3:15-4:00 p.m. Session 4: Overcoming Obstacles to Scientific Discovery and Translating Science to Practice
Committee respondent: David Culler, University of California, Berkeley

• What are the motivations for and impediments to applying innovative information technologies to sustainability challenges, and how do they differ by domain?

• How can large-scale science addressing real-world problems be made credible, if reproducibility is not possible?

• What lessons can be applied from the transformation of the Internet into a critical infrastructure that must avoid ossification?

• What is the appropriate mix of empiricism, innovation, and application for computer science to have an impact in the area of environmental sustainability?

David Douglas, National Ecological Observatory Network: “The Role of CS in Open, Sustainability Science”

4:00-5:00 p.m. Capstone Session and Plenary Discussion
Deborah L. Estrin, Committee Chair Randal Bryant, Carnegie Mellon University

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