There has been sound and fury in the Open Access movement over the past year.
Moshe Y. Vardi
DEPARTMENT: From the president
I recently had the pleasure of visiting our colleagues in India at the ACM-India Council meeting. The ACM-India Council joins the ACM-China and ACM-Europe Councils, as well as the general ACM Council, as the foundation for the …
Vinton G. Cerf
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the editor
Moshe Y. Vardi identified important negative trends in "Will MOOCs Destroy Academia?" (Nov. 2012). But we should regard MOOCs as part of an early, awkward stage of a shift in education likely to produce something unrecognizable …
Jason Hong wonders how anyone can follow the mounting complexity of password rules, and Daniel Reed ponders the attractions of computing.
Jason Hong, Daniel Reed
Computer models may help neurologists unlock the secrets of brain disorders, from Alzheimer's to cancer.
Guided by collective intelligence, teams of small, simple robots could soon accomplish amazing feats.
Symantec says $110 billion annually while McAfee says $1 trillion. Why can't anyone agree?
ACM has recognized 52 of its members for their contributions to computing that are fundamentally advancing technology in healthcare, cybersecurity, science, communications, entertainment, business, and education.
COLUMN: Legally speaking
A currently pending case will have significant implications for secondary markets in digital goods.
COLUMN: Broadening participation
A longitudinal evaluation of the application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes of ACW participants.
Denice Ward Hood, Stafford Hood, Dominica McBride
COLUMN: The profession of IT
Wicked problems and learning environments present tough mood challenges for leaders and teachers. Telepresence and sensory gadgets are unlikely to replace physical presence in these areas.
Peter J. Denning
COLUMN: Computing ethics
Seeking answers to ethical concerns.
Ten idea seeds.
A proposal for result-based funding for research projects.
Racing to unleash the full potential of big data with the latest statistical and machine-learning techniques.
Arun Kumar, Feng Niu, Christopher Ré
It is easy to do amazing things, such as rendering the classic teapot in HTML and CSS.
Brian Beckman, Erik Meijer
Mobile performance issues? Fix the back end, not just the client.
SECTION: Contributed articles
The MAGIC 2010 robot competition showed how well multi-robot teams can work with human teams in urban search.
Edwin Olson, Johannes Strom, Rob Goeddel, Ryan Morton, Pradeep Ranganathan, Andrew Richardson
They deliver the right social service to the right user anytime, anyplace, without divulging personal data.
Nafaâ Jabeur, Sherali Zeadally, Biju Sayed
SECTION: Review articles
Discovering surprises in the face of intractability.
Fedor V. Fomin, Petteri Kaski
SECTION: Research highlights
With video delivery, it appears that once again "the Internet changes everything." In this changed environment, what measures of quality are most relevant, and how are they obtained from consumers no longer tethered to a single …
As Internet-based videos become mainstream, user expectation for high quality is constantly increasing. In this context, it is crucial for content providers to understand how video quality affects user engagement and how to best …
Florin Dobrian, Asad Awan, Dilip Joseph, Aditya Ganjam, Jibin Zhan, Vyas Sekar, Ion Stoica, Hui Zhang
COLUMN: Last byte
Last month (February 2013) we posed a trio of brainteasers concerning probability and dice. Here, we offer solutions to all three. How did you do?
Nancy Lynch talks about achieving consensus, developing algorithms, and mimicking biology in distributed systems.