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Purpose

This page contains interesting strategic public reports on CyberInfrastructure for Research. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and the White House regularly publish expert reports on developments in various themes related to Computer Science. Here some reports I came across or participated in in a.o. my role as affiliate LBNL or committee member or expert. Also added some articles. All can be found here locally.

Reports

2023
DoE

Integrated Research Infrastructure Architecture Blueprint Activity

The complexity of scientific pursuits is increasing rapidly with aspects that require dynamic integration of experiment, observation, theory, modeling, simulation, visualization, machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and analysis. Research projects across the Department of Energy (DOE) are increasingly data and compute intensive. Innovative research teams are accelerating the pace of discovery by using high-performance computational and data tools in their research workflows and leveraging multiple research infrastructures...

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2023
DoE

5G Enabled Energy Innovation: Advanced Wireless Networks for Science (Workshop Report)

Rapidly expanding, new telecommunications infrastructure based on 5G technologies will disrupt and transform how we design, build, operate, and optimize scientific infrastructure and the experiments and services enabled by that infrastructure, from continental-scale sensor networks to centralized scientific user facilities, from intelligent Internet of Things devices to supercomputers. Concurrently, 5G will introduce, or exacerbate, challenges related to protecting infrastructure and associated scientific data as well as to fully leveraging opportunities related to expanded infrastructure scale and complexity...

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2023
WH

Strengthening and Democratizing the U.S. Artificial Intelligence Innovation Ecosystem

This final report of the NAIRR Task Force presents a roadmap and implementation plan for a national cyberinfrastructure aimed at overcoming the access divide, reaping the benefits of greater brainpower and more diverse perspectives and experiences applied to developing the future of AI technology and its role in our society.

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2023
NSF

NSF Public Access Plan 2.0: Ensuring Open, Immediate and Equitable Access to National Science Foundation Funded Research

NSF’s updated public access plan integrates new agency guidance issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in August of 2022. This guidance, which includes zero-embargo public access for research publications and their supporting data, was developed with leadership from the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Open Science, in which NSF has always been actively engaged.

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2022
DoE

Advanced Research Directions on AI for Science, Energy, and Security.

Report on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Summer 2022 Workshop Series on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Science, Energy, and Security...

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2022
DoE

Cybersecurity Considerations for Distributed Energy Resources on the U.S. Electric Grid.

As such, this report provides an overview of cybersecurity considerations that should be considered by the electric sector, including utilities and distributed energy resources (DER) operators, providers, integrators, developers, and vendors (collectively, “the DER industry”), as well as policymakers as we embark on this transformational change to the U.S. electric grid. This report is not meant to be a comprehensive review of cybersecurity considerations in the DER industry, but rather encourage a dialogue and further conversations between industry and government stakeholders.

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2020
DoE

From Long-distance Entanglement to Building a Nationwide Quantum Internet: Report of the DOE Quantum Internet Blueprint Workshop.

A Quantum Path Forward. Today, many scientific experts recognize that building and scaling quantum-protected and enhanced communication networks are among the most important technological frontiers of the 21st century. The international research community perceives the construction of a first prototype global quantum network-the Quantum Internet-to be within reach over the next decade. In February 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research hosted the Quantum Internet Blueprint workshop to define a potential roadmap toward building the first nationwide quantum Internet. The workshop participants included representatives from DOE national laboratories, universities, industry, and other U.S. agencies with serious interests in quantum networking. The goal was to provide an outline of the essential research needed, detail any engineering and design barriers, and suggest a path forward to move from today's limited local network experiments to a viable, secure quantum Internet.
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2020
DoE

AI for Science

From July to October 2019, the Argonne, Oak Ridge, and Berkeley National Laboratories hosted a series of four town hall meetings attended by more than 1,000 U.S. scientists and engineers. The goal of the town hall series was to examine scientific opportunities in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, and high-performance computing (HPC) in the next decade, and to capture the big ideas, grand challenges, and next steps to realizing these opportunities.

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2019
DoE

Quantum Networks for Open Science Workshop

Quantum computing systems currently being developed will have extraordinary capabilities to effectively solve complex problems in computational sciences, communication networks, artificial intelligence, and data processing, and will provide a powerful capability for researchers in almost every scientific discipline. Harnessing the full potential of quantum computing will require an ecosystem with a broad spectrum of quantum technologies. Quantum networks are one of the critical and highly anticipated components of this ecosystem. The combination of quantum computing and quantum networks are crucial to the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) mission to provide scientists with the state-of-the-art computational capabilities. Here workshop materials.
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2019
DoE

Basic Research Needs for Scientific Machine Learning Core Technologies for Artificial Intelligence

The report summarizes the outcomes of a January 2018 basic research needs (BRN) workshop, which identified six Priority Research Directions (PRDs) for Advanced Scientific Computing Re- search (ASCR) in developing greater SciML-based capabilities for DOE mission challenges. The workshop considered the status, recent trends, and broad use of SciML. This information then was used to examine the opportunities, barriers, and potential for high scientific impact through fundamental advances in its mathematical, statistical, and computational research foundations.

