Overview

Advances in Computers remains at the forefront in presenting the new developments in the ever-changing field of information technology. Since 1960, Advances in Computers has chronicled the constantly shifting theories and methods of this technology that greatly shape our lives today.

Volume 56 presents eight chapters that describe how the software, hardware and applications of computers are changing the use of computers during the early part of the 21st century:

* Software ...

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Overview

Advances in Computers remains at the forefront in presenting the new developments in the ever-changing field of information technology. Since 1960, Advances in Computers has chronicled the constantly shifting theories and methods of this technology that greatly shape our lives today.

Volume 56 presents eight chapters that describe how the software, hardware and applications of computers are changing the use of computers during the early part of the 21st century:

* Software Evolution and the Staged Model of the Software Lifecycle

* Embedded Software

* Empirical Studies of Quality Models in Object-Oriented Systems

* Software Fault Prevention by Language Choice

* Quantum computing and communication

* Exception Handling

* Breaking the Robustness Barrier: Recent Progress on the Design of Robust Multimodal Systems

* Using Data Mining to Discover the Preferences of Computer Criminals

As the longest-running continuous serial on computers, Advances in Computers presents technologies that will affect the industry in the years to come, covering hot topics from fundamentals to applications. Additionally, readers benefit from contributions of both academic and industry professionals of the highest caliber.

Audience: Computer Science professionals, researchers, and students with particular emphasis on software engineering.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
This volume in the longest running anthology in the computer industry presents seven articles on the development of effective software and the development of complex networks needed to execute software. Early articles are in the realm of software engineering and describe various techniques needed to produce better software. Later articles are concerned with telecommunications and networking issues. Specific topics include risk management in information systems, software cost estimation, parallel computer construction outside the US, and control of information distribution and access. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Booknews
Volume 34 of this important series continues the presentation of subjects of both current and continuing interest in computer and information science, with contributors offering substantial review and tutorial articles in their areas of expertise. Included in v.34 are chapters on software reuse, multisensory computer vision, parallel computer architecture, associative memory, image databases, and paradigms for information system development. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Mandatory for academic libraries supporting computer science departments."--CHOICE

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123965196
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 7/20/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Atif M. Memon is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, where he founded and heads the Event Driven Software Lab (EDSL). Researchers at the EDSL study issues of design, development, quality assurance, and maintenance of such software applications. He designed and developed the model-based GUI testing software GUITAR, which operates on Android, iPhone, Java Swing, .NET, Java SWT, UNO, MS Windows, and web systems, and leverages a resource cloud for test automation. He has published over 90 research articles on the topic of event driven systems, software testing, and software engineering. He is the founder of the International Workshop on TESTing Techniques & Experimentation Benchmarks for Event-Driven Software (TESTBEDS). He also helped develop the workshop on Experimental Evaluation of Software and Systems in Computer Science (EVALUATE).

He is the Serial Editor of Advances in Computers, published by Elsevier. This series, since its first volume in 1960 and now the oldest series still being published, covers new developments in computer technology. He is an elected member of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation ICST, the largest conference on software testing. He serves on various editorial boards, including that of the Journal of Software Testing, Verification, and Reliability. He has served on numerous National Science Foundation panels and program committees, including ICSE, FSE, ICST, WWW, ASE, ICSM, and WCRE. He is currently serving on a National Academy of Sciences panel as an expert in the area of Computer Science and Information Technology, for the Pakistan-U.S. Science and Technology Cooperative Program, sponsored by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

He has a joint appointment in the University's Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in Computer Science in 2001, and started at the University of Maryland soon thereafter. In 2007 he was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Software at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a visiting researcher at Tata Research Development and Design Centre.

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Table of Contents

The state of artificial intelligence
Software model checking with SPIN
Early cognitive computer vision
Verification and validation and artificial intelligence
Indexing, learning and content-based retrieval for special purpose image databases
Defect analysis : basic techniques for management and learning
Function points
The role of mathematics in computer science and software engineering education
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