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Agenda for the First Meeting of the U.S. – China Roundtable on Scientific Data Cooperation

20 October 2006

Organizing Meeting of the
Chinese National Committee for CODATA
International Cooperation Bureau
Chinese Academy of Sciences
and
U.S. National Committee for CODATA
Board on International Scientific Organizations
The National Academies, U.S.
 
China Resources (Huarun) Hotel
Beijing, China

Session One: Background to the Roundtable Initiative
 
9:00      Welcoming Remarks

             Huadong Guo (to be confirmed), Deputy Secretary-General of CAS, Director General of Bureau of International Co-operation;
             Michael Clegg, University of California at Irvine, and Foreign Secretary, U.S. National Academy of Sciences
 
9:20      Brief Overview of Chinese CODATA Activities
                  Zhihong Xu, China CODATA
 
9:35      Brief Overview of US CODATA Activities 
                 Roberta Balstad, Columbia University, Chair, US CODATA       

9:50      Background and Objectives of the Roundtable   
            - Instructions for Breakout Sessions  
                  Paul Uhlir, US CODATA
 
10:10    Coffee break
 
Session Two: Parallel Breakout Sessions
 
A. Cooperation on Data Policy
 
10:30    Introductory comments
 
              Co-Leader:
              Xian’en Zhang, Director General of department of basic research, Ministry of Science and Technology; member of China CODATA
              Roberta Balstad, Columbia University

              Rapporteurs:
              Paul Uhlir, US CODATA
              Chuang Liu, the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS
 
11:00    Discussion of breakout session questions
            - General discussion
 
B. Cooperation on Cyber-infrastructure Data Applications

10:30    Introductory comments

             Co-Leader:
             Gang Chen, the Instiute of High Energy Physics, CAS 
             Peter Arzberger, University of California at San Diego
 
11:00    Discussion of breakout session questions
            - General discussion

             Rapporteurs:
             Chenzhou Cui, the National Astronomical Oservations, CAS
             Raed Sharif, Syracuse University and US CODATA
 
C. Cooperation on Environmental and Geospatial Data

10:30    Introductory comments

             Co-Leader:
             Huadong Guo  Deputy Secretary-General of CAS, Director General of Bureau of International Co-operation, Session Co-Leader
             Mark Parsons, University of Colorado, University of Colorado, U.S.

             Rapporteurs:
             Tingjun Zhang, Center of International Research in Environmental Science, University of   Colorado
             Zhengxing Wang, the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS

11:00    Discussion of breakout session questions
            - General discussion
 
D. Cooperation on Health and Biomedical Data
 
10:30    Introductory comments

             Co-Leader:
             Depei Liu, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Session
             Michael Clegg, University of California at Irvine

11:00    Discussion of breakout session questions
            - General discussion

             Rapporteurs:
             Ling Yin, General Hospital of PLA
             Mary Jo Deering, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

12:30    Lunch
 
Session Two: Parallel Breakout Sessions (continued)

14:00    Sessions A, B, C, D
            Discussion of breakout session questions
             - General discussion

15:30    Tea break
 
Session Three: Plenary Summary of Parallel Session Results
 
16:00    Presentations of responses to breakout sessions questions
            - General discussion

Session Four: Observations on the Future of the Roundtable
 
17:00    Summary of next steps      
                 Roberta Balstad, US CODATA
                 Baoping Yan, China CODATA

17:30    End of meeting
 
18:00    Reception