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Programming the future

Programming the future

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Pointers

ACM Special Interest Group on Ada Programming Language

Forum on all aspects of the Ada language and technologies
http://www.sigada.org/

ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation

Operates an annual Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO)
http://www.sigevo.org/

ACM Special Interest Group on Programming Languages

Explores programming language concepts and tools focusing on design, implementation, and efficient use
http://www.sigplan.org/

ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS)

The purpose of TOPLAS is to present research results on all aspects of the design, definition, implementation, and use of programming languages and programming systems
http://userweb.cs.utexas.edu/~toplas

ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM)

Designing and building a large, complex software system is a tremendous challenge. TOSEM publishes papers on all aspects of that challenge
http://tosem.acm.org

Jargon

'By' IT

In contrast to 'Of' IT, 'By' IT concerns interdisciplinary applications of information technology

'Of' IT

The discipline of 'pure' information technology, which is focused on the improvement of IT itself

GA

Genetic Algorithm: a subset of evolutionary algorithms, structured in a manner directly analogous to biological evolution, with iterated rounds of breeding, mutation, and selection

GFP

Green Fluorescent Protein: a gene used as an actuator in synthetic biology, analogous to an LED in a digital circuit

iGEM

International Genetically Engineered Machines competition: a synthetic biology competition for undergraduate students around the world