2017 Internet2 Global Summit

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Exploring the Sociological and Cultural Challenges of International Research Engagement

Time 04/25/17 01:15PM-02:30PM

Room Mount Vernon A

Session Abstract

Over the past five years, new programs across many university, regional, national and international networking organizations have been created to ensure researchers around the world can readily access the networking and computing tools they need to support their scientific pursuits.

These programs are motivated by research collaborations which are increasingly global in scale and performing increasingly data-intensive experiments. Many community engagement teams are focused particularly on researchers in domains that have not traditionally needed networks or HPC/HTC to analyze their data sets.

Our community has made tremendous strides in supporting researchers - however, many challenges remain. While many of us look to the technical challenges that must be solved (e.g. software, workflows, etc), we must also deeply consider the cultural and sociological factors that impact adoption of new technology by end users.

This discussion will explore how the panelists are working together across different cultural and sociological backgrounds both within the networking community and the science domains they support to achieve the goal of enabling seamless end-to-end collaboration.


Speaker Vincenzo Capone GÉANT

Speaker Sylvia Kuijpers Surfnet BV

Speaker David Salmon Jisc

Speaker Jakob Tendel DFN-Verein

Speaker Kathryn Mace ESnet (DOE Office of Science - Energy Sciences Network)

Presentation Media

Primary track Research and Education

Secondary tracks Network Foundations for the Future

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