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  • Actionable Video Content Summarization: Lessons from Practical Case Studies: Sharath Pankanti.
    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 this deluge of data, it is clear that it is humanly imp...
  • Assuring Data Quality For ERP Implementation: Part 2-Comprehending The Evolving Picture: Peter Aiken.
    Presenting results subsequent to those presented at the 2003 ICIQ Conference, we describe how our team-based approach to addressing legacy data quality has necessarily evolved over a multi-year period. Developed as a team by the government in conjunc...
  • Biometrics: Sharath Pankanti.
    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., password, PIN, social security number) are used as means of...
  • Cyberethics: Scott Tilley.
    Cyberethics are a particularly important topic for students to consider as they complete their studies and enter the workforce. Many complex ethical issues, such as privacy and trust, have become major business concerns of online companies lik...
  • Data Warehousing, Analytics BI, Meta-Integration Technologies: Peter Aiken.
    Meta-integration is considered data warehousing by some, and other describe it as data virtualization.  This presentation provides an overview of meta-integration starting with organizational requirements.  Participants will understand the ...
  • Heuristic evaluation of user interfaces. : Jean Vanderdonckt.
    Heuristic evaluation is a usability inspection method that consists of submitting any user interface of an interactive system to a set of recognized principles, called heuristics. These heuristics could be set of usability guidelines, style guides, r...
  • IBM Research Initiatives to Bridge the Digital Divide : Ashish Verma.
    IBM is committed towards incorporating accessibility into its products to help our clients enhance their customer base and to improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities. IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center (HA&AC...
  • Inclusive Technologies: Vicki Hanson.



    Nearly 1 of every 5 people either currently has a disability or will develop a one in their lifetime.  For these individuals, inability to use digital devices and servic...
  • Inclusive Technologies: Vicki Hanson.

    Nearly 1 of every 5 people either currently has a disability or will develop a one in their lifetime.  For these individuals, inability to use digital devices and services can cut them off from societal participa...

  • Introduction to Web Navigation and Information Architecture : Jonathan Lazar.

    This talk addresses how users find information on a web site and the related subject of how information is structured on a site. Included in this talk are interface aspects of navigation, technical concerns for naviga...

  • Model-Based Approaches for Railway Safety, Reliability and Security: Francesco Flammini.
    In order to master the increasing complexity of modern railway control systems, novel model-based approaches are needed to allow engineers evaluate such systems against strict system-level dependability requirements. In this talk, driven by railway c...
  • Multi-media Compliance: A practical paradigm for managing business integrity: Sharath Pankanti.
    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 organized theft to gaps in procedure that can be easi...
  • Multilingual Websites: Scott Tilley.
    Designing, developing, and maintaining a large-scale website can be a daunting task. When the website is in more than one natural language, important issues related to content and structure become complex. Even the notion of universal design g...
  • Public Sector Surveillance: Sharath Pankanti.
    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 a digital infrastructure has transformed surveillance ...
  • Retail video analytics: Sharath Pankanti.
    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 prevention, capture of marketing data and business int...
  • Software Testing in the Cloud: Scott Tilley.
    A recurring challenge in software testing is lack of time. Cloud computing offers the use of virtualized hardware, effectively unlimited storage, and software services that can aid in reducing the execution time of large test suites in a cost-...
  • Software Testing in the Cloud: Scott Tilley.
    A recurring challenge in software testing is lack of time. Cloud computing offers the use of virtualized hardware, effectively unlimited storage, and software services that can aid in reducing the execution time of large test suites in a cost-...
  • Software Testing in the Cloud: Scott Tilley.
      
    Lessons learned from the case studies provide insight into the question of when cloud computing is the solution to software testing problems – and when it’s not.
  • Technology and Society: Scott Tilley.
    Technology affects every aspect of our daily lives. No matter what your age, computer literacy is just as important now as traditional literacy was years ago. This talk explores various aspects of technology's role in society and how it af...
  • Technology for older people is more than big buttons  designing technology for engagement : Geraldine Fitzpatrick.
    Who we think technologies are for, and how we design for them, can be radically influenced by how we think about people and their issues. This is particularly so with older people, where notions of aging as physiological decline associated with incre...
  • The Age Wave: Vicki Hanson.

