2022 Aug. 18-19 UW-Seattle Workshop on Spatiotemporal Computing Roadmap

The I/UCRC for Spatiotemporal Thinking, Computing and Applications (a.k.a. NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center) is hosting a workshop at University of Washington – Seattle to define the research roadmap for spatiotemporal studies in the next 5-10 years. Domain leaders from academia, industry and agencies are invited to share their successful stories, and challenging practices to help inform the research agenda considering the latest revolution and advancements of science and technology. This meeting will review the domain’s innovative research and identify new research directions through collaborations among academia, industry, and agencies, with the following questions to be addressed:

  1. What’s the research that excites you most that have a spatiotemporal computing dimension?
  2. How spatiotemporal computing intertwined with your focus of study?
  3. Do you see any noticeable advancement (theoretical, tools, services, solutions, education, etc.) of spatiotemporal computing in the past decade?
  4. What are the cutting-edge topics of spatiotemporal studies and big data & cloud computing?
  5. How spatiotemporal computing may contribute to the advancement of latest tech advancements, such as digital twins, metaverse, driverless cars, network and mobility, GeoAI, block chain, smart cities, etc?
  6. How spatiotemporal methods have helped advance solutions for challenges to human kind?
  7. How spatiotemporal computing intertwined with the latest advancements of studies in environment, climate change, natural disaster, public health, geospatial intelligence, transportation, etc.
  8. How could spatiotemporal computing be more fair and explainable to serve both private and public interests, especially the underrepresented groups?
  9. What are the theoretical challenges?
  10. What are the technological research and develop directions?
  11. What are the future research topics and innovation opportunities?
  12. What are the career pathways for spatiotemporal computing?
  13. How to attract, retain, and grow students (K-16) into this STEM field?

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022
 All times are in PDT
Begin
End
Duration
Agenda
Speakers
Moderator
9:00 AM
9:10 AM
0:10
Welcome, Logistics
Daniel Brown
9:10 AM
9:40 AM
0:30
Round-Robin Introduction | Notes
All Chaowei Yang, Yanfang Su
9:40 AM
10:10 AM
0:30
Spatiotemporal I/UCRC Update | Notes
 Chaowei Yang, Wendy Guan, Yanfang Su, Daniel Q. Duffy Subu V Subramanian
10:10 AM 10:40 AM 0:30 Workshop Overview and Framework | Notes Mike Goodchild Chaowei Yang
10:40 AM
11:00 AM
0:20
Coffee Break
11:00 AM
12:20 PM
1:20
Science and Application Lightning Talks | Notes
Invited Guests (8m each) Daniel Brown
12:20 PM
1:20 PM
1:00
Lunch Break
1:20 PM
2:20 PM
1:00
Science/Application Break Out Discussion | Environment, Disaster, Climate Change | Education and Smart Cities | Population, Health and Policy | Data value, privacy and ethics All in 4 Groups Group Leaders
2:20 PM
2:50 PM
0:30
Report and Consensus Discussion (30 minutes) | Notes Breakout Leaders Bo Zhao
2:50 PM
3:10 PM
0:20
Coffee Break
3:10 PM
4:30 PM
1:20
Computing & Tech Lightning Talks | Notes
Invited Guests (8m each) Wendy Guan
4:30 PM
5:30 PM
1:00
Technology Break Out Discussion | Spatiotemporal Analytics and Mining | data sharing, fusion, and vis | Digital Twins | Intelligence and Network
All in 4 Groups  Group Leaders
Friday, Aug. 19, 2022
 All times are in PDT
Begin
End
Duration
Agenda
Speakers
Moderator
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
0:30
Technology Report (20 minutes) and Consensus Discussion (10 minutes) | Notes
Breakout Leaders Dan Brown
 9:30 AM  10:30 AM 1:00 Research Agenda Discussion (structure/draft) | Notes All Michael Goodchild
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
0:30
Coffee Break
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
1:30
Discussion of Next Steps (Agenda process, I/UCRC collaboration, Interest) | Notes
All Chaowei Yang, Wendy Guan, Dan Brown