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Smart learning in smart cities
Liu D., Huang R., Wosinski M., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2017. 232 pp. Type: Book
Smart learning has been a neglected aspect of smart technology applications, which this work seeks to address. The book addresses the connection between smart cities and smart learning. Then, the second part introduces smart learning in various do...
Jun 20 2018
Social MatchUP: a memory-like virtual reality game for the enhancement of social skills in children with neurodevelopmental disorders
Loiacono T., Trabucchi M., Messina N., Matarazzo V., Garzotto F., Beccaluva E. CHI EA 2018 (Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montreal, QC, Canada, Apr 21-26, 2018) 1-6, 2018. Type: Proceedings
As soon as this paper came across my desk, I knew I had to read and review it. What could be better than a virtual teaching environment for children to whom reality presents a struggle? Social skills are difficult to teach to any population. Most ...
Jun 19 2018
Trust and reputation management systems: an e-business perspective
Trček D., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2018. 86 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319623-73-3)
This 86-page treatise provides information officers and project managers with a conceptual and computational approach to managing trust and reputation in the e-commerce world. The author is a faculty member at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia...
Jun 14 2018
Secondary liability of Internet service providers
Dinwoodie G., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2017. 386 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319550-28-2)
Secondary liability occurs when an entity facilitates, makes material contributions to, or is otherwise responsible for violating a law or the right of another party. In the case of Internet service providers (ISPs), determining liability for the ...
Jun 14 2018
Architectural principles for cloud software
Pahl C., Jamshidi P., Zimmermann O. ACM Transactions on Internet Technology 18(2): 1-23, 2018. Type: Article
What comes to mind first with cloud system architectures is the ubiquitous use of microservices, supported by total virtualization from hardware to middleware to applications: virtual machines, micro operating systems, containers, and container or...
Jun 14 2018
Is the law ready for driverless cars?
Calo R. Communications of the ACM 61(5): 34-36, 2018. Type: Article
Current and future technologies will likely continue to be beset with clumsy legal laws. Should driverless vehicles and devices be responsible for violations such as a crash? Depending on the situation, Calo, in this rare viewpoint, echoes the dif...
Jun 13 2018
Conditioning in probabilistic programming
Olmedo F., Gretz F., Jansen N., Kaminski B., Katoen J., Mciver A. ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems 40(1): 1-50, 2018. Type: Article
Machine learning, possibly contrary to popular belief, is not just about endless variations of neural networks. There is also a thriving subculture of probabilistic programming based on Bayesian principles. A large advantage of the latter approach...
Jun 13 2018
Natural language processing systems for capturing and standardizing unstructured clinical information
Kreimeyer K., Foster M., Pandey A., Arya N., Halford G., Jones S., Forshee R., Walderhaug M., Botsis T. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 73(C): 14-29, 2017. Type: Article
Clinical information could be the poster child for big data and artificial intelligence (AI). It encompasses large amounts of unstructured text, which has to be harnessed to be effectively used (1) by medical personnel treating a patient on the sp...
Jun 11 2018
Forward delay-based packet scheduling algorithm for multipath TCP
Le T., Bui L. Mobile Networks and Applications 23(1): 4-12, 2018. Type: Article
Multipath TCP (MPTCP) allows packets to be transmitted over multiple paths, “and hence utilizes the network resources more effectively than the traditional single-path [transmission control protocol, TCP].” However, even with paralleli...
Jun 8 2018
An introduction to distance geometry applied to molecular geometry
Lavor C., Liberti L., Lodwick W., da Costa T., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2017. 54 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319571-82-9)
The most common way of determining the structures of molecules in a solution is nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The signals measured are caused by the flipping of the spins of paramagnetic nuclei in a magnetic field. The strengths of the signals...
Jun 7 2018
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