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.


The Future of Computing Research: Industry-Academic Collaborations

September 21st, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium convened a round-table of industry and academic participants in July 2015 to better understand the landscape of industry-academic interaction, and to discuss possible actions that might be taken to enhance those interactions. This discussion was preceded by a survey sent to academics and industry representatives in Spring of 2015. This survey was designed to provide some current information about the perceptions of the value of academic/industry interaction as well as trends and barriers. The resulting report, The Future of Computing Research: Industry-Academic Collaborations, touches on topics that were discussion during the round-table as well as in the survey. From the report: In reflecting on the results […]

NSF Algorithms in the Field Program Solicits Proposals for its Third Year

September 20th, 2016 / in Announcements, NSF, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post by Tracy Kimbrel, Program Director, Computing and Communication Foundations, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation.  The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) recently revised and released the Algorithms in the Field (AitF) program solicitation. AitF aims to promote collaboration between theory researchers and those in more applied areas. Bridging the gap between theory and practice in the design, analysis, implementation, and evaluation of algorithms can lead to new fields as well as broader cutting-edge applications. The premise is that by working jointly “in the field,” researchers from these different communities will continually inform each other, […]

Sociotechnical Cybersecurity Call for White Papers

September 19th, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) will be sponsoring a visioning activity on Sociotechnical Cybersecurity. As a part of this effort, the workshop organizing committee has released a call for white papers in order to both assist us in organizing the workshop and in selecting attendees. Authors of informative and well-crafted white papers may be invited to the Sociotechnical Cybersecurity workshop. Read the full call for proposals below: Sociotechnical Cybersecurity Workshop Call For White Papers We are holding two CCC-sponsored workshops, on December 12th-13th and in the first half of 2017, with the goal of developing a small set of grand challenges to set research directions for the discipline of cybersecurity, with the understanding that […]

NSF Awards $25M in new projects in support of the Computer Science for All Initiative

September 14th, 2016 / in Announcements, CS education, NSF / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post from Aaron Dubrow, Public Affairs Specialist for the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Gera Jochum, Communications Specialist for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the NSF. Today, the White House hosted its first Summit on Computer Science for All to celebrate progress and announce new commitments for the initiative. As the lead Federal agency responsible for building the research knowledge base for Computer Science (CS) education, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced more than $25 million in awards since the initiative was launched just seven months ago. These new awards accelerate NSF’s ongoing efforts […]

Great Innovative Idea- Weakly Supervised Cyberbullying Detection in Social Media

September 13th, 2016 / in CCC / by Helen Wright

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Bert Huang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science atVirginia Tech. Huang presented his poster, Weakly Supervised Cyberbullying Detection in Social Media, at the CCC Symposium on Computing Research, May 9-10, 2016. The Idea One of my research topics that I’m most passionate about is on developing machine learning algorithms that detect cyberbullying in social media. Cyberbullying is a serious public health threat that is detrimentally shaping the online experience. And while Internet technology is rapidly amplifying our ability to communicate, it’s important to develop complementary technology to help mitigate the harm of such detrimental communication. Computer programs that detect online harassment could allow automatic interventions, […]

Computing Community Consortium Evaluation Survey

September 12th, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC / by Helen Wright

Over the past two years, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) has organized 19 visioning workshops on a wide range of topics, and also funded a number of other events to help serve the computing research community. Please help us determine the CCC’s current impact on the computing research community by completing this survey. The CCC strives to serve the computing research community, so your feedback is extremely valuable. This survey will take about 5-10 minutes.  Only aggregate responses will be reported; comments may be quoted in our internal evaluation report, but no individually identifiable information will be released. Please feel free to share this survey with others in the community who may have benefited from the CCC. […]