The future of "Computer * "(Are we in serious trouble?)
Dr. Yale Patt discussed the future of computing during his presentation for the IEEE Computer Society's 60th Anniversary celebration.

Trend Wars Podcasts
Dejan Milojicic conducts interviews on topics with controversial aspects and competing interests with luminaries in the field of distributed systems for IEEE Distributed Systems Online.



High-Integrity System Specification and Design
High-Integrity System Specification and Design will provide practitioners and researchers with convenient access to a range of essential essays in one volume. It provides them with details specification and design approaches for this type of system, presents an overview of the development process, and provides evidence of how various classes of high-integrity systems may be approached and developed successfully.

Digital Systems Design with VHDL and Synthesis An Integrated Approach
Digital Systems Design with VHDL and Synthesis presents an integrated approach to digital design principles, processes, and implementations to help the reader design much more complex systems within a shorter design cycle. This is accomplished by introducing digital design concepts, VHDL coding, VHDL simulation, synthesis commands, and strategies together.


IEEE Design & Test of Computers offers original works describing the methods used to design and test electronic product hardware and supportive software. The magazine focuses on current and near-future practice, and includes tutorials, how-to articles, and real-world case studies. Topics include IC/module design, low-power design, electronic design automation, design/test verification, practical technology, and standards. IEEE Design & Test of Computers is published by the IEEE Computer Society in technical cosponsorship with the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.



The IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing is a new quarterly that will publish archival research results focusing on research into foundations, methodologies, and mechanisms that support the achievement_through design, modeling, and evaluation_of systems and networks that are dependable and secure to the desired degree without compromising performance. The focus also includes measurement, modeling, and simulation techniques, and foundations for jointly evaluating, verifying, and designing for performance, security, and dependability constraints.

IEEE Computer Architecture Letters is a quarterly forum for fast publication of new, high-quality ideas in the form of short, critically refereed, technical papers. Submissions are accepted on a continuing basis, and accepted letters will be published immediately in the IEEE Digital Library and in the next available print issue. Members of the Technical Committee on Computer Architecture will receive the print issue as a benefit of being a member. Authors should submit their manuscript through Manuscript Central. Submissions are welcomed on any topic in computer architecture, especially but not limited to: * Microprocessor and multiprocessor systems * Microarchitecture and ILP processors * Workload characterization * Performance evaluation and simulation techniques * Compiler-hardware and operating system-hardware interactions * Interconnect architectures * Memory and cache systems * Power and thermal issues at the architecture level * I/O architectures and techniques * Independent validation of previously published results * Analysis of unsuccessful techniques * Domain-specific processor architecture (embedded, graphics, network, etc.)


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Standards Committees

Design Automation Standards Committee
The Design Automation Standards Committee is responsible for the standardization of Design Automation related standards in the IEEE. It is part of the Computer Society of the IEEE. It also operates under the auspices of the IEEE Standards Association.

Software & Systems Engineering Standards Committee
The IEEE Computer Society is the largest association for computer professionals in the world. Founded more than 50 years ago, it is now the largest of the technical societies of the IEEE. Any IEEE Computer Society standards project is assigned to one of a dozen or so "sponsors." For software engineering standards, and systems engineering standards for systems containing software, the sponsor is the Software and Systems Engineering Standards Committee (S2ESC).

The S2ESC traces its roots back to 1976 when the Software Engineering Standards Subcommittee of the Technical Committee on Software Engineering (TCSE) was created. Its first standard, IEEE Std 730, IEEE Standard for Software Quality Assurance Plans, was published on a trial-use basis three years later. By 1997, the collection had grown to 44 documents.


Technical Committees

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.


External Websites


Hillside Group
The Hillside Group is a nonprofit dedicated to improving communication by encouraging people to codify common programming and design practice.
This site offers a variety of information pertaining to nanotechnology, and design.
United States Department of Labor -Computer Systems Design
This information from the US Department of Labor describes an overview of the industry, and the outlook for computer design as an industry.
roomformilk design feed
Roomformilk offers a collection of news stories from the web relating to Computer Design