18-20 March 2013
JBEI (Joint BioEnergy Institute) facility
US/Eastern timezone
2013 DOE/NGNS PIs Meeting
University of California, Berkeley
March 18 - 20, 2013


This PIs meeting is organized by the Next-Generation Networks for Science (NGNS) program in the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) in the Office of Science at US Department of Energy (DOE). The purspose of the meeting is to bring together researchers funded by the NGNS program to discuss and share the research accomplishments of their funded effort. 

DOE/ASCR Next-Generation Networks for Science Program
The next-generation network for science research program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research Office conducts research activities to support distributed high-end science in the Office of science. It focuses on end-to-end of high-performance, high-capacity, scientific collaboration systems necessary to provide secure access to distributed science facilities, high-performance computing recourses, and large-scale scientific facilities. The program's portfolio consists of two main elements:
  • High-Performance Networks - Research and development of advanced technologies which include technologies for rapid provisioning of hybrid packet/circuit-switched networks, ultra high-speed transport protocols, high-speed data distribution tools and services, secure and scalable technologies for bandwidth and circuits reservation and scheduling, secure and scalable tools and services for monitoring and managing of federated networks.
  • Scientific Collaboration - research and development to support distributed high-end science applications and related distributed scientific research activities. These include advanced middleware to enable large-scale scientific collaborations; Secure and scalable software stacks to manage and distribute massive science data, software and services to seamlessly integrated science workflows to experiments and network infrastructures; cyber security systems and services to enable large-scale national and international scientific collaborations.
The program addresses these technical challenges with a combination of short-term horizon and long-term horizon research and development activities. The short-term horizon activities focus primarily applied research which includes the use of network testbeds to extend, deploy, and test advanced network concepts that have been validated with basic research but not commercially available. These activities are generally accompanied by the development of transition strategies to move the resulting technology into production science networks. The focus of the long-term horizon activities is on basic research that addresses the fundamental issues of ultra high-capacity networks and large-scale distributed scientific collaboration.


Registration Fee: $65 
(DOE policies regarding food service at meetings)

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JBEI (Joint BioEnergy Institute) facility
Emeryville, CA
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