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


FDA Releases Digital Health Innovation Action Plan

December 14th, 2017 / in Announcements, pipeline, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a statement from U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on advancing new digital health policies to encourage innovation, bring efficiency, and modernization to regulation. It was released on December 7th, 2017. Today we’re announcing three new, significant policy documents to advance the FDA’s approach to the development and proper oversight of innovative digital health tools. We know that consumers and health care providers are increasingly embracing digital health technologies to inform everyday decisions. From fitness trackers to mobile applications tracking insulin administration, these digital tools can provide consumers with a wealth of valuable health information. Further, clinical evidence demonstrates that consumers who are better informed […]

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track held at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2017

December 13th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 25th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, November 7- November 10, 2017 in Redondo Beach, California. The purpose was to bring together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners in relation to novel systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research in all aspects of geographic information systems. The goal of this track was to present visionary ideas at the conference. 1) First Place- From How to Where: Traffic Optimization in the Era of Automated Vehicles Ramamohanarao Kotagiri, The University of Melbourne Jianzhong Qi, The University of Melbourne Egemen Tanin, The University of Melbourne Sadegh Motallebi, The University of Melbourne […]

Security and Privacy for Democracy Panel

December 11th, 2017 / in CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Daily headlines bemoan the lack of secure systems and this past year witnessed numerous breaches leading to the disclosure of private information. The failure of these commercial systems has dominated much of the discourse around security and privacy. However, the secure collection and transmission of information and the judicious use of private data is fundamental to the core of our society beyond commerce. It underlies the basic processes of governance and civic participation. Almost a decade ago, computing researchers developed a mathematical theory called differential privacy, which protects information about individuals when analyzing groups of people. Differential privacy is now deployed in the commercial space and used by US federal […]

NAACL 2018 Student Research Workshop

December 6th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The 2018 NAACL Student Research Workshop (SRW) will be held in conjunction with NAACL HLT 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 1-6th, 2018. The SRW gives student researchers in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing (NLP) the opportunity to present their work and receive constructive feedback and mentorship by experienced members of the Association for Computational Linguistics community. General Invitation for Submission The SRW provides a venue for student researchers to present their work in computational linguistics and natural language processing. Students receive feedback from the general conference audience as well as from mentors specifically assigned according to the topic of their work. SRW is especially focused on supporting undergraduate students […]

NSF Lecture- Soft Materials Research in the Era of Machine Learning

December 4th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Professor Juan de Pablo from the Institute for Molecular Engineering at University of Chicago will be giving a lecture on Soft Materials Research in the Era of Machine Learning at the National Science Foundation (NSF) on Monday, December 11th at 2:00-3:00PM ET.  Juan de Pablo is the Liew Family Professor and Deputy Director for Education and Outreach of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.  He earned his BChE from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He conducted postdoctoral research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and joined the faculty of the University […]

2018 IEEE Fellows

December 1st, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has released its 2018 list of newly elevated fellows. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is given to a IEEE member with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest by the Board of Directors. This year’s list features a number of impressive computer scientists, including Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council members Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University, for contributions to network management and associated routing systems and Kevin Fu, University of Michigan, for contributions to embedded and medical device security. Congratulations to all the recipients for their accomplishments! To learn more about the IEEE Fellows and to view fellows from previous years visit the IEEE Fellows webpage.