CCC Responds to the Community

Explore CCC responses to requests for comments and other topical issues in the computing community.

2017

Response to NITRD “Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan: Exploring Innovation Together”

In January 2017, the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program released their draft Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan for public comment. The CCC published a response to the plan that calls for a “sustained investment in basic research while proactively integrating these visions into current smart community and city approaches to ensure capacity and interoperability for future gains.” Links to the documents are below.

Response to NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science and Engineering Research (NSF CI 2030)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL)  in January 2017 requesting information on the future needs for advanced cyberinfrastucture to support research in science and engineering. This call lead to the CCC’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure for Science, Engineering, and Public Policy white paper. Links to the DCL, white paper, and all responses are below.

Response to NITRD “Draft Federal Health Information Technology Research and Development Strategic Framework”

In May 2017, the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program released their draft Federal Health Information Technology Research and Development Strategic Framework for public comment. The CCC published a response to the plan that commends the framework’s comprehensive approach, but call for more attention to human-centric complex systems for health IT, the inclusion of cyber-security and privacy into the framework, and an increased focus on person-centered health needs. Links to the documents are below.

Response to NLM “Request for Information on Next-Generation Data Science Challenges in Health and Biomedicine”

In September 2017, the National Library of Medicine (NLM), on behalf of the National Institutes of Health, released a request for information (RFI) on Next-Generation Data Science Challenges in Health and Biomedicine that focused on three focal areas:

  1. Promising directions for new data science research in the context of health and biomedicine.  Input might address such topics as Data Driven Discovery and Data Driven Health Improvement.
  2. Promising directions for new initiatives relating to open science and research reproducibility. Input might address such topics as Advanced Data Management and Intelligent and Learning Systems for Health.
  3. Promising directions for workforce development and new partnerships. Input might address such topics as Workforce Development and Diversity and New Stakeholder Partnerships.”

In November, the CCC published a response that addresses points one and two. Links to the RFI and CCC response are below.

2016

Response to OSTP Request for Information on the Future of Artificial Intelligence

In June 2016, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a request for information (RFI) on artificial intelligence (AI). OSTP was “interested in developing a view of AI across all sectors for the purpose of recommending directions for research and determining challenges and opportunities in this field” in order to “solicit feedback on overarching questions in AI, including AI research and the tools, technologies, and training that are needed to answer these questions.”

The CCC also partnered with OSTP and AAAI in 2016 to host a workshop on AI for Social Good. The link to the workshop report, RFI, the CCC’s response, and the full list of public responses are below: