Closer Than We Might Think

CS President David Alan Grier

A Question of Balance

By David Alan Grier, IEEE Computer Society President

It's a question of balance, I've explained to my neighbors, not a question of control.  No body really controls the Internet, but at the same time, there are a lot of organizations that influence it. The coalition behind the Internet includes governments, companies like Amazon or Baidu, universities, and individual users like you and me. In March, the United States government announced that the coalition behind the Internet was about to change in a fairly fundamental way. Those of us who work with technology are wondering how that change is going to affect the computer scientists and engineers who build and maintain the Internet. Read more

Computing Now: Semantics in Education

Semantics represents the backbone of several of today's technological trends and visions, from the Internet of Things (IoT) and Web of Things (WoT) paradigms to the Open Data and Linked Data initiatives. Moreover, it is increasingly advertised as a key enabling technology in a growing number of application domains. The term semantics (from the Greek sēmantikós, which means "important") traditionally refers to the study of the meaning of words, symbols, signs, and so on. Hence, it has long been associated with humanistic disciplines such as philosophy, philology, communication, and semiotics. In recent years, semantics has also begun to play a central role in more technical fields — particularly in the Internet domain, and often in combination with the expression "Semantic Web." Read more               Chinese version 

Upcoming conferences


11-13 July 2014: ICCCNT International Conference on Computing Communication and Networking Technologies, Hefei, China
14-18 July 2014: ICME 2014 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo , Chengdu, Sichuan China
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

More conferences