On The Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2003: OTM 2003 Workshops

OTM Confederated International Workshops, HCI-SWWA, IPW, JTRES, WORM, WMS, and WRSM 2003, Catania, Sicily, Italy, November 3-7, 2003, Proceedings

Author: Italy) Hci-swwa (2003 Catania

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1071

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This book constitutes the joint refereed proceedings of six international workshops held as part of OTM 2003 in Catania, Sicily, Italy, in November 2003. The 80 revised full workshop papers presented together with various abstracts and summaries were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 170 submissions. In accordance with the workshops, the papers are organized in topical main sections on industrial issues, human computer interface for the semantic Web and Web applications, Java technologies for real-time and embedded systems, regulatory ontologies and the modelling of complaint regulations, metadata for security, and reliable and secure middleware.

Asynchronous Digital Circuit Design

Author: Graham Birtwistle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Mathematics

Page: 265

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As the costs of power and timing become increasingly difficult to manage in traditional synchronous systems, designers are being forced to look at asynchronous alternatives. Based on reworked and expanded papers from the VII Banff Higher Order Workshop, this volume examines asynchronous methods which have been used in large circuit design, ranging from initial formal specification to more standard finite state machine based control models. Written by leading practitioners in the area, the papers cover many aspects of current practice including practical design, silicon compilation, and applications of formal specification. It also includes a state-of-the-art survey of asynchronous hardware design. The resulting volume will be invaluable to anyone interested in designing correct asynchronous circuits which exhibit high performance or low power operation.

Flexible and Wearable Electronics for Smart Clothing

Author: Gang Wang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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Provides the state-of-the-art on wearable technology for smart clothing The book gives a coherent overview of recent development on flexible electronics for smart clothing with emphasis on wearability and durability of the materials and devices. It offers detailed information on the basic functional components of the flexible and wearable electronics including sensing, systems-on-a-chip, interacting, and energy, as well as the integrating and connecting of electronics into textile form. It also provides insights into the compatibility and integration of functional materials, electronics, and the clothing technology. Flexible and Wearable Electronics for Smart Clothing offers comprehensive coverage of the technology in four parts. The first part discusses wearable organic nano-sensors, stimuli-responsive electronic skins, and flexible thermoelectrics and thermoelectric textiles. The next part examines textile triboelectric nanogenerators for energy harvesting, flexible and wearable solar cells and supercapacitors, and flexible and wearable lithium-ion batteries. Thermal and humid management for next-generation textiles, functionalization of fiber materials for washable smart wearable textiles, and flexible microfluidics for wearable electronics are covered in the next section. The last part introduces readers to piezoelectric materials and devices based flexible bio-integrated electronics, printed electronics for smart clothes, and the materials and processes for stretchable and wearable e-textile devices. -Presents the most recent developments in wearable technology such as wearable nanosensors, logic circuit, artificial intelligence, energy harvesting, and wireless communication -Covers the flexible and wearable electronics as essential functional components for smart clothing from sensing, systems-on-a-chip, interacting, energy to the integrating and connecting of electronics -Of high interest to a large and interdisciplinary target group, including materials scientists, textile chemists, and electronic engineers in academia and industry Flexible and Wearable Electronics for Smart Clothing will appeal to materials scientists, textile industry professionals, textile engineers, electronics engineers, and sensor developers.

Asynchronous Circuit Design

Author: Chris J. Myers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 424

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With asynchronous circuit design becoming a powerful tool in thedevelopment of new digital systems, circuit designers are expectedto have asynchronous design skills and be able to leverage them toreduce power consumption and increase system speed. This book walksreaders through all of the different methodologies of asynchronouscircuit design, emphasizing practical techniques and real-worldapplications instead of theoretical simulation. The only guide ofits kind, it also features an ftp site complete with supportmaterials. Market: Electrical Engineers, Computer Scientists, DeviceDesigners, and Developers in industry. An Instructor Support FTP site is available from the Wileyeditorial department.

Cyanidioschyzon merolae

A New Model Eukaryote for Cell and Organelle Biology

Author: Tsuneyoshi Kuroiwa

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Science

Page: 365

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This comprehensive book highlights the importance of Cyanidioschyzon merolae (C. merolae), an ultrasmall unicellular red alga, as a model eukaryote organism. The chapters introduce recent studies on C. merolae, from culture, synchronization and isolation methods of nucleic acids, proteins and organelles for molecular biological and cytological analyses, as well as its application in genetic engineering of environmental-stress-tolerant crops and oil production. In addition to discussing recent advances based on the complete genome information and molecular biological techniques such as genetic modifications and bioinformatics, the book includes visualization aids demonstrating that both classical and recent imaging techniques of fluorescent and electron microscopy can be applied to analyses of C. merolae. This publication offers a definitive resource for both beginners and professionals studying C. merolae, particularly in the field of molecular biology, evolutionary biology, morphology, biochemistry and cell biology, as well as those interested in its applications in medical sciences and agriculture.

Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing

22nd International Workshop, LCPC 2009, Newark, DE, USA, October 8-10, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Guang R. Gao

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Computers

Page: 426

View: 958

Itisourpleasuretopresentthepapersacceptedforthe22ndInternationalWo- shop on Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing held during October 8–10 2009 in Newark Delaware, USA. Since 1986, LCPC has became a valuable venueforresearchersto reportonworkinthegeneralareaofparallelcomputing, high-performance computer architecture and compilers. LCPC 2009 continued this tradition and in particular extended the area of interest to new parallel computing accelerators such as the IBM Cell Processor and Graphic Processing Unit (GPU). This year we received 52 submissions from 15 countries. Each submission receivedatleastthreereviewsandmosthadfour.ThePCalsosoughtadditional externalreviewsforcontentiouspapers.ThePCheldanall-dayphoneconference on August 24 to discuss the papers. PC members who had a con?ict of interest were asked to leave the call temporarily when the corresponding papers were discussed. From the 52 submissions, the PC selected 25 full papers and 5 short paperstobeincludedintheworkshopproceeding,representinga58%acceptance rate. We were fortunate to have three keynote speeches, a panel discussion and a tutorial in this year’s workshop. First, Thomas Sterling, Professor of Computer Science at Louisiana State University, gave a keynote talk titled “HPC in Phase Change: Towards a New Parallel Execution Model.” Sterling argued that a new multi-dimensional research thrust was required to realize the design goals with regard to power, complexity, clock rate and reliability in the new parallel c- puter systems.ParalleX,anexploratoryexecutionmodeldevelopedbySterling’s group was introduced to guide the co-design of new architectures, programming methods and system software.

Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems XLVIII

Special Issue In Memory of Univ. Prof. Dr. Roland Wagner

Author: Abdelkader Hameurlain

Publisher: Springer Nature

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Category: Computers

Page: 197

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The LNCS journal Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems focuses on data management, knowledge discovery, and knowledge processing, which are core and hot topics in computer science. Since the 1990s, the Internet has become the main driving force behind application development in all domains. An increase in the demand for resource sharing (e.g., computing resources, services, metadata, data sources) across different sites connected through networks has led to an evolution of data- and knowledge management systems from centralized systems to decentralized systems enabling large-scale distributed applications providing high scalability. This, the 48th issue of Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems, contains 8 invited papers dedicated to the memory of Prof. Dr. Roland Wagner. The topics covered include distributed database systems, NewSQL, scalable transaction management, strong consistency, caches, data warehouse, ETL, reinforcement learning, stochastic approximation, multi-agent systems, ontology, model-driven development, organisational modelling, digital government, new institutional economics and data governance.

Communication and Agreement Abstractions for Fault-Tolerant Asynchronous Distributed Systems

Author: Michel Raynal

Publisher: Springer Nature

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Category: Computers

Page: 251

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Understanding distributed computing is not an easy task. This is due to the many facets of uncertainty one has to cope with and master in order to produce correct distributed software. Considering the uncertainty created by asynchrony and process crash failures in the context of message-passing systems, the book focuses on the main abstractions that one has to understand and master in order to be able to produce software with guaranteed properties. These fundamental abstractions are communication abstractions that allow the processes to communicate consistently (namely the register abstraction and the reliable broadcast abstraction), and the consensus agreement abstractions that allows them to cooperate despite failures. As they give a precise meaning to the words "communicate" and "agree" despite asynchrony and failures, these abstractions allow distributed programs to be designed with properties that can be stated and proved. Impossibility results are associated with these abstractions. Hence, in order to circumvent these impossibilities, the book relies on the failure detector approach, and, consequently, that approach to fault-tolerance is central to the book. Table of Contents: List of Figures / The Atomic Register Abstraction / Implementing an Atomic Register in a Crash-Prone Asynchronous System / The Uniform Reliable Broadcast Abstraction / Uniform Reliable Broadcast Abstraction Despite Unreliable Channels / The Consensus Abstraction / Consensus Algorithms for Asynchronous Systems Enriched with Various Failure Detectors / Constructing Failure Detectors

Asynchronous Geographic Logical Volume Mirroringm Best Practices for Cloud Deployment

Author: Dino Quintero

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

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Category: Computers

Page: 72

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This IBM® RedpaperTM publication describes IBM Geographic Logical Volume Manager (GLVM) for data mirroring in cloud deployments. Asynchronous GLVM provides IBM AIX® based mirroring of data across distance over networks. It is highly recommended that Asynchronous GLVM be deployed with PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Enterprise Edition. PowerHA® SystemMirror® provides robust workload stack HA management, handles many errors in the environment, and helps recover Asynchronous GLVM better. PowerHA SystemMirror also provides interfaces for easy setup of Asynchronous GLVM and disk management. This IBM Redpaper publication provides guidelines in relation to GLVM deployments for private or public clouds. This publication is intended to help with the requirements to configure and implement GLVM for cloud configurations. This paper addresses topics for IT architects, IT specialists, sellers and anyone who wants to implement and manage high availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) in the cloud. The publication also provides documentation to transfer the how-to skills to the technical teams, and solution guidance to the sales team. This paper compliments the documentation that is available at the IBM Documentation web page and aligns with the educational materials that are provided by IBM Systems Technical Education.