It is time to revisit and update the purpose of ACM. It must be "to advance the science and profession of computing for the public good."
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the editor
Moshe Vardi suggests in his January 2020 column that ACM conferences do more to support remote participation. I have several concerns about his proposals.
Robin K. Hill explains the ethical responsibility of the computing professional with respect to voting systems.
The technology promises to advance semiconductors and computing, but also introduces new questions and challenges.
Wake steering can help ever-larger turbines work together more efficiently on wind farms.
Translation devices are getting better at making speech and text understandable in different languages.
Culturally responsive computing repurposes computer science education by making it meaningful to not only students, but also to their families and communities.
COLUMN: The profession of IT
Artificial intelligence has confronted us with a raft of dilemmas that challenge us to decide what values are important in our designs.
Considering the far-reaching and fundamental implications of computing beyond digital computers.
Considering the merits of several models and approaches to Internet governance.
The U.S. NHTSA's levels of automation are a liability for automated vehicles.
Balancing sustainability and science.
The hardware root of trust.
The resilience of Internet-facing systems relies on what is above the line of representation.
SECTION: Contributed articles
A platform for creating a crowdsourced picture of human opinions on how machines should handle moral dilemmas.
A codable computer half the size of a credit card is inspiring students worldwide to develop core computing skills in fun and creative ways.
When the value increases engagement, engagement increases the value.
SECTION: Review articles
Technologies for manipulating our digital appearance alter the way the world sees us as well as the way we see ourselves.
Exploring the vision of a model-based framework that may enable broader engagement with and informed decision making about sustainability issues.
SECTION: Research highlights
Instead of handing trace records off to a collector for long-term storage and future processing, the system described in "Pivot Tracing: Dynamic Causal Monitoring for Distributed Systems," by Jonathan Mace, et al
., installs continuous …
This paper presents Pivot Tracing, a monitoring framework for distributed systems, which addresses the limitations of today's monitoring and diagnosis tools by combining dynamic instrumentation with a novel relational operator …
COLUMN: Last byte
A compromise proposal toward a solution to making it impossible for a would-be tyrant to exceed reasonable authority.