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.


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 […]

Computing Community Consortium at AAAS 2017

February 14th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is proud to be a part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2017 Annual Meeting this weekend, February 16-20, 2017 in Boston, MA. CCC Chair Beth Mynatt, CCC Executive Council Member Ben Zorn, and CCC Council Member Shwetak Patel will be presenting on February 17, 2017 from 1:00-2:30PM on What Happens When Everyday Objects Become Internet Devices: A Science Policy Agenda in Room 203 of the Hynes Convention Center. CCC Director, Ann Drobnis, will be moderating it. Talk Titles: Elizabeth Mynatt, Georgia Institute of Technology How People Think and Reason About an Internet of Things Ben Zorn, Microsoft Research Programming a Secure, Robust, and Sustainable […]

Nanotechnology-Inspired Information Processing Systems Workshop Report

February 13th, 2017 / in resources, workshop reports / by Khari Douglas

The organizing committee for the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored Nanotechnology-Inspired Information Processing Systems has released their workshop report. The workshop, held in September 2016, brought together over 40 leading researchers from the areas of computing, neuroscience, systems, architecture, integrated circuits, and nanoscience, to come up with new ideas for the future of information processing platforms on beyond-CMOS nanoscale technologies that can approach the energy efficiency and the decision‐making capacity of the human brain. The workshop report addresses the future of nanoscale process technologies within three application-driven platform-focused topic areas and discusses the current technologies, challenges, and research opportunities in each area. The topic areas are: cloud-based systems that provide software, platforms and infrastructure as […]

Call for Proposals: Creating Visions for Computing Research

February 13th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC / by Helen Wright

The mission of Computing Research Association’s (CRA) Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community and enable the pursuit of innovative, high-impact research. CCC conducts activities that strengthen the research community, articulate compelling research visions, and align those visions with pressing national and global challenges. CCC communicates the importance of those visions to policymakers, government and industry stakeholders, the public, and the research community itself. In accordance with the mission, CCC is issuing a new call for proposals for workshops that will catalyze and enable innovative research at the frontiers of computing. From the solicitation: Successful activities will articulate new research visions, galvanize community interest in those visions, mobilize support for those visions from the […]