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Issue 12 • Dec. 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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  • The End of a Very Interesting Year

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):7 - 8
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    The IEEE Computer Society's 2005 president reviews the accomplishments of the past year and looks to the future. View full abstract»

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  • It's Time to Move On

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):9 - 12
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    Reflecting on his contributions to the At Random column during the past four years, Bob Colwell concludes that part of the fun of writing is recognizing the interconnections stimulated in real time while communicating. View full abstract»

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  • 32 & 16 Years Ago

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):13 - 14
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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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  • Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 15
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  • Users make a Beeline for ZigBee sensor technology

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):16 - 19
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    As wireless-sensor technology improves, an increasing number of organizations are using it for a wide range of purposes. Users are working with the technology to monitor and automate home, building, industrial, and agricultural systems, including thermostats and security products. To achieve technological and marketplace success, the low-power, inexpensive sensor networks need an economical, low-l... View full abstract»

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  • Will proposed standard make mobile phones more secure?

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):20 - 22
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    Smart phones are becoming increasingly popular. Offering Internet connectivity, they function like minicomputers and can download a growing variety of applications and files, store personal information such as credit card numbers, and even conduct financial transactions. But as smart phones become more sophisticated, they are also becoming targets for hackers and virus writers. Because of increasi... View full abstract»

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  • News Briefs

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):23 - 25
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  • Guest Editors' Introduction: Research in the Digital Government Realm

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):26 - 32
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    As they focus on the challenges that those who implement digital government face, computer science researchers practice nearly the entire spectrum of their discipline, working in collaboration with scientists from other disciplines in pursuit of answers to questions about information management, policy, and technology in government. Sidebar, p. 27. An IT View of Emergency ManagementJosé H. Ca... View full abstract»

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  • Digital government research in academia

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):33 - 39
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    Digital government projects are bringing together researchers from the technical and social sciences to participate in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaborations that have the potential for making a broad and significant impact. We suspect that two distinct clusters are emerging in DG research: new IT tools for solving government problems on the one hand and, on the other, understandin... View full abstract»

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  • 2006 IEEE Computer Society Professional Membership / Subscription Application

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):41 - 42
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  • Data alignment and integration [US government]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):43 - 50
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    A general-purpose solution to the problem of matching entities within or across heterogeneous data sources can't depend on the presence or reliability of auxiliary data such as structural information or metadata. Instead, it must leverage the available data (or observations) that describe the entities. Our technology, based on information theory principles, measures the importance of observations ... View full abstract»

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  • Accessing government statistical information

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):52 - 61
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    As government agencies provide increasing amounts of information through their Web sites, more people are attempting to make sense of it. The result is a significant volume of e-mail queries - many of which boil down to "Where can I find X?" or "What does X mean exactly?" Such queries underline a major stumbling block to widespread digital access: how best to provide highly codified, statistical d... View full abstract»

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  • Building community information systems: the Connected Kids case

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):62 - 69
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    New technologies make it feasible and, in many cases, practical for individuals, groups, and organizations to collaborate in the development of joint information systems. Users find collaborative information systems attractive because they make it possible to find information from diverse sources easily and efficiently. Such systems also make good sense for information providers because they can a... View full abstract»

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  • Analyzing government regulations using structural and domain information

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):70 - 76
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    Government regulations, by extending laws with specific guidance for corporate and public actions, provide an important societal benefit. Ideally, they should be intelligible to ordinary citizens as well as rule makers, but the volume of regulations coupled with heavy referencing between provisions limit their accessibility. Apart from the difficulties in locating and understanding a particular re... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Recognizes Expert Reviewers

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):77 - 79
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    Computer's editor in chief extends her thanks to the more than 200 professionals who contributed their time and expertise as reviewers of article submissions in 2005. View full abstract»

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  • Williams Voted 2006 Computer Society President-Elect

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):80 - 81
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    A summary of the recent election results provides Computer Society members information about officers elected to serve terms beginning in January 2006. View full abstract»

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  • Call and Calendar

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):82 - 83
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  • Bookshelf

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  • Products

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  • Annual Index

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):86 - 97
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    A listing of keywords and authors of articles published in Computer in 2005. View full abstract»

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Computer, the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society, publishes peer-reviewed articles written for and by computer researchers and practitioners representing the full spectrum of computing and information technology, from hardware to software and from emerging research to new applications. 

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Sumi Helal
University of Florida
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