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Issue 1 • Date Jan. 2001

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  • Thoughts on distributed file sharing [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • The KWIC and the dead: a lesson in computing history

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):144 - 143
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    The computing profession's purpose is to promote, for the greater community's benefit, the use of formal representations of facts or ideas and of machines and processes for the storage and transformation of such representations. Thus, our profession's history originated in the culture of the printers and scribes who promoted the use of the written languages from which our present binary representa... View full abstract»

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  • Smart Dust: communicating with a cubic-millimeter computer

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):44 - 51
    Cited by:  Papers (228)  |  Patents (21)
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    The Smart Dust project is probing microfabrication technology's limitations to determine whether an autonomous sensing, computing, and communication system can be packed into a cubic millimeter mote (a small particle or speck) to form the basis of integrated, massively distributed sensor networks. Although we've chosen a somewhat arbitrary size for our sensor systems, exploring microfabrication te... View full abstract»

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  • Executable specifications for embedded distributed systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):138 - 143
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    Combining hardware components with an executable specification language facilitates the specification prototyping of embedded distributed systems. The specification language should cover process management, timing, and communication commands that real-time executive and communication task services of every node prototype can interpret. We use a technique that employs attribute grammars and either ... View full abstract»

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  • Designing innovative reading experiences for a museum exhibition

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):80 - 87
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    Rather than eliminating reading as many fear, digital technology actually facilitates a wide array of exciting and unusual reading experiences. A research team at Xerox PARC has created a museum exhibition called XFR that provides a glimpse into the future of reading forms and how we will interact with them. The exhibit stimulates an awareness of the ubiquity of reading and its continued importanc... View full abstract»

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  • Cyberprivacy in the new Millennium

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):132 - 134
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    Because the (US) Constitution does not clearly and explicitly articulate a right to privacy, a legal standard of what constitutes privacy remains elusive in the United States. In 1965, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas declared that a penumbra within the wording of the First, Fourth, and Fifth amendments entitles each of us to a “zone of privacy”. The extent of this zone, howeve... View full abstract»

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  • Top 10 list [software development]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):135 - 137
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    Software's complexity and accelerated development schedules make avoiding defects difficult. We have found, however, that researchers have established objective and quantitative data, relationships, and predictive models that help software developers avoid predictable pitfalls and improve their ability to predict and control efficient software projects. The article presents 10 techniques that can ... View full abstract»

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  • From play-in scenarios to code: an achievable dream

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):53 - 60
    Cited by:  Papers (39)  |  Patents (1)
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    The article presents a general, rather sweeping development scheme for complex reactive systems, combining ideas that have been known for a long time with more recent ones. The scheme makes it possible to go from a high-level user-friendly requirements capture method, which is called play-in scenarios, via a rich language for describing message sequencing to a full model of the system, and from th... View full abstract»

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  • New frontiers: self-assembly and nanoelectronics

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):34 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (36)  |  Patents (1)
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    In the quest for new semiconductor materials and processes, researchers focus on self-assembly, a concept that draws from diverse disciplines like chemistry, biology, material science, and electrical engineering. The following areas are examined: information theory; thermodynamics, synergetics and self-assembly; ribosome based lithography; nanofabrication by self-assembly; molecular electronics; a... View full abstract»

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  • Thinking outside the box at the IHMC

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):61 - 71
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    The IHMC's human-centered-computing approach to research embraces a closely interrelated collection of theory-based, yet highly practical applications. Founded by Kenneth M. Ford and Alberto Canas at the University of West Florida in 1990, the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition houses experts in computer science and engineering, medicine and cognitive psychology, statistics and mathematics,... View full abstract»

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  • Forging a new simulation technology at the ICT

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):72 - 79
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    At USC's Institute for Creative Technologies, computer scientists, US Army personnel, and entertainment professionals are developing the foundation for an experiential learning system called MRE (Mission Rehearsal Exercise). The MRE project seeks to create a virtual reality training environment in which soldiers will confront dilemmas that force them to make decisions in real time under stressful ... View full abstract»

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