IEEE Computer Society Adds Multimedia to Digital Version of Computer

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 28 February, 2012 – Additional multimedia content is now available to IEEE Computer Society members who subscribe to the enhanced digital edition of Computer, its flagship publication.

The new digital Computer is multimedia-rich, featuring supplemental audio and video content to expand on key concepts. Downloadable, and with clickable table of contents and article reference links, the digital format can be read on a wide variety of devices and archived for easy access to past issues.

Computer’s digital version is an effort to offer readers enhanced content in a portable and environmentally friendly format,” said Computer Editor in Chief Ron Vetter, a computer science professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and cofounder of Mobile Education, a developer of interactive short message service applications.

An increasing number of members are choosing to receive the digital edition of Computer rather than the print format. IEEE Computer Society members have been entitled to this option since 2007. To begin receiving Computer in digital form, visit http://www.computer.org/digitalcomputer.

Presenting the very latest research, trends, and technological advances, Computer serves as a vital tool in helping computing professionals keep up to date on new developments in the ever-changing field of computing. With the January issue, Computer has introduced three new columns:
• Computing Conversations, written by Charles Severance, the magazine’s multimedia editor, puts a more human face on technology with interviews and video segments featuring leaders in the field.
• Out of Band, Hal Berhel’s bimonthly column, challenges and expands our understanding of digital technology’s effects on society.
• Forward Slash, a monthly column and podcast written by David Alan Grier, former editor of The Known World column, and Erin Dumbacher, profiles the lives, trials, and accomplishments of today’s rising generation of computing professionals.

The three new columns join a dozen other regular columns covering all aspects of computing, including education, entertainment computing, identity sciences, security, social computing, and software technologies.

Computer is led by an editorial board with expertise in diverse technical specialties who hail from major universities, research facilities, and global technology companies. Area editors represent the field’s breadth in diverse technical areas, including computer architectures, graphics and multimedia, high-performance computing, information and data management, Internet computing, multimedia, networking, security and privacy, and software. For the full list of editors, visit http://www.computer.org/computer.

About the IEEE Computer Society

The IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 IEEE societies , 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. For more information, go to http://www.computer.org.

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