Nominations Sought for Technology of the Decade Award
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 2 February, 2006 -- The IEEE Computer Society has begun accepting nominations for its Technology of the Decade Award, which recognizes a major significant contribution to innovative information technology over the past decade.
While the technology behind this contribution may have been developed as much as 25 years ago, it is its impact over the past 10 years (1996-2005) that is of principal importance.
Nominations can suggest any individual or group of individuals who has made a major contribution to the computer science and engineering field. There are no other restrictions.
IEEE Computer Society President Deborah Cooper will present the Technology of the Decade award at the Computer Society Anniversary gala on 30 October held in conjunction with the Frontiers in Education 2006 conference in San Diego.
A special brochure will be distributed at the presentation venue. Honorees receive a crystal model and an illuminated certificate, plus travel to the presentation site. For more information about submitting nominations for the Technology of the Decade Award, visit http://www.computer.org/awards.
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.