NAS Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Convergence Research

by Helen Wright May 21st, 2015

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has announced the creation of the new Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Convergence Research, convergence research is the integration of research in two or more of the following disciplines: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biomedicine, biology, astronomy, earth sciences, engineering, and computational science. The inaugural prize will be awarded for convergence research […]

CCC Human Computation Roadmap Summit Report

by Helen Wright May 20th, 2015

The organizing committee for the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Human Computation Roadmap Summit have released their workshop report. The visioning workshop, hosted by the CCC, explored the design and analysis of information processing systems in which humans participate as computational agents. The workshop included over 60 participants from a variety of disciplines, representing academia, private industry […]

Skin Biophysics Surgical Simulator: A Computing Research in Action Showcase

by Helen Wright May 19th, 2015

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is releasing its fifth segment in the Computing Research in Action Series.  Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are engaging in a very exciting interdisciplinary activity between computer science and medicine. Professor Eftychios Sifakis, collaborating with Dr. Court Cutting and Dr. Timothy King, has built a computer aided platform that allows surgeons in training to rehearse, plan, […]

Exploring New Frontiers in Cyber-Physical Systems

by Helen Wright May 18th, 2015

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced two five-year, center-scale awards to advance the frontier in cyber-physical systems (CPS). With these two new projects totaling $8.75 million, NSF has now invested more than $250 million since 2008 to build the foundational knowledge underlying all CPS. Extending the efforts of wearable CPS sensors and devices, one project will develop […]

ACM BuildSys 2015 Call for Papers

by Helen Wright May 14th, 2015

The 2nd ACM International Conference on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys 2015) invites original contributions in the area of intelligent Systems for the Built Environment targeted particularly towards energy efficiency, improving performance, adding novel functionality, as well as deeply understanding infrastructure systems and the intercoupling between them. Over the past six years, BuildSys […]

Global City Teams Challenge Expo

by Helen Wright May 13th, 2015

Join the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and US Ignite on June 1 in Washington, DC for the Global City Teams Challenge Expo (GCTC) at the National Building Museum to see the future of Smart City / Internet of Things technology.  US Ignite and NIST, with the help of their partners, will showcase new IoT technologies that […]