acm - an acm publication
Follow us on social media...

Peter J. Denning, Editor in ChiefThe digitally connected world has become a large, swirling sea of information stripped of context. We help our readers make sense of it, find meaning in it, learn what to trust, and speculate on our future.

Peter J. Denning,
Editor-in-Chief

 

Ubiquity Has Been Upgraded!

  • You can propose article ideas to our editors—see Make A Pitch.
  • We are seeking for high-quality, reader submitted video content.
  • The editorial board has been organized into topic areas.
  • We are beefing up the Next-Gen Panel. Volunteer!
  • Our blog is being phased out and will be replaced by opinion commentaries.

LATEST ARTICLES

Symposium

Big data: technology and business challenges of big data in the digital economy

by Dave Penkler

Science depends on logical reasoning. However, the conclusions one comes to intimately depend on the explicit, or more often implicit, assumptions on which the reasoning is based. Here is an example of how logical reasoning based on different assumptions can lead to diametrically opposite conclusions ...


Communication Corner

Why putting yourself in the mind of your reader is easier---and more challenging---than you might have imagined

by Philip Yaffe

Science depends on logical reasoning. However, the conclusions one comes to intimately depend on the explicit, or more often implicit, assumptions on which the reasoning is based. Here is an example of how logical reasoning based on different assumptions can lead to diametrically opposite conclusions ...



Symposium

Big data: big data for social science research

January 2018
by Mark Birkin

Science depends on logical reasoning. However, the conclusions one comes to intimately depend on the explicit, or more often implicit, assumptions on which the reasoning is based. Here is an example of how logical reasoning based on different assumptions can lead to diametrically opposite conclusions ...


Symposium

Big Data and the Attention Economy: Big Data (Ubiquity symposium)

December 2017
by Bernardo A. Huberman

Science depends on logical reasoning. However, the conclusions one comes to intimately depend on the explicit, or more often implicit, assumptions on which the reasoning is based. Here is an example of how logical reasoning based on different assumptions can lead to diametrically opposite conclusions ...