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Computer Society Celebrates 50 Years

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129903D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

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Software Patent Institute

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Helen M. Wood: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the ENIAC system at the University of Pennsylvania, but also the 50th anniversary of the formation of the first society for computing professionals-what is now the IEEE Computer Society. The Computer Society traces its origins to the establishment in May and June 1946 of the Subcommittee on Large-Scale Computing of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE). Five years later, the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) formed its Professional Group on Electronic Computers. Then, in 1963 the AIEE and IRE merged, forming today's Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the EKE. The merging of the computing elements led to the Computer Society, which today boasts a membership of nearly 100,000 computing professionals worldwide. In celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Society will emphasize the service of its volunteers by establishing a new category of recognition, the ";Golden Core"; award for longstanding service to the Society. A special program highlighting 50 years of modem computing will be featured at Society-sponsored conferences throughout 1996, and will be accessible on-line via the Society's webserver at http://www.computer.org. In late 1996, the Society will join with the ACM, which becomes 50 in 1997, to celebrate many years of collaboration through conferences and publications. Helen M. Wood can be contacted at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Rm 1069 Federal Bldg. 4, Code E/SP

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Computer Society Celebrates 50 Years

Helen M. Wood

This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the ENIAC system at the University of Pennsylvania, but also the 50th anniversary of the formation of the first society for computing professionals-what is now the IEEE Computer Society. The Computer Society traces its origins to the establishment in May and June 1946 of the Subcommittee on Large-Scale Computing of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE). Five years later, the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) formed its Professional Group on Electronic Computers. Then, in 1963 the AIEE and IRE merged, forming today's Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the EKE. The merging of the computing elements led to the Computer Society, which today boasts a membership of nearly 100,000 computing professionals worldwide.

In celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Society will emphasize the service of its volunteers by establishing a new category of recognition, the "Golden Core" award for longstanding service to the Society. A special program highlighting 50 years of modem computing will be featured at Society-sponsored conferences throughout 1996, and will be accessible on-line via the Society's webserver at http://www.computer.org. In late 1996...