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.


Posts Tagged ‘Blue Sky Ideas

 

International Symposium on Robotics Research 2017 Call for Papers

March 28th, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The 18th International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR ‘17) has released a call for papers. ISRR ‘17, will take place December 11-14 in Puerto Varas, Chile. The symposium is seeking papers that offer new ideas and directions for the field of robotics. The program will comprise a combination of invited talks and open submissions organized into interactive panels, keynotes, and debates. Accepted papers will be organized into topical panels, and the panel moderators will work with the authors of accepted papers to coordinate the presentations and maximize the interactivity of the session.   The papers and panel discussions will be edited into a proceedings volume after the workshop, and will […]

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track held at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016

December 8th, 2016 / in Announcements, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the 24th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, October 31- November 3, 2016 in San Francisco, 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- Autonomous car and ride sharing: flexible road trains Niels Agatz, Erasmus University Rotterdam Ana Bazzan, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Ronny Kutadinata, The University of Melbourne Dirk Christian Mattfeld, […]

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track held at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015

November 19th, 2015 / in Announcements, CCC / by Helen Wright

The following is a special contribution to this blog from Jagan Sankaranarayanan and Shashi Shekhar. Jagan is the Department Head of the Data Management Group at NEC Labs America, Cupertino, CA and Shashi is the McKnight Distinguished University Professor at the University of Minnesota. Jagan served as the program co-chair for the ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015 conference, while Shashi served as the chair of the session on the vision. We are delighted to report on the success of the Vision paper track from ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015 that was held November 3—6 in Seattle, Washington. The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2015 (SIGSPATIAL 2015) is the twenty-third event in a series of […]

Great Innovative Idea- Acquiring Object Experiences at Scale

October 7th, 2015 / in Great Innovative Idea, research horizons, Research News, robotics / by Helen Wright

The following Great Innovative Idea is from John Oberlin, Maria Meier, Tim Kraska, and Stefanie Tellex in the Computer Science Department at Brown University. Their Acquiring Object Experiences at Scale was one of the winners at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored Blue Sky Ideas Track Competition at the AAAI-RSS Special Workshop on the 50th Anniversary of Shakey: The Role of AI to Harmonize Robots and Humans in Rome, Italy. It was a half day workshop on July 16th during the Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) 2015 Conference. The Innovative Idea Baxter is a two armed manipulator robot which which is gaining popularity in the research and industrial communities. At […]

Blue Sky Ideas- AAAI-RSS Special Workshop on the 50th Anniversary of Shakey

August 3rd, 2015 / in Announcements, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Track Competition at the AAAI-RSS Special Workshop on the 50th Anniversary of Shakey: The Role of AI to Harmonize Robots and Humans in Rome, Italy. It was a half day workshop on July 16th during the Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) 2015 Conference. This workshop joined a series of events organized by Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society to mark the anniversary of Shakey, the first mobile intelligent robot able to reason about its own actions. One of the invited speakers Peter Hart, who was one of the original Shakey team members, presented at the workshop on Making […]

CCC Sponsors Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at Foundations of Software Engineering 2014

June 13th, 2014 / in CCC / by Ann Drobnis

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is sponsoring another track in its Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track series at the 22nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE), November 16-22, 2014 in Hong Kong. This track emphasizes visionary ideas, long term challenges, and opportunities in software engineering research that are outside of current mainstream topics of the field. The submissions to this track will be judged on the extent to which they expand the possibilities and horizons of the field or challenge existing assumptions prevalent in the field.  The CCC will sponsor three Best Paper Awards in this special track, which will be selected out of the accepted papers based on evaluations by the program committee. Papers […]