Since 2013, the STC has gained a noticeable increase in both number of members and number of co-sponsored events. Several Cloud-Link issues on selected publications have been launched and received popular attention at the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI) site. Since April 2014, a new steering board of STC CC has been convened. In the coming year, we plan to continue to lay out the network foundation of the STC CC, in order to reach out to more members and events. Among the planned measures, the social media and blogging activities shall be enriched, cloud-related webinars shall be organized, a site on education and tutorial materials and a site on announcements of journal special issues are under development. Further collaboration with other activities at IEEE CCI, for instance the IEEE Intercloud Testbed, are also natural extensions of our activities.
Monday, June 16th, 10am EST (6 hours difference to CEST)
Introduction to MapReduce (90 min)
Data Intensive System/Science Introduction (120 min)
STCSN E-Letter Vol.2 No.1, http://stcsn.ieee.net/e-letter/vol-2-no-1
Social networks and media sharing platforms were intensely used during and after recent disasters, e.g., the 2012 Hurricane Sandy in the U.S. or the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda that most heavily hit the Philippines. To a large degree, social media was used by individuals in non-directed ways, rather than by crisis response agencies in an organised manner. Yet, social networks bear a lot of potential to involve the public in crisis response, acquire timely information from the disaster site, improve the operational picture, and help plan and perform response operations.
STCSN E-Letter Vol.2 No.2, http://stcsn.ieee.net/e-letter/stcsn-e-letter-vol-2-no-2
Welcome to IEEE STCSN's E-Letter volume 2 number 2. This edition discussing a very interesting topic that steadily becomes more important: how does social networking integrate with video communication?
This E-Letter contains contributions from a very interesting European research project, Vconect (http://vconect-project.eu/).
New journal: Human Computation is an international and interdisciplinary forum for the electronic publication and print archiving of high-quality scholarly articles in all areas of human computation, which concerns the design or analysis of information processing systems in which humans participate as computational elements.
… has a new Web site: http://stcbp.org/
… come and join now!
For general volunteer opportunities and individual open positions within the STC, please see here http://www.computer.org/portal/web/stc/activities