Mexico-California Research Collaboration Workshop

February 10-11, 2014
Calit2's Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego

Big Data, Big Network 2 is a two-day, invitation-only workshop to be held Feb. 10-11, 2014 at the Qualcomm Institute, the UC San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) in Atkinson Hall on the UCSD campus in La Jolla, California.

BDBN2 is a follow-on workshop to the one held in October 2013 at the Centro de Investigación Científica y Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE, the Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education). The purpose of that workshop was to enhance cross-border science and engineering research and education applications enabled by the AmLight West 10G connection operated by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) in collaboration with Mexico’s Corporación Universitaria para el Desarrollo de Internet (CUDI, the University Corporation for Internet Development). 

At the Ensenada workshop we identified existing and prospective users of the 10GigE network between Mexico and California, and we promoted new cross-border collaborations. The goal of this follow-on workshop at UC San Diego is to further document and promote Mexico-California research collaborations. We also aim to provide information and  training to previously identified users on how best to use high-speed networking and display walls for research collaboration.

The BDBN2 workshop will focus on the use of networking and visualization resources in support of cross-border research, and it will include hands-on training and technology demonstrations as well as presentations. 

During the workshop, investigators from the U.S. and Mexico will showcase and demonstrate applications and science drivers that benefit from advanced cyberinfrastructure.

The planned program and list of speakers will be posted on this website in January 2014.

If you have any questions or would like to register early for this workshop, please contact Greg Hidley at and include the title "BDBN2" in the subject line.

For information about the inaugural October 2013 Big Data Big Network Workshop hosted by CICESE in Ensenada, visit

We would like to thank our sponsors, Calit2/QI, CENIC, NSF, FIU, CICESE, UC MEXUS and the IRPS Center for US-Mexican Studies for their support for this event.


Powerpoint presentations delivered at BDBN2 can now be downloaded here.