Letter from our president
Welcome! Let me introduce you to the International Society for Computers and Their Applications (ISCA). The society has two primary goals: to advance the field of computing and its applications, and to disseminate such emerging technology throughout the technical community. ISCA has a unique charter in that its purpose is to focus on the applicability of the theory of computers; as such, the society serves as a platform for the transfer of new computing concepts, innovative hardware designs, and interdisciplinary research to the community.Each year, ISCA sponsors international conferences in a variety of technical areas. These conferences include:
- Computers and their Applications (CATA)
- Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB)
- Software Engineering and Data Engineering (SEDE)
- Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering (CAINE)
ISCA also publishes the International Journal of Computers and Their Applications (IJCA). This technical publication provides our members with fascinating articles about innovative applications of computers, ranging from new architectures for massively parallel computers to embedded distributed computers for planetary surface exploration. Professor Qiang Zhu from The University of Michigan serves as Editor of this publication.
Our society has grown significantly over the last few years, and I am confident that this growth will continue. Many of you who have attended our conferences have realized that this society focuses on current technical issues and emphasizes applications. In effect, the mission of our society included technology transfer before it became in vogue. The conferences provide an environment for interesting discussions as well as a forum for high risk and maybe controversial topics.
Les Miller, Ph.D.
Iowa State University