The 2018 NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) Principal Investigator (PI) workshop will be held on Monday April 30 and Tuesday May 1, 2018 at the The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center. This year, the workshop will be co-located with the 18th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid’18).

Important Dates

Workshop Registration: 29 March 2018
Poster Submission: 23 April 2018
Lightning Talk Submission: 23 April 2018

Workshop Registration

Please register to attend the 2018 SI2 PI workshop by March 29, 2018:

Poster presentation

PIs are expected to present a poster on their project. We will again use Figshare to host and share the posters digitally. Please follow these steps to upload your poster by 23 April 2018:

1. Create or log into your Figshare account.
2. Follow steps from "My Data" -> "Create a new item" to bring up the content upload form.
3. Fill in the appropriate metadata (authors, title).
4. Set the "Item type" to poster, and at the keyword stage put "NSF-SI2-2018" as one of the chosen keywords. (Hit return/enter to separate keywords.)
5. You may also want to add your NSF award # to the "Funding" section.
6. For license, we recommend selecting "CC BY" (which should be the default).
7. Please also add a brief abstract describing your project.
8. Hit publish!

Please note that you are expected to print out and bring a physical copy on your own; we will not be printing any posters. Collaborative projects (including across multiple institutions) should only bring one poster.

Lightning Talks

Each project will also give a brief, one-minute lightning talk to introduce their poster. To avoid any technical issues and minimize delays, lightning talk slide(s) will need to be submitted by 23 April 2018. More instructions will follow on this topic, as well as a recommended template.


Title and Theme: Towards a National Software Ecosystem

Monday Apr 30, 2018
Time Event Speaker
7:30am Breakfast and Registration
7:30am Breakfast with Jim Kurose**
8:30am Welcome Address Frank Timmes
8:45am NSF OAC Directions Irene Qualters and Jim Kurose
9:30am Coffee Break
10:00am Lightning Talks #1
10:45am Posters Session #1
noon Lunch SI2
1:00pm SI2 Institutes: Network for Computational Nanotechnology Cyber Platform Gerhard Klimeck
1:30pm SI2 Institutes: Science Gateways Software Institute Nancy Wilkins-Diehr
2:00pm SI2 Institutes: Molecular Science Software Institute Daniel Crawford
2:30pm Industry Highlight: TBA Mike Zentner
3:00pm Coffee Break
3:15pm Lightning Talks #2
4:00pm Posters Session #2
5:00pm Closing Session

** For selected PIs only.

Tuesday May 1, 2018
Time Event Speaker
7:30am Breakfast and Registration
8:30am Conceptualization: Geospatial Software Institute Shaowen Wang
9:00am Conceptualization: Scientific Software Innovation Institute For High Energy Physics Peter Elmer
9:30am Conceptualization: Conceptualizing a US Research Software Sustainability Institute Karthik Ram
10:00am Coffee Break
10:15am Lightning Talks #3
11:00am Posters Session #3
noon Lunch
1:00pm SSI Highlight: STORM: A Scalable Toolkit for an Open Community Supporting Near Realtime High Resolution Coastal Modeling Joannes Westerink
1:15pm SSE Highlight: Fast Dynamic Load Balancing Tools for Extreme Scale Systems Mark Shephard
1:30pm REU Highlight: NCSA's INCLUSION (Incubating a New Community of Leaders Using Software, Inclusion, Innovation, Interdisciplinary and OpeN-Science) REU Site Dan Katz
1:45pm SSI Highlight: Distributed Workflow Management Research and Software in Support of Science Ewa Deelman
2:00pm SSE Highlight: Making Software Engineering Work for Computational Science and Engineering: An Integrated Approach Jeff Carver
2:15pm Software Security: Selecting engineering and security practices to enable robust CI and trustworthy science Von Welch
2:30pm Coffee Break
2:45pm Lightning Talks #4
3:30pm Posters Session #4
4:30pm SI2 Program Directions Vipin Chaudhary
5:00pm Closing


Frank Timmes (Chair)

Arizona State University

Sandra Gesing

University of Notre Dame

Paul Bauman

University at Buffalo

Frank Löffler

Louisiana State University / Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Kyle Niemeyer

Oregon State University

Rafael Ferreira da Silva

University of Southern California

Past Meetings

2017 SI2 PI Meeting

Arlington, VA – 21-22 Feb 2017

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2016 SI2 PI Meeting

Arlington, VA – 16-17 Feb 2016

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2015 SI2 PI Meeting

Arlington, VA – 17-18 Feb 2015

  Website      Report

2014 SI2 PI Meeting

Arlington, VA – 24-25 Feb 2014

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2013 SI2 PI Meeting

Arlington, VA – 17-18 Jan 2013

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