**MACE Call 28-Apr-08**
RL "Bob" Morgan, U. Washington (chair)
Ken Klingenstein, Internet2
Jim Jokl, U. Virginia
Steve Carmody, Brown U.
David Wasley, independent
Michael Gettes, MIT
Ann West, Internet2/Educause
Renee Frost, Internet2
Scotty Logan, Stanford U.
Steve Olshansky, Internet2 (scribe)
- Spring I2MM
April 21-23, 2008, Arlington VA
The PKI session was discussed, and an ensuing proposal of USHER offering server certs for inclusion in the major browsers. It was noted that a similar service offering in Europe has been successful in the past, although current status is not clear.
The recent Educause PKI workshop in Madison WI was discussed. David attended, and there were ~50 attendees, and good discussion. Signatures seem to be the consensus potential broad use among higher-ed.
April 27-30, 2008, St. Paul MN
Tom, Jens, and Scott are attending. The attendee list is online.
May 7-8, 2008, Stockholm Sweden
Planning is going well. Focus is on enabling campus applications…
- Shib CAMP
June 2008, Ann Arbor MI
Registration has now been opened up to anyone interested. There will be similar events held in the UK and Switzerland, produced by their respective federations.
May 14-16 2008, Ann Arbor MI
- IIW (Internet Identity Workshop)
May 12-14, 2008, Mountain View, CA
RL "Bob" will attend.
May 18, 2008, Bruges, Belgium
PERFSonar, Edugain, and DCNs will be the subject of another meeting taking place just after the TERENA meeting.
June 18, 2008, Minneapolis MN
Agenda is online.
- Advanced CAMP: Registering, Discovering, and Using Distributed Services in Academia
June 19-20, 2008, Minneapolis MN
Merge of ESB and Service Registry will be the focus. The program is under way.
June 2-4, 2008, Seattle WA
The program committee has been assembled, and the agenda is coming together. The goal is to recruit those building state and international federations to participate to the extent possible. Focus will be primarily on policy issues. There will also be a small follow-on meeting addressing technical issues surrounding inter-federation interactions.
June 23-27, 2008, San Diego CA
Scotty and RL "Bob" will be attending…
July 9-10, 2008, Baltimore
Speakers have been identified, and work is beginning on a whitepaper to be distributed in advance addressing issues in IdM for registrars. Asserting enrollment verification (aka "student-ness") for various external SPs was suggested as a common pain point and thus potential topic for inclusion.
July 9-10, 2008, Umeå, Sweden
- Internet2 Strategic Planning
Several MACE members provided feedback at the member meeting. AARNET and GEANT3 are also engaged in their own strategic planning process.
- There has been recent discussion with OOI (formerly known as ORION) as a potential VO that we will be working with under SDCI. More to come as this develops...
- COmanage and friends/competitors/alternatives, interop etc.
After the session at the Internet2 Member Meeting, it is clear that there is considerable and growing interest. There will be discussion about the relationship between the overall COmanage GUI and that of the underlying components - Signet, Grouper, etc.
There was discussion about UABGrid and potential similarities in approach, and the fact that underlying data stores are intended to be interchangeable and not a critical factor.