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  WoTbench: a benchmarking framework for the Web of Things
Hashemian R., Carlsson N., Krishnamurthy D., Arlitt M.  IoT 2019 (Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Internet of Things, Bilbao, Spain,  Oct 22-25, 2019) 1-4, 2019. Type: Proceedings

Since the beginning of the Internet of Things (IoT) concept, there has always been a deep belief that we are expecting a new paradigm in computer science and engineering. There are many new interesting ideas that will lead us toward new challenges...

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  Observability: a new theory based on the group of invariance
Martinelli A.,  SIAM, Philadelphia, PA, 2020. 262 pp. Type: Book (978-1-611976-24-3)

In control theory, the mathematics of observability are well understood for linear systems. Martinelli addresses the far more complex problem of nonlinear systems, in particular those that include some unknown inputs. His approach is based on the ...

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  Widar2.0: passive human tracking with a single Wi-Fi link
Qian K., Wu C., Zhang Y., Zhang G., Yang Z., Liu Y.  MobiSys 2018 (Proceedings of the 16th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, Munich, Germany,  Jun 10-15, 2018) 350-361, 2018. Type: Proceedings

This work demonstrates that it is possible to track the location of a person, with sub-meter accuracy, using only one single Wi-Fi link between a pair of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Wi-Fi devices (“one access point plus one client”...

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  Dependable visual light-based indoor localization with automatic anomaly detection for location-based service of mobile cyber-physical systems
Liu Y., Chen X., Kadambi D., Bari A., Li X., Hu S., Zhou P.  ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems 3(1): 1-17, 2018. Type: Article

Indoor localization for mobile devices can employ beacons inserted in known positions in the environment. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are becoming popular beacons because of their simplicity; however, using the light for localization presents pro...

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  An innovative approach for ad hoc network establishment in disaster environments by the deployment of wireless mobile agents
Su X., Zhang M., Bai Q.  ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems 13(4): 1-22, 2019. Type: Article

This paper considers the challenges to mobile wireless robots (WRs) in disaster environments: the unknown environment; the complexity of the environment, namely obstacles in the environment; and the limited capability and number of robots. The goa...

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  Mathematical foundations of big data analytics
Shikhman V., Müller D.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2021. 288 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662625-20-0)

Mathematical foundations of big data analytics is a very welcome and timely addition to the growing area of big data analytics. The authors develop--and strictly follow in each of the nine chapters--a template consisting of motiva...

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   Understanding programming languages
Jones C.,  Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 2020. 240 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030592-56-1)

This well-written textbook focuses on a precise description of programming language semantics in a relatively easily understood manner, utilizing a notation derived from a subset of the Vienna development method (VDM). The author motivates the nee...

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  Deep learning for medical decisions
Kose U., Deperlioglu O., Alzubi J., Patrut B.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 189 pp. Type: Book (978-9-811563-24-9)

I was very excited about reviewing this book and writing what I thought would be a great summary on the advances of deep learning in medical decision support. However, the text is so poorly written that it is almost impossible to read or make sens...

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  An army of me: sockpuppets in online discussion communities
Kumar S., Cheng J., Leskovec J., Subrahmanian V.  WWW 2017 (Proceedings of the 26th International World Wide Web Conference, Perth, Australia,  Apr 3-7, 2017) 857-866, 2017. Type: Proceedings

Online discussion platforms have become an important part of social life. However, they may be abused, for instance, to deceive and create an illusion of public consensus or save people from being banned, or to vandalize content on platforms like ...

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  Beginning Perl programming: from novice to professional
Rothwell W.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 224 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484250-54-9), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Perl 5 is a robust cross-platform language that has, as the author relates, been in use for more than two decades and become deeply embedded in the corporate information technology (IT) world. Most UNIX-based operating systems have a standard Perl...

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