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Closer Than You Might Think

David Alan Grier

Asking for Directions

By David Alan Grier, IEEE Computer Society Past-President

I have a question about China:  Do men, when they are driving, ask others for directions? For instance, when a man is driving in an unfamiliar neighborhood, might he ever stop and ask someone, “Can you direct me to the Chengxin Comprehensive Supermarket?” I am interested because it might help me understand the recent interest in autonomous or self-driving cars.

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Snapshot of Current Trends in Visualization

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For this issue of Computing Now, we gathered a set of articles that exemplifies the latest developments in computer-generated visualization. In this “big data” era, more and more people appreciate the importance of visualization in observing, interpreting, and analyzing data, as well as in communicating and disseminating the discovered findings and insights to other stakeholders ranging from close colleagues to the public. At the same time, the field of visualization is growing at a notable pace, with increasing numbers of scientists and practitioners, real world applications, and technology providers.

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20-22 April 2015: BIGMM 2015 1st International Conference on Multimedia Big Data, Beijing, China
6-8 Jul 2015: 2015 IEEE 14th International Conference on Cognitive Informatics & Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC) , Beijing, China

10-14 Aug 2015: 2015 IEEE Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing Conference (UIC), Advanced and Trusted Comp. (ATC), Beijing, China

15-17 Aug 2015: 2015 10th International Conference on Communications and Networking in China, Shanghai, China

19-21 Aug 2015: International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing (BDCloud), Dalian, China

21-24 Sep 2015: International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, Xi'an, China

21 Oct 2015: 2015 IEEE Software Experts Summit (SES), Beijing, China

22-23 Oct 2015: 2015 IEEE Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, Beijing, China

27-30 Oct 2015: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, Hangzhou, China


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