This article is published in the January 2016 issue.

Nominations Sought for New CCC Council Members

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is charged with catalyzing and empowering the U.S. computing research community to articulate and advance major research directions for the field. To do so, the CCC needs truly visionary leaders—people with great ideas, sound judgment, and the willingness to work hard to see things to completion. Please help the computing community by nominating such people for its Council.

Established in 2006 through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Computing Research Association (CRA), and representing more than 220 North American academic departments, industrial research labs, and professional societies with computing research interests, the CCC provides a voice for the national computing research community, and facilitates the development of a bold, multi-themed vision for computing research, and communicates that vision to a wide range of major stakeholders.

For more information about the CCC, please visit our website and blog.

The work of the CCC is carried out by an active and engaged Council, currently led by Greg Hager (Johns Hopkins University) as Chair and Beth Mynatt (Georgia Tech) as Vice Chair. The members of the Council are appointed by CRA in consultation with NSF, for staggered three-year terms. In the aggregate, the Council must reflect the full breadth of the computing research community — research area, institutional character, geographic diversity, etc. The CCC is staffed by a full-time director, Ann Drobnis.

The CCC’s Nominating Subcommittee invites nominations, including self-nominations, for members yearly. A new call is issued each December.

The CCC’s Nominating Subcommittee invites nominations, including self-nominations, for members to serve on the CCC Council for the next three years, beginning July 1, 2016.

Please send nominations, together with the below requested information, to by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, February 5, 2016. The subcommittee’s recommendations will serve as input to CRA and NSF, who will make the final selection.  Please include:

  • Name, affiliation, and email address of the nominee
  • Areas of research expertise
  • Previous significant service to the research community and other relevant experience, with years it occurred (no more than *five* items)
  • A brief biography or curriculum vitae of the nominee
  • The names and contact information (email and phone) for 2-3 people who would be knowledgeable about the nominee’s potential for such a service role
  • A statement from the nominee of less than one page, supporting his or her nomination by describing his or her ideas for, and commitment to, advancing the work of the CCC in encouraging new research directions, engaging broader communities, and finding wider funding sources.

If you have any questions, please direct them to the CCC Director Ann Drobnis (

Call for Proposals: Creating Visions for Computing Research

The CCC is issuing a new call for proposals for workshops that will catalyze and enable innovative research at the frontiers of computing. For more information, see the complete call for proposals. If you have questions, please e-mail us ( or see the slides from the Visioning Activities Webinar.

Nominations Sought for New CCC Council Members