GGF17 Wrapup

The 17th Global Grid Forum - GGF17
Tokyo, Japan
May 10-12, 2006

The 17th Global Grid Forum - GGF17
May 10-12, 2006
Tokyo, Japan


GGF17 Summary

GGF collocated with Grid World Japan to host the seventeenth GGF event in Tokyo, Japan. The program was filled with a combination of GGF group sessions, community sessions and BoFs.

53 GGF Group Sessions
25 sessions filled with grid technology updates, workshops, and invited talks.

The 3 day program started with an opening plenary presentation from GGF Chair, Mark Linesch, and included highlights such as the two new community sessions, The Vendor Adoption Forum and the Voice of the Community.

The GGF Astro Research Group teamed with the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) to hold a workshop to review areas of success and areas where additional astronomy domain specific issues have required a non-standard approach. Discussions were made about deploying systems worldwide for operational and scientific use, where use of emerging GGF standards in for instance data management and security may have a vital role to play.

The GGF Town Hall included discussions about the future direction of GGF, it's areas and groups and organizational structure. After a lively day of discussions, participants enjoyed an evening of networking and local cuisine at the GGF17 Welcome Reception hosted by IBM and Intel.

The Grid Interoperation Now Community Group (GIN-CG) continued progress on managing the set of interoperation efforts among production Grid projects, feeding back into the interoperability efforts being conducted by the Standards Working Groups.

Day two was marked by the opening of Grid World Japan's conference and exhibit. Attendees were able to participate in both GGF17 and Grid World Japan activities

The final day of GGF17 closed with updates from TeraGrid, the Japan Business Grid and EGA Japan.

These are just some of the highlights of the three-day program. Much was accomplished in the group sessions, BoFs, and workshops. At the close, participants walked away having experienced another productive GGF event in a lively and modern city.


For session presentations, visit the schedule page and browse the program for topics of interest. Note that most GGF group session presentations and drafts are available in the GGF group collaboration tool called GridForge or you may visit a full listing of our groups.

GGF17 Images

GGF17 Meeting Rooms

GGF17 Student Scholars

GGF17 Welcome Reception

Ken Muira

Tokyo International Forum

Craig Lee (The Aerospace Corp.), Mark Linesch (GGF Chair/HP), Satoshi Sekiguchi(Chair of Grid Consortium Japan/AIST) and Setsuro Tamai(CEO of IDG Japan)

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