Join the Center for Research Computing at the University of Notre Dame for a two-day conference on Cyberinfrastructure (CI). Learn how CI can enhance the way we do business today through collaboration, education, research and outreach.


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Welcome to Cyberinfrastructure Days at
the University of Notre Dame

Cyberinfrastructure (CI) refers to interlinked systems of advanced computing power, networks, storage, graphic display capabilities, and research instrumentation and sensors. CI also can include related software, services and virtual organizations for collaborative research and instruction. As articulated in the 2003 report of the National Science Foundation Blue Ribbon Panel on Cyberinfrastructure, such formidable problems as understanding global climate change, mastering nanotechnology, and probing the fundamental character of matter will require CI at institutional, regional, national and international scales. The University of Notre Dame (ND) CI Days agenda, while focused on institutional capabilities and requirements, will also address the role of research universities in the global CI environment.

"CI Days assemble key campus stakeholders including faculty and other researchers, IT and library experts, administrators and students to exchange ideas, articulate needs, and explore best practices in this fast-changing domain," said Dr. Jennifer M. Schopf, Program Director for the National Science Foundation's Office of Cyberinfrastructure. "It is our hope that CI Days will broaden the higher education community's understanding of CI opportunities and challenges as well as accelerate institutional planning and investment in Cyberinfrastructure."

ND CI Days is even broader then that vision. It is open to all local communities, businesses, non-profit organizations and local administrations. It is a forum to discuss potential impacts of CI on our professional and social lives.

Our goals are to help Notre Dame and other local colleges' faculties understand the potential benefits that CI can provide to their scholarship, teaching, research and outreach; to learn what national resources are available; and to see what faculty and students are already doing with cyberinfrastructure. CI Days will provide opportunities for collaboration and leverage of existing activities, as well as an opportunity to identify gaps in our current capabilities and services.

Local businesses, administration and non-profit organizations will have an opportunity to learn about CI and how it may impact their businesses.

The ND CI Days Program Committee has developed a strong agenda with a mix of international, national and local speakers covering a broad range of CI impact areas.

ND's Vice President for Research, all Notre Dame Colleges, Office of Information Technology and Center for Research Computing are sponsoring Cyberinfrastructure Days at the University of Notre Dame on April 29 & 30, 2010. In addition, Dell, Inc., Panasas, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company and Matrix Integration are sponsoring this event. Their contributions have allowed us to waive a registration fee for all the participants.

We look forward to seeing you and hope you will find this program invigorating and helpful.

Jarek Nabrzyski
Conference Chair
Director, Center for Research Computing