SPRING 2006 FORUM NEWS FROM THE DLF DEVELOPERS FORUM
Developers' Forum Chair, 2006-2008: John Kunze (California Digital
The DLF Developers' Forum is an informal group of DLF Forum attendees
who are active technologists and developers at their institutions. The
Developers' Forum provides dedicated time at the DLF Forum to meet
together to share problems, ideas, and solutions of a technical nature.
The Developers' Forum's activities consist of a meeting on the Wednesday
afternoon immediately following the main DLF Forum, and a Panel and BOF
on the main DLF Forum program.
THE DEVELOPERS' FORUM MEETING
Wednesday afternoon, April 12 2006
All are welcome to attend. The agenda is as follows: round-table,
voluntary micro-presentations on four topics:
-- cool new technology of interest
-- over-hyped technology
-- technical problems calling for group discussion
-- opportunities for collaboration
There will be time for discussion after each micro-presentation, and
there will be at least thirty minutes at the end to select one topic for
a session and birds-of-feather (BOF) meeting at the next main DLF Forum,
(see below) and a temporary co-chair appointed to help organize,
moderate, and facilitate that session and BOF.
The temporary co-chair will serve for the next forum, but that person
can volunteer for as many tours of duty as he or she likes. If no one
volunteers then there will be no session/BOF for that Forum.
Other topics of high interest -- but not suitable for the developers'
session and BOF -- will be referred to the main Forum Program Committee
for their consideration.
THE DEVELOPERS' FORUM SESSION AND BOF
At each DLF Forum there will be a reserved session and a BOF afterwards
on a technical topic selected at the previous Developers' Forum. The
session will describe the topic and background related to it, and the
BOF will be a facilitated discussion of that issue open to all
interested parties. At the end of the BOF a decision will be made as to
whether there is sufficient interest, clear scope and direction to spin
off a new initiative (and how that will get started).
The topic for the Spring 2006 Forum (Austin, TX) will be identifier
resolution technology and will be organized by this term's co-chair, Tim
DiLauro (Johns Hopkins University).
At the Developers' Forum in Austin we will solicit a new co-chair for
the topic that emerges for the following Forum.