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Information Integration and Informatics Cluster (III)

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This cluster, Information Integration and Informatics (III), adopts the view that digital content has various stages of refinement and maturity, which can meet diverse sets of needs and serve many purposes. In this view, the hierarchy of refinement and structure proceeds from data to information to knowledge to understanding and, finally, to decision or action as well as to new applications supported by appropriate and necessary digital technologies.

Supported activities include: (1) III core research (III-COR), which expands and strengthens the foundations of III research and education, and broadens its impact in all domains; and (2) III contextual research (III-CXT), which explores and extends the potential of III research in specific contexts.

III topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Transformation of raw data into information and knowledge.
  • Creation of new forms of digital content, representations of digital content, access frameworks, delivery services and presentation and analysis tools.
  • Long-term preservation and archiving of valuable data assets.
  • Models of information structures in application areas relying on incomplete data, such as is required to reconstruct past events, cultures, objects and places in the fields of archeology, history, paleontology, geology, and ecology.
  • Storage, organization, retrieval, updating and mining of data, text, speech, multimedia, multidimensional structures, and streams.
  • Extraction of structured information from unstructured sources.
  • Information/knowledge discovery, fusion, summarization, and visualization.
  • Algorithms for personalizing, organizing, navigating, searching, interpreting, and presenting information of different types, using various modalities.
  • Design, management, and governance for information infrastructures, including information flow, adaptive evolution and interoperability.
  • Knowledge environments for science and engineering.
  • Information integration research that leads to a uniform interface to a multitude of heterogeneous independently developed data sources.
  • Information visualization and visual analytics.
  • Information integration research in issues arising in natural disaster recovery, such as telecommunications, message passing, and data loss.

Information Integration and Informatics (III) subsumes topics covered by these areas previously supported by the IIS Division: Digital Government; Digital Libraries and Archives; Information, Data, and Knowledge Management; and Science and Engineering Information Integration and Informatics.

Information Integration and Informatics Cluster (III) Staff

Funding Opportunities for the Information Integration and Informatics Cluster:

Information and Intelligent Systems:  Advancing Human-Centered Computing, Information Integration and Informatics, and Robust Intelligence.  NSF 07-577.

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