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ACM Computing Week '95


ACM Forum


Reforming telecommunications law

The heroic effort to rewrite the nation's 60-year-old telecommunications law failed in September when Sen. Fritz Hollings (D-S.C.), chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, gave up trying to bring his vehicle for reform, Bill  …

Standards: free or sold?

Why do some standards development organizations (SDOs) provide standards for free and others charge significant amounts of money for them? The fees from the sale of standards and the stringent policies on sharing copies of standards …

Issues and challenges in ATM networks


ATM concepts, architectures, and protocols

Asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) is often described as the future computer networking paradigm that will bring high-speed communications to the desktop. What is ATM? How is it different from today's networking technologies? This …

ATM network: goals and challenges

Asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) can provide both circuit and packet-switching services with the same protocol, and this integration of circuit and packet-switching services can be beneficial in many ways. Four major benefits …

Secure communications in ATM networks

High-speed networking technology and standards have progressed dramatically in the past few years and much attention is now focused on deployment efforts, such as the North Carolina Information Highway (NCIH) [7], and applications …

Building future medical education environments over ATM networks

The educational requirements of our society are changing. It is no longer sufficient to obtain an education at a single point in time and be done; rather, education must be a lifelong process to allow people, particularly those …

ATM connection and traffic management schemes for multimedia internetworking


Improvements to TCP performance in high-speed ATM networks


ATM virtual private networks

Asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) networks are aimed at supporting a variety of services, including voice, video and data, while allowing the users to efficiently share network resources. Efficiency and flexibility in managing …

Technical correspondence


Inside risks: Computers as substitute soldiers?

Technological edge has been sought throughout military history, and today's versions of the longer lance are the computerized, integrated systems that reach pervasively into enemy space. They are intended to provide efficiencies …