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 NSF Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) Awards

September 27th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced $17.7 million in funding for 12 Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) projects, which will bring together the statistics, mathematics and theoretical computer science communities to develop the foundations of data science. Technological advances and unprecedented access to computing infrastructure have resulted in an explosion of data from different sources. The availability of these data — their volume and variety, and the speed at which they are collected — is transforming research in all fields of science and engineering. TRIPODS awards will enable data-driven discovery through major investments in state-of-the-art mathematical and statistical tools, better data mining and machine learning approaches, […]

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track

September 26th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Are you helping organize a conference in the near future? Consider having a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track!  The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsors an initiative to bring special “Blue Sky Ideas” tracks to leading computer science research conferences. The goal of this initiative is to help conferences reach out beyond the usual research papers that present completed work and to seek out papers that present ideas and visions that can stimulate the research community to pursue new directions. Conferences may request CCC sponsorship of such tracks along with a CCC grant that provides prize money for the top 3 papers (first prize $1000, second prize $750, and third prize $500), to be awarded […]

NSF Issues First Convergence Awards – Including those in Human Technology Frontier Space

September 21st, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, pipeline, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Recently, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has been looking to highlight the value of convergence. The deep integration of multiple disciplines in order to advance scientific discovery and innovation. As a result, they have announced their first set of convergence awards. The 23 newly awarded projects will foster convergence to address grand challenges in the context of five of NSF’s “10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments,” a set of cutting-edge research agendas uniquely suited for NSF’s broad portfolio of investments. One of these five ideas is work in the human technology frontier space. This is also, quintessentially, one of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) 2017-2018 task forces. The Human Technology Frontier task force focuses on the […]

Computer Hardware’s Ongoing Metamorphosis, as reported in the New York Times

September 19th, 2017 / in research horizons, Research News / by Khari Douglas

The following is a guest blog post from CCC Vice Chair and Post Moore’s Law Computing Task Force Chair Mark Hill from University of Wisconsin-Madison and former CCC Chair and Artificial Intelligence Task Force Chair Greg Hager from Johns Hopkins University.  In a recent article, “Chips off the Old Block: Computers Are Taking Cues From Human Brains,” the New York Times highlighted the latest new wave of innovation in computer hardware, the foundation of Information Technology that has so altered our world. Like many generations of innovation before it, these innovations are being driven by the insatiable need for additional computing capacity, in this case due to the new demands of the […]

Great Innovative Idea – Towards a Unified Spatial Crowdsourcing Platform

September 18th, 2017 / in CCC, Great Innovative Idea, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Christopher Jonathan, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. His paper Toward a Unified Spatial Crowdsourcing Platform, co-authored by Mohamed F. Mokbel, was one of the winners of the  Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 15th International Symposium on Spatial & Temporal Databases (SSTD), August  21-23, 2017 in Arlington, VA. The Idea In recent years, we saw a surge of popularity of applications that provide many kinds of spatial tasks in our life, such as ride-sharing, delivery service, translation task, reviewing restaurants or other point of interests, and many more. While these applications are important to our every day lives, there are lots of […]

Pacemaker Recall Exposes National Need for Research and Education in Embedded Security

September 8th, 2017 / in Announcements, pipeline, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post from CCC Council Member and Cybersecurity Task Force Chair Kevin Fu from the University of Michigan. “From pacemakers to autonomous vehicles, national computing research and education initiatives for embedded security will lay a crucial foundation for the Internet of Everything era,” says Fu. Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the first major recall of a medical device because of a cybersecurity risk. Nearly half a million pacemakers were recalled for a software update that clinicians will apply during a patient’s in-clinic visit. Our team has spent a decade analyzing security problems and solutions in pacemakers and other medical devices. While […]