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Requirements Workshop 2007

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Overview of meeting:

This workshop will involve domain scientists and technologists meeting together to clarify the specific technical needs and requirements of two initial Scientific Use Cases for the REAP Project: one involving the access to and modeling of Sea Surface Temperature Data; and the other involving the monitoring and analysis of real-time land-based environmental sensors over a broad spatiotemporal range. Both Use Cases were chosen to not only address some challenging areas regarding access to and integration of important environmental data, but also to incorporate these into scientific workflows in order to facilitate documentation, replication, and sharing of executable analysis and models.

Oceanographic Use Case for Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

Terrestrial Use Case Investigating Plant-Pathogen Interactions


Venue: NCEAS, UC Santa Barbara
Dates: July 24-27, 2007


NCEAS has reserved a block of rooms in a small hotel, the Eagle Inn, which is one mile from the Center and two blocks to the beach.

Eagle Inn
232 Natoma Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tel.: (805) 965-3586
Fax: (805) 966-1218

Deadline to make hotel reservations: Wednesday, June 20, 2007.


Plan to arrive the evening before your meeting starts and depart the morning after your meeting ends.

Pre-meeting assignment


Name Affiliation Email
Ilkay Altintas SDSC altintas at
Derik Barseghian NCEAS barseghian at
Cherie Briggs UCB cbriggs at
Peter Cornillon OpenDAP, URI pcornillon at
Shenfu Dong NOAA Shenfu.Dong at
Eric Graham UCLA egraham at
Stan Harpole UCI wharpole at
Dan Higgins NCEAS higgins at
Parviez Hosseini Princeton hosseini at
Andy Jessup UW jessup at
Matt Jones NCEAS jones at
Duncan Menge Princeton dmenge at
Nathan Potter OpenDAP, OSU ndp at
Dave Roberts UM droberts at
Mark Schildhauer NCEAS schild at
Eric Seabloom OSU seabloom at
Andy Thomas Maine thomas at
Zhang Huaimin NOAA huai-min.Zhang at

Agenda (tentative)

Monday, July 23, 2007

  • Afternoon/evening arrivals

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

  • 8:00 am: Coffee
  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am: Kepler and REAP Overview (Matthew Jones, NCEAS)
  • 9:00 am - 9:20 am: Terrestrial Ecology Use Case Investigating Plant-Pathogen Interactions: Short Overview (Eric Seabloom, OSU)
  • 9:20 am - 9:40 am: Terrestrial Use Case Discussion
  • 9:40 am - 10:00 am: Oceanographic Use Case for Sea Surface Temperature (SST): Short Overview (Peter Cornillon, OpenDAP & URI)
  • 10:00 am - 10:20 am: Oceanographic Use Case Discussion
  • 10:20 am - 10:40 am: Coffee Break
  • 10:40 am - 11:10 am: Background and Examples on Scientific Workflows in Kepler (Ilkay Altintas, SDSC)
  • 11:10 am - 11:30 am: Workflows in Kepler Discussion
  • 11:30 am - 11:45 am: Discussion on goals for the rest of the workshop and break out groups (Moderator: Matthew Jones, NCEAS)
  • 11:45 am: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm: Detailed break out discussions of two usecases (Science)
    • Group #1: Terrestrial (Moderator: Eric Seabloom, OSU)
    • Group #2: Oceanographic (Moderator: Peter Cornillon, OpenDAP & URI)
  • 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm: Break
  • 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm: Detailed break out discussion on two usecases (Workflow)

  • 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm: Break. Meet back in the main room
  • 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm: Begin trying to define formal requirements for usecases
  • 4:50 pm - 4:55 pm: Report on the break out discussion #1
  • 4:55 pm - 5:00 pm: Report on the break out discussion #2

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

  • 8:00 am: Coffee
  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am: Plenary discussion for general questions, concerns.
  • 9:00 am - 10:20 am: Break out in Usecase groups: workflow and formal requirements development
  • 10:20 am - 10:40 am: Coffee Break
  • 10:40 am - 11:45 am: Workflow and formal requirements development
  • 11:45 am: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Finish formal requirements. Workflow development

Thursday, July 26, 2007

  • 8:00 am: Coffee
  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am: Goals for the day (Matthew Jones, NCEAS)
  • 9:00 am - 10:20 am: Workflow development in broken out Usecase groups
  • 10:20 am - 10:40 am: Coffee Break
  • 10:45 am - 10:45 am: Workflow development in broken out Usecase groups
  • 11:45 am: Lunch
  • 1:00pm:


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