    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 or lessen these difficulties?  Globally, older a...

  • The Benefits of Implementing Successful Data Management within the Corporation: Peter Aiken.
    Responding to the question "How does successful data management benefit organizations?" this talk illustrates how various data management functions can provide tangible business value to organizations.  Examples are provided for data g...
  • The Spoken Web: Amit Nanavati.
    The WWW enabled quick and easy information dissemination and brought about fundamental changes to various aspects of our lives. However, a very large number of people, mostly in developing regions, are still untouched by this revolution. Compa...
  • Universal Usability: What does it mean and why should I care?: Jonathan Lazar.
     This talk introduces the concept of universal usability, describing why people should care, how to design for universal usability, and why this is important for business. Universal usability includes user diversity, te...
  • User Error and Frustration with Computers: We Waste a Lot of Time!: Jonathan Lazar.
    This talk presents an overview of 5 research studies relating to user error and the broader topic of user frustration. I have coordinated a number of research studies, all examining errors (what errors are made, how training c...
  • User-Centered Design Processes for Web Sites: Jonathan Lazar.
    This talk, loosely based on the book I wrote titled "Web Usability: A User-Centered Design Approach", offers information on the design process for web sites. This talk addresses methods and techniques for user involvement, when involve...
  • What Frustrates Blind Users on the Web: Research on 100 Blind Users: Jonathan Lazar.
    This talk presents findings from a recent research study on how blind users respond to frustrating situations on the web. 100 Blind users took part in this study, which makes it one of the largest research studies of blind users, and t...
  • Writing About Technology: Scott Tilley.
    Communication skills are essential to a successful career in computing. You may be an excellent programmer, but if you can’t explain your work to your peers then your career will quickly plateau. This means the most importa...
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Application Oriented Computing

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Application Oriented Computing: Simulation & Modeling

  • New Protocols for Wireless Networks: Mohammad S. Obaidat.
    This talk presents some of our recent research results including new protocols for wireless networks. Among these, an adaptive MAC protocol for distributed wireless LANs that is capable of operating efficiently under bursty traffic conditions. Accord...

Architecture/Hardware

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Artificial Language/Machine Learning

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Artificial Language/Machine Learning: Robotics

Artificial Language/Machine Learning: Vision


Career-Related Topics

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Cloud and Infomation Retrieval

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Computer Graphics, Visualization and Interactive Techniques

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Computer Graphics, Visualization and Interactive Techniques: Animation

Computer Graphics, Visualization and Interactive Techniques: Feature Films

Computer Graphics, Visualization and Interactive Techniques: Rendering

Computer Graphics, Visualization and Interactive Techniques: Simulation & Modeling

Computer Graphics, Visualization and Interactive Techniques: Visualization

  • InfoVis in the Browser: Sandy Ressler.
    A look at a number of technologies (protovis, flare, jquery) that are being used to create interactive visualizations in your web browser. The talk is a guided surf through the world of information visualization now appearing in your browser. We&rsqu...

Computer Systems

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Computer Systems: Computer Architecture

Computer Systems: Distributed Systems

Computer Systems: Embedded Systems

Computer Systems: Hybrid Systems

Computer Systems: Operating Systems


Computers and Society

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Computers and Society: Gender & Computing

  • The Incredible Shrinking Pipeline: Tracy Camp.

    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 decreasing percentage of the Bachelor degrees awarded ...

Computers and Society: Globalization/Offshoring

Computers and Society: Ubiquitous Computing


Data & Web Mining

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Data Communication

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Databases & Information

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Design Automation

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Design Automation: EDA for System Level Design

  • Quo Vadis, EDA?: Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli.

    EDA has played a pivotal role in the past 25 years in making it possible to develop a new generation of electronic systems and circuits. However, innovation in design methodologies has slowed down significantly as we approach a limit in the comp...

Design Automation: Emerging Topics in Low Power Design


Distributed Systems and Algorithms

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Documentation

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E-Commerce

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Education

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Embedded Computer Systems

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Emerging Technologies

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Evolutionary Computation

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Game Development

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High Performance Computing

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High Performance Computing: Grid Computing

High Performance Computing: Multiprocessor Computer Architecture

High Performance Computing: Supercomputing


Human Computer Interaction

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Knowledge Discovery in Data