[SIGCIS-Members] Annals Update

Jeff Yost yostx003 at umn.edu
Thu Nov 6 12:28:42 PST 2008

  Annals Update

It was a pleasure to see many of you at the SIGCIS lunch (and elsewhere 
at SHOT) in Lisbon and tell you briefly about upcoming content and 
initiatives with IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. Given that 
some SIGCIS members were not in Lisbon, I wanted to fill everyone in on 
developments at Annals.

Our thematic issue on the international history of computing will be 
coming out later this month (volume 30:4) with excellent contributions 
from five talented historians—Jim Cortada, surveying the diffusion of 
computing worldwide; Eden Medina, on the history of IBM Chile; Corinna 
Schlombs, on European strategies and execution by IBM and 
Remington/Sperry Rand; Timo Leimbach on the history of German software 
giant SAP; and Petri Paju on the history of computing in Finland.

We also have exciting special issues planned on the history of Asian 
language processing, the history of computer games, and the history of 
database management systems. Additionally, there are a number of great 
article and department contributions in the queue.

If you are not a subscriber to IEEE Annals, please consider subscribing 
[just $38 annually for IEEE Computer Society members and $45 for 
nonmembers—go to http://www.computer.org/portal/site/annals/index.jsp 
and follow the links (Subscribe to Annals>Subscribe to Individual 

I also strongly encourage you to submit your scholarship to Annals. We 
welcome submissions of article manuscripts (for consideration) on all 
aspects of the history of computing, software and networking. We also 
welcome proposals for guest editing a special issue. If I can be of 
assistance with an article manuscript you are thinking about submitting, 
please let me know. Also, contact me if you have ideas for a special 
issue proposal. For submission instructions click on "Write for Annals" 
at http://www.computer.org/portal/site/annals/index.jsp

Finally, I want to alert you to a new feature of the IEEE 
Annals-sponsored “Computing Then” portion of the IEEE Computer Society’s 
“Computing Now” portal. “Computing Then” just added “Annals Through the 
Years,” a continuing feature that will electronically publish free 
select content (articles and department pieces) from each of Annals’ 
thirty year history—starting with Volume 1 (now available) and rolling 
out a new volume every several weeks. Brief introductions offer context 
on the content. See this at 



Jeffrey Yost
Associate Director, Charles Babbage Institute
Editor in Chief, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
yostx003 at umn.edu <mailto:Yostx003 at umn.edu> 612 624 5050

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