CRA Events

Upcoming Events
RESPECT Conference

August 13-15, 2015 · Charlotte Convention Center

RESPECT 2015 will serve as the first international meeting sponsored by the IEEE Special Technical Community on Broadening Participation.

STARS Alliance Celebration

August 13-15, 2015 · Charlotte Convention Center

Join CRA-W and CDC for the 10th anniversary of the STARS Celebration, August 13 - 15, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. This event will showcase current STARS participants and STARS alumni, as well as industry and community partners. Celebration will provide opportunities for learning, collaborating, and networking with academic and industry partners.

Privacy by Design – Engineering Privacy

August 31-September 1, 2015 · Pittsburgh, PA

This workshop will survey the latest research results in privacy from cryptographic protocols and privacy-preserving databases, to accountable systems, to formal notations and programming languages for specifying privacy requirements.

CAHSI Summit 2015

September 10-12, 2015 · Caribe Hilton

The CAHSI Summit engages faculty, students, industry, and other collaborators in activities that: ▪ Build connections ▪ Disseminate effective and promising practices ▪ Prepare students for pursuing higher education and productive careers in computing ▪ Promotes conversations and actions that address involvement of Hispanics in Computing.

Promoting Strategic Research on Inclusive Access to Rich Online Content and Services

September 24-25, 2015 · Washington D.C

This workshop will address challenges and opportunities surrounding access to online content and services, including rich, non-text content. Consumers are increasingly relying on online information for guidance on matters of health, education, and other important topics.

Mentoring Tracks at Grace Hopper Celebration 2015

October 14-16, 2015 · George R. Brown Convention Center

CRA-W will provide mentoring tracks for students and researchers at Grace Hopper 2015. CRA-W will also host tables at the Student Opportunity Lab where students can learn about; Undergraduate Research Opportunities, What Happens in Graduate School, How to Apply To Graduate School, and The Differences Between a Masters and a Ph.D.

BPViz 2015

October 23-24, 2015 · Chicago, Illinois

Visualization plays a significant role in the exploration and understanding of data across all disciplines with a universal goal: gaining insight into the complex relationships that exist within the data. The need to diversify a field with such far reaching influences is imperative. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for networking and mentoring among underrepresented groups in the field of visualization.

Computer-Aided Personalized Education

November 12-13, 2015 · Washington D.C.

The demand for education in STEM fields is exploding, and universities and colleges are straining to satisfy this demand. In the case of Computer Science, for example, the number of US students enrolled in introductory courses has grown three-fold in the past decade.

Past Events
Theoretical Foundations for Social Computing

June 29-30, 2015 · Hotel Sofitel

Social computing encompasses the mechanisms through which people interact with computational systems---for instance, crowdsourcing platforms, ranking and recommendation systems, online prediction markets, or collaboratively edited wikis. Social computing is blossoming into a rich research area of its own, with contributions from diverse disciplines spanning computer science, economics, sociology, systems research, and HCI, to name just a few.

FCRC 2015

June 13-14, 2015 · Oregon Convention Center

CRA-W will host Mid and Early Career Mentoring Workshops on June 13-14, 2015 co-located at the Federated Computing Research Conference in Portland, Oregon. The goal of these workshops is to increase the percentage of Computer Science and Engineering women faculty members and researchers/technologists who reach the top of their respective career tracks.

Privacy by Design – Privacy Enabling Design

May 7-8, 2015 · Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

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.

Leadership in Science Policy Institute

April 27-28, 2015 · Hotel Sofitel, Washington, DC

The CCC will provide funds for hotel accommodations for two nights of local expenses (hotel, meals) for the April 27-28 workshops. Nominees are expected to pay their own travel expenses, though there will be a limited fund available for participants who cannot attend unless their travel is provided.

2015 Grad Cohort Workshop

April 10-11, 2015 · Hyatt Regency, San Francisco

The Grad Cohort Workshop is a two day conference, where participants interact with about 20 senior female computing researchers and professionals. The workshop includes a mix of formal presentations and informal discussions and social events. By attending Grad Cohort, participants are able to build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks that will form the basis for ongoing activities during their graduate career and beyond. The Grad Cohort Workshop is generously funded by sponsors from industry, academia, the National Science Foundation, and the computing community.

CRA Career Mentoring Workshop

February 24-25, 2015 · Washington D.C.

CRA's biennial Conference at Snowbird, Utah, is our flagship conference that brings together the chairs of Ph.D.-granting departments of computer science and computer July 20-22

Privacy by Design – State of Research and Practice

February 5-6, 2015 · Berkeley, CA

This is a workshop in the Privacy by Design series.

2025 Roundtable

January 22-23, 2015 · Arlington, VA

The Visions 2025 initiative is intended to inspire the computing community to envision future trends and opportunities in computing research.

Extensible Distributed Systems Workshop

January 21-22, 2015 · Le Méridien in Arlington, VA

Through five sessions, the workshop will (a) discuss the gap between the current foundations that the distributed systems community has developed and the challenges and opportunities offered by today’s applications and infrastructure, and (b) identify possible solutions.

Brain Workshop

December 3-5, 2014 · Hotel Sofitel

Workshop on the Research Interfaces between Brain Science and Computer Science

Uncertainty in Computation Workshop

October 15-16, 2014 · Omni Shoreham Hotel

Now is the appropriate time to hold a discussion about future research directions related to the modeling of uncertainty in computations and the ways in which the uncertainty inherent in many computational processes can be communicated to those tasked with making decisions based on such data.

Aging In Place

September 10-11, 2014 · National Institutes of Health

Trans-NIH/Interagency Workshop on the Use and Development of Assistive Technology for the Aging Population with Chronic Disabilities.

Human Computation Roadmap Summit Workshop

June 18-20, 2014 · The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Technosocial infrastructure and increasingly pervasive computing is accelerating the integration of humans into information-processing systems. Some of this is emergent (e.g., social networks) and some deliberate (e.g., crowdsourcing). A research area has coalesced around understanding andengineering such systems toward novel capabilities.

The New Making Renaissance: Programmable Matter and Things

June 3-4, 2014 · Harvest Inn

The goal of this workshop was 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?

CI Fellows 2014 Workshop

May 22-23, 2014 · Washington, DC

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.

Interacting with the Computers All Around Us

May 12-13, 2014 · J.W. Marriott

This workshop covered the growing challenges and promising technological trends in how people will interact with computing around them in efficient, correct, and humanly pleasing manners.

CRA Career Mentoring Workshop 2014

February 24-25, 2014 · Westin Georgetown

The biennial Career Mentoring Workshop was offered by the Computing Research Association on February 24 and 25, 2014, at the Westin Georgetown Hotel in Washington, DC.

CRA/CCC Workshop on Extreme Scale Design Automation

February 21-22, 2014 · Embassy Suites at University of South Florida

Design automation tools have been an enabling force in the computing revolution. Beginning in the 1970s, rapid advances have allowed semiconductor chips to evolve from a handful of transistors to modern processors and systems with billions devices.

Extreme Scale Design Automation Workshop

March 7-8, 2013 · University Club at University of Pittsburgh

Each of the workshops will feature keynote speakers to frame the key issues, followed by breakout group sessions in which participants will engage in open discussion. Participants will have opportunities to present their views and observations. Prior to each workshop, a set of survey questions will be provided, to further focus the discussions.

Privacy R&D Workshop

March 4, 2013 · ITIF

The workshop was structured in two parts. The first part had four “domain” panels with government, industry, and academic representatives on each panel.

Midscale Infrastructure Investments for Computing Research

March 1, 2013 · Washington, DC

Seeking community input to better understand the potential needs and payoff for additional investments in mid-scale infrastructure for computing research.

Multidisciplinary Research for Online Education Workshop

February 11-12, 2013 · Grand Hyatt

While the workshop built on a rich existing landscape of cyber-enabled education research, it was also informed by very recent developments, such as massively open online courses (MOOCs), that make important dimensions of scale and openness explicit.

SA + TS Workshop

January 15-16, 2013 · Le Méridien

Participation in the one-and-a-half day workshop was by invitation only. The output will be a report outlining the problems and areas of research that have the potential to lead to solutions.

Computing and Healthcare: New Opportunities and Directions

October 11-12, 2012 · Bethesda, MD

The opportunity for innovation is enhanced by the increasing availability of health data, the drop in cost and ubiquity of powerful, networked sensors and computing devices, and the increasing competency of methods and algorithms for analyzing data to provide insights, diagnoses, predictions, and recommendations.

Spatial Computing Workshop

September 10-11, 2012 · Keck Center

This one-and-a-half-day NSF/CCC sponsored 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 for Disaster Management Workshop

June 25, 2012 · Washington, DC

This one-and-a-half-day National Science Foundation (NSF)/Computing Community Consortium (CCC) co-sponsored visioning workshop on computing for disaster management identified ways in which fundamental computing research in the broadest terms can advance the field of emergency response and recovery.

Career Mentoring Workshop 2012

February 27-28, 2012 · Fairmont Hotel

Speaker presentations are available by clicking on the links below.

NITRD Symposium

February 16, 2012 · Newseum, Washington DC

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.

Role of Information Sciences and Engineering in Sustainability

February 3-4, 2011 · Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill

Role of Information Sciences and Engineering in Sustainability (RISES) Workshop, was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Computing Community Consortium.

Ultra-large-scale Interaction

October 25-27, 2010 · Chicago, IL

A byproduct of the Internet's success is that large numbers of people can interact with each other and with large stores of loosely interconnected data. This workshop created an agenda for interactions that involve thousands of participants.

Persuasive Experiences

September 23-25, 2010 · Burbank, CA

A culture is defined by its shared stories and the messages that people communicate with each other. Computing has created new ways for stories to be told in entertainment and education. This workshop outlined how we can bring digital storytelling from the realm of multimillion dollar productions down to the practical needs of everyday social, educational and political discourse.

Advancing Computer Workshops on Advancing Computer Architecture Research (ACAR) II

September 20-21, 2010 · Seattle, WA

Discontinuity-inducing trends (e.g., the arrival of multi/many-cores, the reduced reliability of semiconductors, and the ever-presence of power constraints) are transforming the field of computer architecture. Momentous changes should be expected in all domains, including portable clients, home and business computing, and datacenter/petascale computing.

Interactive System Architecture

August 11-13, 2010 · Snake River Lodge

The last few decades have produced many new interactive technologies and many interactive techniques. Few of them are making their way into actual use because they are so hard to integrate. This workshop created an agenda for new architectures for building interactive systems that integrate basic interaction in powerful new ways and provide new opportunities and foundations on which to build usable systems.

Career Mentoring Workshop 2010

February 22-23, 2010 · Fairmont Hotel

We are happy to announce that we have completed the 6th biennial CRA Career Mentoring Workshop. The workshop provided career advice and mentoring activities for senior graduate students, post docs, assistant professors, and individuals just starting as industrial researchers in computer science.

Advancing Computer Workshops on Advancing Computer Architecture Research (ACAR) I

February 22-23, 2010 · San Diego, CA

Discontinuity-inducing trends (e.g., the arrival of multi/many-cores, the reduced reliability of semiconductors, and the ever-presence of power constraints) are transforming the field of computer architecture. Momentous changes should be expected in all domains, including portable clients, home and business computing, and datacenter/petascale computing.

Cross-Layer Reliability (RELXLAYER) Third Meeting

October 29-30, 2009 · IBM Austin Research Laboratory

The Cross-layer Reliability (RelXLayer) visioning process addresses the fact that we will no longer be able to reliably design or manufacture fault-free hardware systems.

Discovery and Innovation in Health IT Workshop

October 29-30, 2009 · Parc 55 Hotel

This invitation only workshop—co-sponsored by the CCC, the National Science Foundation, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Library of Medicine, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the American Medical Informatics Association—brought together leading researchers in health information technology to discuss future research directions in this area.

Global Development Workshop

August 1-2, 2009 · Berkeley, CA

Approximately fifty participants gathered in Berkeley to discuss the future of Computer Science research supporting global socioeconomic development. Over a rich two days of discussion, deliberation and decision-making, we arrived at major decisions, identified contentious points for further discussion, and decided on next steps for the community.

Cross-Layer Reliability (RELXLAYER) Second Meeting

July 8-9, 2009 · Fuller Lodge

The Cross-layer Reliability (RelXLayer) visioning process addresses the fact that we will no longer be able to reliably design or manufacture fault-free hardware systems.

Workshop: Forum on the Future of Educational Technology

July 4-5, 2009 · Thistle Brighton Hotel

All meetings, breaks and meals took place at Thistle Brighton Hotel (this forum was convened just prior to AIED meetings which were held in the same hotel).

New Forms of Industry – Academy Partnership in CPS Research

May 19, 2009 · Fairfax, Virginia

This by-invitation-only workshop was organized to discuss the unique needs and challenges of industry – academy partnership in Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) research.

Workshop: Future of Educational Technology

April 23-26, 2009 · Arizona State University

All activities within walking distance in downtown Tempe, AZ. Meetings held at the ASU School of Engineering and Informatics; three working lunches served in the meeting rooms; two group dinners arranged at nearby local restaurants; participants stayed at the nearby Mission Palms Hotel.

Cyber-Physical Systems Week

April 13-16, 2009 · San Francisco CA

The CPSWeek brings together three leading conferences: RTAS, IPSN and HSCC as well as several workshops and tutorials on various aspects on the research and development of cyber-physical systems.

Cross-Layer Reliability (RELXLAYER) First Meeting

March 26-27, 2009 · Intel Santa Clara

The Cross-layer Reliability (RelXLayer) visioning process addresses the fact that we will no longer be able to reliably design or manufacture fault-free hardware systems.

Network Design and Societal Values

September 24-25, 2008 · Arlington, VA

Digital electronic networks have emerged as one of the most powerful and exciting technologies of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, embodying and promoting wide ranging societal and individual aspirations to create, produce, communicate, buy, sell, organize, connect, associate, educate, learn, entertain, campaign, and collaborate on a local, community, national, and global scale.

NetSE Informational Meeting

September 5, 2008 · Arlington, VA

The NetSE informational meeting on September 5, 2008 is an opportunity for the community to hear Jeannette Wing, the NSF AD for CISE, discuss NetSE and the vision behind the cross-cutting initiative, and to hear from various Division Directors and Program Officers at NSF about the objectives, scope and logistics of the NetSE program.

Network Design in the NetSE Context

August 17-18, 2008 · Seattle, WA

The meeting was organized around five sessions on Architecture, Adaptability, Accessibility, Accountability and Edge/Enterprise Networks. Each session consisted of 1-2 talks of 15 minutes, followed by discussion.

A Research Roadmap for Emerging Technologies and Trends Workshop

August 14-15, 2008 · Snowbird, UT

Andrew McCallum (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), Elizabeth Mynatt (Georgia Institute of Technology)

A Research Roadmap for Domestic and Professional Service Robotics Workshop

August 7-8, 2008 · San Francisco, CA

Andrew McCallum (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), Elizabeth Mynatt (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Behavior, Computation, and Networks in Human Subject Experimentation

July 31-August 1, 2008 · La Jolla, CA

The fundamental premise of the workshop is that the computer science, economics, game theory and sociology communities have been engaged for some time now in healthy and vibrant interaction on theoretical topics, and that the natural and most important next frontier is to introduce a behavioral and experimental component to this exchange.

Network Science and Network Design

July 29-30, 2008 · Marina Del Rey, CA

This workshop is intended to bring together researchers from the spectrum of communities that have an interest in network science, network design, and the relationship between them.

A Research Roadmap for Medical and Healthcare Robotics Workshop

June 19-20, 2008 · Washington, DC

Andrew McCallum (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), Elizabeth Mynatt (Georgia Institute of Technology)

A Research Roadmap for Robotics in Manufacturing and Automation Workshop

June 17, 2008 · Washington DC

Andrew McCallum (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Elizabeth Mynatt (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Theory of Networked Computation

June 11, 2008 · Boston, MA

The increasing prominence of the Internet, the Web, and large data-networks in general has profoundly affected social and commercial activity. It has also wrought one of the most profound shifts in Computer Science since its inception.

Theoretical Computer Science Workshop

May 17, 2008 · University of Washington

The goals of the visioning workshop were to identify broad research themes within theoretical computer science (TCS) that have potential for a major impact in the future and to distill these research directions into compelling "nuggets" that can quickly convey their importance to a layperson.

Special Events
BPViz 2015

October 23-24, 2015 · Chicago, Illinois

Visualization plays a significant role in the exploration and understanding of data across all disciplines with a universal goal: gaining insight into the complex relationships that exist within the data. The need to diversify a field with such far reaching influences is imperative. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for networking and mentoring among underrepresented groups in the field of visualization.

Mentoring Tracks at Grace Hopper Celebration 2015

October 14-16, 2015 · George R. Brown Convention Center

CRA-W will provide mentoring tracks for students and researchers at Grace Hopper 2015. CRA-W will also host tables at the Student Opportunity Lab where students can learn about; Undergraduate Research Opportunities, What Happens in Graduate School, How to Apply To Graduate School, and The Differences Between a Masters and a Ph.D.

FCRC 2015

June 13-14, 2015 · Oregon Convention Center

CRA-W will host Mid and Early Career Mentoring Workshops on June 13-14, 2015 co-located at the Federated Computing Research Conference in Portland, Oregon. The goal of these workshops is to increase the percentage of Computer Science and Engineering women faculty members and researchers/technologists who reach the top of their respective career tracks.

Aging In Place

September 10-11, 2014 · National Institutes of Health

Trans-NIH/Interagency Workshop on the Use and Development of Assistive Technology for the Aging Population with Chronic Disabilities.

CI Fellows 2014 Workshop

May 22-23, 2014 · Washington, DC

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.

NITRD Symposium

February 16, 2012 · Newseum, Washington DC

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.

Role of Information Sciences and Engineering in Sustainability

February 3-4, 2011 · Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill

Role of Information Sciences and Engineering in Sustainability (RISES) Workshop, was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Computing Community Consortium.