2/8/12, 9:00 AM
Overview of the current status of the ScienceSoft discussions and brief definition of the "rules of the game" for the day
2/8/12, 9:20 AM
Open discussion about which community we are targeting, whether the community exists already, who should be part of it, what problems or needs are they experiencing, etc. All participants are invited to describe which community they are part if and brief descriptions of their most urgent needs and goals
2/8/12, 10:00 AM
Based on the agreed definition of what community ScienceSoft should serve and their needs, what should it do? What services should it provide, what features. What is the vision in one year, three years, ten years?
2/8/12, 1:00 PM
Once the vision, scope, services, functions, etc. are defined, what organizational structure should ScienceSoft adopt? Is there anything already in place that may fulfill this role? If not, can we define what is its mandate and those of the people setting it up and their roles and responsibilities?
2/8/12, 2:30 PM
How should the ScienceSoft organization operate? What are the possible funding mechanisms, membership policies, partnerships?
2/8/12, 3:30 PM
How long will it take to implement the defined organization? What are the immediate next steps?