- The fourteenth Global Grid Forum
June 26-30, 2005
Chicago, IL, USA
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.
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.
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
-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
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
Area and Group
Highlights from the Closing Presentation
Use Case Repository
API for Grid Applications (SAGA-RG)
from the Townhall Meeting