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

 

Big Data to Knowledge Updates

January 19th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Data Science and the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have a number of upcoming opportunities, events, and announcements. Active BD2K Opportunities MD2K Training Opportunity: The 2017 mHealth Training Institute at UCLA, August 6-11, 2017, is now accepting applications. This unique transdisciplinary incubator brings together researchers for a week-long, immersive “bootcamp” in all things related to mHealth. In addition to providing the participants with a core educational grounding in transdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies essential to mHealth innovation, the mHTI seeks to instill in participants the intrapersonal and interpersonal skills and connections necessary for cross-cutting research. Applications due January 29, 2017. For more information […]

Draft of Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan

January 18th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program, an interagency Federal coordinating group, recently posted a draft of the Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan for public comment. The co-chairs of the NITRD Smart Cities and Communities Task Force distributed the following email to help raise the visibility of the request to the research community: Dear Colleagues, The draft Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan was released January 12th for public comments by the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program, an interagency Federal coordinating group. Access to the plan and information about how to submit comments can be found at NITRD Blog Post or the Federal […]

Contributions of PCAST

January 17th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, pipeline, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were made by CCC Chair Beth Mynatt and CCC Director Ann Drobnis. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers, dating back to the Eisenhower Administration, who advise the President on science, technology, and innovation. This Administration’s PCAST is one of the most distinguished and diverse in history. Former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Chair, Susan L. Graham from the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the current 19 members who give recommendations to the President. Over the past eight years, this PCAST has accomplished a number of remarkable activities. The CCC as […]

OSTP Exit Memo

January 10th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post by CCC Chair Beth Mynatt, CCC Vice Chair Mark D. Hill, CCC Council Member Debra J. Richardson, and CCC Director Ann Drobnis.  Last week the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released an Exit Memo that highlights the impact that the administration has had in “reinvigorating the American scientific technological enterprise.” Dr. John Holdren, Director of OSTP, and Megan Smith, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, offer actions that are needed in the near term to broaden participation in science, technology, and innovation to continue driving prosperity. The first action identified is: Investing in fundamental research, the fundamental, curiosity-driven inquiry that is […]

White House Report on Ensuring Long-Term U.S. Leadership in Semiconductors

January 9th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following blog post is by CCC Vice Chair and Executive Council member and University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Mark D. Hill. Last week the US White House released Ensuring Long-Term U.S. Leadership in Semiconductors. The report recognizes the importance of semiconductors—and semiconductor leadership—to modern life in a competitive world. While much of the report deals with policy issues—see a recent CRA Policy blog post—I focus on some of the technical recommendations in Chapter 4. Importantly the report recognizes the future leadership in semiconductors—wit broadly—will need to move beyond Moore’s Law (twice the transistors every two years) to exploit innovations from applications down through computing’s software-hardware-technology “stack.”  To stimulate such cross layer activity, the report advocates that US government […]

South Big Data Hub Roundtable- Translational Data Analytics for Environmental Health: Sensors, Cloud Computing, and Patients

January 5th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The South Big Data (BD) Hub is proud to present a monthly series on emerging data science challenges, featuring researchers, innovators, and industry from the South Hub. One area of emphasis for the South BD Hub, among others, is health analytics. This month’s webcast roundtable on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Noon-1:30PM EST will explore translational data analytics for environmental health and what the application of sensors and cloud computing can do to address health disparities in the Southern United States. Speakers include Ayaz Hyder and Andy May from Ohio State University, and David Peden from UNC Chapel Hill. The roundtable will be moderated by Ashok Krishnamurthy from UNC Chapel Hill. To attend in person, please RSVP to subers@renci.org. UNC Renaissance […]