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Mobile data offloading: a host-based distributed mobility management approach : IEEE Internet Computing

The advancement of smartphones and tablets, combined with recent upgrades to the cellular infrastructure, has paved the way for an explosion of mobile Internet traffic. Video traffic in...
Wireless Communication (C.2.1...) | Jul 23 14

Designing green network architectures using the ten commandments for a mature ecosystem : Computer Communications

Drouant et al. clarify from the beginning of the paper that their goal is to check if philosophical concepts from ecology make sense when considering a...
Network Architecture & Design (C.2.1) | Jul 22 14

Improving Colorwave with the probabilistic approach for reader-to-reader anti-collision TDMA protocols : Wireless Networks

Colorwave is a time division multiple access (TDMA) approach for collision resolution among radio frequency identification (RFID)...
Network Protocols (C.2.2) | Jul 22 14

Firewall placement in cloud data centers : SOCC 13

This paper addresses the question of how many firewalls are required to secure data flows between an arbitrary number of virtual machines in a data center. While the problem is both relevant and timely...
Cloud computing (C.2.4...) | Jul 21 14

Software (D)
Cowboys, ankle sprains, and keepers of quality: How is video game development different from software development? : ICSE 14

Occasionally, when reviewing a really bad paper, I will point out that its only redeeming value is that it can be used as a bad example in a research methods class. So, to be fair, when a really good paper...
General (D.2.0) | Jul 10 14

The NASA automated requirements measurement tool: a reconstruction : Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering

Reconstructions of systems often provide useful insights, and the work here is no exception. A description is first given of how the authors reconstructed NASA’s automated requirements...
Tools (D.2.1...) | Jul 8 14

The design of SREE: a prototype potential ambiguity finder for requirements specifications and lessons learned : REFSQ 13

The ambiguity finding tool SREE uses only lexical analysis to ensure 100 percent recall. SREE operates by searching for the presence of words and...
Tools (D.2.1...) | Jul 1 14

A taxonomy for requirements engineering and software test alignment : ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology

The key to software development is the transformation of requirements into test information. Our understanding of this transformation is limited...
Requirements/Specifications (D.2.1) | Jun 26 14

Ontology driven creational design patterns as parameterized and reusable components : ACM SIGAPP Applied Computing Review

Software design patterns, especially creational design patterns, have been of special interest to the software development community since their systematic...
Patterns (D.2.11...) | Jun 26 14

Software testing with code-based test generators : Software Quality Journal

This paper is an interesting indictment of the current state of test generators for software programs. The authors provide a very good overview of the available test...
Testing Tools (D.2.5...) | Jul 23 14

Hardware (B)

Finite state machines in hardware: theory and design (with VHDL and SystemVerilog)

Digital circuits where the output values depend on the state of the system are called sequential. A finite state machine is a modeling technique for sequential circuits. At...
Sequential Circuits (B.6.1...) | Jul 10 14

Computer Systems Organization (C)

Computer organization and design: the hardware/software interface (5th ed.)

With the advent of the post-personal computer (PC) era, computing systems have been evolving from traditional desktop computers to cloud-based mobile devices. Energy and reliability concepts gain...
General (C.0) | Jul 22 14

Guide to OSI and TCP/IP models

Teaching networking basics to beginners is by no means an easy task, especially when it comes to abstract models such as OSI and TCP/IP. Fortunately, I must compliment the author of this book on a...
Data Communications (C.2.0...) | Jul 22 14

Security and privacy in mobile social networks

Security and privacy are two important issues in social networks. With the expansion of mobile devices, such as smartphones, access to social networks has become almost constant. This convergence of...
Wireless Communication (C.2.1...) | Jul 21 14

Cloud storage forensics

Cloud computing is quickly becoming a significant utility in our lives, not unlike water, electricity, and gas. It has numerous advantages, such as cloud storage, which allows a great deal of data to be recorded, stored, and processed for research and business...
Cloud Computing (C.2.4...) | Jul 23 14

Cloud storage forensics

In recent years, there has been rapid growth in the take up of cloud services, from simple personal use of cloud storage to significant cloud service uptake by large organizations. Like everyone else, criminals also...
Cloud Computing (C.2.4...) | Jul 21 14

Cognitive communication and cooperative HetNet coexistence: selected advances on spectrum sensing, learning, and security approaches

The non-availability of the radio spectrum for the purpose of communication, despite its omnipresence, is much like the popular quote of Samuel Taylor: “Water, water everywhere.” A sense...
Special-Purpose & App.-Based Sys. (C.3) | Jul 17 14

Software (D)

Beginning iOS 7 development: exploring the iOS SDK

Mobile app development for phones, tablets, and similar devices is one of the most important areas in programming today. To make things difficult, every platform has its own programming systems, interfaces, and requirements. Naturally, each is...
General (D.1.0) | Jul 10 14

Clojure cookbook

Clojure is a Lisp variant that runs on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Like Lisp, it expresses code and data using the same structures, but it also has access to the many Java libraries. With multicore processing growing, interest in...
Applicative (Functional) Programming (D.1.1) | Jul 9 14

Learn Java for Android development (3rd ed.)

Current academic curricula for computer science programs across the US focus on traditional subjects and adhere to official guidelines for programming, theory, and project development. In many...
Object-Oriented Programming (D.1.5) | Jul 23 14

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