The Role of HCI in Cross-Sector Research on Grand Challenges

  • Roger LewEmail author
  • Nathan Lau
  • Ronald L. Boring
  • John Anderson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9751)


Cross-sector or collaborative research between government, academia, industry, and public stakeholders is essential to find innovative solutions to 21st century grand challenges. The proliferation of cyberinfrastructure and cyber physical systems will play critical roles in managing information and large scale human machine systems. While available data, processing power, and model complexities grow at an accelerating rate, the information processing capacity of human cognition does not. Human computer interaction research is needed to bridge this gap and enable the development, operation, and analytics of emerging, integrated, large-scale, multi-user, realtime systems.


Grand challenges Cyberinfrastructure Cyber physical systems Coupled natural human systems Critical infrastructure Decision support tools 



This work was partially supported by NSF award number IIA-1301792 from the NSF Idaho EPSCoR Program and by the National Science Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Lew
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nathan Lau
    • 2
  • Ronald L. Boring
    • 3
  • John Anderson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IdahoMoscowUSA
  2. 2.Virginia Polytechnic InstituteBlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.Idaho National LaboratoryIdaho FallsUSA

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