Position statement. The importance of technologies related to the IEEE Computer Society (CS) has been increasing to realize more convenient, efficient, and comfortable ways of life, such as deep learning, the Internet of Things, big data, security, smartphones, smart cities, self-driving automobiles, medical image processing, robotics, reliable software, disaster survival servers, high-performance computing, and so on. Promoting these advanced technologies through research, education, conferences, publishing, member services, standardization, awards, and historical archiving is the CS’s mission.
Biography. Hironori Kasahara has served as a chair or member of 225 society and government committees, including a member of the CS Board of Governors; chair of CS Multicore STC and CS Japan chapter; associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers; vice PC chair of the 1996 ENIAC 50th Anniversary International Conference on Supercomputing; general chair of LCPC; PC member of SC, PACT, PPoPP, and ASPLOS; board member of IEEE Tokyo section; and member of the Earth Simulator committee.
Hausi A. Müller
Position statement. The 70th anniversary of the IEEE Computer Society (CS) is an opportunity to reflect on computing’s great innovations—from the microelectronics and information technology revolutions in the first two decades to the proliferation of cyber-physical computing ecosystems today. Since computing is permeating every aspect of society, it is imperative that the CS champions computing innovation to serve thought leaders worldwide for the benefit of humanity.
To sustain the CS’s excellence for the next 30 years, we must focus on the quality of the core assets of this volunteer-led organization, including a wide spectrum of technical conferences for exchanging ideas and networking; a digital library with high-quality journals, proceedings, and magazines; global technology standards; excellent career development resources (webinars and bodies of knowledge); the vision and dedication of a large network of staff and volunteers; and the vast technical expertise of its members, chapters, communities, and committees.