks (SDN) examples and applications, the Innovation Platform Pilot Program, Advanced Layer2 Services examples and innovative network diagnostic tools.
Global Network Reach – Presentations should focus on advances, technologies, and programs that extend and broaden networking capabilities with Internet2’s International Partner organizations in support of global research and education. Example projects and programs might include: data-intensive and transformative applications and uses of global end-to-end capabilities (for example the LOLA project: http://www.internet2.edu/arts/LOLA.html), Emerging NRENs, Overseas Campuses, efforts to broaden adoption of international standards, global research projects, e.g. LHC, LIGO, ELVBI and best and future practices.
Internet2 NET+ Services– Presentations should focus on projects and initiatives related to Internet2’s NET + Services (i.e. services above the network) including technology, implementation, and management.
Specific topics to be covered may include (but are not limited to) middleware, InCommon, cloud services and programs and video technologies."
Emerging Collaborations and Applications – Revolutionary and disruptive initiatives, projects and advanced network applications that support science, research and education. Suggested topics might include: compelling applications and initiatives in big science, health sciences, cultural collaborations and teaching and learning. US UCAN initiatives and programs will be highlighted.
Additional Criteria for Evaluation of Proposals
Proposals will be considered on the basis of the following criteria:
- Demonstration of the value of Internet2 (the community and networks)
- Extent to which a project or initiative is leading edge and innovative;
- Engagement of the Internet2 community;
- Degree of interaction and information sharing among different constituent groups
- Extent to which a project or initiative will provoke discussion and interaction;
- Focus on new technological breakthroughs, developing and evolving applications;
- Degree to which session itself utilizes and/or demonstrates advanced and innovative technologies;
- Vendor agnostic presentations (for Industry Members). PLEASE NOTE - Proposals from commercial equipment or service providers that are limited to a single Industry Member may be merged with other Industry Members to form multi-vendor panels, or may be requested to include University co-presenters to provide a wider perspective on topics
The Program Committee will select proposals to fill session time slots. Please note that for this meeting, there will be fewer sessions slots than in the past and thus, the program committee will be more selective than in years past. Sessions are either 60 or 75 minutes in length, depending on the number of speakers and the amount of session content. If you have a short talk (10-15 minutes), please submit it with a note indicating that if selected, it should be part of a larger session rather than standing on its own.
Sessions will be scheduled from Monday afternoon, October 1 through Thursday morning, October 4. More information on the meeting schedule will be available on the Internet2 website.
Proposals are submitted at: events.internet2.edu/2012/fall-mm/proposal.cfm
Required information on the submission form includes:
- A title;
- A session abstract of no more than 200 words;
- At least one speaker name;
- Area of interest assignment;
- Session format (e.g. presentation and discussion; panel presentation)
- Audience information (who you’re targeting and what level of understanding they should have coming into the session);
- Permission to netcast your session if it’s selected for the program and for netcasting;
- A primary contact name and email address.
Submission deadline: June 25, 2012
Notification by: July 13, 2012
Contact for Additional Information
Don McLaughlin– Program Committee Chair
Coordinator, Research Networks, West Virginia University
Marianne Smith - Program Committee Staff Support
Director, Member Relations and Communications