Technical Committee on Multiple-Valued Logic
The TC on Multiple-Valued Logic (TCMVL) promotes research in the theory and application of many-valued systems. Its scope includes devices, VLSI, circuit design techniques, fault tolerance, probabilistic/continuous- valued systems, and philosophic/algebraic considerations. The TC sponsors a symposium each May, and cosponsors the International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages. Other activities include organizing sessions at large conferences, planning workshops, and publication of a newsletter. Technical Committee on Design Automation
The TC on Design Automation (TCDA) is involved with the use of computer-oriented techniques in all aspects of the design process, with particular emphasis on design languages, logic synthesis, verification techniques (including digital simulation), manufacturing interface data, graphics, and database management. The TC sponsors various conferences and workshops, such as the Workshop on High-Level Synthesis, and the annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) cosponsored with ACM SIGDA. The TC also publishes the Design Automation TC Newsletter four times a year in Design and Test magazine. Technical Committee on Engineering of Computer Based Systems
The TC on Engineering of Computer Based Systems (TCECBS) promotes the discipline of the ECBS through technical meetings, workshops, conferences and technical publications. More specifically, it promotes the development of standard ECBS representations and processes; facilitates research in the field; encourages development of an interdisciplinary academic discipline; establishes a framework for education and training in ECBS; serves as a forum for knowledge, practice and research; and encourages international participation. ECBS is a new inter-disciplinary branch of engineering, merging and considering simultaneously disciplines and techniques in areas such as systems engineering, computing, software engineering, electronics, communications, human-system interfacing, and management. Technical Committee on Computer Elements
The TC on Computer Elements (TCCE) is concerned with design and implementation trade-offs of elements of systems ranging from large enterprise systems to PDAs. Elements such as VLSI memories, I/O devices and their inter-relationships are of particular interest. This includes such factors as performance, testing microprogramming, software, and packaging as they relate to computer elements. VLSI technology and its system implications are of particular interest. The TC sponsors two annual workshops, one in January and the other in June. A European Workshop program is in the planning stages. Volunteers are sought for the European Committee. Technical Committee on Complexity Computing
The TC on Complexity in Computing (TCCX), formerly the Technical Segment Committee on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, was established to address issues relating to controlling and conquering complexity in computer systems. Complexity in terms of size and content is inherent in all computer systems. Add to that requirements for security and privacy constraints, reuse, operation over distributed environments, heterogeneity, interoperability, and the desire for dependable operation within strict timing constraints and in a manner that can be managed well and easily updated, and the task becomes phenomenal. This TC recognizes that complexity in computing is caused by many sources and desires, and must be addressed in an interdisciplinary manner. Technical Committee on Systems Packaging
The TC on Systems Packaging (TCCSP) deals with the physical design problems of building computers and similar large-circuit assemblies. The TC runs eight one-day technical meetings, and sponsors a three-day packaging workshop each year. These meetings address such topics as chip packages, ceramic or reinforced plastic circuit boards and connectors, interconnection, cabling and related cabinet power supply, and heat removal hardware. Technical Committee on Computer Architecture
The TC on Computer Architecture (TCCA) is involved with research and development in the integrated hardware and software design of general- and special-purpose uniprocessors and parallel computers. The TC annually sponsors/cosponsors the International Symposium on Computer Architecture, and with the ACM SIGARCH, it jointly administers the Eckert-Mauchly Award for contributions to computer architecture. It also cosponsors many other meetings including Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation, Annual Supercomputing Conference, Annual Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, and many other workshops. It has initiated workshops on MASCOTS, and FCCM (FPGA for Custom Computing Machines). It also helps organize special issues of society periodicals and publishes a newsletter periodically, containing meeting reports, abstracts of technical reports, calls for papers, and other announcements.