Interesting Reads – 2018-07-21
- Digital Natives and Information Overload
- Leading quality engineering into the New
- ACM, World’s Largest Computing Association Affirms Obligation of Computing Professionals to Use Skills for Benefit of Society
- SHOCK CLAIM: Robots will have babies with humans in 100 years
- Beer, yoga and robots: step into the smarter, more connected office
- How Kodak Failed
- Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things
- Imagining the Next 100 Years of Science and Technology
- NASA astronauts first landed on the moon 49 years ago today (20th Jul). Here's what the landing looked like and how the US pulled it off.
- How a Melting Arctic Changes Everything
- Five Days Faculty Development Programme on Computing Research Methodology
- One day workshop on "Securing the Digital India"
- 4th International Conference on Applied and Theoretical Computing and Communication Technology
- International Conf. on Innovations and Research in Marine Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Digital Natives and Information Overload
Digital natives and information overload is an increasing problem both in the workplace, and in life in general. Those that learn to deal with it effectively have a major advantage in the next few years. Information Overload is when you are trying to deal with more information than you are able to process to make sensible decisions. The result is either that you either delay making decisions, or that you make the wrong decisions. It is now commonplace to be getting too many e-mails, reports and incoming messages to deal with them effectively.
Leading quality engineering into the New
Accenture is evolving testing into a pervasive, real-time, and insight-driven quality engineering function, augmented by AI-led autonomous frameworks. In this paper we explain how across five dimensions—data, frameworks, process, technology, and the organization—testing will shift away from the traditional approaches towards new ideas and new methodologies fit for the application engineering world of tomorrow. Learn more about some of our innovations (protected by 250+ patents and pending patent applications) and our quality engineering vision to help clients be future ready in an increasingly complex technological environment.
ACM, World’s Largest Computing Association Affirms Obligation of Computing Professionals to Use Skills for Benefit of Society
Updated ACM Code of Ethics Adds New Principle on Adopting Standards of Care as Computing Systems Become Integrated into Society’s Infrastructure.
The revised Code of Ethics addresses the significant advances in computing technology and the growing pervasiveness of computing in all aspects of society since it was last updated in 1992. ACM’s Code of Ethics is considered the standard for the computing profession, and has been adopted by computing professionals, organizations and technology companies around the world. ACM expects all of its nearly 100,000 members from 190 countries to abide by the ACM Code of Ethics and to make a commitment to engage in ethical professional conduct.
The ACM Code of Ethics is a collection of principles and guidelines designed to help computing professionals make ethically responsible decisions in professional practice. It translates broad ethical principles into concrete statements about professional conduct. This update of the ACM Code of Ethics expresses the experiences, values, and aspirations of computing professionals around the world, and it captures the conscience of the profession. It affirms an obligation of computing professionals, both individually and collectively, to use their skills for the benefit of society.
SHOCK CLAIM: Robots will have babies with humans in 100 years
HUMANS and robots will be able to conceive and have children within 100 years, according to a leading expert.
Beer, yoga and robots: step into the smarter, more connected office
As technology enables increased flexibility, more workers are renting a slice of Silicon Valley-style workplace culture.
Franz Kafka hated his day job as an insurance officer. “Time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror,” he wrote in a 1912 letter to his friend, Felice Bauer. For Kafka, the office was a place of suffering, where he spent days chained to a desk, shuffling interminable sheaves of paper filled with the grim details of industrial workers who lost fingers or limbs in workplace accidents.
For the rest of the 20th century, for most people, Kafka’s vision of the office as a place to be endured and not enjoyed would strike a chord. But in the past few years, things have changed dramatically. Now, co-working spaces with free beer on tap, nightly networking events and yoga sessions are springing up in cities all over the world. WeWork, the largest of them, has 253 offices in 22 countries and a valuation of $20bn. Its motivational mugs tell members to “always do what you love”.
Co-working isn’t just being embraced by small businesses, attracted by the prospect of flexible leases and a community of entrepreneurs into which they can immerse themselves. Increasingly, large corporate clients are moving into fashionable co-working spaces to tap into a little of the spirit.
How Kodak Failed
There are few corporate blunders as staggering as Kodak’s missed opportunities in digital photography, a technology that it invented. This strategic failure was the direct cause of Kodak’s decades-long decline as digital photography destroyed its film-based business model.
Kodak management’s inability to see digital photography as a disruptive technology, even as its researchers extended the boundaries of the technology, would continue for decades.
Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things
"People leave managers, not companies."
We've all heard it. Many of us have experienced it. But what makes people want to leave a manager in the first place? And if you happen to lead a team, what qualities can make you better?
Those are the types of questions Google set out to answer. In 2008, they began research into what makes a good manager, code-named Project Oxygen. They originally identified eight behaviours that were common among their highest performing managers, and began training all managers to develop those behaviours. Over time, Google saw a marked improvement in key metrics such as employee turnover, satisfaction, and performance.
But as the company grew, the demands on managers also increased. Google continued their research. They refined it. They learned more.
"We found that, over time, the qualities of a great manager at Google had grown and evolved with along with the company," wrote Melissa Harrell and Lauren Barbato earlier this year. Harrell works as a staffing services manager and Barbato as a people analyst.
After taking a second look at its research, Google then "refreshed [its] behaviours according to internal research and Google and [employee] feedback, and put them to the test."
This resulted in a new list, identifying two completely new behaviours (Nos. 9 and 10) and updating two others (Nos. 3 and 6).
Here are the 10 behaviours of Google's best managers, along with some practical tips on how to develop these behaviours. (You can find more detailed advice on developing your management skills in my new book, EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.)
Imagining the Next 100 Years of Science and Technology
As the New York Academy of Sciences approaches its third century, we started thinking about the scientific discoveries that might be made in the next 100 years. Then it occurred to us — the New York Academy of Sciences has the World's Smartest Network®, why not put the question to our Members?
So we invited some of our most extraordinary young and senior scientist Members, to offer their thoughts about what they believe could be the next generation of discoveries or the greatest challenge that science or technology must solve in the decades to come. The following is a selection of the many responses we received. They have been edited to fit space restrictions. All opinions cited are those of the authors named and do not necessarily reflect those of the editorial or scientific staff of the New York Academy of Sciences. We thank all those who contributed content and hope you enjoy reading these "imaginings."
NASA astronauts first landed on the moon 49 years ago today (20th Jul). Here's what the landing looked like and how the US pulled it off.
Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy put a monumental goal before Congress:
"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth," Kennedy said. "No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish."
Indeed, it took eight years to reach the moon after that, and NASA burned through $25.4 billion dollars before the Apollo program was finished. But on July 20, 1969, as people throughout the world gathered around fuzzy television sets, astronaut Neil Armstrong announced: "the Eagle has landed."
Here's how the US made it to the moon 49 years ago.
How a Melting Arctic Changes Everything
Eight countries control land in the Arctic Circle. Five have coastlines to defend. The temperature is rising. The ice is melting. The race for newly accessible resources is beginning. And Russia is gaining ground.
The story of the Arctic begins with temperature but it’s so much more—this is a tale about oil and economics, about humanity and science, about politics and borders and the emerging risk of an emboldened and growing Russian empire.
The detailed story is presented in three parts at
Call for Participation: Five Days Faculty Development Programme on Computing Research Methodology
Department of Computer Science and Applications, Sri Sankara Arts & Science College (Autonomous), Kanchipuram, TamilNadu is organising a Five Days Faculty Development Programme on Computing Research Methodology during 25-29 July 2018 at the College in Kanchipuram.
The main objective of the Five-Day FDP on Computing Research Methodology is to provide a platform for the research aspiring participants to pursue their research in a scientific and systematic way. The main focal points of this FDP is to provide the participants a strong foundation on Research Methodology in the domain of Computer Science. The participants will learn the topics through lectures and hands-on experiments. Also case studies and research issues will be discussed to stimulate research motivation of the participants.
Targeted Audience: Faculty Members & Research scholars of CS / CSE / IT / Computer Science & Applications Department.
