Archives for June 21, 2016

Large Scale Networking (LSN)— Middleware and Grid Interagency Coordination (MAGIC) Team

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION  AGENCY: The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO), National Science Foundation. ACTION: Notice of meetings. Contact: Dr. Grant Miller at miller@ nitrd.gov or (703) 292–4873. Reference the NITRD Web site at: http:// www.nitrd.gov/. Date/Location: The MAGIC Team meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, 2:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m., at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. Please note that public seating for these meetings is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. WebEx and/or Teleconference participation is available for each meeting. Please reference the MAGIC Team Web site for updates. MAGIC Web site: The agendas, minutes, and other meeting materials and information can be found on the MAGIC Web site at: https:// www.nitrd.gov/nitrdgroups/ index.php?title=Middleware_And_Grid_ Interagency_Coordination_(MAGIC).

SUMMARY: The MAGIC Team, established in 2002, provides a forum for information sharing among Federal agencies and non-Federal participants with interests and responsibility for middleware, Grid, and cloud projects. The MAGIC Team reports to the Large Scale Networking (LSN) Interagency Working Group (IWG). Public Comments: The government seeks individual input; attendees/ participants may provide individual advice only. Members of the public are welcome to submit their comments to magic-comments@nitrd.gov. Please note that under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available to the public via the MAGIC Team Web site.

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Large Scale Networking (LSN)—Joint Engineering Team (JET)

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Large Scale Networking (LSN)—Joint Engineering Team (JET)

AGENCY: The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO), National Science Foundation. ACTION: Notice of meetings. Contact: Dr. Grant Miller at miller@ nitrd.gov or (703) 292–4873. Reference the NITRD Web site at: http:// www.nitrd.gov/. Date/Location: The JET meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. Please note that public seating for these meetings is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. WebEx and/or Teleconference participation is available for each meeting. Please reference the JET Web site for updates. JET Web site: The agendas, minutes, and other meeting materials and information can be found on the JET Web site at: https://www.nitrd.gov/ nitrdgroups/index.php?title=Joint_ Engineering_Team_(JET).

SUMMARY: The JET, established in 1997, provides for information sharing among Federal agencies and non-Federal participants with interest in high performance research networking and networking to support science applications. The JET reports to the Large Scale Networking (LSN) Interagency Working Group (IWG). Public Comments: The government seeks individual input; attendees/ participants may provide individual advice only. Members of the public are welcome to submit their comments to jet-comments@nitrd.gov. Please note that under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available to the public via the JET Web site.

Submitted by the National Science Foundation in support of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO) on June 13, 2016. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation.

Faster Administration of Science and Technology Education and Research (FASTER) Community of Practice (CoP)

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

AGENCY: The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO), National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Notice of meetings. Contact: Mr. Fouad Ramia at ramia@ nitrd.gov or (703) 292–4873. Reference the NITRD Web site at: http:// www.nitrd.gov/. Date/Location: The FASTER CoP meetings will be held monthly (July 2016–June 2017) at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. Please note that public seating for these meetings is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. WebEx and/or Teleconference participation is available for each meeting. Please reference the FASTER CoP Web site for meeting dates and times. FASTER Web site: The agendas, minutes, and other meeting materials and information can be found on the FASTER Web site at: https:// www.nitrd.gov/nitrdgroups/ index.php?title=FASTER.

SUMMARY: The goal of the FASTER CoP is to enhance collaboration and accelerate agencies’ adoption of advanced IT capabilities developed by Government-sponsored IT research. FASTER, seeks to accelerate deployment of promising research technologies; share protocol information, standards, and best practices; and coordinate and disseminate technology assessment and testbed results. Public Comments: The government seeks individual input; attendees/ participants may provide individual advice only. Members of the public are welcome to submit their comments to Faster-comments@nitrd.gov. Please note that under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available to the public via the FASTER CoP Web site.

Submitted by the National Science Foundation in support of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO) on June 13, 2016. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation.

Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data (QuBBD)

see solicitation    $5,000,000

Recent advances in medical and healthcare technologies are creating a paradigm shift in how medical practitioners and biomedical researchers approach the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases.  New imaging technologies, advances in genetic testing, and innovations in wearable and/or ambient sensors are allowing researchers to predict health outcomes and develop personalized treatments or interventions.

Coupled with the rapid growth in computing and infrastructure, researchers now have the ability to collect, store, and analyze vast amounts of health- and disease-related data from biological, biomedical, behavioral, social, environmental, and clinical studies.  The explosion in the availability of biomedical big data from disparate sources, and the complex data structures including images, networks, and graphs, pose significant challenges in terms of visualization, modeling, and analysis.

While there have been some encouraging developments related to foundational mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches for big data challenges over the past decade, there have been relatively few opportunities for collaboration on challenges related to biomedical data science.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognize that fundamental questions in basic, clinical, and translational research could benefit greatly from multidisciplinary approaches that involve experts in quantitative disciplines such as mathematics, statistics, and computer science.

The Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data Program is designed to support research that addresses important application areas at the intersection of the biomedical and data sciences by encouraging inter- and multi-disciplinary collaborations that focus on innovative and transformative approaches to address these challenges.

Spotlight: Drones – big news

Missouri S&T is ready to fly. As of this week we have the permissions, the equipment, the people, the qualifications and the training to provide ‘turn-key’ style drone support to your research and academic needs. What is further we can offer those services to your commercial and academic partners. We’ll do some demonstrations on campus so you can meet the team and see the platforms fly.

MINERFLY

Also the FAA released its new rule today (June 21) on small UAV. You can see a summary of the 600+ page rule here.

Third Offset?

If you don’t know the term ‘third offset’ which refers to a technology change in defense materials it may be worthwhile reviewing this short  NDIA article and accompanying report by Govini. Can you track how your research signature area or interdisciplinary lab might fit in?

third offset