Accession Number:

ADA522421

Title:

Paths Ahead in the Science of Information and Decision Systems - Workshop

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Jul-30 Nov 2009

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A significant meeting, the symposium on Paths Ahead in the Science of Information and Decision Systems was held November 12-14, 2009 at MIT. This meeting was organized and run by MITs Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems LIDS, the oldest continuing laboratory at MIT. LIDS has played and continues to play a major role in the development of our field, responding to critical national and societal needs developing fundamental and pathbreaking advances in theory, methodology, and practice and serving as a focal point for activities involving the best across MIT, the nation, and the world. The science of information and decision systems encompasses a substantial and exceptionally pervasive set of interrelated disciplines, ranging from signal and image processing to embedded control systems to the analysis, design, and optimization of complex distributed systems and networks. Thanks both to the richness of the challenges throughout engineering and the physical, biological and social sciences, and the continuing developments of the foundations of our disciplines, the information and decision sciences stand today as an exciting, continually evolving, and critical domain of intellectual inquiry. Consistent with that history and mission, LIDS organized the Paths Ahead Symposium, bringing together leading researchers from all around the world who have been influential in shaping the vision of and leading this broad field. The meeting, which was sponsored by MITs School of Engineering, by a number of private companies and laboratories, and by NSF, AFOSR, and ARO, consisted of several panel-oriented sessions, providing both context and history as well views toward the challenges of the future. While each of these sessions had a specific theme, an overall objective of each session was to look across disciplines for challenges and opportunities across disciplines.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE