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Critical Resilient Infrastructure Systems and Processes

January 15th, 2015 / in NSF / by Helen Wright

National Science Foundation (NSF) [credit: NSF]

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) recently announced a new program called Critical Resilient Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP). CRISP has an upcoming full proposal deadline of March 20, 2015 according to its solicitation.

The following are few comments about CRISP from Gurdip Singh, Program Director in the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CISE/CNS).

Critical Infrastructures supporting our national economy, health and security are interdependent and reliant on each other.  A system may rely to performance, security and correct functioning of others, and failure/degradation of any of these properties may propagate from one system to other.  The goal of the CRISP program is to explore approaches to design/operate infrastructure systems that are resilient and dependable. Such systems should be able to adapt, reconfigure and continue to provide services despite disruptions in the environment and other interdependent systems.  Frameworks are needed that enable better understanding of interdependencies between systems, and the social, political and economic obstacles to improving interdependent systems.


With cyberinfrastructure and cyber-physical systems forming an integral part of infrastructure systems, this program is a great opportunity to computer science researchers to partner with colleagues in Engineering and Social and Behavioral Sciences to explore comprehensive frameworks to address issues of safety, adaptability, security and correctness of infrastructure systems.

If you would like to learn more about this program, there will be a CRISP Webinar next Thursday, January 22nd at 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST. Program Directors will discuss the CRISP program and answer questions about the solicitation.

Registration is required for this Webinar. Please register here if you are interested. Participants must register no later than January 21, 2015 local time.




Critical Resilient Infrastructure Systems and Processes

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