As part of the Shaping Capability exercise EPSRC developed a set of priorities for ICT researchers to consider when applying for grants during the previous delivery plan (2012 - 2016). These priorities were successful in changing community behaviours and building critical mass in areas of national importance.
- Towards an intelligent information infrastructure
- Many-core architectures and concurrency in distributed and embedded systems
- Photonics for future systems
- New and emerging areas
- Working together
For more information on what the priorities covered, how they were implemented and what they resulted in please see the sub-pages below.
A future information infrastructure needs to intelligently manage massive amounts of data, ensure efficient communications and exploit the content and information that will be available.
With single core processors at or near their maximum clock speed, it is widely recognised that novel architectures are required.
Photonics for future systems is one of the ICT Theme's five priorities. It encourages applicants to consider, at all stages of their research, the system into which their photonic devices and/or materials will be incorporated.
EPSRC's ICT theme will encourage and support researchers who wish to work on truly transformative concepts and technologies within and beyond currently recognisable ICT space.
We see working together across the ICT research landscape and with other disciplines as a priority for the ICT Theme.
What does Working Together mean for you as an applicant?, Examples of Working Together