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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Thoughts from White House Frontier’s Conference and the National AI R&D Strategic Plan

October 18th, 2016 / in Announcements, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

This blog post was co-authored by CCC Staff, Greg Hager, Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Past Chair and Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, and Beth Mynatt, CCC Chair, Professor and Director of Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology.  Last week the President hosted the White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh, an event that was co-hosted by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University and attended by hundreds of scientific leaders in our community. The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Chair and Director attended the event, which had many speakers from previous CCC events. The Frontiers Conference presentations and panel discussions were inspiring and thought provoking. I came away impressed with […]

The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science Section 2 and Upcoming Events

October 17th, 2016 / in Announcements, resources / by Khari Douglas

Section 2 of The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science online lecture series, titled Data Representation Overview, starts October 28th with an overview from Anita Bandrowski, UCSD. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program run lecture series features experts from around the country presenting on a wide range of topics in data science.  This course is an introductory overview that assumes no prior knowledge or understanding of data science. The series began Friday, September 9th and will continue to run all year once per week from 12noon-1pm ET. Additionally registration is now open for the 2016 Open Data Science Symposium: How Open Data and Open Science are Transforming Biomedical Research. The symposium […]

The Open Source Application Development Portal Adds More Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Applications for Download

October 5th, 2016 / in Announcements, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

The Open Source Application Development Portal (OSADP) is a web-based portal that provides access to and supports the collaboration, development, and use of open-source ITS-related applications. The OSADP has added a number of new ITS-related applications that are available free to the public. The following new applications are now available for download: Dynamic Intermodal Routing Environment for Control and Telematics – Analysis, Modeling and Simulation (DIRECTView-AMS) is a visualization application designed to visualize the performance measures generated during simulations using DIRECT software with options to turn on and off scenarios. This tool can be used for evaluating dynamic mobility applications and active transportation and demand management strategies, applications, and concepts. Intelligent […]

White House to Invest Over $80 Million Dollars in the Smart Cities Initiative

September 26th, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC, NSF, policy, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

To kick off the start of Smart Cities Week, the White House has announced that it is expanding its Smart Cities initiative, by adding over $80 million dollars in new federal investments and doubling the number of participating communities (to over 70 in total). The Community Community Consortium (CCC) held a Smart Cities panel and discussion at the Computing Research Symposium: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs. You can see the full discussion here. Some highlights from the White House Fact Sheet are below: Today, to kick off Smart Cities Week, the Administration is expanding this initiative, with over $80 million in new Federal investments and a doubling of the number of […]

Computing as a Force for Social Good

June 22nd, 2016 / in CCC, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog by Greg Hager, Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Chair and Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University.  Computing has become a powerful tool for productivity and connectivity — it powers companies, it fuels scientific research, and it delivers entertainment and social engagement for billions. Could research-based innovations in computing also become a catalyst for addressing compelling societal problems? To explore this question, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) organized a two-day Symposium on Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs. This meeting brought together over 130 in-person participants and over 1000 online viewers to raise the visibility of work that connects […]

Federal Highway Administration Research Opportunity on Virtual and Augmented Reality

March 10th, 2016 / in Announcements, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

The National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Programs (RAP) promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U.S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Prospective applicants select a research project from among a large group of research opportunities available through this website. One of the current research projects available is with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) examining road user behavior with virtual and augmented reality in McLean, VA. Description of the project: Over 90% of traffic incidents can be attributed to road user/driver errors. As the transportation sector continues to introduce various new technologies/countermeasures […]