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In this last issue of Computer in 2005, I would like to extend my gratitude to the dedicated reviewers whose efforts make possible each issue of Computer. We rely on and highly value the peer review process and the reviewers who are at its very core.
Our reviewers contribute by reviewing papers as assigned in their technical area of expertise. They often comment on organization and clarity, questions of accuracy, disputed definitions, and the effectiveness of visual aids, figures, or other ancillary materials.
Reviewers for Computer work under the direction of Associate Editors in Chief Kathleen Swigger of the University of North Texas and Bill Schilit of Intel. Kathy and Bill have contributed extensively to Computer and to the Computer Society throughout 2005. Their expertise and guidance, combined with their commitment, are critical components of our review process.
All of Computer's feature articles are subject to peer review. To the more than 200 professionals who contributed their time and expertise as Computer reviewers in 2005, please accept my thanks. I sincerely hope that you will continue to be available to review for Computer.
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The Computing Research Association Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) seeks undergraduates and mentors to participate in its annual Distributed Mentor Project. The DMP aims to increase the number of women entering graduate studies in the fields of computer science and computer engineering by pairing promising undergraduate women with an experienced mentor for a summer research experience at the mentor's home institution.
The number of female faculty in most computer science and engineering departments is extremely low, averaging less than two women per department in PhD-granting institutions. Consequently, undergraduate women today have limited access to role models at their institutions. The number of student applications to the CRA-W DMP program has increased dramatically in recent years—up from an average of roughly 60 per year from 1994 to 2001 to nearly 250 for the summer of 2004. However, funding limitations have kept the number of actual participants to about 45, up from 25 in earlier years.
Participants create dedicated Web sites as part of their summer research activities. Web sites from past summers are available at www.cra.org/Activities/craw/dmp/awards/2005/2005.php.
The CRA is an association of North American academic departments of computer science and computer engineering; laboratories and centers in industry, government, and academia; and affiliated professional societies. The CRA also works to promote leadership development among groups that are underrepresented in the computing profession.
The IEEE Computer Society is one of the CRA's six sponsoring societies. The CRA-W DMP currently operates under a four-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Additional support comes from Usenix in 2003-2005, and from the Henry Luce Foundation in 2004-2006.
Student participants receive a $600 weekly stipend for up to 10 weeks of study at the host institution plus a limited travel allowance. Mentors can receive cash honoraria of varying amounts for mentoring one, two, or more students.
To apply as an undergraduate or mentor, visit the CRA-W Distributed Mentor Project Web site at www.cra.org/Activities/craw/dmp/. Canadian students and faculty can apply to the Canadian Distributed Mentor Project, a similar program with different rules, at www.cra.org/Activities/craw/cdmp/.
The deadline for applications to the US summer 2006 program is 1 March 2006. Canadian applications are due by 31 January 2006.
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Mo Adda, Univ. of Portsmouth
Adnan Agbaria, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Giovanni Agosta, Milan Polytechnic
Waseem Ahmed, Curtin Univ. of Technology
Basheer Al-Duwairi, Iowa State Univ.
Mayez Al-Mouhamed, King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals
José Albaladejo, Polytechnical Univ. of Valencia
William Allen, Florida Inst. of Technology
Hyggo Almeida, Federal Univ. of Campina Grande
Carlos Alvarez, Polytechnical Univ. of Catalonia
George Alyfantis, Univ. of Athens
Tomohiro Amemiya, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
Luca Amoroso, Milan Polytechnic
Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, Univ. of Wisconsin
Iñigo Artundo, Free Univ. of Brussels
Donovan Artz, Drexel Univ.
David Bader, Georgia Inst. of Technology
Hakim Badis, LRI Laboratory
Deepak Bagchi, Inst. of Technology and Science
Aline Baggio, Delft Univ. of Technology
Wade Baker, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.
Albert Banchs, Univ. Carlos III, Madrid
Edgardo Barraza, Santiago Univ., Cali
Paolo Bellavista, Univ. of Bologna
Tomas Berling, Ericsson Microwave Systems
Luis Bernardo, New Univ. of Lisbon
Unai Bidarte, Univ. of the Basque Country
Enrico Bini, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
Michael Blaha, OMT Assoc.
