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Digital alienation as the foundation of online privacy concerns : ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society

The issue of digital alienation, or alienation online, is discussed in this paper, specifically in terms of the Marxist concept of alienation, historically based on the realm of the factory, where labor activity is...
Ethics (K.4.1...) | Aug 1 16

Variability for qualities in software architecture : ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes

Nonfunctional requirements continue to be challenging. In particular, rigorous software quality definitions and objectives, systematic attainment, and satisfactory validation are among the most difficult...
Software Architectures (D.2.11) | Aug 4 16

Exploiting hierarchical locality in deep parallel architectures : ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization

Locality awareness in programs can be used to improve their execution performance on parallel computers. Modern parallel computers have many levels of parallelism; many cores on a chip and many...
Processors (D.3.4) | Aug 26 16

Quadratic maps are hard to sample : ACM Transactions on Computation Theory

A quadratic map is a function of the form f (x) = ax2 + bx + c .... The only simpler polynomials are those of degree 1, omitting the terms aijxixj, and the constants f(x) = c...
Numerical Algorithms & Problems (F.2.1) | Jul 26 16

Efficient 3D object segmentation from densely sampled light fields with applications to 3D reconstruction : ACM Transactions on Graphics

To segment a static foreground object from a highly cluttered background in an image can be tricky. But how about using an image sequence? Is it true that...
Segmentation (I.4.6) | Jul 27 16

S-SMART: a unified Bayesian framework for simultaneous semantic mapping, activity recognition, and tracking : ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology

Tracking activity via body-attached sensors is aimed at helping people who suffer from neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and...
User/Machine Systems (H.1.2) | Jul 25 16

Immersive visualization and course-of-action simulation: towards a decision support simulation system for data driven businesses : ANSS 16

A generic decision-making (DM) algorithm involves collecting sensory data, forming a visualization, mapping the visualization results to known or “need to...
Applications (I.6.3) | Aug 9 16

Automatic generation of parallel C code for stencil applications written in MATLAB : ARRAY 16

The authors present StencilPaC, described in the abstract as “an automatic translation from a MATLAB subset into efficient parallelized C code for different architectures: multicores, compute clusters...
Processors (D.3.4) | Aug 2 16

Natural user interfaces to support and enhance real-time music performance : AVI 16

Research on using natural user interfaces for a virtual musical instrument is described in this paper. This technology was initially used in video game consoles, such as the Wii. The user...
User Interfaces (H.5.2) | Jul 27 16

Microservices: theory and application : Applicative 16

Despite its title, this video of the author’s presentation at ACM’s Applicative 2016 conference at New York University (June 2, 2016) covers microservices theory and technical patterns only with just a single...
Patterns (D.2.11...) | Aug 8 16



Agent-based modelling in economics

The social sciences have long been plagued by physics envy. The seductive simplicity of closed-form equations with strong predictive power in dealing with billiard balls, planets, and electrons suggests that we ought to be able to analyze the behavior of people with...
Multiagent Systems (I.2.11...) | Aug 25 16

Algorithms: design techniques and analysis

Techniques for the design and analysis of algorithms are at the heart of computer science. They are essential for solving complex problems, understanding those that are hard to solve, and creating applications that are efficient in their use of both space and time. Algorithms...
Algorithm Design & Analysis (G.4...) | Jul 21 16

An introduction to optimal satellite range scheduling

Satellite range scheduling is the problem of matching task requests to available orbiting and ground resources during their mutual visibility windows. Additional factors such as weather and light conditions, task urgency, channel capacity, and precedence requirements...
Aerospace (J.2...) | Jul 28 16

Asset accounting configuration in SAP ERP: a step-by-step guide

SAP is one of the popular and widespread enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems typically used by large- and medium-sized companies. As an archetype of enterprise information systems, SAP was studied by scientific approaches; that is, SAP was...
Database Applications (H.2.8) | Aug 11 16

Beginning JSON

JSON stands for JavaScript object notation. It is a data-interchange format that has become very popular with web applications. Although important by itself, a data format is better understood inside a context or ecosystem. This is why, before explaining JSON...
JavaScript (D.3.2...) | Aug 26 16

Beginning design for 3D printing

Six months after having been given a 3D printer as a Christmas present, having not used it even once, I realized I needed something very basic to get me started. I could not keep relying on my teenage son to keep designing everything I needed. This...
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) (J.6...) | Aug 8 16

Building smart cities: analytics, ICT, and design thinking

Tremendous developments in various information and communication technologies (ICTs) are promising in redesigning urban environments to address a number of overwhelming problems including infrastructure...
Organizational Impacts (K.4.3) | Aug 5 16

Calculus for cognitive scientists: derivatives, integrals and models

We hear sometimes that most people don’t need to learn calculus, that other branches of mathematics are better choices. Statistics is often suggested, along with discrete mathematics for computer science students. We even hear that no one really needs math at all...
Mathematics & Statistics (J.2...) | Aug 8 16

Computational intelligence

This book is composed of selected papers that were submitted and presented at the Fifth International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence (IJCCI), held in Portugal in 2013. The conference is divided into three categories: evolutionary computation theory and...
Deduction & Theorem Proving (I.2.3) | Jul 26 16

Crowdsourced health: how what you do on the Internet will improve medicine

This is an excellent book by a reputed scientist who has worked for several years in the area of analyzing data gathered from people’s web searches of medical questions. Additional material in the form of notes is found...
Health (J.3...) | Jul 20 16


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