The Future of NSF Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
Authors: Edward Walker (National Science Foundation)
Abstract: The National Science Foundation's vision and investment plans for cyberinfrastructure (CI) are designed to address the evolving needs of the science and engineering research community. Program Directors from NSF’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure will update attendees on new NSF cyberinfrastructure strategies and activities, and discuss the latest funding opportunities in advanced computing, software infrastructure, data infrastructure, networking, cybersecurity, and learning and workforce development. Presentations will also discuss the NSF CI 2030 Request for Information and associated plans, new science-CI collaborative opportunities, and strategic priorities such as NSF Big Ideas. Ample time will be provided for Q&A with NSF staff.
Long Description: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has long invested in advanced cyberinfrastructure to accelerate science and engineering research. This BoF is will provide an update on NSF's strategy for cyberinfrastructure that addresses growing needs across science and engineering research domains, informed by an array of recent community inputs and reports. Presentations will cover NSF-wide investment strategies, and funding opportunities from the NSF’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) across the spectrum of advanced computing, software, data infrastructure, networking, cybersecurity, and learning and workforce development. Also to be discussed are results from the 2017 NSF CI 2030 Request for Information and associated NSF plans, and new collaborative interdisciplinary opportunities connected with NSF FY2018 priority areas. An important objective is to provide a forum for the research community to engage directly with OAC Program Directors with questions about programs and priorities, proposal ideas, and suggestions and concerns. OAC conducted a similar BoF at SC16 (as the previously named Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, ACI) that was highly successful and very well attended, upon which the SC17 OAC BoF will capitalize. Anticipated outcomes include a better-informed research community, and submission of innovative, potentially transformative proposals to NSF.
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