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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Day 1 Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs Symposium

October 23rd, 2017 / in CCC, Research News / by Helen Wright

So far the 2017 hurricane season has been disastrous, however, as we learned today at Day 1 of the Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs Symposium, it could have been even more disruptive if not for current computing research. Plenary speaker Michael Dunaway, from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, explained that hurricane tracks have been very accurate this year. This is because computational models have gotten very good at predicting the direction of the hurricane at the upper atmosphere level. As a result of better predictions, officials decided not to evacuate the city of New Orleans for Hurricane Nate on October 4th because they could trust the predicted track of the storm. This ended up saving the city millions […]

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track

September 26th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Are you helping organize a conference in the near future? Consider having a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track!  The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsors an initiative to bring special “Blue Sky Ideas” tracks to leading computer science research conferences. The goal of this initiative is to help conferences reach out beyond the usual research papers that present completed work and to seek out papers that present ideas and visions that can stimulate the research community to pursue new directions. Conferences may request CCC sponsorship of such tracks along with a CCC grant that provides prize money for the top 3 papers (first prize $1000, second prize $750, and third prize $500), to be awarded […]

Great Innovative Idea – Towards a Unified Spatial Crowdsourcing Platform

September 18th, 2017 / in CCC, Great Innovative Idea, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Christopher Jonathan, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. His paper Toward a Unified Spatial Crowdsourcing Platform, co-authored by Mohamed F. Mokbel, was one of the winners of the  Computing Community Consortium (CCC) 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 Idea In recent years, we saw a surge of popularity of applications that provide many kinds of spatial tasks in our life, such as ride-sharing, delivery service, translation task, reviewing restaurants or other point of interests, and many more. While these applications are important to our every day lives, there are lots of […]

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 […]

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 […]

City-Scale Intelligent Systems and Platforms

July 27th, 2017 / in CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were provided by Klara Nahrstedt.  Roughly 12% of the global population today lives in 28 megacities, and at least 40 megacities are projected by 2030. Cost-effective management and sustainability of these growing urban areas will be one of the most critical challenges to our society, motivating the concept of science- and data-driven urban design, retrofit, and operation—that is, “Smart Cities”. Recently, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) in collaboration with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) released white papers describing a collective research agenda for intelligent infrastructure. Today, we highlight the final paper from the series called City-Scale Intelligent Systems and Platforms. A Smart City will require intelligent infrastructure that […]