After almost 17 years, I am retiring and stepping down as ACM CEO. Serving as CEO has been the highlight of my career and a privilege.
It is that time of year when ACM once again celebrates the accomplishments of an impressive array of contributors to our field, profession, and to ACM.
Vinton G. Cerf
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the Editor
Many computer science textbooks explore the concept of a last-in first-out stack by comparing it to the stack of plates in the cafeteria. Yet the plate-stack analogy is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to computer …
Mark Guzdial says computer science teachers should use more evidence, less intuition.
The growth of structural biology brings new challenges for the world's protein data archive.
Smartphone apps are driving changes in the way people park. Sensors, crowdsourcing, and big data are making it easier to find open parking spots.
Over the next decade, the population of Estonia is expected to soar more than 600% as the country becomes the first in the world to open its borders to an influx of e-residents.
Klaus Tschira, the entrepreneur, software pioneer, and patron and supporter of scientific research who died unexpectedly on March 31st, 2015, made numerous lasting contributions to the scientific community.
Michael Stonebraker didn't realize at the outset that it would take six years to create INGRES, one of the world's first relational databases.
COLUMN: Inside risks
Revisiting network neutrality.
COLUMN: The profession of IT
Fernando Flores, president of Chile's National Innovation Council for Competitiveness, discusses a new common sense about innovation.
Peter J. Denning
COLUMN: Kode vicious
No one expects the Spanish Acquisition.
George V. Neville-Neil
Considering the implications of digital data removal implementations.
Meg Leta Jones
Computing crosses cosmology and makes the case for agnosticism.
Recently appointed U.S. CTO Megan Smith discusses her evolving governmental role.
Vinton G. Cerf
Lessons learned managing a data science research team.
. . . or: How I stopped worrying and learned to love time.
Štěpán Davidovič, Kavita Guliani
SECTION: Contributed articles
Even without it, some ingenious methods can be developed to help verify users' social media behavioral patterns.
Reza Zafarani, Huan Liu
Formal executable models enable systematic evaluation of system designs prior to implementation and deployment.
Kurt Jensen, Lars M. Kristensen
Leslie Lamport is the recipient of the 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award.
SECTION: Review articles
Future Internet testbeds permit experiments not possible in today's public Net or commercial cloud services.
Mark Berman, Piet Demeester, Jae Woo Lee, Kiran Nagaraja, Michael Zink, Didier Colle, Dilip Kumar Krishnappa, Dipankar Raychaudhuri, Henning Schulzrinne, Ivan Seskar, Sachin Sharma
SECTION: Research highlights
The authors of IllumiRoom investigate what AR/VR could look like in a truly social environment — the living room.
IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept system that surrounds a television with projected light, bringing video games, and film experiences out of the TV screen and into the real world.
Brett R. Jones, Hrvoje Benko, Eyal Ofek, Andrew D. Wilson
COLUMN: Last byte
Michael Stonebraker on Ingres, Postgres, dividing his time between academia and start-ups, and why "one size fits none."