Internet2 is planning to transform traditional Joint Techs meetings in the years to come, beginning in January, 2013. We envision holding an annual World Technical Congress, convening thought leaders from around the globe to address critical advanced networking issues and develop community consensus around important new networking initiatives. We will be experimenting with new formats at the two traditional Joint Techs meetings in 2012.
With that in mind, at the Winter 2012 Internet2 / ESCC Joint Techs, all of Tuesday (January 24) is devoted to the primary focus area for the meeting, Enhancing Infrastructure Support for Data Intensive Science. The agenda for that portion of the meeting includes invited speakers and moderated panel discussions on such topics as the need for well-architected network and consistent networking support for science. An outcome from this discussion is a white paper on Best Practices to Support Data Intensive Science on campuses.
The remainder of the meeting will focus, primarily, on Software-Defined Networking and Emerging Technologies (with special empasis on cloud computing). As always, this meeting offers opportunites for face-to-face discussions as well as several in-depth tutorials, side meetings, two co-located meetings (GLIF and NetGurus) and one hands-on workshop. This year’s offerings include a full-day NSF-sponsored tutorial on OpenFlow, a full-day collaborative tutorial on Achieving the Science DMZ, and a 1/2-day hands-on tutorial on practical aspects of colo/telco facility installations sponsored by the GRNOC.
Proposals for plenary talks, working-group and birds-of-a-feather sessions, industry updates, tutorials, and side meetings are open. The submission deadline is December 8, 2011. The agenda for this summer’s meeting filled very quickly, so get your submissions in soon! Full abstracts are required for submission consideration.
Registration for Joint Techs, ESCC, workshops and tutorials is now available — note that rates increase after December 21! Keep checking the ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs website for updates.