DEPARTMENT: Editorial pointers
DEPARTMENT: News track
DEPARTMENT: President's letter
David A. Patterson
COLUMN: Technology strategy and management
Searching for the most successful combination of usefulness, expansiveness, and sustainability.
Michael A. Cusumano
Computing is its own virtual world, bound only by its practitioners' imaginations and creativity.
DEPARTMENT: SIGs elections
DEPARTMENT: Hot links
SPECIAL ISSUE: Medical image modeling tools and applications
Medical image analysis and modeling are essential to many fields of medicine, including radiology, surgery, and medical education. Traditionally, doctors have based their practice on 2D images, such as those produced from scanners …
The goal of surgical simulation is to provide highly realistic training to increase the diffusion of innovative and less-invasive procedures while decreasing the surgeon's learning curve. Consider, for instance, the development …
Herve Delingette, Nicholas Ayache
A computer-graphics-based alternative to conventional optical colonoscopy, known as virtual colonoscopy (VC) or computed tomography colonography (CTC), is rapidly gaining popularity. During this procedure, which was concurrently …
Arie E. Kaufman, Sarang Lakare, Kevin Kreeger, Ingmar Bitter
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the Western world and consequently the study of normal and pathological heart behavior is an active research area. In particular, the study of the shape and motion of the heart is …
Kyoungju Park, Albert Montillo, Dimitris Metaxas, Leon Axel
The introduction of the Visible Human Project by Ackerman in 1995, described in the seminal paper in 1996 , brought a promise to anatomists that these two frozen, milled, and digitized cadavers---the Visible Male and Female …
Celina Imielinska, Pat Molholt
Societies often create smaller subsets or communities that connect with one another for commerce and intellectual exchange over mutual interests. In science and engineering, the need for communication among researchers is often …
Terry S. Yoo, Michael J. Ackerman
DEPARTMENT: Professional de-charter notice
DEPARTMENT: Student de-charter notice
Discussing whether IT architecture should be centralized or decentralized is as old as the technology itself. We propose that, notwithstanding the various perspectives that have been brought to the debate, what is missing thus …
J. Roberto Evaristo, Kevin C. Desouza, Kevin Hollister
Web-based businesses succeed by cultivating consumers' trust, starting with their beliefs, attitudes, intentions, and willingness to perform transactions at Web sites and with the organizations behind them.
A.F. Salam, Lakshmi Iyer, Prashant Palvia, Rahul Singh
In today's information-based economy, organizations must avoid costly information security breaches. Unfortunately, organizations cannot make all of their information 100% secure all of the time. There are economic, as well as …
Lawrence D. Bodin, Lawrence A. Gordon, Martin P. Loeb
Mobile and wireless devices are enabling organizations to conduct business more effectively. Mobile applications can be used to support e-commerce with customers and suppliers, and to conduct e-business within and across organizational …
Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Keng Siau, Hong Sheng
Many have studied and ranked the quality of computing journals over the last 15 years. This composite of the top 50 was created by examining how those rankings fared over time and across studies.
R. Kelly Rainer, Mark D. Miller
Systems to help coordinate responder communication and response efforts in order to minimize the threat to human life and damage to property.
Yufei Yuan, Brian Detlor
COLUMN: Technical opinion
Novice programmers should be taught not only the value of faithfully representing objects but, even more important, multiple programming paradigms as well.
It is imperative that online government services appreciate the navigational needs of an ever-growing segment of their constituency.
Shirley Ann Becker
COLUMN: Inside risks
Peter G. Neumann