SEPTEMBER 20 – 24, 2021

The Global Research Platform (GRP) is an international scientific collaboration to create innovative advanced ubiquitous services that integrate resources around the globe at speeds of gigabits and terabits per second, especially for large-scale data-intensive science research. GRP focuses on design, implementation, and operation strategies for next-generation distributed services and infrastructure to facilitate high-performance data gathering, analytics, transport, computing, and storage among multiple science sites at 100 Gbps or higher. GRP community partners are in North America, Asia, Europe, and South America and work together to customize international fabrics and distributed cyberinfrastructure to support optimal data-intensive scientific workflows.

The 2nd GRP Workshop (2GRP) focuses on recent and emerging advances in architectures, services, technologies, and infrastructures. Speakers explain how their innovations can directly support global science research. The 2GRP Workshop agenda has seven themes: (a) Next-Generation Research Platforms; (b) Orchestration Among Multiple Domains; (c) Large-Scale Data Transport; (d) High-Fidelity Data Flow Monitoring, Visualization, Analytics, Diagnostics, Event Correlation, AI/ML/DL; (e) Data-Intensive Science and Programmable Networking; (f) Network and Communication Service Automation; and, (g) International Testbeds for Data-Intensive Science.

Because the 2GRP Workshop is being held virtually, it is being restructured to accommodate global time zones to ensure participation from its research communities. There are two sessions, as described below. Many of the same presentations are given in both sessions; presentations will be posted after the Workshop. The schedule may change slightly, so check the final program for actual times.

North/South America, Europe, September 20-22, 2021

Times listed are CDT (Chicago Daylight Time) and GMT+2 (Innsbruck, Austria)
• Monday, September 20: 8:00am – 1:00pm CDT; 3:00pm – 8:00pm GMT+2
• Tuesday, September 21: 8:00am – 12:30pm CDT; 3:00pm – 7:30pm GMT+2
• Wednesday, September 22: 8:00am – 10:20am CDT; 3:00pm – 5:20pm GMT+2

North/South America, Asia Pacific, Southeast Asia, September 22-23, 2021 (North/South America) and September 23-24, 2021 (Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia)

Days/times listed are CDT (Chicago Daylight Time) and GMT+9 (Tokyo, Japan)
• Wednesday, Sept 22: 6:00pm – 10:20pm CDT; Thursday, Sept 23: 8:00am – 12:20pm GMT+9
• Thursday, Sept 23: 6:00pm-11-15pm CDT; Friday, Sept 24: 8:00am-1:15pm GMT+9

The Americas’ Research Platform (AmRP) Workshop is being held September 24, 8:30am – 1:00pm CDT. AmRP consists of North, Central and South America GRP participants and their key international partners and has its own agenda, distinct from the GRP Workshop.


Maxine Brown, UIC (chair)
Ilkay Altintas, SDSC
Sana Bellamine, CENIC
Vasilka Chergarova, CIARA/FIU
John Graham, Calit2-QI/UCSD
Paola Grosso, University of Amsterdam
Joe Mambretti, StarLight/iCAIR/Northwestern University
Yves Poppe, NSCC


The 2GRP Workshop Program is available for both sessions. This is a draft program and subject to modification. Check back for updates.
• North/South America, Europe, September 20-22, 2021
• North/South America, Asia Pacific, Southeast Asia, Sept 22-23, 2021 (North/South America) and Sept 23-24, 2021 (Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia)

The AmRP Program is posted on the AmRP website


Registration for speakers and participants is required, but there is no charge. a registration acknowledgment will be emailed to you within 2 days. A Zoom link will be sent 48 hours before the Workshop.

Speakers, please note that some sessions may be recorded using the Zoom framework, so your registering for the workshop means that you agree to being recorded.



2GRP is virtually collaborating with the 17th IEEE eScience 2021 Conference, which is also being held online.


• GRP website
• First GRP Workshop website and presentations
• First GRP Workshop Report, 2019
• Pacific Research Platform
• Toward the National Research Platform
• Asia Pacific Research Platform
• Americas’ Research Platform (AmRP)

The Global Research Platform (GRP) is an international scientific collaboration led by the International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) at Northwestern University, the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Qualcomm Institute–Calit2 at UC San Diego, and its partners worldwide. Contact GRP organizers for further information.