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Privacy by Design – State of Research and Practice

Regulators, academics and industry have called for privacy-by-design as a way to address growing privacy concerns with rapidly developing technology. The public and private sector are responding — hiring privacy engineers to join the ranks of privacy-oriented professionals, often working under the guidance of a chief privacy officer. Yet, implementing concepts of privacy through design is an open challenge and research area. There is a limited, disparate, and fragmented body of research affirmatively positioned as privacy-by-design. The first workshop of the series, highlighting the key insights, questions, themes, disagreements, and further barriers to actionable progress.

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

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.

Midscale Infrastructure Investments for Computing Research

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is seeking community input to better understand the potential needs and payoff for additional investments in mid-scale infrastructure for computing research.

We specifically are interested in “mid-scale” infrastructure investments, defined as investments of over $4 million but under $100 million. Infrastructure investments in the $100,000 - $4 million range are accommodated by NSF’s Major and Computing Research Instrumentation (MRI and CRI) programs. Infrastructure investments of $100 million or more fall under NSF’s Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) Program. GENI, PlanetLab, Orbit, FutureGrid, and Emulab are examples of mid-scale infrastructure investments with significant impacts on our field.