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Sorel Reisman: December 2011 blog

This is my final blog as 2011 President of the IEEE Computer Society, and I am going to miss the opportunities I've had to reach out, as president, to our global community of computing professionals. However, the compensating factor for me is that my good friend John Walz, our 2012 President, will be taking over to lead us next year. As I noted in my President's Message in the December 2011 issue of Computer, this has been the most remarkable year of my life. This year I have tried to introduce new ideas in the CS, most of which look like they are going to "stick," and for this I thank all the great volunteers with whom I have worked, and who have worked tirelessly on behalf of the CS.  My own reward has been that I have made more friends around the world in 2011, more than I could ever have imagined.

As we move into 2012, in my role as chair of the Intersociety Cooperation Committee (ICC), I will continue to develop new relationships for us with other societies such as the China Computer Federation, the Computer Society of India, and the ACM. As well, I will be focusing my volunteer activities on education—both within the CS, as our representative to ACM's Computing in the Core coalition, and as the IEEE Education Activities Board (EAB) representative to the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB). I foresee 2012 being a bit more relaxed than 2011, but not by much!

Signing off and turning the camera and mic over to John Walz.  All the best to us in 2012.


Sorel Reisman: October 2011 blog

On 22 September, I and the IEEE Computer Society Executive Director Angela Burgess met in New York City with ACM President Alain Chenais and ACM's executive management, John White and Pat Ryan. At the meeting I formally signed an MOU in which the IEEE Computer Society joined the Computing in the Core Coalition.

Alain and I set the meeting agenda from topic "buckets" that we created from member postings on the website discussion board, cooperation.computer.org. Among the things we talked about at the meeting were: i) improved access to our respective digital libraries, ii) reduced joint member fees, iii) shared speaker programs, iv) a shared or mutual webpage for cooperative activities, and v) possibilities of merging the two organizations.

Needless to say, many of these things will take time for us to work out, but it's clear that there is some "low hanging" fruit for us to pick immediately. As this happens, we will jointly inform our respective members.

Please follow me on my Twitter account: @ieeeCSPresident. I will be using it throughout the year to share my ideas, insights, and observations of events as they develop. You can also give me feedback on your ideas and thoughts.

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