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 ‘Intelligent Infrastructure

 

City-Scale Intelligent Systems and Platforms

July 27th, 2017 / in CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were provided by Klara Nahrstedt.  Roughly 12% of the global population today lives in 28 megacities, and at least 40 megacities are projected by 2030. Cost-effective management and sustainability of these growing urban areas will be one of the most critical challenges to our society, motivating the concept of science- and data-driven urban design, retrofit, and operation—that is, “Smart Cities”. Recently, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) in collaboration with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) released white papers describing a collective research agenda for intelligent infrastructure. Today, we highlight the final paper from the series called City-Scale Intelligent Systems and Platforms. A Smart City will require intelligent infrastructure that […]

Intelligent Infrastructure for Smart Agriculture

July 11th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

Agriculture provides approximately 1 in 10 U.S. jobs and supports food and nutrition security as well as energy independence. However, U.S. global competitiveness is at risk because of accelerated investments by many other countries in agriculture, food, energy, and resource management. A renewed private-public effort is needed to build next-generation farm-infrastructures to stay competitive, protect and grow workforce, as well as manage risks of market and environmental shocks jeopardizing food, energy, and water security. So how do we start? Recently, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) in collaboration with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) released white papers describing a collective research agenda for intelligent infrastructure. We will be blogging about each paper over the […]

Digital Grid: Transforming the Electric Power Grid into an Innovation Engine for the United States

June 28th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

In a world where digital Internet technology (Amazon, Ebay, Uber, Airbnb) is transforming traditional industries, the traditional electric energy market is lagging significantly. A move towards a true digital grid is needed. Recently, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) in collaboration with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) released white papers describing a collective research agenda for intelligent infrastructure. We will be blogging about each paper over the next few weeks. Today, we highlight the Digital Grid: Transforming the Electric Power Grid into an Innovation Engine for the United States white paper. A new and substantial investment is needed to develop the new Digital Grid. Radical reductions in the cost of sensors, communication, information processing, […]

Smart Wireless Communication is the Cornerstone of Smart Infrastructures

June 22nd, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Contributions to this post were made by CCC Council member Jennifer Rexford and Mary Ann Weitnauer.    Today’s wireless networks cannot meet the demands of emerging smart infrastructure, such as Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Smart Health, and Smart Transportation. We are desperately in need of wireless networks that have more agility, reliability, security, scalability, and partnerships. Recently, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) in collaboration with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) released white papers describing a collective research agenda for intelligent infrastructure. We will be blogging about each paper over the next few weeks. Today, we highlight a newly release intelligent infrastructure paper called Smart Wireless Communication is the Cornerstone of Smart Infrastructures. Some of the […]

Safety and Security for Intelligent Infrastructure

June 13th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, policy, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

As we start to embed sensing, computing, and communication into previously “dumb” infrastructure, there are clear benefits but it also creates new and challenging threats to safety, security, and privacy. How we address these threats is critical because, with cyber-physical systems, security vulnerabilities can translate directly to public safety hazards. Recently, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) in collaboration with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) released white papers describing a collective research agenda for intelligent infrastructure. We will be blogging about each paper over the next few weeks. Today, we highlight the Safety and Security for Intelligent Infrastructure white paper. These threats occur in multiple forms (from information leakage to petty cybercrime to cyberwar) […]

Privacy in Information-Rich Intelligent Infrastructure

June 6th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

Did you know that driverless cars communicate real-time location and other data to cloud aggregators like Google? This intelligent infrastructure monitoring compromises the privacy of drivers who continuously share their locations. Without a framework for protecting the privacy of the driver’s data, drivers will be very conservative about sharing their data. This data, however, is a necessity for adding the intelligence to intelligent infrastructure. Recently, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) in collaboration with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) released white papers describing a collective research agenda for intelligent infrastructure. Today, we highlight a new paper that was just released called the Privacy in Information-Rich Intelligent Infrastructure paper. We will be blogging about […]