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Infrastructural inaccessibility: tech entrepreneurs in occupied Palestine
Bjørn P., Boulus-Rødje N. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 25(5): 1-31, 2018. Type: Article
The paper describes how “tech entrepreneurs in occupied Palestine” are hindered by a lack of access to infrastructure. Particular immediate issues are identified: mobility, legal frameworks, payment gateways, and mobile Internet....
Dec 12 2018
Research and application of block chain technology in crowdsourcing platform
Peng F., Liu Y., Lu B. ICEMC 2018 (Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on E-business and Mobile Commerce, Chengdu, China, May 21-23, 2018) 1-5, 2018. Type: Proceedings
Crowdsourcing is heavily dependent on mutual trust between key stakeholders in order to succeed, and lack of trust often leads to failures. Even exclusive platforms created to support crowdsourcing haven’t been able to increase mutual trust....
Dec 11 2018
Advanced concepts for renewable energy supply of data centres
Salom J., Urbaneck T., Oró E., River Publishers, Delft, the Netherlands, 2017. 238 pp. Type: Book (978-8-793519-42-8)
Data centers are large critical infrastructure facilities devoted to the data processing, data storage, and communications needed by an ever-growing number and diversity of services; they must stay connected to the Internet backbone as well as to ...
Dec 7 2018
Words become worlds: the LIT ROOM, a literacy support tool at room-scale
Schafer G., Fullerton S., Walker I., Vijaykumar A., Green K. DIS 2018 (Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, Hong Kong, Jun 9-13, 2018) 511-522, 2018. Type: Proceedings
Different technologies may well become valuable tools for combating global childhood illiteracy. But how should cost-effective technologies be made available to help solve the digital divide and reading difficulties of kids worldwide? Schafer et a...
Dec 7 2018
SQL tester: an online SQL assessment tool and its impact
Kleerekoper A., Schofield A. ITiCSE 2018 (Proceedings of the 23rd Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Larnaca, Cyprus, Jul 2-4, 2018) 87-92, 2018. Type: Proceedings
SQL Tester is an online practice and assessment tool for structured query language (SQL). Its code is available on GitHub. Students can answer the questions in any order and make as many attempts as they want within the set time limit (typically 5...
Dec 4 2018
Network routing: algorithms, protocols, and architectures (2nd ed.)
Medhi D., Ramasamy K., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., Cambridge, MA, 2018. 1018 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128007-37-2)
Network routing is an important aspect of networks. Routing architectures, algorithms, protocols, analysis, and operational deployment are investigated in this book via a detailed approach....
Dec 4 2018
Reshaping the African Internet
Fanou R., Valera F., Francois P., Dhamdhere A. Computer Communications 113(C): 25-42, 2017. Type: Article
When the focus of one’s teaching happens to relate to a topic that one is reviewing, it is a good way to share knowledge from one field to another. I happen to be teaching a course on African government and politics this semester, and this p...
Nov 30 2018
Synthetic depth-of-field with a single-camera mobile phone
Wadhwa N., Garg R., Jacobs D., Feldman B., Kanazawa N., Carroll R., Movshovitz-Attias Y., Barron J., Pritch Y., Levoy M. ACM Transactions on Graphics 37(4): 1-13, 2018. Type: Article
In a photograph, depth-of-field is the part of the image that is sharp or focused, in contrast to other areas that are defocused or blurred. Depth-of-field can be deep (meaning the whole image is well focused) or shallow (only the main subject is ...
Nov 29 2018
Assessing and improving prediction and classification: theory and algorithms in C++
Masters T., Apress, New York, NY, 2018. 517 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484233-35-1)
There is an increased interest in machine learning (ML) in both academy and industry. One consequence is a greater demand for textbooks and other educational materials that explain the different facets of ML to a heterogeneous readership. While ma...
Nov 28 2018
The book of why: the new science of cause and effect
Pearl J., Mackenzie D., Basic Books, Inc., New York, NY, 2018. 432 pp. Type: Book (978-0-465097-60-9)
The well-known 20th century scientist J. B. S. Haldane is famously quoted as having said, “Teleology is like a mistress to a biologist: he cannot live without her, but he’s unwilling to be seen with her in public.” Haldane’...
Nov 27 2018
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