|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)|
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: