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RISES Play

A NSF/CCC Workshop on IT and the Sustainability Enterprise.

This workshop, Role of Information Sciences and Engineering in Sustainability (RISES), was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Computing Community Consortium. It was held at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill on February 3 and 4, 2011.

The goals of the workshop were to:

Explore and define fundamental research challenges and applications of the information sciences and engineering in sustainability, including energy and transportation;

Provide opportunities for relevant academic and industrial researchers (including computer and information scientists, systems engineers, social and behavioral scientists, etc.), practitioners (e.g., power systems engineers, electricity suppliers, etc.), and government officials to identify mutual interests, as they relate to both near- and long-term challenges and solutions; and

Identify a range of approaches for driving fundamental research, accelerating the translation of research outcomes into products and services affecting the "smart grid" and the broader sustainability enterprise, and incentives for widespread adoption/use of these products/services.

Discovery and Innovation in Health IT Play

This invitation only workshop, "Discovery and Innovation in Health IT," was sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Library of Medicine, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Computing Community Consortium, and the American Medical Informatics Association. It was held at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco on October 29 and 30, 2009.
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