IEEE CS History: The 2000s

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The first decade of the new century saw the launch of several game-changing Apple products: the iPod portable music player, the iPhone smartphone, and finally, by the end of the decade, the iPad tablet.

At the same time, computing power continued to increase. New computing fields such as green computing design emerged, along with smart grids and life sciences. Amid the growing complexity, multidisciplinary research became the norm.

The IEEE Computer Society advanced with the times, launching the Computing Now online publications portal in 2008, and expanding its offerings of digital magazines and online and multimedia offerings by the end of the decade. The Computer Society also advanced further into education and training with its Certified Software Development Associate and Certified Software Development Professional credentials and the Corporate Affiliate Program, which produces technical training courses and support for employees. In 2009, the Industry Advisory Board was created to give technology executives a greater voice and IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing launched to provide coverage to a new area of computing.

IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems and IEEE Transactions on Big Data will launch. IEEE's Cloud Computing Initiative will become the Cloud Computing program, led by the Computer Society.

myComputer is launched as an email- and app-based product, providing revolutionary user-driven content delivery on desktop and mobile platforms. Also, IEEE Cloud Computing and IEEE Transactions on Network Science & Engineering are launched.

First "RockStars" event launches a new model for industry-oriented mini-conferences. The Magazine Operating Committee votes to migrate magazines to digital delivery by 2015, with a paid print option for subscribers. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, the first fully open access journal, and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing are launched.

Computer magazine unveils a multimedia-rich digital format, available on iPad. The Computer Society Press merges with the IEEE Press.

The TechLeader Training Partner Program is created to provide high-quality, low-cost training for technology companies.

A new publishing model called OnlinePlus is introduced, providing a bridge for the transactions to migrate from print to digital delivery.

The Industry Advisory Board is created to give technology executives a greater voice in the IEEE CS. The Member & Geographic Activities Board is formed. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing begins publication as the Computer Society's first online-only journal.

ComputingNow, a portal for Computer Society magazine and journal articles and multimedia, is launched. The DC office is sold, and the Computer Society moves its DC-based Governance and Membership operations to shared offices with IEEE-USA.

Three new journals being publication: IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on Haptics, and IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. IEEE TLT is the first delayed-open-access IEEE publication.

The CS celebrates its 60th anniversary. IEEE Security &Privacy and Cigital co-launch the Silver Bullet Security podcast. Computer Architecture Letters, which was the newsletter of TCCA, becomes a publication.

IEEE Distributed Systems Online is launched as the Computer Society's first online-only magazine.

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing launch.

IEEE Pervasive Computing debuts.

IEEE Intelligent Systems and their Applications is renamed as IEEE Intelligent Systems. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing begins publication.