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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 ‘Global City Team Challenge


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 […]

NIST GCTC 2016 Kick-Off Conference Registration Open

October 6th, 2015 / in Announcements, policy, Research News / by Helen Wright

The U.S. Department of Commerce‘s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced the next round of the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) at a White House Smart City Forum hosted by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). See the White House Fact Sheet to read all the announcements made at the Forum. NIST announced that the kick-off conference for the next round of the Global City Teams Challenge will take place November 12-13, 2015 at NIST’s Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Registration for the conference is now open. Please use this link to register. There is no registration fee. Pre-registration is required and closes November 5, 2015. The draft agenda can […]

Global City Teams Challenge Tech Jam Resources

March 2nd, 2015 / in policy, Research News, resources, videos / by Helen Wright

The Global City Teams Challenge Tech Jam was a success! The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and US Ignite initiative designed to advance the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within a smart city / smart community environment was attended by more than 250 people. Representatives of 34 existing teams presented and several new Action Clusters were created during the well-received working sessions. You can find Tech Jam resources here: Presentations Webcast One-Slide Action Cluster Highlights What is next for the Global City Teams Challenge? GCTC Action Cluster teams are working hard to finalize their projects in anticipation of the GCTC Festival in June. Many of the Action Clusters have developed […]

NIST Global City Teams Challenge Report

October 20th, 2014 / in big science, research horizons / by Helen Wright

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) launched their Global City Teams Challenge with a great deal of energy and enthusiasm last month.  The workshop ended with more than a dozen presentations by potential Global City Team Challenge teams and provided an opportunity for interested parties to discuss Internet-of-Things deployments in a smart city environment. From the workshop report: The US Ignite website now contains materials related to 20+ potential Global City Teams projects or Action Clusters. If you would like to learn more about one of the listed projects or if you are interested in becoming associated with one of the projects, please email and If you […]