This article is published in the September 2013 issue.

CCC Calls for New Visioning Proposals

making-ideas-happen (1)The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) solicits proposals for workshops that will create exciting visions and agendas for research at the frontiers of computing.  Successful workshops will articulate new research visions, galvanize community interest in those visions, and mobilize support for those visions from the computing research community, government leaders, and funding agencies.  Past examples can be found at

Workshop organizers will be expected to bring together a group of scientists and practitioners in the area of interest, and to formulate a program that encourages new ideas, innovative thinking, and broad discussion. Workshops can be of varying sizes, typically ranging from 20 to 100 participants.  CCC will help to support both workshop organization and subsequent communication of the results.  The output of a successful workshop will be one or more white papers and reports for the CCC to post on its website. The CCC will work with the workshop organizers to communicate to other stakeholders and funding agencies.

Proposals are encouraged across the full spectrum of theoretical and applied work related to the creation and application of information technologies as well as their use in addressing important scientific or societal challenges.  Awards can range from $10,000 to $200,000, but proposers are encouraged to ask for an amount commensurate with activities outlined in their proposals.  Proposals may be emailed to at any time.

For CCC planning purposes, proposals with start dates prior to September 2014 should be submitted by December 1, 2013.  Please see for more information.