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Report of the 2014 NSF CyberBridges Workshop on Developing the Next Generation of Cyberinfrastructure Faculty for Computational and Data-enabled Science and Engineering

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The third annual workshop for the NSF Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) CAREER awardees was held June 2 -- 3, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. Twenty-seven attendees and five keynote speakers attended the workshop. The attendees, who were funded by nine divisions that support research related to the development and use of cyberinfrastructure, were selected from twenty-five institutions. Seven of the attendees of the workshop attended one of the previous workshops (i.e., either the 2012 or...

NSF Workshop on Ultra-Low Latency Wireless Networks

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The workshop on Ultra-Low-Latency Wireless Networks was held on March 26-27, 2015 at Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona. The workshop's attendees included over 40 participants from Academia, Government and Industry, representing a range of perspectives, including: wireless network control algorithms, information theory, wireless network systems, on-chip wireless network. Participants were selected by invitation as well as members of the community selected through this open call for participation. The workshop is organized by Dr. Supratim Deb...

Designing Tools and Curricula for Undergraduate Courses in Distributed Systems

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Distributed applications have become a core component of the Internet's infrastructure. However, many undergraduate curricula do not offer courses that focus on the design and implementation of distributed systems. As a result, undergraduates are not as prepared as they should be for graduate study or careers in industry. Historically, the problem has often been caused by a lack of resources, since many schools do not have the computing infrastructure needed to experiment with distributed systems....

2016 Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) Principal Investigators Workshop

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This report summarizes the organization and execution of the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored workshop, “Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) Principal Investigator (PI) Workshop,” and the observations and discussions it generated. The workshop was held February 16-17, 2016 at The Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, VA and was professionally facilitated by Knowinnovation. It was attended by 98 participants from SI2 program supported projects, industry, and government laboratories. The workshop served as an open forum...

Report on the NSF Workshop on Formal Methods for Security

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The NSF workshop on Security and Formal Methods, held 19–20 November 2015, brought together developers of formal methods, researchers exploring how to apply formal methods to various kinds of systems, and people familiar with the security problem space. Participants were drawn from universities, industry research organizations, government, and a selected pool of scientists from foreign institutions. We explored how current research results and strategies can provide improved secure systems using contemporary formal methods, and how...

Building a Virtual Community of Practice: A report from a working meeting in support of the CS10K Community

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Several NSF CE21 CS10k grant recipient teams convened as an overall working group focused on building and supporting a virtual community of practice. While we had many participants, we did not have many high school teachers present to provide feedback on the Virtual Community site, www.cs10kcommunity.org. The group in attendance provided the following recommendations to strengthen the usability and usage of the Virtual Community site and the building of an overall Virtual Community of Practice...

Biologically-Enabled Wireless Networks Design and Modeling

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The National Science Foundation Workshop on Biologically-Enabled Wireless Networks Design and Modeling took place in Arlington, VA, on July 19-20, 2011. The meeting attracted 29 researchers from several science and engineering disciplines pertaining to the theme of the workshop including Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Physics. About ten NSF officials also attended the workshop. One of the declared goals of the workshop was to bring together several scientific communities and discuss potential...

2015 Workshop on Intelligent and Information Systems for Geosciences

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The goal of the Intelligent Systems for Geosciences workshop was to identify avenues for future research on intelligent systems that will result in fundamental new insights in geosciences. Geosciences representatives brought requirements from Earth, ocean, polar, and geospace sciences. Participants from intelligent systems represented fields such as information integration, machine learning, knowledge representation, semantics and metadata, geospatial computing, robotics, visualization, and augmented reality. The workshop built on the momentum of the NSF EarthCube initiative for...

A New Age of Computing and the Brain: Report of the CCC Brain Workshop

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Throughout its history, humankind has been fascinated by a question that is simple to pose, yet remarkably resistant to resolution: "How does the brain work?" Philosophers have debated the workings of the mind for centuries. Da Vinci made detailed sketches of the brain. By the turn of the century, scientists began to understand some of the brain's basic structure and function. Today, we can image and record brain activity from the neural to whole-brain level....

2015 Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) Principal Investigators Workshop

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The 2015 SI2 PI workshop had five strategic objectives that aligned with the broader SI2 program goals:
(1) serve as a focused forum for PIs to share technical information with each other and with NSF Program Officers; (2) explore innovative topics emerging within software communities; (3) discuss emerging best practices across the supported software projects; (4) stimulate thinking regarding new ways of achieving software sustainability; and, (5) gather shared experiences in an online web...

Shared Principles Between the Computing and Biological Sciences

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The purpose of this workshop was to bring together leading biologists and computational scientists interested in exploring shared principles between computing and biology. These two communities have a shared history of mutual influence where the transfer of concepts and tools has resulted in significant advances in both fields. Typically, the computing community develops techniques useful to the biological sciences such as mathematical models or search algorithms, while the biological sciences community develops hypotheses, which inspire...

Future Heterogeneous Networks

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The workshop FutureHetNets 2011 on "Highly Controllable Dynamic Heterogeneous Networking" was held on March 24--25, 2011 at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. It was sponsored by the Large Scale Networking Coordinating Group (LSN) of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) interagency community, and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA. The workshop brought together 74 leading researchers from US institutions to discuss the research and development activities...

Biologically-Enabled Wireless Networks Design and Modeling

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The National Science Foundation Workshop on Biologically-Enabled Wireless Networks Design and Modeling took place in Arlington, VA, on July 19-20, 2011. The meeting attracted 29 researchers from several science and engineering disciplines pertaining to the theme of the workshop including Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Physics. About ten NSF officials also attended the workshop. One of the declared goals of the workshop was to bring together several scientific communities and discuss potential...

