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There were five discipline panels: Earth System Modeling, Solid Earth and Natural Hazards, Astrophysics, Heliophysics, and Planetary Science and Mission Engineering. Each panel was led by two or three co-chairs, with specifically invited panel members. Broader community participation was invited, but panel chairs and panelists were charged with developing the panel reports.


The schedule for the two-day workshop is below. Room assignments were available onsite.

Tuesday, July 29
8:30 a.m.
Plenary Session

Dr. Azita Valinia
Associate Director for Research & Development
Sciences and Exploration Directorate
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA's Computational Modeling Challenge
Dr. Michael Freilich
Director, Earth Science Division
Science Mission Directorate
NASA Headquarters
Presentation (2 MB PDF)

A Few Highlights of Space Science Computational Challenges
Dr. Azita Valinia
Presentation (3.2 MB PDF)

Computational Modeling Technology Trends
Dr. Tom Clune
Acting Head, Software Integration and Visualization Office
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Presentation (900 KB PDF)

Charge to Workshop Participants
Dr. Tsengdar Lee
NASA High-End Computing Program Manager
Science Mission Directorate
NASA Headquarters
Presentation (364 KB PDF)

10 a.m. Panel Sessions (breakouts by discipline panels)
  Panel Instructions
Panels gather application scenarios from participants. (Pre-Workshop Survey to be provided in advance to all registered participants.) Collect all data, but identify median applications and outliers.
  Need science driver info for each major modeling application. Also need to capture near-term evolution and/or revolution in the way these applications are expected to evolve. History shows that model evolution is cost constrained, so 5-year prognostications are not useful. But finding out something akin to a roadmap without timeline may be useful in understanding potential growth. Also, are there any mission drivers?
  Deal with "other topics" (capabilities and technologies identified in the survey, and "human capital," e.g., workforce skills and availability) via prompts or an open forum.
  Panel chairs should enroll one or more "rapporteurs" from among their invited panel members, with the assignment of generating summaries/talking points for review on Day 2.
Noon Lunch Break (on your own)
1:00 p.m. Panel Sessions Continue
4:30 p.m. Plenary Session
  Reports from the Panel Session Chairs (10 minutes each).
  Summary observations from the embedded technology committee members.
5:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

Wednesday, July 30
8:30 a.m.
Panel Sessions Continue
  Complete any unfinished discussions. Review panelists’ summaries. Panel members concur on findings.
10:30 a.m. Plenary Session
  Summary Report on Findings by panel chairs (20 minutes each).
12:30 p.m. Adjourn


Panel Co-Chairs

Earth System Modeling:
Michele Rienecker/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Bill Lapenta/Marshall Space Flight Center

Solid Earth and Natural Hazards:
Andrea Donnellan/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
John LaBrecque/NASA Headquarters (HQ)

Joan Centrella/GSFC
Jim van Meter/GSFC
Michael Salamon/HQ

Michael Hesse/GSFC
Lika Guhathakurta/HQ

Planetary Science and Mission Engineering:
Michael Lisano/JPL
David Skulsky/JPL

Technology Committee:
Robert Ferraro/JPL
Tom Clune/GSFC

Workshop Organizing Committee

Tsengdar Lee/HQ (Workshop Co-Chair)
Azita Valinia/GSFC (Workshop Co-Chair)
Jim Fischer/GSFC
Robert Ferraro/JPL
Tom Clune/GSFC
Jarrett Cohen/GST/GSFC
Angela Taylor/Harris

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