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.


Call for Proposals: Creating Visions for Computing Research

March 29th, 2017 / in Announcements, awards, big science, CCC / by Khari Douglas

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 […]

International Symposium on Robotics Research 2017 Call for Papers

March 28th, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The 18th International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR ‘17) has released a call for papers. ISRR ‘17, will take place December 11-14 in Puerto Varas, Chile. The symposium is seeking papers that offer new ideas and directions for the field of robotics. The program will comprise a combination of invited talks and open submissions organized into interactive panels, keynotes, and debates. Accepted papers will be organized into topical panels, and the panel moderators will work with the authors of accepted papers to coordinate the presentations and maximize the interactivity of the session.   The papers and panel discussions will be edited into a proceedings volume after the workshop, and will […]

U.S. Department of Transportation Webinar on Regional Intelligent Transportation Systems Data Sharing

March 27th, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is hosting a free webinar on regional intelligent transportation systems (ITS) data sharing this Friday, March 31st. The webinar will focus on a planned Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) opportunity on regional ITS data sharing and will take place from 10-11 AM ET. Public agencies are planning, developing, and deploying capabilities to capture, integrate, and manage data generated from connected and automated vehicles, mobile devices, advanced roadside technologies, and other sources. Few early deployers of advanced ITS technologies are prepared to share real-time data outside local jurisdictions while protecting privacy and proprietary interests as needed. New, low-cost, interoperable data management methods that enable on-demand data sharing […]

NSF CISE Distinguished Lecture- Improving the Reproducibility of Computational Research

March 24th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, Research News / by Helen Wright

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is pleased to announce a distinguished lecture on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT by Russell Poldrack, from Stanford University, called Improving the Reproducibility of Computational Research. Russell A. Poldrack is the Albert Ray Lang Professor in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience.  His research uses neuroimaging to understand the brain systems underlying decision making and executive function.  His lab is also engaged in the development of neuroinformatics tools to help improve the reproducibility and transparency of neuroscience, including the OpenfMRI.org and Neurovault.org data sharing projects and the Cognitive Atlas ontology. Abstract: As the […]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) For Social Good

March 23rd, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, conference reports, research horizons, Research News, workshop reports / by Helen Wright

The organizing committee for the AI for Social Good Workshop has released their workshop report called Artificial Intelligence for Social Good. The Computing Community Consortium (CCC), along with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), co-sponsored this workshop in June 2016 in Washington, DC. This was one of five workshops that OSTP co-sponsored and held around the country to spur public dialogue on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and to identify challenges and opportunities related to AI. The workshop highlighted successful deployments of AI systems directed at addressing specific societal needs. Subsequent discussions explored broader questions as to […]

CCC Council Member Cynthia Dwork is One of the Recipients of the 2017 Gödel Prize

March 23rd, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Gödel Prize for outstanding papers in the area of theoretical computer science is sponsored jointly by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and the Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (ACM SIGACT). The Prize is named in honor of Kurt Gödel in recognition of his major contributions to mathematical logic and of his interest, discovered in a letter he wrote to John von Neumann shortly before von Neumann’s death, in what has become the famous “P versus NP” question. Gödel’s work has had an immense impact upon scientific and philosophical thinking in the 20th century. The award recognizes his major contributions […]