IEEE Annals Celebrates Three Decades of Publication
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Oct. 28, 2008 – The IEEE Computer Society, the world's leading organization of computing professionals, is proud to announce that its IEEE Annals of the History of Computing magazine will celebrate 30 years of publishing contributions in 2009 with an exclusive online compilation called Annals through the Years.
To mark the anniversary, Editor in Chief Jeffrey Yost will select a hallmark article and column from each year of Annals’ publication, starting from 1979. These selections, along with Yost’s commentary on their importance, will be featured in the Computing Then section of Computing Now (http://www.computer.org/cn), the online home of the Computer Society’s technical magazines.
"For three decades, Annals has been publishing path-breaking academic scholarship, pioneer accounts, and department pieces detailing the rich history of computing around the world,” said Yost, associate director of the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota. "Annals through the Years highlights this material with a few selections from each year, which have been chosen for their importance or continuing interest."
As the leading peer-reviewed publication in its field, Annals serves as a focal point for people interested in uncovering and preserving the records of computing and computer science. The quarterly publication collects and disseminates information on historical projects and organizations, oral history activities, and international conferences.
Computing Now provides free access to content from the IEEE Computer Society's 14 peer-reviewed magazines, highlighting cross-magazine coverage of hot topics such as game technology, agile methods, and e-voting. Annals through the Years will be updated monthly beginning in November 2008 and continuing throughout Annals’ anniversary year in 2009.
For further information about IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, including subscription information, visit http://www.computer.org/portal/site/annals.
For information about Computing Then, visit http://computingnow.computer.org/ct.
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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 Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.
The Computer Society 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.