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.
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. Known worldwide for its computer-standards activities, the CS promotes an active exchange of ideas and technological innovation among its members.
The IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL) provides access to more than 250,000 articles and papers from 1,600 conference proceedings and to all available issues of 26 CS periodicals. The CS Conference Publishing Services division produces more than 250 conference publications, authored books, online tutorials, CD-ROMs, multimedia, and additional electronic products each year. CS Press Books also publishes full-length technical books on cutting-edge topics through a partnership with John Wiley and Sons.
With about 40 percent of its members living and working outside the United States, the CS fosters international communication, cooperation, and information exchange. It monitors and evaluates curriculum accreditation guidelines through its ties with the US Computing Sciences Accreditation Board and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Based in Washington, DC, the CS operates offices in Tokyo and Los Alamitos, Calif.