While the new ideas generated at the ACM Strategic Planning Retreat are likely to have a significant impact on ACM's activities going forward, I view them as defining only a relatively short-term agenda not fully addressing some …
Alexander L. Wolf
The second Heidelberg Laureate Forum was even better than the first, if that is possible.
Vinton G. Cerf
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the Editor
British philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham would have wholeheartedly endorsed many of the accountability mechanisms Stefan Bechtold and Adrian Perrig outlined in "Accountability in Future Internet Architectures" …
Mark Guzdial suggests computer science education needs to be aimed at adults before teaching it to children; Lawrence M. Fisher finds the volunteer spirit behind ACM Special Interest Groups.
Mark Guzdial, Lawrence M. Fisher
Parallel computing has become increasingly important as chipmakers put more and more processor cores on individual chips.
New apps and pods improve the virtual and actual retail experiences by ensuring clothing and cosmetics look good on you before you buy them.
As online reviews become increasingly important to e-commerce and social media sites, computer scientists work on ways to ensure their authenticity.
COLUMN: Economic and business dimensions
Improving the sharing economy will require addressing myriad problems.
Arvind Malhotra, Marshall Van Alstyne
COLUMN: Legally speaking
Recapping influential U.S. Supreme Court decisions rendered earlier this year.
COLUMN: Computing ethics
Recognizing the inherent limitations of consent and anonymity.
Solon Barocas, Helen Nissenbaum
Seeking to address the most important issues facing the computer education research community.
Steve Cooper, Shuchi Grover, Mark Guzdial, Beth Simon
COLUMN: Privacy and security
Considering recent privacy- and security-related events through this column.
A critical review of open innovation systems.
Mark Klein, Gregorio Convertino
How to encourage better user security practices and behavior
Terrence August, Robert August, Hyoduk Shin
Better education needed to develop the discipline.
Conditional dependency resolution.
Looking at the design and benefits of X10.
John T. Richards, Jonathan Brezin, Calvin B. Swart, Christine A. Halverson
SECTION: Contributed articles
Pixels labeled with a scene's semantics and geometry let computers describe what they see.
Stephen Gould, Xuming He
Strong ties connect individuals in the same community; weak ties connect individuals in different communities.
Pasquale De Meo, Emilio Ferrara, Giacomo Fiumara, Alessandro Provetti
SECTION: Review articles
It's not just about being fair.
SECTION: Research highlights
For years, graphics programs have simulated fabric as a collection of fibers, requiring tweaks to algorithms for each new fabric. "Building Volumetric Appearance Models of Fabric Using Micro CT Imaging" solves this problem in …
Visualizing and rendering cloth has been an important area of graphics research for decades. This paper proposes a new approach to acquiring volume models, based on density data from CT scans and appearance data from photographs …
Shuang Zhao, Wenzel Jakob, Steve Marschner, Kavita Bala
COLUMN: Last byte
Peter Winkler's mathematically elegant, often whimsical puzzles have been a joy to read and wrestle with. My columns now embark on a different path. Each will come in two parts: one quite doable, the other an "upstart," or insolent …