Ownership of intellectual property is fast becoming a battleground in the 21st century, with today's economy being increasingly driven by large corporations dependent on these intangible assets.
Moshe Y. Vardi
ACM has not grown in a way commensurate with the evident growth of programmers in the profession. The question is whether and how ACM can adapt its activities and offerings to increase the participation of these professionals …
Vinton G. Cerf
Mark Guzdial considers the consequences of requiring all schoolchildren to study computer science.
Obfuscation protects code by making it so impenetrable that access to it won't help a hacker understand how it works.
Computer-controlled robotic surgical systems and tumor-targeting radiation systems provide a greater level of precision in treatment than doctors alone can provide.
Facial recognition and privacy concerns.
COLUMN: Privacy and security
The challenges and potential approaches to applying privacy research in engineering practice.
An agent-based approach to integrating computing in secondary-school science courses.
Uri Wilensky, Corey E. Brady, Michael S. Horn
COLUMN: Global computing
Designing for the mobile phone to shared PC pipeline.
COLUMN: Kode Vicious
Shortchanged by open source.
George V. Neville-Neil
Considering a program for cross-disciplinary research between computer scientists and economists studying the effects of computers on work.
Frank Levy, Richard J. Murnane
Seeking to enrich the search experience by allowing for extra time and alternate resources.
Jaime Teevan, Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Ryen W. White, Susan Dumais
Many disparate use cases can be satisfied with a single storage system.
Mark Cavage, David Pacheco
How to generate funding for free and open source software.
Addressing the needs of professional software development.
Michael J. Lutz, J. Fernando Naveda, James R. Vallino
SECTION: Contributed articles
To destabilize terrorist organizations, the <code>STONE</code> algorithms identify a set of operatives whose removal would maximally reduce lethality.
Francesca Spezzano, V. S. Subrahmanian, Aaron Mannes
Example-based reasoning techniques developed for programming languages also help automate repetitive tasks in education.
SECTION: Review articles
Though maximum flow algorithms have a long history, revolutionary progress is still being made.
Andrew V. Goldberg, Robert E. Tarjan
SECTION: Research highlights
The following paper is a breakthrough in which the authors offer a formula to calculate the probability of reading data that was not written by one of the K most recent writes.
Philip A. Bernstein
Eventual consistency is often "good enough" for practitioners given its latency and availability benefits. In this work, we explain this phenomenon and demonstrate that eventually consistent systems regularly return consistent …
Peter Bailis, Shivaram Venkataraman, Michael J. Franklin, Joseph M. Hellerstein, Ion Stoica
COLUMN: Last byte
Consider two simple games played by Alice and Bob on a checkerboard or, more generally, on a graph. The games look different, but, as we know, looks can be deceiving . . .