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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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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: 9780124081147
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 3/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 242
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

A. R. Hurson is currently a professor and Chair of Computer Science department at Missouri S&T. Before joining Missouri S&T, he was a professor of Computer Science and Engineering department at The Pennsylvania State University. His research for the past 30 years has been directed toward the design and analysis of general as well as special purpose computer architectures. His research has been supported by NSF, DARPA, the Department of Education, the Air Force, the Office of Naval Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NCR Corp., General Electric, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Pennsylvania State University, and Missouri S & T. He has published over 300 technical papers in areas including multidatabases, global information sharing and processing, application of mobile agent technology, object oriented databases, mobile and pervasive computing environment, sensor and ad-hoc networks, computer architecture and cache memory, parallel and distributed processing, dataflow architectures, and VLSI algorithms. Dr. Hurson served as the Guest Co-Editor of special issues of the IEEE Proceedings on Supercomputing Technology, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing on Load Balancing and Scheduling, the journal of integrated computer-aided engineering on multidatabase and interoperable systems, IEEE Transactions on Computers on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques, Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications, and Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing. He is the co-author of the IEEE Tutorials on Parallel Architectures for Database Systems, Multidatabase systems: An advanced solution for global information sharing, Parallel architectures for data/knowledge base systems, and Scheduling and Load Balancing in Parallel and Distributed Systems. He is also the guest Editor of advances in computers for Parallel, Distributed, and Pervasive Computing. Hurson is the Co-founder of the IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing (currently IPDPS) and IEEE conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications.

Professor Hurson has been active in various IEEE/ACM Conferences and has given tutorials and invited lectures for various conferences and organizations on global information sharing, database management systems, supercomputer technology, data/knowledge-based systems, dataflow processing, scheduling and load balancing, parallel computing, and Pervasive computing. He served as a member of the IEEE Computer Society Press Editorial Board, an IEEE Distinguished speaker, editor of IEEE transactions on computers, editor of Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing, and IEEE/ACM Computer Sciences Accreditation Board. Currently, he is serving as an ACM distinguished speaker, area editor CSI Journal of Computer Science and Engineering, and Co-Editor-in-Chief Advances in Computers.

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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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