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Simulation algorithms for computational systems biology
Simulation lies at the heart of systems biology and is arguably one of the most useful computational tools for understanding, modifying, and even designing complex biological systems. Simulation techniques have already shown themselves useful in physics and chemistry, but biology, and... more
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And so after a while the whole system broke down. Frankel wasn’t paying any attention; he wasnt supervising anybody. The system was going very, very slowly... more
- Richard P. Feynman (1980)
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A metamodeling approach for the identification of organizational smells in multi-agent systems: application to ASPECS: Artificial Intelligence Review

The concept of a code smell is defined as representing a potential problem within a system, typically a programming design system. The idea of a code... more

Software Quality Assurance (D.2.9...) | May 18 18

Minimally sufficient conditions for the evolution of social learning and the emergence of non-genetic evolutionary systems: Artificial Life

Social learning is defined here as the imitation of behaviors exhibited by other members of a population. In a population of... more

General (I.2.0) | May 17 18

Optimizing the configuration of an heterogeneous architecture of sensors for activity recognition, using the extended belief rule-based inference methodology: Microprocessors & Microsystems

The aging populations in many countries are on the verge of increasing, and the incidence of common diseases related to this group, such as dementia... more

Sensors (I.2.9...) | May 17 18

Learning deep kernels in the space of dot product polynomials: Machine Learning

A very detailed and thorough description of a novel approach, this paper presents a well-motivated technical account. The purpose of the proposed research is to define a general methodology for determining “a... more

Learning (I.2.6) | May 16 18

The wisdom of older technology (non)users: Communications of the ACM

This interesting article studies the technology use of 14 individuals living in post-retirement communities in Scotland. The age range of the subjects is 66 to 86. The authors found that email and web browsing... more

Social Issues (K.4.2) | May 16 18

A Bayesian nonparametric model for multi-label learning: Machine Learning

Existing generative models for multilabel learning require that the number of topics be fixed in advance. This paper proposes a Bayesian nonparametric model that does not have this requirement. To make the exposition simpler... more

Learning (I.2.6) | May 14 18

A study on the link level performance of advanced multicarrier waveforms under MIMO wireless communication channels: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

Around the world, among signal processing and modulation theorists, according to emerging new requirements and diverse use cases, there is a... more

Wireless Communication (C.2.1...) | May 14 18

ReRanz: a light-weight virtual machine to mitigate memory disclosure attacks: VEE 17

When a hacker exploits a buffer overflow, the objective is to get the target to execute code that will give the hacker control of the machine. Modern hardware prevents straightforward code injection... more

Code Generation (D.3.4...) | May 11 18

A brief history of data visualization: YouTube

This is a 1.5-hour video of a PowerPoint lecture on the history of data visualization. The first 40 minutes is a survey of historical attempts at data visualization with numerous illustrations. The examples were... more

Graphics Data Structures & Types (I.3.6...) | May 10 18

Abstracting the geniuses away from failure testing: Communications of the ACM

Large-scale distributed systems are difficult to test using traditional failure-testing or fault-injection techniques. Even recent approaches such as chaos engineering rely on experienced experts who can observe the... more

Testing & Debugging (D.2.5) | May 9 18

Books
The technological singularity

Research progresses toward the goal of developing an artificial general intelligence (AGI), the realization of which is referred to as “the singularity.” That term carries the implication that AGI will cause fundamental and profound changes to human society... more
Philosophical Foundations (I.2.0...) | May 17 18

The network organization

Social networks are an important part of modern society. We can say that social networks partly determined the results of the 2016 US presidential election. Social networks exert their influences by a myriad of nodes and connections between nodes... more
Local & Wide-Area Networks (C.2.5) | May 16 18

Sustainability, green IT and education strategies in the 21st century

Because many definitions of the term “sustainable development” lack some element to make it objective and acceptable on a global basis, many authors accept something close to the term defined in the 1987 Our Common Future report from the United Nations... more
Education (J.1...) | May 15 18

Beginning artificial intelligence with the Raspberry Pi

For anybody looking for a fast and basic introduction to the field of artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) supported by many practical examples for one’s own implementation, the book by Norris... more
General (I.2.0) | May 11 18

Fog computing in the Internet of Things

The book is central to the understanding and advanced study of fog computing. It follows an effective model, based on eight scientific papers of a very high level, and is suitable for readers who want an introduction to the area, according to an organization inspired by... more
Real-Time & Embedded Systems (C.3...) | May 10 18

Cloud computing (2nd ed.)

In recent years, the applications and architectural specifications of cloud computing have been major streams of investigation. Besides the cloud’s technical significance at performing practical projects, it has opened a new horizon within the computing... more
Distributed Systems (C.2.4) | May 8 18

Building web applications with Visual Studio 2017

In recent times, the .NET ecosystem has witnessed a rapid transformation in many services it offers. It includes a completely rewritten Entity Framework Core that is designed not only to support multiple platforms, but also to offer features such as nonrelational... more
Systems & Software (H.3.4) | May 4 18

Multi-disciplinary engineering for cyber-physical production systems

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engines managed and monitored by computer algorithms in tight relation with information and communication technologies. Among the related topics and technologies are the... more
Real-Time & Embedded Systems (C.3...) | May 4 18

Analytical methods for network congestion control

This is one of the most comprehensive books I have read recently, and it is a must-read for a serious network designer. This book uses a step-by-step approach to build a mathematical model to understand, design, and fix network congestion. This book... more
Network Architecture & Design (C.2.1) | May 3 18

Spring 5 recipes: a problem-solution approach (4th ed.)

The Java Spring Framework has been growing; this fourth edition updates the essential Spring features. The book is divided into 17 chapters, presented in a logical order. First, the authors show readers how to... more
Object-Oriented Programming (D.1.5) | May 2 18


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