Past Events

Privacy by Design- Privacy Enabling Design
May 7-8, 2015

This workshop covered the latest research results in user interface design, usability and human factors including studies of user behavior and recent findings in privacy displays, nudging, privacy preference modeling, to name a few. While regulators attempt to drive privacy-by-design, there is little evidence that the class of professionals who consider themselves designers are engaged in the conversation.

It built on workshop #1, and dug deeper into design practice. The goal was to map current approaches, tools, motivations, methodologies—looking at practice and research—consider how well they address real-world problems as framed by various stakeholders, and identify areas where new research is needed.  


Privacy by Design- State of Research and Practice
February 5-6, 2015

Regulators, academics and industry have called for privacy-by-design as a way to address growing privacy concerns with rapidly developing technology. The public and private sector are responding — hiring privacy engineers to join the ranks of privacy-oriented professionals, often working under the guidance of a chief privacy officer. Yet, implementing concepts of privacy through design is an open challenge and research area. There is a limited, disparate, and fragmented body of research affirmatively positioned as privacy-by-design.

The workshop discussed a need for a broader research vision that frames and explores the problem at the conceptual, engineering, design, operational, and organizational levels. This broader vision will allow researchers from various disciplines to interact and collaborate to develop solutions that address practical privacy needs.


January 22-23, 2015

The Visions 2025 initiative is intended to inspire the computing community to envision future trends and opportunities in computing research. Where is the computing field going over the next 10-15 years? What are potential opportunities, disruptive trends, and blind spots? Are there new questions and directions that deserve greater attention by the research community and new investments in computing research? To answer these questions, a steering group of computing leaders drawn from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate Advisory Committee (CISE AC) and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) have created a set of workshops to catalyze cross-computing and cross-disciplinary discussions. The workshop discussed research themes that emerged from the first two 2025 workshops and pull insights from a number of relevant CCC workshops (Extensible Distributed Systems, Aging in Place, Uncertainty in Computing). 


Extensible Distributed Systems
January 21-22, 2015 

A Distributed System is a system consisting of multiple computers communicating through message passing.  In the past 50 years, distributed systems have evolved from being a novelty to a fact of life---a very large fraction of computers today are part of a distributed system. The workshop discussed the gap in the current foundations of the distributed systems community and identified possible solutions. 


December 3-5, 2014

On April 2, 2013, President Obama launched the Brain Research though Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative as a bold new research effort to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders. The initiative is a joint program with funding through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). New partnerships between computer scientists and neuroscientists could help create breakthrough technologies as a part of the BRAIN Initiative. In conjuction with the NSF, the CCC is holding a workshop to bring together these two communities to further explore the Interfaces between Brain Science and Computer Science. 

Uncertainty In Computation
October 15-16, 2014

Modern science, technology, and politics are all permeated by data that comes from people, measurements, or computational processes. However, data is often incomplete, corrupt, or lacking in sufficient accuracy and precision. While concern for these uncertainties would seem essential to rational decision making, explicit consideration of uncertainty is rarely part of the computational and decision making pipeline.

Aging in Place
September 10-11, 2014

New technologies could potentially allow the elderly and disabled to remain in their homes longer, reduce health care costs and enhance the quality of life. An understanding of the current status and future directions for Aging in Place Technologies for aging, community living and independence is needed in order to examine critical gaps in knowledge, standards, and infrastructure supports.  This workshop is needed to identify key research questions, measurement challenges, and strategies including scale-up evaluations and deployment or technology transfer.

Human Computation Roadmap Summit Workshop
June 18-20, 2014

We seek to engage a highly diverse group of world-class researchers and innovators in a 2.5 day workshop to explore the past and prospective impact of human computation and to clearly delineate the research areas and activities that will lead directly to the most beneficial national and societal outcomes. Policymakers and program managers from various funding agencies will also be present and later briefed to glean inspiration for how to best structure relevant funding programs for the betterment of society through human computation research.

Computing Visions 2025: The New Making Renaissance: Programmable Matter And Things
June 3-4, 2014

This two-day workshop will bring together experts in 3D printing, digital fabrication, synthetic biology, printable electronics, end-user programming, manufacturing, robotics, design, healthcare, CAD/CAM, and intellectual property. The goal of this workshop is to inspire the computing community to envision future trends and opportunities within this critical emerging landscape. Where are the potential opportunities, disruptive trends, and blind spots? Are there new questions and directions that deserve greater attention by the research community and new investments in computing research?

CIFellows 2014 Workshop
May 22-23, 2014

Between 2009 and 2011, 127 PhD graduates in Computer Science and related fields were awarded Computing Innovation Fellowships, a short-term Postdoctoral Fellowship to help keep recent graduates in the field during the economic downturn. The program has ended and the former CIFellows are now in the early years of their formal careers. This workshop is an opportunity for the former CIFellows to learn from each other and dignitaries from the field as they continue on their career path.

