2010 - November
Edging Toward the Semantic Web: Protocols, Curation, and Seeds
by Espen Andersen
The evolution from an interactive Internet (often called Web 2.0) toward a more intelligent, semantic web will not happen as a result of dramatic new inventions or jointly agreed standards, but through a gradual evolution and recombination of existing technologies. To get to a Web 3.0, we will need to first create (and maybe be satisfied with) a Web 2.5, and that will happen through the gradual evolution of effective, user-based interaction protocols (based on user dialogues) and the use of queries as information passing mechanisms.
Ubiquity symposium 'What is computation?': Opening statement
by Peter J. Denning
November 2010Most people understand a computation as a process evoked when a computational agent acts on its inputs under the control of an algorithm. The classical Turing machine model has long ...
Ubiquity symposium 'What is computation?': Computation is symbol manipulation
by John S. Conery
November 2010In the second in the series of articles in the Ubiquity Symposium What is Computation?, Prof. John S. Conery of the University of Oregon explains why he believes computation can ...
Ubiquity symposium 'What is computation?': Computation is process
by Dennis J. Frailey
November 2010Various authors define forms of computation as specialized types of processes. As the scope of computation widens, the range of such specialties increases. Dennis J. Frailey posits that the essence ...
An Interview with Prof. Andreas Zeller: Mining your way to software reliability
Interviewed by Walter Tichy
November 2010In 1976, Les Belady and Manny Lehman published the first empirical growth study of a large software system, IBMs OS 360. At the time, the operating system was twelve years ...
Ubiquity symposium 'What is Computation?': The evolution of computation
by Peter Wegner
November 2010In this second article in the ACM Ubiquity symposium on 'What is computation?' Peter Wegner provides a history of the evolution of comptuation. --Editor ...