Computing Now Call for Participation and Submissions

Computing Now, a front-end online portal to IEEE Computer Society publications, seeks short original manuscripts and monthly theme issues surveying technical areas.

Why publish on Computing Now?

Computing Now strives for timeliness. Its dynamic nature lets us publish information about the most recent innovations, news, events, and other topics of interest to the technical community with a short turnaround time. As an online entity, Computing Now is ideally suited for multimedia, podcasts, Web pages, and Web services, enabling a more dynamic and interactive user experience than print publications can provide.

What we're looking for

Computing Now invites original short manuscripts covering recent tech news and trends as well as monthly theme issues surveying topics of interest to the technical community.

Original submissions

Original manuscripts usually cover recent, newsworthy technical achievements that have not yet been published in technical publications. Articles published in Computing Now are archived on the site and may also appear in a related print magazine or other publication. We are working toward archiving Computing Now content in the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL) along with the other IEEE CS publications. Computing Now editors informally review submitted manuscripts for content. Manuscripts typically resemble magazine content in style, but are even more contemporary in nature.

IEEE Computer Society publications and Computing Now cover a broad spectrum of topics, including security and privacy, software, artificial intelligence, multimedia, and pervasive and ubiquitous computing (see a more comprehensive list of topics here). In addition, we encourage submissions on topics of interest that are not currently covered by a specific publication, such as

  • cloud computing,
  • green computing,
  • social networking,
  • nanotechnologies,
  • photonics,
  • mobile and embedded computing,
  • scientific computing,
  • simulation
  • financial computing (quantitative and high-throughput/algorithmic trading),
  • video games,
  • generative music,
  • computing history (still interesting after all these years!),

and so on.

Monthly themes

Monthly themes are short surveys of technical areas, accompanied by papers from IEEE CS publications. Themes are curated by guest editors and consist of a brief introduction (500 words maximum) on a topic of interest, along with a list of four to six papers or articles. These papers are freely accessible for two months; thereafter, the links change to pointers to the CSDL, where the papers are available for purchase.

Monthly themes may also include additional multimedia content (such as video or audio recordings by the guest editor); lists of related websites, research, projects, or papers; original, online-only columns written by the guest editor or invited experts on the topic; and/or short polls.

If you are interested in submitting a monthly theme and have an idea for additional content that's not mentioned here, please don't hesitate to suggest it.

Submission guidelines

Detailed submission guidelines can be found here.


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— Dejan Milojicic, Editor in Chief, Computing Now.