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 ‘CCC’ category


Intelligent Infrastructure for our Cities and Communities

November 16th, 2017 / in CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were provided by CCC Chair Beth Mynatt, CCC Executive Council Member Daniel Lopresti, and the participants from the Intelligent Infrastructure for our Cities and Communities Panel.  Recently the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) posted an overview blog about our recent 2017 Symposium on Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs. Over the next few weeks, we will highlight each panel session on the blog. This week we are highlighting the Intelligent Infrastructure for Our Cities and Communities Panel. The plenary speaker, Director of the National Incident Management Systems and Advanced Technologies (NIMSAT) Institute Michael Dunaway from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, presented on the Blueprint for Current […]

Great Innovative Idea- Big Graph Analytics Systems and Their Applications

November 15th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, Great Innovative Idea, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Da Yan, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Yan presented his poster, Big Data Frameworks: Bridging High Performance of HPC Community with Programming Friendliness of Data Science Community, at the CCC Symposium on Computing Research, October 23-24, 2017. The Idea Existing Big Data frameworks such as Hadoop, Spark and Google’s Pregel emphasize on programming simplicity, where a distributed algorithm can be written with just a few lines of code. However, they only target data-intensive analytics, where the workloads are mainly generated by data volume, and network communication is the performance bottleneck. For compute-intensive tasks where the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Great Innovative Idea- Hybrid soft sensor with embedded IMUs to measure motion

October 26th, 2017 / in CCC, Great Innovative Idea / by Helen Wright

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Osman Dogan Yirmibesoglu, from Oregon State University. His paper called 3D Printing Soft Robots and Design Rules, coauthored by John Morrow and Yigit Menguc, 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 Capabilities of soft robotic systems are increasing with the development of new manufacturing techniques. And the needs for more soft robots are emerging in the application areas such as biomimicry, cooperative robotics (co-robotics), medical robotics, exploratory robots, etc. To be able to reliably perform in these areas, soft robot control systems and sensors require more attention. In our work, we presented […]