Advancing Research Computing on Campuses:
Best Practices Workshop

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Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, March 22

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast/Registration
8:30 a.m.
Morning Tutorial Sessions

Track 1: Facilitation: Best Practices on the Front-lines with Researchers
This workshop will discuss what it means to be a facilitator; best methods for outreach, engaging, and assisting researchers; and practices for effective education and training. It is intended for individuals considering facilitation as a career, those new at facilitation, and experienced professionals.
Track 2: Cyberinfrastructure from Scratch
This workshop will discuss the need, methods and best practices for developing an advanced cyberinfrastructure framework to support data and compute intensive research at academic institutions. This session is intended for CIOs, CTOs and research administrators. Speakers will include directors of research computing and cyberinfrastructure centers.
10:00 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m.
Morning Tutorial Sessions (continued)
Noon
Lunch
1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Tutorial Sessions

Track 1: High Throughput Computing: Value Added for Campus Research
This workshop will describe pathways for supporting high throughput computing (HTC) capabilities on campuses, including strategies for engaging and facilitating researchers for transformative outcomes. It is intended for any attendee of ARCC 2016. Speakers will include representatives from the HTCondor project and the Open Science Grid, as well as ACI-REFs from UW-Madison's Center for High Throughput Computing.
Track 2: A New Career Path: The Cyberinfrastructure Professional
This workshop will explore the need to define and develop a new career path for cyberinfrastructure professional staff at academic institutions. This session is intended for CIOs, CTOs, research administrators and those interested in learning more about this emerging career opportunity. Speakers will include CIOs and Directors of Research Computing/Cyberinfrastructure.
3:00 p.m.
Break
3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Tutorial Sessions (continued)
5:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tutorial Sessions conclude
6:00 p.m.
Informal Evening Reception

Wednesday, March 23

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast/Registration
8:30 a.m.
Welcome
8:45 a.m.
Opening
9:15 a.m.
Goals & Objectives
9:30 a.m.
Lightning Talks
10:30 a.m.
Break
11:00 a.m.
Keynote
Rajiv Ramnath, NSF
Noon
Lunch
1:30 p.m.
Researcher Successes
3:00 p.m.
Break
3:30 p.m.
Community Resources
presentations on efforts/organizations that can be leveraged by campus providers
5:45 p.m.
Networking time

Thursday, March 24

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly—Challenges of Managing Condo-Style Resources
10:00 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Sharing Resources Across Institutions Without Giving Everything Away
11:15 a.m.
Business Models/Policy Panel
focus on selling of nodes, external users, access, return on investment
12:15 p.m.
Lunch
1:30 p.m.
Platinum Sponsors Panel
2:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
3:00 p.m.