Leading cyberinfrastructure researchers will gather for a workshop in Rochester, NY, on October 21-22, 2016, to initiate discussions and develop roadmaps tackling the challenge of supporting interdisciplinary cyberinfrastructure research and education. The effort is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI). Coordination of the NSF-funded workshop is a joint effort by Purdue University, University of Kansas, and Rochester Institute of Technology and is drawing top cyberinfrastructure faculty from prestigious institutions in the nation to present and discuss challenges in interdisciplinary cyberinfrascture research and education.
The objectives of this workshop are to identify priority problem areas that constitute the fundamental causes of the challenges in interdisciplinary research and education, and to devise an initial set of strategies, approaches, and potential solutions that could be implemented at a personal, organizational, and/or national level to ameliorate these problems. This workshop will feature invited speakers to address challenges at supporting interdisciplinary research, education, and program/centers.
In addition to the invited talks and the discussions that will follow, there will be breakout sessions that will serve as a forum for attendees to identify the fundamental causes of the challenges in interdisciplinary research and education and to devise initial strategies to ameliorate these problems.