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Is Academia Guilty of Intellectual Colonization of Practice?
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Is Academia Guilty of Intellectual Colonization of Practice?

Researchers should not treat practitioners as mere objects of their studies or simple sources of data, but work towards creating research partnerships with practitioners...

A Jolt or Two (Part 1)
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A Jolt or Two (Part 1)

You cannot learn something if you think you already know it, and don't.

The Robots are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet.)
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The Robots are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet.)

Programs fix themselves! Today! It's scary!

Computing: Art, Magic, Science
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Computing: Art, Magic, Science

A new EdX MOOC emphasizes abstractions, Design by Contract and software quality.

Hadoop at a Crossroads?
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Hadoop at a Crossroads?

A few facts and opinions and a couple of announcements, with a prediction on where the "Hadoop stack" might be going.

Typing Without Typing
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Typing Without Typing

Type inference made practical for an object-oriented/functional programming language.

Run-Time Assertions: What Are You Waiting For?
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Run-Time Assertions: What Are You Waiting For?

Would Design by Contract have avoided Heartbleed?

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.

The First Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013
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The First Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) 2013 is an annual event where 200 young researchers get to meet with and learn from 40 Turing Award, Fields Medal, Abel Prize...

Turing's 1936 Paper and the First Dutch Computers
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Turing's 1936 Paper and the First Dutch Computers

The following question has polarized the computer-science community: Did Alan Turing's 1936 paper 'On Computable Numbers' influence the early history of computer...

Apocalypse No! (Part 2)
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Apocalypse No! (Part 2)

Catastrophism and reliance on dubious studies have no place in serious discussions of software engineering.

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.

A Fundamental Duality of Software Engineering
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A Fundamental Duality of Software Engineering

What is the value of that function for x = 6?

Daniel Spielman Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Award
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Daniel Spielman Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Award

Daniel Spielman, Henry Ford II Professor of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Applied Science at Yale University, is the latest computer scientist to receive a...

Should Computer Scientists Change How They Publish?
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Should Computer Scientists Change How They Publish?

One of the most popular panels at Snowbird was "Publication Models in Computing Research: Is a Change Needed? Are We Ready for a Change?"  

Turing's Sunflowers
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Turing's Sunflowers

It's the Turing Centenary Year. Why not plant a sunflower to celebrate? Manchester University, Manchester Science Festival and the Museum of Science and Industry...

Avoiding the Rabbit Hole of Bad Science
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Avoiding the Rabbit Hole of Bad Science

The scandal surrounding the recently published so-called empirical evidence for precognition has caused psychologists to reconsider the way they analyze their data...

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...
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