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Computer

Issue 11 • Nov. 2007

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  • [Front cover]

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  • ieee.tv: Internet television for technology professionals

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): c2
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  • Computer [masthead]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Article summaries

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  • IEEE Member Digital Library [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 5
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  • Letters

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • Counting Beans

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):8 - 10
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  • Cool Chips XI Information

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 11
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  • 32 & 16 Years Ago

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):12 - 13
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    Highlights new technologies being written about in Computer Magazine in 1975 and 1991. View full abstract»

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  • Improving Data Accessibility with File Area Networks

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):14 - 17
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    Many companies have complex information systems with a growing amount of unstructured data - information that isn't organized into fixed categories. Databases have built-in tools for understanding and managing structured data. However, managing unstructured data - including migrating it to new storage equipment, backing it up, maintaining user access to material, and keeping information to satisfy... View full abstract»

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  • 4G Wireless Begins to Take Shape

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):18 - 21
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    The mobile phone has evolved from a basic device that just makes calls to a multifunctional gadget like the iPhone, which can also retrieve e-mail, store and play music, surf the Web, and stream video files. This reflects the advance in mobile technology from the 1980s' first-generation (1G) circuit-switched analog systems to today's 3G and even 3.5G digital technologies. The International Telecom... View full abstract»

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  • News Briefs

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):22 - 24
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  • Teaching Software Evolution in Open Source

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):25 - 31
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    Most software engineering courses require students to develop small programs from scratch, but professional engineers typically work on the evolution of large software systems. Using open source software and a software change process model can narrow this gap without imposing excessive demands on students or instructors. View full abstract»

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  • SCC 2008 Call for Papers

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  • Service Is in the Eyes of the Beholder

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    We are in the early phases of the service era, with visions and promises, and as a community we still seek the essence and characterization of service orientation. View full abstract»

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  • Service-Oriented Computing: State of the Art and Research Challenges

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):38 - 45
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    Service-oriented computing promotes the idea of assembling application components into a network of services that can be loosely coupled to create flexible, dynamic business processes and agile applications that span organizations and computing platforms. An SOC research road map provides a context for exploring ongoing research activities. View full abstract»

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  • Evolution of SOA Concepts in Telecommunications

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):46 - 50
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    The telecommunications industry has always been service-oriented. However, the convergence-driven need to deliver seamless services across different access networks has forced operators to embrace new approaches, including the intelligent network, Web-services-based APIs, and, most recently, the IP multimedia subsystem. Today, SOA is considered state of the art for service-delivery platforms. Such... View full abstract»

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  • Service Orientation in the Enterprise

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):51 - 56
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    A new trend gaining momentum in recent years is companies' use of mobile devices as an integral part of their IT infrastructure for both employees and customers. Although similar to early Web-based products, mobile services have technical and physical limitations. However, they also enjoy the advantage of location independence, whereas existing PC-based solutions can offer, at best, a nomadic cont... View full abstract»

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  • Toward the Realization of Policy-Oriented Enterprise Management

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):57 - 63
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    A goal-driven approach to business process composition uses generic, logic-based strategies, descriptions of Web services, and formalized business policies to generate business processes that satisfy the stated business goals. The approach is based on an enterprise physics metaphor, in which business objects are analogous to physical objects and policies are analogous to physical laws. Medium and ... View full abstract»

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  • Full Life-Cycle Support for End-to-End Processes

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):64 - 73
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    Fully supporting end-to-end processes requires combining service orientation-which takes an engineering approach to reducing the gap between software requirements and implementation-with model-driven design-which addresses the same problem in terms of well-understood mathematical structures. The Centre of Innovation for Service-Centered Continuous Engineering (www.scce.info) adopts a holistic appr... View full abstract»

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  • Component Contracts in Service-Oriented Architectures

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):74 - 80
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    For SOAs to reach their full potential, the basic interoperable framework must accommodate meaningful quality-of-service contracts. Work on both industry-specific standards and semantic Web services is still needed to fully meet that goal. At the core of service-oriented architectures (SOAs) are distributed software components provided or accessed by independent third parties. Because access is no... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Society Connection [Computer Society honors and awards]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):81 - 85
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  • Call and Calendar

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  • Career opportunities

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