and to submit
ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR) publishes comprehensive,
readable tutorials and survey papers that give guided tours
through the literature and explain topics to those who seek
to learn the basics of areas outside their specialties. These
carefully planned and presented introductions are also an
excellent way for professionals to develop perspectives on,
and identify trends in, complex technologies. Recent issues
have covered image understanding, software reusability,
and object and relational database topics.
Both surveys and tutorials must develop a framework or
overall view of an area that integrates the existing literature.
Frequently, such a framework exposes topics that need
additional research; a good CSUR article can ;ll such a
void, but that is not its major purpose. Basically, a CSUR
article answers the questions, “What is currently known
about this area, and what does it mean to researchers
and practitioners?” It should supply the basic knowledge
to enable new researchers to enter the area, current
researchers to continue developments, and practitioners
to apply the results.
Integration of computer science
and engineering knowledge
ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)