2008 IMC Meeting Agenda

September 8, arrive
Meeting Location: Hyatt Downtown ** FIESTA ROOM ** Second floor
6:00 - 6:30 Mixer
6:30 - 7:15 Working Dinner includes introductions around the room
7:15 - 8:30 Rotating discussion

  1. 30 minutes, rotation after 15 minutes How do you envision the next decade of information management at your site in light of the emerging CI implementation plan, SOA and network level CI developments?
  2. 30 minutes, rotation after 15 minutes How does your information system keep track of research projects as they develop, grow and build on one another?

  3. September 9, one-day meeting
    Meeting Location: UNM, Student Union (main room=Acoma, breakouts in main, plus Isleta & Luminaria)
    8:00 Breakfast
    8:30 – 8:45 Review agenda, IM priorities & meeting goals (Kaplan or Gries)
    8:45- 10:00 Working Groups

    1. Technological aspects of CI Implementation (organizer: Wade Sheldon)
    identify/discuss highest priority "prototype" SOA applications for the network, LNO-IM collaborations, data access testing

    2. Governance and Processes (organizer: Nicole Kaplan, Karen Baker)
    This group will address general questions of IM and IMExec governance and the role of the different committees in network level CI implementation. Network level CI implementation will require the development and approval of standards and the setting of priorities. A network level process among standing committees is needed to address these issues. This working group will disucss the IMC view of which committee should have what responsibilities or authority and what IMC representation is needed.

    3. GIS working group (organizer: Theresa Valentine)

    10:00 - 10:15 BREAK
    10:15-11:45 Working Groups

    GIS working group will continue. (organizer: Theresa Valentine)

    The following product oriented working groups are charged to address how the project will fit into the emerging CI implementation plan. That is, what are the goals, how will we decide when they are reached and the project is 'finished'. Please develop a work plan that outlines specific tasks, a timeline and who will be working on which task.

    Controlled Vocabulary and attribute definitions (organizer: John Porter)
    Unit Dictionary (organizer: Todd Ackerman)

    12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
    1:00 – 2:00 Business Meeting

    • NISAC nominations and vote -- Ken Ramsey and Kristin Vanderbilt rotate off
    • IMExec nominations and vote -- Margaret O'Brien and Eda Melendez-Colom rotate off
    • Data bits update -- applying new technologies, Open Journal Software vs Drupal Module. Next editors: James Conners for 09-10, followed by Jason Downing
    • The virtual water cooler (VTC updates) - feedback, technical issues, participation, schedule for fall
    • The website - feedback, user friendlyness, suggestions for improvement

    2:00 – 2:15 BREAK
    2:15 – 3:15 Conference Call with Henry Gholz, NSF
    3:15 - 4:15 Working Group Reports
    4:15 – 5:00 Meeting Wrap-up
    7:00 IMExec working dinner (location TBA)