ERIC Number: ED422981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
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Advancing the Public Interest through Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence. Summary Report of the Leadership Colloquium (Washington, D.C., September 25-26, 1997, December 12, 1997).
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.
The relationship between research on information technologies and efforts to meet societal needs is the underlying theme of this summary document, which synthesizes the proceedings of the Leadership Colloquium on Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence (KDI). The Colloquium (which comprised one meeting in September and one meeting in December 1997) brought together representatives from the National Science Foundation and a variety of private foundations so they could discuss their current activities and share insights, concerns, and ideas. The body of this document is divided into seven sections: (1) "Information Technology and Advancing the Public Interest"; (2) "What is KDI?"; (3) "Funding Priorities and Approaches"; (4) "Benefits and Risks of Cooperation"; (5) "Mechanisms for Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration"; (6) "Possible Topic Areas for Cooperation"; and (7) "Cultural Concerns." Appendices contain: an agenda and list of participants (September 25-26 and December 12, 1997 meetings), National Science Foundation (NSF) research activities related to KDI, NSF proposal solicitation, a profile of the NSF, private foundation profiles, and sources of additional information. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.