Internet 2 Middleware Initiative Workplan

Revised 6/29/99

Establish the service components of the Initiative

Establish goals and principles

June 1

Completed

Create I2MI Web Site

July 15

 
  • Design site layout
 

completed

  • Create content
 

Basic documents in each category completed; need depth.

  • Logo and integrate with Internet2 site
 

Need final logo and effective update mechanism; resources for maintenance

     

Host workshops at fall I2 member meeting

October 11

TAC notified; facilities scheduled

  • Design tutorial

Sept 1

Should emerge from web site development

  • Schedule afternoon panels

Sept 1

Topics set; panelist/volunteers needed

     

Develop relationship with TAC

Ongoing

Uncertain

 

Advance the state of the technology

Develop basic roadmaps

Aug 15

 
  • Identity
 

First draft completed; needs motivation

  • Authentication
 

Underway

  • Directories
 

Needs staffing

  • Authorization
 

Assimilating information

  • PKI
 

Draft underway

     

Submit interim proposal to NSF

July 15

Draft for comments and additions

Convene CIO work group to review materials and work their campuses

Oct 1

Dependent on NSF funding

Document the I2-MS meeting

July 15

Underway, with contributions from Almes, Morgan and Hodges

     

Understand middleware efforts international aspects

Sept 1

Meet with JISC, contact Netherlands,

     

Issue calls for technology

Sept 1

Need to firm up CFT list

   

Need to determine evaluation mechanisms

   

Need to identify funding requirements and sources

     

 

Advance the level of deployments

Educause PKI Seminar

Aug 13-14

Proposal submitted; on program committee

     

Best practices and conventions documents

November 1

Some to emerge from fall workshops

   

Need to decide IETF relationships

   

Need staffing to write

     

Develop CA services

???

 
  • Campus-based
 

Editing CREN CA drafts

  • Inter-campus
 

Work with CREN

     

Work with other national organizations

ongoing

 
  • AACRO
 

Should schedule presentations

  • NACUA
 

Should schedule presentations

     

Work with advanced scientific community

Ongoing

Met with PACI/Grid

 

August 4

Distributed Computing Conf

 

Nov

SC '99

     

Involve corporate partners

Ongoing

Requests for visits from HP, ATT, IBM.