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The code: Silicon Valley and the remaking of America
O’Mara M., Penguin Press, New York, NY, 2019. 512 pp. Type: Book (978-0-399562-18-1)
Whenever the word “technology” is mentioned, Silicon Valley comes to mind. This was not the case a few decades ago. So, what happened? Why Silicon Valley? This is the main topic of the book....
Jan 3 2020
Survey on fog computing
Hu P., Dhelim S., Ning H., Qiu T. Journal of Network and Computer Applications 98(C): 27-42, 2017. Type: Article
In the Internet of things (IoT), is there a difference between edge and fog computing?...
Apr 3 2019
Social interactions in virtual worlds: an interdisciplinary perspective
Lakkaraju K., Sukthankar G., Wigand R., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018. 452 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107128-82-8)
As the title implies, this book is a compilation of studies on how virtual worlds may have applications to the real world. The editors claim that readers will find data on how individuals and pairs behave within a game; what patterns of behavior e...
Mar 15 2019
Fog computing: concepts, frameworks and technologies
Mahmood Z., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 291 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319948-89-8)
In a nutshell, fog computing tries to transfer familiar concepts from cloud computing, like virtualization, elastic scalability, and everything-as-a-service (XaaS), closer to the sensors and devices of the Internet of Things (IoT) or to end users,...
Mar 6 2019
State-of-the-art, challenges, and open issues in the integration of Internet of things and cloud computing
Díaz M., Martín C., Rubio B. Journal of Network and Computer Applications 67(C): 99-117, 2016. Type: Article
Rightfully, the practical question of integrating a myriad of (small, low-power) Internet of Things (IoT) devices with (large, scalable, but remote) cloud computing facilities is being addressed by many researchers....
May 10 2017
A gap analysis of Internet-of-Things platforms
Mineraud J., Mazhelis O., Su X., Tarkoma S. Computer Communications 89(C): 5-16, 2016. Type: Article
Connecting the plethora of potential sensors and devices of the Internet of Things (IoT) and hosting suitable IoT applications are commonly supported by so-called (IoT) platforms, pre-integrated sets of technical and software (foremost middleware)...
May 5 2017
A new asset tracking architecture integrating RFID, Bluetooth low energy tags and ad hoc smartphone applications
Bisio I., Sciarrone A., Zappatore S. Pervasive and Mobile Computing 31(C): 79-93, 2016. Type: Article
Tracking systems are intended to determine the exact position of an object and are, nowadays, widespread. Objects intended to be tracked are actually tagged with bare or QR codes, have radio frequency identification (RFID) labels, or feature globa...
Mar 31 2017
A taxonomy of job scheduling on distributed computing systems
Lopes R., Menasce D. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems 27(12): 3412-3428, 2016. Type: Article
In the field of computing theory or computer science in general, there are many problems that are computationally hard. These problems attract many researchers who try to solve them. But one very important aspect needs to be done before solving th...
Mar 30 2017
The Internet of Things: a survey
Li S., Xu L., Zhao S. Information Systems Frontiers 17(2): 243-259, 2015. Type: Article
Undisputedly, the Internet of Things (IoT), extending the classic computer-bound Internet to the physical world and all the “things” contained therein, will be a really big thing. Equally unanimously, connecting and communicating with ...
Oct 11 2016
Efficient distributed computation of distance sketches in networks
Das Sarma A., Dinitz M., Pandurangan G. Distributed Computing 28(5): 309-320, 2015. Type: Article
Shortest path computation is fundamental not only to efficient node-to-node communications, but also to search, discovery of relatedness between uniform resource locators (URLs) or between members of social networks, discovery of network topology,...
May 11 2016
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