Los Alamitos, CA (PRWEB) May 5, 2008
The IEEE Computer Society, the world's leading organization of computing professionals, is launching an aggregation portal to let visitors access multimedia, engage in community building, and discover the formidable resources of its 14 cutting-edge magazines in one convenient place.
Computing Now consolidates new print and online content from the CS's peer-reviewed magazines, highlighting coverage of hot topics, such as computer games, social networking, green computing, robotics, and agile computing. Spanning all CS technologies and more than 50 identified subjects, Computing Now (http://computingnow.computer.org ) provides free access to select peer-reviewed articles and departments from each magazine--including Computer, the CS's flagship title.
"Much like IT is consolidated in industry, in the same way, we have consolidated resources and efforts from all IEEE CS magazines for our readers," said Computing Now Editor Dejan Milojicic, a scientist and senior research manager at HP Labs' Service Automation and Integration Lab.
The site's multimedia center features podcasts, video blogs, webinars, and online-only interviews with authors and guest editors. Focusing on serving the community, Computing Now encourages registered users to comment on blog entries, provide feedback, and contribute content, such as book reviews.
In future, registered users will have access to additional CS magazine articles and departments and receive discounts on single-article sales. The site will feature daily, weekly, and monthly updates, as well as discounts on featured magazine subscriptions.
Led by an advisory board of subject-matter experts from academia and industry, Computing Now represents the CS's latest efforts to bridge the print and online worlds. Milojicic said Computing Now is intended to invigorate the technical publishing arena, and is poised to answer the questions: "Can we create two-way communication between the authors and the IEEE community? Can we develop a vibrant community where we all share our technical, academic, and practical knowledge and experience for the good of all--a Wikipedia for computer science services?"
About the IEEE Computer Society
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the CS is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.
The CS serves the information and career-development needs of today's computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, and online courses. Its Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program for mid-career professionals and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for recent college graduates confirm the skill and knowledge of those working in the field. The CS Digital Library (CSDL) provides an excellent research tool, containing more than 145,000 articles from 1,500 conference proceedings and 29 CS periodicals going back to 1988.