The Midscale Experimental Research Infrastructure Forum (MERIF) is an NSF-CISE-funded project, one of whose goals is to look beyond today’s midscale research infrastructure projects for visions of future infrastructures that can support experiments at the frontiers of CISE research areas, both within computer science itself and interdisciplinary.

Key features of these infrastructures are their ability to support multiple experiments, to enable a high degree of documented experimental reproducibility, to provide rapid recoverability for the next experiment and overall to support high quality research at the frontier of their respective research areas.

The MERIF  workshop took place on January 7-8, 2020 in the Kovens Conference Center (3000 Northeast 151st Street, North Miami, FL 33181) at the Florida International University (FIU), Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) Miami, Fl.

MERIF Comittee are interested both in re-envisioned experimental infrastructures for current research areas (i.e., infrastructure that is not just scaled up or based on evolutionary changes), and also proposals for infrastructures that will support new frontier and visionary research areas.  Some possible areas of interest include artificial intelligence, data analytics, data intensive applications, city-scale autonomy, advanced wireless (6G and beyond), world-wide real-time sensing, sensing for real world applications (e.g., autonomous vehicle operation/coordination), tomorrow’s clouds, cybersecurity, health monitoring applications, privacy, novel financial systems, non-traditional computation such as quantum computing/networking/security, DNA-based computation/storage, synthetic biology design/synthesis, etc.

For directions how get to the Kovence Conference Center from click here.
For the Agenda of the workshop click here.
More information about current NSF-CISE Midscale Experimental Research Infrastructure Projects can be found here.
The report from the workshop can be found here.