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A general approximation method for bicriteria minimization problems
Halffmann P., Ruzika S., Thielen C., Willems D.  Theoretical Computer Science 695 1-15, 2017. Type: Article

Many applications in operations research require the simultaneous optimization of multiple (typically mutually opposing) objective functions. Since the general problem is usually computationally intractable, bicriteria optimization restricts itsel...

Nov 20 2017
Blockchain basics: a non-technical introduction in 25 steps
Drescher D.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 255 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484226-03-2)

Although blockchain is, among other things, a promising new technology, there is also a lot of hype surrounding it. Its proponents have suggested that it can do everything from tracking tuna to ending world poverty....

Nov 13 2017
On searching and indexing sequences of temporal intervals
Kostakis O., Papapetrou P.  Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 31(3): 809-850, 2017. Type: Article

Have you ever wondered how it could be possible for a robot and its sensory system to understand obstacles and avoid them while randomly moving around? Did you ever ask yourself the questions of how signals can be captured and interpreted in a mea...

Nov 6 2017
Mastering machine learning with Python in six steps: a practical implementation guide to predictive data analytics using Python
Swamynathan M.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 358 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484228-65-4)

In 1969, there was a humorous film in theaters called If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium. It was about a group of American tourists taking an 18-day guided tour of nine European countries. The premise was so compelling that the mov...

Oct 30 2017
Fog computing for sustainable smart cities: a survey
Perera C., Qin Y., Estrella J., Reiff-Marganiec S., Vasilakos A.  ACM Computing Surveys 50(3): 1-43, 2017. Type: Article

Fog computing attempts to bring the computational capabilities of clouds closer to the variety of devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) by creating local mini-clouds. It appears to be a very promising way to support large clusters of s...

Oct 23 2017
#Indigenous: tracking the connective actions of Native American advocates on Twitter
Vigil-Hayes M., Duarte M., Parkhurst N., Belding E.  CSCW 2017 (Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Portland, OR,  Feb 25-Mar 1, 2017) 1387-1399, 2017. Type: Proceedings

Today, social movements are more prevalent than ever. Individuals use multiple social media platforms to organize their voices, which turn into political actions. In some ways, these online social movements are more powerful than face-to-face inte...

Oct 16 2017
Knowledge engineering: building cognitive assistants for evidence-based reasoning
Tecuci G., Marcu D., Boicu M., Schum D.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2016. 480 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107122-56-7)

To review this book, and do it any justice, one must begin with a few “externalities.” First, the book is exceptionally beautiful in terms of production: well bound, beautiful in color, and very well produced in every aspect. The color...

Oct 9 2017
Speed, data, and ecosystems: excelling in a software-driven world
Bosch J.,  CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2016. 343 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138198-18-0)

This book is a masterful exposition of how to develop large software programs, aimed at business leaders but useful to others. “Speed” refers to shortening the time required to get new software to the customer. “Data” refer...

Oct 2 2017
Blockchain applications: a hands-on approach
Bahga A., Madisetti V.,  VPT, 2017.Type: Book (9780996025560), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Digital payments through secure online transactions are gaining in popularity. Also, digital transactions must be secure and reliable without the involvement of a centralized authority keeping record of such transactions. Blockchain is an emerging...

Sep 25 2017
Photo forensics
Farid H.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 336 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262035-34-7)

From a number of perspectives, Photo forensics is a wonderful book. From the most material point of view, it is simply beautiful. You may even see it on coffee tables. The cover is smartly designed, the paper is of high quality, and the ima...

Sep 18 2017
 
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