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


Microsoft Researchers on what to Expect in 2017 and 2027

December 7th, 2016 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post from CCC Executive Council Member, Ben Zorn, a Principal Researcher and co-manager of the Research in Software Engineering (RiSE) group at Microsoft Research, Redmond Washington.  In 2006 Jeannette Wing made the case that computational thinking was a skill set that everyone, not just computer scientists, would benefit from learning and employing. This month we observe Computer Science Education Week to celebrate the shared lingua franca of computational thinking that brings together the great diversity of individuals from around the world with a common purpose. On the Microsoft Blog, 17 outstanding researchers from all parts of computer science share their vision of how computational thinking will […]

Research Data Exchange (RDE) Adds More Data Environments for Download!

December 1st, 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 following new data environments are now available for download: Intelligent Network Flow Optimization Simulation (INFLO SIM) is a VISSIM simulation model for the US 101 freeway corridor in San Mateo, CA. This model is used to assess the impacts of the INFLO Prototype Dynamic Speed Harmonization (SPD-HARM) application. This set of performance measure files was calculated based on the VISSIM outputs of 24 scenarios runs of the SPD-HARM […]

Global Cities Team Challenge Public WiFi SuperCluster Conference Call

November 29th, 2016 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Global Cities Team Challenge (GCTC) will hold their first group conference call for the Public WiFi SuperCluster. Anyone who is interested in the Public WiFi SuperCluster is welcome to join. When: 2pm US Eastern Time, Thursday, December 1, 2016 Call Number: +1-877-928-0863, Code:1736096 Also, the Transportation SuperCluster is planning a GCTC Transportation SuperCluster Summit on Feb 1-2 in Portland, Oregon. The preliminary agenda and the registration link can be found here. The summary of the SuperCluster sessions at the Kickoff event in Washington DC on October 25-26 can be found here. The entities and solutions listed in these preliminary data sets will serve as the initial building blocks in constructing the […]

Upcoming December Workshops in DC

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

The Internet of Things: Impacting Scientific Data and Information Flows Agenda Register Here When: Friday, December 9, 2016, 9:00AM-4:45PM EST Where: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., NW, Washington, DC Room 100 Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) has become more than just a buzzword in technology circles. It’s even fair to say the IoT has evolved into a mature concept impacting a broad range of business sectors, especially including government data collection, information services, and scholarly research. The IoT represents significant potential to advance scholarly research and communication, yet what are the implications for government agencies and information services when it comes to the […]

Heidelberg Laureate Forum

November 17th, 2016 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Preparations for the fifth Heidelberg Laureate Forum are in full swing, and applications from young researchers to attend are now being accepted. The Heidelberg Laureate Forum was created by the Klaus Tschira Foundation, the Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies, ACM, the International Mathematical Union, and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters to provide an opportunity for young researchers to spend a week with winners of the Turing Award, Abel Prize, Nevanlinna Prize, and Fields Medal. The fifth Heidelberg Forum will take place September 24-29, 2017 in Heidelberg, Germany. Applications will be accepted until February 14, 2017. You can submit online applications here. Successful candidates will be selected by an international committee of experts […]

Symposium on Accelerating Science: A Grand Challenge for AI

November 14th, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, robotics / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consoritum (CCC) is co-sponsoring with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) one of several symposia in the AAAI 2016 Fall Symposium series on November 17-19, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia.  The Symposium on Accelerating Science: A Grand Challenge for AI aims to bring together researchers in relevant areas of artificial intelligence (e.g., machine learning, causal inference, knowledge representation and inference, planning, decision making), high performance data and computing infrastructures and services, and selected application areas (e.g., life sciences, learning sciences, health sciences, social sciences, food energy and water nexus) to discuss progress on, and articulate a research agenda aimed at addressing, the AI grand challenge of accelerating science. Learn more and […]