Computing Tomorrow

Computing Tomorrow

Future Research Directions in Computer Science

eBook - 1996
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Sixteen essays by computer scientists celebrate the achievements of research and speculate about the unsolved problems in computer science which require future investigation. The collection shows that long- term research is crucial and that it must not be driven solely by commercial considerations. Topics include prospects for artificial intelligence; large databases and knowledge re-use; the global-yet-personal information system; real-time computing; structured parallel programming, semantic ideas in computing; and interactive computing in tomorrow's computer science. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Cambridge Univ Pr
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.
Collection of essays dealing with the future of computer science as a research subject.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780511004407
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 373 pages) : illustrations


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