Society and the Computing Profession

Available Speakers on this Topic

Saurabh Bagchi – West Lafayette, IN, United States

Brian A. Barsky – Berkeley, CA, United States

Kaveh Bazargan – Tehran, Iran

Michel Beaudouin-Lafon – Orsay Cedex, France

Erik Brunvand – UT, United States

Tracy K Camp – CO, United States

  • The Incredible Shrinking Pipeline

    The number of Bachelor degrees awarded in Computer Science in the United States reached an all-time high in 2002-03 (57,439), and the trend of women earning a...

  • What I know now ... that I wish I knew then

     Tracy Camp, a Full Professor of computer science, has received over 20 grants from the National Science Foundation, including a prestigious NSF CAREER award. In total, her projects have...

Alain Chesnais – Toronto, ON, Canada

  • 3D Content For The Web
    One of the most exciting developments in browser technology is the ability to present and interact with 3D assets in a web page. This talk will focus on the introduction of WebGL since 2011...
  • Managing Your ACM Chapter
    Alain Chesnais will talk about his experience working in chapter leadership for the past 25 years. He started out his ACM experience volunteering to stuff envelopes for the Paris chapter in...

Luca Chittaro – Udine, Italy

  • Mobile Persuasion for Health and Safety Promotion
    Mobile apps are a very promising tool to promote attitude and behavior change in users. However, creating effective and successful mobile apps for health and safety promotion requires a wealth of...

Dipankar Dasgupta – Memphis, TN, United States

  • Coordination in Open Collaboration Communities
    Open collaboration communities produce highly complex work yet lack many of the coordination mechanisms that exist in more traditional organizations. This study examines an open source software...

Kerstin Dautenhahn – Hatfield, United Kingdom

Gianluca Demartini – Sheffield, United Kingdom

  • The Power of Big Data
    More and more data is being generated around us by every activity we do in our daily life. Such large amounts of data are changing the way we do things and are used to make data-driven decisions...

Geraldine Fitzpatrick – Vienna, Austria

Marcus Foth – Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Silvia Giordano – MANNO ,TI, Switzerland

  • The role of Applied Studies
    The applied research is more close to real world than basic research, and for this reason is closer to industry. But, it is also fun and as challenging as basic research. How applied research can...

Jennifer Golbeck – College Park, MD, United States

Donald Gotterbarn – Johnson City, TN, United States

  • Computer Ethics and Technology
    This talk focuses on computer ethics as it relates to the day to day activities of practicing computer professionals. The emphasis is on real world moral and legal issues for the practicing...
  • Software Development: More Than Just Programming
    We are often surprised by the number of non-programming related issues that affect the professional’s efforts to develop quality software and web interfaces. Development efforts are...
  • Unmanaged Risk: Why Systems Don't Work
    The focus on software testing and risk analysis during software development has only had a limited effect in reducing software failures. This talk will present a new approach to the identification...

Michael Gschwind – Yorktown Heights, NY, United States

Laura M Haas – San Jose, CA, United States

Vicki L Hanson – Dundee, United Kingdom

  • Inclusive Technologies



    Nearly 1 of every 5 people either currently has a disability or will develop a one in their lifetime.  For these...
  • The Age Wave

    Are technology difficulties an inescapable fact of ageing?  Or are there factors that can equip future generations of older adults with skills that will erase...

James A Hendler – Troy, NY, United States

James D Herbsleb – Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Seiji Isotani – Sao Carlos - SP, Brazil

Joaquim A Jorge – Lisboa, Portugal

David J Kasik – Sammamish, WA, United States

  • Lessons Learned: Technology Transition

    New research occurs internationally and at a breathtaking rate. Publications and presentations routinely feature novel concepts that could be highly beneficial. Even so, putting the...

Fernando Koch – Melbourne, Australia

Dirk Lewandowski – Hamburg, Germany

  • THE POWER OF SEARCH ENGINES
    Search engines are the premier tools when it comes to finding information on the Internet. Newer technological developments show how search is changing from the query-results paradigm to...

Oge Marques – Boca Raton, FL, United States

Jeanna N Matthews – Potsdam, NY, United States

Jacquelyn F Morie – Los Angeles, CA, United States

Amit Nanavati – Vasant Kunji Enclave, India

Zoran Obradovic – Philadelphia, PA, United States

Sharath Pankanti – Yorktown Heights, NY, United States

  • Actionable Video Content Summarization: Lessons from Practical Case Studies
    For the first time in the history of universe, the video data generated by humans has exceeds all other forms of the data. While no one denies the utility of the information hidden within...
  • Biometrics
    The determination of identity can be accomplished by three generic means. Conventionally, an exclusive possession (either a physical, e.g., key or electronic, e.g., cookie), knowledge (e.g.,...
  • Multi-media Compliance: A practical paradigm for managing business integrity
    In virtually every business context there is a need to establish some form of monitoring system to ensure that employees comply with business processes and policies. Compliance failures range from...
  • Public Sector Surveillance
    Situation awareness is the key to security. Awareness requires information that spans multiple scales of space and time. The increasing need for sophisticated surveillance systems and the move to...
  • Retail video analytics
    The retail industry grosses trillions of USD revenue annually worldwide and provides numerous opportunities for innovation to facilitate real-world business operations. Applications include: loss...

