Tag Archive: Workshop

Extensible Distributed Systems Workshop

A Distributed System is a system consisting of multiple computers communicating through message passing. In the past 50 years, distributed systems have evolved from being a novelty to a fact of life---a very large fraction of computers today are part of a distributed system.

Through five sessions, the workshop will (a) discuss the gap between the current foundations that the distributed systems community has developed and the challenges and opportunities offered by today’s applications and infrastructure, and (b) identify possible solutions.

Brain Workshop

Computer science and brain science share deep intellectual roots – after all, computer science sprang out Alan Turing’s musings about the brain in the spring of 1936. Today, understanding the structure and function of the human brain is one of the greatest scientific challenges of our generation.

Uncertainty in Computation Workshop

Modern science, technology, and politics are all permeated by data that comes from people, measurements, or computational processes. However, data is often incomplete, corrupt, or lacking in sufficient accuracy and precision. While concern for these uncertainties would seem essential to rational decision making, explicit consideration of uncertainty is rarely part of the computational and decision making pipeline. Now is the appropriate time to hold a discussion about future research directions related to the modeling of uncertainty in computations and the ways in which the uncertainty inherent in many computational processes can be communicated to those tasked with making decisions based on such data.

Aging In Place

This workshop will bring together needed interdisciplinary expertise, assess the state of the science at the human, medical, and technology levels, and articulate a research vision for a systems engineering approach to the development of technologies and solutions to support the home management of persons with significant chronic diseases and their family care providers.

CI Fellows 2014 Workshop

Between 2009 and 2011, 127 PhD graduates in Computer Science and related fields were awarded Computing Innovation Fellowships, a short-term Postdoctoral Fellowship to help keep recent graduates in the field during the economic downturn.

Extreme Scale Design Automation Workshop

A series of three workshops identifying critical directions for electronic design automation in support of extreme scale design. Each of the workshops will feature keynote speakers to frame the key issues, followed by breakout group sessions in which participants will engage in open discussion. Participants will have opportunities to present their views and observations. Prior to each workshop, a set of survey questions will be provided, to further focus the discussions.

This is part of a series of workshops - view the series page.

Privacy R&D

Exploring the development of an R&D road map for privacy.

The workshop was structured in two parts. The first part had four “domain” panels with government, industry, and academic representatives on each panel. The purpose of these panels was to elucidate the “domain” needs of a sector and in that context, the technical capabilities and opportunities for the research community. The second part of the workshop focused on developing a consensus statement on the need for a concerted effort to address privacy R&D and developing a strategy for communicating this consensus statement to relevant stakeholders. The workshop concluded with a reception.

Multidisciplinary Research for Online Education Workshop

Participants explored computer science and multidisciplinary research agendas designed to improve formal and informal education. The workshop built on CCC’s earlier visioning activities on Global Resources for Online Education (GROE), addressing education-relevant research in areas such as intelligent student modeling through data mining, mobile computing for data logging, social networking, serious games, intelligent learning environments, HCI to facilitate educational interactions, computer-supported collaborative learning, interactive visualizations and simulations, and many other areas, to include research at the interface of computing and the social/behavioral sciences. While the workshop built on a rich existing landscape of cyber-enabled education research, it was also informed by very recent developments, such as massively open online courses (MOOCs), that make important dimensions of scale and openness explicit.

Convergence of Software Assurance Methodologies and Trustworthy Semiconductor Design and Manufacture (SA+TS)

Ensuring that a computer chip or other semiconductor-based component does exactly what it the customer wants it to do—nothing else—is becoming more challenging. Feature sizes continue to shrink and are measured in nanometers, circuits are more complex, and design and manufacture involves a supply chain, typically comprising many businesses worldwide.

Participation in the one-and-a-half day workshop was by invitation only. The output will be a report outlining the problems and areas of research that have the potential to lead to solutions.