• Future technologies. The IEEE-CS will take a leadership role within the IEEE on new computing technologies, including those that engage multiple societies. These technologies include the smart grid, cloud computing, life sciences, multicore technology, and machine learning. The first three of these areas represent current IEEE initiatives.
• Knowledge creation. The IEEE-CS will develop and revitalize its products and services to create, validate, categorize, and deliver technical information. It should produce products and services targeted to all elements of society membership: academics, researchers, practitioners, and students.
• Education and professional development. Global computing professionals and their employers will value the IEEE-CS for its education, professional development, and standards for professional practice, which will help develop a global workforce that's competent to perform at the level of best practices.
• Outreach and engagement. The IEEE-CS will reach out and engage with underserved academic organizations, industry sectors, and nontraditional computing professionals to offer personalized and tailored products and services from the broad spectrum of society's products and services.
• STCs. Because technical knowledge is supported and sustained by technical communities, the IEEE-CS will create and encourage flexible communities that develop technical knowledge as well as products and services from this knowledge. These communities, whether demographically or technically oriented, should utilize social networking best practices and technologies.
• better aligning the IEEE-CS with technology evolution by continuing to modernize publications, standards, events, and technical communities;
• continuing to strengthen global membership through improved educational, professional, and personal services, and by driving community-based development and leveraging long tail; and
• evolving technical communities by using IEEE-CS tools (digital library, webinars, bodies of knowledge, and so on), and by collaborating with IEEE sister societies and other societies.