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This page lists all
events that CRA is or has been involved in.
For upcoming events
only, please visit the schedule here.
- CNSF Exhibits
- Computing Leadership Summit
- Links to the events pages of our Affiliated Professional
Conference at Snowbird, Utah, is our flagship conference that brings
together the chairs of Ph.D.-granting departments of computer science and
computer engineering, as well as leaders from U.S. industrial and government
computing research laboratories. A number of other senior people from research
groups, government, academia, and professional societies also attend by
most recent one was held July 13-15, 2008, in Snowbird,
Utah. Previous conferences were held June 25-27,
2006, July 11-13,
2004, July 14-16,
2002, July 9-11,
2000, and July 26-28, 1998. The next CRA Conference at Snowbird is scheduled for July 18-20, 2010.
CRA Conferences on "Grand Research Challenges." CRA
sponsors these conferences to ask: What are the "grand research challenges" in
computer science and engineering? By articulating them clearly and addressing
them in a focused way, the field can continue to make revolutionary progress.
The purpose of these conferences is to provoke "out-of-the-box" thinking.
Attendance is by invitation only. The most recent, “Revitalizing
Computer Architecture Research,” was held December 4-7, 2005. Previous
conferences included the CRA
Conference on "Grand Research Challenges in Information Security &
Assurance," November 16-19, 2003, and one held June 23-26,
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
Conference highlights achievements of women in
computing. CRA, the founding organization, is now a co-sponsor of this event.
were held October 1-4, 2008, October 17-20, 2007, October 6-9, 2004, October 9-12, 2002, and September 14-16, 2000.
The Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing
Conference: honors the seminal contributions of Dr. Richard A. Tapia, the
first recipient of the A. Nico
Habermann Award, to the growth of diversity in computing and related
disciplines. It aims to provide a supportive networking environment for
under-represented groups across the broad range of computing and information
technology, from science to business to the arts to infrastructure. The next conference will be held in 2011 (date to be determined). Previous conferences were held April 1-4, 2009, October 14-17, 2007, October 19-22,
2005, October 18-20, 2001 and October 15-18,
Computing Research Conference is a collocation of meetings and conferences
of research-oriented organizations. The three most recent conferences were held June 8-16, 2007,
June 7-14, 2003, and April 30 - May 6,
1999. The next conference is scheduled for June 4-11, 2011 in San Jose, CA. CRA co-founded the event and CRA-W offered a Career
Mentoring Workshop at it.
AAAS/CRA NITRD Federal Networking and IT FY 2004: a
conference designed to provide a comprehensive briefing on the government's IT
research priorities, programs, and funding to representatives of the academic,
corporate, and government research community who need to learn how they can
help the government achieve its networking and IT goals. It was held October 1-3, 2003, in
Washington, DC. Copies of the
speakers' slides are also available.
The CRA Career Mentoring Workshop aids graduate students and junior faculty as they choose or begin their careers. The next workshop will be held February 22-23, 2010, in Washington DC. Previous workshops were held,
February 25-26, 2008, February
27-28, 2006, February
23-24, 2004, February
10-12, 2002 and February
CRA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored
CRA-NIH Computing Research Challenges in Biomedicine Workshop in
Bethesda, MD on June 15-16, 2006. The objective of the workshop was to
develop a list of focused recommendations and action items that would guide
the NIH and computing communities in addressing current impediments to fully
realizing effective collaborations at the interface between computing and
biomedical research. The workshop report:
Computing Research Challenges in Biomedicine Workshop Recommendations
(45 KB PDF).
CRA is helping the NSF organize meetings for
the FIND (Future Internet Design) initiative of the NSF NeTS
research program. FIND invites the research community to consider what the
requirements should be for a global network of 15 years from now, and how we
could build such a network if we are not constrained by the current
Internet—if we could design it from scratch. An information meeting was held
2006, in Chantilly, VA (outside of Washington, DC). Invitation-only
meetings were held
November 27-28, 2007, June 27-28, 2007.
CRA organized a session entitled "Computer Science Behind Your Science"
for the 2006 Annual Meeting of the AAAS, February 17, 2006.
As part of the NSF CISE initiative, “Global Environment for Networking Investigations” (GENI), CRA organized NSF Town Hall Meetings to gather broad community input in order to help define a broad research agenda in network science and engineering. (See also the NetSE Council. [Note: NeTSE has superseded GENI])
The CRA-Deans Group was established in an effort to provide leadership and
community to emerging and established colleges of computing and
interdisciplinary "IT" schools. It is organized around schools of computing,
schools of information, and/or schools of information technology with heads
that report directly to the Provost or Chief Academic Officer at a
CRA's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research
(CRA-W) organizes two Career
Mentoring Workshops aimed at women involved in computing
The CRA-W Grad Cohort for Women Program holds a
workshop intended for Computer Science and Engineering students in their first
year of grad school. Students meet for two days with 10-15 senior researchers
who shared pertinent information on the transition from student to researcher
as well as more personal information and insights about their experiences. The
rewards of a research career are emphasized. The most recent meeting was held on March
The most recent CRA-W Cohort of Associate Professors
Project: Professional Development Seminar was held
2006. Cohort members attended along with CRA-W
Distinguished Professors. Critical career information was discussed in a
format that emphasized role models, networking, and peer community building. A
number of professional development workshops were held to provide help with
skills, strategies, career planning and information gathering. The next one will be held in 2009.
