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 ‘Nepal Earthquake


Nepal: CRICIS Computing is Needed

May 7th, 2015 / in CCC, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a guest blog post by Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Faculty Fellow for Innovation in High-Impact Learning Experiences at Texas A&M University.  The Nepal earthquake illustrates the need for critical real-time computing and information systems, dubbed “CRICIS computing” by a 2012 NSF/CCC visioning workshop. The findings from the CRICIS report still hold: that disasters require “fundamental new research in socio-technical systems that enable decision-making for
extreme scales under extreme conditions. This research cuts across physical and engineered artifacts, information technology, and human-computer collaboration. It is an example of the general shift in science and industry from physical devices and computational packages to socio-technical information systems […]