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Blockchains from a distributed computing perspective
Herlihy M. Communications of the ACM 62(2): 78-85, 2019. Type: Article, Reviews: (2 of 2)
Maurice Herlihy has published a book and numerous papers on distributed systems, and in particular concurrency, so he is in a very good position to judge blockchains. He has written here an excellent tutorial on blockchains from the point of view ...
Mar 18 2019
Quantitative graph theory
Dehmer M., Emmert-Streib F., Shi Y. Information Sciences 418(C): 575-580, 2017. Type: Article
In this paper, the authors provide a description of quantitative graph theory, which is a relatively new branch of graph theory. The key feature of this branch is its measurement approach to quantifying the structural information of networks. It d...
Mar 14 2019
Instantaneous frequency estimation based on synchrosqueezing wavelet transform
Jiang Q., Suter B. Signal Processing 138(C): 167-181, 2017. Type: Article
Whereas natural signals are nonlinear and nonstationary, their modeling and analysis have always been complicated tasks. The wavelet signal transform method features a more effective mechanism for the localization, analysis, approximation, and com...
Mar 8 2019
Polar codes: a non-trivial approach to channel coding
Gazi O., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 170 pp. Type: Book
Coding and information theory is at the heart of modern communication and computer technologies. Shannon’s seminal work shows that you can transmit bits on a noisy channel using code, and the probability of error can be made arbitrarily smal...
Mar 7 2019
An autotuning protocol to rapidly build autotuners
Liu J., Tan G., Luo Y., Li J., Mo Z., Sun N. ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing 5(2): 1-25, 2018. Type: Article
While autotuning has become a valuable tool for the high-performance computing (HPC) community to achieve “performance portability,” that is, the program runs on the new architecture correctly and with the expected performance, it is n...
Mar 7 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
Information Technology Infrastructure Library and the migration to cloud computing
Cardoso A., Moreira F., Escudero D. Universal Access in the Information Society 17(3): 503-515, 2018. Type: Article
AXELOS manages and develops the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). According to the AXELOS website,...
Mar 1 2019
How computer science at CMU is attracting and retaining women
Frieze C., Quesenberry J. Communications of the ACM 62(2): 23-26, 2019. Type: Article
The retirement of aging computer professionals is likely to result in an acute scarcity of experienced computer scientists unless industry and academia can attract and graduate more individuals from minority groups. How can higher learning institu...
Mar 1 2019
Crowdsourcing of sensor cloud services
Neiat A., Bouguettaya A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 116 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319915-35-7)
With the ubiquitous distribution of mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, and so on equipped with a variety of sensory and wearable devices), users are able to generate different types of real-time information related to ambient air measurements, ...
Feb 28 2019
The Internet of Things: enabling technologies, platforms, and use cases
Raj P., Raman A., CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 392 pp. Type: Book (978-1-498761-28-4)
The number of connected devices will soon be much bigger than the world population. The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the Internet at a much faster pace than ever expected, and we are experiencing only the beginning of a new trend leading u...
Feb 26 2019
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