CCC Task Forces

The CCC Council is broken up into various task forces depending on the need from the community. Each task force, made up of a select group of council members and community experts, focuses on a specific topic area of computing and IT in order to drive innovation and new research visions in the area through white papers, visioning workshops, the blog, and other community resources. The current task forces are listed below; to view previous CCC task forces, visit this webpage.

Computing Challenges to Humanity Task Force

Current Members: Elizabeth Bradley, Chad Jenkins, Chandra Krintz, Sven Koenig, Melanie Moses, Katie Siek, and Mona Singh

The Computing Challenges to Humanity task force was established in fall 2021 in order to lead the CCC’s activities related to the impact that computing can have on major challenges to humanity. The task force is split into two teams one focusing on equity such as identifying and mitigating bias and sociotechnical interventions for health and wellness and the other focused on climate change and sustainable computing.

Future of Life in A Hybrid World

Current Members: Sujata Banerjee, Maria Gini, and Holly Yanco

Established in fall 2021, the Future of Life in a Hybrid World task force will lead CCC activities related to the Internet of Things (IoT), aging in place, robotics, and related topics.

Security, Integrity, and Trust

Current Members: Elisa Bertino, Nadya Bliss, Brian LaMacchia, Daniel Lopresti, William (Bill) Regli, and Ufuk Topcu

This task force was created in fall 2021 and focuses on topics related to cybersecurity, privacy, and information provenance.

Weird Ways to Compute Task Force

Current Members: Nadya Bliss, Tom Conte, Ian Foster, and Bill Gropp

The Weird Ways to Compute task force was created in fall 2021 to lead activities related to the development of future computing architecture and systems, in order to achieve major goals such as overcoming the end of Moore’s Law and improving high performance computing systems.

AI Working Group

Current Members: Elizabeth Bradley, Chad Jenkins, and Melanie Mitchell

The Artificial Intelligence Working Group led the CCC’s effort to generate an AI Roadmap, and will lead other activities related to AI. The AI Roadmap activity was chaired by Yolanda Gil (University of Southern California and President-Elect of AAAI) and Bart Selman (Cornell University), this new effort is in support of the Administrations’ efforts in this area, and will bring together academic and industrial researchers and federal agency representatives to help chart a course for needed research in AI, through a series of workshops in the Fall of 2018, resulting in a Roadmap to be produced in the Spring of 2019. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computing and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is supporting the effort, and Henry Kautz, Division Director for Intelligent Intelligent Information Systems is helping to coordinate the effort with the CCC. This effort is similar to one of the CCC’s first activities, the Robotics Roadmap, which helped to launch the National Robotics Initiative in 2011 and the subsequent 2016 Robotics Roadmap and NRI 2.0.