Computing Community Consortium Blog

The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

NSF, OECD Partner to Explore Smart Health — and We’ll Try Live Blogging It

February 11th, 2011 / in research horizons, workshop reports / by Erwin Gianchandani

OECDNSFThe NSF’s CISE Directorate and the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) are co-sponsoring what promises to be a terrific workshop on Building a Smarter Health and Wellness Future outside Washington, DC, next Tuesday & Wednesday.  This invitation-only event will review how new technological developments — including high-speed and mobile applications, connected devices, social networks, etc. — can provide unique and unprecedented opportunities for addressing the health and wellness challenges of our aging society.  A specific objective will be to identify priorities for an international research and policy agenda in this space, all the while stimulating collaboration and innovation on a global scale.  Over 120 attendees are expected.

A complete agenda is available here.  And you can read much more about the workshop here and here.

We’ll be on hand — and will be trying live blogging throughout the day on Tuesday (and perhaps on Wednesday, too).  We’ll also post a complete summary of the key themes that emerge from the workshop by Thursday or Friday of next week.

Stay tuned!  (And please take just a couple minutes to let us know on Tuesday what you think about the live blogging by commenting in the space below.)

(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC Director)

NSF, OECD Partner to Explore Smart Health — and We’ll Try Live Blogging It