• NITRD Coordination Areas

    The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program's member agencies coordinate their NITRD research activities and plans by Program Component Areas (PCAs) or program focus areas. For each PCA, agency representatives meet in an Interagency Working Group (IWG) to exchange information and collaborate on research plans and activities such as testbeds, workshops, and cooperative solicitations.

    NITRD Coordination Areas

Human Computer Interaction and Information Management

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  • Human Computer Interaction & Information Management (HCI&IM)

    HCI&IM focuses on information interaction, integration, and management research to develop and measure the performance of new technologies.

    NOTE: << HCI&IM TF was sunset in March, 2019. >>

    Human Computer Interaction & Information Management (HCI&IM)


Human Computer Interaction and Information Management (HCI&IM)
Task Force of the Big Data IWG

NOTE: << HCI&IM TF was sunset in March, 2019. >>


The purpose of the HCI&IM TF is to support development of a “science of visualization”, to enable development of a framework or taxonomy of visualization tasks, relevant perceptual and cognitive principles, and measures for evaluating the understandability or effectiveness of visualizations. The HCI&IM TF will also support development of useful, end-to-end visualization tools that efficiently and effectively support data access and use, scalability of the tools and infrastructure, and visual presentation to the individual end user.


Dr. Mark Conrad

Mark Conrad
Archives Specialist, Office of Information Services, Applied Research
National Archives and Records Administration

Sylvia Spengler
Program Director, Division of Information, Integration and Informatics, CISE/IIS
National Science Foundation



Web-based Event (October 18, 2017)

The second Frontiers of Visualization workshop was a three-hour web-based event that featured presentations by guest experts JoAnn Kuchera-Morin of University of California, Irvine, and Kelly Gaither of University of Texas, Austin. Panelists were chosen in advance to share their responses to each presentation and help lead Q&A discussions involving all participants.

National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA (May 2, 2014)

The purpose of this meeting was to bring together networking and information technology professionals to discuss their current and planned use(s) of visualization the challenges they face, and new directions for research that may be beneficial to their work. Attendees also participated in breakout discussions surrounding topics in relation to visualization in decision making, cognition, and the future of visualization research... more

Check out the NITRD NCO YouTube videos from workshops, presentations, and meetings: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheNCONITRD