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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.

Blue Sky Ideas Track Held at ICSE 2016

May 24th, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC, Research News / by Helen Wright

Blue Sky ideas logoThe Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), May 14-22, 2016 in Austin, TX. The purpose of this conference was to bring together the world’s leading software engineering researchers and practitioners to share cutting-edge results and visionary ideas, attend inspirational talks, and engage in lively conversation.

The goal of this Blue Sky Ideas Track called Visions of 2025 and Beyond was to encourage researchers to present truly visionary concepts on long-term challenges in software engineering research and ideas for attacking these challenges.

Visions of 2025 and Beyond Co-Chairs David Rosenblum, National University of Singapore and Gail Murphy, University of British Columbia presented the awards to the three winning papers.

1st place ICSE 2016

David Rosenblum David Socha, Kevin Sullivan, and Gail Murphy

1st Prize Wide-Field Ethnography: Studying Software Engineering in 2025 and Beyond
David SochaUniversity of Washington Bothell
Robin Adams, Purdue University
Kelly Franznick, Blink UX
Wolff-Michael Roth, University of Victoria
Kevin Sullivan, University of Virginia
Josh Tenenberg, University of Washington Tacoma
Skip Walter, Factor, Inc.


2nd place ICSE 2016

David Rosenblum, Nicholas Kraft, Mithun P. Acharya, and Gail Murphy

2nd Prize Code Drones
Slides from the ICSE V2025 Code Drones Presentation
Code Drones Website
Mithun P. Acharya, ABB Corporate Research
Chris Parnin, North Carolina State University
Nicholas A. Kraft, ABB Corporate Research
Aldo Dagnino, ABB Corporate Research
Xiao Qu, ABB Corporate Research




3rd Place ICSE 2016

Gail Murphy, Pamela Zave, and David Rosenblum

3rd Prize Theories of Everything
Pamela Zave, AT&T Labs-Research






CCC provides travel awards to authors of the winning papers. 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 our website.
Blue Sky Ideas Track Held at ICSE 2016