Innovation in Computing and Information Technology for Sustainability
May 26, 2010 | Washington, DC
The meeting will begin on Wednesday, May 26 at 8:30 am and end at approximately 5:30 pm. A short reception will follow. A draft agenda is available; however, session order and speakers may change.
The meeting will be held at the Terrell Building at the Venable LLC’s conference facility, located just one block from the National Academies Keck Building. The closest airport is Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA); however, you can also reach downtown DC via Baltimore (BWI) and Dulles International (IAD). The closest metro station is Gallery Place/Chinatown.
575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Computing has many potential “green” applications including improving energy conservation, enhancing energy management, reducing carbon emissions in many sectors, improving environmental protection (including mitigation and adaptation to climate change), and increasing awareness of environmental challenges and responses. An ad hoc committee would plan and conduct a public workshop to survey sustainability challenges, current research initiatives, results from previously-held topical workshops, and related industry and government development efforts in these areas. The workshop will feature presentations and discussions that explore research themes and specific research opportunities that could advance sustainability objectives and also result in advances in computer science and consider research modalities, with a focus on applicable computational techniques and long-term research that might be supported by the National Science Foundation, and with an emphasis on problem- or user-driven research. A report of the workshop will be issued.
Some of the topics to be covered will include:
Expanding Science and Engineering with Novel CS/IT Methods: The Need to Turn Numbers into Knowledge
Understanding, Tracking , and Managing Uncertainty Throughout the Science-to-Policy Pipeline Creating Institutional and Personal Change with Humans in the Loop
Overcoming Obstacles to Scientific Discovery and Translating Science to Practice