IEEE Forum for Leading Researchers

Today, IEEE has held a forum in Amsterdam for a select group of leading researchers in their fields. This was the third of a series of forums. The other two meetings we held in the United States and in Japan. In the full-day discussions, we tried to understand the current and future status of research processes and tools used in Europe and various parts of the world. Research enterprise is changing significantly at the moment. New ways of publishing, collaborative research in multidisciplinary teams and increasing demand of the society for accountability are fueling these changes. We discussed what the challenges are that come with these changes and how a professional organization like IEEE can help meet these challenges. The outcome of the discussions will soon be shared with the research community.