See you in KC! The GPN Annual Meeting is May 31-June 2, 2023
GPN 2022 Annual Meeting


The GPN 2022 Annual Meeting offers a full schedule of speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, lightning talks, and workshops. In addition, we have built special Sponsor Showcase breaks into the schedule where attendees can meet with the sponsors at their booths to listen to briefings, ask questions, and get information on each company’s products and services. The three-day schedule is being managed through Access the conference schedule with your web browser at If you sign up for a free Sched account, you can customize and manage your own conference schedule. Download the free Sched smartphone app and manage your schedule while on the go. Search for “gpn2022” in the app to find the conference event.

Program Highlights

Keynote Addresses

Ryan Coffee
Dr. Ryan Coffee, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Morning Keynote

The morning keynote speaker is Dr. Ryan Coffee, Senior Scientist, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, who will speak on “Scientific Federated Machine Learning: Amplifying the Impact of Information” in the opening session on Thursday, June 2nd, at 9:30 AM.

Dr. Coffee’s expertise spans the fields of ultrafast and nonlinear optical methods, x-ray free-electron lasers and medical imaging and data analysis methods. He has spent the better part of the last decade co-designing machine learning methods that tightly integrate into the physical implementations of x-ray and optical detector systems with streaming data processing at the sensor edge. With projects ranging from x-ray spectroscopy in molecules, attosecond x-ray pulse reconstruction, ultrafast optical response in materials, radiographic medical imaging, and tokamak plasma fusion, he has become an adamant proponent of data and model marketplaces for cross-domain innovative sharing with built in provenance and value tracking, e.g. Federated ML. He foresees this as enabling infrastructure for an intelligent and shared data and model ecosystem with quantifiable metric based dynamic retention and access control.

Ryan is a Senior Staff Research Scientist in PULSE and LCLS with an emphasis on AMO science and instrumentation and the requisite computational methods for our imminent move to a million frames per second machine with the LCLS-II. In that context he has been a core member of the SLAC AI Initiative since its inception with particular emphasis on Machine Learning for real-time information extraction at the sensor edge. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Arkansas followed by a PhD in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics from the University of Connecticut. He joined the PULSE Institute at SLAC as a Research Associate in 2006 and has never left SLAC since.

Breakfast and the Morning Keynote Address on Thursday are sponsored by Juniper Networks.

Susan Sons
Susan E. Sons, Indiana University

Noon Keynote

The noon keynote speaker is Susan E. Sons, Chief Security Analyst, Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, who will speak on “Stakeholder Management in a Crisis: Lessons From a Crisis Communicator” during lunch on Thursday, June 2nd, at 12:15 PM.

As the Chief Security Analyst at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Susan leads a team of engineers and analysts working to secure higher education, research, and other areas with unusual or difficult cybersecurity challenges. In her roles as Manager of Security Services with OmniSOC and as Deputy Director of ResearchSOC, Susan leads monitoring, intelligence, defense, and incident response operations for large and small academic institutions, and NSF Major Facilities.

Susan is passionate about getting beyond the checkboxes to build truly effective security for real-world needs. She’s a busy generalist with specialties in IoT/OT/ICS/SCADA, security operations, software security, and more. When not building security teams, services, and programs, Susan enjoys time with family, good tea, and outdoor adventures.

Lunch and the Noon Keynote Address on Thursday are sponsored by Ciena.

Be a Presenter

The GPN Annual Meeting is a great place to show your accomplishments and new projects. Openings are still available in the program schedule for five-minute lightning talks.  These are scheduled as the last session on Friday, June 3rd, at 11:15 AM.  Be an active participant in the conference by submitting a proposal to speak. The submission deadline is May 27, 2022.

