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Wednesday July 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am - Thursday July 30, 2015 @ 11:59 pm EDT


The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) Steering Committee on the Internet of Things (IoT) is holding its first workshop addressing the growing challenges and opportunities related to IoT.
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the invitation-only workshop will bring together thought leaders from industry, government, and academia with expertise in data science and IoT domains. The overarching objective of this workshop is to define a thoughtful, cohesive research agenda which will help the NSF guide research priorities moving forward.
For more information, please refer to our concept document.
To register, please sign up here.

Dates & Location:
The workshop will be held in San Jose, CA beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29 and concluding at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

The ubiquitous availability of digital sensors and the digitization of human activity has resulted in an ocean of digital data and the evolution of the Internet of Things. The rapid development of the IoT creates a critical need to understand its underlying science and technology and its associated data issues. This is the first of three NSF-funded IoT workshops. This first workshop focuses on challenges and technical issues related to the Industrial Internet. Input gathered at the workshop will inform future funding opportunities and IoT policies.

Steering Committee:internet-of-things-IoT

  • Kemafor Anyanwu Ogan, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University
  • Chaitanya Baru, Senior Advisor for Data Science, National Science Foundation
  • Umesh Dayal, Vice President, Senior Fellow, Big Data Laboratory, Hitachi America Limited
  • Russ Gyurek, Director of Innovation-Office of the CTO, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Steve Gustafson, Knowledge Discovery Lab Manager, General Electric Global Research, General Electric Company
  • Gigi Karmous-Edwards, Vice President, FATHOM (Global Water Management LLC)
  • Paul Kent, Vice President-Big Data, SAS Institute, Inc.
  • Ashok Krishnamurthy, Deputy Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)
  • Santosh Kumar, Center Director, NIH Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K), The University of Memphis
  • Allen Langlois, Senior Manager, SAS Institute, Inc.
  • Ramesh Menon, Vice President, Big Data Analytics Product Management and Solutions, Cray
  • Renata Rawlings-Gross, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, National Science Foundation
  • Fred Rosenbaum, Principal Project Manager Research & Development, SAS Institute, Inc.
  • Tiffany Sargent, Senior Solutions Architect, Intel
  • Armistead Sapp, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SAS Institute, Inc.
  • Ashish Verma, Senior Manager, Big Data and Analytics, Deloitte

The NCDS thanks the following organizations for their support of the NSF/NCDS workshop series:


Workshop #1: The Industrial Internet
San Jose, CA | July 29-30, 2015 

Day 1: July 29
Crown Plaza Hotel | Krystall Ballroom

5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Russ Gyurek, Cisco
Ashok Krishnamurthy, UNC Chapel Hill, RENCI
Chaitan Baru, National Science Foundation

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Dinner / Keynote Presentation (TBD)

6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Facilitated Table Discussions

8:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Review of Day 2 agenda
Workshop expectations
Shannon McKeen, NCDS Facilitator

Day 2: July 30
CISCO Headquarters Building 9 | Room _____

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome: Overview, Goals, & Brief Introduction by participants

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Keynote Presentation (TBD)

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Industry/Government/Academia panel (TBD)

11:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

11:40 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Breakout sessions (#1)

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Breakout sessions (#2)

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Working Session (1 hour report out)

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wrap-up & Closing Remarks

Workshop Location Overview

Day 1: July 29, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Jose
Cocktail Reception and Keynote Address

Day 2: July 30, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cisco Headquarters, Building 9

San Jose spotsHotel Accommodations

As a courtesy, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza San Jose under the room block “IoT NSF workshop” with a discounted room rate if two nights are reserved ($309 for 7/29  + split rate of $155 for 7/30 which comes to $232/night). Your reservation includes breakfast and these amenities.

Those requiring a government rate may contact the Hampton Inn & Suites, which is approximately 12 miles from the Crowne Plaza San Jose.



Directions to Cisco Campus, Building 9
260 East Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA 95134

From Crowne Plaza

From Hampton Inn & Suites







The documents below provide the conceptual groundwork for the NSF/NCDS Internet of Things workshop series.

IoT World graphic


NSF/NCDS Workshop Series: Data Science for the Internet of Things

Deloitte on the Internet of Things Ecosystem



Wednesday July 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Thursday July 30, 2015 @ 11:59 pm
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