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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.

CCC Sponsors Blue Sky Ideas Track at AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 

June 12th, 2014 / in Uncategorized / by Shar Steed

aaai-logoThe Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is sponsoring another track in its Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track series at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence on January 25-29, 2015 in Austin, Texas.The “Senior Member Presentation Track” provides an opportunity for established researchers in the AI community to give a broad talk on a well-developed body of research, an important new research area, or a promising new topic. These presentations should provide a “big picture” view, in contrast to regular papers, which may focus on a specific contribution.

There are two subtracks for submissions of talk proposals for the Senior Member Presentation Track:

Summary talks: broad talks on a well-developed body of research or an important new research area. They generally will also include results obtained by researchers other than the speaker.

“Blue Sky Ideas” talks: These presentations aim at presenting ideas and visions that can stimulate the research community to pursue new directions, e.g., new problems, new application domains, or new methodologies that are likely to stimulate significant new research. The presenter should find the right arguments to convince the audience that the topic is promising, and should relate the talk as much as possible to the existing literature.

For more details on proposal submission please visit the conference website.

The solicited papers are expected to present challenges in the field and potential future directions. The CCC will sponsor three Best Paper Awards for the workshop, which will be selected out of the accepted papers based on evaluations by the program committee and potentially votes from the audience. To archive these discussions, the accepted papers will be published, and a summary of the discussed topics will be disseminated either in the form of a review article or a website.

We encourage you to apply for a Blue Sky Ideas track at your conference!  Requests need only include a brief description of the conference and a proposed list of program committee members for the track. For more information — including guidelines for conference program committees, recommendations for selecting winners, and logistics for issuing CCC-sponsored travel awards to the winners, as well as a sample call for papers for a Blue Sky Ideas track — visit




CCC Sponsors Blue Sky Ideas Track at AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 

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