LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 14 June 2017– IEEE Internet Computing (IC), one of IEEE Computer Society’s leading publications, has released its milestone 20th Anniversary May/June 2017 Issue, “Celebrating 20 Years.”
In honor of IC’s 20th anniversary, editor in chief Brian Blake discusses the articles curated for this special issue in his article “Twenty Years in the Making.” He also notes how the magazine has continued to innovate, leading to the one of the highest impact factors of all IEEE Computer Society magazines.
To celebrate the anniversary, this issue contains several special additions, including anniversary promotions, features, and a newly created inaugural “Test of Time” article.
In “Internet Computing Begins,” IC’s first editor in chief Charles Petrie reminisces about the time surrounding the magazine’s beginnings, as well as how IC became the IEEE Computer Society’s first magazine posted online.
In another article, William Regli discusses his views of the magazine and reflects on writing the lead technical article for the inaugural issue in 1997. What emerges in “Past as Prolog(ue): Humans, Machines, and 20 Years of Internet Computing” is that some of the observations he made two decades ago, as this discipline arose, were temporal in nature, and indicative of the times. Others, however, carried a certain prescience while distilling enduring themes.
In honor of this anniversary, IC’s editorial board created a special recognition called “The Test of Time” award—the inaugural winners are Brent Smith, Greg Linden, and Jeremy York for their January/February 2003 article titled “Amazon.com Recommendations: Item to Item Collaborative Filtering.”
For the 20th anniversary issue, Brent Smith and Greg Linden wrote an update to their 2003 article, called “Two Decades of Recommender Systems at Amazon.com,” in which they discuss the technology behind Amazon’s well-known personalization and recommendation system, and some of the changes since Amazon has grown. As a special promotion for the 20th anniversary, this updated article is available for free in the Computer Society Digital Library.
This celebratory issue also contains enhanced best papers from the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), which taps into the need for personal security in the area of social media and increased dependence of Internet commerce and mobile commerce.
IC provides a journal-quality evaluation and review of Internet-based computer applications and enabling technologies. It also provides a source of information as well as a forum for both users and developers. The focus of the magazine is on Internet services using the World Wide Web, agents, and similar technologies.