IEEE Computer Society to Launch New Journal
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 1 July, 2009 – The IEEE Computer Society next year will introduce a new journal covering affective computing, an active and growing field that embraces human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and signal processing.
The online-only IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing will launch initially as a biannual publication, moving to quarterly the following year. Members will have online access while IEEE All Society Periodicals Package and Computer Society Digital Library subscribers will receive the journal on a CD. Subscriptions will be available after 15 August.
“With the launch of this new journal, the Computer Society continues its practice of providing new and innovative online content that is affordable and valuable for our members and our community. This cooperative venture of eight different IEEE societies reflects the importance of affective computing to a broad range of computer professionals,” said Sorel Reisman, Vice President, Publications.
The cross-disciplinary journal will disseminate research on the design of systems that can recognize, interpret, and simulate human emotions and related affective phenomena. Topics will include sensing and analysis, psychology and behavior, behavior generation and user interaction.
“There has been an explosion of interest in the topic of emotion – from building tutors that respond to a frustrated child, to crafting robots that can navigate our social world, to expanding narrow ‘rational’ views of artificial intelligence – and the Transactions will provide a high-quality and unifying perspective on this range of computational research,” said Jon Gratch, Associate Director for Research at University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies.
In addition to the IEEE Computer Society, TAC will be co-sponsored by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. The IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society will serve as technical co-sponsors.
With the launch of TAC, the IEEE Computer Society will publish or sponsor over 30 magazines and scholarly journals, as well as books and conference proceedings, covering all aspects of computer science and engineering. All are peer reviewed and held to the highest standards of editorial quality.
Technical journals include:
• IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (Cosponsored publication)
• IEEE Transactions on Computers
• IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
• IEEE Transactions on Haptics (Cosponsored publication)
• IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering
• IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (Cosponsored publication)
• IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (Cosponsored publication)
• IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems
• IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence
• IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
• IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
• IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics
• IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
• IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (Cosponsored publication)
• IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience (Cosponsored publication)
• IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (Cosponsored publication)
• IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems (Cosponsored publication)
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 Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. The Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, certifications, and online courses.