FDP Resource Person: Dr. Lakshmi Narasimhan who has Bachelor’s degrees in Physics
(BSc) and Electronics Engineering (BEng) from the University of Madras and the Indian Institute of Science respectively. He obtained his Master’s degree from the Anna University and his PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia. He worked as a Postdoctoral fellow, lecturer and then as a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland. Later, he moved to the Defense Science and Technology Organization (DSTO) as a Principal Research Scientist. Narasimhan also worked as a full professor at the University of North Texas, USA and held a Chair in Software Engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Presently Narasimhan is a full professor at the Computer Science Department at the University of Botswana, Botswana. Lakshmi is also a Vice President at to Srikar & Associates International Pty Ltd. His current research interests are in: Software Engineering (testing, visualization, instrumentation, product line engineering & CBSE), Information Engineering (business informatics, medical informatics, mobile systems, information management, information extraction & information fusion) and Computer Architecture (embedded system, reconfigurable computing & performance analysis). Narasimhan is a Senior Member of the IEEE, ACM, Fellow of ACS, IEAust and IEE (UK). He is a Technical Member (representing USA) on the Expert Panels of ISO (International Standards Organization), American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and MIMOSA (Machinery Information Management Open Standards Organization, USA).Lakshmi has over 350 publications to his credit and has won over $8 million in research funding. Lakshmi is also deeply associated with the ABET and other accrediting bodies (e.g., NBA of India) that are involved in improving the quality of education around the world. Lakshmi was the Founding Chair of the ACM Chapter of Greenville, NC, UA, and IEEE Computer Society Chapter of Queensland, and is also an ACM Distinguished Speaker and an IEEE Distinguished Visitor. Lakshmi has been the Technical Chair and on the Organizing and Technical Committees of many leading ACM and IEEE International Conferences. Lakshmi is a Commissioner in ABET (USA), which is the world’s largest Accrediting body.
The registration fee for the five days FDP is Rs. 2000/- It covers Kit, High Tea & Lunch for all five days.
Accommodation for outstation participants will be arranged on request on chargeable basis.
While the last date for registration is 23rd Jul, SPOT registration is also possible.
For details, pl. refer the FDP brochure
For clarifications, pl. contact: Dr. L. Rajesh, HoD, Dept. of Computer Applications,
Mobile: 91-9894112100 / 9445112100, Email: email@example.com
Call for Participation: One day workshop on "Securing the Digital India"
Digital Security Association of India (DiSAI), one of the Non Profit initiatives of eMagazine PreSense organises a full day workshop on "Securing the Digital India" on Saturday, 28th July 2018 at Henry Maudslay Hall, Anna University, Chennai.
Hon'ble Justice Smt. Pushpa Sathyanarayana, Judge, Madras High Court has kindly consented to inaugurate the event. Shri Hansraj G Ahir, Hon'ble MoS (Home) is expected to deliver a key note address. Confirmation awaited. Shri R. Nataraj, IPS, DGP (Retd), MLA-Mylapore will deliver the valedictory address at 4.30 PM. Other speakers include the much acclaimed cyber law expert of the nation, Shri Naavi, Shri S Venkatachalapathy, Addl S.P., DVAC, S.P. Lavanya, Addl S.P. CB-CID and many CISA and other professionals in the areas of information security and banking.
The day-long event includes interesting presentations, panel discussions and lectures on topics ranging from Digital Evidences, Security in e-Banking, Data Privacy related regulations in India, Individual Privacy in a networked world especially the legal issues in India etc. This workshop will be useful for IT professionals, lawyers, students and anyone interested in the area of cyber-crimes and info security.
Registration for members of CySI, CSI, IEEE, HCC, Bar Council and such professional organisations is Rs.700/- and for general public Rs.900/-. Concessional registration for bona fide students of recognised institutions is Rs.500/- . Fee includes lunch, Tea and snacks.
Since only limited seats are available, interested persons may kindly register their names through this link. http://www.tinyurl.com/disai28july
For more information, please visit www.disai.in and for bulk registrations and Sponsorship opportunities, kindly contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Shri V Rajendran, Chairman, DiSAI in 9444073849 or the Event Coordinator Shri Rajaji in 9150730263.
Call for Papers & Participation: 4th International Conference on Applied and Theoretical Computing and Communication Technology
The IEEE technically sponsored 4th International Conference on Applied and Theoretical Computing and Communication Technology (iCATccT - 2018) is being conducted at Alva's Institute Of Engineering & Technology, Mangalore, Karnataka , India on 6-8 September, 2018.
Last Date for Submission: August 10th, 2018.
More details at the conf. website at http://icatcct.org/2018/
Call for Papers & Participation: International Conf. on Innovations and Research in Marine Electrical and Electronics Engineering
The Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, AMET University in association with the National Institute of Wind Energy is organising the International Conference on "Innovations and Research in Marine Electrical and Electronics Engineering" (ICIRMEEE 2018 ) during 27th & 28th September, 2018 at AMET Deemed to be University , Chennai.
Last date for submission of Full Paper is 25th Aug 2018
More details at the conf. website at http://www.ametuniv.ac.in/icirmeee2018