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.

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Blue Sky Ideas Track Held at SSTD 2017

September 7th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 15th International Symposium on Spatial & Temporal Databases (SSTD), August  21-23, 2017 in Arlington, VA. The purpose of this conference was to discuss new and exciting research in spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal data management and related technologies with the goal to set future research directions. The goal of this track was to provide stimulating ideas or visions that may open up exciting avenues and/or influence the direction of research within the realm of SSTD, i.e., research in spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal data management. First Place Title: A Unified Framework to Predict Movement Olga Gkountouna, George Mason University Dieter Pfoser, George Mason […]

CCC and MForesight Launch Event for Cybersecurity for Manufacturers Report

September 5th, 2017 / in Announcements, conference reports, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The organizers from the MForesight and Computing Community Consortium (CCC) workshop on Cyber Security for Manufacturers will be releasing their workshop report at a Launch Event hosted by the House Manufacturing Caucus on September 22 from 2:00-3:30PM ET in the Rayburn House Office Building, in Washington, DC. The scale and variety of cyber-threats to manufacturers have grown considerably in recent years, and they now range from rare and sophisticated Stuxnet-style attacks to the relatively frequent ransomware risks. In addition to malware attacks on industrial firms, cyber-attacks on manufacturers can include efforts to corrupt data, steal intellectual property (IP), sabotage equipment, and disable networks. The purposes and effects of attacks vary widely — but all such incidents […]

ACM US Public Policy Council to Host Panel on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability

August 28th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The US Public Policy Council of the Association for Computing Machinery (USACM) will host a panel discussion, “Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability.” The event will provide a forum for a discussion between stakeholders and leading computer scientists about the growing impact of algorithmic decision making on our society and the technical underpinnings of algorithmic models. Panelists will discuss the principles advanced in USACM’s recent Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability, issued jointly with the ACM Europe Council Policy Committee (EUACM).  They will also explore opportunities for cooperation between academia, government and industry around these principles. WHEN: Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. WHERE: National Press Club, Fourth Estate Room, Washington, DC […]

Great Innovative Idea- Pneumatic Actuated Soft Micromold (PASMO) Device

August 23rd, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, Great Innovative Idea / by Helen Wright

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Po-Jung Huang and Jun Kameoka. Their paper called Pneumatic Actuated Soft Micromold (PASMO) device for Creating 3D Collagen Microparticles was one of the featured talks at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored Material Robotics (MaRo) Workshop at the 2017 Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) Conference. The Idea Three-dimensional cell culture is the method that can simply the process for in vivo test. Unlike two-dimensional cell culture, three-dimensional cell culture provides sufficient information, like cell-cell communication and cell-matrix interaction to simulate real human tissue. Pneumatic actuated soft micromold (PASMO) provides a method to generate collagen based three-dimensional microenvironment for simulating progression of tumor and extending to cancer model. PASMO device is integrated […]

35 Innovators Under the Age of 35

August 17th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Every year the MIT Technology Review publishes a list of 35 innovators under the age of 35. They recently published the list for 2017. Of the 35 innovators, 14 are working on problems related to computer science. This list includes Suchi Saria from Johns Hopkins University, who was one of the presenters at the Computing Community Consortium’s (CCC) Artificial Intelligence For Social Good workshop in June 2016. Her talk Making ‘Meaningful Use’ more meaningful was about her research of putting existing medical data to work to predict sepsis risk. Some of the other computer scientists include Ian Goodfellow, Google Brain, who invented a way for neural networks to get better by working together; Lorenz Meier, Swiss […]

DataScience@NIH Updates

August 15th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

Check out the following updates from Data Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Data Science Opportunities: Big Data Neuroscience Workshop 2017 Organized by the Advanced Neuroscience Network (ACNN) September 8 – 9, 2017 in Bloomington, IN. Register or learn more about the workshop here. BD2K Training Coordinating Center has been creating the Educational Resource Discovery Index (ERuDIte) Database of 10,000+ data science educational resources from collective BD2K activities and from around the web. Learn more here. Find the ERuDite search box at the top of the page to access the database. To contribute your feedback, contact John Van Horn at Data Science Events: Registration is open for the California Big Data to […]