NSF in cooperation with Federal S&T agencies will hold the Cyberspace 2025 Workshop on Tuesday-Wednesday, April 22-23, 2014 at the Waterview Conference Center located at 1919 North Lynn Street in Arlington, VA 22209. This an invitation-only workshop, chaired by Pat Lincoln (SRI).
The workshop aims to foster discussions toward a roadmap for foundational research in cybersecurity over the next 10 – 15 years with a broad perspective, taking into consideration relevant science, technology, and policy issues, and including an emphasis on the social sciences and education.
We are motivated by the far-reaching possibilities of cyber-enabled systems in society that advances in scientific and technological disciplines may enable. We seek a discussion on what is possible and the foundational research over the next decade to realize those possibilities and mitigate unwanted consequences. Examples of questions to motivate and set the stage for the workshop include:
* What cyber-future scenarios make you hopeful or not hopeful?
* What convergences of technologies and events make some scenarios more likely?
* What new multi-spectrum threats might challenge a highly cyber-enabled society?
* What social, behavioral, economic, and policy challenges do the scenarios pose?
* What strategies and incentives may accelerate research and transition?
The overriding question for this workshop is – what innovative, foundational, and long-range research is needed to address the significant cyber threats to an ever cyber-dependent society.