The workshops were inspired by NSF’s FY 2008 Budget Request. In 2008, NSF plans to invest $52 million in a new initiative called ‘Cyberenabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI).’ According to the Budget Request, “CDI will explore a new generation of computationally-based discovery concepts and tools at the intersection of the computational and the physical and biological worlds.” Envisioned are (1) “new techniques that help scientists and engineers to uncover fresh knowledge from vast amounts of data,” (2) means to “understand complex interactions in systems ranging from living cells to binary star systems, or from computer networks to societies,” (3) “improved simulation and other dynamic modeling techniques to support experiments … that are not feasible in the real world,” and (4) education and outreach efforts.”
- Katy Börner, Indiana University
- Luis M. A. Bettencourt, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Mark Gerstein, Yale University
- Stephen Miles Uzzo, New York Hall of Science
Two workshops will be held to identify opportunities and challenges in the conceptualization, design, implementation and maintenance of knowledge management and visualization tools in support of discovery. Both workshops are small scale and by invitation only.
- Workshop I brings together application holders at NSF in Washington DC on March 10 & 11, 2008.
- Workshop II will invite experts to brainstorm socio-technical infrastructures that address the needs and challenges identified in the first workshop. It will take place at the New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY on April 7 & 8, 2008.
A white paper will be produced that summarizes the results of both workshops and guides the submission of CDI proposals related to the design of knowledge management and visualization tools.
This effort is supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS-0750993 and the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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