The Cyber Café was produced and co-hosted by Karl Levitt of UC Davis and Amy Lenzo from weDialogue. We were joined by co-host Tom Hurley from Thomas J Hurley and Associates.
The Cyber Café Program Committee included Victor Asal for State University of New York, Marjory Blumenthal from Georgetown University, Sandra Carpenter from University of Alabama Huntsville, Lorrie Cranor from Carnegie Mellon University, Karl Rethemeyer from State University of New York Albany, Brent Rowe from the Research Triangle Institute, Stefan Savage from the University of California San Diego, Rebecca Wright from Rutgers University, and Lisa Pytlik Zillig from University of Nebraska Lincoln.
The SaTC Program Management team includes Division Director CNS Keith Marzullo, Program Manager Jeremy Epstein (CISE), Program Director Peter Muhlberger (SBE), Nina Amla, Vijay Atluri, Sol Greenspan, Victor Piotrowski, Andrew Pollington, Kevin Thompson, Zhi (Gerry) Tian, Ralph Wachter, and Sam Weber.
The SaTC Cyber Café was made possible through grant funding by the National Science Foundation as part of the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program within the Directorates of Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE).
The National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)
Like the Trustworthy Computing program which it extends, SaTC seeks to fund a broad spectrum of innovative research that will improve the resilience of individual hosts, networked systems, hardware, software, applications and critical infrastructures from malicious cyber-attacks while preserving privacy and promoting usability. The program recognizes that this is not only a problem of developing trustworthy computing technology, but also of understanding the economic, social, and behavioral factors that affect its use and deployment.
The World Cafe
The World Cafe, founded in 1995, is a simple and internationally effective method for engaging groups in thinking together in collaborative and creative ways.
weDialogue designs and hosts engaging interactive events online, and are the online service provider for The World Café Community Foundation.