Closer Than We Might Think

CS President David Alan Grier

Thinking in Parallel

By David Alan Grier, IEEE Computer Society Past-President

The problem of getting a group of busy professionals to find a single time to meet is hard enough but it also seems to reflect the problems that we are trying to address with our new forms of parallel machines. I have been following this effort, which focuses on the use of Graphical Processing Units, or GPUs, to do work in parallel. We are investigating general applications for these processors because we have encountered a difficult physical barrier with our efforts to scale computers ever smaller and smaller. Read more

Human-Computer Interaction: Present and Future Trends


Human-computer interaction (HCI) is a multidisciplinary research area focused on interaction modalities between humans and computers; sometimes, the more general term human-machine interface (HMI) is used to refer to the user interface in a manufacturing or process-control system. Due to its nature and goals, HCI innately involves multiple computer science-related disciplines (image processing, computer vision, programming languages, and so on) as well as disciplines related to human sciences (ergonomics, human factors, cognitive psychology, and so on). Read more 

Upcoming conferences

13-15 October 2014: CYBERC 2014 International Conference on Cyber-enabled distributed computing and knowledge discovery, Shanghai, China
28-30 October 2014: ICITCS 2014 International Conference on IT Convergence and Security 2014, Beijing, China
31 October-2 November 2014: ICMECG 2014 2014 International Conference on Management of e-Commerce and e-Government, Shanghai, China
3-5 November 2014: SMARTCOMP 2014 2014 International Conference on Smart Computing, Hong Kong, China
5-7 November 2014: ICEBE 2014 11th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, Guangzhou, China
12-14 November 2014: CCBD 2014 International Conference on Cloud Computing and Big Data, Wuhan, China
16-19 November 2014: ATS 2014 23rd IEEE Asian Test Symposium, Hangzhou, China
19-20 November 2014: WRTLT 2014 Workshop on RTL and High Level Testing, Hangzhou, 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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