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Issue 5 • Date May 2000

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  • Search engine politics [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 4
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  • The future of computing [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 4
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  • Not so swift [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 4 - 5
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  • Biometric identity theft [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 5 - 10
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  • Changing the SCE focus from processes to people [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 10
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  • A must-read for program managers [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 10 - 11
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  • Fooling the team is tougher now [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 11
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  • Revisions improve SCE processes [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 11
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  • The future of the OS for internet applications

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 12 - 15
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  • Will wap deliver the wireless internet?

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 16 - 20
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (29)
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  • Gaining intellectual control of software development [Perspectives]

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 27 - 33
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    The results from two workshops on software engineering research strategies, commissioned by the National Science Foundation last year, hint at new directions that software development might take. View full abstract»

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  • The push to make software engineering respectable

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 35 - 43
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    A recognized engineering profession must have an established body of knowledge and skill that its practitioners understand and use consistently. After 30 years, there is still a wide gap between the best and the typical software engineering practices. To close this gap, we need a deeper partnership among industry, academia, and professional societies. We have spent some time considering the reasons for SE's immaturity. All of us are heavily involved in both industry and academia and have been active in professional societies that aim to promote SE as a profession. Promotion efforts are by no means limited to the US, but because our experience is primarily with US activities, that is our focus in this article. Our main goal is to explore, from a multifaceted perspective, why we are where we are now and how we can move forward. View full abstract»

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  • What knowledge is important to a software professional?

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 44 - 50
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    Efforts to develop licensing requirements, curricula, or training programs for software professionals should consider the experience of the practitioners who actually perform the work. We surveyed software professionals representing a wide variety of industries, job functions, and countries to learn which educational topics have proved most important to them in their careers and to identify the topics for which their education or current knowledge could be improved. View full abstract»

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  • Keeping up with the changing Web

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 52 - 58
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    Most information depreciates over time, so keeping Web pages current presents new design challenges. This article quantifies what "current" means for Web search engines and estimates how often they must reindex the Web to keep current with its changing pages and structure. View full abstract»

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  • Advances in network simulation

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 59 - 67
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    Network researchers must test Internet protocols under varied conditions to determine whether they are robust and reliable. The paper discusses the Virtual Inter Network Testbed (VINT) project which has enhanced its network simulator and related software to provide several practical innovations that broaden the conditions under which researchers can evaluate network protocols. View full abstract»

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  • Practical verification of embedded software

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 68 - 75
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    Using a new verification algorithm called the compositional backward technique, the authors demonstrate that they can exhaustively verify even the largest industrial applications-comprising more than 1,000 components-in a few minutes on a standard PC. View full abstract»

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  • Value and productivity in the Internet economy

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 102 - 105
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    Internet technologies and applications have grown more rapidly than anyone could have envisioned just five years ago, opening up new frontiers of interaction between consumers, businesses and trading partners. What started out as haphazard compilations of company brochureware or static personal Web pages with images that users merely shared with friends and family has quickly evolved into a myriad of highly sophisticated online applications and business processes. Forward-thinking companies are leveraging the Internet's massive public technology infrastructure to create new value for their stakeholders and to attain new heights in productivity. The paper discusses the structure of the Internet economy. View full abstract»

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  • An integrated architecture for cooperative sensing networks

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 106 - 108
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    Distributed sensor networks (DSNs) consisting of many small, low-cost, spatially dispersed, communicating nodes have been proposed for many applications, such as area surveillance and environmental monitoring. Trends in integrated electronics, such as better performance-to-cost ratios, low-power radios, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors, now allow the construction of sensor nodes with signal processing, wireless communications, power sources and synchronization, all packaged into inexpensive miniature devices. If these devices can be easily deployed and self-integrated into a system, they promise great benefits in providing real-time information about environmental conditions. Intelligent sensor nodes function much like individual ants that, when formed into a network, cooperatively accomplish complex tasks and provide capabilities greater than the sum of the individual parts. The paper discusses several technical challenges that must be overcome to fully realize the viability of the DSN concept in realistic application scenarios. View full abstract»

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  • Why funny money will have the last laugh

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 112 - 114
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