AARC2 Kick Off Meeting

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The AARC2 kick-off meeting took place on 6-8 June 2017, at Haus der Kirche, in Bad Herrenalb – a small spa town around 40 mins from Karlsruhe, Germany. The list of attendees is online.


The kick off is meant to be a team-building meeting with interactive sessions to engage with all attendees.

6th June – Setting the scenes

Time Activity
14.00 – 14.30 Check in and Coffee
14.30- 14.40 Welcome to the AARC2 Project, Licia Florio
14.40-15:45  Let’s review AARC results

Overview of the AARC results:

  • architecture, Christos Kanellopoulos
  • training and outreach, Laura Durnford
  • pilots (PPT), Paul van Dijk
  • and policy (also includes a short heads-up presentation on the REFEDS assurance profile)
15:45-16:15 BREAK
16:15-18:00 What are the various communities’ problems? And what are the expectations?

Team work – Bottom up brainstorming to understand requirements. Round tables between the representatives of different research communities and AARC WPs – Discussion facilitated by Irina Mikhailava.

18:00 Day 1 Wrap up
19:00 Working Dinner – during dinner groups will get together to refine  priorities in relation the team work done today. The output will be presented tomorrow

7th May – Think, plan and set Objectives

Time Activity
09:00-10:00 Prioritising the community requirements

Each WP to report on the teamwork and brainstorming discussion with the whole group on day 1.

10:00-12:00 Additional Tasks

12:00-12:30 Can r/e-Infrastructures partner to deploy sustainable AAIs?  Petr Holub
12:30-13:30 LUNCH
13:30-15:30 Do the priorities match the AARC2 proposed plan? And if not how do we align plans?

Team work: attendees split into teams (based on the WPs structure) to refine their plans – Discussion facilited by Irina Mikhailava

15:30-15:45 BREAK
15:45-17:15 Each WP presents their plans and priorities to

18:10 Day 2 Wrap up

8th June – How do we work together

Time Activity
09:00-09:20 Wiki, mailing lists, time reports etc, Licia and Sigita
09:20-10:00 Introducing the Pilot Platform, Niels van Dijk
10:00 – 10:30 Demos, SA1 team
10:30-10:50 BREAK
10:50-12:15 Open space for community discussions

  • Account linking and LoA elevation policies,  Nicolas Liampotis
  • Should robots be allowed to cross the IGTF-to-eduGAIN bridge
12:15-12:30 Summary of actions, gaps and challenges, Licia
12:30 Meeting ends – Light lunch provided


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