It seems time to make a decision re the f2f meeting.
Sean and I propose to have it on Friday September 10 in Manchester.
(Alternative dates in the week 6-10 September could be arranged.)
For those who cannot attend and are interested we can set up
an Access Grid meeting. Please let us know your availability
as soon as possible.
Sean Bechhofer wrote:
> Dickinson, Ian J wrote:
>> Hi Sean,
>>> I'd agree. A f2f is always a good idea, particularly when there's
>>> likely to be a fair bit of discussion. If we don't want to wait
>>> until September (although in reality given holidays, conferencing,
>>> etc etc it's not actually *that* far away now),
>>> an alternative is to try and set up an Access Grid meeting or
>>> something similar. We've had some success with that recently. Do you
>>> (Ralf, Ian D) have those facilities?
>> Sorry, that's a new one on me. What's an Access Grid? (though, under
>> negation as failure, I expect the answer is "no we don't" :-)
> Negation as Failure? No, I don't think we'll be having that. Remember
> the "D" in DIG ;-)
> Access Grid has been described as "videoconferencing on steroids" but
> it's more than that really. Basically supports distributed meetings
> through video, audio, shared workspaces etc.
> You don't actually need that much hardware to participate -- I believe
> it'll all run on a basic machine with suitable peripherals (e.g.
Dr Daniele Turi
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University of Manchester
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