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Since its founding in 1946, the IEEE Computer Society has been dedicated to advancing the theory, practice, and application of computer and information processing technology. With 14 magazines that cover topics including software, multimedia applications, and security, the Society plans to continue that tradition in 2005.



The Computer Society's flagship magazine begins 2005 with an Outlook issue that highlights emerging technologies that promise to change the face of computing in both the near and more-distant future. Topics in the Outlook issue include DNA and quantum computing, nanotechnology, advanced graphics applications for instant home theater, and futuristic healthcare.

Computer's February issue will focus on the infinitesimal world of nanoscale design. Articles in the April issue will look beyond today's Internet to discover what new paradigms may be coming over the horizon.

In addition to publishing top academic papers, Computer also offers monthly columns, news articles, and thought pieces from professionals in computing.

See for classic articles, current highlights, and a complete editorial calendar.



IEEE Distributed Systems Online provides resources on cluster computing, distributed agents, grid computing, middleware, operating systems, parallel processing, and Web systems. In 2005, the online magazine will feature news, peer-reviewed articles, editorial columns, interviews, debates, and opinion pieces.

DS Online, the IEEE's first online-only publication, also offers highlights from related journals including IEEE Internet Computing and IEEE Pervasive Computing, provides updates on university and corporate projects, and supplies information on conferences of interest to the distributed systems research community.

Topic area editors for DS Online monitor resources provided in 15 subject areas. See for current highlights, book reviews, and links to other distributed-systems Web sites.



IEEE Software publishes peer-reviewed articles on both the research and the practice of software engineering. In the January/February 2005 issue, Software will publish the best papers from the 2004 International Requirements Engineering Conference.

Theme issues throughout 2005 will address software engineering project management, methods of incorporating commercial off-the-shelf software into the development process, and other topics.

Software will close out 2005 with a theme issue on global software development tools and techniques. See for a sample issue, calls for papers, and a complete editorial calendar.



IEEE Internet Computing magazine begins 2005 with a theme issue exploring access to scientific data over the Internet. The magazine targets professionals who develop tools for Internet functionality.

The March/April 2005 issue addresses recovery-oriented approaches to dependability. Issues scheduled for later in the year will explore schemes for discovering information over the Internet, the current state of the art in Internet media, and the technical and practical aspects of social networks.

Key articles from Internet Computing are available on the Computer Society's Web site through IEEE Distributed Systems Online. See for an online cache of featured content and a calendar of events.



The Computer Society's IT Professional magazine provides leading coverage of enterprise computing systems. IT Pro offers managers and administrators practical how-to advice on topics such as the impact of emerging regulatory issues and the cost-versus-benefit considerations that are driving the recent move to widespread outsourcing.

In the January/February 2005 issue, IT Pro will feature solutions for effective communications in crisis situations. Throughout the year, the magazine will discuss topics including Web services and services computing, open source software, and the practical implementation of storage networks.

Visit the magazine's Web site at for selected articles, a 2005 editorial calendar, and complete author guidelines.



The Computer Society's newest magazine tracks the latest advances in information assurance and security, covering fields that range from digital rights management to the legal, privacy, and policy issues that impact cybercrime prevention.

IEEE Security & Privacy will devote the January/ February 2005 issue to an exploration of the economics of security and privacy. Later, in the September/October issue, the magazine will feature articles that address the policy and regulation aspects of information security.

Security & Privacy's regular departments include Building Security In and Attack Trends. Next year, the magazine will also address privacy applications, identity theft, and the role of the user in security strategies.

See for Web extras like interviews, exclusive articles, and conference presentations.



Computing in Science & Engineering's January/February theme issue will look at the newest directions in the application of computing technology to the study of science.

The September/October issue of the magazine will highlight the Monte Carlo method, a way of solving problems by generating and observing the patterns of random numbers. Other issues highlight the broad scope of CiSE, featuring topics such as grid computing, solid Earth research, and cluster computing. A November/December issue on special-purpose computers examines how engineers build computers to perform dedicated tasks, often in embedded applications.

See for author guidelines and links to related resources.



In 2005, IEEE Micro will continue its tradition of publishing original works that discuss the design, performance, and application of microcomputers and microprocessor systems. The January/ February "Hot Interconnects" issue will cover the 2004 Hot Interconnects 12 conference. Best papers from the related Hot Chips 16 conference are set to run in the March/April issue.

