ISIS 10 Year Anniversary



 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

 Vanderbilt Student Life Center, Ballroom C



ISIS: Past, Present and Future.

The Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) of Vanderbilt University was established by the School of Engineering in 1998.  Since then, the long term goal of ISIS has been to foster multi-disciplinary research and academic programs fully consistent with the research and educational goals of Vanderbilt University.  

During the past decade, ISIS has grown to become a nationally and internationally recognized research center including over 100 researchers and students. Research results created by ISIS staff have had and continue to make a major impact on establishing a new science and technology for integrating information and physical sciences. 

Collaborating across schools at Vanderbilt, ISIS researchers and students work together on joint projects with leading academic and industrial research institutions across the US and worldwide. Our researchers are recognized national leaders in their field and ISIS students work at universities and industry across the globe. As we approach our 10th anniversary, this symposium gives us the opportunity to review the results of the past decade as well as to look ahead and think about the future of systems, computer science and engineering.


Event Schedule


09:00        Opening remarks.
                  Provost Richard McCarty
                  Dean Kenneth F Galloway, VUSE 

09:25        ISIS: Past, Present and Future.
                       Janos Sztipanovits
10:00      Research Gems. A series of short talks highlighting exciting research areas where ISIS researchers are making a difference. Senior researchers will cover areas as diverse as the Future Combat Systems, one of the largest software projects in history, (Open-source) Middleware, the software-aided management of deadly diseases, such as sepsis, the precise localization of mobile devices without GPS or the “windtunnel” for software.
11:30        Lunch Break 
01:00        Research Perspectives.
Doug Schmidt
Adaptive Learning Technologies.
Larry Howard
Gabor Karsai

Janos Sztipanovits

03:00        Break

03:15    Undergraduate Open House. An introduction to ISIS for undergraduate students who are interested in graduate studies. A series of short talks will highlight interesting and innovative projects where graduate students play important roles. Topics covered will include a countersniper system, a mobile air quality monitoring network, a patient wearable health-monitoring application and many others. After the session, interested students will have the opportunity to talk to faculty and graduate students.
04:15        ISIS by the Numbers: 10 Years and Counting…
                       Michele Codd
04:30        Adjourn