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Final Report and Presentation Slides from the NEBDIH Workshop at Drexel: “Enabling Seamless Data Sharing in Industry and Academia”

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The Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub (NEBDIH) workshop, “Enabling Seamless Data Sharing in Industry and Academia” was held at Drexel University, September 29-30, 2016. Participants from industry, government, non-profits and other stakeholders gathered to identify challenges and opportunities, and shape discussion toward accelerated data sharing. The workshop was spearheaded by the NEBDIH’s Data Sharing Working Group and interconnected with the Northeast Spokes award, “A Licensing Model and Ecosystem for Data Sharing” (PI Madden, co-PIs Binnig, Greenberg, Kraska, Weitzner) goals, where researchers are developing a safe and secure data sharing platform that facilitates sharing data that may or may not be open or free between different organizations (industry, academia, government).  The workshop was sponsored by Computing Community Consortium, with additional support provided by the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub; the Metadata Research Center, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University; and the Gerri C. LeBow College of Business, Drexel University.

Group Photo of Workshop Participants

Final [draft] Workshop Report

Workshop Agenda and Slides (Detailed Agenda)

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

9:00 – 9:30       Welcome, Introductions and Overview of the Day

  • Welcome to Drexel and Introductions – Jane Greenberg (SLIDES)
  • Welcome to Drexel – Yi Deng
  • Northeast Big Data Hub Introduction – René Bastón (SLIDES)
  • Goals of the BD Sharing Spoke and Workshop goals – Sam Madden and Tim Kraska (SLIDES)

9:30 – 10:50     Session 1:  War Stories Part I (Session chair: Florence Hudson)

11:20 – 12:00   Session 2:  IP, Policy, Legal issues (Session chair: Tim Kraska)

12:00 – 12:20     Introduction of everybody (Jane Greenberg)

12:30 – 1:45     Brainstorming Lunch (Session chair: Sam Madden)

Topic: What are the biggest challenges in sharing data and how can the Sharing Spoke help? Ideas include: Personal Identifiable Information (PII), Restriction of use, Access control, Training, Contribution, Result Sharing, Accountability, etc.

Goal: every group of 5 creates a ranked list of issues.

1:45 – 2:30       Result Presentation: Top Issues (5 min per group)

2:30 – 3:10       Infrastructure Challenges and Opportunities (Session chair: Jane Greenberg)

3:10 – 4:10       Breakout and Coffee: Requirement Gathering (Session: Tim Kraska)

Participants meet at different topic tables derived from topics identified at lunch.

Potential Topics: Personal Identifiable Information (PII), Restriction of use, Access control, Training, Contribution, Result Sharing, Accountability, etc.

Goal: A list of potential options for the data sharing license (e.g., what should the license cover? What is most important?). Each table creates a 5 min presentation per topic. Identify people who are willing to invest in a working group afterwards.

4:10 – 4:40       Presentation of Breakout Results (Session: Tim Kraska)

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016, 8:00 AM-2:30 PM

9:00 – 9:20       Introductions

  • Welcome to Drexel, introduce Aleister Saunders – Jane Greenberg
  • Aleister Saunders
  • Recap of Day 1, Sam Madden (SLIDES)

9:20 – 10:20     Welcome, War Stories II (Session chair: Florence Hudson)  (SLIDES)

  • John Brzozowski and Yana Kane-Esrig (SLIDES)
  • Jane Greenberg (SLIDES)

10:20 – 11:00   Industrial Requirements (Session chair: Jane Greenberg)

11:30 – 11:50   City Perspective (Session chair: René Bastón)

12:00 – 1:30     Breakout II: Data Sharing – what comes next? Formation of working groups (Session chair: René Bastón)