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


Microsoft Research Podcast on How Programming Languages Quietly Run the World with CCC Exec Member Ben Zorn

January 4th, 2018 / in CCC, Research News, robotics / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were provided by CCC Exec member Ben Zorn.  Do you worry that the Bluetooth-enabled smart fork you just got for Christmas is trying to steal your password? Do you wonder what software was used to implement your smart fork and when it was last updated? These are questions we’ve never had to ask until now. Microsoft Research Podcast recently interviewed Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Executive Council member and CCC Intelligent Infrastructure (II) Task Force Co-Chair Ben Zorn, from Microsoft Research, on programming languages and how they are impacting the world. In the Podcast, Zorn talked about the Internet of Things. When we embed computing into infrastructure, […]

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track held at International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR) 2017

December 20th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, Research News / by Helen Wright

Contributions to the following blog were made by former CCC Chair Gregory Hager. The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR) in Puerto Varas, Chile on December 11-14, 2017. The purpose was to encourage papers submissions that describe visionary ideas, long term challenges, and opportunities in research that are outside of the current mainstream topics of the field and which will provoke discussion or debate. The 15 submissions reflected the breadth of areas and interests in robotics. Organized into three sessions, the papers ranged from the basics of materials and control for new robot designs, to ideas […]

NSF DCL RAISE on Enabling Quantum Leap: Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems

December 18th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a  National Science Foundation (NSF) multi-directorate Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on Quantum Leap and Convergent Research, which are two of the 10 NSF Big Ideas for Future Investment. December 14, 2017 Dear Colleagues: In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) identified 10 Big Ideas for Future Investment. The opportunity described in this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) overlaps with two of those Big Ideas: Quantum Leap, which is a multi-pronged effort to advance fundamental understanding of quantum phenomena, materials, communications, and systems, and Convergent Research, which fosters the merging of ideas and approaches from widely diverse fields. This DCL aims to encourage researchers to submit interdisciplinary research projects that must include […]

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 […]

2017 ACM Fellows Announced

December 12th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has released their annual list of ACM Fellows. The 2017 ACM Fellows list recognizes 54 ACM members for their significant contributions to the development and application of computing in key computing fields including artificial intelligence, big data, computer architecture, computer graphics, high-performance computing, human-computer interaction, sensor networks, and wireless networking. To be selected as a Fellow is to join our most renowned member grade and an elite group that represents less than 1 percent of ACM’s overall membership, explains ACM President Vicki L. Hanson. The Fellows program allows us to shine a light on landmark contributions to computing, as well as the men and women whose hard work, dedication, […]