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Threat Level Red: Cybersecurity Research Programs of the U.S. Government

Michael Erbschloe
July 18, 2017

There is extensive government research on cyber security science, technology, and applications. Much of this research will be transferred to the private sector to aid in product development and the improvement of protective measures against cyber warfare attacks. This research is not widely...

Shaping the Future of ICT: Trends in Information Technology, Communications Engineering, and Management

Ibrahiem M. M. El Emary, Anna Brzozowska
July 14, 2017

The International Conference on Communications, Management, and Information Technology (ICCMIT’16) provides a discussion forum for scientists, engineers, educators and students about the latest discoveries and realizations in the foundations, theory, models and applications of systems inspired on...

Software Methodologies: A Quantitative Guide

Capers Jones
July 14, 2017

This comprehensive reference uses a formal and standard evaluation technique to show the strengths and weakness of more than 60 software development methodologies such as agile, DevOps, RUP, Waterfall, TSP, XP and many more. Each methodology is applied to an application of 1000 function points...

Modeling, Evaluating, and Predicting IT Human Resources Performance

Konstantina Richter, Reiner R. Dumke
July 01, 2017

Numerous methods exist to model and analyze the different roles, responsibilities, and process levels of information technology (IT) personnel. However, most methods neglect to account for the rigorous application and evaluation of human errors and their associated risks. This book fills that need....

Fundamentals of Multicore Software Development

Victor Pankratius, Ali-Reza Adl-Tabatabai, Walter Tichy
June 30, 2017

With multicore processors now in every computer, server, and embedded device, the need for cost-effective, reliable parallel software has never been greater. By explaining key aspects of multicore programming, Fundamentals of Multicore Software Development helps software engineers understand...

Oracle Embedded Programming and Application Development

Lakshman Bulusu
June 30, 2017

Focusing on tried and true best practice techniques in cross-technology based Oracle embedded programming, this book provides authoritative guidance for improving your code compilation and execution. Geared towards IT professionals developing Oracle-based Web-enabled applications in PL/SQL, Java, C...

Energy Efficient Hardware-Software Co-Synthesis Using Reconfigurable Hardware

Jingzhao Ou, Viktor K. Prasanna
June 14, 2017

Rapid energy estimation for energy efficient applications using field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) remains a challenging research topic. Energy dissipation and efficiency have prevented the widespread use of FPGA devices in embedded systems, where energy efficiency is a key performance metric....

Mining Software Specifications: Methodologies and Applications

David Lo, Siau-Cheng Khoo, Jiawei Han, Chao Liu
June 14, 2017

An emerging topic in software engineering and data mining, specification mining tackles software maintenance and reliability issues that cost economies billions of dollars each year. The first unified reference on the subject, Mining Software Specifications: Methodologies and Applications describes...

Enterprise-Scale Agile Software Development

James Schiel
June 14, 2017

Enterprise-Scale Agile Software Development is the collective sum of knowledge accumulated during the full-scale transition of a 1400-person organization to agile development—considered the largest implementation of agile development and Scrum ever attempted anywhere in the world. Now James...

C: From Theory to Practice, Second Edition

George S. Tselikis, Nikolaos D. Tselikas
June 13, 2017

This easy-to-use, classroom-tested textbook covers the C programming language for computer science and IT students. Designed for a compulsory fundamental course, it presents the theory and principles of C. More than 500 exercises and examples of progressive difficulty aid students in understanding...

Introduction to Middleware: Web Services, Object Components, and Cloud Computing

Letha Hughes Etzkorn
June 05, 2017

"A stereotype of computer science textbooks is that they are dry, boring, and sometimes even intimidating. As a result, they turn students’ interests off from the subject matter instead of enticing them into it. This textbook is the opposite of such a stereotype. The author presents the subject...

Evolving Innovation Ecosystems: A Guide to Open Idea Transformation in the Age of Future Tech

Carol L. Stimmel
June 01, 2017

While emerging technologies create massive opportunity, especially for investors and companies that seek more adaptable forms of economic growth than currently available, value is held inert by traditional approaches, patents, and other closed systems. Yet, open data, content, and information may...