Last fall, the Social, Behavioral and Economic Directorate of the US National Science Foundation issued a call to the community for papers describing opportunities for new research in the 2020 time frame as a way of informing NSF’s development of new research programs. We had a session at the December 2010 CNI meeting where NSF provided some initial summaries of themes from these papers.
The papers have been available for a few weeks at the NSF site, but I waited to announce them here until the summary file of all abstracts was available; there are a large number of papers and they are difficult to scan without such a file. There are some fascinating papers here.
The links to the papers and the summary file are at