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URSSI First Workshop Agenda

On Tuesday and Wednesday the workshop will be held at the Chevron room, and Thursday will be in the Sproul and Golub (Home) rooms, both located in the Berkeley International house. Address is 2299 Piedmont Ave Berkeley, CA 94720. The entrance to the workshop is just on the left side of the main I house entrance and there will be signs directing you to the room.

Meals are all "on your own". We hope people will self-assemble into small groups for lunches and dinners, and continue discussions over meals.

April 10th

Time Activity
8:30 Welcome and introductions of attendees
9:00 NSF presentation - Vipin Chaudhary
9:20 Introduction to URSSI - Karthik Ram
9:30 URSSI’s survey component, Jeff Carver
9:35 URSSI’s ethnographic component Nick Weber
9:40 Introduction to Breakout sessions
10:10 Break
10:30 Breakout 1
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 Report outs from breakout 1 (5 minutes per group)
2:00 Survey (take survey, small group feedback on survey)
3:00 Break
3:20 Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) - Nancy Wilkins-Diehr - 20 min + 10 min for questions
3:50 Molecular Science Software Institute (MolSSI) - Shantenu Jha - 20 min + 10 min for questions
4:20 High-Energy Physics Software Institute Conceptualization - Peter Elmer - 15 min + 10 min for questions
4:45 Discussion about institutes

April 11th

Time Activity
8:30 - 12:00 Breakout sessions and lightning talks
8:30 Introduction to Day 2 (brief recap of Day 1 and reminder about survey)
8:40 Breakout discussion block 2
9:40 break
10:00 Reports from breakouts block 2
10:30 Lightning talks: David Bernholdt, Abigail Cabunoc Mayes, Anshu Dubey, Ted Habermann, Salman Habib, Gina Helfrich, James Howison, Lorraine Hwang, Arfon Smith, Todd Tannenbaum, Tracy Teal, Mike Zentner
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 5:00 discussions
1:30 Breakout discussion block 3
2:30 10 min break
2:40 reports from breakouts block 3
3:10 break
3:30 breakout discussion block 4
4:30 10 min break
4:40 reports from breakouts block 4

April 12th

Time Activity
8:30 - 12:00 Next steps, collecting actions
An initial list of candidate topic/areas for an institute, some of which may be well-understood
- Reports to be written on these topic/areas
A set of topics that should be further discussed in smaller follow-on workshops
- Co-organizers of these workshops
Initial thoughts on institute roles - what could an institute do to address the topics?
Initial thoughts on institute organization - how could an institute be organized to do this?
Large group discussion on URSSI Community Survey