[The Call for Proposals is now closed]
Spring 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting Call for Proposals
Spring 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting
Crystal Gateway Marriott
April 22-25, 2012
The Internet2 Member Meeting Program Committee is now accepting proposals for sessions at the Spring 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting in Arlington, VA. You are encouraged to circulate this Call to others in your organization, and elsewhere within the Internet2 member community.
Deadline: February 10, 2012
The theme for the Spring 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting is: The Internet2 Community: Building the Next Innovation Platform Together
The meeting program will focus on how the Internet2 Community is reclaiming the leadership of ground-breaking innovations, brought about through the implementation of a 100G network, revolutionary new network technologies and opportunities for services that leverage this innovation platform. Examples and explanations of these pioneering efforts are encouraged across the following four “Areas of Interest”:
Advanced Network Services and Leadership –Leading edge network technologies and services that support education, research and scientific use of the network. This includes network infrastructure developments, Software Defined Networks (SDN) examples and applications, Network Development and Deployment Initiative (NDDI)examples and innovative network diagnostic tools.
Global Network Reach – Important advances, technologies and programs that extend and broaden networking capabilities with Internet2’s International Partner organizations in support of global science and research. Example projects 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 (services above the network) – Cutting edge initiatives and projects related to “above the network” services. The Internet2 NET+ Services portfolio, which works with Internet2 members to provide new services that will leverage the Internet2 network and reduce campus technology costs by providing aggregated services and contractual support, and greater efficiencies. Internet2 NET+ Services aim at integrating each layer of the network model to create a cohesive, scalable, and secure system from the ground up, including the collaborative set of platform technologies that support big data, cyberinfrastructure and research and education. Specific topics to be covered may include (but are not limited to) middleware, cloud services 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. Examples of these types of applications include the VA’s diagnostic and consultation Health Network, the Low latency low audio/video application www.internet2.edu/arts/LOLA.html, the National Virtual Observatory www.us-vo.org, several exciting projects in the K20 space, k20.internet2.edu/projects and more.
NOTE: Spring 2012 proposals will be evaluated on the extent to which the proposal:
- Addresses one or more of the current Internet2 seven strategic priorities:
- 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
- And very much encouraged this year, we are interested in proposals that promote and present efforts and initiatives that cross member constituent groups (e.g. Industry, University CIOs, Regional connector organizations, international partners).
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 for the afternoons of Monday through Wednesday, April 23 – 25. More information on the meeting schedule will be available on the Internet2 website.
Proposals are submitted at: events.internet2.edu/2012/spring-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 contact name and email address.
Submission deadline: February 10, 2012
Notification by: March 2, 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