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Latest Program News:
Broader Than Ever, dg.o2003 Convenes in Boston
Bigger in numbers and broader in scope, the 3-day National Conference on Digital Government Research unites diverse researchers and government participants with a common goal.
DG Discipline Is Maturing, Facing New Challenges
With many strong submissions for research grants and a burgeoning, multi- faceted community, the field of digital government studies is maturing into a more acutely-defined scientific domain.
Andrews Details Cyberinfrastructure Plan
The new NSF IT research initiative holds a strong opportunity for foundation-laying work, says Gregory Andrews, division director of CISE's Division of Experimental and Integrative Activities.
International e-Gov Research Emerges in Force at dg.o2003 Digital government researchers in countries around the globe are collaborating to offer technology, expertise and insight in this rapidly expanding field of IT study.
System Demos Show Off New Hardware, Software
Rich, live demonstrations of the latest Digital Government projects at dg.o2003 reveal new IT solutions resulting from the partnership of computer scientists and government IT experts.
dg.o2003 Papers Show Rich Diversity
The 2003 National Conference on Digital Government Research showed off nearly 100 papers, posters and system demonstrations on the latest DG explorations of data mining, hardware solutions, metadata, policy science and graphical data browsers. See capsule descriptions of several intriguing papers here:
DEADLINES OF INTEREST
May 31: NSF, Science Journal Visualization Contest
June 9, 2003: FULL PROPOSAL DUE BY 5 P.M PROPOSER'S LOCAL TIME
Terascale Extensions: Enhancements to the Extensible Terascale
June 10, 2003: FULL PROPOSAL DUE BY 5 P.M PROPOSER'S LOCAL TIME
Special Projects in Networking Research (SPN)
June 18, 2003: FULL PROPOSAL DUE BY 5 P.M. PROPOSER'S LOCAL TIME
Highly Dependable Computing and Communication Systems Research
June 30, 2003: The National Medal of Science 2004
July 1, 2003: SOFTWARE TOOLS
Advanced Computational Research Program Announcement
NEWS BEYOND DG.O
Forum for Emergency Managers to Convene in D.C.
Challenges that may face emergency managers of the future will be the focus of a June 13 public forum in Washington, D.C. held by the National Academies' Disasters Roundtable. The forum is free to the public, but registration is required.
Researchers Hone Web Search Engine Ranking Tools
Computer science researchers at Stanford University have developed several new techniques that together may make it possible to calculate Web page rankings as used in the Google search engine up to five times faster.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS OF INTEREST
The Measure of STAR: Review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Research Grants Program
Building an Electronic Records Archive at the National Archives and Records Administration: Recommendations for Initial Development
The National Academies' Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources has released its redesigned Web site. Explore the site for relevant reports, meetings and ongoing projects.
The National Academies' 2002 Report to Congress is now available online. This annual report highlights major studies completed in 2002, and provides listings of current congressionally mandated projects, completed reports and projects, and institutional sources of revenue for 2002.
Monitoring International Labor Standards: Summary of Domestic Forums
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