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Ubiquity Symposium: The Multicore Transformation

Table of Contents

  1. Opening Statement, by Walter Tichy

  2. Waiting for Godot—The RIGHT Language Abstractions for Parallel Programming Should be Here Soon,  by Wolfram Schulte

  3. Auto-Tuning Parallel Software, by Thomas Fahringer

  4. Engineering Parallel Algorithms, by Peter Sanders

  5. GPUs: High-performance accelerators for parallel applications, by Mark Silberstein

  6. Multicore Processors and Database Systems, by Kenneth Ross

  7. The Future of Synchronization on Multicores, by Maurice Herlihy

  8. Making Effective Use of Multicore Systems: A software perspective, by Keith Cooper

  9. Closing Statement, by Walter Tichy

Ubiquity Symposium: MOOCs and Technology to Advance Learning and Learning Research

Table of Contents

  1.MOOCs and Technology to Advance Learning and Learning Research Opening Statement,  by Candace Thille

Section 1: Technical and Scientific Innovations in MOOCs

  2. Assessment in Digital At-scale Learning Environments, by Piotr Mitros, Anant Agarwal, and Vik Paruchuri

  3. Offering Verified Credentials in Massive Open Online Courses, by Andrew Maas,Chris Heather,Chuong(Tom) Do, Relly Brandman, Daphne Koller,and Andrew Ng

  4. Data-driven Learner Modeling to Understand and Improve Online Learning, by Kenneth R. Koedinger, Elizabeth A. McLaughlin, and John C. Stamper

Section 2: The impact of MOOCs on Residential Institutions, Courses and Computer Science Education.

  5. MOOCs on and off the Farm, by John Mitchell

  6. Limitations of MOOCs for Computing Education: addressing our needs, by Mark Guzdial

Section 3: The MOOC Phenomenon and Higher Education

  7. Can MOOCs Help Reduce College Tuition?, by Stephen Ruth

  8. The MOOC Spring, by Frederick Siff

  9. MOOCs: Symptom, not cause of disruption, by Lewis Perelman

  10. The MOOC and the Genre Moment, by Michael Feldstein

Ubiquity Symposium: The Technological Singularity

Table of Contents

  1. Opening Statement by Espen Andersen

  2. The Singularity and the State of the Art in Artificial Intelligence by Ernest Davis

  3. Human Enhancement—The Way Ahead by Kevin Warwick

  4. Exponential Technology and The Singularity by Peter Cochrane

  5. Computers versus Humanity: Do we compete? by Liah Greenfeld and Mark Simes

  6. What About an Unintelligent Singularity? by Peter J. Denning

  7. Closing Statement: Reflections on A Singularity Symposium by Espen Andersen

 

 

Symposia

2018
  • Big data: big data or big brother? that is the question now.

    This ACM Ubiquity Symposium presented some of the current thinking about big data developments across four topical dimensions: social, technological, application, and educational. While 10 articles can hardly touch the expanse of the field, we have sought to cover the most important issues and provide useful insights for the curious reader. More than two dozen authors from academia and industry provided shared their points of view, their current focus of interest and their outlines of future research. Big digital data has changed and will change the world in many ways. It will bring some big benefits in the future, but combined with big AI and big IoT devices creates several big challenges. These must be carefully addressed and properly resolved for the future benefit of humanity.