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Guide to Pairing-Based Cryptography

Nadia El Mrabet, Marc Joye
December 08, 2016

This book is devoted to efficient pairing computations and implementations, useful tools for cryptographers working on topics like identity-based cryptography and the simplification of existing protocols like signature schemes. As well as exploring the basic mathematical background of finite...

Speed, Data, and Ecosystems: Excelling in a Software-Driven World

Jan Bosch
December 08, 2016

As software R&D investment increases, the benefits from short feedback cycles using technologies such as continuous deployment, experimentation-based development, and multidisciplinary teams require a fundamentally different strategy and process. This book will cover the three overall...

Disk-Based Algorithms for Big Data

Christopher G. Healey
December 07, 2016

Disk-Based Algorithms for Big Data is a product of recent advances in the areas of big data, data analytics, and the underlying file systems and data management algorithms used to support the storage and analysis of massive data collections. The book discusses hard disks and their impact on data...

Project Management in Extreme Situations: Lessons from Polar Expeditions, Military and Rescue Operations, and Wilderness Exploration

Monique Aubry, Pascal Lievre
December 06, 2016

The growing complexity of projects today, as well as the uncertainty inherent in innovative projects, is making obsolete traditional project management practices and procedures, which are based on the notion that much about a project is known at its start. The current high level of change and...

Information Science and Electronic Engineering: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Electronic Engineering and Information Science (ICEEIS 2016), January 4-5, 2016, Harbin, China

Dongxing Wang
December 06, 2016

Information Science and Electronic Engineering is a collection of contributions drawn from the International Conference of Electronic Engineering and Information Science (ICEEIS 2016) held January 4-5, 2016 in Harbin, China. The papers in this proceedings volume cover various topics, including:-...

Big Data Computing: A Guide for Business and Technology Managers

Vivek Kale
December 01, 2016

This book unravels the mystery of Big Data computing and its power to transform business operations. The approach it uses will be helpful to any professional who must present a case for realizing Big Data computing solutions or to those who could be involved in a Big Data computing project. It...

Computer Architecture: Fundamentals and Principles of Computer Design, Second Edition

Joseph D. Dumas II
December 01, 2016

Not only does almost everyone in the civilized world use a personal computer, smartphone, and/or tablet on a daily basis to communicate with others and access information, but virtually every other modern appliance, vehicle, or other device has one or more computers embedded inside it. One cannot...

Mobile Crowdsensing

Cristian Borcea, Manoop Talasila, Reza Curtmola
November 23, 2016

Mobile crowdsensing is a technology that allows large scale, cost-effective sensing of the physical world. In mobile crowdsensing, mobile personal devices such as smart phones or smart watches come equipped with a variety of sensors that can be leveraged to collect data related to environment,...

Internal Audit Practice from A to Z

Patrick Onwura Nzechukwu
November 22, 2016

This book addresses the practice of internal auditing using GAAS (Generally Accepted Auditing Standards), GAGAS (Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards) and International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) as enunciated by the IIA. Unique in that it...

Sport Business Analytics: Using Data to Increase Revenue and Improve Operational Efficiency

C. Keith Harrison, Scott Bukstein
November 21, 2016

Developing and implementing a systematic analytics strategy can result in a sustainable competitive advantage within the sport business industry. This timely and relevant book provides practical strategies to collect data and then convert that data into meaningful, value-added information and...

Culture Matters: Decision-Making in Global Virtual Teams

Norhayati Zakaria
November 18, 2016

Global virtual teams (GVTs) have evolved as a common work structure in multinational corporations due to their efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The cultural differences can produce great benefits in terms of perspective, creativity, and innovation, but can also exacerbate interpersonal...

Protecting Mobile Networks and Devices: Challenges and Solutions

Weizhi Meng, Xiapu Luo, Steven Furnell, Jianying Zhou
November 17, 2016

This book gathers and analyzes the latest attacks, solutions, and trends in mobile networks. Its broad scope covers attacks and solutions related to mobile networks, mobile phone security, and wireless security. It examines the previous and emerging attacks and solutions in the mobile networking...

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