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.


Archive for the ‘Announcements’ category

 

Check Out the Videos from the 2017 Computing Research Symposium!

November 13th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, videos / by Helen Wright

The speaker and poster videos from the 2017 Computing Research Symposium on Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs are now available!  The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) has hosted dozens of research visioning workshops to imagine, discuss, and debate the future of computing and its role in addressing societal needs. The second CCC Computing Research Symposium brought these topics into a program designed to illuminate current and future trends in computing and the potential for computing to address national challenges. See the videos from the Symposium here. Poster presenters at the Symposium included early career faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students from many fields of computer science. There were a total of […]

Help Shape the Future of Data Science!

November 7th, 2017 / in Announcements, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

National Library of Medicine Director Patti Brennan spoke at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Leadership in Science Policy Institute (LiSPI) this morning and strongly urged computer scientists to respond to this Request for Information (RFI) to Help Shape the Future of Data Science!  The deadline has been extended to November 20th, 2017! On behalf of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Library of Medicine (NLM) seeks community input on new data science research initiatives that could address key challenges currently faced by researchers, clinicians, administrators, and others, in all areas of biomedical, social/behavioral and health-related research. The field of data science is broad in scope, encompassing approaches for […]

2017 ASSETS Paper Impact Award

November 6th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC / by Helen Wright

  The ASSETS Paper Impact Award is given every other year to the authors of a paper that was presented at least 10 years ago to an International ACM SIGACCESS Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS) conference and has had a significant and sustained impact in the literature. This year’s Impact Award was given to Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Chair Elizabeth Mynatt and W. Keith Edwards, both from Georgia Tech, and Kathryn Stockton for their paper called Providing access to graphical user interfaces—not graphical screens.  From the 2017 announcement: The Mercator project, described in this paper at the first ASSETS conference in 1994, had a significant and lasting impact on accessibility to graphical user interfaces. […]

2017 Computing Research Symposium on Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs

November 2nd, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

CCC Chair Beth Mynatt has contributed to this blog. As computing has grown even more essential to day to day life, the capacity of computing research to effect societal change and address the needs of society has subsequently increased. In convening the Computing Research Symposium, our goal was to grow awareness and enthusiasm for the role that computing research plays in addressing timely and critical societal needs. How can we use artificial intelligence to amplify human abilities? How can intelligent infrastructure strengthen our communities? How do security and privacy promote democracy? How can big data and algorithms ensure fairness? To help answer these questions and more, we held the second […]

AAAI Fall Symposium Series- Cognitive Assistance in Government and Public Sector Applications

October 31st, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) is pleased to present the 2017 Fall Symposium Series, to be held Thursday through Saturday, November 9-11, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. One of the symposia is on Cognitive Assistance in Government and Public Sector Applications. Cognitive Assistance is an important focus area for AI. While it has several facets and still lacks a precise definition (one of the reasons for this Symposium!), it has been called Augmented Intelligence, the automation of knowledge work, intelligence amplification, cognitive prostheses, and cognitive analytics in the past. It is generally agreed that even while fully automated AI is still being developed, there […]

Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs Symposium Livestream

October 19th, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

This post features contributions from the upcoming Computing Research Symposium Intelligent Infrastructure for our Cities and Communities and Data, Algorithms, and Fairness panel members. On October 23-24, 2017, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) will hold the Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs Symposium in order to address the current and future contribution of computing and its role in addressing societal needs. 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 the same time emphasizing […]