About STCs

STCsBuilding global, interactive communities around important and emerging technical areas.

To accomplish our goals we would like to invite enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in helping the IEEE CS Special Technical Communitiess with:

  • Initiating and leading New STCs
  • Getting involved in existing STC's operations such as writing blog posts, getting involved in the newsletters preparation, ..
  • Maintaining online presence (Website and social media) for the new and existing STCs
  • Designing and applying Policies and Procedures to manage and facilitate STC related operations


Interested volunteers please fill in this Form and we will contact you about available positions.


STC Chair

Bruce McMillinBruce McMillin received his Ph.D. Computer Science from Michigan State University and the BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is a Senior Member of the Computer Society and a Golden Core member. He is a professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean of Engineering and Computing at the Missouri University of Science and Technology and director of its Center for Information Assurance. His work develops fault-tolerant and secure distributed embedded systems for critical infrastructures and he participates in standards activities for the electric smart grid. He is extending this core work in computing and engineering into a Smart Living focus which was represented at the inaugural 2015 IEEE-IEEMA Intelect Conference that spanned three IEEE societies.

McMillin is the current Vice Chair of Membership and Geographical Activities for the Special Technical Communities (STCs) whose mission this year is outreach from the 20+ STCs. He also serves as Member at Large of the Technical and Conference Activities Board Executive Committee. He is an ABET program evaluator for both the Computing and Engineering Accreditation Commissions.


Past Organizers

Christian TimmererChristian Timmerer is an assistant professor at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria and his research focus is on immersive multimedia communication, streaming, adaptation, and quality of experience. He was the general chair of WIAMIS 2008 and QoMEX 2013 and he has participated in several EC-funded projects, notably DANAE, ENTHRONE, P2P-Next, ALICANTE, SocialSensor, and the COST Action IC1003 QUALINET. Dr. Timmerer also participated in ISO/MPEG work for several years – notably, in the area of MPEG-21, MPEG-M, MPEG-V, and MPEG-DASH. Follow him on http://www.twitter.com/timse7 and subscribe to his blog http://blog.timmerer.com


Giuliano CasaleGiuliano Casale received the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2002 and 2006 respectively. He joined in 2010 the Department of Computing at Imperial College London where he holds an Imperial College Junior Research Fellowship. His research interests include performance modeling, workload characterization, and resource management. He is co-author of the Java Modelling Tools performance evaluation suite (http://jmt.sf.net). Prior to joining Imperial College, he was a full-time researcher at SAP Research UK in 2009 and a postdoctoral research associate at the College of William and Mary, Virginia, in 2007 and 2008. In Fall 2004 he was a visiting scholar at UCLA. He served as program co-chair for QEST 2012 and for ACM SIGMETRICS/Performance 2012. He is the the general chair of ICPE2013. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, and IEEE Computer Society. He served as secretary/treasurer of the IEEE STC on Sustainable Computing in 2012 and the STCs Operations Chair from October 2012 to March 2013.


Martin ArlittMartin Arlitt is a senior research scientist at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (HP Labs) in Palo Alto, CA, where he has worked since 1997. His general research interests are workload characterization and performance evaluation of distributed computer systems. His 80 research papers have been cited more than 5,700 times (according to Google Scholar). He has 15 granted patents, and dozens pending. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a senior member of the IEEE. He has served on the program committee of numerous top tier conferences, such as ACM SIGMETRICS, the world's premiere venue for research publications on performance evaluation. He was co-program chair of ACM SIGMETRICS/IFIP Performance for 2012. He is the creator of the ACM SIGMETRICS GreenMetrics workshop. Since 2001, Martin has lived in Calgary, AB, where he is also a senior research associate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. In 2008, he was named a member of Calgary's Top 40 under 40. He was co-chair of IEEE STC on Sustainable Computing from 2010 to 2012 and servied as the STCs Governance Committee Vice Chair in 2012 and Chair in 2013.