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The Future of Scientific Knowledge Discovery in Open Networked Environments:
A National Symposium and Workshop
Washington, DC, March 10-11, 2011

Board on Research Data and Information
in collaboration with

Computer Science and Telecommunications Board
National Academy of Sciences

Statement of Task ] [ Meeting Agenda ] [ Steering Committee Members ]

DRAFT AGENDA

DAY 1 - March 10
 
Venable, LLP, 8 West Conference Center
Capitol Room
575 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC
 
I. Opening Session
Session Chair: John King, University of Michigan
 
8:30
I.a Chair’s Welcoming Remarks
John King, University of Michigan
 
8:40
I.b Opening Remarks by the Project Sponsors
Sylvia Spengler and Alan Blatecky, National Science Foundation
 
9:00
Tony Hey, Microsoft Research
 
II. Experiences with Developing Open Scientific Knowledge Discovery Environments and Using Them—Case Studies and Lessons Learned
Session Chair: Sara Graves, University of Alabama at Huntsville
 
9:30
II.a Experiences with developing open scientific knowledge discovery in research and applications
 
Case studies:
      Alberto Conti, Space Telescope Sci. Institute
 
-       Integrative genomic analysis: Sage Bionetworks, Seattle, WA (sagebase.org)
      Stephen Friend, Sage Bionetworks
 
      Kelvin Droegemeier, University of Oklahoma
 
10:30
Break
 
10:50
II.b Implications of the three scientific knowledge discovery case studies—the user perspective
 
      Alyssa Goodman, Harvard University
 
      Joel Dudley, Stanford University
 
      Mohan Ramamurthy, Unidata, UCAR
 
11:50
II.c Benefits and drawbacks of the three case studies--Panel Discussion of open scientific knowledge discovery system developers and users
Panelists: same 6 speakers as in II.a and II.b, plus session chair
 
12:30
Lunch in Venable cafeteria, 8th floor
  
III. How Might Open Online Knowledge Discovery Advance the Progress of Science?
 
13:30
III.a Technological factors
Session Chair: Hal Abelson, MIT
 
Two speakers and panel discussion (speakers and session chair)
 
     Deborah Crawford, Drexel University
 
14:30
III.b Socio-cultural, institutional, and organizational factors
Session Chair: Michael Lesk, Rutgers University
 
Two speakers and panel discussion (speakers and session chair)
 
-       Socio-cultural dimensions
      Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information
 
      Paul Edwards, University of Michigan
 
15:30
Break
 
15:50
III.c  Policy and legal factors
Session Chair: Michael Carroll, Washington College of Law
 
Two speakers and panel discussion (speakers and session chair)
 
-       Legal considerations
      Michael Madison, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
 
-       Policy issues
      Gregory Jackson, EDUCAUSE
 
16:50
III.d How can we tell? What needs to be known and studied to improve potential for success?
Session Chair: Fran Berman, RPI
 
Two speakers and panel discussion (speakers and session chair)
 
      Walter Warnick, Office of S&T Information, Department of Energy
 
      Victoria Stodden, Columbia University Statistics Department
  
17:50
Concluding Remarks
John King, University of Michigan
 
17:55
Adjourn
 
18:15
Closed Session
Reception and working dinner for committee and speakers
Poste Moderne Brasserie, Hotel Monaco, 700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC
 
 
 
 
DAY 2 - March 11
 
National Academy of Sciences Keck Center
Room 100
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC
 
I. Recap of Symposium Results and Discussion of Additional Issues
Session Chair: Bonnie Carroll, Information International Associates
Rapporteurs: Puneet Kishor, University of Wisconsin, and Alberto Pepe, Harvard
 
8:45
- Discussion to validate results from the symposium and identify issues that were missed
 
9:45
- Discussion to validate results from the symposium and identify issues that were missed
 
10:45
Coffee Break
 
11:00
- Discussion to validate results from the symposium and identify issues that were missed
 
12:00
Lunch in the Keck cafeteria
 
13:00
II. Range of Options for Further Research
Session Chair: John King, University of Michigan
 
Based on the results obtained in response to the preceding discussions, define a range of options that can be used by the sponsors of the project, as well as other similar organizations, to obtain and promote a better understanding of the computer-mediated scientific knowledge discovery processes and mechanisms for openly available data and information online across the scientific domains. The objective of defining these options is to improve the activities of the sponsors (and other similar organizations) and the activities of researchers that they fund externally in this emerging research area.
 
- Discussion
 
15:30
End of Meeting
 

We are grateful to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for support of this project under NSF grant number 1042078.