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The physics of quantum information: quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation, quantum computation
Bouwmeester D., Ekert A., Zeilinger A. Springer-Verlag, London, UK, 2000. Type: Divisible Book
A century ago, the discovery of quantum mechanics initiated a revolution in physics that challenged many deeply-held intuitions. Within the last 20 years, the application of quantum mechanics to computation has opened the door to a similar revolu...
Engineering resilient collective adaptive systems by self-stabilisation
Viroli M., Audrito G., Beal J., Damiani F., Pianini D. ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation 28(2): 1-28, 2018. Type: Article
Smart cities, together with the Internet of Things (IoT), are becoming reality at an accelerated speed, supported by the fifth generation of mobile technology (5G) and other advances in technology. The supporting networked computational systems in...
Trustworthy cyber-physical systems: a systematic framework towards design and evaluation of trust and trustworthiness
Nazila G., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 344 pp. Type: Book (978-3-658274-87-0)
Users expect a trustworthy system to behave according to its requirements. Trustworthiness is a fundamental design objective for any system that provides critical functions, for example, transportation systems, medical systems, and water purificat...
Design of low power integrated radios for emerging standards
Rahman M., Harjani R., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 71 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030213-32-9)
Low power radios are in high demand for use in Internet of Things (IoT) devices, where there is a need for small, efficient, and low powered radios for wireless data communications. This book is part of Springer’s “Analog Circuits and ...
Applied information security: a hands-on approach
Basin D., Schaller P., Schläpfer M., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2011. 216 pp. Type: Book (978-3-642244-73-5)
Information security failures usually get lots of attention. Some organization or Web site gets attacked, and hundreds of thousands of passwords or a spreadsheet full of sensitive user information gets released. Or the information falls into the h...
Mind over machine: the power of human intuition and expertise in the era of the computer
Dreyfus H. (ed), Dreyfus S., Athanasiou T., The Free Press, New York, NY, 1986.Type: Book (9789780029080603)
The book under review represents an interesting and highly challenging account of the limitations of computer capabilities in the areas of cognition and artificial reasoning, written by two well-known critics of the artificial intelligence field. ...
Internet voting in the U.S.
Simons B., Jones D. Communications of the ACM 55(10): 68-77, 2012. Type: Article
The pros and cons of using the capabilities of the Internet to vote in elections are broadly addressed in this lengthy article. Topics include the many varieties of Internet voting means, situations, and environments. As the title suggests, the fo...
A new kind of science
Wolfram S., Wolfram Media Inc., Champaign, Ilinois, US, 2002. 1197 pp. Type: Book (9781579550080)
The theme of Wolfram’s best-selling tome can be summarized in very few words: “Simple processes can generate complex behavior.” This massive and intricate book, generated from such a simple seed, is a good illustration of the pr...
Programming the quantum future
Valiron B., Ross N., Selinger P., Alexander D., Smith J. Communications of the ACM 58(8): 52-61, 2015. Type: Article
In a digital computer, the basic unit of information is the bit, or binary digit. A bit can only take one of two values: zero or one. On the other hand, in a quantum computer, the basic unit of information is the quantum bit, or qubit. And unlike ...
Hospitality of chatbot building platforms
Srivastava S., Prabhakar T. SQUADE 2019 (Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGSOFT International Workshop on Software Qualities and Their Dependencies, Tallinn, Estonia, Aug 26, 2019) 12-19, 2019. Type: Proceedings
Chatbots provide for natural language computer conversations, popularized with personal voice assistants like Siri and Alexa. Suitable architecture frameworks for building chatbots are reframed into the “hospitality” of a development p...
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