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April 9, 2007

Design for emergence: experiments with a mixed reality urban playground game
Yanna Vogiazou et al. present a research study that investigates social aspects of interaction, using a game scenario. Rather than emphasizing the technical details of their implementation, the authors focus... more
Probably one of the most striking conclusions from our inquiry into the history of the universe is the fact that the main evolutionary events of physical... more
- J.G. Kemeny (1972)
Multicollective I/O: a technique for exploiting inter-file access patterns: ACM Transactions on Storage

Memik et al. propose a concept called multicollective input/output, which expands an existing technique for accessing data from multiple files in a single request. This approach has applications in... more

Design Studies (C.4...) | Apr 9 07

Tubes in PG(3, q): European Journal of Combinatorics

Projective spaces and substructures are well-studied objects in incidence geometry. In finite geometry, the projective space over the finite field of order q (GF(q)) plays a central role. Typically in this field, relations between... more

Hyperbolic Equations (G.1.8...) | Apr 9 07

Out-of-core remeshing of large polygonal meshes: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

Three-dimensional (3D) acquisition technologies (for example, 3D scanners), medical visualization, and computational simulations in science and engineering can easily produce massive surface meshes... more

Comp. Geom. & Object Modeling (I.3.5) | Apr 9 07

The next step: privacy invasions by biometrics and ICT implants: Ubiquity

It is quite interesting that as I am reviewing this article, I am also reading the novel Next by Michael Crichton. The book delves into the ethical dilemma involved in gene therapy, which parallels... more

Privacy (K.4.1...) | Apr 9 07

Evaluating the effectiveness of content-oriented XML retrieval methods: Information Retrieval

Issues related to component-based Extensible Markup Language (XML) document retrieval are discussed in this paper. The work focuses primarily on the new well-suited user behavior-based evaluation... more

Retrieval Models (H.3.3...) | Apr 6 07

Grid harvest service: a performance system of grid computing: Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing

Wu and Sun describe the design and implementation of grid harvest service (GHS), a system for performance evaluation and task scheduling of large-scale applications in shared environments. GHS is specifically... more

Distributed Systems (D.4.7...) | Apr 5 07

CompuP2P: an architecture for Internet computing using peer-to-peer networks: IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems

Peer-to-peer (P2P) networks allow peer nodes to provide services to each other. Can they be used for intensive computing applications over Internet-scale networks? CompuP2P is a P2P system... more

Distributed Systems (C.2.4) | Apr 5 07

Finding Hamiltonian paths in tournaments on clusters: Cluster Computing

This pleasant to read, clear, and well-written manuscript describes an interesting solution to a popular graph problem. The text includes a theoretical discussion of Hamiltonian paths in tournaments... more

Distributed Systems (D.4.7...) | Apr 5 07

Learning outdoor color classification: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence

A system that classifies surfaces in a scene by using explicit compensation for the effect of illumination type on color is described in this paper. Thus, an exterior scene will normally have two kinds... more

Classifier Design And Evaluation (I.5.2...) | Apr 5 07

Mental image search by Boolean composition of region categories: Multimedia Tools and Applications

The paper addresses the content-based image retrieval problem and provides a new solution for the query by image (QBI) approach when the user has no sample image. Recall... more

Search Process (H.3.3...) | Apr 5 07

COLLADA: sailing the gulf of 3D digital content creation

COLLADA is an asset description language based on Extensible Markup Language (XML) developed by a consortium of game development companies so that the tools they use can share a common way of... more
Graphics Utilities (I.3.4) | Apr 9 07

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 unleashed

Providing well-organized and clearly written guidelines for a swift switch to the latest revision of Visual Studio, this book can easily serve as a reference book that will be useful to experienced .NET software developers. Readers are forewarned that, in... more
Visual Programming (D.1.7) | Apr 9 07

An introduction to network programming with Java

The Java programming language has available--either as part of its standard distribution, or as supplementary download--a very large collection of application programming interfaces (APIs). The benefit of this is that most programming tasks... more
Network Protocols (C.2.2) | Apr 6 07

Understanding Ajax: using JavaScript to create rich Internet applications

Ajax is a hot technology for building more responsive and interactive Web applications. Ajax, which stands for asynchronous JavaScript and Extensible Markup Language (XML), is usually thought to have arrived with the advent of the interactivity of... more
Software Development (K.6.3...) | Apr 5 07

Understanding UMTS radio network modelling, planning and automated optimisation: theory and practice

There are a few books devoted to third generation (3G) radio network planning and optimization [1,2,3]. One might question the reason for another study on this issue. This book fills a gap, however: it covers additional topics of interest to network... more
Wireless Communication (C.2.1...) | Apr 5 07

Web semantics ontology

Semantic Web researchers seek to upgrade the World Wide Web to a level where content is expressed in a form that can be understood, interpreted, and used by automated software agents. The fulfillment of this promise would revolutionize the world of... more
Web-Based Services (H.3.5...) | Apr 5 07

Performance analysis of network architectures

Nowadays, network architectures are a critical part of any parallel or distributed system. An incorrect choice of the network topology connecting different processing elements will surely decrease system performance. This book by Tutsch studies... more
Network Architecture And Design (C.2.1) | Apr 4 07

Niche envy: marketing discrimination in the digital age

This book sounds an alarm and calls for action. It analyzes the media, marketing, retailing, and advertising industries in relation to American consumer. It supplies information of, knowledge of, and... more
Marketing (J.1...) | Apr 4 07

Understanding .NET (2nd ed.)

David Chappell is an experienced author and it shows in the writing style of this book. .NET is one topic that has been discussed and written about for a long time using various approaches. In spite of this, I have met many people who do not have adequate clarity... more
Microsoft .NET (H.5.3...) | Apr 4 07

Network security hacks: tips & tools for protecting your privacy

The first edition of this book appeared in 2004; the speed with which this second edition appeared is an indication of its popularity. This book is unlike many others. Here, you will not find lengthy introductions or attempts to explain everything. Instead, you... more
Security & Protection (C.2.0...) | Apr 2 07

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