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Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

Financial technology, or fintech, is a fast-evolving field that has reshaped the financial industry.

Cloud Bursting for the World's Largest Consumer Market

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

The development and popularization of cloud computing, especially in emerging domains, brings great convenience and also poses new challenges.

Exploiting Psychology and Social Behavior for Game Stickiness

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

Interactive video games, which support various forms of collaboration and confrontation among gamers, create an obsessive stickiness.

Can China Lead the Development of Data Trading and Sharing Markets?

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

A survey of China's data trading and sharing markets.

Regional Computing Culture and Personalities

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

Despite China's massive market and bountiful opportunities for computing careers, Chinese corporations face great obstacles in attracting high-tech talent.

Consumers, Corporations, and Government

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

Unique historical, socioeconomic, and political conditions have created a distinctive path for China's rapid integration of computing and technology into its economy and society.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in China

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

In addition to government-supported academic research, China's technical giants, such as Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, and Huawei, are actively investing in AI research and related development.

Quantum Communication at 7,600km and Beyond

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

There are two major challenges to achieving secure quantum cryptography over long distances.

China's Computing Ambitions

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

China plans to become the world's high-tech leader, and quickly.

Welcome to the China Region Special Section

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

We are pleased to present the China Region special section.

Introducing Communications' Regional Special Sections

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

I am pleased to introduce the first regional special section of Communications, which we hope will become a feature that you anticipate and enjoy, and of course value for the insights and perspectives it presents!

Using Any Surface to Realize a New Paradigm for Wireless Communications

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

Programmable wireless environments use unique customizable software processes rather than traditional rigid channel models.

How Machine Learning Impacts the Undergraduate Computing Curriculum

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

The growing importance of machine learning creates challenging questions for computing education.

The EU's Controversial Digital Single Market Directive

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

Should copyright enforcement have precedence over the interests of users in information privacy and fundamental freedoms?

A New Movement in Seismology

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

Unused telecom fiber might be used to detect earthquakes, uncover other secrets in the soil.

The Gap in CS, Mulling Irrational Exuberance

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

Carl Hewitt suggests computer science needs a reference resource, while Vijay Kumar decries intellectual dishonesty in technology forecasting.

The Upper Layers of the Internet

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00

The Internet Protocol layer does not know or care what it carries in its payloads except that they are made up of binary bits. Above the application layer, however, the meaning of the content becomes important.

Sarita Adve Named Recipient of ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 15:18
The University of Illinois professor helped develop memory consistency models.

Missouri Governor Signs STEM Education and Computer Science Bill

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 13:37

Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed into law a bill that expands computer science courses for high school students, creates a certification process for teachers, and develops curriculum standards.

What Isaac Asimov Taught Us About Predicting the Future

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 13:19

In February, the spaceflight company founded by Elon Musk conducted a test launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket, which successfully sent its payload into orbit around the sun.