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Research Workshops and Retreats

Research Workshops are meetings that are internal workshops on focused topic areas faculty propose, for the purpose of growing CSU IS&T research groups. Each workshop may include an external guest speaker. Workshops differ from Research Retreats in terms of having a much more narrow scope of technical area(s) and a smaller attendance.

The goal of the retreats is to bring together researchers from across Colorado State University to facilitate collaborative interdisciplinary research in Information Science and Technology, including the potential for development of funded research programs. All CSU faculty, graduate students, and research staff are welcome to participate. Follow-up workshops will be planned to continue discussions initiated at Retreats.

Spring 2016

Research Data Management Forum

Chair: Dawn Paschal, University Libraries, CSU
April 8, 2016
How do scientists, scholars, technologists, librarians, and others in academia collaborate to effectively manage research data? What social and technical infrastructure elements does CSU have to support research data management at the campus level? How do we collaborate to provide additional needs, including new services? Join us for a discussion of key issues and challenges in managing and preserving scholarly and scientific data at CSU.

Fall 2014

Data Analysis Symposium

Over the past decade, there have been increasing demands of analytical techniques with the emergence of big data, network data, and structurally complex data. A strong emphasis of this symposium is to foster a discourse on recent advances in the area. All presentations will take you on a data adventure using case studies in various fields.

Research Computing Open Forum

To gather feedback from CSU researchers in an effort to provide the high-performance computing equipment, services, education, and consulting needed to enhance their research.

Spring 2014

Data Management Forum

Lunch, keynote address, brief presentations by CSU individuals and discussion of the ISTeC Data Management Committee report findings and recommendations.

May 2, 2014

Spring 2013

Big Data Forum

Chair: Dawn Paschal, University Libraries, CSU
April 18, 2013
How do scientists, scholars, technologists, librarians, and others in academia collaborate to effectively manage large volumes of structured and unstructured data? What is the social and technical infrastructure needed to effectively support research data management at the campus level? How do we collaborate to provide new services? Join us for a discussion of key issues and challenges presented in managing and preserving scholarly and scientific data in the academic environment.

Spring 2012

Smart Grid

Chair: Siddharth (Sid) Suryanarayanan, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
April 13, 2012

Spring 2011

Data Management

Chair: Dawn Paschal, CSU Libraries
March 24, 2011
Discussion on required NSF data management plans; Review CSU data management templates for proposals; Explain the CSU Digital Repository and its role; Discuss how to manage and share data effectively; Define current and future data management needs.
Attendance: about 75.

Spring 2010

Innovations in Geographic Information Science (GIS)

Chair: Melissa Laituri, Department of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship
February 8, 2010
Discussion of innovation in information science and technologies in geospatial science at CSU, and along Colorado’s Front Range, aimed at bringing together faculty, students, and members of the Colorado community.
Attendance: about 100.

Spring 2009

Front Range Architecture Compilers Tools and Languages (FRACTAL)

Chair: Michele Strout
April 25, 2009
The Front Range Architecture Compilers Tools and Languages (FRACTAL) Workshop is a meeting in the Front Range for presentation and discussion of new ideas in the area of programming languages and architecture. The objective is to establish a community of researchers in the area and establish a forum for exploring collaborations. The workshop is open to all students and researchers in the area.

Fall 2008

Bioinformatics Retreat

Chair: Asa-Ben Hur, Department of Computer Science
November 13, 2008
Discussion of the present and future of bioinformatics at CSU.
Attendance: about 60

Summer 2008

Workshop on Engineering Software for Scientific Applications

Chair: Robert France
July 17, 2008
This workshop focused on the challenges of developing software to support scientific research. The targeted participants were CSU scientists who need to develop relatively complex software either as a research product or as a tool to support research. The software can range from web applications built to access and visualize large data sets, to complex modeling and simulation software that run on distributed computing platforms.

Spring 2008

PAR (People-Animals-Robots) Laboratory workshop

Chairs:  H.J. Siegel, Jerry Potter
February 27, 2008
This is an initial meeting for participants to express their thoughts and interests about potential projects that fit within the PAR theme of using people, animals, and/or robots together to solve problems in care for the elderly or disabled, disaster management, homeland security, military scenarios, etc.
Attendance approximately 50.

March 28, 2008
Follow-up meeting to February 27.

