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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 Conference Track held at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016

December 8th, 2016 / in Announcements, Research News / by Helen Wright

Blue Sky ideas logoThe Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 24th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, October 31- November 3, 2016 in San Francisco, California. The purpose was to bring together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners in relation to novel systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research in all aspects of geographic information systems.

The goal of this track was to present visionary ideas at the conference.

Niels Agatz, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Ana Bazzan, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Ronny Kutadinata, The University of Melbourne
Dirk Christian Mattfeld, University of Braunschweig
Monika Sester, Leibniz University Hannover
Stephan Winter, The University of Melbourne
Ouri Wolfson, University of Illinois at Chicago
2) Second Place- BigGIS: A Continuous Refinement Approach to Master Heterogeneity and Uncertainty in Spatio-Temporal Big Data 
Patrick Wiener, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Manuel Stein, University of Konstanz
Daniel Seebacher, University of Konstanz
Julian Bruns, FZI Research Center for Information Technology
Matthias T. Frank, FZI Research Center for Information Technology
Viliam Simko, FZI Research Center for Information Technology
Stefan Zander, FZI Research Center for Information Technology
Jens Nimis, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
3) Third Place- A Vision for Micro and Macro Location Aware Services
Abdeltawab Hendawi, University of Virginia
Mohamed Khalefa, University of Alexandria
Harry Liu, University of Washington Tacoma
Mohamed Ali, University of Washington Tacoma
John Stankovic, University of Virginia

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 Conference Track held at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016