The working groups are derived from CANS Special Interest Groups and informed by existing and potential U.S.- China collaborations in multiple areas of research, and by educational initiatives involving the creation of U.S. campuses in China. They are joined by a coordinating body that includes key university partners with established track records in U.S.-China collaboration, including Duke University, New York University, Rice University, Georgetown University, University of California San Diego, and many others. The project creates a forum for continued interaction and planning for network cyberinfrastructure experts with outstanding investigators in major scientific disciplines. This builds upon the success and momentum of CANS meeting findings and of successful U.S. university satellite campus deployment in China, expands the audience for deployment of strategic planning by Special Interest Groups, and enhances the likelihood of increased interaction and collaboration between the U.S. and China in multiple arenas.
This is accomplished through the continuation of existing CANS-based Special Interest Groups addressing IPv6, OpenFlow/Open Science Exchange, International Connectivity and End-to-End Performance, and Federated Identities and Authorization. In addition, these groups are joined by a separate planning group of Chinese and American CIOs, a group linking NSF-funded scientists involved in research collaborations with China, and a group focusing on U.S. universities deploying remote campuses in China. They are also joined by the coordinating group of key universities with experience in U.S campus establishment in China. Areas of scientific collaboration that are likely to be targeted include high-energy physics, astronomy, biomedical and translational research, and environmental studies.