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 ‘Great Innovative Idea’ category

 

Great Innovative Idea- Scaling Maps To Zettabytes and Beyond

March 9th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, Great Innovative Idea / by Helen Wright

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Mohamed Sarwat, Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at Arizona State University. Sarwat presented his poster, GeoExpo-Interactive and Scalable Exploration of Big GeoSpatial Data, at the CCC Symposium on Computing Research, May 9-10, 2016. The Idea GIS software packages are useful tools to make sense of spatial data. Such data includes but is not limited to: weather maps, vegetation indices, and geological maps. In addition, technology allows hundreds of millions of users to frequently use their GPS-enabled devices to access their healthcare information and bank accounts, interact with friends, buy items online, search interesting places to visit on-the-go, ask for driving directions, and […]

Great Innovative Idea- Flexible Road Trains in Autonomous Public Transportation

February 2nd, 2017 / in CCC, Great Innovative Idea / by Helen Wright

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Stephan Winter from the University of Melbourne. Winter along with his coauthors Niels Agatz from Erasmus University Rotterdam, Ana Bazzan from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Ronny Kutadinata from the University of Melbourne, Dirk Christian Mattfeld from University of Braunschweig, Monika Sester from Leibniz University Hannover, and Ouri Wolfson from University of Illinois at Chicago were among the winners at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored Blue Sky Ideas Track Competition at the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2016 (SIGSPATIAL 2016) in San Francisco, CA. Their winning paper is called Autonomous Public Transportation: Flexible Road Trains. The Innovative Idea The team was fascinated by a […]

Great Innovative Idea- BigGIS: A Continuous Refinement Approach to Master Heterogeneity and Uncertainty in Spatio-Temporal Big Data

January 4th, 2017 / in CCC, Great Innovative Idea / by Helen Wright

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Patrick Wiener from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Wiener along with his coauthors Manuel Stein and Daniel Seebacher from University of Konstanz, Julian Bruns, Matthias T. Frank, Viliam Simko, and Stefan Zander from FZI Research Center for Information Technology, and Jens Nimis from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences were among the winners at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored Blue Sky Ideas Track Competition at the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2016 (SIGSPATIAL 2016) in San Francisco, CA. Their winning paper is called BigGIS: A Continuous Refinement Approach to Master Heterogeneity and Uncertainty in Spatio-Temporal Big Data.   The Innovative Idea Geographic information systems (GIS) are important for […]

Great Innovative Idea- A Vision for Micro and Macro Location Aware Services

December 14th, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC, Great Innovative Idea / by Helen Wright

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Abdeltawab Hendawi from the University of Virginia. Hendawi along with his coauthors John Stankovic from the University of Virginia, Mohamed Khalefa from the University of Alexandria in Egypt, and Harry Liu and Mohamed Ali from the University of Washington Tacoma were among the winners at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored Blue Sky Ideas Track Competition at the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2016 (SIGSPATIAL 2016) in San Francisco, CA for their paper A Vision for Micro and Macro Location Aware Services.  The Innovative Idea Conventional location-aware services customize search results based on users’ current location. Categories of these services include (1) service […]

Great Innovative Idea- Processor Design Exploration for Vision Based Mobile Robots

August 22nd, 2016 / in CCC, Great Innovative Idea / by Helen Wright

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Christopher B. Harris, the Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Engineering at Brown University. Harris presented his poster, Processor Design Exploration for Vision Based Mobile Robots, at the CCC Symposium on Computing Research, May 9-10, 2016. The Idea At Brown University, we’re designing robots! Actually, we’re building the simulation tools used to design mobile robots. Mobile robots require specialized algorithms for tasks such as perception and control. These algorithms are often very processor intensive. As a result, much of the innovation in mobile robotics currently occurs at the software level. Robotics researchers will often devise new algorithms and run them on whatever computing platform is […]

Great Innovative Idea- Wide-Field Ethnography: Studying Software Engineering in 2025 and Beyond

July 11th, 2016 / in Great Innovative Idea / by Helen Wright

The following Great Innovative Idea is from David Socha from the University of Washington Bothell. Socha and his colleagues, Robin Adams (Purdue University), Kelly Franznick (Blink UX), Wolff-Michael Roth (University of Victoria), Kevin Sullivan (University of Virginia), Josh Tenenberg (University of Washington Tacoma), and Skip Walter (Factor, Inc.), published a paper called Wide-Field Ethnography: Studying Software Engineering in 2025 and Beyond, which was the first place winner at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored Blue Sky Ideas Track Competition at the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), May 14-22, 2016 in Austin, TX. The Innovative Idea Wide-field ethnography (WFE) refers to an approach of gathering and collaboratively analyzing large, multi-modal, multi-stream datasets of physical-social-economic-cyber systems (PSECs) in action. While our paper framed the WFE vision around physical-cyber-social systems (PCSSs), our […]