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Wednesday was Ada Lovelace Day! Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. The first Ada Lovelace Day was held on 24th march 2009 and was a huge success. It attracted nearly 2000 signatories to the pledge and 2000 more people who signed up…

Are Computing journals too slow?

Continuing the ongoing discussion about the publication habits of computing researchers that I’ve recently blogged about: Time for computer science to grow up? ACM responds to the blogosphere The Association for Computing Machinery on Open Access. Conferences vs. journals in computing research This time around, we have Moshe Vardi Revisiting the Publication Culture in Computing…

IT Professional on strategic planning

The latest issue of IT Professional (v11i6) has some interesting articles on strategic planning for IT organizations. Information Technology Strategic Planning by Hong, Edward K IT Innovations: Evaluate, Strategize, and Invest by Sahoo, Manas Professional and Interpersonal Skills for ICT Specialists by Llorens-Garcia, Ariadna; Llinas-Audet, Xavier; Sabate, Ferran IT and Business Alignment: The Effect on…

The September Communications of the ACM has a provocative article by Peter J. Denning and Paul S. Rosenbloom, Computing: the fourth great domain of science (OA version). It’s well written and persuasive, certainly worth reading the whole thing. Science has a long-standing tradition of grouping fields into three categories: the physical, life, and social sciences.…

The IEEE Computer Society’s magazine IT Professional has a special issue on Ontologies, OWL, and the Semantic Web (v11i5). There’s lots of very cool-looking stuff, mostly pretty basic. Guest Editor’s Introduction: Ontologies, OWL, and the Semantic Web by Jepsen, Thomas C. Semantic Web Technologies: Ready for Adoption? by Janev, Valentina; Vranes, Sanja Equal Format Databases…

Time for computer science to grow up?

That’s the question asked by Lance Fortnow in a recent Communications of the ACM Viewpoint article (free fulltext). Fortnow’s article continues a discussion about scholarly communication patterns in computer science that’s been going on for a while in the “pages” of the CACM. I’ve blogged about it a couple of times here and here. Fortnow’s…

I’ve always thought the born-digital, high-quality review articles (called “lectures”) that Morgan & Claypool publish as part of their Synthesis product are one of the best products out there. They really get publishing scholarly and professional materials in the digital age. One of their most interesting lecture series is the Synthesis Lectures on Engineers, Technology…

IEEE-USA History Project

Just yesterday I posted on preserving the the history of the computing field, musing at the end that digitization projects could save a lot of documents. Well, what comes along today in the latest What’s New @ IEEE for Students is a note about the IEEE-USA History Project: Digital Archives, Organization’s Four Decades of Service…

Preserving Records of the Past, Today

An interesting article from the most recent IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Preserving Records of the Past, Today by James W. Cortada. In concerns the difficulty that scholars of the history of computing have in finding primary materials to work with, mostly in the form of documents. Scholars examining the history of information…

Recently in the IEEE

A bunch of recent journal & magazine issues to catch up on. There’s lots of cool stuff to highlight, so I’ll only list a couple of articles from each issue. Unfortunately, most of it will be behind the IEEE paywall. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, v31i2 Think Piece: Preserving Records of the Past,…

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