Division of Computing and Communication Foundations
Foundations of Data and Visual Analytics
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Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
Individuals working in areas as diverse as science, engineering, finance, medicine, and national security all face the challenge of synthesizing information and deriving insight from massive, dynamic, ambiguous and possibly conflicting digital data. The goal of collecting and examining these data sets is not to merely acquire information, but to derive increased understanding from them and to facilitate effective decision-making. To capitalize on the opportunities provided by these data sets, research in Data and Visual Analytics seeks to facilitate analytical reasoning through the use of interactive visual interfaces. To be successful, this research must extend beyond traditional scientific and information visualization to include statistics, mathematics, knowledge representation, management and discovery technologies, cognitive and perceptual sciences, decision sciences, and more.
With this solicitation, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invite research proposals whose outcomes will enable data stakeholders to detect the expected and discover the unexpected in massive data sets. Research outcomes will be applicable across broad application areas, establishing a solid scientific foundation for visual analytics systems of the future.
Proposals should focus on creating fundamental research advances that will be widely applicable across scientific, engineering, commercial, and governmental domains that utilize visualization and analytics to gain insight and derive knowledge from massive, often streaming, dynamic, ambiguous and possibly conflicting, data sets. Research activities proposed should emphasize novel data transformations, while also demonstrating research relevance to visual analytics systems by including a research component in areas such as, but not limited to, visualization, human-computer interaction, and cognitive psychology.
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