CCC Research Vision Mission

ideasComputing research at its best does more than react to a quickly changing technological environment; it leads in developing new technologies as well as innovating in the tools and applications of these technologies to best help society. The Computing Community Consortium's basic mission is to foster new research directions that excite the research community as well as policy and funding leaders in ways that can make a true impact in the world.

The Computing Community Consortium has established two programs with the goal of creating new research visions and bringing the appropriate research communities together to discuss and shape these visions:

The first program, a major effort of the CCC since its inception in 2007, funds a full workshop program to bring members of a community together to create documents, web pages, and other material that explains and promotes the importance of the vision(s). This program has funded several successful visioning exercises including Theoretical Computer ScienceLearning Technologies, and Sustainability IT. One of our visioning activities — Robotics resulted in a roadmap that was the basis for the National Robotics Initiative.

The second newer program, fosters a "Challenges and Visions" track at established computer-science research conferences. This program allows an open discussion of potential visions in a research area, some of which the CCC hopes to grow through its broader visioning program.

An Invitation to the Computing Research Community

The Computing Community Consortium encourages members of the computing research community to take advantage of these visioning programs and help set the future direction of computing research:

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Liz Bradley and Randy Bryant, who head the CCC Visioning Subcommittee, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Ann Drobnis, CCC Director.