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CHI 2015: Gangnam Style!
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CHI 2015: Gangnam Style!

ACM's CHI conference April 18-23 in Seoul, Korea, featured groundbreaking research in human-computer interaction. 

Computer Security and the Risks of Online Voting
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Computer Security and the Risks of Online Voting

An election in Australia is the latest instance of discovering a security flaw in an online voting system, while it is being used.

Socializing with Robots at Ginza
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Socializing with Robots at Ginza

Modern social robots are making their debut in our daily lives.

Recommended SF Reading For Computer Scientists
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Recommended SF Reading For Computer Scientists

Courtesy of a SIGCSE 2014 BOF, here are some SF books containing themes of special interest to computer scientists.

HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity
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HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity

One of the themes at SC14 was the tension between developing programs that run fast vs. the time required by humans to develop and maintain fast-running programs...

Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot at Miraikan
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Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot at Miraikan

Miraikan in Tokyo showcases Japanese technologies and challenges visitors to think how humans can improve their quality of life while mitigating risks.

Animal-Human Computer Interaction: The First International Congress Report
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Animal-Human Computer Interaction: The First International Congress Report

Was the Internet communication really invented exclusively for humans, or do you think your cat should join your weekend teleconference?

Software's Vital Role at Japan Robot Week 2014
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Software's Vital Role at Japan Robot Week 2014

Modern robots are no longer just about hardware. Software algorithms play an essential role in bringing life-like movements to industrial robots and humanoids. ...

The State of Computing Education in the World: Report on the 2014 ACM Education Council Meeting
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The State of Computing Education in the World: Report on the 2014 ACM Education Council Meeting

The ACM Education Council gets together once a year to share initiatives and results, and promote computing education.

What Is Reality?
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What Is Reality?

 And, what flavor of reality do you prefer: standard, augmented, virtual...

Human Subjects Research For the Twenty-First Century, Or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?
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Human Subjects Research For the Twenty-First Century, Or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?

There is tremendous value to society in doing large-scale A/B studies, and the current framework we have for human subjects research is a poor match for the 21st...

If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults
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If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults

The pathway to CS in schools starts with teaching the adults.

ACM-ICPC World Finals: St. Petersburg State U­niversity Wins!
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ACM-ICPC World Finals: St. Petersburg State U­niversity Wins!

St. Petersburg State University wins a thrilling ACM-ICPC World Finals, solving seven problems to win the contest on home soil in Ekaterinburg, Russia!

Day Two at the ACM-ICPC World Finals
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Day Two at the ACM-ICPC World Finals

What a day at ICPC 2014! It all began with IBM Tech Trek this morning, followed by the 2014 ACM-ICPC World Finals Opening Ceremony and ending with the IBM Chill...

HBI: Human-Bubble Interaction
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HBI: Human-Bubble Interaction

One of the best things about attending the recent ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014) is that you get to play with things.

Programming Languages Are the Most Powerful, and Least ­Usable and Learnable ­User Interfaces
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Programming Languages Are the Most Powerful, and Least ­Usable and Learnable ­User Interfaces

Programming languages are amazing, but too hard to use and learn.

Through A Google Glass, Darkly
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Through A Google Glass, Darkly

I have been wearing Google Glass as both a technical assessment of utility and as a social study in human dynamics and expectations.

Deferred Maintenance on the Future
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Deferred Maintenance on the Future

Over-worked and sleep-deprived drivers are steering many of our vehicles of discovery on balding tires across potholed roads. Stripping away the metaphor, we are...

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ACM Multimedia 2013 – Challenges and Competitions

The program of ACM Multimedia is very diverse: apart from oral and poster presentations, panels and keynotes there are challenges and competitions. Some may really...

ACM Multimedia 2013 – Best Papers and the Revision Process
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ACM Multimedia 2013 – Best Papers and the Revision Process

This year ACM Multimedia had a new revision process that may be of interest for other ACM conferences. Let's review it and see also the best papers selection.
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