Events
Highlights from technology's top conferences and events about computing and computer science: best papers, keynotes, award winners, photography, and social media posts. In case you missed it.

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IEEE Computer Society President Cecilia Metra welcomes readers to a newly designed website at Computer.Org.
By Michael Martinez
An interview with Mark Harman: University College London professor, co-founder of search-based software engineering, Facebook London's Sapienz manager, and now IEEE Computer Society winner of the Harlan D. Mills Award. He's "a virtuous cycle of innovation, deployment, and further scientific discovery." He reveals how.
By Michael Martinez
On November 22, 2018, Computer Society President Hironori Kasahara extended a commemorative recognition plaque to the society's Russia chapter and to the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of System Programming, marking the country's 70th anniversary in computer science.
By Michael Martinez
Dallas, Texas – For one week in November, the SC18 Supercomputing Conference that’s co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society became home to the world’s fastest temporary network. No complaints about slow WiFi, here. To become the Earth’s capital of connectivity, conference organizers laid fiber optic cable wherever necessary. That amounted…
By Michael Martinez
In 2017, Tencent and the Computer Society signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding under the society's Global Partner Program (GPP), securing their mutual interest in innovation and the development of technology. On December 7, 2018, Tencent officials discussed tech innovations with the society in Japan.
By Lori Cameron
It seems no corner of the earth is outside the sprawling reach of IEEE's influence, and that includes the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, which boasts strong programs in biotechnology and engineering. JKUAT's IEEE student branch recently held a highly successful membership drive.
By Lori Cameron
The 18th annual IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) saw record-breaking attendance this year, hosting more than 700 attendees who spent four days enjoying keynote talks, paper presentations, workshops, exhibits, and attractions at Resort World Sentosa on Sentosa Island in Singapore.
By Lori Cameron
The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), which will be held 17-20 November 2018 in Singapore, is the world’s premier research conference in its field. It provides an international forum for the presentation of original research results, covering all aspects of data mining, including algorithms, software and systems, and applications.
By Lori Cameron
The 39th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), which will be held 11-14 December 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee, has received a record 166 paper submissions, a 27 percent increase over 2017 and the largest number of submissions received in any year since 2009, organizers say.
By Lori Cameron
It might come as a surprise to most of today’s software engineers to learn that the founder of their discipline is a woman. Indeed, Margaret Hamilton, renowned mathematician and computer science pioneer, is credited with having coined the term "software engineering."
By Lori Cameron
The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Network Storage, and Analysis (SC) will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on 11-16 November 2018 in Dallas, Texas, featuring leading exhibits that are consistently ranked as one of the top five reasons attendees give for coming to the conference.
By Michael Martinez
A gallery of the 2018 winners of the IEEE Computer Society Awards shows a diverse crowd of technology leaders. The awards, given annually to computing professionals and academicians, are among the field's highest honors.
By Lori Cameron and Michael Martinez
For all her monumental achievements—going from secretary to professor at midlife and co-developing the first commercially viable multi-threaded architecture that was adopted by IBM, Intel, and Sun—the most unforgettable advice came early in life for Susan Eggers. "Little girls should be seen, not heard," she recounted. Good thing she didn't listen.
By Lori Cameron
The 40th International Conference on Software Engineering held in Gothenburg, Sweden, 27 May - 3 June 2018, broke records with over 1,700 attendees from all over the world, making it the largest ICSE event ever, organizers said.
By Michael Martinez
Turing Award winners John L. Hennessy, former president of Stanford University, and David A. Patterson, retired professor at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak to how computer architecture is "on the cusp of another Golden Age" during the International Symposium on Computer Architecture in Los Angeles.
By Michael Martinez
Highlights and photos from the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) and the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI), which held their 2018 gatherings the same week in the same venue, the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida.
By Michael Martinez
The 7th Annual IEEE GameSIG Intercollegiate Computer Game Showcase featured big-screen demonstrations of students' next-gen computer games before a panel of judges. At times, the banter between judges and students evoked a reality show that was part American Idol, part Shark Tank.
By Michael Martinez
Award winners, keynote speakers, presentations, and sightseeing highlights from the International Conference on Data Engineering 2018, held in April in the historical heart of Paris, at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, the public institution of higher learning for applied science and technology.
By Lori Cameron
The IEEE Virtual Reality 2018 conference held at the Stadthalle Reutlingen in Reutlingen, Germany, saw record-breaking attendance this week, topping last year’s record when the conference was held in the Los Angeles area. With over 200 local German attendees, the conference attracted about 600 attendees—as well as 100 exhibitors, student volunteers…
By Lori Cameron
The 25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, the largest and best-known international conference devoted to academic research about virtual reality, will be held March 18-22 at the Stadthalle Reutlingen in Reutlingen, Germany.
By Michael Martinez
Hironori Kasahara, the 2018 President of the IEEE Computer Society, discusses his plans for the world’s premier nonprofit association for computing professionals, with 50,000 members. He is also a professor at Waseda University in Tokyo and director of the campus’s Advanced Multicore Research Institute.
By Lori Cameron
When you want to attend an international conference—in the face of travel bans, high airfares, and potential tussles with flight crews—the solution is obvious: become a robot. Oh, and wear a pink tutu.
   About the Authors
Michael Martinez, the editor of the Computer Society's Computer.Org website and its social media, has covered technology as well as global events while on the staff at CNN, Tribune Co. (based at the Los Angeles Times), and the Washington Post.
Lori Cameron is a Senior Writer for the IEEE Computer Society and currently writes regular features for Computer magazine, Computing Edge, and the Computing Now and Magazine Roundup websites. For over 20 years, she has been a professor of writing and literature at DeVry University, Long Beach, as well as a free-lance technical writer. Lori received a master of arts in English from the California State Polytechnic University in 1992, and a bachelor of arts in writing from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1988.