The information below tells you everything you need to know
if youre interested in participating in SC Global as
a participating site.
To join the SC Global 2003 community mailing
list, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a blank subject line
and the words "subscribe scg-03-community-l" in
the body of the message (omit the quotes).
You may also want to watch a RealMedia archive
of a presentation given over the Access Grid on January 15,
2003. This presentation is encoded for high quality over broadband
connections, and available either as streaming media (for
those with high-speed connections) or as a download for local
playback. Please note that firewalls can interfere with RealMedia
streaming playback; if you are unable to access the streamed
archive, please download the file to playback locally instead.
It is recommended that viewers also download the PowerPoint
slides from this presentation separately; they are visible
only briefly in the webcast.
PowerPoint slides: http://www.bu.edu/av/scv/scg-overview.ppt
Streaming media presentation: http://realserver.bu.edu:8080/ramgen/a/v/av/scv/scglobal.rm
Download for local playback:
Browse to www.bu.edu/av/scv/
Right-click on scglobal.rm, and select "Save
Target As. . ." or "Save Link Target As. . ."
(depending on your browser).
After downloading the file, you should then be able
to launch and play it locally.
Questions and Answers
- How can my organization participate
in SC Global as a remote site?
There are three categories of remote sites for SC Global,
and each has its own level of involvement in required preparations
(for some sites, no formal preparations are necessary).
We invite all AG locations to participate in SC Global;
there is no charge for registering as any of the types of
site. We hope you will invite your local community to participate
in SC Global at your AG node, to make a local mini-conference
out of this opportunity which allows people to network with
others from their area.
Constellation Sites are AG locations which are presenting
sessions in the SC Global program. Constellation sites have
been selected through the proposal process, and will be
required to participate in many technical and production
preparations during the summer and fall.
Satellite Sites are AG locations which participate in an
interactive, multimedia way. For example, the people attending
at Satellite Sites can ask questions through AG audio and
video channels during Panels, and participate in Birds of
a Feather session discussions. Satellite Sites must register
by September 15, and participate in a Certification Session
over the AG with the Remote Sites Manager by October 15
to verify that their node is in good working order.
Observer Sites are AG locations which observe the proceedings,
but which do not transmit audio or video to the Phoenix
conference node or other participating sites. They may have
the option to submit questions and comments through a text
interface. They are not required to participate in any particular
preparations, but instead are encouraged to simply ensure
that their AG node is in good working order.
- If my proposal to be part of the SC
Global program was not accepted, how else can I participate?
You can participate as part of the audience either at a
remote site, or at the Phoenix conference site; some sessions
(such as Birds of a Feather) will be very participatory.
The SC Global program room will be open to all conference
attendees, including those with Exhibits-only and Exhibitor
- What sites are participating
in SC Global?
Constellation Sites are listed in the Preliminary Program
(see link above), the list of Satellite Sites will become
know in late October, and the list of Observer Sites will
be known only after the event. We hope to have participation
from well over 100 sites all over the world.
- How is it decided which sessions
each remote site will participate in?
The SC Global program will be made available in August,
and sites will have the opportunity to RSVP for their desired
sessions. We reserve the right to limit the number of sites
participating interactively in a given session if the number
of sites grows large enough as to be unmanageable.
- I'm planning to attend SC03
in Phoenix. How can I participate with SCG on site?
The SC Global program room will be open to all conference
attendees (including those with Exhibits-only and Exhibitor
badges), and located just off the main registration lobby.
- What factors were considered
in reviewing proposals?
For SC Global Papers, Panels, and Birds of a Feather, there
was a two part review process, involving both the SC Global
committee and the other appropriate part of the Technical
Program committee. SC Global Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions,
for example, must be accepted both by the SC Technical Program
BoF Chairs and by the SC Global committee. The BoFs Chairs
reviewed proposals based on their usual criteria; the SC
Global committee considered whether presenting the BoF in
question over the AG would be a feasible use of the AG.
For SC Global Showcase, the proposals were be reviewed solely
by the SC Global committee (which is a subcommittee of the
Technical Program Committee). They considered:
- Compelling experience for remote sites
- Technical and/or artistic merit in its own relevant
field (painting, scientific visualization, etc)
- Contribution to understanding of the use of distributed
- Extent and effectiveness of collaboration
- Possibility of rolling out the work this session reflects
to a larger community (such as those with low-bandwidth
connections, economically disadvantaged people, and/or
people with disabilities)
- How is SC Global 2003 different from
SC Global 2001?
SC Global 2003 will build on the successes of the 2001 event
by continuing to feature innovative uses and discussions
of collaboration technologies, and encourage participation
from a large number of Access Grid locations around the
world. It is responding to the challenges faced in 2001
with improved technical and production preparations, and
an entirely new process for proposal submission and review.
Because of the continuing exponential growth of the Access
Grid, we expect to have more than twice as many participating
locations in 2003 as we did in 2001. Also, there will be
only one SC Global session at a time in 2003, unlike the
four concurrent sessions in 2001.