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.


NSF and Big Data Hubs Receive Cloud Credits for Big Data Research

February 23rd, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, Research News / by Khari Douglas

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, and Microsoft will participate in it’s new Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) research program. The three major cloud providers will supply cloud credits and resources to qualifying NSF-funded projects. This collaboration aims to combine cutting-edge, industry cloud computing resources with real data sets and assorted NSF-supported projects to advance research in big data and data science. Proposal submissions are due March 15, 2017 through March 22, 2017 (and no later than 5 p.m. submitter’s local time on March 22nd).  All those interested in submitting a […]

CCC @ AAAS 2017- Health in Your Pocket: Diagnosing and Treating Disease with Smartphones

February 22nd, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following blog post is by CCC Director Ann Drobnis with contributions from Gregory Hager, Member of the CCC Healthcare task force and Director of the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare at Johns Hopkins University. The Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an opportunity for scientists across the spectrum to come together and communicate the importance and excitement of science to the general public. This year’s meeting, which took place in Boston on February 16-20, 2017, had the theme of Serving Science Through Science Policy, a natural fit for the Computing Community Consortium (CCC)[1]. This blog post is the first in a series discussing […]

NSF Workshop Report on Grand Challenges in Edge Computing

February 21st, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons, Research News, workshop reports / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post by Weisong Shi, a Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow and a Professor of Computer Science at Wayne State University. The organizing committee for the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Grand Challenges in Edge Computing has released their workshop report. The workshop, held in October 26, 2016, brought together experts from academia, government, and industry to assess the vision, recent trends, state-of-the-art research, and impending challenges of the edge computing. the objectives of the workshop include: Foster the edge computing community; Set the vision and identify grand challenges and open problems; Identify collaboration mechanisms among academia, industry and government. This report serves as […]

International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases Call for Papers

February 20th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2017) is the 15th event of a series of biannual symposia that discuss new and exciting research in spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal data management and related technologies with the goal to set future research directions. The primary focus of SSTD symposia is on original results in the areas of theoretical foundations, design, implementation, and applications of spatial and temporal database technology. SSTD also welcomes experience reports from application specialists and the commercial community that describe lessons learned in the development, operation, and maintenance of actual systems in practical and innovative applications. The goal is to exchange research ideas and results across […]

CCC White Paper- Safety, Security, and Privacy Threats Posed by Accelerating Trends in the Internet of Things

February 16th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, Research News / by Helen Wright

CCC Executive Council Member Ben Zorn from Microsoft Research contributed to this post.  The Internet of Things (IoT) is already transforming industries, cities, and homes. The economic value of this transformation across all industries is estimated to be trillions of dollars and the societal impact on energy efficiency, health, and productivity are enormous. Alongside potential benefits of interconnected smart devices comes increased risk and potential for abuse when sensing and intelligence is embedded into every device. A major challenge of having a proliferation of IoT devices is the increased complexity that is required to operate them safely and securely. This increased complexity creates new safety, security, privacy, and usability challenges […]

Summit on Advances in Programming Languages 2017 Opportunity for Junior Researchers

February 15th, 2017 / in Announcements, pipeline / by Khari Douglas

Rastislav Bodik (University of Washington) and Shriram Krishnamurthi (Brown University) have announced an exciting, new opportunity for junior researchers – either young faculty or older graduate students – to apply to attend and speak at the Summit on Advances in Programming Languages (SNAPL) 2017. SNAPL is a biennial conference for discussions on innovation in programming languages, from foundations to applications and across industry and academia. SNAPL seeks paper submissions from researchers and practitioners on programming language topics that will generate a good discussion amongst attendees. Bodik and Krishnamurthi plan to bring in less established researchers to generate discussions from different perspectives and provide an opportunity for junior researchers to share their […]