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SYRCoSE (Spring/Summer Young Researchers' Colloquium on Software Engineering) is a colloquium on software engineering targeted at young researchers (students, postgraduates, young PhD specialists, etc.). The main goal of the colloquium is to help young specialists to meet each other, to get more information on work of their colleagues, to exchange their experience, and to practice in presenting their results at international conferences and workshops. Deatails here.

October 1 - The Day of the IEEE

Thomas Alva Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Nikola Tesla - with these great names began the history of the IEEE. 38 societies and 12 communities of IEEE, connect all the people who are somehow related to computers.
Deatails - here.


Designers of the first Soviet computer -
Isaak Brook and Bashir Rameev

Sergei Lebedev - recipient
for the Computer Pioneer medal

Alexei Lyapunov - recipient
for the Computer Pioneer medal

65 years anniversary of computer era in Russia

After a few days we will celebrate the Day of IEEE. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is one of the world's oldest professional societies. It has existed for over 125 years.  This is a great idea to celebrate a day that unites all IEEE members worldwide. But I think it is equally important to celebrate our local dates. In each country there is some date, or associated with the start of work on Computer Science, or with some other memorable events: birthdays of scientists, designers, or the start of work on any project. It is always possible to find a date that will unite all.

In Russia, it is December 4, 1948. On this day the State Committee of the USSR granted to Professor Isaac Brook and engineer Bashir Rameev the Diploma on invention of automatic digital computer. In fact the preliminary work began even earlier, and the project of the creating of the first computer was submitted to the State Committee in August of this year. But December 4 is the first official recorded date, indicating that the idea began materialized. It was recorded that instead of a vague idea, there was appeared a real project, which later materialized in the creation of M1 (machine 1) - the first computer in the USSR and the entire Eurasian continent.

December, 4 - the Day of the Russian Computer Science. Now a computer is in every home. So December,4 is really national holiday. Traditionally, we celebrate this date holding the scientific conference in the Polytechnic Museum dedicated to the history and development of Computer Science in Russia and the Soviet Union. Last year we held during the conference awarding students - winners of international competitions and awarding our computer industry veterans. We will continue this tradition and in the future. Pictures and a report on the conference can be found here.

December 4 will be soon. We welcome greetings:).

And, of course, we are interested in whether you celebrate your national day of Computer Science. We would like you to join our idea. To make this a tradition to hold competitions, conferences and awards in your national Computer Science Day. Write us about it. You can tell about how you mark your national computer's Day on our facebook page.

We look forward to your photos, suggestions and other information. And we invite everyone to join us. Join the IEEE Computer Society - the oldest computer society, bringing together professionals and students all over the world.

Glancing into the Past, See the Future

At the Moscow Polytechnic Museum among many exhibits relating to the computer technique is one special. It is the «Pioneer Award » medal - the highest award of the IEEE Computer Society. This medal are awarded to the scientists and engineers for their outstanding contribution to the development of computer science. The medal, which you can see at Polytechnic Museum, was awarded to the distinguished Soviet scientist Victor Glushkov for his outstanding works in the field of computer science.

There are only few people in the world who received this award. And there are not large number of the people, who could really see this beautiful award - a bronze medal «Pioneer Award». But you have a chance to see it, if you visit to Moscow Polytechnic Museum.

This highest award of IEEE Computer Society have also been awarded to outstanding Russian scientists Alexey Lyapunov and Sergey Lebedev for their pioneering works in theoretical computer science and the design of the first soviet computers respectively.

I want to tell a little about the day, the memorable day!, when the awarding ceremony took place. It was autumn, October of 1997. Medals were awarded to relatives of A.Lyapunov and S.Lebedev. The ceremony of awarding took place in the conference hall of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences. It was very beautiful and solemn ceremony.

In Moscow that day turned out to be overcast, rainy and dreary. Awards had to be handed over by the heads of the IEEE Computer Society. President of the Computer Society Barry Johnson and his charming wife Susan, members of the Executive Committee Michael Elliott and Violett Doan had to come to Moscow specifically to hand over the awards.

But for them and for me, that day started in Warsaw, where the Development Committee for the Central and Eastern European of the Computer Society held a meeting. I also took part at that meeting, so I had the "responsible order" to bring a delegation in Moscow.

The program of the meeting was full of reports. The last plenary session was held on the morning of our departure day. So we came at the airport very tired. The weather also contributed to our far from the best mood. In Warsaw the weather did not be much better than in Moscow.

