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 News’ category

 

International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases Call for Papers

February 20th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2017) is the 15th event of a series of biannual symposia that discuss new and exciting research in spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal data management and related technologies with the goal to set future research directions. The primary focus of SSTD symposia is on original results in the areas of theoretical foundations, design, implementation, and applications of spatial and temporal database technology. SSTD also welcomes experience reports from application specialists and the commercial community that describe lessons learned in the development, operation, and maintenance of actual systems in practical and innovative applications. The goal is to exchange research ideas and results across […]

CCC White Paper- Safety, Security, and Privacy Threats Posed by Accelerating Trends in the Internet of Things

February 16th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, Research News / by Helen Wright

CCC Executive Council Member Ben Zorn from Microsoft Research contributed to this post.  The Internet of Things (IoT) is already transforming industries, cities, and homes. The economic value of this transformation across all industries is estimated to be trillions of dollars and the societal impact on energy efficiency, health, and productivity are enormous. Alongside potential benefits of interconnected smart devices comes increased risk and potential for abuse when sensing and intelligence is embedded into every device. A major challenge of having a proliferation of IoT devices is the increased complexity that is required to operate them safely and securely. This increased complexity creates new safety, security, privacy, and usability challenges […]

Computing Community Consortium at AAAS 2017

February 14th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is proud to be a part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2017 Annual Meeting this weekend, February 16-20, 2017 in Boston, MA. CCC Chair Beth Mynatt, CCC Executive Council Member Ben Zorn, and CCC Council Member Shwetak Patel will be presenting on February 17, 2017 from 1:00-2:30PM on What Happens When Everyday Objects Become Internet Devices: A Science Policy Agenda in Room 203 of the Hynes Convention Center. CCC Director, Ann Drobnis, will be moderating it. Talk Titles: Elizabeth Mynatt, Georgia Institute of Technology How People Think and Reason About an Internet of Things Ben Zorn, Microsoft Research Programming a Secure, Robust, and Sustainable […]

CCC Council Member Kathy Yelick Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

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

This week the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced that they had elected 84 new members and 22 new foreign members. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,281 and the number of foreign members to 249. As noted in the CRA Bulletin earlier this week, a number of computer scientists were elected including CCC Council member Katherine (Kathy) Yelick, a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley and the Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Computing Sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Kathy has been a vibrant and influential member of the CCC Council since she joined in July 2015. She is on the Convergence of Data and Computing Task Force, […]

CCC White Paper- Advances in Artificial Intelligence Require Progress Across all of Computer Science

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

The following is a guest blog post by CCC AI and Robotics Task Force Co-Chair Greg Hager from Johns Hopkins University.  Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged into the public view as an important frontier of technological innovation with potential influences in many realms. Many recent symposia and workshops including AI for Social Good, Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs, and Discovery and Innovation in Smart and Pervasive Health have highlighted both the progress and opportunities for AI and its potential to contribute to new products, services, and experiences. However, we should not lose sight of the fact that fielding real-world systems that realize these innovations will also drive significant advances […]

NSF WATCH Talk- Industry Leaders and Academic Privacy Researchers: Adversaries or Partners?

February 9th, 2017 / in NSF, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The next WATCH talk, called Industry Leaders and Academic Privacy Researchers: Adversaries or Partners? is Thursday, February 16th, from Noon-1pm EST. The presenter is Jules Polonetsky, CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), which is a Washington, D.C. based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. FPF is supported by the chief privacy officers of more than 110 leading companies, several foundations, as well as by an advisory board comprised of the country’s leading academics and advocates. FPF’s current projects focus on Big Data, Mobile, Location, Apps, the Internet of Things, Wearables, De-Identification, Connected Cars and Student Privacy. Jules previous roles have included serving as Chief Privacy Officer at AOL […]