The duration of the Action is 4 years and begins with the kick-off meeting. At the kick-off meeting the MC will appoint Action chair, and coordinators for STSMs, Web site, online forum, and Work Groups. MC will also take immediate steps towards quick approval of the initial set of STSMs.

The Action plans exactly one meeting per year, in order to maximize the resources for STSMs. Assuming the set of experts that have so far expressed interest in the Action, 20 STSMs are expected in each of the years; this number will need to be increased if the actual membership is larger.