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.


Humans, Machines and the Future of Work Conference Call for Posters

August 30th, 2016 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The De Lange Conference X has released a call for posters for inclusion in their conference, Humans, Machines and the Future of Work. The conference, organized by Moshe Vardi and co-sponsored by The Computing Research Association, will bring together members of computing, economics, and social sciences on December 5th-6th at Rice University to discuss the possible impact of advances in computing on the future of work. The call for posters is below: The De Lange Conference X seeks poster submissions, which describe recently completed work or work in progress, on the subject of Humans, Machines, and The Future of Work. Presenting a poster is a great way to get feedback on work that has not yet been published. Poster […]

The Open Source Application Development Portal (OSADP) Adds More Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Applications for Download!

August 29th, 2016 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The US Department of Transportation Intelligent Transportation Systems (USDOT ITS) Joint Program Office has announced that new intelligent transportation system applications are now available on the Open Source Application Development Portal (OSADP). The announcement is below: The Open Source Application Development Portal (OSADP) Adds More Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Applications for Download! The OSADP is a web-based portal that provides access to and supports the collaboration, development, and use of open-source ITS-related applications. Together, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) ITS Program and OSADP facilitate the advancement of research, development, planning, testing, and deployment of connected vehicle and traveler-related applications and ITS. The OSADP features source code, software, applications, and […]

Data Hackathons: Lessons Learned & Best Practices Workshop

August 25th, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC, Research News / by Helen Wright

From September 11-17, 2016, data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe will convene in Denver, Colorado for the first ever International Data Week (IDW). Organized by the Research Data Alliance (RDA), the Committee on Data for Science (CODATA), and the World Data System (WDS), IDW will take place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel and comprise three complementary events: SciDataCon 2016 (11-13 September) International Data Forum (14 September) Research Data Alliance’s 8th Plenary Meeting (15-17 September) As part of the Reserach Data Alliance’s 8th Plenary Meeting, the West Big Data Innovation Hub (WBDIH), RDA, and Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) will be co-hosting a Data Hackathons: Lessons Learned […]

CCC Blue Sky Ideas Conference Tracks

August 23rd, 2016 / in CCC, Research News / by Helen Wright

Are you helping organize a conference in the near future? Consider having a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track!  The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsors an initiative to bring special “Blue Sky Ideas” tracks to leading computer science research conferences. The goal of this initiative is to help conferences reach out beyond the usual research papers that present completed work and to seek out papers that present ideas and visions that can stimulate the research community to pursue new directions. Conferences may request CCC sponsorship of such tracks along with a CCC grant that provides prize money for the top 3 papers (first prize $1000, second prize $750, and third prize $500), to […]

Great Innovative Idea- Processor Design Exploration for Vision Based Mobile Robots

August 22nd, 2016 / in CCC, Great Innovative Idea / by Helen Wright

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Christopher B. Harris, the Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Engineering at Brown University. Harris presented his poster, Processor Design Exploration for Vision Based Mobile Robots, at the CCC Symposium on Computing Research, May 9-10, 2016. The Idea At Brown University, we’re designing robots! Actually, we’re building the simulation tools used to design mobile robots. Mobile robots require specialized algorithms for tasks such as perception and control. These algorithms are often very processor intensive. As a result, much of the innovation in mobile robotics currently occurs at the software level. Robotics researchers will often devise new algorithms and run them on whatever computing platform is […]

Change in NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Solicitation

August 18th, 2016 / in Announcements, NSF, policy, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a special contribution to this blog by Tracy Kimbrel, Program Director in the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) at the National Science Foundation.   The NSF-wide Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. I encourage the CISE community to inform its eligible graduate students and graduating seniors about this program and to urge them to apply. US citizens and permanent residents who are planning to enter graduate school in an NSF-supported discipline next fall, or in the first two years of […]