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All-Hands Breakout Session 6: Computer Science

We believe that the ERN will both benefit from and serve as a testbed for Computer science research. As we strive to develop solutions focused on supporting the vision and mission of the ERN, many of the challenges the ERN will face will lead to questions that ultimately become interesting CS research projects on topics such as ontologies and knowledge representation, workflow analysis, federated AI/ML, domain-specific programming languages, to architecture, networks, systems, and security. The ERN will also become a testbed for CS experiments (Measurement Monitoring, Self Optimizing Systems) and will leverage existing NSF funded projects (FABRIC, Open Cloud, CC*) leading the way to become an instrument to connect other research instruments or platforms. In this session the focus will be on how computer science research can play an important role in defining the ERN and to form a working group to focus on the different CS related projects to be included in the Mid-Scale proposal.

All-Hands Breakout Session 5: Broadening the Reach

Many smaller, mid-sized and under-resourced campuses, including MSIs, HSIs, HBCUs, and EPSCoR institutions, have compelling science research and education activities along with an awareness of the benefits associated with better access to cyberinfrastructure resources. These schools can benefit greatly from resources and expertise to augment their in-house efforts. This could include identifying, understanding, and quantifying the science drivers; understanding the cyberinfrastructure needed to support the applications; and providing both the technical and application support associated with matching the applications to the infrastructure, particularly when the required resources are outside of their campus environment. This session is focused on learning directly from this community on how best to support under-resourced academic institutions in the region, which happens to be a majority of the academic institutions within the Northeast. Because of the trusted relationship between smaller academic institutions and the regional network providers, the role of regionals as facilitator and user support for these smaller institutions within the ERN will also be explored during this session. A goal of this session is to form a working group focused on broadening the reach as well as creating content to be included in the Mid-Scale proposal.