Closer Than We Might Think
By David Alan Grier, IEEE Computer Society PresidentI got away from the hotel only once during the Chinese National Computing Congress (CNCC). A couple of new friends took me to Hunan University to see the old scholars buildings, the structures that remained from the Yuelu Academy. I was intrigued to see a facility that been founded in the Song Dynasty, over a thousand years before our time. I spent my time wandering the buildings and courtyards, wondering what knowledge was imparted and the role that knowledge held in society. No matter what we tell ourselves, we never teach knowledge for the sake of knowledge. No one could waste time teaching useless knowledge in an age when your time might be needed to carry water from the well or tend the gardens that provided your food. Read more
A pillar of the Future Internet, the Internet of Things (IoT) will comprise many billions of Internet-connected objects (ICOs) or "things" that can sense, communicate, compute, and potentially actuate, as well as have intelligence, multimodal interfaces, physical/virtual identities, and attributes. The IoT incorporates concepts from pervasive, ubiquitous, and ambient computing, which have been evolving since the late '90s and have now reached some level of maturity. It fuses the digital and physical worlds by bringing different concepts and technical components together. Along with the World Wide Web and mobility, IoT potentially represents the most disruptive technological revolution to date. With billions of ICOs and a diverse abundance of sensors, the IoT will be an enabler of ubiquitous sensing. Read more
1 December 2013
11-13 December 2013
1st International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN 2013)
13-15 December 2013
2013 IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing (GRC 2013)
16-18 December 2013
2013 International Conference on Cloud Computing and Big Data (CLOUDCOM-ASIA 2013)
Fuzhou, Fujian P.R China
16-18 December 2013
International Conference on IT Convergence and Security (ICITCS 2013)
Macau, Special Administrative Region People's Republic of China
18-21 December 2013
2013 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2013)
21-22 December 2013
2013 IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC 2013)
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