Keyword and collection workflow in Lightroom CC

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I have high hopes that Lightroom CC will become the go to for simple digital asset management and editing. Having used Lightroom for many years with its many failings, I am always optimistic about the future.

However some questions about workflow developments which will definitely shape my decision where to convert or not. As far as I can tell these aren't available in CC version (are they in Classic?) so would be interested to know if there are any clues about whether they may or may not be in future upgrades. Each are game-changers for me.

1 Keywords. Does anyone know whether there wil be full support for manual keyword list management. For those of us who have spent years collecting or building controlled vocabularies, this would be critical. Dealing with 10,000 bird species in a variety of languages including scientific binomials ain't going to be fun in a flat keyword list.

2 Renaming in bulk. Everyone has there own renaming strategy (don't they?). Once I have  applied keywords and corrected location details, I bulk rename to include date, location and primary keyword in the file title. OK - that may be overkill, but does help people I am selling images to.

3 Smart Collections. Simply a workflow issue but smart collections are a godsend. In the renaming example above (and I have many more examples) I have smart collections for images with incomplete keywording, incomplete location data, and for those which are complete but which have yet to be renamed. Having to do all that by hand would add hours to my workflow. So will smart collections (or albums) make it to CC does anyone know?

Sorry for including three issues in the one post but he are all workflow related.
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Mike Creighton

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No one can comment on future features, but these are all interesting requests. I'd recommend posting them all as separate "ideas" so that people can vote on them. 

Features probably won't come in exactly the same form as they are in Lightroom, as this is an opportunity to rethink some features and make sure they actually hit the spot, so it's worth including how these ideas would benefit your workflow (as you have done).
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Thanks - will do.