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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. ...

What Is Reality?
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What Is Reality?

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

Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter
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Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter

Often, you will be told programming languages do not matter much. It is a pretty general rule that people arguing language does not matter are simply trying...

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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.

ACM Multimedia 2013 – The First Day
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ACM Multimedia 2013 – The First Day

ACM Multimedia, the foremost conference on multimedia, has started in Barcelona (Spain). Let's see what are some highlights of the first day.

Are Data Miners Ready to Hang ­p the Hard Hat and Put on a Lab Coat?
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Are Data Miners Ready to Hang ­p the Hard Hat and Put on a Lab Coat?

We will find out this week at the annual ACM SIGKDD on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining conference in Chicago.

The World's Smartest Programmers Compete: ACM ICPC
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The World's Smartest Programmers Compete: ACM ICPC

An introductory post with background on the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Athena Award Nominations Closing Soon!
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Athena Award Nominations Closing Soon!

Don't miss out on the chance to nominate someone for an Athena Award from ACM-W.

Software Engineering in the Venice of the North
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Software Engineering in the Venice of the North

ESEC-FSE 2013 (in Saint Petersburg,, 18-26 August) is the place to be for software engineering in 2013.

Data Mining Product Reviews
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Data Mining Product Reviews

When it comes to big data, one of the greatest things we can do as computer scientists creating products is to distill all the information down to what is important...

My Scientific Big Data Are Lonely
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My Scientific Big Data Are Lonely

Although there are daunting technical challenges posed by big data in science and engineering, the social and economic challenges are just as difficult, though...

No, Maybe, Yes, Obviously: Telling the Future the Past
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No, Maybe, Yes, Obviously: Telling the Future the Past

The Kubler-Ross model of the stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance — is sometimes an apt description of the culture change required...

NITRD 20: A Day in Your Life
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NITRD 20: A Day in Your Life

Progress in information technology over the past 20 years has dramatically changed our lives — in our daily routine, at play, and at work. 

Judea Pearl Wins 2011 ACM Turing Award
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Judea Pearl Wins 2011 ACM Turing Award

Judea Pearl, professor of computer science at the University of California, Los Angeles, is the winner of the 2011 ACM A.M. Turing Award.  

COLT/ICML Open Problems and ICML Instructions
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COLT/ICML Open Problems and ICML Instructions

Open problems will be presented in a joint session in the evening of the COLT/ICML overlap day. If you have a difficult, theoretically definable problem in machine...

Most Smartphone Apps Are Spyware
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Most Smartphone Apps Are Spyware

Why does  this flashlight app use an Internet connection? Why does this Bible quotes app want my location data? Why does this game want my contacts list?

All Grown ­Up Now: Service and Serial Reciprocity
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All Grown ­Up Now: Service and Serial Reciprocity

Computing is central to the debate about so many aspects of our present and future that we have a duty and responsibility to be active and enthusiastic participants...

SC11: The Cray, Fernbach, and Kennedy Awards
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SC11: The Cray, Fernbach, and Kennedy Awards

The Cray, Fernbach, and Kennedy awards and the work of the recipients reflect the evolving interplay of technology, software, applications and algorithms in advancing...

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John McCarthy

The contributions and personality of John McCarthy, one of the pioneers of computer science.
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