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DEPARTMENT: Departments

Revisiting ACM's Open-Conference Principle

I would like to see the ACM Presidential Task Force on "Open Science" develop a detailed set of guiding principles for conference-site selection. Principles, however, must be translated to concrete decisions in the context of …
DEPARTMENT: Career Paths in Computing

From UX to Product: An Intentional Career Route

My mother, a stroke-sufferer since her early 20s, is challenged both physically and cognitively. Thus, I was compelled at a young age to study technology and learn how it could improve the lives of everyone — not just the able …
DEPARTMENT: Letters to the Editor

The End Is Not Clear

In his January 2023 Communications Viewpoint, "The End of Programming," Matt Welsh wrote "nobody actually understands how large AI models work." However, already no one person understands existing large computer systems.

Unleashing the Power of Deep Learning

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Vivienne Sze on how to take greatest advantage of deep learning systems.

Accelerating Optical Communications with AI

Communications efficiency helps bring photonics to artificial intelligence.

The Rise of the Chatbots

How do we keep track of the truth when bots are becoming increasingly skilled liars?

Outsmarting Deepfake Video

Looking for truth, when "it's becoming surprisingly easy to distort reality."
COLUMN: Legally Speaking

Legal Challenges to Generative AI, Part I

Questioning the legality of using in-copyright works for training data and producing outputs derived from copyrighted training data.
COLUMN: Privacy

Learning to Live with Privacy-Preserving Analytics

Seeking to close the gap between research and real-world applications of PPAs.
COLUMN: Viewpoint

Fragility in AIs Using Artificial Neural Networks

Suggesting ways to reduce fragility in AI systems that include artificial neural networks.

Lost in Afghanistan: Can the World Take ICT4D Seriously?

Seeking to maximize the value of information and communication technologies for development research.
SECTION: East Asia and Oceania Region Special Section


This special section highlighting East Asia and Oceania brings together some of the most innovative research in computer science and technology from this flourishing region.
SECTION: East Asia and Oceania Region Special Section: Big Trends

Human-AI Cooperation to Tackle Misinformation and Polarization

We describe a significant emerging trend away from the techno-solutionist approach to problems that seeks to create and understand a new paradigm: a productive interplay between algorithms and people.

South Korea's Nationwide Effort for AI Semiconductor Industry

Recent nationwide efforts taking place in South Korea challenge the emerging AI semiconductor industry.

Achieving Green AI with Energy-Efficient Deep Learning Using Neuromorphic Computing

A description of the effort to develop an end-to-end neuromorphic computing solution in Singapore, including its four aspects of hardware, middleware, software, and system integration.

Activities of National Institute of Informatics in Japan

The National Institute of Informatics' activities in its research and service missions.
SECTION: East Asia and Oceania Region Special Section: Hot Topics

Operationalizing Responsible AI at Scale: CSIRO Data61's Pattern-Oriented Responsible AI Engineering Approach

Identifying five major challenges in operationalizing responsible AI at scale.

The Veracity Grand Challenge in Computing: A Perspective from Aotearoa New Zealand

The Veracity Project is investigating challenges related to trust and truth in the context of digital technologies.

CLOSET: Data-Driven COI Detection and Management in Peer-Review Venues

CLOSET is a data-driven system designed and developed at Nanyang Technological University for detecting and reporting unreported conflicts of interest and violations in a peer-reviewed venue.

Learning and Evidence Analytics Framework Bridges Research and Practice for Educational Data Science

The LEAF integrated technology framework developed at Kyoto University can be linked to any existing learning management systems in different institutions.

Building and Nurturing AI Development in Vietnam

VinAI Research aims to embrace the challenge of making Vietnam a competitive player on the world stage in cutting-edge AI R&D by laying the groundwork for innovation and growth for the region.

Principles and Practices of Real-Time Feature Computing Platforms for ML

The design principles and practices of tackling the challenges of realtime feature computing.

The Future of Blockchain Consensus

The Redbelly path to making blockchain consensus truly scalable.

Challenges in Designing Blockchain for Cyber-Physical Systems

Tackling scalability, trust, and privacy.

To Draw Is Human: Toward No-Code Subgraph Search

Low-code or no-code frameworks are the latest disruption in the business world.

DIAS–Earth Environment Data Integration and Analysis System

The DIAS platform manages Earth environmental data to make it available to researchers across a range of fields.

Digital Twins and Dependency/Constraint-Aware AI for Digital Manufacturing

Tackling grand challenges via data-driven digital manufacturing.

Co-Designing Personalized Assistive Devices Using Personal Fabrication

Developing assistive technologies and devices in the Asia Pacific region.

JIZAI Body: Human-Machine Integration Based on Asian Thought

JIZAI Body allows a person to free their body and mind by controlling their natural body and altered robotic parts.

Fusing Creativity and Innovation in Asia's Manufacturing Industry

The Kawahara Universal Information Network Project explores the technologies needed for the next generation of the Internet of Things and HCI.

MEXT Society 5.0 Realization Research Support Project

Creating innovations to maintain people's health and to improve illness using ICT.
SECTION: Practice

Opportunity Cost and Missed Chances in Optimizing Cybersecurity

The loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen.
SECTION: Contributed Articles

Data Science–A Systematic Treatment

While the success of early data-science applications is evident, the full impact of data science has yet to be realized.
SECTION: Review Articles

Theoretical Analysis of Sequencing Bioinformatics Algorithms and Beyond

A case study reveals the theoretical analysis of algorithms is not always as helpful as standard dogma might suggest.
SECTION: Research Highlights

Technical Perspective: Opening the Door to SSD Algorithmics

The authors of "Offline and Online Algorithms for SSD Management" propose a more accurate theoretical model of flash-based SSDs that views each page as containing either valid data, invalid data, or no data.

Offline and Online Algorithms for SSD Management

We explore the problem of reducing high internal overhead of flash media which is referred to as write amplification from an algorithmic perspective, considering it in both offline and online settings.
COLUMN: Last Byte

Sampling the Goods

Clever sampling for the worst/average case.