Computing Community Consortium Blog

The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

FDA Releases Digital Health Innovation Action Plan

December 14th, 2017 / in Announcements, pipeline, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a statement from U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on advancing new digital health policies to encourage innovation, bring efficiency, and modernization to regulation. It was released on December 7th, 2017. Today we’re announcing three new, significant policy documents to advance the FDA’s approach to the development and proper oversight of innovative digital health tools. We know that consumers and health care providers are increasingly embracing digital health technologies to inform everyday decisions. From fitness trackers to mobile applications tracking insulin administration, these digital tools can provide consumers with a wealth of valuable health information. Further, clinical evidence demonstrates that consumers who are better informed […]

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track held at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2017

December 13th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 25th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, November 7- November 10, 2017 in Redondo Beach, California. The purpose was to bring together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners in relation to novel systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research in all aspects of geographic information systems. The goal of this track was to present visionary ideas at the conference. 1) First Place- From How to Where: Traffic Optimization in the Era of Automated Vehicles Ramamohanarao Kotagiri, The University of Melbourne Jianzhong Qi, The University of Melbourne Egemen Tanin, The University of Melbourne Sadegh Motallebi, The University of Melbourne […]

2017 ACM Fellows Announced

December 12th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has released their annual list of ACM Fellows. The 2017 ACM Fellows list recognizes 54 ACM members for their significant contributions to the development and application of computing in key computing fields including artificial intelligence, big data, computer architecture, computer graphics, high-performance computing, human-computer interaction, sensor networks, and wireless networking. To be selected as a Fellow is to join our most renowned member grade and an elite group that represents less than 1 percent of ACM’s overall membership, explains ACM President Vicki L. Hanson. The Fellows program allows us to shine a light on landmark contributions to computing, as well as the men and women whose hard work, dedication, […]

Security and Privacy for Democracy Panel

December 11th, 2017 / in CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Daily headlines bemoan the lack of secure systems and this past year witnessed numerous breaches leading to the disclosure of private information. The failure of these commercial systems has dominated much of the discourse around security and privacy. However, the secure collection and transmission of information and the judicious use of private data is fundamental to the core of our society beyond commerce. It underlies the basic processes of governance and civic participation. Almost a decade ago, computing researchers developed a mathematical theory called differential privacy, which protects information about individuals when analyzing groups of people. Differential privacy is now deployed in the commercial space and used by US federal […]

CS Education Week 2017!

December 8th, 2017 / in Announcements, CS education, NSF, pipeline, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a letter to the community from James Kurose, Assistant Director, and Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Assistant Director, of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) about CSEdWeek.  Dear CISE Colleagues, This year’s CSEdWeek is underway—with students, parents, teachers, school officials, and out-of-school providers focused on showing kids—all kids—that computing can be creative, fun, and empowering. And thanks to so many of you, computer science (CS) education is becoming mainstream! At CISE, we see CS K-12 education as an integral part of our longstanding efforts to ensure the development of a diverse workforce that understands foundational concepts of computing and information science and engineering, knows how to effectively […]

NSF Partnerships for Innovation Webinar

December 7th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, Research News / by Helen Wright

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnerships for Innovation program (PFI) offers researchers the opportunity to transform new knowledge into societal benefits through translational research and technology development efforts that catalyze partnerships and accelerate innovations. The FY 2018 PFI solicitation offers two broad tracks for proposals: Technology Translation (PFI-TT) track Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track Join this webinar to learn more about the program goals, its two tracks, eligibility and other aspects of the solicitation. Potential investigators and partners are encouraged to attend. December 13, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET Advance registration for the webinar is required. Register via WebEx here.  For more information, see this website.