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Successful strategies for IPv6 rollouts.: Really.
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Thomas A. Limoncelli, Vinton G. Cerf, Vinton G. Cerf, Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:April 2011
pp. 44-48
Knowing where to begin is half the battle.
     
Emergent Properties, Human Rights, and the Internet
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:March 2012
pp. 87-88
The Internet is an artifact, but its uses represent emergent properties of large numbers of users discovering ways in which to interact and share information that couldn't necessarily have been predicted from the basic Internet design. The net has become a...
 
Abstraction, Federation, and Scalability
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:January 2013
pp. 96-c3
Architecture can confer scalability and this is often achieved through abstraction and information hiding. Understanding the behavior of complex systems is sometimes achievable through deliberately ignoring or abstracting away some details.
 
The Organic Internet
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:September 2012
pp. 104
The Internet and the organizations and institutions that sustain its operation and evolution can be compared to biological ecosystems. These analogies might be helpful in understanding the complex policy questions that arise in connection with the Internet...
 
Open Source, Smart Grid, and Mobile Apps
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:January 2011
pp. 96
The modern communication world leverages various kinds of platforms to accelerate the development of innovative applications. Communication standards arising from the Internet and the Smart Grid programs, together with open source software and programmable...
 
Things and the Net
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:November 2012
pp. 96
There is an Internet of Things coming: billions of them. How are we going to manage them? Manage access control, authorization for access? How will we cope with reconfiguration at need? These and many other questions await us as the avalanche of smart obje...
   
Potpourri
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 96-96
The Internet continues to evolve and grow. More devices, more people, more applications and new technologies will penetrate its fabric, leading to major scientific, social, and economic opportunities that cross national boundaries and challenge privacy and...
 
The Battle for Internet Openness
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:September 2011
pp. 104, 103
Preserving an open Internet is a challenge given potential harms that might come to Internet users. This article suggests some directions and actions that might lead to preservation of Internet users' freedoms to speak and hear while also offering them pro...
 
2012 Isn't the End of the World
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:November 2010
pp. 96, 95
The Internet address space has used a format called IPv4 since 1977, but this only allows for 4.3 billion unique termination points in the Internet. It is now clear that more terminations must be supported and the recommended format is called IPv6 and uses...
 
Internet Predictions
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf, Munindar P. Singh
Issue Date:January 2010
pp. 10-11
More than a dozen leading experts give their opinions on where the Internet is headed and where it will be in the next decade in terms of technology, policy, and applications. They cover topics ranging from the Internet of Things to climate change to the d...
 
The Internet of Everyone
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf,Nii Quaynor
Issue Date:May 2014
pp. 96
The US government has announced that it will end its unique oversight role over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), assuming that a multistakeholder model of accountability and transparency can be developed by the Internet comm...
   
Instrument Thyself!
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:March 2014
pp. 88-C3
Instrumenting the human body on a noninvasive and continuous basis is becoming more feasible than ever. The information will help to detect or diagnose physiological problems. Aggregations of such data can reveal important health trends in groups and analy...
   
Unfinished Business
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 88
This column deals with Internet security and steps that can be taken to improve resistance to various forms of attack, surveillance, mis-routing and improper buffer sizing. A variety of technical remedies are outlined. IPv6 is also addressed as an importan...
   
Internet and the Other IP
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:November 2013
pp. 96
Copyrights have dominated the legal treatment of works of authors to the detriment of the theory of public domain treatment after a limited period of time. The imbalance should be addressed, as should the handling of rights in a digital regime where copyin...
 
Augmented Intelligence
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 96
Douglas Engelbart, J.C.R. Licklider, DARPA, augmented human intellect, Google Glass, and silicon sapience: what a fascinating amalgam of leaders, devices, and concepts! With today's cloud computing and with the legacy of giants like Engelbart and Licklider...
   
Cargo Cults and Information Technology Development
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:July 2013
pp. 96
Politicians, governments, and municipalities sometimes build industrial parks in the hope that technology companies will establish themselves in and bring growth the region. However, it's naïve to imagine that this will be effective without taking into acc...
 
Running AMOOC
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:May 2013
pp. 88
The idea of massive online open courses (MOOCs) have become a new touchstone in educational evolution. Many institutions are forming around this idea, and others are likely to follow. The concept raises many questions as regards economics, the effects on c...
 
Loose Couplings
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 96
Rigid designs are often brittle under stress; loosely coupled systems, on the other hand, can withstand changing conditions and stresses more effectively. Such designs are often more adaptable. Currency exchange rates, information hiding, and the design of...
 
Defense against the Dark Arts
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:May 2012
pp. 96, 95
Devices on the Internet of all kinds benefit both from their connectivity and their ability to interact with large-scale computational resources that form part of the Internet ecosystem. Internet-based systems can manage networked devices, record and analy...
 
Defense against the Dark Arts
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:January 2012
pp. 96, 95
Programmers must understand the mechanisms of malware attacks if they're to defend against them. Some believe programmers should also be taught and even practice both attacks and defense under controlled conditions. The notion of practicing attacks and wri...
 
Natural Disasters and Electric Infrastructure
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:November 2011
pp. 103, 104
We've become extremely dependent on reliable electric power in our modern society. This dependence becomes starkly visible during extended power outages. Improved backup and recovery methods are needed to cope with this dependence. We also have a parallel ...
 
Secure Identities
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:July 2011
pp. 96, 95
<p>Security is a major focus Internet operators and users. Identity authentication has yet to be adequately addressed. What's sought is a way to identify users such that forging credentials is difficult for adversaries, while providing strong authent...
 
