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Computing Tomorrow
Future Research Directions in Computer Science

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M. D. Atkinson, P. J. Brown, Alan Bundy, John Darlington, Yi-ke Guo, Hing Wing To, J. H. Davenport, Gerald Gazdar, P. M. D. Gray, J. R. Gurd, C. B. Jones, C. A. R. Hoare, Mathai Joseph, Bev Littlewood, John A. McDermid, Robin Milner, R. M. Needham, William Newman, Simon Peyton Jones
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  • Date Published: March 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521103091

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  • Computer science is no longer just a technology--for nearly all of us, it has become a way of life. Whether we spend our days surfing the Internet, or merely use an automatic teller machine on occasion, computers have affected our lives. This collection of sixteen original essays by distinguished computer scientists celebrates the achievements of computer science research, and speculates about the unsolved problems in the field. Various essays address artificial intelligence, parallel programming, global information systems, and a host of other relevant topics. The book shows that long-term research in computer science is crucial and must not be driven solely by commercial considerations. The authors expose the difficult aspects of their topics in clear terms, and illustrate that computer science is now a full-fledged and growing intellectual discipline.

    • Stimulating and readable essays by world class computer scientists
    • Gives overview of main achievements and directions in computer science
    • Covers the full breadth of computer science
    • Contributors have international reputation; one cited by Bill Gates in the NY Times as one of the ten most influential figures of the post war period
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    "...a refreshing introduction to alternative perspectives....Most of the contributions were both informative and entertaining."
    Gregory V. Wilson, Dr. Dobb's Journal

    "... eloquently written by well-known and well-respected scientists from both industry and academia..."
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    • Date Published: March 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521103091
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • contains: 23 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Contributors
    1. The complexity of algorithms M. D. Atkinson
    2. Building novel software: the researcher and the marketplace P. J. Brown
    3. Prospects for artificial intelligence Alan Bundy
    4. Structured parallel programming: theory meets practice John Darlington, Yi-ke Guo and Hing Wing To
    5. Computer science and mathematics J. H. Davenport
    6. Paradigm merger in natural language processing Gerald Gazdar
    7. Large databases and knowledge reuse P. M. D. Gray
    8. The global-yet-personal information system J. R. Gurd and C. B. Jones
    9. Algebra and models C. A. R. Hoare
    10. Real-time computing Mathai Joseph
    11. Evaluation of software dependability Bev Littlewood
    12. Engineering safety-critical systems John A. McDermid
    13. Semantic ideas in computing Robin Milner
    14. Computers and communications R. M. Needham
    15. Interactive computing in tomorrow's computer science William Newman
    16. On the importance of being the right size Simon Peyton Jones
    References
    Index.

  • Editors

    Ian Wand, University of York

    Robin Milner, University of Cambridge

    Contributors

    M. D. Atkinson, P. J. Brown, Alan Bundy, John Darlington, Yi-ke Guo, Hing Wing To, J. H. Davenport, Gerald Gazdar, P. M. D. Gray, J. R. Gurd, C. B. Jones, C. A. R. Hoare, Mathai Joseph, Bev Littlewood, John A. McDermid, Robin Milner, R. M. Needham, William Newman, Simon Peyton Jones

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