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Workshop on Task-based Information Search Systems

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This report provides a foundation for research on task-based search systems and also identifies many barriers, especially for academic researchers who do not have the tools to collect longitudinal, naturalistic data of people's online information seeking behaviors. Major themes of the workshop include the development of domain-neutral modeling techniques to represent tasks, task properties and task-related search behaviors and the identification of techniques and tools to evaluate task-based search systems. The most critical need identified...

NSF Large-scale Networking Platforms "Communities of Practice" Workshop

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The NSF 'Large-scale Networking Platforms "Communities of Practice"' workshop was held on October 24-25, 2016 in Washington DC. The main aim of the workshop was to bring together researchers from both academia and industry involved in (data) networking and community infrastructure projects to distill lessons learned from starting/building/operating/sustaining research-focused networking testbeds. Another aim was to use past experiences and see how they could be applied to the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) initiative and...

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.

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...

Software in Science: a Report of Outcomes of the 2014 National Science Foundation Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) Meeting

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The second annual NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) PI meeting took place in Arlington, VA February 24-25, 2014. It was hosted by Beth Plale, Indiana University; Douglas Thain, University of Notre Dame; and Matt Jones, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.This report captures the challenges and outcomes emerging from the meeting over the four topic areas discussed i) Attribution and Citation, ii) Reproducibility, Reusability, and Preservation, iii) Project/Software Sustainability, and iv) Career...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Big Data, Big Decisions for Science, Society, and Business: Report on a Research Agenda Setting Workshop

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The report from the workshop, "Big Data, Big Decisions for Government, Business and Society," makes a number of astute contributions. There is no need to replicate them in this foreword - they are in the report. What might be missed comes between the lines, where provocative points are made. Big Data means big opinions and big stakes. Those who think Big Data important want to be proven right, those who think Big Data a passing...

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...

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...

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...

NSF Large-scale Networking Platforms "Communities of Practice" Workshop

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The NSF 'Large-scale Networking Platforms "Communities of Practice"' workshop was held on October 24-25, 2016 in Washington DC. The main aim of the workshop was to bring together researchers from both academia and industry involved in (data) networking and community infrastructure projects to distill lessons learned from starting/building/operating/sustaining research-focused networking testbeds. Another aim was to use past experiences and see how they could be applied to the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) initiative and...

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...

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 second annual workshop for the NSF Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) CAREER awardees was held July 15-16, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Thirty-one attendees and five keynote speakers attended the workshop. The attendees, who were funded by thirteen directorates, were selected from twenty-nine institutions. Sixteen of the attendees from the 2012 workshop returned for this year's workshop. Five keynote presentations were given by nationally- and internationally-recognized leaders in fields relevant to the use and development...

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 second annual workshop for the NSF Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) CAREER awardees was held July 15-16, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Thirty-one attendees and five keynote speakers attended the workshop. The attendees, who were funded by thirteen directorates, were selected from twenty-nine institutions. Sixteen of the attendees from the 2012 workshop returned for this year's workshop. Five keynote presentations were given by nationally- and internationally-recognized leaders in fields relevant to the use and development...

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...

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The Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) program and the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) have proven successful in many ways, from individual success stories to changing the overall dialogue towards a better understanding of the role of computation in the physical world, collaborations between human and machine, and, more broadly, leading the community towards the utilization of this understanding in a variety of application domains. The goal of this workshop was to understand the synergies between these...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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