The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives.
Discussion of “longer range, audacious research challenges” is the job of the entire community, and so the CCC is seeking ways to encourage and facilitate broad community participation. Thus, the CCC will support and help to organize many venues for this: at workshops and conferences, in publications, and on its own web site at http://www.cra.org/ccc. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them. Initially, this will be run as a group weblog, with volunteer academic and industrial leaders providing commentary and their own opinions about new ideas and developments for future research. We invite anyone in the community to participate — the easiest way to start is simply to provide comments on the articles as they are posted. In time, we hope also to evolve the members of the contributing author group.
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