It is time to revisit and update the purpose of ACM. It must be "to advance the science and profession of computing for the public good."
Moshe Y. Vardi
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the editor
Moshe Vardi suggests in his January 2020 column that ACM conferences do more to support remote participation. I have several concerns about his proposals.
Robin K. Hill explains the ethical responsibility of the computing professional with respect to voting systems.
Robin K. Hill
The technology promises to advance semiconductors and computing, but also introduces new questions and challenges.
Wake steering can help ever-larger turbines work together more efficiently on wind farms.
Translation devices are getting better at making speech and text understandable in different languages.
Culturally responsive computing repurposes computer science education by making it meaningful to not only students, but also to their families and communities.
Michael Lachney, Aman Yadav
COLUMN: The profession of IT
Artificial intelligence has confronted us with a raft of dilemmas that challenge us to decide what values are important in our designs.
Peter J. Denning, Dorothy E. Denning
Considering the far-reaching and fundamental implications of computing beyond digital computers.
Considering the merits of several models and approaches to Internet governance.
Kieron O'Hara, Wendy Hall
The U.S. NHTSA's levels of automation are a liability for automated vehicles.
Marc Canellas, Rachel Haga
Balancing sustainability and science.
Benjamin C. Pierce, Michael Hicks, Crista Lopes, Jens Palsberg
The hardware root of trust.
The resilience of Internet-facing systems relies on what is above the line of representation.
Richard I. Cook
SECTION: Contributed articles
A platform for creating a crowdsourced picture of human opinions on how machines should handle moral dilemmas.
Edmond Awad, Sohan Dsouza, Jean-François Bonnefon, Azim Shariff, Iyad Rahwan
When the value increases engagement, engagement increases the value.
Darja Smite, Nils Brede Moe, Marcin Floryan, Georgiana Levinta, Panagiota Chatzipetrou
A codable computer half the size of a credit card is inspiring students worldwide to develop core computing skills in fun and creative ways.
Jonny Austin, Howard Baker, Thomas Ball, James Devine, Joe Finney, Peli De Halleux, Steve Hodges, Michał Moskal, Gareth Stockdale
SECTION: Review articles
Technologies for manipulating our digital appearance alter the way the world sees us as well as the way we see ourselves.
Ohad Fried, Jennifer Jacobs, Adam Finkelstein, Maneesh Agrawala
Exploring the vision of a model-based framework that may enable broader engagement with and informed decision making about sustainability issues.
Jörg Kienzle, Gunter Mussbacher, Benoit Combemale, Lucy Bastin, Nelly Bencomo, Jean-Michel Bruel, Christoph Becker, Stefanie Betz, Ruzanna Chitchyan, Betty H. C. Cheng, Sonja Klingert, Richard F. Paige, Birgit Penzenstadler, Norbert Seyff, Eugene Syriani, Colin C. Venters
SECTION: Research highlights
Instead of handing trace records off to a collector for long-term storage and future processing, the system described in "Pivot Tracing: Dynamic Causal Monitoring for Distributed Systems," by Jonathan Mace, et al
., installs continuous …
This paper presents Pivot Tracing, a monitoring framework for distributed systems, which addresses the limitations of today's monitoring and diagnosis tools by combining dynamic instrumentation with a novel relational operator …
Jonathan Mace, Ryan Roelke, Rodrigo Fonseca
COLUMN: Last byte
A compromise proposal toward a solution to making it impossible for a would-be tyrant to exceed reasonable authority.