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US-India Workshop

Lalit Hotel, New Delhi, India December 5 - 7, 2010

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Monday, 6 December

Workshop - day 1

Timeslot Item/Description
9.00 - 9.10 Welcome from Indian Hosts
N. Mohan Ram, Director General, ERNET
9.10 - 9.20 Lamp Lighting Ceremony
9.20 - 9.30 Introduction to the Workshop - background, objectives, and what we want to achieve from the workshop
Jim Williams, Indiana University & ACE and TP3, Principal Investigator
9.30 - 9.45 Marjorie Lueck, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation and introduction of Video address and announcement by Subra Suresh, Director, National Science Foundation

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9.45 - 9.55 Welcome from Indiana University
Brad Wheeler, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Indiana University
9.55 - 10.10 Theme Address
Shri. Shashi Kant Sharma, Secretary, DIT, GOI
10.10 - 10.20 Address by Guest of Honour
Shri. Kapil Sibal, Hon'ble Minister for Communications & IT, GOI
10.20 - 10.30 Vote of Thanks
Dipak Singh, Director, ERNET
10.30 - 11.00 Morning Tea
  "Technology, Cyberinfrastructure, Networks and Advanced Communication Systems
Session Chair: S. Ramakrishnan, former Director General, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC)

The aim of this session is to present the network infrastructure that is available to researchers today or will be available to researchers in the relatively near term (1-2 years). This session should prepare the researchers for their sessions regarding the required Cyberinfrastructure for their network-enabled collaborations. These are short talks <10mins each). Reference material (urls, printed material) should be available to supplement the overviews.

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11.00 - 11.10 Current and evolving R&E network infrastructures in India
Prof. S.V. Raghvan, Scientific Secretary to the Principal Scientific Advisor, Govt. of India
11.10 - 11.20 India's National Knowledge Network (NKN)
Dr. B.K. Gairola, Director General, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Govt of India
11.20 - 11.30 ERNET
N. Mohan Ram, Director General, ERNET India
11.30 - 11.40 TBD
Gulshan Rai, CERT-In, India
11.40 - 11.50 Current and evolving R&E network infrastructures in the US
Ana Preston, Internet2
11.50 - 12.00 Taj - High-Performance Networking Facilitating US-India Science Collaboration
Greg Cole, GLORIAD/TAJ

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12.00 - 12.10 TransPAC3
Jim Williams, Indiana University & ACE and TP3, Principal Investigator Abstract
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12.10 - 12.20 US National Science Foundation International Network Programs relevant to India
Kevin Thompson, NSF
12.20 - 12.30 The World Bank's Role in Catalysing Advanced Networks for Learning and Knowledge Dissemination
Michael Foley, World Bank, South Asia Region
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12.30 - 12.40 TEIN3
Dai Davies, DANTE, UK (remote presentation)
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12.40 - 12.55 Identifying key issues, challenges, obstacles, opportunities associated with the new network infrastructures
Panel Session and participant Interactive process led by session chair - S. Ramakrishnan
12.45 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.05 Geosciences, Climate Change, Weather Prediction and Observing Systems
Session Chair: Chaitan Baru, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), University of California, San Diego
Overview by session chair including collaboration and funding opportunities
14.05 - 14.25 Fostering India and US Geoscience Collaboration through iGEON: A cyber infrastructure for Geo Scientists
Dr. Rajeev Wankar, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad

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14.25 - 14.45 Environmental Networks and Cloud Computing: Opportunities for Collaboration
Chaitan Baru, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), University of California, San Diego

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14.45 - 15.05 Potential for expanded exchange of earth observation satellite data for climate, weather and environmental studies
Chris Elvidge, National Geophysical Data Centre, NOAA

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15.05 - 15.25 Satellite and ground observing systems for climate change studies –requirement for network enabled research collaboration
K.V.S. Badarinath, Head of the Atmospheric Sciences Division, National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad

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15.25 - 15.50 Afternoon Tea
15.50 - 15.55 Astronomy, Astroinformatics and Astrophysica Session Chair: Dr. Dipankar Bhattacharya, Inter University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics(IUCAA)

Overview by session chair including collaboration and funding opportunities.
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15.55 - 16.15 Virtual Observatory - India
Prof. Ajit Kembhavi, Inter University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics(IUCAA)

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16.15 - 16.35 Astronomy With Massive Data Streams
Dr. Ashish Mahabal, CalTech (remote)

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16.35 - 16.50 Transient Sources
Sajeeth Philip, Inter University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics(IUCAA)