Later, Micro will explore new developments in architecture, design, and tools for application-specific processors. Rounding out Micro's 2005 calendar is a year-end "Top Picks" issue featuring the best papers from microarchitecture conferences.

Micro reaches an international audience of microcomputer and microprocessor designers, system integrators, and users. See for current highlights and information on upcoming special issues.



During its 25-year history, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications magazine has covered leading computer graphics technology, offering research features, regular departments, and columns from professionals in the computer graphics industry. CG&A's January/February issue highlights emerging graphics technologies and their implications for the future. In the July/August issue, CG&A examines the challenges and opportunities presented by increasingly large graphic displays, including human factors, ergonomic issues, and future challenges in coordination between large and small displays. A November/ December overview of mixed reality technologies finishes out 2005.

See for Web extras like interactive exhibits and movies, as well as calls for papers and a complete editorial calendar.



IEEE Intelligent Systems presents high-quality, peer-reviewed articles covering artificial intelligence tools, techniques, theory, and R&D. In 2005, special issues will focus on intelligent systems in government, intelligent manufacturing control, metaheuristics for transportation and logistics, and data mining for bioinformatics.

Intelligent Systems is published in technical cosponsorship with the British Computer Society, the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence, and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. Members of these organizations are eligible for a 27 percent discount on subscriptions to the magazine. See for selected articles and to download a free trial issue.



Users and designers of multimedia hardware, software, and systems read IEEE MultiMedia magazine for articles on issues in multimedia systems and applications. In 2005, the magazine will publish special issues on the future of multimedia, human interaction with auditory displays, and recent advances in multimedia research and practices. MultiMedia will conclude 2005 with an October-December theme issue covering multimedia standards.

In addition to technical articles, the quarterly magazine also offers new product descriptions, book reviews, and announcements of conferences and workshops. In 2004, MultiMedia introduced a Readers' Remarks department to encourage feedback and participation from the multimedia community.

See for a complete editorial calendar and article submission guidelines.



IEEE Pervasive Computing's columns and peer-reviewed articles advance research and practice in mobile and ubiquitous computing. In the coming year, Pervasive Computing will survey energy harvesting and conservation technologies for powering pervasive computing devices and investigate the cell phone's emergence as a primary ubiquitous computing device. It will also consider methods for more rapid prototyping of computing systems as well as applying mobile computing strategies to sports.

Key articles from Pervasive Computing are available on the Web through IEEE Distributed Systems Online. See for submission guidelines and links to related content.



Published in technical cosponsorship with the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, IEEE Design & Test of Computers magazine focuses on current and near-future practice and includes tutorials, how-to articles, and real-world case studies. For 2005, Design & Test is offering theme issues on topics such as configurable computing, design for manufacturing, and 3D integration methods.

The January/February issue looks at design and test methods for scaled technologies. In the July/August issue, Design & Test will cover defect-tolerant and reliable computing for nanoscopic electronics. The magazine's September/October issue will highlight network-on-chip designs, a leading new paradigm in system-on-chip applications.

See for highlights from past issues, calls for papers, or information about volunteering as a reviewer for Design & Test.



Since 1979, the primary scholarly publication for recording, analyzing, and debating the history of computing has been IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. The quarterly magazine regularly calls upon computer pioneers to share firsthand accounts of significant historical moments.

The January-March 2005 issue of Annals provides a retrospective of the history of computing in Japan. An April-June issue is set to highlight the story behind the creation of today's Internet. Wrapping up the year is a look at the inner culture of a technology company.

See for selected articles and biographies, as well as an archive of all Annals issues from 1979 to the present.

IEEE Computer Society publications are available to members via print subscriptions and through the online Computer Society Digital Library, Member prices for articles online range from $9 for an individual article to $118 for a full-year, all-access subscription. To subscribe to a magazine, see

Computer Society Transactions Cover Key Conferences in 2005

In addition to publishing a large collection of magazines and scholarly journals covering all areas of computing, the Computer Society also sponsors numerous conferences on computing topics both large and small. Throughout the year, the Society's 14 transactions report on findings first presented at Society conferences.

