Creating Visions for Computing Research
The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) invites proposals for visioning workshops that will catalyze and enable innovative research at the frontiers of computing. Successful activities will articulate new research visions, galvanize community interest in those visions, mobilize support for those visions from the computing research community, government leaders, and funding agencies, and encourage broader segments of society to participate in computing research and education.
Workshop Structure and Criteria
Workshop organizers are expected to bring together a group of scientists and practitioners in the area of interest, and to formulate a program that encourages new ideas, innovative thinking, and broad discussion. Workshops can be of varying sizes, typically ranging from 20 to 50 participants. It is important that the participants cover a broad spectrum to ensure full coverage of the area, both in terms of content area representation and employment (academia, industry, research labs, and policy and funding organizations).
Workshops are expected to have a tangible output – for example, a whitepaper (or set thereof) or a workshop report. Workshop outcomes should be targeted to multiple audiences (the research community, science policy groups or funding agencies, the general public), and the deliverables should be tailored for easy dissemination. CCC will help to support both workshop organization and the subsequent generation and communication of the output.
The CCC encourages creative ideas from all segments of the computing research community on topics ranging from the formulation of new basic research areas and technologies to the use of new or existing research ideas and technologies to address important scientific or societal challenges.
Review Process and Criteria
Each proposal will be reviewed based on its potential to be a compelling vision and to engage a large segment of the research community, policy, and funding agencies. The entire CCC Council will review the proposal and provide comments in a timely manner (typically within 4-8 weeks).
Proposals may be submitted by email anytime to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment in PDF, Postscript, or Word. For CCC planning purposes, proposals with start dates prior to December 2018 should be submitted by March 31, 2018.
Questions about this RFP should also be sent to email@example.com.
CCC/CRA Staff Support
CCC/CRA staff supports workshops so that workshop organizers can use their talents effectively, more like a technical program chair than a general chair. Staff handle logistics like obtaining venue, inviting participants, arranging hotel rooms, implementing meeting logistics (rooms, projectors, and meals), and handling travel reimbursements. Organizers—in consultation with CCC—determine meeting topics and goals, prepare list of invitees, arrange workshop schedule including choosing any speakers, run the workshop, and prepare follow-ups—talk and report—to enhance the workshop’s impact.
The CCC expects to re-issue this solicitation periodically.