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Viewpoint: Time For Computer Science to Grow Up
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Viewpoint: Time For Computer Science to Grow Up

As the computer science field has evolved, so should the methods for disseminating computing research results.

Education: Alice 3
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Education: Alice 3: Concrete to Abstract

The innovative Alice 3 programming environment, currently in beta testing, teaches students to program with Alice and Java software.

Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?
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Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?

A frequent question I hear about Communications, and about ACM publishing in general, involves its access model. I am asked: "Why don't you adopt the open-access...

­sing Computer Models to Predict War
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­sing Computer Models to Predict War

New York University professor Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has developed a computer model that can forecast the outcomes of international conflicts, and the U.S. Defense...

Ray Ozzie on the Potential of Cloud Computing
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Ray Ozzie on the Potential of Cloud Computing

Wired magazine writer and author Steven Levy interviews Microsoft Corp.'s Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie about the value of cloud computing and how it will...

Ray Ozzie on the Potential of Cloud Computing
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Ray Ozzie on the Potential of Cloud Computing

Wired magazine writer and author Steven Levy interviews Microsoft Corp.'s Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie about the value of cloud computing and how it will...

Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully ­nderstand the Web
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Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully ­nderstand the Web

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants to put the Web under the microscope to investigate how it changes our behavior. He discusses the Web Science Research...

Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully ­nderstand the Web
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Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully ­nderstand the Web

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants to put the Web under the microscope to investigate how it changes our behavior. He discusses the Web Science Research...

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The Grill: Caroline Ross

The modification of random-access memory (RAM) to help boost computer performance is the goal of Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Caroline Ross....

Q&A: Corrado Priami Explains Why Computer Science Is Systems Biology's Best Foundation
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Q&A: Corrado Priami Explains Why Computer Science Is Systems Biology's Best Foundation

"Computer science is the best candidate for laying the foundation of systems biology, and not mathematics as it has been thought so far," says University of Trento...

Robert Kahn: A Different Kind of Internet
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Robert Kahn: A Different Kind of Internet

Robert E. Kahn of the nonprofit Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) envisions an Internet that manages information rather than just moves it around...

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Flaws in Web's Much-Touted Wolframalpha

When a free Web service called WolframAlpha launches in the coming days, the public will get to try a "computational knowledge engine" that has had technology insiders...

An Interview with Jon Kleinberg
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An Interview with Jon Kleinberg

Jon Kleinberg tallied a long list of awards and achievements before being named recipient of the 2008 ACM – Infosys Foundation Award in the Computer Sciences at...

An Interview with Jon Kleinberg
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An Interview with Jon Kleinberg

Jon Kleinberg tallied a long list of awards and achievements before being named recipient of the 2008 ACM – Infosys Foundation Award in the Computer Sciences at...

Inventor: Ssl Not to Blame For Security Woes
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Inventor: Ssl Not to Blame For Security Woes

It is unfair to blame Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for security woes because system weaknesses are usually attributed to the browser, while SSL is simply a protocol...

Xeround's Yarkoni Talks About the Cloud, Databases and More
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Xeround's Yarkoni Talks About the Cloud, Databases and More

Charlotte Yarkoni joined Xeround as chief executive officer 16 months ago. Now, the former Amdocs and Cingular executive is transitioning the software company from...

The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Software as a Service
From Communications of the ACM

The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Software as a Service

The commercial opportunities of software as a service are widely hyped these days and many think SaaS is the future of software. That might be true in the medium...

World Wide Web Consortium's Ivan Herman Talks About the Semantic Web
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World Wide Web Consortium's Ivan Herman Talks About the Semantic Web

The Semantic Web could lead to the creation of "mash-ups on steroids," according to Ivan Herman, the World Wide Web Consortium's Semantic Web activity lead. "If...

Google's Alfred Spector on the Hot Seat
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Google's Alfred Spector on the Hot Seat

Google vice president of research Alfred Spector says the search giant is working on a wide variety of research projects. One project is Search by Voice, an intuitive...

Computing as Social Science
From Communications of the ACM

Computing as Social Science

College students must be shown that computer science is social, relevant, important, and caring. The way computer science is taught can hold students' interest...
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