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


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 […]

Theoretical Foundations for Social Computing Workshop Report

March 4th, 2016 / in Announcements, Research News, resources, workshop reports / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were made by Jenn Wortman Vaughan, a senior researcher at Microsoft Research and a member of the workshop’s organizing committee.   The organizing committee for the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored Theoretical Foundations for Social Computing Workshop have released their workshop report. Social computing encompasses the mechanisms through which people interact with computational systems. It has blossomed into a rich research area of its own, with contributions from diverse disciplines including computer science, economics, and other social sciences. Yet a broad mathematical foundation for social computing is yet to be established, with a plethora of under-explored opportunities for mathematical research to impact social computing. This workshop, held in June 2015, brought together roughly […]

Brain Science and Computer Science- Where Discovery Meets Invention

January 11th, 2016 / in NSF, policy, Research News, workshop reports / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were made by Gregory Hager, Chair of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and Professor of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University and Martin Weiner, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering Directorate at NSF.  Recently, the organizers of the CCC workshop on Research Interfaces between Brain Science and Computer Science were invited to present their workshop report at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Jack Gallant (UC Berkeley), Polina Golland (MIT) and Greg Hager (CCC Chair, JHU) gave the presentation and led surrounding discussions. The Research Interfaces between Brain Science and Computer Science workshop was held December 2014 in […]

Highlights from the GCTC Kick-Off Event

November 24th, 2015 / in Announcements, policy, research horizons, Research News, workshop reports / by Helen Wright

The following blog post is from Sokwoo Rhee, the Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is leading the Global City Teams Challenge that had its kick-off event in early November.  Hello, NIST and US Ignite are pleased to report that the Global City Teams Challenge Kick-off on November 12 and 13th was a great success. Thank you to all who joined us in person, via webcast and at satellite Kick-off events in Chicago, Raleigh, and Toronto. Plenary programs included 27 speakers representing government agencies, non-profits and private sector. If you missed any of these presentations, you can catch-up here. Copies of […]

Another Perspective on the White House NSCI Workshop

November 3rd, 2015 / in CCC, policy, Research News, workshop reports / by Helen Wright

The following is a special contribution to this blog by Doug Burger, Director of Hardware, Devices, and Experiences at Microsoft Research. I served as a panelist at the White House National Strategic Computing Initiative Workshop (NSCI) on October 20-21. I took away a number of points about the consensus of the group that I thought worth sharing with the broader community. 1) It is clear that CMOS is coming to an end.  That was a striking consensus of the group, both on per-transistor costs and scaling. The semiconductor researchers are looking for extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) to come online, although they’ve been struggling with it for 10 years, still don’t have […]