Sherry Turkle: Alone Together
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 96,95
<p>In this essay, we learn about Sherry Turkle's research into human/machine interaction including strong emotional components that imbue artificial creatures with unwarranted sentiment and sentience.</p>
 
Trust and the Internet
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:September 2010
pp. 96, 95
The Internet is ready for a makeover, a need that becomes more urgent with each passing day. Although the Internet is a global infrastructure and a platform for business, discussions about the future Internet remain largely regional. The approaches in Euro...
 
Internet Predictions
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Deborah Estrin, K. Mani Chandy, R. Michael Young, Larry Smarr, Andrew Odlyzko, David Clark, Viviane Reding, Toru Ishida, Sharad Sharma, Vinton G. Cerf, Urs Hölzle, Luiz André Barroso, Geoff Mulligan, Adrian Hooke, Chip Elliott
Issue Date:January 2010
pp. 12-42
More than a dozen leading experts give their opinions on where the Internet is headed and where it will be in the next decade in terms of technology, policy, and applications. They cover topics ranging from the Internet of Things to climate change to the d...
 
Requirements for the Internet
Found in: Requirements Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:September 2003
pp. 3
No summary available.
   
Successful Strategies for IPv6 Rollouts. Really.
Found in: Queue
By Thomas A. Limoncelli, Vinton G. Cerf, Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 20-20
Knowing where to begin is half the battle.
     
Forty Years Ago.
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:July 2014
pp. 88
This column celebrates the 40th anniversary of the publication of the first paper on the Internet's design in May 1974. It presents a brief history of Internet evolution and summarizes Internet governance debates throughout 2014.
   
The Internet at Risk
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 3-5
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) held its 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in December, where member states attempted to update the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) to reflect the reality of ...
 
The past and future history of the Internet
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Barry M. Leiner, Daniel C. Lynch, David D. Clark, Jon Postel, Lawrence G. Roberts, Leonard Kleinrock, Robert E. Kahn, Stephen S. Wolff, Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:January 1988
pp. 102-108
The online Risks Forum has long been a hotbed for discussions of the relative merits of openness relating to the dissemination of knowledge about security vulnerabilities. The debate has now been rekindled, and is summarized here.
     
The internet governance ecosystem
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:April 2014
pp. 7-7
The practical need for accurate instant or simultaneous machine translations continues to grow as applications multiply.
     
What if it's us?
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:March 2014
pp. 7-7
Methods of quantifying consistency (or lack thereof) in eventually consistent storage systems.
     
Cognitive implants
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:February 2014
pp. 7-7
The idea is to identify security-critical software bugs so they can be fixed first.
     
Virtual reality redux
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 7-7
Adapting computing-research conferences to the growth of the field.
     
Software at scale
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:December 2013
pp. 7-7
'Where's' in a name?
     
Heidelberg Laureate Forum
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:November 2013
pp. 7-7
Can the Internet be liberated from government meddling?
     
Revisiting the tragedy of the commons
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:October 2013
pp. 7-7
Esteem for efficiency should be tempered with respect for robustness.
     
Freedom and the social contract
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 7-7
Seeking a more efficient combination of the best elements of the research and practice communities in small organizations.
     
Computer science education---revisited
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:August 2013
pp. 7-7
From the intersection of computational science and technological speculation, with boundaries limited only by our ability to imagine what could be.
     
'But officer, I was only programming at 100 lines per hour!'
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:July 2013
pp. 7-7
Are robots and automation destroying more jobs than they are creating?
     
Honoring our best
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:June 2013
pp. 7-7
These three puzzles involve my favorite ant, Ant Alice. Like all ants on this page, Alice moves at exactly one centimeter per second in whichever direction she happens to be facing; if she meets another ant head on, both immediately reverse direction and w...
     
ACM president's salary increased by 300%!
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:May 2013
pp. 7-7
Let's bring friction back into computing.
     
Open access
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:April 2013
pp. 7-7
Nancy Lynch talks about achieving consensus, developing algorithms, and mimicking biology in distributed systems.
     
A revolution in India
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 7-7
Considering the factors influencing the recent rapid increase in the number of postdoctoral positions in computer science.
     
Growing the ACM family
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:February 2013
pp. 7-7
Exploiting parallelism to accelerate a computation typically involves dividing it into many small tasks that can be assigned to different processing elements. An efficient execution schedule for these tasks can be difficult or impossible to determine in ad...
     
What's a robot?
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:January 2013
pp. 7-7
Artificial intelligence pioneer Judea Pearl discusses probability, causation, the calculus of intervention, and counterfactuals.
     
Ubiquity symposium: The science in computer science: computer science revisited
Found in: Ubiquity
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:December 2012
pp. 1-4
The first article in this symposium, which originally appeared in the Communication the ACM, is courtesy of ACM President Vinton Cerf. Earlier this year, he called on all ACM members to commit to building a stronger science base for computer science. Cerf ...
     
Computer science revisited
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:December 2012
pp. 7-7
Many of us have pondered puzzles involving a set of n coins and a balance scale, the idea being typically to find the counterfeit coin and determine whether it is lighter or heavier than the others using the fewest possible weighings. Here we take a slight...
     
Why is accessibility so hard?
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:November 2012
pp. 7-7
Many of us have pondered puzzles involving a set of n coins and a balance scale, the idea being typically to find the counterfeit coin and determine whether it is lighter or heavier than the others using the fewest possible weighings. Here we take a slight...
     
Where is the science in computer science?
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Vinton G. Cerf
Issue Date:October 2012
pp. 5-5
Case study findings from several corporate environments suggest that successful virtualization does not depend on the degree of technological sophistication. It's how the tools are used that matters.
     
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