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.

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Data, Algorithms, and Fairness Panel

January 11th, 2018 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were provided by CCC Council member Nadya Bliss, Solon Barocas, Nick Diakopoulos, and Kelly Jin. Every few weeks we have been highlighting different panels from the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Symposium on Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs. This week we are looking at the Data, Algorithms, and Fairness panel. This panel looked at how data-driven and algorithmic decision-making increasingly determines how businesses target advertisements to consumers, how police departments monitor individuals or groups, how banks decide who gets a loan and who does not, how employers hire, how colleges and universities make admissions and financial aid decisions, and much more. As data-driven decisions […]

Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge Conference on Feb 6-7, 2018 in Washington, DC

November 14th, 2017 / in Announcements, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate are co-hosting the 2018 kickoff conference for the GCTC – Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (SC3) on February 6-7, 2018 in Washington, DC. The GCTC-SC3 conference will be immediately followed by IES-City Framework Release Workshop on Feb 8. GCTC community members may choose to stay one more day and join the IES-City Workshop as well. The agenda of GCTC-SC3 kickoff conference will be made available in a few weeks. The goal of kickoff conference is to encourage smart community/city and Internet of Things (IoT) stakeholders to build teams to address shared issues in various sectors […]

DataScience@NIH Updates

August 15th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

Check out the following updates from Data Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Data Science Opportunities: Big Data Neuroscience Workshop 2017 Organized by the Advanced Neuroscience Network (ACNN) September 8 – 9, 2017 in Bloomington, IN. Register or learn more about the workshop here. BD2K Training Coordinating Center has been creating the Educational Resource Discovery Index (ERuDIte) Database of 10,000+ data science educational resources from collective BD2K activities and from around the web. Learn more here. Find the ERuDite search box at the top of the page to access the database. To contribute your feedback, contact John Van Horn at Data Science Events: Registration is open for the California Big Data to […]

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Webinar on SHRP 2 Safety Data

August 1st, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) will host the first webinar in a series of two that explores ways to use the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) safety data. The SHRP 2 safety data was a three-year data-collection effort that produced continuous driving data for over 3,000 drivers, including thousands of safety critical events and a large sample of baseline driving events. The webinar “Video Reduction and Analysis Methods: Part I, Manual Reduction” will offer an overview of manual video reduction techniques. Attendees will learn which approach or combination of approaches might be best for their research project. The first webinar will be […]

Intelligent Infrastructure for Smart Agriculture

July 11th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

Agriculture provides approximately 1 in 10 U.S. jobs and supports food and nutrition security as well as energy independence. However, U.S. global competitiveness is at risk because of accelerated investments by many other countries in agriculture, food, energy, and resource management. A renewed private-public effort is needed to build next-generation farm-infrastructures to stay competitive, protect and grow workforce, as well as manage risks of market and environmental shocks jeopardizing food, energy, and water security. So how do we start? Recently, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) in collaboration with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) released white papers describing a collective research agenda for intelligent infrastructure. We will be blogging about each paper over the […]

Nanotechnology-Inspired Information Processing Systems Workshop Report

February 13th, 2017 / in resources, workshop reports / by Khari Douglas

The organizing committee for the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored Nanotechnology-Inspired Information Processing Systems has released their workshop report. The workshop, held in September 2016, brought together over 40 leading researchers from the areas of computing, neuroscience, systems, architecture, integrated circuits, and nanoscience, to come up with new ideas for the future of information processing platforms on beyond-CMOS nanoscale technologies that can approach the energy efficiency and the decision‐making capacity of the human brain. The workshop report addresses the future of nanoscale process technologies within three application-driven platform-focused topic areas and discusses the current technologies, challenges, and research opportunities in each area. The topic areas are: cloud-based systems that provide software, platforms and infrastructure as […]