Computer

Issue 6 • May 2005

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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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  • Letters

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  • Frames of Reference

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):9 - 11
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    Effective communication requires conveying ideas efficiently and unambiguously using closely aligned frames of reference, thus avoiding the need to offer extensive preliminary explanations. View full abstract»

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  • 32 & 16 Years Ago

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):12 - 13
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    The more we know about yesterday, the better we will be able to deal with today. Computer offers this 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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  • What lies ahead for cellular technology?

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):14 - 17
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    The ongoing goal of cellular services providers has been to make networks faster to enable new revenue-producing Internet-access and multimedia- and data-based broadband services, in addition to telephony. For example, carriers want to offer mobile Internet services as fast as those provided by cable- and DSL-based wireline broadband technologies. This process has taken the industry through variou... View full abstract»

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  • Security technologies go phishing

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):18 - 21
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    In the computer industry, that usually means that when a problem arises, somebody figures out how to solve it and make money in the process. One of the latest computer-related problems to arise is phishing, in which e-mails lure unsuspecting victims into giving up user names, passwords, social security numbers, and account information after linking to counterfeit bank, credit card, and e-commerce ... View full abstract»

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  • News Briefs

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  • The case for technology in developing regions

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    Alongside good governance, technology is considered among the greatest enablers for improved quality of life. However, the majority of its benefits have been concentrated in industrialized nations and therefore limited to a fraction of the world's population. We believe that technology has a large role to play in developing regions, that "First World" technology to date has been a poor fit in thes... View full abstract»

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  • Reflection and abstraction in learning software engineering's human aspects

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):39 - 45
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    Intertwining reflective and abstract modes of thinking into the education of software engineers, especially in a course that focuses on software engineering's human aspects, can increase students' awareness of the discipline's richness and complexity while enhancing their professional performance in the field. The complexity of software development environments includes the profession's cognitive ... View full abstract»

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  • Project Numina: enhancing student learning with handheld computers

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):46 - 53
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    Despite recent technological advances, the promise of the virtual classroom with anywhere, anytime access and rich data sharing remains largely unfulfilled. To address this need, Project Numina researchers are developing a mobile learning environment that fosters collaboration among students and between students and instructors. View full abstract»

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  • Architecting multimedia environments for teaching

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    Thus far, developers have created only partial solutions for using computational equipment in education. Research must focus more effort on developing architectures capable of combining technologies that target the classroom and that allow specifying "what" rather than "how" tasks should be done. The difficult task of architecting multimedia environments for teaching must start with a needs analys... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 65
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  • Toward an electronic marketplace for higher education

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):66 - 75
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    The availability of digital content has created opportunities for universities and publishers to improve the marketplace. Google lets users search a world of information in a second, and Amazon promotes a user community by publishing users' product evaluations and recommendations. These models motivate an education electronic marketplace (ede-marketplace) as well as reshape how academic institutio... View full abstract»

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  • Stiquito for robotics and embedded systems education

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):77 - 81
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    Stiquito, a small robotic insect, has been used to introduce students to robotics. A new version features a preprogrammed microcontroller board that students can use to learn about the concepts of robotics and embedded systems. Most Stiquito robots built so far have been educational novelties because they could not be controlled by a programmable computer. This lack of a readily available controll... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Society Connection

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):82 - 84
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    Kanai Award Honors Work in Distributed SystemsIn recognition of his contributions to the scientific foundations of real-time distributed computing, K. H. (Kane) Kim received the 2005 IEEE Computer Society Tsutomu Kanai Award. James Gosling, recipient of the 2004 Kanai Award, was recognized for contributing to advances in distributed computing systems by inventing the Java language system. View full abstract»

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  • Call and Calendar

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  • Products

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 93
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  • Bookshelf

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  • Utility model for on-demand digital content

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):95 - 98
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    Rapid and converging technological advances in computing, communications, and consumer electronics have caused an explosion in the generation, processing, storage, transmission, and consumption of enormous amounts of digital content. Analysts expect these trends to accelerate in the near future and to have profound effects on content delivery and consumption. The term content generally refers to m... View full abstract»

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  • Programmable matter

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):99 - 101
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    In the past 50 years, computers have shrunk from room-size mainframes to lightweight handhelds. This fantastic miniaturization is primarily the result of high-volume nanoscale manufacturing. While this technology has predominantly been applied to logic and memory, it's now being used to create advanced microelectromechanical systems using both top-down and bottom-up processes. One possible outcome... View full abstract»

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  • What's All This about Systems?

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):104 - 103
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    A turn in the way we organize our work could increase the integrative powers of our engineering efforts. In the past, the computing profession evolved from being hardware-centric to become software-centric. In the future, we may see a future evolution to system-centricity, with a concurrent shift from a development orientation to an iterative acquisition-and-assembly orientation. View full abstract»

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