Past GGF Events

GGF14 - The fourteenth Global Grid Forum
June 26-30, 2005
Chicago, IL, USA

GGF14 Summary

Over 350 participants from around the world gathered at the Westin Michigan Ave Hotel in downtown Chicago for GGF’s Fourteenth Global Grid Forum. The event had a number of highlights, not the least of which was the inaugural Community Program.

Mark Linesch, GGF Chair, opened the session with points of emphasis for the meeting and sharing the significant progress made since GGF13 in Seoul. (Mark Linesch slides). Also during the opening plenary, Hiro Kishimoto of Fujitsu was presented with the first GGF Leadership Award, consisting of a framed certificate signed by members of the GFSG and a gift certificate. Click here for more details about the GGF Leadership Award (including nomination instructions for future awards)!

Organized under the newly formed Community Council, led by Acting Vice Chair Geoffrey Fox, GGF14 hosted the inaugural Community Program. This Community Program featured five Best Practices Workshops which were organized by GGF Research groups as well as Grid projects such as NextGRID and The Globus Alliance.

The GGF14 Community Program also hosted a series of well-attended invited talks and panels such as:

-The WSDM TC's multi-vendor WSDM session that demonstrated the use of the WSDM specifications between several vendors. This included, necessarily, demonstrating how WS-RF and WS-Notifications are used as part of WSDM.

-The Education and Outreach Session which consisted of four talks addressing the use of Grids to enhance education.

A complete summary of GGF14 Community Program activities (including presentation slides) can be found here. An even more robust Community Program is planned for the GGF’s fall event (GridWorld) in Boston, 3-6 October.

GGF14 was a record setting meeting as the working and research group schedule was laden with 78 separate sessions. Six documents were advanced and submitted to the GGF Editor either just before or during the event (and two more just weeks later). But these weren’t the only highlights from the Standards activities. Nine of the 78 sessions were newly formed groups since GGF13 and one of these was the Standards development organizations Collaboration on networked Resource Management Working Group (SCRM-WG), a joint activity among several standards bodies to collaborate on the broader topic of networked resource management. Another highlight was a BOF to discuss the creation of a WG to define an OGSA Basic Profile that builds upon a minimal set of simple web services. The output of the group would be a document, similar in nature to the OGSA WSRF Basic Profile that would allow OGSA services to be rendered using an alternative set of WS specifications. A final highlight of the Standards activities was the release of the drafts of an OGSA Roadmap document and a separate draft for the OGSA Base Profile document – documents long-awaited in the industry.

Area and Group Highlights from the Closing Presentation

GGF Use Case Repository
Telco Community Group
Simple API for Grid Applications (SAGA-RG)
Data Area Highlights
Infrastructure Area Highlights
Slides from the Townhall Meeting

GGF14 Statistical Information

Participants List


GGF14 Images





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