New Science Roadmaps for Global Research

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Wilson C (Marriott Wardman Park)
The problems of the 21st century require a global approach to research. Solutions that support environmental preservation, energy sustainability, human wellbeing, and community safety are becoming more likely because of powerful collaboration technologies and ambitious, interdisciplinary research teams. This symposium calls on prominent global research leaders to propose novel directions for both foundational research and large-scale applications. "Application partnerships" could accelerate the science of socio-technical systems, integrating engineering and design thinking to better understand how to achieve societal change. What motivates human engagement, how can pro-social behaviors be cultivated in local and global communities, and how can existing organizations be recruited to participate in and support these efforts? The challenge is increased by the presence of malicious actors such as cybercriminals, terrorists, and tyrants who could equally apply these technologies to produce disruptive outcomes. Creating roadmaps for global research that produce constructive outcomes is a main goal of this session.
Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland, College Park
Peter Arzberger, National Science Foundation
Rita R. Colwell, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University
Forging New Research Partnerships to Address Transnational Problems
Katy Borner, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
Visual Analytics: Mining, Mapping, and Accelerating Local and Global Science and Tech
James Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The Global and Interdisciplinary Science of Data Science