The plane, which we flew, was almost empty and cold. So when we left the airport, got into the car and drove along the ring road around Moscow, watching the rain and dreary bare trees with no leaves on the side of the road, we had the only one desire. Hurry to conduct this important but tedious ceremony, and go home to the warmth and comfort. Looking at the faces of our American colleagues, I understood that their mood was about the same.

But the reality was much better and more beautiful. The mood was changing rapidly, as soon as we found ourselves in a new building of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences. Those, who visited it, certainly remember small conference halls, located on the second or third floor. They are quite comfortable.

But on this day, they seemed to us particularly cosy. Gold glasses, warm and nice conference hall, and, what was most importantly, a large number of beautiful and fun people. The awarding ceremony was very warm. And Barry Johnson, who led the award ceremony, and other speakers have found fine and informal words to express their personal attitude to this event. The atmosphere of awarding ceremony was very informal and very warm.

There was a small buffet after the end of the ceremony. Everyone was able to hold in his hand the medals. And I must say that they are quite heavy. It was real, "weighty" rewards. But the old Russian tradition to wash awards in champagne or other drinks, we did not keep. May because nobody found wide enough dishes for medals :)

The last part of the day we spent at cosy S. Lebedev flat, where we continued to celebrate this event already in an informal atmosphere. There were so many people that we could not to take our places in one room. It was very fun and cosy. Fatigue? It was gone!

But what was the most important on this party, what I remembered most of all? That it was not the evening of memories. It would be natural to expect, because we gather about it. Of course, relatives and friends of the heroes of the day told about many interesting and little-known events in their lives. There were funny and not cautionary tales. Stories that were talking more about the wonderful human qualities of the heroes of the day, rather than on their academic achievements.

But what was most importantly, that we spoke more about the future, about plans, waiting for a new one than about the past.

The expectation of the future, the expectation of change - that was filled that evening atmosphere. That is, it was a glimpse into the future. And that was the most important.

That is we must always remember, that is we should be guided in a life.

Glancing into the Past, See the Future

International Symposium "Research and Innovation for the Environment - RE:2013

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia),
Intercollege-Larnaca (Cyprus),
"Marine innovations" IC Skolkovo (Russia),
Mediterranean Institute of Applied Sciences (Cyprus),
Russian branch of IEEE Computer Society
are pleased to announce the International Symposium "Research and Innovation for the Environment - RE:2013."
The symposium will be held in Larnaca (Cyprus) from the 13 to the 17 May 2013.
Details here.

SYRCoSE Software Engineering Colloquium

Kazan. 30-31 May, 2013. SYRCoSE (Spring/Summer Young Researchers' Colloquium on Software Engineering) - colloquium on software engineering targeted at young researchers (students, postgraduates, young PhD specialists, etc.).
Details here.

2013 IT Top Trends!

Would you like to choose the right road to success?
IEEE Computer Society will help you make the right conclusion. Computer Society experts have identified the 13 most promising areas of IT in 2013. Here is the list.

1. Internet of Things
2. Cybersecurity
3. Big Data Visualization
4. Cloud Computing in Science and Engineering
5. Mobile Computing Meets the Cloud
6. Internet Censorship and Control
7. Interactive Public Displays
8. Next-Generation Mobile Computing
9. 3D Imaging Techniques and Multimedia Applications
10. Safety-Critical Systems: The Next Generation
11. Reliability
12. Haptics in Rehabilitation
13. Multicore Memory Coherence

More detailed information can be found here. Join Computer Science and you will get unlimited access to a library of CS, you will always be up to date on the latest advances and perspectives IT.

2013 arrives!

It is going last week of the year 2012 . I hope that all readers of our page in Facebook and all readers of the site have already confirmed their participation in the programs of the IEEE Computer Society and paid membership dues. And you did not yet, please, do it until the new year.
Pleased to note that our page in Facebook are reading in such distant countries from Russia as Brazil and Philippines, many "likes" came from India, from Muslim countries.
Thank you! Happy New Year to all! Success and prosperity in the New Year.

There are many reasons to be a member of the Computer Society. You can read them on the site. I only add a little personal. Why it is important for professionals and for students. As for those who live in Europe, so those who live in other regions.

