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Issue No. 11 - November (2004 vol. 37)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 80-83

Computer Society Magazines Gear Up for 2005
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
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