Computing Visions 2025: Interacting With The Computers All Around Us 
May 12-13, 2014

Computers are increasingly ubiquitous, from smart phones and sensors, to wearable electronics and embedded medical devices, to conventional tablets, laptops, and server racks. In this workshop, we will bring together researchers at the cutting edge of pervasive computing to look beyond the horizon at the technological innovations that could radically change how computers interface with people and the world around them.

CRA/CCC Workshop on Extreme Scale Design Automation
February 21-22, 2014

For the third workshop, the focus is on expansion into both “extreme scale” silicon, and into emerging technologies. Given the current state of emerging technologies, silicon is unlikely to disappear or be replaced. Future systems will integrate advanced forms of traditional technologies with novel technologies that are still in the experimental stage today.

Opportunities in Robotics, Automation, and Computer Science
October 21, 2013

The National Science Foundation, Robotics-VO, Computing Community Consortium, and The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy held a workshop to identify opportunities, challenges, and avenues in manufacturing, robotics, and computing. The objectives of the workshop were: to discuss new directions in manufacturing technologies with a focus on the application of robotics and advanced computational tools, to identify use-cases where robotics and computation, integrated with related technologies, can have an impact on manufacturing, and to identify the specific technology gaps that need to be addressed.

Visions of the Theory of Computing
May 29 – 31, 2013

This three-day symposium will bring together distinguished speakers and participants from the Bay Area and all over the world to celebrate both the excitement of fundamental research on the Theory of Computing, and the accomplishments and promise of computational research in effecting progress in other sciences — the two pillars of the Institute's research agenda.

Leadership in Science Policy Institute (LiSPI)
April 11-12, 2013

This institute will educate computing researchers on how science policy in the U.S. is formulated and how our government works.

Multidisciplinary Research for Online Education
February 11-12, 2013

Workshop participants will explore and delineate computer science and multidisciplinary research agendas designed to improve formal and informal education.

Privacy R&D
March 4, 2013

Event is co-sponsored by CCC and the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF).

Convergence of Software Assurance Methodologies and Trustworthy Semiconductor Design and Manufacture
January 15 - 16, 2013

This visioning workshop will bring together academic and industry experts from both the programming language and semiconductor design/manufacture communities to discuss challenges to securing the semiconductor manufacturing process and develop strategies to address them.

“Challenges and Visions” track at the 6th Biennial Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR)
January 6-9, 2013

This track is the ninth in a series of such tracks at major conferences in the field.

From GPS and Virtual Globes to Spatial Computing-2020
September 10-11, 2012

This visioning workshop on Spatial Computing outlined an effort to develop and promote a unified agenda for Spatial Computing research and development across US agencies, industries, and universities.

Computing and Healthcare: New Opportunities and Directions
October 11-12, 2012

This visioning workshop brought together leading computing and healthcare researchers to foster learning, discussion, and ultimately collaboration between the computing and healthcare communities.

NITRD Symposium
February 16, 2012

On February 16, 2012, more than 150 federal officials, Congressional staffers, academic researchers, and industry leaders packed a room overlooking the United States Capitol to mark two decades of coordinated federal investment in networking and information technology research and development. The daylong symposium, titled “The Impact of NITRD: Two Decades of Game-Changing Breakthroughs in Networking and Information Technology—Expanding Possibilities Ahead,” explored progress and prospects in the field.

The archived website contains the complete materials from the day—including videos, photos, slides, and written summaries from all 19 of the 15-minute presentations by leaders of the field, plus a luncheon keynote by former Vice President Al Gore and special remarks by former Congressman Tom Davis (R-Va.), also a champion of our nation’s investments in fundamental R&D.

Chartered by Congress under the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991—legislation sponsored by then-Senator Gore—as well as the Next Generation Internet Research Act of 1998 and the America COMPETES Act of 2007, the NITRD Program is the oldest and largest of the small number of formal federal programs that engage multiple agencies. Originally comprising eight agencies, today it provides a framework and mechanisms for coordination among 15 federal agencies that support networking and information technology research and development. In particular, the program facilitates cooperation and coordination across a broad landscape, enabling these agencies to tackle the inherently multidisciplinary, multi-technology, and multi-sector challenges of today’s R&D horizons.

Computing Research that Changed the World: Reflections and Perspectives
March 25, 2009

On March 25, 2009, at the Library of Congress, a symposium, "Computing Research that Changed the World: Reflections and Perspectives," was organized by Computing Community Consortium in collaboration with Congressman Bart Gordon (D-TN), Congressman Ralph Hall (R-TX), Congressman Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), Congressman Vern Ehlers (R-MI), Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV).

The overall message of the symposium was that computing research has made game-changing advances in the last two decades, from which we can extract lessons for structuring future programs to sustain that track record.

The symposium featured four sessions: "The Internet and the World Wide Web," "Evolving Foundations," "The Transformation of the Sciences via Computation," and "Computing Everywhere!" Each session consisted of three talks and a short discussion that identified future challenges. These four sessions were followed by a discussion among all the speakers, with input from attendees, which framed a call-to-action for the future.

Federated Computing Research Conference
June 8-16, 2007

A CCC sponsored session @ FCRC 2007.