In its July 2005 issue, IEEE Transactions on Computer Visualization and Graphics will highlight significant findings from the October 2004 IEEE Visualization conference in Austin, Texas. Vis 2004 addressed visualization in the marketplace, high-dimensional visualization, and visualization algorithms and data structures. TVCG carries conference papers and manuscripts that relate to visualization and computer graphics techniques, as well as systems, hardware, software, and user interface issues.

In October, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering will feature a report on the November 2004 11th IEEE Working Conference on Reverse Engineering. This conference, held at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, addresses the theory and practice of recovering information from existing software and systems. At WCRE, attendees explore methods of extracting information from software, software engineering documents, and systems artifacts. TSE publishes theoretical results and empirical studies that promise to have an impact on the construction, analysis, or management of software.

Other Computer Society transactions will continue their longstanding contributions to the literature in their domains in 2005. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence presents research results in statistical and structural pattern recognition, image analysis, computer vision systems, and applications of pattern analysis in medicine, industry, government, and the arts and sciences. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering covers topics such as database design, algorithms for data and knowledge management, data communications aspects, knowledge-based and expert systems, and artificial intelligence techniques.

Recently, the Computer Society introduced two new transactions that address emerging fields in computing. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing publishes research results on systems that are safe, reliable, and secure, and serves as a companion publication to IEEE Security and Privacy magazine. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, published by the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Neural Networks Council, the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and the Association for Computing Machinery, in cooperation with the IEEE Control Systems Society, covers the development and testing of computer programs in bioinformatics; and the development and optimization of biological databases. Early in 2005, TCBB plans a special issue on machine learning for bioinformatics,

For more information on Computer Society transactions, visit

Beta Version of Software Engineering Online Goes Public

The IEEE Computer Society has launched an online community where researchers and practitioners can gather to share new developments in software engineering. The free online resource serves professional software engineers by providing peer-reviewed content selected by expert editors. Knowledge areas available on Software Engineering Online include requirements, security and safety, quality assurance, agile methods, and project management.

The SE Online home page features content from Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, including its Software Technology Roadmap and Software Engineering Information Repository. SE Online's board of volunteers plans to establish collaborative ties with additional content partners as the site matures.

The site will also feature a regularly updated selection of articles from IEEE Software and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. Offered free to the software engineering community, each of these articles is a $19 value.

SE Online is led by Natalia Juristo, a professor of software engineering in the Computing School at the Technical University of Madrid. Juristo has been a member of several editorial boards including IEEE Software and the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering.

Visit to participate in this evolving software engineering community.

Computers in Science & Engineering Names New Editor in Chief

Norman Chonacky, a senior research scientist at Columbia University's Earth Engineering Center in New York, has been named editor in chief of Computing in Science & Engineering magazine for 2005 and 2006.

As professor of physics at Southern Connecticut State University in the 1960s and 1970s, Chonacky worked to apply computing technology to science education, especially in science laboratories. More recently, he has worked at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and as a faculty research fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His areas of interest include atmospheric optics, cognitive science, and Web-based collaborative systems.

CiSE is a joint publication of the IEEE Computer Society and the American Institute of Physics, covering computational science and engineering research in a wide range of technical fields. Technical cosponsors are the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society and the IEEE Signal Processing Society. To learn more about the magazine, visit

Call for IEEE Fellows Nominations

The IEEE Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for the 2006 class of IEEE Fellows. Recent changes to the nominations process include a new nomination category that could lead to an increase in the number of Fellow nominations coming from industry. The application engineer/practitioner category joins the existing categories of educator, technical leader, and research engineer/scientist. The new category provides a means to recognize the work of a practitioner who has made significant contributions to a team project.

The board confers Fellow status upon individuals who have an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. A nominee must be a Senior Member of the IEEE at the time of his or her nomination; be an active, dues-paying member; and have completed five years in any grade of IEEE membership. New Fellows receive a brief citation describing their accomplishments.

The board also established the Fellow Nomination Resource Center to help nominators locate the required number of references to support a nomination. For the second year, nominations, references, and endorsements may be submitted electronically. Upgrades to the electronic system this year include an automatic forwarding function for references and more printer-friendly nomination forms.

To nominate an IEEE senior member to Fellow status or to learn more about the program, visit Nominations are due by 1 March 2005.

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