- Meeting. They plan to review the activities of the working group over the last cycle and plan for new activities for the cycle to come. https://www.openstack.org/summit/sydney-2017/summit-schedule/events/19880/scientific-working-group-meeting
- Birds of a Feather session: https://www.openstack.org/summit/sydney-2017/summit-schedule/events/19885/scientific-working-group-lightning-talks
- This speaker track has been basically curated by Scientific SIG members; there are over a dozen talks over the course of the Summit, https://www.openstack.org/summit/sydney-2017/summit-schedule/global-search?t=University%2B%26%2BResearch%2B
SIGs are a relatively new development in OpenStack. Neither operator-focused nor developer-focused they’re open groups, with documented guidance on how to get involved. “They have a scope, a clear description of the problem space they are working to address, or of the use case they want to better support in OpenStack,” says Thierry Carrez, VP of engineering at the OpenStack Foundation.
Other active SIGs as of this writing include APIs, Ansible, Kubernetes, Public Cloud and Self-Healing as well as a “Meta” one for discussing the work of SIGs in general. You can find a complete list and information about how to create them here.