NSF Workshop on "Beyond Cognitive Radios"

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The concept of "Software Radio" was introduced in the early 1990s. Since then there has been significant research and development activity on software-defined radios (SDR). An important feature of the SDR vision is its ability to integrate legacy systems with newer and more advanced radio and access technologies. The work on SDR led to the realization that opportunistic spectrum utilization can lead to a dramatic improvement in the capacity of practical wireless networks, and the...

Report on the Kickoff Workshop of the NSF mmW RCN

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The kickoff workshop of the new NSF RCN (research coordination network) on mmW (millimeter-wave) wireless (RF frequencies between 10 GHz and 300 GHz) networks was held on Dec 7-8, 2016 on the campus of Catholic University of America. The steering committee (SC) member H. Liu was responsible for the local arrangements. The workshop started with introductory remarks by PI Akbar Sayeed and NSF Program Director Thyaga Nandagopal on the motivation and premise of the RCN:...

A New Age of Computing and the Brain: Report of the CCC Brain Workshop

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Throughout its history, humankind has been fascinated by a question that is simple to pose, yet remarkably resistant to resolution: "How does the brain work?" Philosophers have debated the workings of the mind for centuries. Da Vinci made detailed sketches of the brain. By the turn of the century, scientists began to understand some of the brain's basic structure and function. Today, we can image and record brain activity from the neural to whole-brain level....

Report on the Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation(SI2) PI

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This workshop brought together Principal Investigators of the Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) software cyberinfrastructure projects to discuss issues relevant to the community as it moves into the future. 62 SI2 projects were represented in total. These included 12 Institute Conceptualization, 20 SSI, and 30 SSE awards. 60 principal investigators represented the projects. Additionally, 9 participants from the community were invited to share their experiences and ideas. The workshop was organized to include guest...

Final report from the NSF Workshop on Future Directions in Wireless Networking

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Wireless communication networks are closely intertwined with the very fabric of both civilian and military environments, and their continued growth and well-being is critical to the success and health of our nation. Today's wireless communication industry worldwide is a trillion-dollar business that represents a substantial fraction of the global economy. Over the past two decades, it has had a transformative impact on our society and has revolutionized almost all aspects of human interaction. Through the...

Designing Tools and Curricula for Undergraduate Courses in Distributed Systems

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Distributed applications have become a core component of the Internet's infrastructure. However, many undergraduate curricula do not offer courses that focus on the design and implementation of distributed systems. As a result, undergraduates are not as prepared as they should be for graduate study or careers in industry. Historically, the problem has often been caused by a lack of resources, since many schools do not have the computing infrastructure needed to experiment with distributed systems....

NSF Workshop on Supporting Scientific Discovery through Norms and Practices for Software and Data Citation and Attribution

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Software is as essential as data in the modern practice of science. When scientists share with each other not only research results, but also data and software, it vastly amplifies the reach, relevance, and transparency of science. Yet there are substantial social, systemic, and technological barriers that prevent scientists from sharing data and software. Scientific researchers --- particularly academics --- are embedded in a reputation economy in which tenure, promotion, and acclaim are achieved through...

National Science Foundation Final Report on The Second Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum Workshop

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Wireless systems have proven to be significant productivity enablers in almost every sector of the national economy. Emerging applications such as the Internet of Things, wireless healthcare, and mobile cloud computing are powered by ubiquitous wireless Internet connectivity and fueled by user demands for increased mobility. However, these applications will place greater demands on precious spectrum resources.To ensure the continuation of these benefits to society, new technologies and policies need to be adopted to enable...

Summary Report for the First NSF Workshop on Mobile Community Measurement Infrastructure

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The first NSF Workshop on Mobile Community Measurement Infrastructure was held on November 12, 2014, in Washington, D.C. This goal of this workshop was to respond to the increasing needs for increased visibility into network behavior to enable cutting-edge research in mobile computing. The workshop brought together the top researchers in both academia and industry, as well as policy makers from FCC, to discuss the requirements for such an infrastructure and identify the concrete steps...

Final Report from the NSF Workshop on Future Research Infrastructure for the Wireless Edge

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Mobile and wireless-based access has transformed the nature of computing, communication and access in the last decade. The number of mobile wireless network-connected devices (i.e. smartphones, wearable computers, Internet of things, etc.) is anticipated to grow exponentially. As these devices become pervasive and the expectations from users continue to grow, researchers and practitioners are experimenting with new mechanisms to deliver at-scale services connecting the distributed cloud directly to end users.

Summary Report for the First NSF Workshop on Mobile Community Measurement Infrastructure

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The first NSF Workshop on Mobile Community Measurement Infrastructure was held on November 12, 2014, in Washington, D.C. This goal of this workshop was to respond to the increasing needs for increased visibility into network behavior to enable cutting-edge research in mobile computing. The workshop brought together the top researchers in both academia and industry, as well as policy makers from FCC, to discuss the requirements for such an infrastructure and identify the concrete steps...

Curating for Quality: Ensuring Data Quality to Enable New Science

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Science is built on observations. If our observational data is bad, we are building a house on sand. Some of our data banks have quality measurements and maintenance, such as the National Climate Data Center and the National Center for Biotechnology Information; but others do not, and we do not even know which scientific data services have quality metrics or what they are.Data quality is an assertion about data properties, typically assumed within a context...

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