NSF EXCITED Workshop
EXchanging CyberInfrastructure Themes
in Engineering Design

NSF EXCITED Workshop
February 28 - March 1, 2005
Held at NSF in Arlington, VA

Workshop Report - FINAL Fastlane Report (PDF)

Workshop Agenda

Day 1 – February 28, 2005 (Monday)

7:30 am – 8:00 am - Check in at NSF Front Desk (Get Badge, Check Computer)
8:00 am – 8:30 am - Breakfast (Stafford II – Room 555)
8:30 am – 8:45 am - Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Introductions
8:45 am – 10:15 am - Invited Talks: “Perspectives on Cyber-Infrastructure”

  1. Suvrajeet Sen, NSF: "Cyber-Infrastructure at NSF" <PPT>
  2. Karthik Ramani, Purdue University: "Productivity in the Enterprise through OR-CI Synthesis and Integration" <PPT>
  3. Jami Shah, Arizona State University: "Cyber-Infrastructre Support for Engineering Design: Perspectives from NSF ED2030 Workshop + +" <PDF>
  4. Ram Sriram, NIST: "Productivity in the Enterprise through OR-CI Synthesis and Integration" <PPT>

10:15 am – 10:30 am - Coffee Break

10:30 am – 1:30 pm - Invited Talks (through lunch): “Applications of Cyber-Infrastructure”

  1. Bill Regli, Drexel University: "Experiences and Suggestions for Creating Shared Cyber-Infrastructure for Engineering/Design/Manufacturing" <PPT>
  2. Omar Ghattas, Carnegie Mellon University: "Towards CI-enabled, Optimization- driven, Simulation-based Decision Making" <PDF>
  3. Kincho Law, Stanford University: "NEESgrid – A CyberInfrastructure for Earthquake Engineering Simulation" <PDF>
  4. Soundar Kumara, Penn State University: "Survivability of Large Scale Networks and Design Research" <PPT>

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm - Buffet Lunch at Meeting Site

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm - Break into Groups to Discuss Research Themes:

  1. Design Informatics (Keywords: Data, Digital Libraries/Repositories, Ontologies, Knowledge Management)
  2. Design Modeling and Simulation (Keywords: Geometric, Multi-scale, Distributed)
  3. Design Environments (Keywords: Collaborative Design/E-Design/Virtual Reality/HCI)
  4. Design Synthesis (Keywords: Optimization/Synthesis/Agent Networks/Web Services)

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm - Coffee & Refreshment Break

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm - Wrap-up and Action Items for Day 2


Day 2 – March 1, 2005 (Tuesday)


8:00 am – 8:30 am - Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:00 am - Finalize Report Out from Each Discussion Group
9:00 am – 11:30 am - Presentation of Team Summaries by Discussion Leaders
  1. Design Informatics <PDF>
  2. Design Modeling and Simulation <PDF>
  3. Design Environments <PDF>
  4. Design Synthesis <PDF>

10:00 am – 10:15 am - Coffee Break

11:30 am – 12:00 pm - Closing Discussion and Workshop Wrap-up

Noon - Adjourn and Box Lunch


Workshop Attendees


Workshop Organizers


Timothy W. Simpson
Associate Professor
Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering and Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA USA
tws8@psu.edu

Kemper Lewis
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University at Buffalo – SUNY
Buffalo, NY USA
kelewis@eng.buffalo.edu

Wei Chen
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA
weichen@northwestern.edu


Acknowledgements

This workshop was funded by the National Science Foundation through Grant No. DMI-0514173. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations presented in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.