CHICAGO, IL, October 27, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- In honor of it's centennial celebration, Proceedings of the IEEE, the most highly-cited general-interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science, today announced its call for entries for a Future Technology Predictions Competition to identify breakthrough technology ideas for the future. Entrants have an opportunity to exercise their imaginations to describe the future technological trends and evolutions, as they envision them developing over the next 20, 50 or even 100 years. Deadline for entry submissions is Nov. 15, 2012.
Entrants must submit a written description explaining the anticipated device or innovation they predict will be significant in the future and also provide a roadmap as to how they envision the described breakthrough will be achieved. The written entry must not exceed 1,500 words. All IEEE members are eligible to enter the competition other than those holding official leading positions as either volunteers or staff members. Winners will be awarded cash honorariums ranging from $500 to $5,000. Predictions deemed most significant will be featured in an upcoming issue of Proceedings of the IEEE. Winners will be required to sign an IEEE copyright form prior to publication of his or her winning entry. Deadline for entry submissions is Nov. 15, 2012. For the full official competition rules and submission requirements, please visit:
"The Future Technology Predictions Competition is the ideal solution for harnessing innovation and talent on a global scale to help brainstorm new technologies," said Dr. Robert J. Trew, editor-in-chief of Proceedings of the IEEE. "The outcome of this Future Technology Trends Competition will position us right where we want to be - at the final stages of our first 100 years and on the threshold of the next 100!"
Proceedings of the IEEE Editorial Board Members will evaluate the entries and the editor-in-chief will have final judging authority. Judging will be based on three key criteria: 50 percent on the technical rationale or roadmaps for achieving the prediction, 25 percent on the basis of originality and creativity and 25 percent on clear expression of the idea. It is anticipated that winners will be notified in September 2012, either by phone or e-mail.
"This competition will afford IEEE members from all over the world an opportunity to play a personal part in Proceedings of the IEEE's historical centennial celebration while also making a contribution that could help uncover a significant future technological idea or breakthrough in our industry," said Trew. "We look forward with great anticipation to receiving extraordinary entries from our esteemed IEEE members, many who have devoted their lives to progress in our industry."
Centennial Issues and Beyond
Energy coverage will continue to be an important focus for the journal, which is reflected in the subjects of each issue during the Centennial Year. Every issue will also include an article from the IEEE History Center. And, for Proceedings' 101st year of publication in 2013, the general theme of all issues will be technology 101 with topics to include High-Resolution Information Processing of Remote Sensing Data, the Smart Home and more. As always, there will be a continuing emphasis on invited papers.
Underway and scheduled to be freely available online well into 2013, classic papers from the Proceedings of the IEEE's archives by famed industry pioneers are being made available at http://www.ieee.org/proceedings so journal subscribers and all interested in science and engineering can access these significant works. Each classic paper will be introduced by a background article to place each author's contribution in context and increase understanding of the significance of the paper's content.
Founding of Proceedings of the IEEE
The Proceedings of the IEEE has a long and rich history that can be traced back to its early beginnings in 1909, when it was known as the Proceedings of the Wireless Institute. This Wireless Institute began as a society for those interested in wireless engineering. Six issues of the Proceedings journal were published in 1909 under the direction of Greenleaf Pickard and Alfred Goldsmith.
In 1912, the New York-based Wireless Institute merged with the Boston-based Society of Wireless Telegraph Engineers to become the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). Wanting to continue the publishing of Proceedings, Pickard and Goldsmith published the first issue of Proceedings of the IRE (Volume 1) in January 1913. Goldsmith, a Columbia University professor who had edited the Proceedings of the Wireless Institute, continued as editor of the new journal. This is the milestone of the official birth date of this journal.
About The Proceedings of the IEEE
Founded in 1912 and first published in early 1913, (originally as Proceedings of the IRE), Proceedings of the IEEE is the most highly-cited general-interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science. This journal provides the most in-depth tutorial and review coverage of the technical developments that shape our world, enlisting the help of guest editors and authors from the best research facilities, leading edge corporations and universities around the world. For more information on Proceedings of the IEEE and the latest ideas and innovative technologies, visit http://www.ieee.org/proceedings.
IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association, is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Learn more at http://www.ieee.org.---
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