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Big data computing
Whenever a new discipline (or buzzword) appears, we feel the need to understand what it is and how it differs from what existed before. A very explicit declaration about what “big data” means can be found in the preface of this book: it is everything that is “beyond current database technology.” This arrogates any... more
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Technology is not an image of the world but a way of operating on reality. The nihilism of technology lies not only in the fact that it is the most perfect expression of... more
- Octavio Paz (1967)
Articles
Efficient matching for column intersection graphs: Journal of Experimental Algorithmics

Graph partitioning and hypergraph partitioning have been used extensively in applications ranging from very-large-scale integration (VLSI) to portioning of data in parallel and distributed applications.... more

Hypergraphs (G.2.2...) | Jul 30 14

Can machine learning learn a decision oracle for NP problems? A test on SAT: Fundamenta Informaticae

Finding good heuristics for a nondeterministic polynomial-time (NP) problem is a very important research goal that is mostly addressed on a case-by-case basis... more

Learning (I.2.6) | Jul 30 14

Mobile CEP architecture: from intelligent sensing to collaborative monitoring: DEBS 14

This paper proposes a mobile complex event processing (CEP) architecture for collaborative personal monitoring. The proposed architecture is designed by combining machine learning... more

Information Networks (H.3.4...) | Jul 30 14

YOUStatAnalyzer: a tool for analysing the dynamics of YouTube content popularity: ValueTools 13

The technological advances of the last few years have progressively enabled online content sharing at the global level. The dynamics of content... more

Measurement Techniques (C.4...) | Jul 29 14

Towards a linear algebra of programming: Formal Aspects of Computing

We are, by now, quite used to relational interpretations of program semantics. Such interpretations live in a rich algebraic world. What if we wanted to use a probabilistic interpretation... more

Numerical Algorithms (G.1.0...) | Jul 29 14

Improving JavaScript performance by deconstructing the type system: PLDI 14

JavaScript performance improvement has primarily focused on benchmark measurements. Actual website code tends to resist such improvement as a... more

JavaScript (D.3.2...) | Jul 28 14

Cache vulnerability mitigation using an adaptive cache coherence protocol: The Journal of Supercomputing

Soft errors in on-chip cache hierarchies are studied in this paper, and solutions to the problem are proposed. Soft errors are the result of events such... more

Cache Memories (B.3.2...) | Jul 28 14

PadSpace: a new framework for the service federation of web resources: Information Systems Frontiers

Web services federation has practical relevance because of the great and increasing availability of Web resources. This is in contrast to resources that... more

Web-Based Services (H.3.5...) | Jul 28 14

Improving discovery phase of reactive ad hoc routing protocols using Jaccard distance: The Journal of Supercomputing

Reina et al. propose a novel algorithm, Jaccard distance, to improve redundancy issues during the mobile ad-hoc network discovery phase. The Jaccard distance... more

Routing Protocols (C.2.2...) | Jul 25 14

Visualization of wireless sensor network by a Java framework for security in defense surveillance: ICESC 14

Wireless sensor network (WSN) deployments often require a back-end network and a data visualizer. Motivated by this, the authors have designed... more

Sensor networks (C.2.1...) | Jul 25 14

Books
Reflections on the history of computers in education: early use of computers and teaching about computing in schools

If you are interested in the subject of the evolution of teaching about computing subjects in schools at all levels, and in all fields, this book is essential reading. However... more
Computer Uses In Education (K.3.1) | Jul 30 14

The truth about HTML5

Everything about this book is provocative, from the attention-grabbing title to the critically realistic diatribes embedded in each chapter. If you’re looking for an introduction to HTML5 that covers the “what” and the “how” of the specification, look... more
HTML (I.7.2...) | Jul 30 14

Multidimensional particle swarm optimization for machine learning and pattern recognition

Recent advances in optimization, namely the optimization technique called multidimensional particle swarm optimization, are explored in this book. While chapter 1 is not particularly detailed, it... more
Learning (I.2.6) | Jul 30 14

Web information retrieval

As web search systems increasingly become a part of daily life, the need for developing and maintaining these systems is growing rapidly. Educating the next generation of web search systems developers... more
Information Search & Retrieval (H.3.3) | Jul 29 14

Cybernics: fusion of human, machine and information systems

Cybernics is the interdisciplinary fusion of humans and robots. It has special research implications for aging populations, among all of us in general. The book collects 16 modified lectures for... more
Robotics (I.2.9) | Jul 29 14

Data intensive distributed computing: challenges and solutions for large-scale information management

With many books on the market already addressing the large spectrum of big data-related topics, Data intensive distributed computing manages to address the underlying research and technology... more
Distributed Systems (C.2.4) | Jul 29 14

Beginning C (5th ed.)

This book is intended for readers with little or no programming experience. It introduces C as defined by the C11 standard (ISO/IEC 9899:2011, Information technology, Programming Languages, C)... more
C (D.3.2...) | Jul 28 14

Trends and applications of serious gaming and social media

Baek, Ko, and Marsh have produced what I found to be a rather interesting collection of papers that survey serious gaming and its applications. The authors describe the use of game elements and game... more
Games (K.8.0...) | Jul 28 14

Information quality and management accounting: a simulation analysis of biases in costing systems

The role of information in decision making is well appreciated. Managing information continues to challenge academia, practitioners, and researchers. Despite advancements in the computing... more
General (K.6.0) | Jul 28 14

Visualizing the data city: social media as a source of knowledge for urban planning and management

Affordable smartphones featuring geolocation capabilities and social media applications generate a data stream associating people’s interactions across space and time. The ability... more
Web-Based Interaction (H.5.3...) | Jul 25 14


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