IEEE Computer Society’s IEEE Software Magazine Wins 2017 Folio: Eddie Digital Award

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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 16 November 2017 – IEEE Computer Society’s IEEE Software and Computer magazines received high recognition in the 2017 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards. IEEE Software won the top award in the Standalone Digital Magazine category, and Computer received an honorable mention in the same category.

For more than 20 years, the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards have recognized excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry. A panel of more than 300 judges narrowed 2,500 entries into a pool of roughly 800 finalists. In total, 262 awards were given out across 33 categories. The awards are broken into four main categories: Eddies and Eddies Digital for the best in print and digital editorial, and Ozzies and Ozzies Digital for the best in magazine and website design.

“The award win for IEEE Software recognizes the publication’s unique contributions and impact in bridging rigorous software engineering research with leading practices,” said Diomidis Spinellis, editor in chief of IEEE Software and a professor in the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business.

The following are the selected publications for the 2017 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards:

Standalone Digital Magazine; Association/Non-Profit (B-to-B) – Standalone Digital Magazine – less than 6 issues (Eddies Digital).

The winning issue for IEEE Software is the  November/December 2016 issue, “The Role of the Software Architect,” which focuses on the changing role and responsibilities of the software architect. Highlights of this special issue include the following:

  • A column by IBM Fellow Grady Booch, one of the original authors of UML, titled “Once upon a Time,” which discusses the creation stories and myths of computing. An audio recording of the author reading his article is at
  • Five peer-reviewed technical articles focusing on the role of the software architect in diverse domains, including vehicle software, embedded software, and telecommunications. The two surveys and three case studies are written by practitioners, joint teams of practitioners and academics, and academics studying the practice’s state of the art. Each article discusses the architect’s shifting role and responsibilities, which have become broader and more complex.
  • An article in the Requirements department in which the authors discuss how smart healthcare needs to take into account the human factor of caring, as new and exciting healthcare applications that leverage the Internet of Things and other technologies can disassociate the caregiver from the patient. An audio recording of one of the authors reading the article is at
  • A look at software developed by Neemu (a start-up created in the heart of the Amazon rainforest), which demonstrates alternative economic development that has a low environmental impact.
  • An opinion piece in the Pragmatic Architect department, in which the author presents his view on the evolution of architecture. He identifies five ages of software systems and five corresponding stages of software architects, and calls out six future trends for architecting practices.
  • A portion of an interview with HashiCorp’s James Phillips, who works on the open source service discovery tool Consul. Phillips and interviewer Charles Anderson discuss the increasing importance of service discovery in the construction of scalable, elastic, and always-on distributed systems. Listen to the entire interview.

IEEE Software‘s mission is to be the best source of reliable, useful, peer-reviewed information for leading software practitioners—the developers and managers who want to keep up with rapid technology change. The authority on translating software theory into practice, this bimonthly magazine positions itself between pure research and pure practice, transferring ideas, methods, and experiences among researchers and engineers. Peer-reviewed articles and columns by real-world experts illuminate all aspects of the industry, including process improvement, project management, development tools, software maintenance, Web applications and opportunities, testing, usability, and much more.

Computer, Honorable Mention
Standalone Digital Magazine; Association/Non-Profit (B-to-B) — Standalone Digital Magazine — 6 or more issues (Eddies Digital), for its February 2017 issue, “Technology for Human Augmentation.”

Computer, the IEEE Computer Society’s flagship publication, leads the way in exploring new cutting-edge technologies, discoveries, and innovations. With readership that includes over 100,000 technology professionals, it covers all aspects of computer science, computer engineering, computing technology, and applications. For more than 40 years, developers, researchers, and managers have relied on Computer for timely, peer-reviewed information about research, trends, best practices, and changes in the profession. The extraordinary reputation and popularity of Computer magazine make it a sought-after source of peer-reviewed publication for researchers and technologists.

Official results for IEEE Computer Society’s products are provided at 2017: Folio Eddie Digital Award Winners, and all awards are profiled at The Eddie & Ozzie Awards program is presented by Folio:, the leading publication serving the entire magazine media industry. IEEE Computer Society has won three Folio: Eddie & Ozzie awards since 2015.