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 ‘research horizons’ category


New Data Sets from the Next Generation Simulation (NGSIM) Program are Now Available in the Research Data Exchange

May 25th, 2016 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Research Data Exchange (RDE) is a web-based data resource provided by the USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program. It collects, manages, and provides access to archived and real-time multi-source and multi-modal data to support the development and testing of ITS applications. The RDE now houses four data sets from the Next Generation Simulation (NGSIM) Program. The NGSIM program was initiated by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to develop traveler behavioral algorithms that could be used in microscopic traffic simulation models. The validated data sets and documentation describing these algorithms which replicated the interactions of multimodal travelers, vehicles and highway systems (e.g., traffic control […]

Administration Issues Strategic Plan for Big Data Research and Development

May 23rd, 2016 / in Announcements, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Big Data has been a major theme of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) over the years. In addition to having a Convergence of Data and Computing Task Force, the CCC held two events for Big Data that coalesced the research community and the usage community in 2008. A number of CCC’s white papers have also focused on the topic, including Challenges and Opportunities with Big Data (2012), Opportunities and Challenges for Next Generation Computing (2015), Accelerating Science: A Computing Research Agenda (2016), and a series of white papers on Big Data and National Priorities (2010) that were instrumental in the creation of the Big Data Initiative.   The following is a White House Blog Post by Keith Marzullo, the Director of the Networking […]

Store your (Big) Data in the Code of Life?

May 19th, 2016 / in CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a special contribution to this blog by CCC Executive Council Member Mark D. Hill of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Full disclosure: He is working with one of the authors—Luis Ceze—and Tom Wenisch on visioning via Architecture 2030 at ISCA 2016.   The invention of writing enabled us to reliably transmit information into the future. Stone tablets, papyrus, velum, and paper can be read centuries if not millennia later. But how much of the digital information that we created over the last 75 years will be readable much later? How much is even readable now? Wouldn’t it be valuable if we could record digital information in a medium that […]

NSF WATCH Talk- How can we enable privacy in an age of big data analytics?

May 16th, 2016 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The next WATCH talk, called How can we enable privacy in an age of big data analytics? is Thursday, May 19, 2016 from Noon-1pm EDT. The presenter will be Carl Landwehr, a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the first class of inductees to the National Cybersecurity Hall of Fame. His current appointments include Lead Research Scientist at the Cyber Security policy and Research Institute at George Washington University and Visiting McDevitt Professor of Computer Science at LeMoyne College, where he teaches a course entitled “Cybersecurity for Future Presidents.” His thirty five year career in cybersecurity R&D includes service with the Naval Research Laboratory, National Science Foundation, IARPA, and several other […]

Artificial Intelligence for Social Good

May 3rd, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is proud to announce a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and CCC co-sponsored public workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Social Good on June 7th, 2016 in Washington, DC. There has been a dramatically increasing interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in recent years. AI has been successfully applied to societal challenge problems and it has a great potential to provide tremendous social good in the future. In this workshop, we will discuss the successful deployments and the potential use of AI in various topics that are essential for social good, including but not limited to urban computing, health, […]

CCC Council Member Kevin Fu Comments on FDA’s Postmarket Cybersecurity Guidance

April 26th, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were made by Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council Member Kevin Fu, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan. Kevin also co-founded Virta Labs, a healthcare cybersecurity company. A growing number of medical devices are designed to be networked to facilitate patient care. However, as we have seen, networked medical devices and hospital records incorporate software that make them vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. Proactively addressing cybersecurity risks in hospitals reduces the patient safety impact and the overall risk to public health. On January 22, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft document to inform industry and FDA staff on recommendations for managing postmarket cybersecurity vulnerabilities for marketed medical devices. This document clarifies […]