The 17th Global Grid Forum - GGF17
May 10-12, 2006
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
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
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
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 Meeting Rooms
GGF17 Student Scholars
GGF17 Welcome Reception
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
GGF17 Event Hosts include