Ivan Bohannon, NSI Software
Andreas Boklund, Univ. of Trollhattan/Uddevalla
Mikhail Brikman, Salem State College
Marshall Brinn, BBN Technologies
Barry Brown, Dy4 Systems
Dario Bruneo, Univ. of Messina
Randal Burns, Johns Hopkins Univ.
Fabian Bustamante, Northwestern Univ.
Tom Cain, Univ. of Pittsburgh
Celeste Campo, Univ. Carlos III, Madrid
Luiz Capretz, Univ. of Western Ontario
Enrique Carrera, Univ. of San Francisco, Quito
Wander Cesario, TIMA Laboratory
Jeffrey Chase, Duke Univ.
Bor-rong Chen, Harvard Univ.
Peter Chen, Univ. of Michigan
Vassilios Chouliaras, Univ. of Loughborough
Stelvio Cimato, Univ. of Milan
Charles Clancy, Univ. of Maryland
Sinem Coleri Ergen, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Robert Colwell, R&E Colwell & Assoc.
William Conklin, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio
Brian Cooper, Georgia Inst. of Technology
Nathan Cooprider, Univ. of Utah
Josep Cotrina, Polytechnic Univ. of Catalonia
Christopher Dahn, IEEE Computer Society
Guy de Tré, Ghent Univ.
Irene Díaz, Univ. of Oviedo
Peter Dinda, Northwestern Univ.
Gang Ding, Purdue Univ.
Petar Djukic, Univ. of Toronto
Simon Dobrisek, Univ. of Ljubljana
Offer Drori, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem
Jerome Dupire, Nat'l Conservatory of Arts and Trades
Adam Elbirt, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell
Hesham Elmahdy, Cairo Univ.
Rolf Enzler, Micronas
Dror Feitelson, Hebrew Univ.
João Fernandes, Univ. of Minho
Leslie Fife, Brigham Young Univ.-Hawaii
Renato Figueiredo, Univ. of Florida
Sergio Flesca, Univ. of Calabria
Jason Flinn, Univ. of Michigan
Bertil Folliot, Univ. of Pierre and Marie Curie
Eileen Forrester, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Apostolos Fournaris, Univ. of Patras
Kam Hay Fung, Univ. of New South Wales
Isaac Gabriel, Brooklyn, New York
Tal Garfinkel, Stanford Univ.
Deepak Garg, Thapar Inst. of Eng. and Technology
Salim Ghanemi, King Saud Univ.
Armin Ghayoori, Isfahan Univ. of Technology
Anirban Ghosh, Infosys
Simon Giesecke, Carl von Ossietzky Univ. of Oldenburg
Christophe Gouguenheim, Hewlett-Packard
Johann Groszschaedl, Graz Univ. of Technology
Vivek Haldar, Univ. of California, Irvine
Felix Hamza-Lup, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania
Seon Kyoung Han, Chungbuk Nat'l Univ.
Guoshun Hao, Beihang Univ.
Timothy Harris, Microsoft
William Hartin, Ericsson
Philip Haynes, Aristocrat Technologies
Yu He, Univ. of Southern California
Fabiano Hessel, Catholic Papal Univ. of Southern Rio Grande
Ron Hoelzeman, Univ. of Pittsburgh
Nigel Horspool, Univ. of Victoria
Hung-Yun Hsieh, Nat'l Taiwan Univ.
Y. Charlie Hu, Purdue Univ.
Qiang Huang, China
Patrick Hung, Univ. of Ontario
Stratos Idreos, Technical Univ. of Crete
Panagiotis Ipeirotis, New York Univ.
G. Janakiraman, Hewlett-Packard
Arshad Jhumka, Univ. of Warwick
Christine Julien, Univ. of Texas at Austin
David Kaeli, Northeastern Univ.
Rohit Kapur, Synopsys
Piotr Karocki, Krakow, Poland
Bernardo Kastrup, Philips
Katarzyna Keahey, Argonne Nat'l Laboratory
Jonghwa Kim, Univ. of Augsburg
Kanghee Kim, Seoul Nat'l Univ.
Toshiyuki Kirishima, Nara Nat'l College of Technology
Christoph Kirsch, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Paris Kitsos, Hellenic Open Univ.
Steven Ko, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Suresh Kodoor, San Jose, California
Andreas Koulouris, Nat'l Technical Univ. of Athens
Samuel Kounev, Technical Univ. of Darmstadt
Yung-Keun Kwon, Seoul Nat'l Univ.
Marc-André Laverdière, Concordia Univ.
