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Articles relevant to the Computing Community Consortium.

Nominations Sought for New CCC Council Members

To fulfill its mission, the CCC seeks visionary leaders — people with great ideas, sound judgment, and the willingness to work collaboratively to see things through to completion. The Council is composed of 20 researchers representing the breadth and diversity of computing today. 

Please help the computing community by nominating outstanding colleagues for the Council.

Call for Proposals: Creating Visions for Computing Research

The mission of Computing Research Association’s (CRA) Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to enable the pursuit of innovative, high-impact research that aligns with pressing national and global challenges.  

In accordance with the mission, the CCC is issuing a new call for proposals for visioning activities that will catalyze 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.

What Role Will Computing Research Play in the Future of Infrastructure?

Congress recently passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bipartisan bill which includes $550 billion in new federal spending on infrastructure over five years. While designed as a traditional infrastructure bill, an analysis of the legislation by the Computing Research Policy Blog found several sections that are of note to the research community and the computing research community.

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CCC 2021 Highlights

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC), like the rest of the world, continued to adapt and restructure our activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the unique issues this year brought, with the help of the computing research community, we were able to continue making an impact and provide support. Some highlights from the year are described below; please see our website for more details, as well as plans and opportunities for new activities in the coming new year.

Senior Program Associate Khari Douglas Leaves the CCC

Senior Program Associate Khari Douglas is leaving the CRA and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) after six years. During his time with the CCC, Douglas made a lasting impact on the organization running countless workshops, supporting members of the council, acting as the unofficial IT person, and revamping and maintaining the CCC website for clearer communications with the community. One of his greatest contributions was taking the initiative to start a podcast, “Catalyzing Computing” where he interviewed members of the computing research community and provided the opportunity for all to get to know researchers and their work on a more personal level.

CCC / ACM SIGAI / INFORMS Workshop 1 Report Out – Artificial Intelligence & Operations Research

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC), the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and ACM SIGAI sponsored a virtual workshop, entitled Artificial Intelligence / Operations Research Workshop to provide a space for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Operations Research (OR) to discuss a joint strategic vision for a strong and sustained collaboration between the two fields. This report summarizes presentations, breakout discussions and key takeaways from each session at the workshop.


Qubits and Quibbles

On the opening day of the 8th HLF, Scott Aaronson, winner of the 2020 ACM Prize in Computing, discussed the recent advancements in quantum computing and the impact that “quantum supremacy” could have on the future of computing.

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Pitch Perfect

This year’s HLF included an interactive session titled “Pitch Your Science News and Opinion Stories to News and Magazine Editors,” to help young researchers improve their skills in this domain.