Welcome to the NSF Net-Centric Software & Systems Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (Net-Centric IUCRC) home page.
Our Center focuses on a collaborative approach of research and development in net-centric systems. This allows us to draw on the expertise of industry and academia.
Net-Centric operations offer a computing model for the future. In this paradigm, we no longer view applications as having a fixed set of capabilities: we see them as a set of highly reliable services that are dynamically created from acquired services, then verified and validated in the field in real-time.
Why Join Us
- Proven model optimized for collaboration between industry, government and academia
- Access to pre-competitive and basic research
- Leveraged "force multiplier" to accelerate generation of new ideas for product innovation
- Opportunities to network and partner with technology leaders and innovators
- A single point source for company and staff education on emerging technologies
- An expert source for company staff education and training in emerging technologies
- A targeted, low-risk, and cost-effective complement to selected in-house R&D
- Both royalty free non-exclusive and royalty bearing exclusive licensing available
- Access to trained workforce
- Opportunity to direct University research
- Opportunity to establish high-quality, long-term relationships with researchers
For an overview of what IUCRC centers do, click here.
How to join
A business can join the Center as an Industrial Member and sign a membership agreement with any of the Academic Institutions. Each Industrial Member is entitled to a representative on the Industrial Advisory Board that decides which projects will be funded from the pooled annual dues. Industrial Members have non-exclusive royalty-free access to research conducted by the center. Other licensing agreements are also available.
For further information about the Center or memberships, please contact Dr. Krishna Kavi, director of the Net-Centric Software & Systems Center at email@example.com or (940) 369-7216.
For a sample membership agreement, click here.
Next IAB meeting, April 2-3, 2014updated: Nov 07, 2013 at 21:41 (about 1 month ago)
The next IAB meeting will be held on April 2-3, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona at Arizona State University.
New IAB Chairupdated: Oct 26, 2013 at 15:31 (about 1 month ago)
Mark Bowler has kindly agreed to serve as the next IAB Chair of our center. If you are an industry representative of the center, please communicate your ideas on how we can improve our center operations and how the center can better meet your needs to Mark.
October 2013 IAB meetingupdated: Nov 04, 2013 at 20:08 (about 1 month ago)
The Net-Centric IUCRC held its Ocotber 2013 IAB meeting on October 16, 2013 at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Texas. More than 50 attended the meeting and 17 project reports and proposals were made during the meeting. More than 20 industrial representatives attended the meeting.
Check here for photos from the event
Google Apps Engine Research Awards Go to two Net-Centric Universitiesupdated: Mar 19, 2013 at 20:00 (9 months ago)
On 2013-02-13, Google announced seven Google App Engine Research awards for innovative projects. These first-ever awards were given to two Net-Centric member universities, The University of Texas at Dallas and Arizona State University for building a cloud Software Benchmark and Simulation Forecaster and a Cloud Computing-Based Visualization tool to Access Global Climate Data Sets, respectively. Other innovative projects included research topics from: the California Institute of Technology, the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Washington.
The winning principal investigators, for UTD and ASU, in this first competition are: Lawrence Chung (UTD) and Enrique Vivoni (ASU). Lawrence Chung’s research project is designed to build forecasting tools that can give businesses estimates on the performance and costs for running their applications on the Google App Engine so they can decide if it will meet their business needs. Enrique Vivoni uses Google App Engine for analyzing global climate data within the Google Maps API. The objective is to provide scientific data on global climate trends by allowing map-based queries and summaries, according to the post.
The complete announcement can be found in an eWeek posting by Todd R. Weiss. http://www.eweek.com/cloud/