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An evaluation of the cost and performance of scientific workflows on Amazon EC2
Juve G., Deelman E., Berriman G., Berman B., Maechling P. Journal of Grid Computing 10(1): 5-21, 2020. Type: Article
Cloud computing is becoming popular for computing that requires large processing power and massive data volume. The work reported here aims to study scientific workflows on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The principal goal is to study runtime...
Sep 23 2021
Attention models in graphs: a survey
Lee J., Rossi R., Kim S., Ahmed N., Koh E. ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data 13(6): 1-25, 2019. Type: Article
Having spent some time on early attempts to bring together neural networks and symbol-oriented knowledge representation, I am intrigued by the more recent work on deep learning and knowledge graphs. While many of the approaches appear conceptually...
Sep 20 2021
Exploring advanced features in C#: enhance your code and productivity
Strauss D., Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 308 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484248-55-3), Reviews: (2 of 2)
Words like “advanced” and “expert” are vague enough to be almost meaningless. It is not unreasonable to expect, however, that a book with the word “advanced” in the title will deliver more than a general-purpose...
Sep 16 2021
Corry A., Addison-Wesley, Boston, MA, 2021. 234 pp. Type: Book (978-0-136823-36-0)
The book is a collection of antipatterns that can emerge while conducting retrospectives in agile environments. The antipatterns discussed are from the author’s experiences. The collection includes structural, planning, and people antipatter...
Sep 13 2021
Doing agile right: transformation without chaos
Rigby D., Elk S., Berez S., Harvard Business Review Press, Brighton, MA, 2020. 256 pp. Type: Book (978-1-633698-70-3)
By now most computing professionals know that, according to the 2001 Agile Manifesto, agile practitioners aim to improve software development by valuing “individuals and interactions over processes and tools,” “working software o...
Sep 10 2021
Inclusive design for a digital world: designing with accessibility in mind
Gilbert R., Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 272 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484250-15-0)
Having taught courses in user-centered design (UCD) and human-computer interaction (HCI) for over 20 years, I am familiar with both the history of the field and the methods and tools currently in use. On several occasions, I’ve also had the ...
Sep 7 2021
Intelligent systems and methods to combat Covid-19
Joshi A., Dey N., Santosh K., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 239 pp. Type: Book (978-9-811565-71-7)
The book describes intelligent systems and methods to combat Covid-19. It is composed of ten chapters....
Sep 6 2021
User friendly: how the hidden rules of design are changing the way we live, work, and play
Genesereth M., Fabricant R., MCD, New York, NY, 2019. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-0-374279-75-2)
Books that focus on a narrow topic but extend to powerful depths of detail are rare. User-friendliness is such a topic that has deeper connotations. Hence, this book is an effort to dive deep into two viewpoints of user-friendliness: “easy t...
Sep 3 2021
Creating good data: a guide to dataset structure and data representation
Foxwell H., Apress, New York, NY, 2020. 124 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484261-02-6)
The dream of all writers: to be the right person, at the right place, at the right time. Harry Foxwell hit the jackpot:...
Sep 2 2021
Dynamic spectrum allocation with maximum efficiency and fairness in interactive cognitive radio networks
Ma Z., Wang H. Wireless Personal Communications: An International Journal 64(2): 439-455, 2020. Type: Article
Cognitive radio is a promising technology to leverage the radio spectrum in a more effective way. The nature of the interactivities in cognitive radio network entities is of a manner that can be modeled by game theory ideas. In this regard, the au...
Aug 27 2021
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