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Issue 4 • Date April 2006

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Inside front cover]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): c2
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  • Masthead

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 2 - 3
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  • Article summaries

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  • Coming of age [history of word processing]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 5 - 7
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    Coming of age tales are not merely stories about growing older. They speak of renewing a community, conquering fear, and pushing back the darkness. We tend to tell them in a heroic mode, which places the leading character at the center of the action. But such stories are best understood as telling a universal tale about an experience that an entire community shared, illustrating how that community... View full abstract»

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  • 32 & 16 Years Ago

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 8 - 9
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    Highlights new technologies being written about in Computer Magazine in 1974 and 1990. View full abstract»

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  • Digital music faces incompatible formats

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 10 - 12
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    Digital online music has become a big industry. The portable digital-music-player market is also booming. While these portend a bright future, the digital-music industry faces a major potential problem: content purchased in one format will not necessarily run on players based on a different format. These incompatibility problems confuse customers, which could cause many potential purchasers to avo... View full abstract»

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  • TV comes to the mobile phone

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 13 - 16
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    Cellular telephones have taken on many new functions beyond just making calls. Companies are developing new technologies and standards that enable the broadcast of digital TV programming to mobile phones, PDAs, and other portable devices. Some proponents hope to broadcast programming over current third-generation (3G) cellular networks, while others are designing specific mobile-TV networks. View full abstract»

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  • News Briefs

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 17 - 19
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  • Testable, reusable units of cognition

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 20 - 24
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    An entity that embodies a collection of concepts, operational skills, and assessment criteria, the Truc offers a useful tool for codifying knowledge about a domain and its teaching. Considering the goals of an educational program from a pragmatic perspective suggests that we decompose its topics into atomic elements, for which this discussion proposes the name testable, reusable unit of cognition ... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Celebrates Two 60-Year Anniversaries

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 25
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  • Software engineering for future healthcare and clinical systems

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 26 - 32
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    Systems and software engineering contribute not only to advancing and improving the delivery of healthcare but also to doing it more safely than has been the case in the past. The articles discussed touch on both types of systems, while focusing primarily on the application of software and systems engineering to software-based medical devices and device systems used at the bedside. View full abstract»

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  • High-confidence medical device software and systems

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 33 - 38
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    Given the shortage of caregivers and the increase in an aging US population, the future of US healthcare quality does not look promising and definitely is unlikely to be cheaper. Advances in health information systems and healthcare technology offer a tremendous opportunity for improving the quality of care while reducing costs. The development and production of medical device software and systems... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 39
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  • Coping with defective software in medical devices

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 40 - 45
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    Embedding defective software in medical devices increases safety risks. Given that all software is inherently defective, how can medical device manufacturers identify and manage risk? An effective, tailored risk management process can make the task less daunting. Developing complex, software-based medical devices is a challenging business. Device manufacturers must understand the inherent differen... View full abstract»

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  • IGSTK: an open source software toolkit for image-guided surgery

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 46 - 53
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    Image-guided surgery applies leading-edge technology and clinical practices to provide better quality of life to patients who can benefit from minimally invasive procedures. Reliable software is a critical component of image-guided surgical applications, yet costly expertise and technology infrastructure barriers hamper current research and commercialization efforts in this area. IGSTK applies the... View full abstract»

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  • Ensuring patient safety in wireless medical device networks

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 54 - 60
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    WMDNs provide many alarms and related clinical data that are life-critical. To avoid exposing patients to serious injuries or death, these systems must be protected from data delays, distortions, loss, or other erratic delivery problems. Despite the careful planning, procurement, installation, and management that goes into selecting and deploying WMDN systems, by nature many intentional and uninte... View full abstract»

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  • A formal methods approach to medical device review

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 61 - 67
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    With software playing an increasingly important role in medical devices, regulatory agencies such as the US Food and Drug Administration need effective means for assuring that this software is safe and reliable. The FDA has been striving for a more rigorous engineering-based review strategy to provide this assurance. The use of mathematics-based techniques in the development of software might help... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Society Seeks Nominations for Technology of the Decade Award

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 75 - 77
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  • Call and Calendar

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 78 - 79
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  • 2006 IEEE Computer Society Professional Membership / Subscription Application

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 81 - 82
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  • Products

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 83
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  • Bookshelf

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 84
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  • User interfaces for mobile content

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 85 - 87
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    The UI must be designed to facilitate the widespread and increased use of mobile content. Current UI approaches in the computing domain - such as windows, icons, menus, and pointing (WIMP) - are inadequate and inappropriate for mobile applications. Mobile device constraints pose several UI design challenges. UIs for emerging mobile devices consist of hardware and software combinations such as addi... View full abstract»

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