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Thursday, December 29, 2005

IEEE Foundation Announces 2006 Grant Application Deadlines

IEEE Foundation Announces 2006 Grant Application Deadlines

29 Dec. -- The IEEE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the IEEE, will accept unsolicited applications for new and innovative projects that seek to improve the worldwide technological literacy of society from childhood through adulthood. Applications will be accepted throughout 2006.

Projects should:

1. Improve primary and secondary math and science learning
2. Prepare pre-university students to consider engineering as a career path
3. Increase active interest in engineering and science
4. Preserve the history of IEEE associated technologies
5. Tap the technological expertise of IEEE members

Grant Applications will not be funded without the approval of the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors. The approval of grants, including funding arrangements, is announced within one month after each IEEE Foundation Board meeting.

Deadlines for Applications:

January 7, 2006 March 2006 meeting

April 15, 2006 June 2006 meeting

September 16, 2006 November 2006 meeting

To learn more about the IEEE Foundation’s grant guidelines, and to submit an online application, visit us on the web at www.ieeefoundation.org.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Bill Gates to Keynote Conference Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and ACM

Bill Gates to Keynote Conference Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and ACM
23 Sept. -- Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect for Microsoft Corp., will deliver the keynote address at the SC|05 Conference, 12-18 Nov., in Seattle, Wash., USA. SC|05, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and ACM is the premier international conference on high-performance computing, networking and storage. Under the theme, "Gateway to Discovery," SC|05 will showcase how high-performance computing, networking, storage and analytics lead to advances in research, education and commerce.

For more information, visit http://sc05.supercomputing.org/

Monday, December 12, 2005

IEEE Sección Argentina: Seminario CS-09, Atributos de Calidad de Software, Prioridades en los Atributos y Técnicas de Evaluación

  • Fecha y hora: 9 de agosto de 2005, de 18:30 a 20:00 horas.
  • Lugar: UADE, Aula 221, 2° piso, Lima 717, Buenos Aires , Argentina.
  • Facilitador: Dr. Mario Barbacci, Fellow del IEEE y especialista en Ingeniería de Software de reconocido prestigio internacional.
  • Bíografía: Mario Barbacci recently retired from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He was one of the founders of the SEI where he has served in several technical and managerial positions, including Project Leader (Distributed Systems), Program Director (Real-time Distributed Systems, Product Attribute Engineering), and Associate Director (Technology Exploration Department). Prior to joining the SEI he was a member of the faculty in the School of Computer Science at CMU. His current research interests are in the areas of software architecture and distributed systems. He has written numerous books, articles, and technical reports and has contributed to books and encyclopedias on subjects of technical interest. Barbacci is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society, a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and a member of Sigma XI. He was the founding chairman of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 10.2 —Computer Descriptions and Tools—, and has served as chair of the Joint IEEE Computer Society/ACM Steering Committee for the Establishment of Software Engineering as a Profession (1993-1995), President-Elect, President, and Past-President of the IEEE Computer Society (1995-1997), IEEE Division V Director (1998-1999), IEEE TAB Strategic Planning and Research Committee (2000-2002). Barbacci is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the recipient of several IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Contribution Certificates, the ACM Recognition of Service Award, and the IFIP Silver Core Award. Barbacci received bachelor's and engineer's degrees in electrical engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Perú, and a doctorate in computer science from CMU.
  • Resumen: La calidad del software es el grado que el software tiene de una combinación deseada de los atributos —modificación, seguridad, rendimiento, disponibilidad, etcétera. En estos seminarios describimos varios principios para analizar la arquitectura del software y determinar si tienen ciertos atributos de calidad. Demostramos que las técnicas utilizadas por varias comunidades de expertos proporcionar una fundación para realizar una evaluación de la arquitectura del software, para comprender si la arquitectura es adecuada con respecto a varios atributos de calidad. Desde que los atributos pueden interactuar o tienen conflictos —mejorar un atributo a veces empeora otros atributos— es necesario intercambiar los atributos de calidad cuando se esta desarrollando la arquitectura del software, antes de que el sistema haya sido desarrollado. El seminario concluye con una descripción de métodos desarrollados por el Software Engineering Institute (SEI) en la Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) para conducir las evaluaciones e identificar puntos sensibles, intercambios y riesgos.
  • Idioma: Castellano.
  • Organización: Capítulo Argentino de la IEEE Computer Society, la Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina Santa María de los Buenos Aires (UCA) y la Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE), y cuenta con el apoyo del Programa de Conferencistas Distinguidos de la IEEE Computer Society.
  • Inscripción: La entrada es libre y gratuita, pero agradeceremos inscripción previa vía e-mail indicando Referencia CS-09. Por favor, si se inscribe y luego no puede concurrir, procure avisarnos con antelación, para liberar su reserva y permitir la asistencia de otro interesado.