Visioning Workshop

On May 17, 2008 (the day before STOC 2008 in Victoria, BC), there was a “visioning” workshop at the University of Washington in Seattle. The workshop was funded by the Computing Community Consortium, and supported by the SIGACT Committee for the Advancement of Theoretical Computer Science. The goals of the visioning workshop were to:

  • Identify broad research themes within theoretical computer science (TCS) that have potential for a major impact in the future, &
  • Distill these research directions into compelling “nuggets” that can quickly convey their importance to a layperson.

The main purpose of these nuggets are to help the CCC and others argue for the importance of computing research, and TCS in particular, to a variety of audiences. Some may also inspire the development of new centers or large-scale research activities (as might be funded by the new NSF Expeditions in Computing program), and others may be broadened and inspire entirely new programs (similarly to the way the NSF CDI program was inspired by 06-07 workshops on CS as a Lens on the Sciences).

If you have any questions, please email tcsvisions AT gmail.com.

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