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Conference at Snowbird2014 Conference

CRA's biennial 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 invitation. The next CRA Conference at Snowbird is scheduled for July 20-22, 2014. Previous conferences were held July 22-24, 2012, July 18-20, 2010, July 13-15, 2008, June 25-27, 2006, July 11-13, 2004, July 14-16, 2002, July 9-11, 2000, and July 26-28, 1998.


Grand Research Challenges

CRA sponsors 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. "Revitalizing Computer Architecture Research," was held December 4-7, 2005. Previous conferences included the CRA Conference on CRA Conference on "Grand Research Challenges in Information Security & Assurance," November 16-19, 2003, and one held June 23-26, 2002.


Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing link

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. Previous conferences were held October 3-6, 2012, Nov. 9-12, 2011, September 28-October 2, 2010, September 30-October 3, 2009, October 1-4, 2008, October 17-20, 2007, October 6-9, 2004, October 9-12, 2002, and September 14-16, 2000.


Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing link

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 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference will be held February 7-10, 2013. Previous conferences were held April 3-5, 2011, April 1-4, 2009, October 14-17, 2007, October 19-22, 2005, October 18-20, 2001 and October 15-18, 2003.


Federated Computing Research Conference link

FCRC is a collocation of meetings and conferences of research-oriented organizations that is sponsored by ACM and co-founded by CRA. Previous conferences were held June 4-11, 2011, June 8-16, 2007, June 7-14, 2003, and April 30 - May 6, 1999.


CRA Career Mentoring Workshop 2014 Workshop Info

The CRA Career Mentoring Workshop aids junior faculty as they choose or begin their careers. Previous workshops were held, February 27-28, 2012, February 25-26, 2008, February 27-28, 2006, February 23-24, 2004, February 10-12, 2002 and February 4-6, 2001.


SIGCSE Career Mentoring Workshop 2012 Workshop Info

This CRA-funded day-long workshop, was held February 29, 2012 and was co-located with the SIGCSE 2012 conference in Raleigh. The goal of the Career Mentoring Workshop is to provide critical mentoring information for instructors, pre-tenure faculty and graduate students in Computer Science and Engineering who are interested in an academic career.


Workshop for New Department Chairs

This conferences 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 20-22, 2014.


CRA-Deans Group More Information

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 university.


CRA-W Workshops CRA-W Website

CRA's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) organizes various Career Mentoring Workshops aimed at women involved in computing research. Please visit their website for more information. CRA-W Website


Archived Conferences and Workshops

For an archive of all our past conferences and workshops
please visit our archive site.

Leadership Summits

CRA organizes an annual summit of the presidents, executive directors, and other senior leadership of CRA, its six affiliate societies and the NRC's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board to discuss issues of common concern. The meetings are held in the Washington, DC, area.

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Affiliated Societies

We encourage you also to visit the conferences/events pages of CRA's affiliated professional societies:

CNSF Exhibits

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.

Board Meetings

February 25-26, 2013, Washington, DC

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