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.


PLDI’s “Fun Ideas & Thoughts”: Stimulating New Research Visions

July 26th, 2010 / in conference reports, research horizons / by Erwin Gianchandani

The Computing Community Consortium is interested in stimulating the development of new research visions and challenges in computing research. Recently, the CCC has begun collaborating with conferences in computer science and sponsoring “crazy-idea” sessions with travel awards for the most exciting submissions. One such example is the Fun Ideas and Thoughts (FIT) session at the PLDI (Programming Languages Design and Implementation) conference, held on June 8, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.

In collaboration with the PLDI organizing commitee, the CCC is happy to announce the winners of the FIT session:

1) Outfoxing the Mammoths, by Marek Olszewski and Saman Amarasinghe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;

2) Resource-Based Programming in Plaid, by Jonathan Aldrich, Carnegie Mellon University; and

3) Dualities in Programming Languages, by Martin Hirzel and Priya Nagpurkar.

These three were selected based on an online poll of registered participants of PLDI. Olszewski, Aldrich, and Hirzel will each receive travel grants. Their presentations and papers can be found on the FIT Web page.

Many thanks to the PLDI community! And please check out the presentations and comment about them below.

(Contributed by Frans Kaashoek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

PLDI’s “Fun Ideas & Thoughts”:  Stimulating New Research Visions