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					               Executive Board Report and Plans for 2008


                   Swiss National Grid Association (SwiNG)
                              Executive Board
                       executive-board@swing-grid.ch



May 23, 2008                    Scientific Council Meeting, Bern   1
 Organisational Structure




May 23, 2008         Scientific Council Meeting, Bern   2
 Organization of the Executive Board
 Members of the EB                                         Common activities
     •   Dean Flanders, FMI (SwiNG president)                  • Strategy
     •   Nabil Abdennadher, HES-SO                             • Science and applications
     •   Peter Kunszt, CSCS                                    • Infrastructure
     •   Heinz Stockinger, SIB
     •   Wibke Sudholt, UZH (EB chair)                     Areas of responsibility
     •   Christoph Witzig, SWITCH                              •    National
                                                               •    International
 Means of collaboration                                        •    Finance & Legal
     • Mailing list: executive-board@swing-                    •    Interior
       grid.ch                                                 •    Outreach
     • Monthly in-person meetings at rotating
       venues
     • Initially in addition weekly phone
       conferences
     • Document and project management
       systems on web server
May 23, 2008                            Scientific Council Meeting, Bern                    3
 National Area of Responsibility
 Lead: Peter Kunszt, CSCS
 Backup: Christoph Witzig, SWITCH

 Relations and support of SwiNG within Switzerland
     • Assuring that SwiNG is adequately represented within Switzerland
       towards relevant bodies and funding agencies
     • Establishing of national contacts (with Universities, funding agencies,
       politicians, etc.), also via SwiNG Assembly and Scientific Council
     • Lobbying for SwiNG
     • Fund raising and organization of proposals for funding
     • National dissemination activities for SwiNG (distribution of dissemination
       material, presence at relevant venues, etc.)


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 International Area of Responsibility
 Lead: Heinz Stockinger, SIB
 Backup: Wibke Sudholt, UZH

 European and worldwide relations of SwiNG
     • Assuring that SwiNG is adequately represented in international activities
       (events, meetings, conferences, etc.)
     • International dissemination activities for SwiNG (e.g., flyer distribution,
       workshop or booth setup), making SwiNG known internationally
     • Support of international projects in SwiNG (e.g., EU projects)
     • Establishment of international contacts
     • Interface to European and worldwide initiatives and projects relevant to
       SwiNG (e-IRG, other EU NGIs, standardization bodies, etc.)


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 Finance & Legal Area of Responsibility
 Lead: Christoph Witzig, SWITCH
 Backup: Peter Kunszt, CSCS

 Formal and money-related aspects of SwiNG
     • Planning and control of the SwiNG budget
     • Handling of financial issues (bank account, receipts, bills, membership
       fee, etc.)
     • Organization and assignment of resources (e.g., alternative offers for
       purchases)
     • Legal issues (statutes, by-laws, trade register entry, etc.) and
       communication with our lawyer



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 Interior Areas of Responsibility
 Lead: Wibke Sudholt, UZH
 Backup: Nabil Abdennadher, HES-SO

 Internal organization, coordination, and management of SwiNG
     • Coordination of the SwiNG Working Group activities and projects
     • EB interface to the SwiNG Assembly and Scientific Council and their
       chairs
     • Organization of SwiNG meetings
     • SwiNG internal communications
     • Management of the SwiNG reporting activities (status reports, etc.)




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 Outreach Area of Responsibility
 Lead: Nabil Abdennadher, HES-SO
 Backup: Heinz Stockinger, SIB

 Dissemination and outreach material and organization of
 SwiNG
     • Coordination of the SwiNG education activities (e.g., presentations,
       lectures, tutorials)
     • Organization of documentation about SwiNG (e.g., manuals, white
       papers, publications)
     • Preparation of dissemination and education material (logo, flyers,
       posters, slides, booth, etc.)
     • Web presence and editing of the web page contents
     • Press releases
     • Contacts with industry

May 23, 2008                      Scientific Council Meeting, Bern            8
 Formal Association Setup
 Postal address                                        Web site
     • PO box at Sihlpost in Zurich                        •    Server located at CSCS
     • Swiss National Grid Association                     •    Joomla! CMS
       (SwiNG)                                             •    http://www.swing-grid.ch/
       Postfach 1958                                       •    http://www.swiss-grid.org/
       CH-8021 Zürich                                      •    http://www.gridinitiative.ch/
       Switzerland
     • Mail forwarded to EB Chair
                                                       Mailing lists
                                                           • Information: info@swing-grid.ch
 Bank account                                              • Assembly: assembly-
     • UBS                                                   members@swing-grid.ch
     • Kontokorrent CHF No. 0206-                          • SC: scientific-council@swing-
                                                             grid.ch
       405396.01X
                                                           • EB: executive-board@swing-grid.ch
     • IBAN No. CH88 0020 6206 4053
       9601X                                               • External announcements:
                                                             announce@swing-grid.ch
     • SWIFT No. UBSWCHZH80A                               • Further mailing lists for WGs and
                                                             administration

