2011 - March
Ubiquity symposium: What is information?: beyond the jungle of information theories
by Paolo Rocchi
Editor's Introduction This fourteenth piece is inspired by a question left over from the Ubiquity Symposium entitled What is Computation? Peter J. Denning Editor
Computing saw the light as a branch of mathematics in the '40s, and progressively revealed ever new aspects [gol97]. Nowadays even laymen have become aware of the broad assortment of functions achieved by systems, and the prismatic nature of computing challenges thinkers who explore the various topics that substantiate computer science [mul98].
Ubiquity symposium: Is the Symposium Question Harmful?: Consideration of the Question 'What is Computation?' Considered Harmful
by Peter A. Freeman
Editor's Introduction In this fifteenth piece to the Ubiquity symposium discussing What is computation? Peter A. Freeman considers the theoretical and practical aspects of the question. Peter J. Denning - Editor