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Issue 6 • Date June 2001

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  • A call for engineering activism

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):4 - 7
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  • Pointer variable inventor is pioneer winner

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 78
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  • XML's impact an databases and data sharing

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):59 - 67
    Cited by:  Papers (15)  |  Patents (13)
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    The Extensible Markup Language, HTML's likely successor for capturing much Web content, is receiving a great deal of attention from the computing and Internet communities. Although the hype raises unrealistic expectations, XML does reduce the obstacles to sharing data among diverse applications and databases by providing a common format for expressing data structure and content. Although some bene... View full abstract»

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  • Open source software development: an overview

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):33 - 38
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    Although some challenge the value of open source software development, its popularity cannot be disputed. This overview of open source licensing and development models describes some of the movement's main principles. We also clarify some of the main principles underlying the resulting software. Because so much has already been written about open source software, we only touch on some of its major... View full abstract»

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  • Location awareness in ad hoc wireless mobile networks

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):46 - 52
    Cited by:  Papers (48)  |  Patents (7)
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    Networks composed of dynamically repositioning mobile hosts require location awareness to provide new geographic services and to maximize routing efficiency and quality of service. Because wireless networks can operate in a 3D physical environment, exploiting mobile hosts' location information is both natural and inevitable. Emerging geographic services based on mobile ad-hoc networks (manets) mus... View full abstract»

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  • The future of 3D video

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):97 - 99
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    The latest developments in 3D video promise to advance the medium from a passive experience to a fully interactive one. As 3D video makes this transition, the underlying technologies are maturing to the point of commercial viability. We've yet to achieve the seamless virtual reality experience of the Star Trek holodeck, but today's virtual environments indicate that it's only a matter of time unti... View full abstract»

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  • Bringing the wireless Internet to mobile devices

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):54 - 58
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    Effectively mapping Internet content to mobile wireless devices requires not only new technologies and standards, but also innovative solutions that minimize cost and maximize efficiency to the benefit of both content providers and consumers. The wireless Internet must deliver information to handheld device users regardless of where they are and how they are connected, and in a suitable format - a... View full abstract»

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  • Issues in emerging 4G wireless networks

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):94 - 96
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    Researchers and vendors are expressing a growing interest in 4G wireless networks that support global roaming across multiple wireless and mobile networks. With this feature, users will have access to different services, increased coverage, the convenience of a single device, one bill with a reduced total access cost, and more reliable wireless access even with the failure or loss of one or more n... View full abstract»

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  • Defining computing curricula for the modern age

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):75 - 77
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    In 1998, a joint task force of the IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery set out to develop a set of undergraduate curricular guidelines that would match the latest developments of computing technologies in the past decade and endure through the next decade. To meet this daunting challenge, the task force decided that, instead of attempting a definitive work that covere... View full abstract»

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  • Linux: at a turning point?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):12 - 15
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    Linux has been heralded as the first organically created operating system (OS): an open-source OS enhanced and backed by thousands of programmers worldwide. In the process, it has grown in popularity. However, Linux may have reached a turning point at which it can either address several important challenges or face problems that could limit future adoption View full abstract»

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  • A long-term view of short-range wireless

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):39 - 44
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    Economic forces and physical laws are driving the growth of a new wireless infrastructure that will become as ubiquitous as lighting and power infrastructures are today. Short-range wireless (SRW) offers the highest bandwidths at the lowest power levels, in the most crowded spaces, for the most users. With these advantages, the growth of SRW as a new wireless infrastructure seems inevitable. Howev... View full abstract»

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  • Middleware challenges ahead

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):24 - 31
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    Middleware research and development has reached the end of its first major phase, and new requirements are arising that are so fundamentally different that they will lead to new-generation middleware systems. Facing dynamic modifications in distributed systems technology, middleware developers are striving to support applications that meet the technical challenges of ubiquitous computing View full abstract»

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  • New I/O technologies seek to end bottlenecks

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):16 - 18
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    New processors, hard drives, memory chips, networking standards and other technologies are pushing the limits of computer capabilities. However, the improved performance these developments promise for PCs, servers, and even embedded systems is being choked at a bottleneck caused by input/output (I/O) technology, which has failed to keep pace. To cope with this problem, vendor groups are releasing ... View full abstract»

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  • ComputersLltd.: what they really can't do

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 89
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  • Active disks for large-scale data processing

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):68 - 74
    Cited by:  Papers (52)  |  Patents (19)
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    As processor performance increases and memory cost decreases, system intelligence continues to move away from the CPU and into peripherals. Storage system designers use this trend toward excess computing power to perform more complex processing and optimizations inside storage devices. To date, such optimizations take place at relatively low levels of the storage protocol. Trends in storage densit... View full abstract»

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