***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** If anyone is interested... > Dear Colleague, > > We are writing to ask for your help on a U.S. National Research Council > (NRC) study on "Network Science" that we re serving on. The goal of > the > study is to describe the current state of the art in network science > and > make recommendations that can be used to guide decisions about future > directions in this area within the federal government. The study has a > broad charter, including understanding the connections between > engineering, biological, social, financial and other network phenomena. > The initial funding for this study comes from the Department of > Defense, > but the National Research Council (as part of the independent National > Academies of Science) believes that our report will have a significant > impact on the entire field, so we are especially interested in > obtaining a > wide range of views. > > To help us get a mapping of the current activities in the field, we > have > put together a short web-based survey that we are asking researchers in > the field to fill out. The survey should only take a short while > (10-15 > minutes) to complete and would be a great help in making sure that we > understand the current work that is going on and some of the important > research directions that should be pursued. > > The survey is available at > > http://www8.nationalacademies.org/survey/deps/networksci2.htm > > I hope that you can help out on this study by taking the survey soon, > as > we are beginning some initial analysis this month. > > We also invite you to forward this invitation to other network science > and > related researchers. > > With appreciation, > > Will E. Leland, Chief Scientist > Network Systems Research Lab, Telcordia [log in to unmask] > > Richard M. Murray, Professor > Control and Dynamical Systems, Caltech > [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.