Symposium on the Future of Computing Research
USC/ISI Invites You to a Symposium on the
Future OF Computing Research
COMPUTING RESEARCH TODAY is increasingly
shaped by forces and trends that separate it from the simpler circumstances
of the field’s founding era. Intellectual and technical maturing of the
discipline, the ever-increasing centrality of computing to modern society,
and changing expectations about career paths, collaborations, research impact, and work environments
Our goal is to examine critical questions
that will drive and define the field and profession of computing research in the future, and to
contribute meaningfully to the ongoing conversations shaping this rapidly developing evolution.
Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, Director, US National Science Foundation Dr. Eric Horvitz, Chief Scientific Officer, Microsoft
Participant/Speaker Interactive Discussion Sessions with computing research thought leaders and
Small Group Deep Dives on participant-chosen topics of interest
A Roundtable with Early Career Researchers shaping the field through different computing research paths
Informal, self-organizing Meeting and Discussion Opportunities
A Critical, Timely Topic
The power of intellectually deepening, societally
connected computing research grows exponentially as computing become ever
more embedded in modern culture and civilization. Yet this same shift
creates new goals, constraints, and challenges not seen in earlier
eras of the field. Identifying, recognizing, understanding, and responding
to these emerging challenges is the key to a new generation of computing
research that both deepens our knowledge and advances our world.
A Unique Distributed Format
The symposium will be held simultaneously online and across multiple physical locations in the United States.
In Los Angeles, Boston and virtually, this is a powerful yet flexible meeting
experience where participants will be able to engage — remotely or on site — in rich and
interactive conversations comparable to in-person events.