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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: Document types

Inbox

DEPARTMENT: Inbox

Inbox

By XRDS Staff

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Document types, General and reference

Computer science in service of democracy

Communications of the ACM

Of undergraduates and research

Women in computing

DEPARTMENT: Updates

Women in computing

By Vaggelis Giannikas, Ben Deverett

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing organizations, Document types

Inventing open government

Using software to liberate U.S. case law

An interview with Dr. Beth Simone Noveck

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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: Collaborative and social computing systems and tools, Computing / technology policy, Enterprise computing, Government technology policy, Social and professional topics, World Wide Web

Shared values, clashing goals

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: Collaborative and social computing systems and tools, Computing / technology policy, Government technology policy, World Wide Web

Can data visualization help build democracy?

Computational social choice

Recent ideas for circumventing internet filtering

Fighting censorship with algorithms

Cameron Wilson

Accessing the World Bank open data programmatically

Accenture Technology Labs

Voting machines

Smarter Cities: Making societies smarter

SPECIAL SECTION: Online Features

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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: Computers in other domains, Distributed architectures, Mobile networks, Parallel and distributed DBMSs, Wireless access networks