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IEEE Cluster 13 conference seeks submissions for campus bridging workshop

IU's Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI) issued a call for participation in the campus bridging workshop at the IEEE Cluster 2013 conference.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI) has issued a call for participation in the “Campus Bridging Community” workshop at the IEEE Cluster 2013 conference. PTI will host the conference, which takes place September 23-27 at the Hilton Indianapolis. The full-day workshop is slated for September 27.

Campus bridging enables virtual proximity — that is, it connects a scientist’s personal computing systems with the computing systems of other scientists at the regional, national, and international levels. By doing so, campus bridging promotes better and easier use of the nation’s collective cyberinfrastructure resources.

“At its heart, campus bridging is a mindset. It creates seamless virtual proximity, so scientists can work from their laptop and have it feel as if all these cyberinfrastructure resources are a peripheral to that laptop,” said Craig Stewart, Cluster 13 general chair and PTI executive director. “This workshop will foster discussion among people who have experience with campus bridging efforts. From that, we will create a report summarizing the state of the art and identifying emerging challenges and needs.”

Conference organizers are soliciting position papers, no longer than five pages, that address one of two topics:

1. Experiences, good or bad, with implementing campus bridging initiatives: The campus bridging community is interested in discovering what works and learning which pitfalls to avoid.

2. Needs and requirements to improve campus bridging efforts: These can include data movement, job submission, collaboration and research workflow management technologies that enable researchers to easily move their analyses and data to larger resources.

The position paper submission deadline is September 9, 2013. Visit the EasyChair site to participate:

Papers will become part of the workshop report, to be published as an e-book and a print-on-demand book.

For more on the conference – including the schedule of speakers, tutorials, workshops, and other events, visit: