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.

NIST Announces 2018 Small Business Innovation Research Funding Opportunity

February 21st, 2018 / in Announcements, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now accepting proposals for its 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards. This competitive program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federally funded research and development opportunities that have the potential for commercialization. Small businesses may apply in any of the technology areas below: Advanced Communications, Networks, and Scientific Data Systems Software-defined Networking (SDN) Enabled Secure Inter-Domain Routing Secure and Distributed Network Measurement Using the Domain Name System Security (DNSSEC) and Domain Name System-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) to Improve Web Browser Security Advanced Manufacturing and Material Measurements Biomanufacturing Compton Scattering Tomography System with Sub-keV Energy Resolution for Gamma […]

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at AAAI-18

February 20th, 2018 / in Announcements, CCC / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 32nd Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-18), February 2-7, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. The purpose of this conference was to promote research in artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers in affiliated disciplines. The goal of this track was to present ideas and visions that can stimulate the research community to pursue new directions, such as new problems, new application domains, or new methodologies. First place: Ana Paiva, Fernando P. Santos, and Francisco C. Santos Engineering Pro-Sociality with Autonomous Agents Second Place: John E. Laird and Shiwali Mohan Learning Fast and Slow: Levels of […]

Exploratory Advanced Research Program 2018 Broad Agency Announcement

February 19th, 2018 / in Announcements, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a Presolicitation Notice for its 2018 Exploratory Advanced Research Program’s Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) with an anticipated posting date soon. Through the issuance of this BAA, FHWA anticipates sponsoring research addressing four topics: (1) Mobil Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs); (2) Video Analytics; (3) Artificial Realistic Data and (4) Supplementary or Alternative Materials for Highway Pavements and Structures. All responsible sources capable of satisfying the U.S. Government’s needs may submit proposals for evaluation. The presolicitation announcement is posted on the FedBizOpps Web Site here. Potential offerors and vendors are encouraged to register on to receive any further information regarding this announcement. The BAA will close […]

RFI on Integration of Automated Driving Systems (ADS) into the Highway Transportation System

February 15th, 2018 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Transportation System has released a Request for Information on Integration of Automated Driving Systems (ADS) into the Highway Transportation System. Responses are due February 24th, 2018.  Summary: Automated Driving Systems (ADS) are increasling being tested and introduced onto the public roadways. The FHWA is interested in hearing from the public, including stakeholders (e.g. State and local agencies, vehicle manufacturing industry, road hardware and intelligent transportation systems industry, related associations, transporation advocates, ADS hardware and software platform developers, etc.) on a range of issues related to assessing the infrastructure requirements and standards that may be necessary for enabling safe and efficient operations of ADS. For […]

Computing Community Consortium at AAAS 2018

February 14th, 2018 / in Announcements, CCC, policy, 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) 2018 Annual Meeting this weekend, February 15-19, 2018 in Austin, TX. CCC Executive Council Member Dan Lopresti will be moderating a session called Rethinking Approaches to Disaster Management and Public Safety With Intelligent Infrastructure on February 16, 2018 from 8:00-9:30AM in Room 19A of the Austin Convention Center. Speakers and Talk Titles: Michael Dunaway, University of Louisiana, Lafayette Public Safety Considerations for Smart, Connected Communities Robin Murphy, Texas A&M University Robots, Emergency Management, and People Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California, Irvine Enabling Resilient Situational Awareness in Disasters: A Cross-Layer Approach Abstract: Modern societies can be understood […]

NSF DCL- President’s FY 2019 Budget Request for NSF

February 14th, 2018 / in Announcements, NSF, pipeline, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a letter to the community from James Kurose, Assistant Director, and Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Assistant Director, of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE).   Dear CISE Community,   Each year, the President transmits to Congress a budget request for the Executive Branch of the Federal Government, including a request for the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Today, the President officially submitted that request for fiscal year (FY) 2019, which begins October 1, 2018, and continues through September 30, 2019.  The President’s FY 2019 Budget Request proposes $7.472 billion for NSF, which is flat with respect to the FY 2017 budget.  Dr. France Córdova, the NSF Director, […]