NSF Leads Efforts to Build Effective Virtual Organizations
Workshop to be held in Washington, D.C., Jan. 14-16
Virtual organizations are increasingly central to the science and engineering projects around the world. The rules, conventions, and means to success of virtual organizations are evolving every day.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will sponsor a conference on how to establish such virtual, collaborative teams, how to make them successful and how to employ technologies that can help them effectively function. With a world-class lineup of speakers, including virtual organization veterans from academia and industry, developers of virtual organization technologies and social scientists with years of experience studying what makes virtual organizations succeed (and fail), this program promises to afford lots of opportunities for participants to learn from formal presentations and less formal discussions.
What: "Building Effective Virtual Organizations" Workshop
When: Jan. 14-16, 2008
Where: Fairmont Hotel, in Washington, D.C.
The workshop begins with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 14 in the Colonnade (first floor), and with a 2:30 p.m. session:
"Workshop Synthesis: Where have we been, Where are we Going? A Conversation with NSF Leadership" featuring NSF officials:
The workshop agenda is posted at: http://www.ci.uchicago.edu/events/VirtOrg2008/index.php?pg=agenda
There is no fee, and attendance is at capacity, but a few spots will be made available to registered journalists. To cover the conference, please register with Lisa-Joy Zgorski, 202-285-7396, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sessions to be Webcast live (Webcast) and available after the workshop (Playback) are so noted on the workshop agenda. System requirements are described on the conference website. For live viewers, the live link will be rtsp://ici.sdsc.edu/bevo08.sdp; The alternate live link will be http://ici.sdsc.edu/bevo08.sdp.
The workshop on "Building Effective Virtual Organizations" is sponsored by NSF's Office of Cyberinfrastructure, which has identified virtual organizations as a fundamental element of its infrastructure plans.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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