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16.50 - 17.00 Identifying key issues, challenges, obstacles, opportunities from Day 1 for action plan
17.00 - 17.30 A conversation with Marjorie Lueck, Office of International Science and Engineering, about National Science Foundation collaborative opportunities
17.30 - 18.30 Drinks, nibbles, and Demonstrations (Nighttime Lights, Climate Change, National Library of Medicine Resources)
19.00 - 21.00 Workshop Dinner - with String Quartet playing from Cleveland, Ohio, US - and performances by local Indian Dance Troupe

During the dinner, and to celebrate our coming together for this workshop, there will be performances locally by Indian dancers and a remote performance by a string quartet from the Cleveland Institute of Music - a premiere U.S. conservatory. The Vera Quartet is thrilled to be performing one of their favorite pieces for the audience in India. Anne-Sophie LaCharite-Roberge, first violin, is a Senior from Quebec, Canada. Michelle Abraham, second violin, is an Artist Diploma student from Connecticut. Caitlin Lynch, viola, is an Artist Diploma student from Oregon. Katie Tertell, cello, is a 2nd year Masters student from Virginia. The quartet has been together for two years and participates in the Intensive String Quartet program at CIM

Performing: String Quartet Number Three in A Major, Op.41; 4th Movement – Finale: Allegro Molto Vivace – Quasi Trio; by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
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Tuesday 7th December

Workshop - day 2

Timeslot Item/Description
Morning Cyberinfrastructure for Medical Research
Session Chair: Anil Srivastava


9.00 - 9.10 Welcome to day 2
Overview by session chair including collaboration and funding opportunities
9.10 - 9.50 caBIG® Cooperation for Cancer Care Dr. Hemant Darbari, Executive Director, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Dr. George Komatsoulis, Deputy Director, NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (NCI CBIIT)
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9.50 - 10.10 Complementing Epidemiological and Clinical Research with Bioinformatics Applications
Dr. Sheela Godbole, National AIDS Research Institute (NARI), Indian Council of Medical Research

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10.10 - 10.30 National Library of Medicine Resources for Researchers
Hemant Shah, MD, Senior Research Medical Informatician at the Henry Ford Health System

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10.30 - 11.00 Morning Tea
11.00 - 11.05 Bioinformatics
Session Chair: Prof. Indira Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi

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11.05 - 11.25 Operonic structure of key metabolic pathways in cyanobacteria
Prof. Pramod P. Wangikar, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

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11.25 - 11.45 Cyber-infrastructures for Genetic Design Automation
Dr. Jean Peccoud, School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Virginia Tech

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11.45 - 12.05 Selection of data features for machine learning in the prediction of genome-wide protein:protein interactions
Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad

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12.05 - 12.25 Systems Biology, Global Analysis, and Biomarker Target Identification
Prof. Mathew J. Palakal, School of Informatics/Department of Computer & Information Science, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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12.25 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 13.55 Nanotechnology and High Energy and Computational Physics
Session Chair: Dr. P.S. Dhekne, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre(BARC) Mumbai
Overview by session chair including collaboration and funding opportunities
13.35 - 13.55 Computational Nanoelectronics: Current Status & Trends
Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay

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13.55 - 14.15 Atomistic Modeling and Simulation Tools for Nanoelectronics and their Deployment on nanoHUB.org
Michael McLennan, Senior Research Scientist, the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing, Purdue University

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14.15 - 14.35 LHC-CMS Tier-2 Facility at the Tata Institute for Fundemental Research (TIFR)
Prof. Atul Gurtu, TIFR LHC Tier 2 Facility, Mumbai (India)

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14.35 - 14.55 Computing and Networking Needs for Lattice Field Theory
Prof. Steven Gottlieb, Indiana University

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15.00 - 15.30 Afternoon Tea
15:30 - 16.30 Discussion - where to from here?

A panel led by four scientists, two from India and two from the US, and taking into account the contributions made during the workshop, and drawing on audience participation will debate and deliberate on ways to significantly enhance Indo-US network enabled collaboration. In doing so the panel and audience will try to identify key issues, challenges, obstacles, and opportunities needed for the development of action plans, and identify next steps and future deliverables. The output of this session will form the basis for the second part of the US-India Workshop, tentatively planned for October 2011 in Washington, DC
16.30 - 16.40 Summing up of workshop
Jim Williams, Indiana University & ACE and TP3, Principal Investigator & N. Mohan Ram DG, ERNET India
16.40 - 16.45 Closing Remarks - Dipak Singh, Director, ERNET
16:45 - 16:50 Vote of Thanks (Praveen Misra, Additional Director, ERNET)
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