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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 ‘conference reports’ category


White House OSTP Report- Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence

October 12th, 2016 / in Announcements, conference reports, pipeline, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

This blog post was co-authored by CCC Staff and Greg Hager, Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Past Chair and Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, with contributions from Beth Mynatt, CCC Chair, Professor and Director of Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology.  The Office of Science Technology Policy (OSTP) has just released a new report, “Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence.” In it, they examine the current state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) from both the society and public policy perspective and make 23 policy recommendations. The topics address by the report include: Applications of AI for Public Good AI and Regulation Research and Workforce Economic Impacts of AI Fairness, Safety, and […]

Computer-Aided Personalized Education Report

May 23rd, 2016 / in conference reports / by Khari Douglas

The organizing committee for the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored Computer-Aided Personalized Education has released their workshop report. The workshop, held in November 2015, brought together over 50 researchers in the fields of education, computer science, human-computer interaction, and cognitive psychology to address the challenges and future directions of computing-based educational tools. This growing agenda in computing research includes formalizing tasks such as assessment and feedback as computational problems, developing algorithmic tools to solve resulting problems at scale, and incorporating these tools effectively in learning environments. The report examines emerging trends, such as logical reasoning, machine learning, student-computer interaction, and learning science in order to come up with a research […]

Inclusive Access Workshop Report

April 19th, 2016 / in Announcements, conference reports / by Khari Douglas

The organizing committee for the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored Promoting Strategic Research on Inclusive Access to Rich Online Content and Services has released their workshop report. The workshop, held in September 2015, brought together almost 40 experts to address the challenges and future research opportunities about access to online content and services. They focused on six active research areas, automatic description of image and video content, online support for deaf people, access to textual content for people with language and learning disabilities, inclusive design of games and simulations, access to large quantitative datasets, maps and 3D printing, and software architecture for configurability. The participants found three main steps that need to be developed in order to […]

Blue Sky Ideas Track Held at AAAI-15

January 29th, 2015 / in CCC, conference reports, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored another track in its Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track series at the 29th Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15), January 25-30, 2015 in Austin, Texas. The purpose of this conference was to promote research in artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers in affiliated disciplines. The goal of this track was to present ideas and visions that can stimulate the research community to pursue new directions, such as new problems, new application domains, or new methodologies. The winning papers were: Machine Teaching: an Inverse Problem to Machine Learning and an Approach Toward Optimal Education Xiaojin Zhu (Department of Computer Sciences, […]

Blue Sky Ideas Track Held at Foundations of Software Engineering Symposium

December 9th, 2014 / in CCC, conference reports, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored another track in its Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track series at the 22nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE), November 16-22, 2014 in Hong Kong. FSE is an internationally renowned forum for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences, and challenges in software engineering. The goal of this track was to emphasize visionary ideas, long term challenges, and opportunities in software engineering research that are outside of current mainstream topics of the field. This year’s winning papers were: First Prize Methodology and Culture: Drivers of Mediocrity in Software Engineering? Marian Petre and Daniela Damian (Open University, UK; University of Victoria, […]

Judea Pearl’s Turing Award Lecture at AAAI-12

August 2nd, 2012 / in awards, big science, conference reports, research horizons, resources / by Erwin Gianchandani

Judea Pearl received the 2011 ACM A. M. Turing Award “for fundamental contributions to artificial intelligence through the development of a calculus for probabilistic and causal reasoning.” In this guest post, Douglas Fisher, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering at Vanderbilt, summarizes Pearl’s Turing Award Lecture, delivered at last week’s AAAI Conference. Professor Pearl delivered his Turing Award Lecture as the opening invited address at the 26th AAAI Conference in Toronto, Canada, last week. He opened by acknowledging the support of the AAAI community in a great collaborative enterprise, a remarkable “journey” as he said, and he shared the award with the community and his coauthors. He also cited […]