First for young professionals. Sometimes when I read about IT on the Web, it seems that most university graduates do not work now, do not create new computers, software or new applications. Because they are busy with more important business. They create startups! The emphasis is on a prospect of successfully selling of a startup. Quickly make a profit. And what is inside, is not essential.
It is a controversial opinion, but lets see what offers the Computer Society for them. How CS can help them. Well first, worth looking at what IT areas will be promising in the year 2013. Where is it promising to create your startup? CS's experts have singled out 13 major promising IT's directions for 2013 onwards.
About this forecast I'll talk a little later. But if you are curious, you find it immediately on original the CS's site. Once you select the most interesting and perspective direction, you can build up a profile of your interests in the CS service. A list of keywords that will reference to the CS publications, CS conferences and other events where will be found interesting information for you. You will save tons of time by getting accurate information from professionals, not from random people. Already for just that stands to be a member of the CS.
Want to do a startup, but don't know in what IT's area? Join CS and make informed choices.

2012: The Alan Turing Year

In Russia (and perhaps elsewhere in the world) has become fashionable to link the coming year with some of the symbols of the Eastern calendar.  As far as I know, 2012 year is the year the water dragon. In fact, for all the inhabitants of the earth, it is above all the Alan Turing year.

Alan Turing was born 100 years ago June 23, 1912. He is one of the greatest mathematicians of the XX century, one of the founders of computer science.

His works greatly changed our lives. From the most remote villages, where there is not even electricity, till the offices of large companies and banks that equipped with the latest technology . It is not an exaggeration. Imperial College London team received First prize in the 2010 IEEE Change the World Competition with the project e.quinox. It was a project that assumed to use the sun's energy for partially electrification of remote villages in Africa.

I was very struck by the fact that even in villages without electricity, the inhabitants had mobile phones. Long walks of several hours, several times a week just to recharge cell phones or batteries were quite common for residents of these villages.

I do not tell about examples of the use of computers in everyday life of a big city. You know them well. The most terrific is the loss of the billions of dollars during the unsuccessful large-scale banking operations. But there are probably more successful examples. Russian branch of the IEEE Computer Society congratulates you with The Alan Turing Year and invites you to participate in our events that we hold this year. Here I list just a those activities that we perform in the nearest future.

First of all, this is our traditional "polytechnic readings." This time they will be devoted to 100 anniversary of Alan Turing and 15 th anniversary of the Virtual Computer Museum. The Conference will be held at the Polytechnic Museum February 21, 2012. Beginning at 10.00. Please do not be late.

In late March we will hold competitions in programming of student teams. It will be The Cup of Computer Society Russian Branch. Teams of other countries also will be able to participate in the competition. More information will appear as soon as possible.

We conduct our traditional conference MEDIAS-2012 from 7 to 14 May in Cyprus. At this time it will be devoted to the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing. We invite all like "lyrical" and "physicists". MEDIAS-2012 is a meeting place for all. Both for those who are interested in the humanitarian aspects of computer science, and for those who are interested in technological applications. See here for details.

And finally, we take part in organizing an international competition for the schools "Environmental safety of the Earth", which established the prizes for the best presentation of the project and the best media-story about the team. See here for details.

Congratulations to all of thå Alan Turing Year. My best wishes to you in this remarkable year.
Do not forget the motto of IEEE - "Advicing Technology for Humanity" and join the IEEE Computer Society.
There are many good reasons why you should join the IEEE Computer Society. For students - scholarships of IEEE CS, for young professionals - special support programs, for everyone working in the Computer Industry - assist in the organization of conferences, publications, and free access to CS' information.
Here is written why it is important to you.

get involved

From time to time I get letters from Russia and other countries with a question: : "I want to be involved in the ieee activities. What I have to do?" Quite a bit. Choose a subject for your soul, in accordance with the time you are willing to pay IEEE. No effort, just do a pleasant job for yourself, which will be interesting to you and other people.
Some examples. IEEE is actively involved in support of the university libraries. Is your university library connected to the IEEE? How do you work with the library? It is known that in many cases, work with the library is chaotic. Not all features are used. Therefore, IEEE Computer Society occasionally runs training classes how to work with the library. Did you ever use on-line training on this topic or other IEEE topics? Tell us and other about your experience.

IEEE Computer Society publishes not only journals, but also books, conference proceedings. In particular, it is possible to publish and place at the library your conference proceedings. Naturally, it must be a high-level conference. Have you experience working with the Computer Society publishing house? Tell other about it. This is only a few examples where your participation will help us to realize us the main motto of IEEE - Advanced Technology for Humanity.
This is the help, the support that you can provide IEEE without leaving the sofa. But, of course, we have a job that requires a little more effort. Start with small steps.