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[Dimacs-ccicada-announce] Announcement: Reconnect 2017 Program - application live!

Kelly Quesnelle kellyq at dimacs.rutgers.edu
Wed Jan 18 14:01:33 EST 2017


Dear all,

Just letting you know that the link to the online application for the Reconnect 2017 program is now active.


Kindly,


Kelly


Kelly Quesnelle

Project Assistant/Visitor Coordinator

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey



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Subject: Announcement: Reconnect 2017 Program


Hi all,

Can you please distribute the following Reconnect 2017 program announcement to your various lists?
Thank you.

Happy Holidays!


Kelly


Kelly Quesnelle

Project Assistant/Visitor Coordinator

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey



RECONNECT 2017



Mathematical and Computational tools for Energy Efficiency and Reliability of Data Centers and the Electrical Grid – Individual Interests vs. the Common Good





Where:  Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

When:   June 11-17, 2017



About Reconnect:



Reconnect Workshops expose faculty teaching undergraduates to current applications of mathematical and computational sciences and provide an opportunity for government or industry professionals to learn about recent research in related areas. Topics are presented in a weeklong series of lectures and activities; participants are involved in both research activities and in writing materials useful in the classroom or to share with their colleagues. Participants may develop materials for publication in either the CCICADA Technical Reports Series or the Educational Modules Series published by the DIMACS.



Topic:   Mathematical and Computational tools for Energy Efficiency and Reliability of Data

              Centers and the Electrical Grid – Individual Interests vs. the Common Good

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (2008) indicates that buildings account for as much as 40 percent of energy use in industrialized countries. Data centers (computing facilities with electronic equipment for data processing, storage, and communications networking) are especially inefficient users of energy. The amount of carbon dioxide emitted by data centers worldwide exceeds the total emissions of Argentina and the Netherlands combined (Kaplan et al., 2008). In light of such issues, the information technology (IT) industry is looking to advanced power management hardware, smart cooling systems, virtualization tools, and dense server configurations to reduce energy consumption. Large scale sensor networks used in the design of these advanced systems are inherently graph theoretical.  Part of Reconnect will be devoted to understanding these sensor networks.

A second related area will examine the development of a truly “smart” electrical grid. The Smart Grid will include smart sensors and controls throughout the transmission and distribution system and a broad communication platform for two-way communications to move data and electricity between utilities and consumers. Smart Grid consumers will have smart meters that can track energy consumption, monitor individual power circuits in the home, control smart appliances, and actively manage energy use.  Game-theory models, multi-agent based models, decision-support and optimization tools, and security and privacy tools will be considered.

A third topic will explore policies for balancing individual interests with the common good to avoid an eventual “tragedy of the commons”. In this area, game theory can model the interactions of multiple agents and show the effects of competing interests. Economic incentives may influence whether a country or a company is motivated to enter an agreement and then abide by it.

Organizers:  Dr. Margaret (Midge) Cozzens, Research Professor at DIMACS Rutgers University,

                        Mark Ginn, Professor of Mathematics at Appalachian State

Speakers:     TBA plus speakers from the Appalachian Energy Center



Registration fees, lodging, meals and travel: Accepted participants from US academic institutions: registration, lodging in a single room, and meals will be provided at no charge. Participants from non-profit institutions, government, and non-US academic institutions: $350. Participants from for-profit corporations: $500. Registration fees include all meals from Sunday dinner through Saturday lunch. Limited funds are expected to be available to provide partial support for travel.



Deadline for Applications is March 15, 2017 or until all slots are filled. A link to the online application will be available on the Reconnect webpages (ccicada.org/education/reconnect and dimacs.rutgers.edu/workshops). Applications must be submitted online and will be reviewed as they are received.



Sponsorship: The 2017 Reconnect Workshop is presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Focus on Energy and Algorithms and by CCICADA.



For more information: Kelly Quesnelle (kellyq at dimacs.rutgers.edu<mailto:kellyq at dimacs.rutgers.edu>) or Midge Cozzens (mcozzens at dimacs.rutgers.edu<mailto:mcozzens at dimacs.rutgers.edu> or midge6930 at comcast.net<mailto:midge6930 at comcast.net>) or visit the Reconnect web page in the CCICADA website or the DIMACS website.
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