NSF Site Visit /
All Hands Meeting

December 3-5, 2013
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

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This year's annual NSF site visit will be held on December 4 and 5, 2013, and will be preceded by an "All-Hands" meeting on December 3. The All-Hands meeting serves as the Center's Annual Meeting and the focus will be on future directions for the STC, research accomplishments, and research grand challenges. It also serves as a time to answer any questions or concerns Center participants may have. The meeting will include plenary presentations aimed at the Center's broader research agenda (see "Additional Resources" below) along with breakout groups to examine progress and needs of research, education, and diversity initiatives.

During the Site visit on December 4th, students will continue with a student led research workshop and will participate in a luncheon with site-team members as well as a research poster session as part of the NSF Site visit. Students, please come prepared to participate in the poster session - see link to details below.

All faculty and student participants are encouraged and welcome to attend. Strong partner representation from faculty and students is vital to a successful visit.

See detailed agendas below for the All-hands Meeting and Site Visit.

Students should arrive the evening of Dec. 2nd for the student/postdoc meetings that start morning of the 3rd and will finish after the poster session on Dec. 4th (which may not finish until 6pm). Students may need to stay another night due to flight times and leave in the morning of the 5th.

Please register through the link on this page. Questions should be addressed to Kiya Smith, kiya@purdue.edu.

Important Dates

  • November 8th, 2013 - Room Reservations Deadline (see Lodging below)
  • November 22nd, 2013 - Poster Submission Deadline (see below)
  • November 22nd, 2013 - Registration Deadline

Poster Information

A template for posters is located at the following link:

Please do not alter the size of the poster template; it is specific for our display needs.

Posters need to be submitted no later than November 22 for printing. If you miss the deadline, please submit the electronic file when ready, however you will need to print your own poster and bring it with you to the site visit.

Please submit them to the following link:


You will need to make your own travel arrangements and room reservations for your stay. Rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn, West Lafayette, phone: 765-743-2100. Address: 356 East State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906 (map), Please refer to "NSF Site visit". DEADLINE FOR RESERVING ROOMS IS NOVEMBER 8.

Parking is available at the hotel and there will be a shuttle service available to and from campus from the hotel – but if you still would like to bring a car onto campus, please let us know what your campus parking needs are when you register (see link above). You should also let us know at that time if you have any dietary restrictions.


Travel from Indianapolis airport (approx. 1 hour). 
You may rent a car or use the Lafayette Limo shuttle service http://lafayettelimo.com/Shuttle/Schedule.aspx (Please note Lafayette Limo does not stop at the Hilton Garden Inn, but you can request if they have time for them to do so.  If not, use the drop off for the Purdue Memorial Union and call the Hilton Garden Inn 765-743-2100 for a shuttle to pick you up and transport you to hotel.)

Driving Directions to the Hilton Garden Inn From Indianapolis International Airport - 
Exit the airport and take I-465 north to I-65 north in the direction of Chicago. Follow I-65 for approximately 45 miles. Then take the Indiana State Road 26 exit and turn left. Follow Indiana 26 and cross the Wabash River bridge. The hotel is on the right at the first traffic light.

From I-65 North -
Take exit 172/Indiana 26 west. Follow Indiana 26 west through Lafayette. Cross the Wabash river bridge into West Lafayette. Turn right on Tapawingo Drive. The hotel is on the northwest corner of Indiana 26 and Tapawingo Drive.

Lawson Computer Science Building, 305 N. University St., West Lafayette, IN
Map data © 2013 Google

Additional Resources

 Grand Challenges *DRAFT* (pdf)


Meeting Organizers

© 2013 Center for Science of Information NSF Science and Technology Center.
Symposium made possible by NSF grant no. CCF-0939370.