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DEPARTMENT: Editorial pointers

Editorial Pointers


DEPARTMENT: News track

News Track


DEPARTMENT: Forum

Forum


COLUMN: Digital village

Fungible Credentials and Next-Generation Fraud

Digital technology is easing access and lowering barriers for a new generation of criminal.
DEPARTMENT: ACM distinguished members

ACM Honors Distinguished Members For Contributions to Computing

Inaugural class represents leading industries, research labs, and universities.
DEPARTMENT: Hot links

Top 10 Downloads from ACM's Digital Library


COLUMN: Viewpoint

Robots Make Computer Science Personal

They also make it more hands-on, real, practical, and immediate, inspiring a new generation of scientists' deep interest in the field.
SPECIAL ISSUE: Software product line engineering

Introduction


Getting There from Here: A Roadmap For Software Product Line Adoption

Mapping the technical and business activities and steps required for successful organizational adoption.

New Methods in Software Product Line Practice

Examining the benefits of next-generation SPL methods.

The Challenges of Broadening the Scope of Software Product Families

Addressing the challenges involved in broadening the scope of software product families.

Automated Analysis of Feature Models: Challenges Ahead


Software Product Line Modeling Made Practical

An example from the Swedish Defense Industry.

Feature-Oriented Variability Management in Product Line Engineering

Implementing feature-oriented variability modeling throughout the life cycle.

Multi-Level Customization in Application Engineering

Developing mechanisms for mapping features to analysis models.

Product Management For Software Product Lines: An -nsolved Problem?


Change Management Patterns in Software Product Lines

Establishing effective change management practices to prevent uncontrolled evolution of the product platform.

Formal Verification and Software Product Lines

Using formal verification techniques to verify designs within a product line.

Software Product Line Testing

Exploring principles and potential solutions.

Multi-Agent System Product Lines: Challenges and Benefits


A Quality-Based Cost Estimation Model For the Product Line Life Cycle


RFID and the End of Cash?

RFID-embedded money is likely to mean the end of anonymous transactions and with it one of the last bastions of personal anonymity.

What Can Context Do For Web Services?

Context-aware Web service would significantly benefit the interactions between human, applications, and the environment.

Software Frameworks For Advanced Procurement Auction Markets

A range of versatile auction formats are coming that allow more flexibility in specifying demand and supply.

How They Manage IT: SMEs in Canada and the U.S.

Small and medium-sized companies in the U.S. make better use of IT than their Canadian counterparts.
COLUMN: Technical opinion

Web Site Success Metrics: Addressing the Duality of Goals


COLUMN: Inside risks

Liability Risks in Reusing Third-Party Software