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Magazine: Winter 2011 | Volume 18, No. 2

Where to go from here?

DEPARTMENT: Letter from the editor

Where to go from here?

By Chris Harrison

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: GENERAL

Inbox

DEPARTMENT: Inbox

Inbox

By XRDS Staff

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: GENERAL, MISCELLANEOUS

Computer science in service of democracy

Communications of the ACM

COLUMN: Benefit

Communications of the ACM

By Daniel Gooch

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Organizations

Of undergraduates and research

Women in computing

DEPARTMENT: Updates

Women in computing

By Vaggelis Giannikas, Ben Deverett

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Organizations

Inventing open government

SECTION: Features

Inventing open government

Internet startup POPVOX connects constituents to Congress in a play to disrupt the world of advocacy.

By Joshua Tauberer

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Application Packages, Governmental Issues, On-line Information Services, Public Policy Issues

Using software to liberate U.S. case law

Using software to liberate U.S. case law

Although public information is open, it is not always easily accessible.

By Harlan Yu, Stephen Schultze

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Application Packages, Governmental Issues, On-line Information Services

An interview with Dr. Beth Simone Noveck

An interview with Dr. Beth Simone Noveck

The former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer and the author of Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger and Citizens More Powerful discusses open government and what it really means.

By Peter Kinnaird

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Governmental Issues, On-line Information Services, Public Policy Issues, Social Issues

Shared values, clashing goals

Shared values, clashing goals

The difference between aggregating public data and investigative journalism.

By Sarah Cohen

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Governmental Issues, Multimedia Information Systems, Public Policy Issues

How can software engineers help make government better?

How can software engineers help make government better?

Using their technical expertise to bring transparency to the federal government, developers are unlocking data one API at a time.

By Luigi Montanez

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Governmental Issues, On-line Information Services, Public Policy Issues

Can data visualization help build democracy?

Can data visualization help build democracy?

An overview of OECD's Better Life Index Experience.

By Jérôme Cukier

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Multimedia Information Systems, Public Policy Issues

Computational social choice

Recent ideas for circumventing internet filtering

Recent ideas for circumventing internet filtering

Technical solutions can provide a skeleton key to unlocking the Internet.

By Dan Boneh

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Information Search and Retrieval, Internet, Security and protection

Fighting censorship with algorithms

Cameron Wilson

SECTION: Profile

Cameron Wilson

By Robert J. Simmons

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Governmental Issues, Organizations

Accessing the World Bank open data programmatically

Accenture Technology Labs

Voting machines

COLUMN: Back

Voting machines

By James Stanier

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Public Policy Issues

Smarter Cities: Making societies smarter

SPECIAL SECTION: Online Features

Smarter Cities: Making societies smarter

In this article we outline the technological characteristics and features of "smart cities," describe how these are being implemented in the real-world, and explore some of the challenges these characteristics present to communications technologies.

By Peter J. McNerney, Ning Zhang

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Distributed databases, Grid computing, Sensor networks, Wireless communication