DEPARTMENT: Editorial pointers
DEPARTMENT: News track
COLUMN: The business of software
Seeking solid information on the behavior of modern projects.
COLUMN: Staying connected
Service providers are building their networks right to your door---that is, your den, your bedroom, and your kitchen.
DEPARTMENT: Hot links
Give instructors the option of turning off wireless Web access to accommodate their students' learning styles, in some cases to save them from themselves.
SPECIAL ISSUE: Privacy and security in highly dynamic systems
Enabling novel ways to personalize the relationship with customers without sacrificing their privacy.
Using a server-side architecture to connect specialized enforcement mechanisms with usage control requirements and policies.
Using hardware- and software-based techniques to realize a primitive for externally verifiable code execution.
Cryptographic long-term security is needed, but difficult to achieve. Use flexible cryptographic tools, and have replacements ready.
Using a process modeling-based approach to address privacy and related legal issues arising in an RFID-based augmented reality shopping situation.
COLUMN: A Wiki for discussing and promoting best practices in research
Dealing with the demands of escalating paper submissions is a daunting challenge for conference organizers and program chairs. ACM and IEEE have joined forces to create a forum for sharing ideas on the best ways to handle it …
By applying well-known principlesof intellectual property valuation,sales expectations, growth of maintained software, discounting to present value, and the like, a method is presented for valuingsoftware based on the income …
Sifting through vast collections of unstructured or semistructured data beyond the reach of data mining tools, text mining tracks information sources, links isolated concepts in distant documents, maps relationships between activities …
It limits the damage a virus can do by using the operating system's own security mechanisms to enforce the Principle of Least Authority on individual applications.
Mobile content creators and service providers can leverage users' desire to be unique to expand revenue.
Three Asian economic heavyweights---China, Japan, and South Korea---join IT forces.
COLUMN: Inside risks