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Technical Perspective: 'What Is the Ideal Operating System?'
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Technical Perspective: 'What Is the Ideal Operating System?'

The authors of "Set the Configuration for the Heart of the OS" put a fresh view on the practicability of automatic kernel debloating.

Set the Configuration for the Heart of the OS
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Set the Configuration for the Heart of the OS: On the Practicality of Operating System Kernel Debloating

This paper presents a study on the practicality of operating system kernel debloating, that is, reducing kernel code that is not needed by the target applications...

Technical Perspective: How Do Experts Learn New Programming Languages?
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Technical Perspective: How Do Experts Learn New Programming Languages?

"Here We Go Again: Why Is It Difficult for Developers to Learn Another Programming Language?" by Shrestha et al. provides insight into the difficulty of learning...

Here We Go Again
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Here We Go Again: Why Is It Difficult for Developers to Learn Another Programming Language?

Our findings demonstrate that interference is a widespread phenomenon, forcing programmers to adopt suboptimal, opportunistic learning strategies.

Technical Perspective: Applying Design-Space Exploration to Quantum Architectures
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Technical Perspective: Applying Design-Space Exploration to Quantum Architectures

"Toward Systematic Architectural Design of Near-Term Trapped Ion Quantum Computers" presents a study on scaling trapped-ion quantum architectures, and challenges...

Toward Systematic Architectural Design of Near-Term Trapped Ion Quantum Computers
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Toward Systematic Architectural Design of Near-Term Trapped Ion Quantum Computers

Toward realizing QCCD-based trapped ion systems with 50-100 qubits, we perform an extensive application-driven architectural study evaluating the key design choices...

Technical Perspective: Personalized Recommendation of PoIs to People with Autism
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Technical Perspective: Personalized Recommendation of PoIs to People with Autism

"Supporting People with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Exploration of PoIs" is an example of work that takes seriously the task of supporting a small group that...

Supporting People with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Exploration of PoIs
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Supporting People with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Exploration of PoIs: An Inclusive Recommender System

We propose a novel Top-N recommendation model that combines information about an autistic user's idiosyncratic aversions with her/his preferences in a personalized...

Technical Perspective: On Proofs, Entanglement, and Games
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Technical Perspective: On Proofs, Entanglement, and Games

"MIP* = RE," by Zhengfeng Ji et al., studies quantum interactive proofs.

MIP* = RE
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MIP* = RE

In this work, we study a fourth modification to the notion of efficient verification that originates in the study of quantum entanglement.

Technical Perspective: Does Your Experiment Smell?
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Technical Perspective: Does Your Experiment Smell?

"PlanAlyzer," by Emma Tosch et al., details PlanAlyzer software, the first tool to statically check the validity of online experiments.

PlanAlyzer
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PlanAlyzer: Assessing Threats to the Validity of Online Experiments

We present the first approach for checking the internal validity of online experiments statically, that is, from code alone.

Technical Perspective: Tracking Pandemic-Driven Internet Traffic
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Technical Perspective: Tracking Pandemic-Driven Internet Traffic

"A Year in Lockdown," by Anja Feldmann, et al., offers a detailed look at how Internet traffic changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Year in Lockdown
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A Year in Lockdown: How the Waves of COVID-19 Impact Internet Traffic

We review the impact of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic on Internet traffic in order to analyze its performance.

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Technical Perspective: Programming Microfluidics to Execute Biological Protocols

The approach taken in "BioScript," by Jason Ott, et al., is an example of how programming languages can help develop executable protocols that are conforming, understandable...

BioScript
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BioScript: Programming Safe Chemistry on Laboratories-on-a-Chip

This paper introduces BioScript, a domain-specific language for programmable biochemistry that executes on emerging microfluidic platforms.

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Technical Perspective: Deciphering Errors to Reduce the Cost of Quantum Computation

In "Constant Overhead Quantum Fault Tolerance with Quantum Expander Codes," by Omar Fawzi, et al., the authors produce an algorithm that can rapidly deduce the...

Constant Overhead Quantum Fault Tolerance with Quantum Expander Codes
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Constant Overhead Quantum Fault Tolerance with Quantum Expander Codes

In this paper, we study the asymptotic scaling of the space overhead needed for fault-tolerant quantum computation.

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Technical Perspective: BLeak: Semantics-Aware Leak Detection in the Web

What is the right leak oracle that can precisely capture the behavior of leaks in Web applications? "BLeak: Automatically Debugging Memory Leaks in Web Applications...

BLeak
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BLeak: Automatically Debugging Memory Leaks in Web Applications

This paper introduces BLeak (Browser Leak debugger), the first system for automatically debugging memory leaks in web applications.
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