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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NSF Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award

October 5th, 2017 / in Announcements, awards / by Khari Douglas

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award. This annual award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. The candidate should have demonstrated both individual achievements in their field, as well as originality, innovation, and impact on their field. The award was established by Congress in August 1975 to mark the 25th Anniversary of the NSF and to honor its first Director. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $1,000,000 over five years for scientific research at the institution of the recipient’s choice. In order to be eligible for the award a […]

Data Breaches: Time to Implement a Forward-looking Research Agenda

October 3rd, 2017 / in policy, Research News / by Khari Douglas

The following is a guest blog post from CCC Council Member and Cybersecurity Task Force Member Nadya Bliss from Arizona State University. “Massive breach of databases containing personal information. Millions of records exposed.” This seems to be an almost daily headline these days. One of the most serious events in recent memory is the breach of the Equifax databases, potentially compromising 143 million records with personal information such as name, social security number, and credit history. While the Equifax breach garnered much attention, it is just the latest in a string of serious breaches. These events have highlighted the need for a forward-looking research agenda in support of regulatory frameworks and discourse […]

Computing Community Consortium Symposium

October 2nd, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

Since its inception, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) has hosted dozens of visioning workshops to envision, discuss, and catalyze the future of computing and its role in addressing societal needs. The Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs Symposium will draw these topics into a program designed to illuminate current and future trends in computing and the potential for computing to address national challenges. The two days are organized around four main themes: Intelligent Infrastructure for our Cities and Communities: Intelligent infrastructure is already transforming our nation’s cities and communities, but the technological revolution is just now beginning. This session will highlight some of the major advances taking place now, while at […]

New NSF Program Solicitation on Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

September 28th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, Research News / by Khari Douglas

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released a new program solicitation on Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier. The goal of the program is to support research of learning technologies for both educational and work settings. Proposals should utilize current knowledge about how people learn and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence or virtual reality in order to facilitate lifelong learning. This cross-cutting program is connected with the NSF Directorates for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE); Education & Human Resources (EHR); Engineering (ENG); and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE). A portion of the program description reads as follows. This program solicits projects that are exploratory and experimental in nature. These […]

South Big Data Hub Roundtable – The Role of Data Science in the Economy

September 25th, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The South Big Data Hub’s next Data Science Roundtable called The Role of Data Science in the Economy will be held Wednesday, September 27th from Noon – 1:15 PM EST. The roundtable will share the results of a recent report by the North Carolina Office of Science, Technology and Innovation and National Consortium for Data Science that investigates the data economy in North Carolina. The panelists will also discuss and answer questions surrounding the role of data science in the economy.   To attend in person, please RSVP to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) 100 Europa Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27517 Directions to RENCI To participate […]

Computer Hardware’s Ongoing Metamorphosis, as reported in the New York Times

September 19th, 2017 / in research horizons, Research News / by Khari Douglas

The following is a guest blog post from CCC Vice Chair and Post Moore’s Law Computing Task Force Chair Mark Hill from University of Wisconsin-Madison and former CCC Chair and Artificial Intelligence Task Force Chair Greg Hager from Johns Hopkins University.  In a recent article, “Chips off the Old Block: Computers Are Taking Cues From Human Brains,” the New York Times highlighted the latest new wave of innovation in computer hardware, the foundation of Information Technology that has so altered our world. Like many generations of innovation before it, these innovations are being driven by the insatiable need for additional computing capacity, in this case due to the new demands of the […]