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2018
WH

The Networking & Information Technology Research & Development Program

This document is a supplement to the President’s FY2019 Budget Request to Congress. It describes activities planned for FY2019 by the Federal agencies participating in the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. It reports actual investments for FY2017, estimated investments for FY2018, and requested funding levels for FY2019 by agency and Program Component Area (PCA). For the FY2019 budget request, this Supplement identifies the strategic priorities, key programs, and key coordination activities of each NITRD PCA. An appendix to the Supplement, FY2019 Federal Cybersecurity R&D Strategic Plan Implementation Roadmap, lists existing and proposed Federal R&D projects and programs that address the Nation’s critical cybersecurity challenges; it is available at https://nitrd.gov/pubs/FY2019-Cybersecurity-RD-Roadmap.pdf.
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2018
WH

FY2019 Federal Cybersecurity R&D Strategic Plan Implementation Roadmap

This document provides FY2019 implementation details for the 2016 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development (R&D) Strategic Plan, pursuant to the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014, Public Law 113-274. It lists key Federal projects and programs that directly contribute to solving the cybersecurity challenges outlined in the 2016 Federal Cybersecurity R&D Strategic Plan. This document accompanies the NITRD Supplement to the President’s FY2019 Budget Request, available at https://www.nitrd.gov/pubs/FY2019-NITRD-Supplement.pdf.

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2018
NSF

Rethinking NSF’s Computational Ecosystem for 21st Century Science and Engineering (Workshop Report)

This report summarizes the discussions from a workshop convened at NSF on May 30-31, 2018 in Alexandria, VA. The overarching objective of the workshop was to rethink the nature and composition of the NSF-supported computational ecosystem given changing application requirements and resources and technology landscapes. The workshop included roughly 50 participants, drawn from high-performance computing (HPC) centers, campus computing facilities, cloud service providers (academic and commercial), and distributed resource providers. Participants spanned both large research institutions and smaller universities.

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2017
DoE

Smart High-Performance Networks; Towards New Generation Intelligent Networking Infrastructure for Distributed Science Environments

The vision for a “smart network” combines the programmability and ease of automation enabled by SDN technologies with AI technologies to realize network infrastructures that are self-aware, self-managing, and self-healing. The ultimate goal is a smart network infrastructure that can monitor itself, diagnose and resolve problems, defend itself from cyber-attacks, and provide intelligent services to scientists. To address these issues the DOE Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Smart High- Performance Networks workshop brought together network researchers and operators from national laboratories, academia, and industry. The core of the workshop discussions were organized around four key technical topic areas; Smart Network Infrastructures, Smart Applications, AI-Based Technology for Smart Networked Systems, and Smart Cyber Security Sub-systems. Here workshop materials.

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2016
NSF

Report of the NSF Workshop on Software Defined Infrastructures and Software Defined Exchanges.

Software-defined infrastructure and software-defined exchanges (SDXes) have the potential to affect the way that we design not only those systems, but the fundamental architecture of the Internet itself. The purpose of this workshop was to identify transformative research problems that must be solved before this vision can be realized, with an eye towards research in the 2020–2025 timeframe. It also looked at infrastructure projects that could help to catalyze this research. Here workshop materials.

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2016
NSF

Looking Beyond the Internet Steering Group Final Report

This report documents the observations and recommendations of the “Looking Beyond the Internet” Steering Group; please see Appendix A for a member list. The Steering Group effort, including its three workshops, is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 15467691.
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2016
WH

Technology and the Future of Cities

This report complements and goes beyond the ideas captured by the label, “Smart Cities, ” identifying opportunities to improve people’s lives both by modernizing key infrastructures (such as for energy, water, or transportation) and by using information technology (often with open data) to enhance city operations and services.

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2016
NSF

Applications and Services in the Year 2021

Today’s digital infrastructure is undergoing deep technological changes and new paradigms are rapidly taking shape in both the core and edge domains. These paradigms leverage the growing footprint of ultra- high-speed broadband networks, pervasive wireless, cloud computing, and software-defined infrastructure. Moreover, they are positioned to connect smart/mobile devices, as well as their data on a massive scale. These advances will enable transformative applications and services in the decade beginning in 2021 that will enhance the quality of peoples’ lives while addressing important national priorities. In addition, these new technologies may bridge and unite today’s cutting edge applications such as the Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Robotics, The Industrial Internet, and Immersive Virtual/Augmented Reality, yielding applications that are not obvious or even possible at this time.

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