May 23, 2008                        Scientific Council Meeting, Bern                             9
 Rules and Regulations
 Submitted to mailing lists                            Issued by EB
     • EB organisation                                     • Expense regulations
     • Assembly chair role description                     • Internal regulations
     • Scientific Council chair role
       description
                                                       Under discussion with Assembly
                                                       and SC
 Prepared with lawyer and agreed on                        • Strategy
 by Assembly
     • Statutes
                                                       Document storage on web page
                                                           • http://www.swing-
 Prepared with lawyer and issued by                          grid.ch/index.php?option=com_rsfile
 EB                                                          s&Itemid=46
     • By-laws


May 23, 2008                        Scientific Council Meeting, Bern                               10
 Institutional Members in Assembly
 ETH domain                                                    Universities of Applied Sciences
     • École Polytechnique Fédérale de                             • Berner Fachhochschule (BFH)
       Lausanne (EPFL)                                             • Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
     • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule                          (FHNW)
       Zürich (ETHZ)                                               • Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse
     • ETH Research Institutions (EAWAG,                             Occidentale (HES-SO)
       EMPA, PSI, WSL)                                             • Hochschule Luzern (HSLU)
     • Swiss National Supercomputing Centre                        • Scuola Universitaria Professionale della
       (CSCS)                                                        Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI)

 Cantonal universities                                         Specialized institutions
     •   Universität Basel (UniBas)                                • Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI)
     •   Universität Bern (UniBE)                                  • Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)
     •   Université de Geneve (UniGE)                              • Swiss Academic and Research Network
     •   Université de Neuchâtel (UniNE)                             (SWITCH)
     •   Université de Lausanne (UNIL)
     •   Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)              Elected Assembly chair
     •   Universität Zürich (UZH)                                  • Dean Flanders, FMI

May 23, 2008                                Scientific Council Meeting, Bern                                    11
 Member Groups in Scientific Council
 CSCS                                                         UniBas
     • Distributed High Throughput Computing Group                • Biozentrum
 EPFL                                                             • DBIS
     • DIT                                                    UniBE
     • LACAL                                                      • Computer Services Department
 ETHZ                                                             • LHEP
     • CMS                                                        • Mathematical Crystallography
 ETHZ & UZH                                                   UniGE
     • Functional Genomics Centre Zurich                          • HEP
 HES-SO                                                       USI
     • EIG                                                        • Software Composition
 PSI                                                          UZH
     • CMS                                                        • Computational Structural Biology
 SIB                                                              • IT Services
     • PIG                                                        • OCI Computational Chemistry & Grid
                                                                    Computing
     • Vital IT
 SWITCH
                                                              Elected Scientific Council chair
     • Grid Team
                                                                  • Michael Podvinec, UniBas

May 23, 2008                               Scientific Council Meeting, Bern                              12
 Working Groups
 Finished WGs                                                        Seed WG publication
     • Mandate Letter                                                    • A. Abdennadher, P. Engel, D.
     • Seed Project                                                        Feichtinger, D. Flanders, P. Flury, S.
                                                                           Haug, P. Jermini, S. Maffioletti, C.
                                                                           Pautasso, H. Stockinger, W. Sudholt, M.
 Active WGs                                                                Thiemard, N. Williams, C. Witzig,
     • ATLAS: High energy physics                                          “Initializing a National Grid
     • Proteomics: Bioinformatics                                          Infrastructure: Lessons Learned from
     • Infrastructure & Basic Grid Services                                the Swiss National Grid Association
                                                                           Seed Project”,
               —   Grid Architecture Team (GAT)
                                                                           8th IEEE International Symposium on
               —   Grid Operations Team (GOT)
                                                                           Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid
               —   Data Management Team (DMT)                              2008),
     • Education & Training                                                Lyon, France, May 19-22, 2008
                                                                         • http://www.swing-
 WGs in planning                                                           grid.ch/index.php?option=com_rsfiles&ta
                                                                           sk=files.download&path=...Publications..
     •   AAA/SWITCH projects
                                                                           .SwiNGSeedProject-
     •   Grid Workflows                                                    Paper%40CCGrid2008.pdf&Itemid=46
     •   Industry Relations
     •   Desktop Grid / Campus Grid
May 23, 2008                                      Scientific Council Meeting, Bern                                    13
 Already Performed Events
 Assembly meeting, University of Bern, January 28, 2008

 AAA/SWITCH Info Day, University of Bern, January 31, 2008 (presentation)

