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Carl von Clausewitz, the fog-of-war, and the AI revolution: the real world is not a game of Go
Wallace R., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 102 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319746-32-6)
As artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used in many areas, including fully automated vehicle control and military applications, there are concerns about how effectively such systems deal with extreme conditions. Carl von Clausewitz, the 1...
Jan 14 2019
Smart sustainable cities of the future: the untapped potential of big data analytics and context-aware computing for advancing sustainability
Bibri S., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 660 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319739-80-9)
It is well acknowledged that urban populations will increase exponentially. Global bodies like the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are quite engaged with this issue, articulating the role of information and communication technologies (...
Jan 14 2019
Fuzzy logic augmentation of neural and optimization algorithms: theoretical aspects and real applications
Castillo O., Melin P., Kacprzyk J., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 546 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319710-07-5)
There have been many recent developments related to fuzzy logic applications. This book, volume 749 in Springer’s “Studies in Computational Intelligence” series, contains research papers related to fuzzy logic, neural networks, a...
Jan 11 2019
Hypergraph theory in wireless communication networks
Zhang H., Song L., Han Z., Zhang Y., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 62 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319604-67-1)
This short publication really fits in the “SpringerBriefs” series. Despite the fact that the book could be considered a long paper, it may interest researchers in the applications of mathematics field. The book starts with an overview ...
Jan 4 2019
The institutional approach for modeling the evolution of human societies
Powers S. Artificial Life 24(1): 10-28, 2018. Type: Article
Powers defines institutions as “political game forms that generate the rules of a group’s economic interactions.” He draws heavily from Leonid Hurwicz’s game theory in developing a model of institutions....
Dec 28 2018
Where did I leave my keys?: Lessons from the Juniper dual EC incident
Checkoway S., Maskiewicz J., Garman C., Fried J., Cohney S., Green M., Heninger N., Weinmann R., Rescorla E., Shacham H. Communications of the ACM 61(11): 148-155, 2018. Type: Article
Safe networks require reliable operating systems free from security vulnerabilities. Trustworthy routers ought to use dependable cryptographic algorithms to protect data transmitted over insecure networks. But how should effective guidelines be de...
Dec 27 2018
Studying the role of Kinect as a multi-sensory learning platform for children
Sinha H., Srivastava S., Sinha Y. UbiComp 2018 (Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference and 2018 International Symposium on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Wearable Computers, Singapore, Oct 8-12, 2018) 251-254, 2018. Type: Proceedings
Children of all ages are attracted to electronic technology. Accordingly, educational researchers are actively engaged in developing applications to improve cognitive and social skills. For example, in June 2018, I reviewed “Social MatchUP...
Dec 26 2018
Blood pressure estimation with a wristband optical sensor
ar G., Lu
trek M. UbiComp 2018 (Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference and 2018 International Symposium on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Wearable Computers, Singapore, Oct 8-12, 2018) 758-761, 2018. Type: Proceedings
This is an interesting paper that will hopefully serve as an incentive for future research. It is based on a small convenience sample, but the statistics and methodology are sound....
Dec 26 2018
Fast miss ratio curve modeling for storage cache
Hu X., Wang X., Zhou L., Luo Y., Wang Z., Ding C., Ye C. ACM Transactions on Storage 14(2): 1-34, 2018. Type: Article
Miss ratio curve (MRC) profiling techniques are widely used for memory, cache analysis, and design. As noted by the authors, uses include cache partitioning, page size selection, memory management, memory cache prediction, and so on. Thus, MRC pro...
Dec 24 2018
Random numbers and computers
Kneusel R., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 260 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319776-96-5)
Randomness is a fascinating topic, with contradictory opinions on what causes it. Rather than using this term to mean lawlessness, I personally define it as the presence of an inherent variability in the experimental setup that makes the response ...
Dec 20 2018
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