IEEE Computer Society Magazines Win Two Folio Awards

POSTED BY on 01.12.2018

IEEE Computer Society’s IEEE Software and Computer magazines received high recognition in the 2017 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards. IEEE Software won Eddies Digital, the top award in the Standalone Digital Magazine category, and Computer received an honorable mention in the same category.

For more than 20 years, the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards have recognized excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry. The awards are broken into four main categories: Eddies and Eddies Digital for the best in print and digital editorial, and Ozzies and Ozzies Digital for the best in magazine and website design.

“The award win for IEEE Software recognizes the publication’s unique contributions and impact in bridging rigorous software engineering research with leading practices,” said Diomidis Spinellis, editor in chief of IEEE Software.

IEEE Software (Standalone Digital Magazine; Association/Non-Profit (B-to-B) – Standalone Digital Magazine – less than 6 issues (Eddies Digital) winning issue was the November/December 2016 issue, “The Role of the Software Architect,” which focuses on the changing role and responsibilities of the software architect.

IEEE Software, November/December 2016“Being a good software architect has never been easy. Changes in the software industry are making the job even more challenging. [The key drivers are the rising role of software in systems of all kinds and their operation; more emphasis on reuse, agility, and testability during software development; and several quality elements increasingly affected by architectural choices.] The award recognizes the unique contribution of IEEE Software in tackling such problems by bridging rigorous software engineering research with leading practices.”

Other highlights of the issue include:

  • A column by IBM Fellow Grady Booch, one of the original authors of UML, titled “Once upon a Time,” which discusses the creation stories and myths of computing. An audio recording of the author reading his article is at
  • Five peer-reviewed technical articles focusing on the role of the software architect in diverse domains, including vehicle software, embedded software, and telecommunications. The two surveys and three case studies are written by practitioners, joint teams of practitioners and academics, and academics studying the practice’s state of the art. Each article discusses the architect’s shifting role and responsibilities, which have become broader and more complex.
  • An article in the Requirements department in which the authors discuss how smart healthcare needs to take into account the human factor of caring, as new and exciting healthcare applications that leverage the Internet of Things and other technologies can disassociate the caregiver from the patient. An audio recording of one of the authors reading the article is at
  • A look at software developed by Neemu (a start-up created in the heart of the Amazon rainforest), which demonstrates alternative economic development that has a low environmental impact.
  • An opinion piece in the Pragmatic Architect department, in which the author presents his view on the evolution of architecture. He identifies five ages of software systems and five corresponding stages of software architects, and calls out six future trends for architecting practices.
  • A portion of an interview with HashiCorp’s James Phillips, who works on the open source service discovery tool Consul. Phillips and interviewer Charles Anderson discuss the increasing importance of service discovery in the construction of scalable, elastic, and always-on distributed systems. The entire interview is at


Computer Magazine, February 2017 Computer magazine Standalone Digital Magazine; Association/Non-Profit (B-to-B) – Standalone Digital Magazine – 6 or more issues (Eddies Digital), won Honorable mention for its February 2017 issue, “Technology for Human Augmentation.”

Computing technologies have rapidly transformed our world and, perhaps unsurprisingly, have a profound capacity for transforming us. Given our inherent human vulnerabilities and limitations, these technological advances do more than just pick up the slack. Computer’s February 2017 issue describes novel ways of augmenting human communications, sensing capacity, neurological fortitude, and more.

We’re very proud of this issue, as it centers on an increasingly key dynamic in the evolution of the human-computer relationship,” said Sumi Helal, Editor in Chief, of Computer magazine. “Technology for human augmentation is all about how we can employ computing and revolutionary new interactive technology to pick up the slack for the limits of our own abilities. The guest editors put together an outstanding collection of articles, and the issue is rounded out by a number of very popular and highly cited columns, including “Botnets and the Internet of Things;” “Lies, Damn Lies, and Fake News;” and “IT’s Fatal Amnesia.”

Computer, the IEEE Computer Society’s flagship publication, leads the way in exploring new cutting-edge technologies, discoveries, and innovations. With readership that includes over 100,000 technology professionals, it covers all aspects of computer science, computer engineering, computing technology, and applications. For 50 years, developers, researchers, and managers have relied on Computer for timely, peer-reviewed information about research, trends, best practices, and changes in the profession. The extraordinary reputation and popularity of Computer magazine make it a sought-after source of peer-reviewed publication for researchers and technologists.

Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards received 2,500 entries across 33 categories. A panel of more than 300 judges narrowed the pool to roughly 800 finalists with 262 awards given out in the 33 categories.

Congratulations to the staff and editorial teams for this tremendous accomplishment!

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