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.


Big Data to Knowledge Updates

January 19th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Data Science and the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have a number of upcoming opportunities, events, and announcements. Active BD2K Opportunities MD2K Training Opportunity: The 2017 mHealth Training Institute at UCLA, August 6-11, 2017, is now accepting applications. This unique transdisciplinary incubator brings together researchers for a week-long, immersive “bootcamp” in all things related to mHealth. In addition to providing the participants with a core educational grounding in transdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies essential to mHealth innovation, the mHTI seeks to instill in participants the intrapersonal and interpersonal skills and connections necessary for cross-cutting research. Applications due January 29, 2017. For more information […]

Draft of Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan

January 18th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program, an interagency Federal coordinating group, recently posted a draft of the Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan for public comment. The co-chairs of the NITRD Smart Cities and Communities Task Force distributed the following email to help raise the visibility of the request to the research community: Dear Colleagues, The draft Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan was released January 12th for public comments by the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program, an interagency Federal coordinating group. Access to the plan and information about how to submit comments can be found at NITRD Blog Post or the Federal […]

Contributions of PCAST

January 17th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, pipeline, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were made by CCC Chair Beth Mynatt and CCC Director Ann Drobnis. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers, dating back to the Eisenhower Administration, who advise the President on science, technology, and innovation. This Administration’s PCAST is one of the most distinguished and diverse in history. Former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Chair, Susan L. Graham from the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the current 19 members who give recommendations to the President. Over the past eight years, this PCAST has accomplished a number of remarkable activities. The CCC as […]

PECASE Awards Announced

January 12th, 2017 / in Announcements, awards / by Khari Douglas

The White House has released the list awardees of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE awards were established by President Clinton in 1996 and are coordinated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Featuring 102 scientists and researchers, the list of recipients spans across government agencies, from the Department of Commerce to the National Science Foundation (NSF), and celebrate their pursuit of innovative research in science and technology and commitment to community service. Of the accomplished awardees there a number applying their computing backgrounds to related research in government agencies. Some highlights are: Emily Fox, University of Washington, “for her groundbreaking work […]

NSF WATCH TALK- Security Challenges in the Landscape of Emerging Digital Financial Services

January 11th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, Research News / by Helen Wright

The next WATCH talk, called Security Challenges in the Landscape of Emerging Digital Financial Services is Thursday, January 19th, from Noon-1pm EST. The presenter is Patrick Traynor is the John and Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminent Chair in Engineering and an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida. His research focuses on the security of mobile systems, with a concentration on telecommunications infrastructure and mobile devices. His research has uncovered critical vulnerabilities in cellular networks, made the first characterization of mobile malware in provider networks and offers a robust approach to detecting and combatting Caller-ID scams. He is also interested in Internet security and the systems challenges […]

OSTP Exit Memo

January 10th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post by CCC Chair Beth Mynatt, CCC Vice Chair Mark D. Hill, CCC Council Member Debra J. Richardson, and CCC Director Ann Drobnis.  Last week the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released an Exit Memo that highlights the impact that the administration has had in “reinvigorating the American scientific technological enterprise.” Dr. John Holdren, Director of OSTP, and Megan Smith, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, offer actions that are needed in the near term to broaden participation in science, technology, and innovation to continue driving prosperity. The first action identified is: Investing in fundamental research, the fundamental, curiosity-driven inquiry that is […]