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 ‘workshop reports’ category


Research Opportunities and Visions for Smart and Pervasive Health

June 29th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News, workshop reports / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) has released a white paper, Research Opportunities and Visions for Smart and Pervasive Health. This paper is an outgrowth of the December 2016 workshop Discovery and Innovation in Smart and Pervasive Health convened to inform leading researchers and policymakers on the successes of Smart and Pervasive Health research activities, the evolution of relevant computing capabilities, and the application of these technical innovations to health and wellness goals. Following that workshop, draft recommendations were presented and discussed at the AAAS annual meeting and the ACM/AMIA Workshop of Interactive Health Systems. The newly released white paper highlights these paradigms and concludes with specific recommendations for the successful […]

Research Agenda in Intelligent Infrastructure to Enhance Disaster Management, Community Resilience and Public Safety

May 16th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News, workshop reports / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this blog were made by Michael Dunaway from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and CCC Council Member Daniel Lopresti from Lehigh University.  What if a Category 5 hurricane were heading towards New Orleans right now? What would happen in 2017 that did not happen in 2005? We have learned a great deal from the lessons of Hurricane Katrina and other major incidents, and disaster prevention and recovery has dramatically improved in the last 12 years. Much of the improvement can be attributed to the integration of technology with a “whole of community” approach to emergency management that combines FEMA’s National Incident Management System, with advanced data visualization, […]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) For Social Good

March 23rd, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, conference reports, research horizons, Research News, workshop reports / by Helen Wright

The organizing committee for the AI for Social Good Workshop has released their workshop report called Artificial Intelligence for Social Good. The Computing Community Consortium (CCC), along with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), co-sponsored this workshop in June 2016 in Washington, DC. This was one of five workshops that OSTP co-sponsored and held around the country to spur public dialogue on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and to identify challenges and opportunities related to AI. The workshop highlighted successful deployments of AI systems directed at addressing specific societal needs. Subsequent discussions explored broader questions as to […]

NSF Workshop Report on Grand Challenges in Edge Computing

February 21st, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, research horizons, Research News, workshop reports / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post by Weisong Shi, a Charles H. Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow and a Professor of Computer Science at Wayne State University. The organizing committee for the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Grand Challenges in Edge Computing has released their workshop report. The workshop, held in October 26, 2016, brought together experts from academia, government, and industry to assess the vision, recent trends, state-of-the-art research, and impending challenges of the edge computing. the objectives of the workshop include: Foster the edge computing community; Set the vision and identify grand challenges and open problems; Identify collaboration mechanisms among academia, industry and government. This report serves as […]

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 […]

CCC Computing Research Symposium- Learning Health Systems and Successful Aging

July 19th, 2016 / in CCC, Research News, videos, workshop reports / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog by Beth Mynatt, Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Chair, Professor and Director of Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology.  Computing technology creates the core capabilities in many industry sectors including healthcare. Healthcare in particular is beset with many challenges. Despite over $3 trillion (over 17% GDP) of expenditures, approximately ¼ of hospital patients suffer preventable harm. By some accounts, healthcare errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the US following heart disease and cancer. Complexity abounds. Older adults typically can often be prescribed 10 or more medications and must coordinate treatment by as many clinicians. Correspondingly clinicians are treating more patients. ICU […]