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Many US-based researchers will likely have seen this call, but I figured I 
would draw some extra attention to it.  One possible future vision for the 
Internet involves a platform that is both more secure and more programmable.  
Naturally, I am inclined to believe that types, proofs and programming language 
design can play a very important role in this.  If we want to impress upon the 
NSF the important kinds of contributions our community can make, it may well 
behoove us to try to have some presence at meetings such as the one below.


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Taieb B. Znati" <tzn...@nsf.gov>
To: d...@cs.princeton.edu
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 1:26:05 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: NSF -- Open Call for Participation in Future Internet Architectures 

Call for Participants 

Future Internet Architectures 


October 12-15, 2009 

Waterview Conference Center 
Arlington , VA 

Closing date for submission of Expressions of Interest (EoI): 

4pm, Submitter’s Local Time , September 16, 2009 

This is an open call, so please alert and distribute this call to experts who 
may be interested in participating in the Summit 

The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has 
a long-standing commitment to support groundbreaking research in network 
science and engineering. CISE is particularly interested in stimulating the 
multidisciplinary exploration of Future Internet architectures that are 
informed not only by technological opportunities and challenges, but also by 
the legal, ethical and other societal dimensions of their use, considering 
factors such as security, privacy, trust, openness, and economic viability . 

In FY 2010, CISE plans to establish several (2-4) multi-million dollar, 
multidisciplinary research projects aimed at the exploration of overarching 
Future Internet architectures, with a specific focus on the coalescence or 
integration of promising research outcomes already demonstrated by the research 
community, as well as new concepts and ideas that are only now emerging. To 
help the community design Future Internet architectures and to guide NSF in the 
development of an associated call for proposals, CISE will host a Future 
Internet Architectures Summit on October 12-15, 2009 in Arlington, VA. 
Participation in the Summit will be by invitation only. 

The majority of Summit participants will be researchers with scientific 
expertise and/or interest in Future Internet architectures, including, but not 
limited to, those with expertise in the computing domain, including networking 
and communications, security, and privacy, in the social and economic sciences, 
and in engineering, as well as application developers. At the Summit, 
participants will interact with each other to define compelling Future Internet 
architectures whose properties are responsive to societal priorities and needs, 
and which capitalize on ongoing advances in networking technologies and 
systems. The Summit will also include professional facilitators and mentors 
with Internet and other relevant expertise whose roles are to both nurture 
creative scientific thinking in this highly collaborative environment and to 
provide real-time feedback to the Summit participants. NSF and other agency 
program officials will also attend the event. 

If you are a researcher interested in participating in the Summit, you must 
submit an Expression of Interest. You will find the submission instructions and 
a description of the Summit participant selection process at 
http://www.nsf.gov/cise/news/2009_app_fut_intrnt_summit.cfm . Please note that 
Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 4pm submitter’s local time on 
September 16, 2009 . 

If you are one of the approximately 120 researchers selected to attend, CISE 
will support permissible costs associated with: travel to the Summit, 
accommodations, and Summit meals. However, you will be responsible for meeting 
the incidental costs you incur while travelling to or participating in the 

For more information about CISE’s interest in Future Internet architectures, 
please see the webcast of the CISE Future Internet Architecture Information 
Meeting available at: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=60947 . 

For more information about current research funded by the CISE Future Internet 
Design (FIND) effort, visit www.nets-find.net , and for more information about 
CISE Cross-Cutting Programs, please visit 
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13451&org=CISE&from=home . 

For further information, advice or queries regarding the format of the Summit 
or about other Summit operational matters, please contact: 

Dr. Darleen Fisher or Dr. Victor Frost 

CNS/CISE Room 1175 

National Science Foundation 

4201 Wilson Boulevard 


VA 22230 

Phone: 703 292 8950 

Email: dlfis...@nsf.gov or vsfr...@nsf.gov 

Sincerely yours, 

Taieb Znati, Director 
Division of Computer and Network Systems 

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