*MACE Conference Call*
October 16, 2006
Bob Morgan (chair) - Washington
Keith Hazelton - Wisconsin
Paul Hill - MIT
Scott Cantor - OSU
Renee Frost - Michigan/Internet2
Steve Olshansky - Internet2
Nate Klingenstein - Internet2
Mark Poepping - Carnegie Mellon
Steve Carmody - Brown
Michael Gettes - Duke
Tom Barton - Chicago
Ben Chinowsky (scribe) - Internet2
Bob called in from the TF-EMC2 meeting. TF-EMC2 is increasingly interested in diagnostics, and possibly in making use of EDDY. [AI] Bob will put Miroslav Milinovic in touch with Mark. Schema harmonization (see http://www.terena.nl/activities/tf-emc2/schac.html) is another hot topic, motivated by the large number of students who regularly move from one campus to another. Bob also noted that the Server Certificate Service (http://www.terena.nl/activities/scs/) is considered a success; hundreds of server certs have been issued across the various TERENA NRENs, and the program is being renewed for another three years.
Renee reported that the InCommon presentation at EDUCAUSE 2006 was well-attended and lively, with several campuses sharing their experiences. Renee noted that registrars' offices are increasingly interested in electronic exchange of transcripts; it was also noted that PESC has promulgated an XML schema for transcripts and is starting a group to look at use cases. Materials from EDUCAUSE 2006 are at http://www.educause.edu/e06/11944.
- Keith noted that a sizable Japanese delegation will be coming to CAMP, then stopping by Madison afterwards. Keith is open to suggestions for how best to make use of their time in Madison. He's expecting primarily PKI and identity-management people; [AI] Keith will find out who's planning to come to CAMP from Japan. [AI] Renee will get Michael registration counts for the pre-CAMP workshops.
- The current middleware program for the Internet2 Member Meeting is at http://events.internet2.edu/2006/fall-mm/agenda.cfm?event=258&track=56. A Grid session is in the works for Monday; Renee is taking suggestions for speakers. [AI] Steve Carmody and Bob will confer on recruiting Member Meeting presenters from the content providers.
The NSF Software Development for Cyberinfrastructure (SDCI) solicitation is at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07503. The document notes that "SDCI is a continuation of the NSF Middleware Initiative (NMI) in an expanded context appropriate to the current expanded vision of cyberinfrastructure", and Bob described the solicitation as "more targeted at the sorts of things we do than ever before." Bob noted that the solicitation draws a line between supporting existing work and starting new work; these should be addressed in separate proposals. Bob also noted NSF's growing interest in workflow.
Internet2 has formed a partnership with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). One of the partnership's four planned working groups will focus on identity management, and Bob observed that there appear to be plenty of opportunities for involvement. See http://www.himss.org/ASP/ContentRedirector.asp?ContentID=65903.
Finally, Bob stressed his continuing interest in getting MACE involved in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) architectures, also known as Message-oriented Middleware (MoM). Contact Bob if you are interested.
[AI] Bob will put Miroslav Milinovic in touch with Mark.
[AI] Keith will find out who's planning to come to CAMP from Japan.
[AI] Renee will get Michael registration counts for the pre-CAMP workshops.
[AI] Steve Carmody and Bob will confer on recruiting Member Meeting presenters from the content providers.