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


CCC Computing Research Symposium- Computing in the Physical World

July 21st, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post by CCC council member Klara Nahrstedt from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign and past CCC council member Ross Whitaker from University of Utah.  ‘Computing in the physical world’ themes are emerging rapidly within our urban and rural areas. Cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things technologies, Big Data analytics algorithms, and new computing sustainability paradigms are being discussed across government, industry, foundations, and academia. This was also the purpose of discussions during the ½ day event, called “Computing in the Physical World” at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Symposium on Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs. The “Computing in the Physical World” event […]

A Device Technologist at the ISCA Architecture 2030 Visioning Workshop

July 7th, 2016 / in CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post by H.-S. Philip Wong from Stanford University.  I just came back from the exciting Architecture 2030 Visioning Workshop, organized by Luis Ceze of the University of Washington and Thomas Wenisch of the University of Michigan, and partially sponsored by the Computing Community Consortium (CCC). I am not a computer architect. So one may wonder why I showed up at this workshop; maybe because it is in Seoul and I am hungry for Korean BBQ? First, I must thank Tom and Luis for inviting me to give the keynote talk at the Workshop. It was a wonderful opportunity for a device technologist like myself to have conversations with computer architects. Device technology research for the […]

NSF DCL: Exploring Mechanisms to Enhance the Economic and Societal Impacts of Fundamental Advances in Information and Communications Technologies

July 5th, 2016 / in Announcements, NSF, policy, research horizons / by Helen Wright

The following is a Dear Colleague Letter from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  July 1, 2016 Dear Colleague, Advances in information and communications technologies (ICT) are addressing a wide range of economic and societal challenges. For example, researchers are investigating how advances in learning science and technology can help close the educational achievement gap between children in different income classes and aid non-college-educated workers in gaining new technical skills. Additionally, as the nations technically trained workforce grows, it will need new forms of work including entirely new industries to achieve full employment and social progress. However, identifying effective technology and successfully deploying it broadly remains a challenge. For instance, although individualized […]

White House OSTP Request for Information on Artificial Intelligence

June 28th, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC, policy, research horizons, Research News, robotics / by Helen Wright

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) just released a Request For Information (RFI) on Artificial Intelligence. Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies offer great promise for creating new and innovative products, growing the economy, and advancing national priorities in areas such as education, mental and physical health, addressing climate change, and more. Like any transformative technology, however, AI carries risks and presents complex policy challenges along a number of different fronts. The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is interested in developing a view of AI across all sectors for the purpose of recommending directions for research and determining challenges and opportunities in this field. The views of the […]

Computing Research Symposium Poster Session

June 27th, 2016 / in CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post by Liz Bradley from the University of Colorado and a member of the CCC Executive Committee. Last week we summarized the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) May 2016 Symposium, Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs. This is the second of a series of blogs that will be posted about the symposium and the four different themes that were presented. One of the most dynamic and forward-looking events at the symposium was a poster session involving 38 early career faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students. The interests of this group, which represents the future of the field, spanned the full range of computing research. A number of their posters described novel technologies for computer-human […]

National Week of Making!

June 22nd, 2016 / in Announcements, research horizons / by Khari Douglas

Contributions to this post were provided by Meredith M. Lee, Executive Director of the West Data Hub from UC Berkeley. President Obama released a proclamation announcing June 17 through June 23, 2016 as National Week of Making. He called upon all Americans to observe this week with programs, ceremonies, and activities that encourage a new generation of makers and manufacturers to share their talents, solutions, and skills. From the press release: During National Week of Making, we recommit to sparking the creative confidence of all Americans and to giving them the skills, mentors, and resources they need to harness their passion and tackle some of our planet’s greatest challenges… Over […]