2:30 pm Workshop starts
2:30 pm Welcome (Ron and Jose)
2:40 pm Self-introduction by attendees
3:00 pm Opening address by Rita Rodriguez
3:20 pm Existing opportunities, procedures and statistics – NSF International Division speaker or other NSF speaker
4:00 pm Break
4:30 pm Case Studies of International Collaboration: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Case Studies on International Collaboration
We have asked each attendee to come prepared to deliver a 4 minute talk on the above subject, with a maximum of one transparency per talk. The intention is to provide real-world examples of the topics which will occupy the group in Group Discussion I below.
6:00 pm Break
6:15 pm Group Discussion I
Subject of Group Discussion I
What is the upside and downside of international collaboration to individual researchers, to progress in the field, and to the welfare of individual countries and the global society?
To address this question, we will first hear a set of (10 min) “case studies” reflecting both the positive and negative aspects of researchers’ experiences in international collaboration. (Some invited speakers; some volunteers).
A group discussion will then focus on identifying the benefits, risks oppportunities and barriers to international collaboration in CSE. What commonalities emerged across the case studies? What programs enabled research? How was successful international collaboration achieved in the absence of existing programs? What failures might have been avoided if programs were available?
The goal of this discussion is to determine what has worked before, what has not worked, and what can be done to optimize success. (An analysis of the perceived success of European initiatives would be welcome here.)
7:45 pm Break for Dinner
8:15 pm Dinner
08:30 am Area Reports (20 min each for each of the six CISE areas)
Group Reports on Computer Science Areas
As with the case studies above, we have asked attendees to decide which of the six CISE areas below most nearly describes their own research, and as a group to give an overview of the significant efforts and opportunities in that area of computer science. In order to do this, we request that you contact other attendees by email, do some web-browsing homework, contact the major associations, etc., so that you can do a good job here. The six CISE subareas are:
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Group Discussion II
Subject of Group Discussion II
Where are the centers of excellence in computer science worldwide? Are they localized in one or two countries, or distributed? Are the centers of excellence relatively isolated and proprietary, or networked and collaborative? Are the centers in industry, government or academia, or some combination of each? Are the areas of excellence supported by a national program, or the result of an individual or group?
To answer these questions, we propose that attendees in each major area (division) of computer science collaborate electronically BEFORE the workshop, and present a summary at the workshop. (We will provide an internet connection and In-Focus projector so that Web sites can be visited during presentations.) Our hope is to create an initial pass at an Atlas that represents a global picture of CSE.
In addition, this exercise is designed to address the following questions:
12:00 noon Lunch and Afternoon Break
3:30 pm Breakout
Each group will identify one or two global initiatives in computer science; initiatives which require international participation to succeed (e.g., Global Universal Access; A Global library of cultures; World Hunger) and identify means, procedures and resources needed to turn opportunities into reality.
5:00 pm Break and Group Photograph
5:30 pm Breakout Reports followed by feedback/input from all attendees
7:30 pm Dinner
08:00 am Attendees generate report outline, assign sections, and list main recommendations
10:00 am Summary: What have we learned and where do we go from here? Reactions from individual participants
11:00 am Adjourn