DEPARTMENT: Cerf's up
The Internet is equally available for beneficial and harmful purposes as is often the case with infrastructure open to public use. How can we preserve its beneficial uses and diminish unwanted harmful abuse?
Vinton G. Cerf
Mark Guzdial assesses the outlook for students taking computer science classes at the high school level.
Specialized techniques may make it possible to induce selective 'amnesia' in machine learning models.
Why is it taking so long for autonomous vehicles to hit the road?
Leading technologists and thinkers are concerned about technology's impact on our ethical thinking.
COLUMN: Technology strategy and management
Tracking the myriad factors influencing shifting supply chains.
COLUMN: The profession of IT
Computing professionals use powerful abstractions to tame complexity in large software systems and distributed networks.
Peter J. Denning
COLUMN: Kode Vicious
Debuggers and assertions.
George V. Neville-Neil
Opening the black box or Pandora's Box?
Veda C. Storey, Roman Lukyanenko, Wolfgang Maass, Jeffrey Parsons
How AI and science are shaping each other.
Andrew A. Chien
SECTION: Europe Region special section
The second Communications Regional Special Section spotlighting European countries and Israel highlights selected research and innovation projects in areas of traditional European CS strengths.
Jessica R. Cauchard, Matthias Jarke, Nuria Oliver
SECTION: Europe Region special section: Hot topics
European institutes provide major worldwide contributions to research in multiple computer science domains.
Dima Kagan, Michael Fire, Galit Fuhrmann Alpert
A new generation of wearable devices, so-called epidermal devices modeled after human skin, promises significantly better compatibility with the human body.
Mobility data can provide near real-time insights before, during, and after a disaster, when understanding population movements and mobility is important to the efficient provision of aid.
Thomas R. C. Smallwood, Véronique Lefebvre, Linus Bengtsson
The UiPath platform provides core capabilities that make it easy to build, deploy, and manage software robots that emulate humans' interactions with information systems to perform certain tasks in business processes.
The Gaia-X project, with more than 300 members, aims at a federated data architecture that comprises not only data and smart services, but also cloud infrastructure services.
Six leading European supercomputing centers are harmonizing and federating their e-infrastructure services portfolio with the goal of supporting a variety of science and engineering communities.
Sadaf R. Alam, Javier Bartolome, Michele Carpene, Kalle Happonen, Jacques-Charles Lafoucriere, Dirk Pleiter
Not only data but physical and virtual objects will be controlled with 6G. This requires addressing trustworthiness of the system and its services at an unprecedented level.
Gerhard P. Fettweis, Holger Boche
The Excellence Cluster "Internet of Production," started in 2019, aims at a new level of digital collaboration with data, models, and knowledge in production. The core idea is establishing a "worldwide lab" for cross-domain learning …
Gertrude Kappel, Christian Brecher, Matthias Brockmann, István Koren
Traditional management solutions for telco networks are reaching their limits in dealing with today's complex ecosystem. Novel solutions are required to guarantee strict service requirements and effective resource management. …
Diego Perino, Kleomenis Katevas, Andra Lutu, Eduard Marin, Nicolas Kourtellis
The AI, Data and Robotics Association was founded to strengthen European competitiveness, societal well-being, and environmental sustainability.
Edward Curry, Fredrik Heintz, Morten Irgens, Arnold W. M. Smeulders, Stefano Stramigioli
AI research and machine learning in particular aims at a new level of AI with considerably enhanced and broader capabilities for skill acquisition and problem solving.
SECTION: Europe Region special section: Big trends
The transition of energy systems toward renewable sources has led to a strong need for essential contributions from the computer science community to maintain stability and security of supply, particularly for the electric power …
Hartmut Schmeck, Antonello Monti, Veit Hagenmeyer
The trustworthiness of AI systems must be planned, rather than an afterthought.
Stuart E. Middleton, Emmanuel Letouzé, Ali Hossaini, Adriane Chapman
With the EU Regulatory Framework for AI, the European Commission aims at introducing the first comprehensive legal framework on AI.
Tommaso Di Noia, Nava Tintarev, Panagiota Fatourou, Markus Schedl
The European MobiGuide project aimed to develop a generic architecture to support chronic patients and their clinicians.
Mor Peleg, Yuval Shahar, Silvana Quaglini
We describe process mining's European roots as well as developments in the field, and show how it differs from traditional process management and automation.
Wil van der Aalst
We present highlights of EU-level quantum computing initiatives, argue the need for quantum software engineering, and shed light on possible research directions.
Shaukat Ali, Tao Yue, Rui Abreu
Building privacy-preserving systems for machine learning and data science on decentralized data.
Kallista Bonawitz, Peter Kairouz, Brendan Mcmahan, Daniel Ramage
SECTION: Contributed articles
Personalized learning models can cut student dropout rates, boost student success, improve the integration of online and on-site students, better support teachers in mixed-teaching modalities, enhance accessibility, and more. …
Marco Furini, Ombretta Gaggi, Silvia Mirri, Manuela Montangero, Elvira Pelle, Francesco Poggi, Catia Prandi
A better understanding and use of unstructured data can improve customer loyalty and relationships for most organizations.
Jorge Fresneda, Jeremy Hui, Chelsey Hill
SECTION: Research highlights
The authors of "Cognitive Biases in Software Development" rightly highlight the need for situated studies that examine cognitive bias 'in the wild' during software development activity.
We conducted a two-part field study to examine the extent to which cognitive biases occur, the consequences of these biases on developer behavior, and the practices and tools that developers use to deal with these biases.
Souti Chattopadhyay, Nicholas Nelson, Audrey Au, Natalia Morales, Christopher Sanchez, Rahul Pandita, Anita Sarma
In "FANG," the authors focus on a strategy of automatically detecting disinformation campaigns on online media with a new graph-based, contextual technique for fake news detection.
We propose Factual News Graph (FANG), a novel graphical social context representation and learning framework for fake news detection.
Van-Hoang Nguyen, Kazunari Sugiyama, Preslav Nakov, Min-Yen Kan
COLUMN: Last byte