 GEANT2 - A Global Leader conference, Bled/Slovenia, March 3-4, 2008 (invitation)

 PRAGMA-SwiNG-EGI Summit, University of Zurich, March 17-18, 2008 (presentation and
 participation)

 EGI Workshop, Rome, March 13-14, 2008 (representation)

 e-IRG Open Workshop on e-Infrastructures, ETH Zurich, April 24-25, 2008 (representation)

 CCGrid 2008 conference, Lyon/France, May 19-22, 2008 (presentation of Seed Project paper)

 Scientific Council meeting, University of Bern, May 23, 2008

May 23, 2008                           Scientific Council Meeting, Bern                      14
 Last Assembly Meeting

 Date and place                                         Press Release
     • January 28, 2008                                     • “The Swiss National Grid
     • University of Bern                                     Association (SwiNG) is now fully
                                                              operational”
                                                              on February 10, 2008
 Main topics
     •   Election of the Assembly chair
     •   Report of the EB
     •   Statutes and by-laws
     •   Strategy of SwiNG
     •   Membership and funding issues
     •   Plans for the current year



May 23, 2008                         Scientific Council Meeting, Bern                            15
 Plans in National Area
 Contact to national bodies and agencies             Contact to other computing
     •   CTI                                        organisations
     •   SNF                                            • SPEEDUP 
     •   EUresearch                                     • ICTswitzerland 
     •   SBF                                            • informatica08 logo 
     •   BBT
     •   ETH Rat                                     Contact to scientific organisations
     •   CRUS                                            • CHIPP
     •   KFH                                             • SystemsX.ch
                                                         • SCS 
 Follow-up on funding programs                           • …
     • AAA/SWITCH                                        In collaboration with Scientific Council
     • HPCN 
                                                     Contact to industry
 Funding plan for SwiNG                                   Postponed to 2009


May 23, 2008                      Scientific Council Meeting, Bern                                    16
 Plans in International Area
 Establishment of SwiNG as NGI 

 Establishment of representation in EGI Design Study 
     • Country editorship for Swiss NGI website in EGI 


 Clarification of membership in EGI 

 Establishment of representation in e-IRG 

 Plan for events to visit and talks to present 
     • OGF
     • NGI-related events
     • …

May 23, 2008                        Scientific Council Meeting, Bern   17
 Plans in Finance and Legal Area
 Finalization of legal and financial setup
     • Change of registration in commercial registry (“Handelsregister”) 
     • Organisation of person for legal services 
     • Tax exemption 

 Detailed budget for 2008 

 Formal association procedures
     • Expense regulations 
     • Internal regulations for member institution registration, Member Group
       accreditation, Working Group lifecycle, projects within SwiNG 

 Suggestion of auditors to Assembly

 Financial report for 2008 (to be presented in spring 2009)
May 23, 2008                         Scientific Council Meeting, Bern           18
 Plans in Interior Area
 Internal communications                                 Internal organisation of
     •   Mailing lists                                  SwiNG
     •   Newsletter                                          In collaboration with Finance
                                                              and Legal area of responsibility
     •   Assembly 
     •   Scientific Council chair 
     •   Working Groups                                 Reporting and planning
                                                             • Annual report for 2008 (to be
                                                               presented in spring 2009)
 Organisation of events
                                                             • EB Planning for 2009
     •   EB meetings 
     •   Assembly meetings 
     •   SwiNG Road Show 
     •   Swiss Grid Day 

May 23, 2008                          Scientific Council Meeting, Bern                           19
 Plans in Outreach Area
 Corporate identity                                    Update of web site
     •   Logo                                             • Corporate identity 
     •   Banner                                           • News items 
     •   Envelope 
     •   Slide template                               Media relations
     •   Letter template                                  • Press release 
                                                           • Contact list 
 Creation of outreach material
     • Flyer                                          Identification of Grid Computing
     • Poster                                          courses at institutions
      To be partly outsourced to                          •    HES-SO
       marketing agency                                   •    USI
                                                           •    UZH
                                                           •    …
May 23, 2008                        Scientific Council Meeting, Bern                      20
 Currently Planned Events
 Assembly meeting, University of Bern, June 23, 2008

 ARC meets SwiNG, University of Bern, June 25, 2008 (co-organisation)

 SwiNG Road Show, Member Institutions, Summer/Fall 2008
     • Presentation about SwiNG
     • Presentation about local grid activities

 Speedup Workshop on High Performance Computing, ETH Zurich, September 8, 2008 (poster)

 Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting, University of Zurich, September 11, 2008 (booth)

 Swiss Grid Day, October 2008
     • Presentations of funding agencies
     • Presentations about grid projects

 Swiss Grid School, HES-SO EIG, October 2008 (Education & Training WG)


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