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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 Computing Now, an 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 Intelligent Systems and their Applications is renamed as IEEE Intelligent Systems. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing begins publication.
IEEE Pervasive Computing debuts.
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing launch.
IEEE Distributed Systems Online is launched as the Computer Society’s first online-only magazine.
The CS celebrates its 60th anniversary. IEEE Security & Privacy and Cigital co-launch the Silver Bullet Security podcast. IEEE Computer Architecture Letters, which was the newsletter of TCCA, becomes a publication.
Three new journals begin publication: IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on Haptics, and IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT). TLT is the first delayed-open-access IEEE publication.
Computing Now, a portal for Computer Society magazine and journal articles and multimedia, is launched. The Washington, D.C., office is sold, and the Computer Society moves its D.C.-based Governance and Membership operations to shared offices with IEEE-USA.
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.
A new publishing model called OnlinePlus is introduced, providing a bridge for the transactions to migrate from print to digital delivery.
The TechLeader Training Partner Program is created to provide high-quality, low-cost training for technology companies.
Computer magazine unveils a multimedia-rich digital format, available on iPad. The Computer Society Press merges with the IEEE Press.
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.
IEEE Cloud Computing and IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering are launched.
IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems and IEEE Transactions on Big Data are launched. The Computer Society took over the leadership of IEEE’s Cloud Computing Initiative.
The Computer Society announces a new Charles Babbage Award established in memory of Charles Babbage in recognition of significant contributions in the field of parallel computation. Charles Babbage, an English mathematician, philosopher, inventor, and mechanical engineer, is considered a “father of the computer.”
The new IEEE CS Technical Community on Cloud Computing (TCCLD) is launched.
Susan Eggers becomes the first woman to receive the highly prestigious computer architecture prize called the Eckert-Mauchly Award, a joint honor from the Association for Computing Machinery and the IEEE Computer Society.
The 2019 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) breaks records on all fronts, which organizers say is due to the rise of social media apps and self-driving cars.
The IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society is launched and begins accepting paper submissions for its first fully open access publication.
The Computer Society celebrates its 75th Anniversary with a year of special programs and activities.
IEEE Computer Society issues its first Emerging Tech and Diversity and Inclusion grants to fund new activities.