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Program Schedule

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Time (CT)TopicLocationPresenter
DAY 1: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
08:00 - 09:00BreakfastArtist Foyer
09:00 - 12:00GPN EC/NPC MeetingNichols APresiding: James Deaton (GPN)
09:00 - 12:00GPN CIP MeetingNichols BPresiding: Daniel Andresen (Kansas State University)
09:00 - 12:00GPN NTAC MeetingNichols CPresiding: Shannon Spurling (MOREnet)
09:00 - 12:00GPN Security Committee MeetingMcCoy APresiding: Rick Haugerud (University of Nebraska)
12:00 - 13:00Lunch BuffetArtist Foyer
13:00 - 16:30CIO RoundtableNichols AModerator: Beth Chancellor (University of Missouri)
13:00 - 16:30GPN CyberTeam Engagement MeetingNichols BPresiding: Kevin Brandt (South Dakota State University)
13:00 - 16:30Workshop: Homeland Security Tabletop ExerciseMcCoy AAngela Robinson (Missouri Office of Homeland Security)
13:00 - 17:00Workshop: Network Debugging with NetSage and perfSONARMcCoy BDoug Southworth (Indiana University)
16:30 - 17:30No activity scheduled
17:30 - 19:30Gala Reception - Sponsored by PIER GroupKemper Museum
DAY 2: Thursday, June 2, 2022
07:30 - 09:00Breakfast - Sponsored by Juniper NetworksNichols ABC
08:00 - 12:00Workshop: Internet2 CLASS Google Cloud EssentialsMcCoy ATimothy Middelkoop (Internet2)
09:00 - 09:30Welcome to the GPN 2022 Annual MeetingNichols ABCJames Deaton (GPN)
09:30 - 10:30Morning Keynote Address: Scientific Federated Machine Learning: Amplifying the Impact of InformationNichols ABCDr. Ryan Coffee (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
10:30 - 11:00Sponsors Showcase BreakArtist Foyer
11:00 - 12:00Sponsors Lightning TalksNichols ABCModerator: James Deaton
Presenters: Shane Praay (Juniper Networks), Jim Kovach (PIER Group), Steve Quagliata (Ciena)
12:00 - 13:15Lunch Buffet - Sponsored by CienaNichols ABC
12:15 - 13:15Noon Keynote Address: Stakeholder Management in a Crisis: Lessons From a Crisis CommunicatorNichols ABCSusan E. Sons (Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research)
13:15 - 13:30Break
13:30 - 14:15Breakout 1a: Implementing Role-Based Network Access ControlNichols ABCMatthew Long (University of Nebraska)
13:30 - 14:15Breakout 1b: Managing Petabytes of Data Using iRODSMcCoy AJustin James (iRODS Consortium)
14:15 - 14:30Break
14:30 - 15:15Breakout 2a: Emulate your Networks for better Designs, Training, & MigrationsNichols ABCMichael Carey (Integration Partners, a ConvergeOne Company)
14:30 - 15:15Breakout 2b: Basics of Federation with eduroam, InCommon, and eduGAINMcCoy ABrett Bieber (University of Nebraska)
15:15 - 15:45Sponsors Showcase BreakArtist Foyer
15:45 - 16:45Session: State of the States Research PanelNichols ABCModerator: Daniel Andresen (Kansas State University), Panelists: David Chaffin (University of Arkansas), Lawrence Tarbox (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences), Adam Caprez (University of Nebraska), Henry Neeman (University of Oklahoma), Mark Bookout (Missouri S&T)
16:45 - 17:30Breakout 3a: GlobalNOC Tools and Services for GPNNichols ABCDaniel Doyle (Indiana University GlobalNOC)
16:45 - 17:30Breakout 3b: CaRCC Capabilities Model Essentials Version Discussion McCoy AJohn Hicks (Internet2)
17:30 - 18:30BoF #1: GP-ARGO: The Great Plains Augmented Regional Gateway to the Open Science GridNichols ABCDaniel Andresen (Kansas State University)
17:30 - 18:30BoF #2: A Common Computing Environment for Education and Research: An OU Implementation of NautilusMcCoy AMark Laufersweiler and Tyler Pearson (University of Oklahoma)
18:30 - 20:00No activity scheduled
20:00 - ??:??Building Energy Efficient Research Networks (BeerNet)Presidential Suite, Rm 520
DAY 3: Friday, June 3, 2022
07:30 - 08:30BreakfastNichols ABC
08:30 - 09:30Session: State of the State Networks PanelNichols ABCModerator: David Merrifield (GPN), Panelists: Cort Buffington (KanREN), Andrew Buker (University of Nebraska), Paul Kern (South Dakota Board of Regents), John Hennessey (OneNet), Hank Niederhelm (MOREnet), Steve Schallehn (Iowa State University), Elon Turner (ARE-ON)
09:30 - 11:00Workshop: STINGAR: Honeypot Setup and Processing Threat Intelligence DataMcCoy AStephen Ralph (University of Nebraska)
09:30 - 11:30Workshop: Setting Up Research Jobs in the PRP Nautilus Kubernetes HyperClusterMcCoy BGrant Scott (University of Missouri)
09:30 - 10:30Session: Data Mobility Exhibition: Evaluating National Data Mobility Capabilities, Shortcomings, and OpportunitiesNichols ABCJason Zurawski (ESnet)
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 11:15Session: What's New with GlobusNichols ABCVas Vasiliadis (Globus, University of Chicago)
11:15 - 12:00Attendee Lightning TalksNichols ABCDaniel Andresen (Kansas State University), Brian Burkhart (OneNet), Kyle Hutson (Kansas State University), Ryan Johnson (University of South Dakota), Timothy Middelkoop (Internet2)

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