Workshop Series. Five invitation-only workshops on core issues to help
identify where their investments in educational technology will be most
effective. The outcome of the proposed workshop series will help NSF develop
programs for cyberlearning. The workshop report: Cyberinfrastructure
for Education and Learning for the Future: a Vision and Research Agenda
(170 KB PDF).
CDC Distributed Rap
Sessions attempt to build a virtual community of minority
undergraduate and graduate students in CS/CE.
Distinguished Lecture Series sends faculty and industry researchers to
campuses to encourage women and minorities to attend graduate school. The
visits include a technical talk as well as a variety of "recruiting"
CRA was asked to organize a workshop, Programmable
Wireless Networking: Informational Meeting on NSF NeTS Focus Area, February 5,
2004. The informational meeting offered an overview of the focus area and
its context within the NSF networking program, a discussion of research
challenges in programmable wireless networking, details and logistics for the
focus area, and presentations by industry on programmable wireless system
platforms. In addition, researchers had an opportunity to present their work
at an open poster session, and participate in a question and answer session
with the NSF program officer managing this area.
CRA was asked to organize an invitation-only Workshop on the
Road Map for the
Revitalization of High End Computing, June 16-18, 2003, in
Washington, DC. The Workshop sponsor was the National Coordination Office for
Information Technology Research and Development (www.nitrd.gov).
of Women in Computing is an annual meeting which brings together
representatives of professional societies that work to address the
underrepresentation of women in CSE. CRA-W usually leads the
Senior Leadership Development Seminar has senior and junior women from
research centers, labs, academic departments, and corporations across North
America meet for a two-day workshop to address the inequities in
representation of women in senior management positions in science and
The Workshop for New Department Chairs discusses key
issues and problems faced by new chairs of computer science departments and
considers effective strategies for addressing them. The next workshop will
take place at CRA's Conference
at Snowbird, Utah, July 18-20, 2010.
Digital Government Fellows program, supported by the National
Science Foundation, intended to build ties between the academic and
industrial computing research communities on the one hand and the
information technology workers in federal, state, and local governments on
the other. Digital Government Fellows were computing researchers - typically
early career faculty or industrial researchers who had received the
doctorate within the past few years - who showed significant promise in
their research. Each CRA Digital Fellow was expected to give a public
lecture to an audience that included a significant number of government
CRA hosted a workshop in September 2002 to develop
recommendations that will strengthen the research infrastructure in areas
of critical importance to national security. The workshop was supported by
the National Science Foundation. It resulted in a report and
recommendations (also available as 110 KB
CRA handled the arrangements for Infrastructure 2006: NSF CISE CRI-PI's
Workshop, June 23-25, 2006, in Snowbird, Utah.
Previous workshops included Infrastructure
2004: 2004 NSF CISE/EIA RI and MII PI's Workshop, July 9-11, 2004, Infrastructure
2003: NSF CISE/EIA RI and MII PI's Workshop, August 17-19, 2003, and Infrastructure
2002: NSF CISE/EIA RI and MII PI's Workshop, July
12-14, 2002. These are workshops for the principal investigators of NSF/CISE
Workshop on Using History to Improve Undergraduate Computer Science
Teaching was held April 26-28, 2002, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The first
workshop was held August 6 - 7, 2001, at Amherst College,
Property Workshop organized by Professor Randy H. Katz, Department of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California,
Berkeley. Held December 9, 1996, in Washington, DC.
The Coalition for National
Science Funding (CNSF) is an alliance of over 100 organizations united by
a concern for the future vitality of the national science, mathematics, and
engineering enterprise. CNSF supports the goal of increasing the national
investment in the National Science Foundation's research and education
programs in response to the unprecedented scientific, technological, and
economic opportunities facing the United States.
- 2008 CNSF
Exhibition and Reception, June 26, 2008.
- 2007 CNSF
Exhibition and Reception, June 26, 2007.
- 2006 CNSF Exhibition and Reception, June 7, 2006.
- 2005 CNSF
Exhibition and Reception, June 21, 2005.
- 2004 CNSF Exhibition and Reception,
June 22, 2004.
- 2003 CNSF
Exhibition and Reception, June 17, 2003.
- 2002 CNSF
Exhibition and Reception
- 1999 CNSF Exhibition
CNSF Exhibition and Reception, May 20, 1998.
February 22-23, 2010 - Washington, DC
July 17-18, 2010 – Snowbird, Utah
For more information on the meetings contact Jean Smith, jean
[at] cra.org, or at 202-234-2111.
CRA organizes an annual summit of the presidents, executive
directors, and other senior leadership of CRA, its six affiliate
societies--AAAI, ACM, CACS/AIC, IEEE-CS, SIAM, and USENIX--and the NRC's
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board to discuss issues of common
concern. The meetings are held in the Washington, DC, area. Fifteen Summits have
been held so far.
Professional Societies' Events
We encourage you also to visit the
conferences/events pages of CRA's affiliated professional societies:
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Industrial and Applied Mathematics
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