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Data Management Architecture Specification Workshop


  • Date: June 30-July 1, 2008 (Monday 8:00-17:00, Tuesday 8:00-15:00)
  • Location: Calit2 (Atkinson Hall) #4004, UCSD, San Diego, CA
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Size: 6 invitees


The goal of this workshop is to define the scope of the Data Management System capabilities, identify the gaps between subsystem technologies, and investigate how the technologies get integrated.


Day 1 (6/30)

Time Presenter/ Moderator Topic
8:00   Breakfast
8:30 Matthew Arrott Welcome, introductions
8:45 Matthew Arrott OOI-CI scope, FDR goals, capabilities expected from the Data Management subsystem
9:15 Architecture team OOI-CI high-level architecture, current understanding of Data Management logical nodes
9:30 Kevin Gomes SSDS's Observatory Data Ingest & Provenance Framework (MBARI)
9:45 John Graybeal SSDS's Observatory Data Model (MBARI)
10:00   Break
10:15 Roy Mendelssohn ERDDAP Ocean Data Access Service (NOAA)
10:30 Kai Lin GEON Data Mediation Architecture (UCSD)
10:45 James Galleger Hyrax's Component Architecture & Interfaces (OPeNDAP)
11:00 Peter Fox VSTO Ontology (OPeNDAP)
11:15 Arcot Rajasekar iRODS MCAT & User Metadata Data Model (SDSC)
11:30 Mike Wan iRODS Component Architecture & Interfaces (SDSC)
11:45 TBD (tentative) BIRN Spatial Indexing
12:00pm   Lunch
01:00pm Architecture team Working Session 1: Refinement of logical nodes
02:45pm   Break
03:00pm Architecture team Working Session 2: Mapping of technologies to logical nodes
05:00pm   End-of-Day

Day 2 (7/01)

Time Presenter/ Moderator Topic
8:00   Breakfast
8:30 All Working Session 1: interaction protocol required for accessing the capabilities of the subsystem.
Usage scenario: data flow from instrument to preservation.
10:00   Break
10:15 All Working Session 2: interaction protocol required for accessing the capabilities of the subsystem.
Usage scenario: data discovery and access.
12:00pm   Lunch
01:00pm All Working Session 3: interaction protocol required for accessing the capabilities of the subsystem.
Usage scenario: data distribution between facilities.
02:30pm   Break
02:45pm Matthew Arrott FDR Plan, capabilities/responsibilities of technology teams
03:30pm   Workshop adjourns


  • Abel Lin, NCBR
  • Arcot Rajasekar, SDSC
  • Mike Wan, SDSC
  • John Graybeal, MBARI
  • Kevin Gomes, MBARI
  • Peter Fox, OPeNDAP
  • James Gallager, OPeNDAP
  • Roy Mendelssohn, NOAA
  • Kai Lin, GEON
  • Ashraf Memon, GEON
  • Matthew Arrott, UCSD
  • Claudiu Farcas, UCSD
  • Emilia Farcas, UCSD
  • Michael Meisinger, UCSD

Preparation Materials

See: general architecture specification process.

Presentations and Workshop Materials

Workshop Results

The workshop notes and resulting models are consolidated into the Data Management Subsystem Architecture Specification documents using the DoDAF standard.

Logistics and Reimbursement

All workshop participants should make their own flight arrangements to San Diego and retain receipts for reimbursement through Karen Schwamb at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  Karen's contact information is:

Karen Schwamb / Administrative Associate
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd., MS 7
Woods Hole, MA  02543
Telephone:  508-289-2675 / Fax:  508-457-2006

We've reserved (and prepaid for) rooms for workshop attendees traveling from out of town at the Sheraton La Jolla at 3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla, CA 92037 (858.453.5500).  They provide plenty of information (including directions) on their web site.

Workshop attendees will be responsible for incidentals. Please retain your receipts (if necessary) for reimbursement through Karen.

A taxi from the airport to the hotel is quickest and easiest way to the hotel.  At that point, we encourage you to coordinate with other attendees for transportation from the hotel to the workshop location (Room 4004 Atkinson Hall - Warren College ).  For those who might wish to walk from the hotel to campus, we recommend that you give yourself 20 to 30 minutes - this is an estimate for a brisk paced walk with some significant hills.  Your foot route from the hotel to Atkinson Hall (F-6 on the campus map - W in Warren College) is North on Villa La Jolla Drive (right from Holiday Court or the Sheraton), straight through two lights and left onto Gilman Drive.  Turn Right onto Russell Lane.  At the end of Russell Lane - continue traveling North on walkways (between buildings), cross Matthews Lane, continue between buildings to Warren Mall.  Cross the Mall and continue to travel on walkways between buildings to Atkinson Hall. 

For those who choose to rent a car and drive - on-campus parking requires the purchase of a daily permit from kiosks located at the visitor information centers or in the newer parking structures.  Keep the permit for reimbursement through Karen.  When driving to campus from the hotel, turn North on Villa La Jolla Drive (right from Holiday Court or the Sheraton), and turn left at the first light onto La Jolla Village Drive.  Get into the far right lane and exit onto Gilman Drive (almost immediately).  Turn right onto Gilman and pull into the visitors information center on the right to purchase your parking permit.  Proceed North/right on Gilman through five stop signs, one light, and one final stop sign. Turn left on Voigt Drive at the next stop sign.  Go straight through the next stop, and make a right at the next stop to stay on Voigt drive, which winds you around to stop signs at Justice Lane and Equality Lane.  The next (third stop) is parking lot 502, which is your best bet for parking near Atkinson Hall.  If you arrive late, and cannot find parking in Lot 502, please proceed up the hill and park in the new parking structure (not shown on this map) on the Northwest corner of the intersection of Hopkins and Voigt.  This parking structure has its own parking pass kiosks - so if you don't mind the short walk from there to Atkinson - you can skip the detour to the Gilman information center and just take Villa La Jolla to Gilman - and head right to Voigt.

Rita Bauer ( can help with driver-rider coordination if you will let her know what your itinerary is.  Her contact information is:

Rita M. Bauer
Special Projects Coordinator
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0225
La Jolla, CA 92093-0225
858.822.3372 (Fax) 

Workshop attendees will receive breakfast and lunch, but you will be on your own for dinner each day, so we'll provide a list of local restaurants to make your selection easier.  Woods Hole meal perdiem reimbursement rate is limited to $57 per day.  As a single meal, dinner is limited to $30.  Karen will reimburse meals at these rates.

We hope this provides you with the information you need - but if not - please do not hesitate to contact Karen or Rita should you have questions regarding the workshop or need assistance in making your arrangements.

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