DEPARTMENT: Editorial pointers
DEPARTMENT: News track
COLUMN: Practical programmer
A story of zealotry and chicanery.
Computer science and engineering needs an intellectually rigorous, analytical, teachable design process to ensure development of systems we all can live with.
COLUMN: On site
Firsthand observations trace the current state, future potential, and obstacles ahead for Japanese academia.
SPECIAL ISSUE: Interactive immersion in 3D graphics
Complex 3D worlds built from scientific data or transformed into multiplayer games can be experienced naturally, not just viewed through flat 2D windows.
Medical sculptors and neurosurgeons create virtual 3D cranial models based on patient CT data superimposed over their hands as if they were sculpting physical models.
Tapping the compelling illusion of physical interaction with paints, brushes, surfaces, color, and light, users express the nuances of their visual and emotional imaginations.
In hybrid environments, where real and virtual overlap, participants naturally see, touch, and manipulate the object at hand.
How to expose the internal 3D structures of multiplayer games and architectural models by automatically generating interactive exploded views.
How to automatically reformat, resize, and paginate electronic text and graphics so documents look as good on displays of any size as they do on paper.
Considering alternatives to hierarchical authentication structures that are not sufficiently secure for communication on open networks such as the Internet.
The lack of evidence for message receipt is a missing piece of the infrastructure required for the more professional use of email.
In pursuit of the $1.2-trillion-a-day opportunity.
ACM played host to over 200 industry luminaries at its 2004 Awards Banquet held June 5 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The event recognizes technical excellence and outstanding service to the computing field. The 2003 award …
As many companies have learned in the last decade, the reality of telecommuting does not reflect the hype, the expected potential, or the existing literature.
The commercial potential for voice technology innovations currently being developed by the U.S. Navy is immense.
Buy or rent? This question applies not only to houses and cars, but now to software.
COLUMN: Inside risks