This article is published in the November 2014 issue.

CCC Updates – November 2014

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) has had a very active fall with two workshops held so far followed by a successful CCC OSTP community conference call.

  • The September 10-11 Aging in Place Workshop, co-organized with NIH, received a number of positive responses from the community. One participant shared the following:
    • “I wanted to take this time to thank you for the opportunity to participate in what I considered an experience of a lifetime… Having a chance to hear and see the innovations and technology that have been tried, considered and continue to be developed for maintaining seniors was awe inspiring.”
  • The October 15-16 Uncertainty in Computation workshop included participants from the government, industry, and academia with diverse backgrounds in computing, climate, statistics, and decision science. The breadth of background and expertise made for extremely interesting discussions and breakout groups around questions such as “What are appropriate models for uncertainty?,” “How is information about uncertainty best communicated?” and “What are recent disruptors that are creating new challenges and opportunities for uncertainty modeling and decision-making?”
  •  On October 13, CCC Chair Greg Hager hosted a call that featured Office of Science and Technology Policy staff Randy Bryant and Tom Kalil. Tom and Randy gave a brief overview of ongoing computer science related activities and described agency activities in many areas including cyberphysical systems, privacy, and high performance computing. The call included an extended Q&A with department chairs from around the country.

The fall continues with the CCC BRAIN workshop on December 4-5 in Washington, DC. For more information about BRAIN, please visit our website or contact Ann Drobnis ( As a reminder, the CCC continues to invite proposals for more visioning workshops that will catalyze and enable innovative research at the frontiers of computing. If you have any questions please refer to the website.