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U.S.-China Roundtable on Scientific Data Cooperation
 
Organized by
U.S. National Committee for CODATA
Board on International Scientific Organizations
National Academy of Sciences (NAS), U.S.
and
Chinese National Committee for CODATA
International Cooperation Bureau
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
 
Lecture Room
National Academy of Sciences
2100 C Street NW
Washington D.C., USA
 
2 November 2007
 
Agenda
 
 
Session One: Background to the Roundtable Initiative and Keynotes
 
8:00     Breakfast buffet and registration
 
8:45     Welcoming Remarks
              - Dr. Roberta Balstad, Columbia University, Chair of US Committee for CODATA, and Roundtable Co-Chair
              - Dr. Ralph Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences
              - Prof. Huadong GUO, Deputy Secretary General, Chinese Academy of Sciences, leader of the Chinese Delegation, and Roundtable Co-Chair
            - Introduction of Roundtable participants                                                                      
 
9:15     Overview of Results from 2006 Roundtable Meeting and Goals for this Meeting
              Roberta Balstad, Columbia University Chair, US CODATA     
 
Keynote presentations on the potential benefits of scientific data cooperation
 
9:30     Data cooperation for better health        
              - Dr. Donald Lindberg, Director, National Library of Medicine                     
              - Prof. Depei Liu, President, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Prof. Jie Chen, Vice President, Beijing Union Hospital
 
10:00   Data sharing for solving global environmental problems 
              - Dr. Greg Withee, Senior Advisor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Group on Earth Observations
              - Prof. Huadong Guo, Deputy Secretary General, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and
                  Director, Center for Earth Observations and Digital Earth (CEODE), CAS
 
10:30   General discussion
 
10:45   Tea and coffee break
 
11:15   Data policies for effective international data sharing
              - Dr. Roberta Balstad, Senior Scientist, Columbia University
              - Prof. Chuang Liu, Leading Professor, Institute of Geography and Natural Resources, CAS
 
11:45   Advanced cyberinfrastructure for cooperative data applications
              - Dr. Heather Boyles, Director, International Relations, Internet2, US
              - Prof. Jiarui Wu, Vice President, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences
 
12:15   General discussion
 
12:45   Lunch
 
 
Session Two: Parallel Breakout Sessions
 
A. Cooperation on Advances Cyberinfrastructure Data Applications
 
Co-Chairs:      
Prof. Hal Abelson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
Prof. Yun Xiao, Computer Network Information Center, CAS, China
 
Rapporteurs:    
Dr. Roberta Balstad, Columbia University, US
Dr. Runqiang Wang, Computer Network Information Center, CAS, China
 
14:00   Introductory comments by Session co-Chairs
 
14:10   Presentation of background papers and proposals
 
14:40   Discussion of papers, breakout session questions, and proposals
             - General discussion
 
B. Cooperation on Environmental and Geospatial Data
Co-Chairs:
Dr. Raymond Willemann, IRIS, US
Prof. Huadong Guo, CEODE, CAS, China
 
Rapporteurs: 
Mr. Raed Sharif, National Academies, US
Prof. Chuang Liu, Institute of Geography and Natural Resources, CAS China               
 
14:00   Introductory comments by Session co-Chairs
 
14:10   Presentation of background papers and proposals
 
14:40   Discussion of breakout session questions, results from November 1 Workshop, and proposals
 
C. Cooperation on Health and Biomedical Data
 
Co-Chairs:
Dr. Belinda Seto, National Institutes of Health, US
Prof. Jiarui Wu, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, China
 
Rapporteurs:
Paul Uhlir, J.D., National Academies, US
Dr. Ling Yin, PLA General Hospital, China
 
14:00   Introductory comments by Session co-Chairs
 
14:10   Discussion of breakout session questions, results from November 1 Workshop, and proposals
 
15:45   Afternoon tea
 
 
Session Three: Discussion of Future Plans of the Roundtable
 
16:15   Plenary discussion by participants
 
17:00   Summary of next steps
              Roberta Balstad, US CODATA and Huadong Guo, China CODATA
 
17:15   End of meeting
 
18:00   Dinner for Chinese Delegation at the Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th Street NW