RGIS GGF6 Agenda

Tuesday Oct 15, 10-11:30
Mississippi Room

Time Event
10:00-10:30 Dantong Yu, Brookhaven National Labs, "PPDG Grid Monitoring Project"
10:30-11:30 Open discussion of the future directions for RGIS-RG (see below)

GGF6 RGIS-RG Open Discussion of Future Directions

Relational Grid Information Services (RGIS-RG), a research group within the Global Grid Forum, has been in existence for over a year. It has promoted research important to the evolution of future Grid technology and has provided an opportunity for members to develop relationships and discuss research issues related to information management in grid computing.

The existence of research groups in support of standards bodies is not without precedent. IRTF, Internet Research Task Force (www.irtf.org), is a composition of small research groups that promote research of importance to the future of the Internet. The groups are expected to have the stable long-term membership needed to promote the development of research collaboration and teamwork in exploring research issues.

As the Global Grid Forum adapts to the changing needs of its community of developers, researchers, and users, part of the change is to examine the purpose of Research Groups. This broader examination provides an opportunity for RGIS-RG to reevaluate its purpose and define its future direction. Our future direction should leverage the strengths of its membership, provide value to the membership, and provide value to the GGF community as a whole. In particular, the open discussion will address the following topics:

Existing RGIS-RG Charter

The RGIS research group serves researchers who are leveraging the strengths of the relational data model for defining, communicating, recording, and querying static and dynamic Grid information. It has its roots in a task group under the Grid Information Services (GIS) Working Group and in work on relational approaches to performance data within the Grid Performance Working Group. The relational services the group explores are intended to be complementary to the non-relational services being developed within these other groups. If the research conducted by this group is successful a new working group will be formed to create standards for interoperability.