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Software-Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials: Cloud, Converged, and Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft

Greg Schulz
June 14, 2017

Software-Defined Data Infrastructures Essentials provides fundamental coverage of physical, cloud, converged, and virtual server storage I/O networking technologies, trends, tools, techniques, and tradecraft skills. From webscale, software-defined, containers, database, key-value store, cloud, and...

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....

Conceptual Structures in Practice

Pascal Hitzler, Henrik Scharfe
June 14, 2017

Exploring fundamental research questions, Conceptual Structures in Practice takes you through the basic yet nontrivial task of establishing conceptual relations as the foundation for research in knowledge representation and knowledge mining. It includes contributions from leading researchers in...

Automated Physical Database Design and Tuning

Nicolas Bruno
June 14, 2017

Due to the increasing complexity in application workloads and query engines, database administrators are turning to automated tuning tools that systematically explore the space of physical design alternatives. A critical element of such tuning is physical database design since the choice of...

Vein Pattern Recognition: A Privacy-Enhancing Biometric

Chuck Wilson
June 14, 2017

As one of the most promising biometric technologies, vein pattern recognition (VPR) is quickly taking root around the world and may soon dominate applications where people focus is key. Among the reasons for VPR’s growing acceptance and use: it is more accurate than many other biometric methods, it...

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...

Introduction to Contextual Processing: Theory and Applications

Gregory Vert, S. Sitharama Iyengar, Vir V. Phoha
June 14, 2017

Develops a Comprehensive, Global Model for Contextually Based Processing SystemsA new perspective on global information systems operation Helping to advance a valuable paradigm shift in the next generation and processing of knowledge, Introduction to Contextual Processing: Theory and Applications...

Mathematical Aspects of Logic Programming Semantics

Pascal Hitzler, Anthony Seda
June 14, 2017

Covering the authors’ own state-of-the-art research results, Mathematical Aspects of Logic Programming Semantics presents a rigorous, modern account of the mathematical methods and tools required for the semantic analysis of logic programs. It significantly extends the tools and methods from...

Enabling Context-Aware Web Services: Methods, Architectures, and Technologies

Quan Z. Sheng, Jian Yu, Schahram Dustdar
June 14, 2017

With recent advances in radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, sensor networks, and enhanced Web services, the original World Wide Web is continuing its evolution into what is being called the Web of Things and Services. Such a Web will support an ultimately interactive environment where...

Get Certified: A Guide to Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies

Syed A. Ahson, Mohammad Ilyas
June 14, 2017

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society designed the IEEE wireless communication engineering technologies (WCET) certification program to address the wireless industry’s growing need for communications professionals with practical problem-solving skills...

Energy-Aware Memory Management for Embedded Multimedia Systems: A Computer-Aided Design Approach

Florin Balasa, Dhiraj K. Pradhan
June 14, 2017

Energy-Aware Memory Management for Embedded Multimedia Systems: A Computer-Aided Design Approach presents recent computer-aided design (CAD) ideas that address memory management tasks, particularly the optimization of energy consumption in the memory subsystem. It explains how to efficiently...

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...