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 ‘Smart Cities


US Ignite Releases Video Showcase from the 2017 US Ignite Application Summit

October 18th, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

US Ignite, a nonprofit whose mission is to push the creation of next-generation applications and services that utilize networking technologies to build smart communities, recently released a video showcase of select US Ignite Smart Gigabit Community application teams from their 2017 US Ignite Application Summit. The videos include: Compute for Cancer: Compute for Cancer is where the Internet of things meets distributed computing. The world is full of unused or underutilized computing power. Using the Berkeley Open Infrastructure Network Computing, these application developers are working to collect idle computing power from any device such as a phone, computer or data center and donate it to cancer research supercomputers. 
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CCC Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs Symposium

October 12th, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

On October 23-24, 2017, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) will hold the Computing Research: Addressing National Priorities and Societal Needs Symposium in order to address the current and future contribution of computing and its role in addressing societal needs. The two days are organized around four main themes: Intelligent Infrastructure for our Cities and Communities: Intelligent infrastructure is already transforming our nation’s cities and communities, but the technological revolution is just now beginning. This session will highlight some of the major advances taking place now, while at the same time emphasizing the substantial body of research, much of it crossing disciplinary boundaries, that still needs to be done. Security and Privacy for Democracy:Computing research […]

Draft of Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan

January 18th, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program, an interagency Federal coordinating group, recently posted a draft of the Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan for public comment. The co-chairs of the NITRD Smart Cities and Communities Task Force distributed the following email to help raise the visibility of the request to the research community: Dear Colleagues, The draft Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan was released January 12th for public comments by the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program, an interagency Federal coordinating group. Access to the plan and information about how to submit comments can be found at NITRD Blog Post or the Federal […]

Global City Teams Challenge SuperClusters and Kickoff Event

October 4th, 2016 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC), a collaborative platform uniting local governments, nonprofits, academia, and industry working on Internet of Things (IoT) applications within a smart city, has announced the next phase of GCTC collaboration, the GCTC SuperClusters! The GCTC, convened by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and US Ignite, consists of project teams or “Action Clusters” working towards Smart City IoT innovations. The SuperClusters will combine multiple, existing GCTC Action Clusters into singular teams to pursue common objectives. The SuperClusters will likely be based around the areas of: Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Recovery, and Resilience Energy, Utilities, Water, and Microgrids Environment and Healthcare Municipal Dashboards Transportation To […]

EPA’s Smart City Air Challenge

October 3rd, 2016 / in Announcements, awards / by Khari Douglas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering up to $40,000 to two communities as part of their Smart City Air Challenge in order to help the communities create and implement plans to deploy air quality sensors and share the subsequent data. To qualify, communities will need to submit their plans detailing how they will deploy hundreds of air quality sensors and how they will manage the data they collect. The award money will not cover the entire program costs – communities will need to partner with sensor manufactures, data management companies, and other necessary industry partners in order to fully realize their plans. After a year the EPA will evaluate […]

NSF Announces New Program Solicitation in Smart and Connected Communities

September 28th, 2016 / in Announcements, NSF / by Khari Douglas

As part of the White House’s expansion of the Smart Cities Initiative, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a new program solicitation on Smart and Connected Communities. The following Dear Colleague Letter from Jim Kurose, Assistant Director of NSF for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, explains the new opportunities available. Dear Colleagues,   Yesterday, the White House announced that the federal government is committing over $80 million – led by NSF with a $60M commitment over two years – toward the Smart Cities Initiative that was launched just over a year ago.   NSF has long supported the fundamental research, education, and community-building activities that are catalyzing the multidisciplinary and […]