Spring 2007

Research Retreat 2007

Chairs: Lucy Troup, Department Of Psychology
February 28, 2007
Topics: Pattern Recognition, Environmental Disaster Mitigation, Human Computer Interaction, Information Technology Research in the Interest of Emerging Economies.
Attendance: 92 faculty.

Front Range Architecture Compilers Tools and Languages (FRACTAL) Workshop

Chair: Sanjay Rajopadhye
February 10, 2007
The Front Range Architecture Compilers Tools and Languages (FRACTAL) Workshop is a meeting in the Front Range for presentation and discussion of new ideas in the area of programming languages and architecture. The objective is to establish a community of researchers in the area and establish a forum for exploring collaborations. The workshop is open to all students and researchers in the area.

Spring 2006

Retreat on the Scientific and Engineering Foundations of IS&T

Chairs: Lucy Troup, Department Of Psychology, Denis Dean, Department of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship
May 10, 2006
Follow-up workshops will be planned to continue discussions from this workshop.
Attendance: 92 faculty

Workshop on CSU Computing Resources

Chair: Dan Massey
March 6, 2006
Presentations on PlanetLab [CSU site funded by ISTeC] (Dan Massey, Computer Science), Colorado Grid Computing Initiative (Mark Ritschard, Director, Engineering Network Services), CSU Linux Hub (Dan Turk, Computer Information Systems)

Fall 2005

Workshop on High Dimensional Pattern Recognition

Chair: Bruce Draper and Stephen Hayne
October 26, 2005
The goal of this workshop was to foster cooperation among researchers interested in High Dimensional Pattern Recognition; to discuss and exchange ideas, problems and information. Participants will be asked to give a five-minute description of their relevant work.
attendance: about 20

Spring 2005

VPRIT Research Colloquium

Chair: Tony Maciejewski, Electrical and Computer Engineering
April 13-14, 2005
Two day forum for students and faculty engaged in Information Science and Technology (IS&T) oriented research to inform the university community about their work, and to learn about the activities of their colleagues from across campus.

Spring 2004

Retreat on the Scientific and Engineering Foundations of IS&T

Chairs: Sanjay Rajopadhye, Computer Science/Electrical and Computer Engineering, Louis Scharf, Electrical and Computer Engineering
May 8, 2004
Intent is to make introductions that are not yet made between various disciplines of the CSU campus, explore opportunitites for collaboration across discipline boundaries, introduce each other to new problems, and provide a forum where people can share ideas, no matter how whimsical, with others who might then help to refine or extend these ideas.  The intended outcome is the beginning of a roadmap, around which CSU might shape a program of investments in Information Science and Technology, designed to enhance the scale and scope of its interdisciplinary research.
Follow-up workshops will be planned to continue discussions from this workshop.
Attendance: 43 faculty.

The 2004 Occupational Therapy Research Symposium: Next Generation -- Science and Technology

Point of contact: Karen Atler, Occupational Therapy
Speaker: Dr. Walter Greenleaf, Greenleaf Medical, Palo Alto, California
April 5, 2004
attendance: about 250 people
Dr. Greenleaf is recognized internationally as a pioneer in the use of advanced computer technology in medical applications. He led a workshop on "Next Generation Tools - Virtual Reality, SmartHomes, Dynamic Feedback," and gave the symposium keynote address "Next Generation Rehabilitation - Neuroplasticity, Simulation"

Fall 2003

Workshop on the University Online Electronic Portfolio

Speakers: Jeff Rutenbeck and Julanna Gilbert, University of Denver.
The University of Denver Portfolio Community is an Internet application that is used for posting student and faculty portfolios for both internal and external access, allowing review by the university community and external agencies for internships, grant applications, and hiring purposes.
September 19, 2003
Chair: Pete Seel, Journalism and Technical Communication.
attendance: about 20 people from CSU.
Result: The ISTeC Education Advisory Committee is exploring a possible portfolio development partnership with the University of Denver.

Spring 2003

COGrid Workshop

This workshop was about the formation of a Colorado state-wide computing grid.
Co-Chairs: Ralph Castain, Advanced Energy, and Chuck Anderson, Computer Science.
May 19, 2003
attendance: over 75 people from around the state, representing more than 25 organizations.
Results: (a) a proposal to support COGrid activities was planned for submission to CIT (Colorado Institute of Technology - which has occurred), and (b) a second workshop was planned.