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Great Innovative Ideas

Great Innovative Ideas are a way to showcase the exciting new research and ideas generated by the computing community.

Towards Geocoding Spatial Expressions

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Hussein S. Al-Olimat from The Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-Enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis) at the Wright State University. Dr. Al-Olimat along with his coauthors Valerie L. Shalin, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, and Joy Prakash Sain were among the winners at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored Blue Sky Ideas Track […]

Revolutionizing Tree Management via Innovative Spatial Techniques

The following great innovative idea is from Yiqun Xie, who is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota.  Xie along with his advisor and former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council member McKnight Distinguished Professor Shashi Shekhar, Professor Richard Feiock of Florida State University and Professor Joseph Knight from the Department of Forestry Resources at the University of […]

Datasets First! A Bottom-up Data Linking Paradigm

The following great innovative idea is from Konstantin Todorov from the University of Montpellier and a researcher at the LIRMM laboratory within the FADO group. Todorov was one of the Blue Sky Awards at ISWC 2019 for his paper called Datasets First! A Bottom-up Data Linking Paradigm.  The Idea Data linking is understood as the task of […]

Co-LOD: Continuous Space Linked Open Data

The following great innovative idea is from Mayank Kejriwal and Pedro Szekely from the University of Southern California. Kejriwal and Szekely were one of the Blue Sky Award winners at ISWC 2019 for their paper called Co-LOD: Continuous Space Linked Open Data. The Idea The Web has always been thought of as a collection of discrete […]

Understanding the Human Brain Via its Spatio-temporal Properties

The following great innovative idea is from Ouri Wolfson, the Richard and Loan Hill Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Ouri was one of the Blue Sky Award winners at ACM SIGSPATIAL ’18 for his paper […]

How to make a computer out of junk DNA?

The following is a Great Innovative Idea from Josh Deutsch, Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Deutsch was one of the participants at the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) workshop on Thermodynamic Computing in January 2019. Following the Thermodynamic Computing workshop, the CCC sponsored the related Manoa Mini-Symposium on Physics of Adaptive […]

Building Ethically Bounded AI

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Francesca Rossi of IBM Research and Nicholas Mattei of Tulane University. They were one of the Blue Sky Award winners at AAAI 2019 for their paper Building Ethically Bounded AI. The Idea The more AI agents are deployed in scenarios with possibly unexpected situations, the more they need […]

Recommender Systems: A Healthy Obsession

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Barry Smyth, the Digital Chair of Computer Science at University College Dublin and the Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics.  Dr. Smyth was one of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Blue Sky Track Conference Winners at AAAI-19 for his paper Recommender Systems: A Healthy Obsession. The […]

Viewport-Adaptive Navigable 360-Degree Video Delivery

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Jacob Chakareski from the University of Alabama. Jacob published the “Viewport-adaptive Navigable 360-Degree Video Delivery” paper with Xavier Corbillon (IMT Atlantique), Alisa Devlic (Huawei), and Gwendal Simon (IMT Atlantique). It won the best paper award in the Communications Software, Services and Multimedia Applications category at the 2017 IEEE […]

Capturing Meaning: Toward an Abstract Wikipedia

The following Great Innovative Idea is from Denny Vrandečić of Google. Denny was one of the Blue Sky Award winners at ISWC 2018 for his paper Capturing Meaning: Toward an Abstract Wikipedia. The Idea Currently, Wikipedia is available in almost 300 languages – but the content of all these languages is independently written and maintained. This leads to some language editions […]