Top Researchers in Computer Science and Informatics
European Research Council announced
of its prestigious advanced research grants in physics
Eight proposals got selected by the Computer Science and Informatics panel.
As I had also applied for an ERC advanced research grant,
I followed the results with considerable interest.
Given the highly competitive nature of the program and the carefully
designed proposal and evaluation procedure,
the selected proposals make an interesting reading;
the winners are clearly the researchers and projects to watch in the future.
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Wikipedia Faces no Limits to Grow
Although there have been
little attention has been given to the limits to its growth.
As Wikipedia is expanding, it is possible that new concepts are added
without having corresponding articles, or that the number of new
concepts grows slower than the number of articles. In the first case,
Wikipedia's coverage will deteriorate as it will contain articles
drowned in an increasing number of undefined concepts. In the second
case, Wikipedia's growth may stall.
study, which my colleague Panagiotis Louridas and I
published in the
August 2008 issue of the
Association for Computing Machinery
Communications of the ACM,
shows that Wikipedia sits
comfortably between the two extremes.
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Eric K. Clemons on Monetizing the Net Without Advertising
Earlier today I attended a very interesting and entertaining talk that
Eric K. Clemons,
Professor of Operations and Information Management and Management
gave on Internet business models that don't rely on advertising.
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