Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS) (NSF 21-581) Program Webinar

Sponsored by the NeTS-VO

May 27, 2021, 2:00-5:00 PM Eastern Time

Main Speakers: Alexander Sprintson, Murat Torlak, and Mohammod Ali

Synopsis of Program

The RINGS program (NSF 21-581) seeks to accelerate research in areas that will potentially have significant impact on emerging Next Generation (NextG) wireless and mobile communication, networking, sensing, and computing systems, along with global-scale services, with a focus on greatly improving the resiliency of such networked systems among other performance metrics. Modern communication devices, systems, and networks are expected to support a broad range of critical and essential services, incorporating computation, coordination, and intelligent decision-making. Resiliency of such systems, which subsumes security, adaptability, and autonomy, will be a key driving factor for future NextG network systems. Resiliency in both design and operations ensures robust network and computing capabilities that exhibit graceful performance- and service-degradation with rapid adaptability under even extreme operating scenarios. The RINGS program seeks innovations to enhance both resiliency as well as performance across the various aspects of NextG communications, networking, and computing systems. This program seeks to go beyond the current research portfolio within the individual participating directorates by simultaneously emphasizing gains in resiliency (through security, adaptability, and/or autonomy) across all layers of the networking protocol and computation stacks as well as in throughput, latency, and connection density.

In this program, NSF is partnering with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and a number of industry partners shown above. This program seeks to fund collaborative team research that transcends the traditional boundaries of individual disciplines to achieve the program goals.


The NSF RINGS — the Resilient and Intelligent Next-Generation Systems program will help shape the next generation networking and computation systems. It has several partners. The solicitation page is found here and the deadline is July 29, 2021.

To register for the Workshop, please fill out the form here:

This workshop will have two parts:

  • Panel discussions from RINGS industry partners where you can learn about their vision of NextG systems.
  • Lightning talks from prospective proposal writers. These are limited to 2 minutes each. The goal is to help researchers find prospective project partners from other universities.

We look forward to seeing you!


Alexander Sprintson, (703) 292-8950, Email:

Murat Torlak, (703) 292-7748, Email:

Mohammod Ali, (703) 292-4632, Email:

Erik Brunvand, (703) 292-8950, Email:

Phillip A Regalia, (703) 292-2981, Email:

Zhengdao Wang, (703) 292-7823, Email: