Our friends over at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) blog posted the below Call for Nominations today.

THE COMPUTING COMMUNITY CONSORTIUM SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS

The CCC’s Nominating Committee invites nominations (including self-nominations) for members to serve on the CCC Council for the next three years. Please send nominations, together with the information below, to ccc-nominations@cra.org by 11:59pm EDT on Monday, March 11, 2013. The subcommittee’s recommendations will serve as input to the Computing Research Association (CRA) and National Science Foundation (NSF), who will make the final selection.

What is the CCC and why are these nominations important?

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is charged with catalyzing and empowering the U.S. computing research community to answer critical questions such as, “What questions shape our intellectual future?” “What attracts the best and brightest minds of a new generation?” “What are the next big computing ideas — the ones that will define the future of computing, galvanize the very best students, and catalyze research investment and public support?”

The CCC tackles these questions by identifying major research opportunities for the field and creating venues for community participation in the process. The CCC supports these efforts through visioning activities such as workshops, arranging plenary talks or key topics at major venues, discussions with Federal agencies, and other community-building activities. For example, a CCC-funded robotics visioning activity resulted in a definitive report titled “A Roadmap for U.S. Robotics: From Internet to Robotics,” developed by more than 100 robotics experts from academia and industry. That report eventually served as the basis for a new, multi-agency, $70 million investment in robotics called the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) announced by the Federal government in June 2011.

For complete details about the CCC, including a look at all of our current and ongoing activities, please visit http://cra.org/ccc and http://cccblog.org/.

Nominations must include the following information:

  1. Name, affiliation, and email address of the nominee.
  2. Research interests.
  3. Previous significant service to the research community and other relevant experience, with years it occurred (no more than *five* items).
  4. A brief biography or curriculum vitae of the nominee.
  5. A statement from the nominee of less than one page, supporting his or her nomination by describing his or her ideas for, and commitment to, advancing the work of the CCC in engaging broader communities, finding wider funding sources, and encouraging new research directions. Recall that the CCC needs truly visionary leaders — people with lots of great ideas, sound judgment, and the willingness to work hard to see things to completion.