Jenq Kuen Lee, Nat'l Taiwan Univ.
Keun-Ho Lee, Korea Univ.
Seoung-Bum Lee, Columbia Univ.
Joshua LeVasseur, Univ. of Karlsruhe
Grace Lewis, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Hai Li, Purdue Univ.
Wen-Yang Lin, Nat'l Univ. of Kaohsiung
Bao Hua Liu, Univ. of New South Wales
Chenghuai Lu, Georgia Inst. of Technology
Michael Lutz, Rochester Inst. of Technology
Dan Magenheimer, Hewlett-Packard
Andrea Maiorano, Univ. of Rome, La Sapienza
Bodo Manthey, Univ. of Lübeck
Maarten Marx, Univ. of Amsterdam
Oliver Maye, IHP Microelectronics
Kevin McNeill, Univ. of Arizona
Teobaldo Medeiros, Federal Center for Technology Education
Shripal Meghani, Philips
Manish Mehta, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City
Marco Mesiti, Univ. of Genoa
Juan Manuel Miguel, Univ. of Alcala
Jerzy Mikulik, Univ. of Science & Technology
Tdashi Minotani, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
Alper Mizrak, Univ. of California, San Diego
Monalisa Mukherjee, Bengal Eng. College
Onur Mutlu, Univ. of Texas at Austin
Benedek Nagy, Univ. of Debrecen
Vijay Naik, IBM
Gi-Joon Nam, IBM
Christos Nikolaou, Univ. of Crete
Javier Oliver, Polytechnical Univ. of Valencia
Rolf Oppliger, eSecurity Technologies
Francisco Ortin, Univ. of Oviedo
David Parsons, Massey Univ.
Fernando Pedone, Univ. of Italian Switzerland
Nathaniel Pettis, Purdue Univ.
S.K. Pillai, Network Systems and Technologies
Richard Potter, Japan Science and Technology
Ioannis Priggouris, Univ. of Athens
Pierre Pureur, BearingPoint
Narayan Ramasubbu, Univ. of Michigan
Matthias Rath, Univ. of Padua
Jayashree Ravi, Wayne State Univ.
Holger Regenbrecht, Univ. of Otago
Dionysios Reisis, Univ. of Athens
Behnam Robatmili, Univ. of Tehran
Paul Robinson, Clever Machine
Juho Rousu, Univ. of Helsinki
Kyung Ryu, Arizona State Univ.
Luca Salgarelli, Univ. of Brescia
Azim Samjani, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Gregor Schiele, Univ. of Stuttgart
Peter Schwarz, IBM
Halvard Skogsrud, Univ. of New South Wales
Cees Snoek, Univ. of Amsterdam
Shanshan Song, Univ. of Southern California
Fred Strickland, Auburn Univ.
Jaspal Subhlok, Univ. of Houston
Eugen Tarnow, Avalon Business Systems
William Thacker, Winthrop Univ.
Mitchell Theys, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
Irv Thomae, Dartmouth College
HaiBo Tian, Xidian Univ.
Yudong Tian, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County
Ching-Ming Tien, Nat'l Chiao Tung Univ.
Ritesh Tiwari, Int'l Inst. of Information Technology
Doug Tolbert, Unisys Corporation
Issa Traore, Univ. of Victoria
Carlos Turro, Polytechnical Univ. of Valencia
Volkmar Uhlig, Univ. of Karlsruhe
Darrell Ulm, Univ. of Akron
Keith Underwood, Sandia Nat'l Laboratories
Jeroen Vendrig, Canon
Ronald Vetter, Univ. of North Carolina Wilmington
Farn Wang, Nat'l Taiwan Univ.
Andrew Warfield, Univ. of Cambridge
Alfred Weaver, Univ. of Virginia
Jon Weissman, Univ. of Minnesota
Michael Welzl, Univ. of Innsbruck
Mary Jane Willshire, Univ. of Portland
Ramchan Woo, KAIST
Haisang Wu, Juniper Networks
Dongyan Xu, Purdue Univ.
Jeff Yan, Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne
InSeon Yoo, Univ. of Fribourg
Muhammed Younas, Coventry Univ.
Zhenya Zhang, Univ. of Science and Technology of China
Xiliang Zhong, Wayne State Univ.
Qiang Zhu, Univ. of Michigan
Sotirios Ziavras, New Jersey Inst. of Technology