Showcase I
           
Event Type Start Time End Time Rm # Chair  

 

SC Global, Showcase 10:30AM 11:20AM 6-10 Terry Hewitt (University of Manchester)
 
Title:

Collaborative Virtual Design in Engineering
  Speakers/Presenter:
Lee Margetts (University of Manchester, MRCCS), Simon Bee (University of Salford)

 

SC Global, Showcase 11:20AM 12:00PM 6-10 Terry Hewitt (University of Manchester)
 
Title:

Communities Collaborating to Bridge the Digital Divide: The Tribal Virtual Network
  Speakers/Presenter:
Maria Williams (College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico), Vernon Lujan (Pojoaque Poeh Arts Center), Ron Solimon (Indian Pueblo Cultural Center), Lorene Willis (Jicarilla Apache Cultural Center), Tom Kennedy (Zuni Tribe), Kevin Shendo (Jemez Walatowa Visitors Center), Julie Frendle (HPCERC, University of New Mexico), Barbara Tracy (Indian Pueblo Cultural Center), Sam Catanach, Jeffery Edaakie (Zuni Cultural Center), Arlan Sando (Jemez Pueblo), Jacqui Velarde (Jicarilla Apache Cultural Center)
             

 

     
  Session: Showcase I
  Title: Collaborative Virtual Design in Engineering
  Chair: Terry Hewitt (University of Manchester)
  Time: Tuesday, November 18, 10:30AM - 11:20AM
  Rm #: 6-10
  Speaker(s)/Author(s):  
  Lee Margetts (University of Manchester, MRCCS), Simon Bee (University of Salford)
   
  Description:
  Engineering design, particularly in the aerospace and automotive industries often involves several iterations through a design cycle before the final project emerges. This is because many different professionals are involved at different stages and may make minor modifications to the design, forcing the process back through earlier design phases. By integrating the different applications used into a single problem solving environment and bringing the professionals together, design times can be greatly reduced leading to increased productivity, turnover and customer satisfaction.



Using high performance computing and interactive virtual reality visualisation, such an environment is being developed at the Advanced Virtual Prototyping Research Centre (AVPRC). The core of this environment, Hydra, is a software framework that can deploy and control many interconnected applications, such as Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA), at geographically remote locations. Collaboration and computational steering can be conducted simultaneously from different "consoles" - CAVES, Immersabenches and desktop computers. By integrating this problem solving environment with the Access Grid, collaborators can also benefit from multicast audio and visual communication with their colleagues.



Then SCGlobal Showcase would demonstrate the use of the Access Grid in a new important application area - Virtual Prototyping. Perhaps the most significant innovation is the integration of the following emerging technologies into a single problem solving environment:



* Collaboration (Access Grid)

* Virtual Reality visualisation

* Grid Computing

* Computational Steering

* Parallel engineering simulations



A Windows Media Stream archive of this session is available at mms://winmedia.internet2.edu/VB-on-Demand/CollabVirtDesign.asf . It is recommended that this file be viewed using Windows Media Player version 9.
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  Session: Showcase I
  Title: Communities Collaborating to Bridge the Digital Divide: The Tribal Virtual Network
  Chair: Terry Hewitt (University of Manchester)
  Time: Tuesday, November 18, 11:20AM - 12:00PM
  Rm #: 6-10
  Speaker(s)/Author(s):  
  Maria Williams (College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico), Vernon Lujan (Pojoaque Poeh Arts Center), Ron Solimon (Indian Pueblo Cultural Center), Lorene Willis (Jicarilla Apache Cultural Center), Tom Kennedy (Zuni Tribe), Kevin Shendo (Jemez Walatowa Visitors Center), Julie Frendle (HPCERC, University of New Mexico), Barbara Tracy (Indian Pueblo Cultural Center), Sam Catanach, Jeffery Edaakie (Zuni Cultural Center), Arlan Sando (Jemez Pueblo), Jacqui Velarde (Jicarilla Apache Cultural Center)
   
  Description:
  The Tribal Virtual Network is a consortium of Native American tribal museums and education centers. It sees the Access Grid as not only a research tool for scientists, but as a collaborative ignition switch between communities. The TVN will 1) briefly discuss their unique application of the Access Grid, and 2) demonstrate how collaborative technologies are being used to overcome the "Digital Divide" by accessing education and training.



The intent of the 30-minute showcase demonstration is to:

1. Clarify to the scientific community what the digital divide means to Native Americans

2. Demonstrate how collaborative technologies can unite diverse communities.



TVN consortium members will connect from New Mexico through their low-bandwidth, custom configured inSORS Access Grid nodes. They will start out by briefly introducing their respective tribes and cultural centers to visually show why so few minorities become researchers. Next, they will demonstrate a condensed version of an interactive, collaborative class in professional artist development. Finally, they will invite scientists and organizations across the Access Grid to collaborate with the consortium.



A Windows Media Stream archive of this session is available at mms://winmedia.internet2.edu/VB-on-Demand/TribalVirtNet.asf. It is recommended that this file be viewed using Windows Media Player version 9.
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