Digital electronic networks have emerged as one of the most powerful and exciting technologies of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, embodying and promoting wide ranging societal and individual aspirations to create, produce, communicate, buy, sell, organize, connect, associate, educate, learn, entertain, campaign, and collaborate on a local, community, national, and global scale.
The NetSE informational meeting on September 5, 2008 is an opportunity for the community to hear Jeannette Wing, the NSF AD for CISE, discuss NetSE and the vision behind the cross-cutting initiative, and to hear from various Division Directors and Program Officers at NSF about the objectives, scope and logistics of the NetSE program.
The meeting was organized around five sessions on Architecture, Adaptability, Accessibility, Accountability and Edge/Enterprise Networks. Each session consisted of 1-2 talks of 15 minutes, followed by discussion.
The goals of the visioning workshop were to identify broad research themes within theoretical computer science (TCS) that have potential for a major impact in the future and to distill these research directions into compelling "nuggets" that can quickly convey their importance to a layperson.
Lead for effort: Jack Stankovic (University of Virginia) CCC Council Liaison for this effort: Anita Jones (University of Virginia)