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Spring Meeting 2017 Agenda

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March 22-24, 2017 

Wednesday, March 22 

9:30 am - noon

CASC Regulated Data Special Interest Group (RDSIG)

Introduction: Mike Warfe, Case Western Reserve University


2nd Floor, Edison EFG

9:30 – 10:30


2nd Floor, Edison EFG

11:00 – Noon

RDSIG Session

Frontiers for High Performance Computing in Cancer Research: Eric A. Stahlberg, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research


2nd Floor, Edison EFG


CASC Meeting Opens


Rajendra Bose, Columbia University, CASC Chair


2nd Floor, Edison EFG

1:00 – 2:00


2nd Floor, Edison EFG

2:00 – 4:00

Data Resiliency Solutions

DataLumos and ICPSR: Amy Pienta, University of Michigan

The DataRefuge Project: Laurie Allen, University of Pennsylvania


2nd Floor, Edison EFG

4:30 – 5:00

Report on Regional Organizations Workshop

David Swanson, University of Nebraska



2nd Floor, Edison EFG


Open Mic & Lightning Talks

Recent Developments on Globus Services: Vas Vasiliadis, University of Chicago

Scientific Computing Training at MARCC: Jaime Combariza, Johns Hopkins University

VM image Management: Curation and Discovery: Patrick Schmitz, University of California, Berkeley

Updates on the MI-OSiRIS project: Sharon Broude Geva, University of Michigan / Kenneth M. Merz Jr., Michigan State University

2nd Floor, Edison EFG

Thursday, March 23 – Workforce Day 

9:00 am – 10:00

CASC Response to NSF RFI: Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science and Engineering Research

Opening: William Miller, Science Advisor, Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, NSF


2nd Floor, Edison EFG

10:30 - Noon


2nd Floor, Edison EFG

1:00 – 1:45

Victor McCrary, Morgan State University, National Science Board Member


2nd Floor, Edison EFG

1:45 – 3:30

Reports from NSF-Funded Workshops on Workforce Development

Cyberpractitioner Workshop: Henry Neeman, University of Oklahoma

Training and Sustaining Research Computing System Professionals Workshop: Thomas Hauser, University of Colorado Boulder


2nd Floor, Edison EFG

4:00 - 4:30

Open Mic & Lightning Talks, con’t

Sponsorship opportunities for CASC members: Therese Miller, Indiana University

OSG Opportunistic Resource Sharing: David Swanson, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Role of CASC in supporting chemical and biological computing at the undergraduate level: Dhruv Chakravorty


2nd Floor, Edison EFG

4:45 – 8:45

Outing to Mount Vernon Estate

Bus Boarding at 4:45 - Westin Lobby

Tour at 5:30 - Mount Vernon


1st Floor, Lobby

Friday, March 24 

8:30 am – 9:30

Free Community Resources

Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC) and Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP): Jim Basney, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


2nd Floor, Edison EFG


Congressional Science Funding

Dahlia Sokolov, Research & Technology Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology


2nd Floor, Edison EFG

11:00 - Noon

CASC Business Meeting, Rajendra Bose, CASC Chair

  • Discussion on CaRC: Rajendra Bose, CASC Chair

  • Discussion on International MOUs: Rajendra Bose, CASC Chair

  • Membership: Neil Bright, CASC Secretary

  • Website launch: Neil Bright, CASC Secretary

  • Finances: Andrew Sherman, CASC Treasurer

  • Program Committee: Sharon Broude Geva, CASC Vice-Chair

  • “Beyond Hardware” Working Group wrap-up: Sharon Broude Geva, CASC Vice Chair

  • Regulated Data SIG: Mike Warfe

  • Washington Report: Lisa Arafune, CASC Director

  • CASC Fall 2017 Meeting Announcement

  • Open Forum


2nd Floor, Edison EFG





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Founded in 1989, the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) is an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with 86 member institutions representing many of the nation’s most forward thinking universities and computing centers.