A Ubiquity symposium is an organized debate around a proposition or point of view. It is a means to explore a complex issue from multiple perspectives. An early example of a symposium on teaching computer science appeared in Communications of the ACM (December 1989).
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New in Ubiquity Symposia:
1. Evolutionary Computation and the Processes of Life, Opening Statement, by Mark Burgin and Eugene Eberbach
2. Life Lessons Taught by Simulated Evolution, by Hans-Paul Schwefel
3. The Essence of Evolutionary Computation, by Xin Yao
4. On the Role of Evolutionary Models in Computing, by Max Garzon
5. Evolutionary Computation as a Direction in Nature-inspired Computing, by Hongwei Mo
6. The Emperor is Naked: Evolutionary Algorithms for Real-World Applications, by Zbigniew Michalewicz
7. Darwinian Software Engineering, by Moshe Sipper
8. Evolutionary Computation and Evolutionary Game Theory, by David Fogel
9. Evolutionary Computation in the Physical World, by Lukas Sekanina
10. Some Aspects of Computation Essential to Evolution and Life, by Hector Zenil and James Marshall
11. Towards Synthesis of Computational Life-like Processes of Functional and Evolvable Proto-systems via Extending Evolutionary Computation, by Darko Roglic
12. What the No Free Lunch Theorems Really Mean: How to Improve Search Algorithms, David Wolpert
13. Information, Biological and Evolutionary Computing, by Walter Riofrio
14. Perspectives and Reality of Evolutionary Computation, Closing Statement, by Mark Burgin and Eugene Eberbach
1. The Science In Computer Science Opening Statement, by Peter Denning
2. Computer Science Revisited, Vinton Cerf
4. Broadening CS Enrollments: An interview with Jan Cuny, by Richard Snodgrass
5. How to Talk About Science: Five Essential Insights, Shawn Carlson
6. The Sixteen Character Traits of Science, by Philip Yaffe
7. Why You Should Choose Math in High School, by Espen Andersen
8. On Experimental Algorithmics: An Interview with Catherine Mcgeoch and Bernard Moret, by Espen Andersen
9. Empirical Software Research: An Interview with Dag Sjøberg, University of Oslo, Norway, by Walter Tichy
10. An Interview with Mark Guzdial, by Peter Denning
11. An Interview with David Alderson: In search of the real network science, by Peter Denning
12. Natural Computation, by Erol Gelenbe
13. Where’s the Science in Software Engineering?, by Walter Tichy
14. Toward a System Design Science, by Joseph Sifakis
15. The Computing Sciences and STEM Education, by Paul Rosenbloom
16. Unplugging Computer Science to Find the Science, by Tim Bell
17. Closing Statement, by Rick Snodgrass and Peter Denning
Ubiquity symposium: Evolutionary computation and the processes of life: some computational aspects of essential properties of evolution and life
by Hector Zenil, James A. R. Marshall
While evolution has inspired algorithmic methods of heuristic optimization, little has been done in the way of using concepts of computation to advance our understanding of salient aspects of biological phenomena. The authors argue under reasonable assumptions, interesting conclusions can be drawn that are of relevance to behavioral evolution. The authors will focus on two important features of life---robustness and fitness---which, they will argue, are related to algorithmic probability and to the thermodynamics of computation, disciplines that may be capable of modeling key features of living organisms, and which can be used in formulating new algorithms of evolutionary computation.
Ubiquity symposium: The science in computer science: the sixteen character traits of science
by Philip Yaffe
March 2013Phil Yaffe has provided numerous commentaries on various aspects of professional communication, which have helped readers more effectively articulate their own ideas about the future of computing. ...
Ubiquity symposium: The science in computer science: how to talk about science: five essential insights
by Shawn Carlson
March 2013The goal of the LabRats Science Education Program is to inspire secondary school-age students from all backgrounds to love learning about science and technology. Shawn Carlson, the Executive Director of ...
Ubiquity symposium: Evolutionary computation and the processes of life: evolutionary computation in physical world
by Lukáš Sekanina
February 2013In this ninth symposium article, Lukáš Sekanina addresses evolutionary and evolvable hardware; answering the questions what it means for a physical system to be designed evolutionarily and on what kinds ...
Ubiquity symposium: The science in computer science: broadening CS enrollments: an interview with Jan Cuny
by Richard Snodgrass
February 2013Until 2000, computer science enrollments were steadily increasing. Then suddenly students started turning to other fields; by 2008, enrollments had dropped by 50 percent. To that end, Jan Cuny has ...
Ubiquity symposium: The science in computer science: performance analysis: experimental computer science at its best
by Peter J. Denning
January 2013In the third installment of this symposium, which originally appeared in the Communication the ACM, we go back to 1981. More than 30 years ago, I called on ACM members ...
Ubiquity symposium: Evolutionary computation and the processes of life: evolutionary computation and evolutionary game theory: expecting the unexpected
by David B. Fogel
January 2013In this article, David Fogel discusses the relationship between evolutionary computation and evolutionary game theory. The mathematics of evolutionary game theory relies on assumptions that often fail to describe the ...