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Center Vision

The Center is designed to maintain a mechanism whereby the university environment can be used to collectively promote and undertake research, education, technology development, technology transfer, and technological workforce development to enable the nation to transition into the new, net-centric operations paradigm.

Our vision is that the Center will be a primary source for fundamental software research for the modeling, analysis, design, implementation, verification and validation, testing, deployment, and evolution of net-centric software systems. The Center will enable coordinated software engineeringa research and development as well as education and training of U.S. citizens to meet the future software workforce needs of our nation.

The Center will be a leading research alliance in the nation, capable of conducting significant research projects for the Industrial Members, including the federal government. By joining the forces of the participating Academic Members and Industrial Members, the Center will greatly enhance the research capabilities of the Member Institutions and revolutionize our national research competence. It will earn its fame in the nation as a leading technology innovator, technology incubator, and a center for technology commercialization. It will convert North Texas into a major research region in the nation and attract the best research faculty and students from all over the world and tens of million dollars in research funding. It will contribute significantly to the economic growth of Texas because numerous high-paying jobs and leading high tech companies will move into North Texas due to the research and technology innovation capacity and the quality of the technological workforce brought about by the Center. Mission Statement.

Center Mission

The mission of the Center is:

  1. To invent novel software technologies for building next generation, net-work ready, interoperable and trustworthy service-oriented systems.
  2. To be a premier source of fundamental software research and technology for net-centric systems.
  3. To enhance research capabilities of the Member Institutions and revolutionize our national research competence.
  4. To be a leading technology innovator, technology incubator, and source for technology commercialization.
  5. To provide competency to enable end-users to conceive, create, configure and deploy net-centric systems in real-time.
  6. To address challenges in specifications, modeling, analysis, design, implementation, verification and validation, testing, and deployment of net-centric systems.
  7. To coordinate education and training to meet the future software workforce needs of our nation.
  8. To attract the best research faculty, students and high-tech companies to North Texas to participate in research and technology innovation.

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