IEEE Software Attends SD West 2006

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 19 April 2006 — The IEEE Computer Society recently exhibited at SD West in Santa Clara, California to raise awareness for the organization's well-regarded technical magazines.

IEEE Computer Society staff and volunteers will appear at a selection of high-profile software development and computer security conferences over the next two years in furtherance of this awareness initiative. In many cases, the magazine staffs will combine booth appearances with panel sessions of highly regarded volunteer editors addressing topics of interest.

SD West brings together major players in the software development community, making it an ideal candidate for this Computer Society initiative. The curriculum combines the best of traditional and next-generation development in a language-neutral, platform-neutral environment. The conference will include sessions on C++, Java, XML, Web Services, and Security. The list of instructors and speakers includes well-known technology leaders and industry gurus from all corners of the development world.

IEEE Software was offered at a show price of $19, and 50 percent more subscriptions were sold than projected. Attendance was over 1,300. Some 350 attendees entered our contest and 160 attendees filled out the Computer Society questionnaire.

One of the questions was "In 10 words or less, how would you describe IEEE Software” Here a few of their answers:

* On top of the state of the art development
* Good for new technology
* Good help in development
* Guideline for software development
* Very informational
* Good to know helps to stay in touch with the industry
* Probably the best software magazine
* Very authentic, resourceful, powerful
* Best practices in software
* A good journal; lots of theory about software

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IEEE Software delivers:

* Reliable, leading-edge software development information to today's managers and engineers
* Tutorials, interviews, debates and columns
* Valuable findings and best practices by both researchers and practitioners
* Original, peer-reviewed articles not published anywhere else.

About the Computer Society
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the CS is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.

The CS serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, and online courses. Its Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program for mid-career professionals and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for recent college graduates confirm the skill and knowledge of those working in the field. The CS Digital Library (CSDL) is an excellent research tool, containing more than 250,000 articles from 1,600 conference proceedings and 26 CS periodicals going back to 1988.

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