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


Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track held at International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR) 2017

December 20th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, Research News / by Helen Wright

Contributions to the following blog were made by former CCC Chair Gregory Hager. The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR) in Puerto Varas, Chile on December 11-14, 2017. The purpose was to encourage papers submissions that describe visionary ideas, long term challenges, and opportunities in research that are outside of the current mainstream topics of the field and which will provoke discussion or debate. The 15 submissions reflected the breadth of areas and interests in robotics. Organized into three sessions, the papers ranged from the basics of materials and control for new robot designs, to ideas […]

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Seeks Comment On Response Efforts Undertaken During 2017 Hurricane Season

December 19th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC / by Helen Wright

The following is a public notice from the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, who are seeking comments on the 2017 hurricane season response efforts.  DA 17-1180 Released December 7, 2017 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON RESPONSE EFFORTS UNDERTAKEN DURING 2017 HURRICANE SEASON PS Docket No. 17-344 Comments Due: January 22, 2018 Reply Comments Due: February 21, 2018 Introduction The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB or Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) seeks comment on the resiliency of the communications infrastructure, the effectiveness of emergency communications, and government and industry responses to the 2017 hurricane season. Of particular note, the 2017 season […]

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track held at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2017

December 13th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 25th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, November 7- November 10, 2017 in Redondo Beach, 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. 1) First Place- From How to Where: Traffic Optimization in the Era of Automated Vehicles Ramamohanarao Kotagiri, The University of Melbourne Jianzhong Qi, The University of Melbourne Egemen Tanin, The University of Melbourne Sadegh Motallebi, The University of Melbourne […]

2017 ACM Fellows Announced

December 12th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has released their annual list of ACM Fellows. The 2017 ACM Fellows list recognizes 54 ACM members for their significant contributions to the development and application of computing in key computing fields including artificial intelligence, big data, computer architecture, computer graphics, high-performance computing, human-computer interaction, sensor networks, and wireless networking. To be selected as a Fellow is to join our most renowned member grade and an elite group that represents less than 1 percent of ACM’s overall membership, explains ACM President Vicki L. Hanson. The Fellows program allows us to shine a light on landmark contributions to computing, as well as the men and women whose hard work, dedication, […]

Security and Privacy for Democracy Panel

December 11th, 2017 / in CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Daily headlines bemoan the lack of secure systems and this past year witnessed numerous breaches leading to the disclosure of private information. The failure of these commercial systems has dominated much of the discourse around security and privacy. However, the secure collection and transmission of information and the judicious use of private data is fundamental to the core of our society beyond commerce. It underlies the basic processes of governance and civic participation. Almost a decade ago, computing researchers developed a mathematical theory called differential privacy, which protects information about individuals when analyzing groups of people. Differential privacy is now deployed in the commercial space and used by US federal […]

Nominations Sought for New CCC Council Members

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

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is charged with catalyzing and empowering the U.S. computing research community to articulate and advance major research directions for the field. To do so, the CCC needs truly visionary leaders — people with great ideas, sound judgment, and the willingness to work hard to see things to completion. Please help the computing community by nominating such people for the Council. Established in 2006 through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Computing Research Association (CRA) — representing over 220 North American academic departments, industrial research labs, and professional societies with computing research interests, the CCC provides a voice for the national computing research community, and facilitates the […]