Opening Plenary Session
Monday — 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
PRESENTATION of the
2006 MELLON AWARDS for TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATION
Presented by Sir Timothy Berners-Lee
Director, World Wide Web Consortium
3Com Founders Professor of Computer Science,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton
A full list of award recipients is available from rit.mellon.org/awards
OVERVIEW of the 2006-2007 CNI PROGRAM PLAN
Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
Closing Plenary Session
Tuesday — 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The National Science Foundation Cyberinfrastructure Movement
and the CNI Community
Daniel E. Atkins
Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure
National Science Foundation
Daniel E. Atkins is a Professor in the School of Information and in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In June 2006 he began an appointment at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the inaugural Director of the Office of Cyberinfrastructure.
Dr. Atkins does research and teaching in the area of distributed knowledge communities and open learning resources. He has directed several large experimental digital library projects as well as projects to explore the socio-technical design and application of collaboratories for scientific research. He served as Chair of the National Science Foundation Advisory Panel on Cyberinfrastructure. The Panel issued a landmark report in February 2003 recommending a major Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Program intended to revolutionize science and engineering research and education. The report has catalyzed new priorities and the new Office of Cyberinfrastructure at the NSF.
In this talk, Dr. Atkins will review the vision and current activities surrounding the NSF cyberinfrastructure movement, with particular emphasis on its relationship to the CNI community.