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Computer

Issue 9 • Sept. 2004

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Masthead

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  • Article summaries

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  • Engineers as Soothsayers

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):6 - 9
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    Useful insights can be gleaned from the process of collecting many inputs and synthesizing the big picture. View full abstract»

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  • 32 & 16 Years Ago

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):10 - 11
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    The more we know about yesterday, the better we will be able to deal with today. Computer offers this bimonthly column providing excerpts from past issues to serve as a memory jogger for older members and as a perspective creator for newer members. View full abstract»

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  • Machine-to-machine technology gears up for growth

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):12 - 15
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    There are many more machines - defined as things with mechanical, electrical, or electronic properties - in the world than people. And a growing number of machines are networked. Harbor Research, a technology consultancy and analysis firm, estimates that by 2010, at least 1.5 billion devices will be Internet-connected worldwide. The increasingly popular machine-to-machine technology plans to take ... View full abstract»

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  • News Briefs

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):20 - 22
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  • Beyond 3G: compound wireless services

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):23 - 28
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    A key feature of third-generation wireless systems is support for high bit-rate telecommunications. This technology, known as code division multiple access, is being deployed in two versions: CDMA2000 for which the Telecommunications Industry Association committee TR-45 developed a standard, supports up to 2.4 Mbps, while wideband CDMA, standardized by the European Telecommunications Standards Ins... View full abstract»

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  • VoIP development in China

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):30 - 37
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    Several factors have spurred the explosive growth of VoIP phone use in China, including customer incentives such as improved voice quality and lower cost per call, and provider incentives such as higher profits and upgrade paths to next-generation technologies. The voice over Internet protocol, also called IP telephony, offers a new type of service that uses the Internet protocol, intranets, and e... View full abstract»

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  • BEES: exploring Mars with bioinspired technologies

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):38 - 47
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    The bioinspired engineering of exploration systems (BEES) applies insects' biological sensory and flight control abilities to the design of real-time autonomous, visual-navigation and control systems for small unmanned flying vehicles. The bioinspired engineering of exploration systems focuses on using the variety of nature-tested mechanisms successfully implemented by biological organisms but not... View full abstract»

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  • Biomimetic robots

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):48 - 53
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    Biomimetics is a general description for engineering a process or system that mimics biology. The term emerged from biochemistry and applies to an infinite range of chemical and mechanical phenomena, from cellular processes to whole-organism functions. We define biomimetics as extracting principles from biology and applying them to man-made devices - particularly robots. We say two forces are driv... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Society Information

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  • Designing an urban-scale auditory alert system

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    The high tides that periodically flood Venice, locally known as acqua alta, are becoming more serious due to recent changes in the surrounding lagoon as well as atmospheric conditions. A special office of the Municipality of Venice, the Center for Tide Prediction and Warning (Centro Previsioni e Segnalazioni Maree-CPSM), provides a continuous tide forecast based on computational models as well as ... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling multimodal human-computer interaction

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):65 - 72
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    Incorporating the well-known Unified Modeling Language into a generic modeling framework makes research on multimodal human-computer interaction accessible to a wide range off software engineers. Multimodal interaction is part of everyday human discourse: We speak, move, gesture, and shift our gaze in an effective flow of communication. Recent initiatives such as perceptual and attentive user inte... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Society Connection

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  • Bookshelf

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  • Products

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  • Call and Calendar

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  • IEEE Computer Society Election

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  • Internet accessibility: beyond disability

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):103 - 105
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    The Web accessibility movement originated in the activities of people with disabilities and their advocates. Most specifically, blind people led the way to opening the benefits of the Internet to disabled citizens. In the United States, the effort to achieve this goal gained momentum when Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act came into effect in 2001. Section 508 requires all federal government pu... View full abstract»

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  • Empowering sports fans with technology

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):106 - 107
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    Technology continues to play a major role in sports. We have always been intrigued by the combination of sports and technology, and in 2002, along with a team of like-minded sports techno-fans, formed Vivid Sky. We wanted to explore ways to enhance our experience of attending live sporting events while still honoring tradition. For the past two years, we have been developing the SkyBOX system, whi... View full abstract»

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  • Speeding up high-speed protocol processors

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):108 - 111
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    Many network technologies aim to exploit the bandwidth of high-speed links, which now achieve data transfer rates up to several terabits per second. As packet interarrival times shrink to a few tens of nanoseconds, network systems must address a transmission-processing gap by providing extremely fast data paths as well as high-performance subsystems to implement such functions as protocol processi... View full abstract»

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  • Raising the bar [standards]

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    We wish to briefly describe what standards are and how they benefit society, how standards should relate to the goals of the enterprise, and why the IEEE is best suited to developing standards. View full abstract»

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  • Rationality and digital technology

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):114 - 116
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    With the increasing pervasiveness of digital technology, the computing profession faces new circumstances. But computing professionals must be alert and responsive to the wider social implications of digital technology's ever-growing adoption. Further, they must base this alertness and responsiveness on an understanding of digital technology and its role in social change, which is much wider than ... View full abstract»

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