Closer Than We Might Think

CS President David Alan Grier

The Global Classroom

By David Alan Grier, IEEE Computer Society Past-President

Some days, I wonder if we did the right thing when we decided to bring computers and Internet connections into the classroom. This technology brings a lot of useful information into class discussions but it also brings many tempting distractions. Only the strongest students can sit in front of a computer without succumbing to the temptation to review the news on Instagram, or check the latest scores of sporting events, or send a message to their friends. We have brought the world into our classroom but we are still struggling to engage that world in our instruction. Read more 

The Web @ 25 and Beyond

Computing Now: Web @ 25

In a mere 25 years, the Web has irrevocably transformed the world. It has become indispensable, impacting nearly every aspect of human activities in practically all fields. It continues to leap ahead offering new capabilities and extending its reach and utility. The Web has indeed become the most influential technology of our times, although it hasn't reached its zenith and we've yet to recognize and embrace its full potential. Read more  Chinese version 

Upcoming conferences


17-20 August 2014: ASONAM 2014 2014 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, Beijing, China
20-22 August 2014: RTCSA 2014 20th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Application, Chongqing, China
24-27 August 2014: DASC 2014 2014 IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, Dalian, Liaoning China
25-27 August 2014: CPSNA 2014 2014 IEEE Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Networks, and Applications, Hong Kong, China
11-13 September 2014: CIT 2014 2014 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, Xi'an, China
13-15 October 2014: CYBERC 2014 International Conference on Cyber-enabled distributed computing and knowledge discovery, Shanghai, China
28-30 November 2014: ICDH 2014 The 5th International Conference on Digital Home, Guangzhou, China
14-17 December 2014: ICDM 2014 2014 International Conference on Data Mining, Shenzhen, China

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