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Net-Centric Software & Systems Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

Research Focus & Anticipated Benefits

Net-Centric Software & Systems, an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC), focuses on collaborative research and development in net-centric systems. Net-centric operations offer a computing model for the future in which software applications do not have a fixed set of capabilities. They are dynamically created from acquired services as needed, then are verified and validated in real time.

The I/UCRC performs the fundamental research needed to restructure net-centric software. Since the applications will be available via networks, and many of the applications are within the defense industry, the center also addresses the demand for security and dependability.

Education & Outreach

An I/UCRC not only contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base; it also enhances the intellectual capacity of the science and engineering workforce through the integration of research and education. The program leverages NSF funding with industry resources to support graduate students performing industrially relevant and interdisciplinary research.

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Related Institutions:

University of Texas at Dallas
Southern Methodist University
Arizona State University
Keane, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Aero
Texas Instruments


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