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CS President David Alan Grier

Really in Charge

By David Alan Grier, IEEE Computer Society Past-President

Even when I ask my most technical friends, I can't be certain that I will get a good answer. The question is easy "Who is in charge of the Internet?" The answer has never been straightforward. I've had colleagues tell me that the Internet is run by Microsoft, or by the United Nations, by the US Government's National Security Agency, or by the European Research Agency (CERN).  All of these organizations have had some influence over the Internet but none of them have ever governed it. Read more 

The Rise of the Cloud: Problems and Prospects

Rise of the Cloud

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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