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.


Nominations Sought for New CCC Council Members

December 5th, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is charged with catalyzing and empowering the U.S. computing research community to articulate and advance major research directions for the field. To do so, the CCC needs truly visionary leaders — people with great ideas, sound judgment, and the willingness to work hard to see things to completion. Please help the computing community by nominating such people for the Council. Established in 2006 through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Computing Research Association (CRA) — representing over 220 North American academic departments, industrial research labs, and professional societies with computing research interests, the CCC provides a voice for the national computing […]

Research Data Exchange (RDE) Adds More Data Environments for Download!

December 1st, 2016 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Research Data Exchange (RDE) is a web-based data resource provided by the USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program. It collects, manages, and provides access to archived and real-time multi-source and multi-modal data to support the development and testing of ITS applications. The following new data environments are now available for download: Intelligent Network Flow Optimization Simulation (INFLO SIM) is a VISSIM simulation model for the US 101 freeway corridor in San Mateo, CA. This model is used to assess the impacts of the INFLO Prototype Dynamic Speed Harmonization (SPD-HARM) application. This set of performance measure files was calculated based on the VISSIM outputs of 24 scenarios runs of the SPD-HARM […]

Applications Open for Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships and Internships

November 30th, 2016 / in Announcements, Research News / by Helen Wright

Applications are now being accepted for Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships and Undergraduate Internships.  Blue Waters is a truly extraordinary supercomputer used by researchers across the country to gain new understanding of how viruses attack our bodies, the formation of galaxies and of severe storms, space weather, sub-atomic physics, and other challenging topics. Blue Waters was designed to handle the most compute-intensive, memory-intensive, and data-intensive challenges in computational science and engineering. Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship Program The Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship Program lets graduate students from across the country immerse themselves in a year of focused high-performance computing (HPC) and data-intensive research using the Blue Waters supercomputer to accelerate their research. […]

Global Cities Team Challenge Public WiFi SuperCluster Conference Call

November 29th, 2016 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Global Cities Team Challenge (GCTC) will hold their first group conference call for the Public WiFi SuperCluster. Anyone who is interested in the Public WiFi SuperCluster is welcome to join. When: 2pm US Eastern Time, Thursday, December 1, 2016 Call Number: +1-877-928-0863, Code:1736096 Also, the Transportation SuperCluster is planning a GCTC Transportation SuperCluster Summit on Feb 1-2 in Portland, Oregon. The preliminary agenda and the registration link can be found here. The summary of the SuperCluster sessions at the Kickoff event in Washington DC on October 25-26 can be found here. The entities and solutions listed in these preliminary data sets will serve as the initial building blocks in constructing the […]

NIST Public Safety Communications Research Funding Opportunity

November 28th, 2016 / in Announcements, Research News / by Helen Wright

National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division plans on releasing a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) in the near future, called “NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program” (PSIAP FY17), for research and development grants and cooperative agreements. When it is released, the FFO will appear here, as well as on PSCR’s grants page.  Below are some areas that the PSCR Division anticipates offering funding for: Device-to-Device (Off-Network) LTE Voice Communication Current public safety land mobile radios (based on P25 or TETRA) provide both indirect communication through a network of repeaters and “direct mode” communication between mobile units without relaying. While the physical layer technology is reasonably mature, there […]

Upcoming December Workshops in DC

November 21st, 2016 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Internet of Things: Impacting Scientific Data and Information Flows Agenda Register Here When: Friday, December 9, 2016, 9:00AM-4:45PM EST Where: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., NW, Washington, DC Room 100 Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) has become more than just a buzzword in technology circles. It’s even fair to say the IoT has evolved into a mature concept impacting a broad range of business sectors, especially including government data collection, information services, and scholarly research. The IoT represents significant potential to advance scholarly research and communication, yet what are the implications for government agencies and information services when it comes to the […]