2008 - June
A Farewell Message from Ubiquity Editor-in-Chief
by John Gehl
June 2008As Ubiquity's editor-in-chief John Gehl leaves his post, he shares some parting words.
An Interview with Richard A. Demillo
Interviewed by Ubiquity staff
June 2008Richard A. DeMillo is the Dean of Georgia Tech's College of Computing. He previously was Hewlett-Packard's chief technology officer and served as director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center. ...
Dimension of Philosophy of Technologies: Critical Theory and Democratization of Technologies
by Arun Kumar Tripathi
June 2008Philosophy of technology promises the possibility of an understanding of technology that may be important not only to public policy but also in helping to conceptualise intellectual approaches to the ...
Critical Theory: Ideology Critique and the Myths of E-Learning
by Norm Friesen
June 2008Critical theory designates a philosophy and a research methodology that focuses on the interrelated issues of technology, politics and social change. Despite its emphasis on technology, critical theory arguably remains ...
Information technology as an ethical challenge
by Rafael Capurro
June 2008Information technology has an ambiguous impact on society. This situation calls for a two-level ethical analysis. On the one hand the issues of power and control must be reconsidered under ...
21st Century Information Technology Revolution
by Sanjay Kumar Pal
June 2008The computing power in the few micro processors that are now in a Ford Motor Car is much more than all the computing power that was put in the space ...
Software-Based Fault Tolerance: Concept Map-Based Learning
by Goutam Kumar Saha
June 2008This paper aims to visually describe the important concepts of software-based fault tolerance and the relationships thereof using a concept map. ...
An Interview with Wei Zhao
Interviewed by Ubiquity staff
June 2008Wei Zhao is currently the Dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before he joined RPI in 2007, he was a Senior Associate Vice President for Research ...
Four Short Reviews of Current Software Engineering Books of Interest
by Ross Gagliano
June 2008Associate editor Ross Gagliano offers four short reviews of current software engineering books of interest. ...
Mathematics by Jannat
by Jannat Jannat
June 2008Arrgh!!! Well! If this is your reaction upon hearing the word MATH, you are not alone. ...
Transcending from Virtual Reality into Tele-Immersive Technologies and Applications: A Perspective
by Ramesh Singh, Anubhav Kumar Singh
June 2008The goal of this paper is to investigate the basic principles of a tele-immersive system, its main components, development history, demonstrations and potential uses as one of today's most challenging ...
CMOS RF Down-Conversion Mixer Design for Low-Power Wireless Communications
by K. Faitah, A. El Oualkadi, A. Ait Ouahman
June 2008This paper aims to study the design of a low-power single-balanced mixer for downconversion in wireless RF receivers. The proposed circuit is designed to work at a radiofrequency of 1.9GHz ...