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   Twenty lectures on algorithmic game theory
Roughgarden T.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2016. 352 pp. Type: Book (978-1-316624-79-1)

I often find myself deliberately avoiding books that are based on university courses. In my experience, such books tend to feel rushed and thrown together rather than carefully planned out. So it was with some trepidation that I sat down to read T...

   Deep learning
Goodfellow I., Bengio Y., Courville A.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 800 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262035-61-3), Reviews: (3 of 4)

Deep learning is currently the most popular (and maybe hyped) discipline within artificial intelligence (AI). It is a key component of current speech recognition systems and it has allowed computers to reach human-level performance in many tasks t...

  Embedded software verification and debugging
Lettnin D., Winterholer M.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017.Type: Book (9781461422655)

Speaking about embedded software and hardware is related to speaking about critical systems, which by definition must be reliable systems with no failures at all. Or, in case of failures, systems must have enough intelligence to operate under cert...

  Relational database design and implementation
Harrington J.,  Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2016. 712 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128043-99-8)

The author states in the preface: “This book is intended for anyone who has been given the responsibility for designing or maintaining a relational database (or whose college degree requirements include a database course).” She goes on...

  The communication-hiding pipelined BiCGstab method for the parallel solution of large unsymmetric linear systems
Cools S., Vanroose W.  Parallel Computing 651-20, 2017. Type: Article

In the huge matrices used in high-performance computing (HPC), there exist patterns and relations among the members of the matrix that can be utilized to process the matrices in a more efficient way. Most of the discussions concerned with huge mat...

  Manifest domains: analysis and description
Bjørner D.  Formal Aspects of Computing 29(2): 175-225, 2017. Type: Article

Dines Bjørner in numerous publications suggested a triptych view of software engineering, specified in this paper as follows: “before hardware and software systems can be designed and coded, we must have a reasonable grasp of ‘its̵...

  Crisis management for software development and knowledge transfer
Zykov S.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 133 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319429-65-6)

Let’s make it clear from the start: this is not a book about failing or failed software projects. The word “crisis” comes from discussions held at the first North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Software Engineering Conferenc...

  Physical play and children’s digital games
Madej K.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 89 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319428-74-1)

As a grandmother of two who are about to turn two, this book is of special interest. The author does a good job of presenting the various facets of the relationship between child development and games and play, and the importance of their interact...

  Beyond social graphs: mining patterns underlying social interactions
Baldominos A., Calle J., Cuadra D.  Pattern Analysis & Applications 20(1): 269-285, 2017. Type: Article

Reliable recommendation systems are the holy grail of Internet research these days. They suggest new links to social network users. Because the attractiveness of a social network depends on the number of nodes and links composing it, the more node...

  QoS-aware optimal and automated semantic web service composition with user’s constraints
Bekkouche A., Benslimane S., Huchard M., Tibermacine C., Hadjila F., Merzoug M.  Service Oriented Computing and Applications 11(2): 183-201, 2017. Type: Article

The automatic orchestration and choreography of service-oriented architecture and web services is the problem area addressed in this paper. A comprehensive literature survey helps to define a boundary between preceding research and this work. The ...

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