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 3rd China- U.S. Roundtable on Scientific Data Cooperation

Qingdao Fuxin Hotel, Qingdao, China
23 - 24 March 2009
 
AGENDA
 
Day 1: 23 March 2009
 
Plenary Session One: Opening Session
Time: 08:30 -10:05
Location: Conference Hall on the first floor of Conference Center
 
Co-Chairs
  • Guo Huadong, National Delegate, Chinese National Committee for CODATA
  • Roberta Balstad,Vice-Chair, Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) and U.S. National Committee for CODATA, US National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
08:30-08:50    Welcoming remarks
  • Ding Zhongli, Vice President, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), President, Chinese National Committee for CODATA
  • Wang Xiulin, Deputy Mayor, Qingdao Municipal Government  
08:50-10:05    Keynote Presentations
10:05-10:30    Group photo and Coffee break
Location: At the gate of Conference Hall
 
Plenary Session Two: Data Policy Cooperation Session
Time:10:30-12:00
Location: Conference Hall on the first floor of Conference Center
 
Co-Chairs:
  • Guo Huadong, Director, Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, CAS, Executive Committee Member of CODATA, National Delegate of Chinese National Committee for CODATA
  • Paul Uhlir, Director, BRDI, NAS
10 :30-11 :30 Presentations
11:30-12:00    Roundtable Discussion
 
Parallel Breakout Sessions A and B

Breakout Session A: Health and Biomedical Data Cooperation
Time: 13:15-17:30
(continuous agenda starts at 13:15 on Day 1 and concludes at 15:45 on Day 2)
Location: Conference Room 225 on the 2nd floor of Conference Center
 
Co-chairs:  
  • Belinda Seto
  • Liu Depei
Executives: Yin Ling, James Luo
Rapporteurs: Lucie Yang, Niu Jiayue
 
13:15-13:25  Chinese Official’s Salutatory
Xu Wansheng, State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the People’s Republic of China
 
13:25-15:30    Gene Database and Disease Proteome Database
1)      Chinese representative
2)      US representative
 
15:30-15:50  Tea Break
 
15:50-17:30    Gene Database and Disease Proteome Database Discussion
 
Breakout Session B: Advanced Cyber-infrastructure Data Application Cooperation
Time: 13:15-17:30
Location: Conference Room 219 on the 2nd floor of Conference Center
 
Co-Chairs:
  • Huang Xiangyang, Director, Computer Network Information Center (CNIC), CAS; Vice President, Chinese National Committee for CODATA
  • Harlan Onsrud, National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, University of Maine  
Rapporteurs:
  • Wang Shaowen, Chair Professor, CNIC, CAS, Senior Research Scientist of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
  • Subhash Kuvelker, Senior Program Officer, BRDI and U.S. CODATA, NAS
13:15-15:30    Invited Speeches
Invited US Speakers:
Invited Chinese Speakers: 
15:30-15:50  Tea Break
 
15:50-17:20    Roundtable Discussion
 
17:20-17:30    Concluding Remarks by Breakout Session Co-Chairs

Banquet for all delegates
Time: 18:30-21:00
Location: Haixin multi-purpose hall on the 3rd floor of Fuxin Hotel
 
 

 
Day 2: 24 March 2009

Breakout Session A: Health and Biomedical Data Cooperation[continued]
Time: 08:30 -12:00; 13:15- 15:45
(continuous agenda starts at 13:15 on Day 1 and concludes at 15:45 on Day 2)
Location: Conference Room 225 on the 2nd floor of Conference Center
 
08:30-10:20    U.S.-China Bilateral Cancer Biomedical Imaging and Pathology Database (BIPD) Network cooperation
  • Chinese representative
  • US representative
  • Discussion
 
10:20-10:40    Coffee Break
 
10:40-12:00    U.S.-China bilateral neuroinformatics cooperation
12:00-13:15    Lunch

13
:15-15:45    Action Plan
  • Data standard and criteria and resources construction)
  • Database
  • Technology platform construction and services
  • Announce Cooperative Agreement
 
Breakout Session C: Environmental and Geospatial Data Cooperation
Time: 08:30 -12:00; 13:15- 15:45
Location: Conference Room 219 on the 2nd floor of Conference Center
(Attended also by the Advanced Cyber-infrastructure Data Application participants)
 
Co-Chairs:
  • Guo Huadong, Director, Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, CAS, Executive Committee Member of CODATA, National Delegate of Chinese National Committee for CODATA
  • Paul Richards, Mellon Professor of the Natural Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Rapporteurs:
  • Li Guoqing, Professor, Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, CAS
  • Paul Francis Uhlir, Director, Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI), NAS 
Breakout topics include report and discussion on the status of ongoing data cooperation projects and presentations of new topics and proposals on data cooperation
 
C1) Remote sensing data and geospatial data
Participants:
  • E. Lynn Usery, Research Physical Scientist, Research Geographer and Director, Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Harlan Onsrud, National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, University of Maine
  • Liu Jianbo, Deputy Director, Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, CAS - Remote sensing satellite data in China
  • Liu Chuang, Professor, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS and Director of World Resources Research, College of Natural Resources Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University - Data Mining and Analysis System for MDG Assessment - A Case Study in Great Mekong Subregion

Roundtable Discussion – All participants

10:20 -10:40   Coffee Break

C2) Seismological data
Participants:
  • Paul Richards, Columbia University
  • Raymond Willemann, IRIS - A proposal on US-China seismological data exchange and cooperation
  • Qu Guosheng, National Earthquake Response Support Center (NERSS) - Presentation on Wenchuan Earthquake data

Roundtable Discussion – All participants

C3) Snow and ice data

Participants:
  • Tingjun Zhang, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado - Impacts of Climatic and Cryospheric Changes on Ecosystems and the Hydrologic Cycle in the Western China
  • Zhang Yaonan (CAREERI, CAS) - The Data Platform of National Special Environment and Disaster Field Observation Stations

Roundtable Discussion – All participants

12:00 -13:15   Lunch

C4) Atmospheric and Oceanographic data
Participants:
  • Zaihua Ji, NCAR representative - Promoting active data sharing between China and the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Frank Williams, Director, ARSC
  • Virginia Bedford, Associate Director, ARSC
  • Chen Ge, Ocean University of China - An Overview of Marine Data Management in China
Roundtable Discussion – All participants
 

15:45 -16:00   Tea Break
 
16:00-17:00   Closing Plenary Session
Location: Conference Hall on the first floor of Conference Center
  • 16:00-16:30      Reports on the breakout sessions by breakout session rapporteurs
  • 16:30-17:00     Concluding remarks by the Roundtable Meeting co-chairs