These self-sustaining online communities are intended to unite computing professionals (including students) who share common technical, geographic, career, or other interests. Participation in the Special Technical Communities is also intended to help drive new technologies and create knowledge in the particular field of interest.
"These communities provide a meeting place to have discussions, develop materials, and share information about a focused topic," said Special Technical Communities Chair Christian Timmerer, an assistant professor at Alpen-Adria-
Special Technical Community are active in the following areas:
* Broadening Participation in Computing
* Cloud Computing
* Human Computation
* Operating Systems
* Social Networking
* Sustainable Computing
* Systems Engineering, and
* Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies.
STCs may be created around any set of ideas that are relevant to an IEEE Computer Society field of interest. STC members may be members of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, or nonmembers of either.
To find out more about Special Technical Communities, visit http://www.computer.org/
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