Gyana R Parija – New Delhi, India

Shrisha Rao – Bangalore, India

  • Safety Issues in Cyber-Physical Systems
    Computers and software components are now integral to large complex systems in almost all sectors of modern society.  The safety of such systems is therefore dependent upon many...

Andrzej Rucinski – Strafford, NH, United States

  • OPPORTUNITY OF INTERNET OF THINGS SEMINAR
    Internet of Things (IoT) is an expanding space for researchers, students, and professionals.  Development of IoT applications is hindered by the lack of available design tools,...

Valentina Salapura – NY, United States

  • Innovation at IBM -- Smarter Planet Initiative
    When IBM set its sights on helping to create a smarter planet two years ago, we predicted the evolution of an increasingly instrumented, intelligent and interconnected world. Intelligence is being...

Xipeng Shen – Raleigh, NC, United States

Seth Shostak – Mountain View, CA, United States

G R Sinha – Hyderabad, India

  • Developing Employability Skills using ICT Tools
    Employability skill has become buzzword all across the world. The set of skills that empower someone to become competent enough so that he/she can survive in all odds. The employability...

Biplav Srivastava – Yorktown Heights, NY, United States

Richard Stallman – Boston, MA, United States

  • A Free Digital Society: What Makes Digital Inclusion Good Or Bad?
    There are many threats to freedom in the digital society. They include massive surveillance, censorship, digital handcuffs, nonfree software that controls users, and the War on Sharing....
  • Computing, Freedom and Privacy
    The way digital technology is developing, it threatens our freedom, within our computers and in the internet. What are the threats? What must we change?
  • Free Software and Your Freedom
    The Free Software Movement campaigns for computer users' freedom to cooperate and control their own computing. The Free Software Movement developed the GNU operating system, typically...
  • Should We Have More Surveillance Than The USSR?
    Digital technology has enabled governments to impose surveillance  that Stalin could only dream of, making it next to impossible to talk with a reporter undetected.  This puts...
  • The Danger of Software Patents
    Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every...

David G. Stork – Sunnyvale, CA, United States

Harold Thimbleby Wales Uk

  • Creativity, innovation and taking risk in your research
    Most people just “do” research without thinking strategically about their work, their interests and how to do better. What is their plan when a paper or a funding application gets...
  • Human error is not the problem
    Error, if it was a disease, would be classified as the third biggest killer after cancer and heart disease. Why is it neglected, and what can be done? 
  • Missed solutions to WWII Enigma design weaknesses
    The German World War II Enigma suffered from design weaknesses that facilitated its large-scale decryption by the British throughout the war. The main technical weaknesses (self-coding and...
  • Pirate talks: Getting to great presentations
    Pirates say Arrrrr! This is the best mnemnonic on how to give great presentations: audience, remember, route... 
     
    Pirate Harold Thimbleby...
  • Social network analysis and interactive device design analysis
    All interactive systems respond to what users do by changing what they are doing Ñ though sometimes maybe not in the way you intended! What they were doing before and after any particular...
  • Unsafe in any bed
    ‘Unsafe At Any Speed’ was the title of Ralph Nader’s damning critique of the 1960s car industry. We are at a similar position with today’s healthcare: Terrible, but quite...

AndrĂ© Tricot – Toulouse, France

Wan Abdul Rahim Bin Wan Mohd Isa – Shah Alam, Malaysia

  • Culture Influences to Information Privacy
    There is strong inclination on the importance of knowledge management (KM) concept and role towards ensuring components such as ethics and culture are relevant to the applications development,...

Ingmar G Weber – Doha, Qatar

  • A Digital Socioscope
    How can Twitter data be used to study individual-level human behavior and social interaction on a global scale? This talk introduces the audience to the methods, opportunities, and...
  • Digital Demography
    Demography is the science of human populations and, at its most basic, focuses on the processes of (i) fertility, (ii) mortality and (iii) migration. Knowing basic population characteristics if of...
  • Introduction to Computational Social Science
    Due to the increasing availability of large-scale data on human behavior collected on the social web, as well as advances in analyzing larger and larger data sets, interest in applying...
  • Using Social Media for Health Studies
    Given that users share all kinds of minutiae on social media, can this noisy, crowd-sourced data be used for health studies? This talk presents a number of recent examples that show the...

Bebo White – San Francisco, CA, United States

Tao Xie – Raleigh, IL, United States

Moustafa A Youssef – New Borg Elarab City, Alexandria, Egypt

Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti – Nicosia, Cyprus