Reed Elsevier

Displaying 1-40 of 909 results

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    T-CREST: Time-Predictable Multi-Core Architecture for Embedded Systems

    Real-time systems need time-predictable platforms to allow static analysis of the Worst-Case Execution Time (WCET). Standard multi-core processors are optimized for the average case and are hardly analyzable. Within the T-CREST project the authors propose novel solutions for time-predictable multi-core architectures that are optimized for the WCET instead of the...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Dataflow Formalisation of Real-Time Streaming Applications on a Composable and Predictable Multi-Processor SOC

    Embedded systems often contain multiple applications, some of which have real-time requirements and whose performance must be guaranteed. To efficiently execute applications, modern embedded systems contain Globally Asynchronous Locally Synchronous (GALS) processors, network on chip, DRAM (Dynamic Random-Access Memory) and SRAM (Static Random-Access Memory) memories and system software, e.g. microkernel...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Characterization of the Windows Kernel Version Variability for Accurate Memory Analysis

    Memory analysis is an established technique for malware analysis and is increasingly used for incident response. However, in most incident response situations, the responder often has no control over the precise version of the operating system that must be responded to. It is therefore critical to ensure that memory analysis...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Effect of Data Pre-Processing on Optimized Training of Artificial Neural Networks

    Recently, the popularity of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) is increasing since its capacity to model very complex problems in the area of machine learning, data mining and pattern recognition. Improving training efficacy of ANN based algorithm is a dynamic area of research and several papers have been reviewed in the...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Exploration on Building the Campus Information Center for Cloud Computing

    Recently, the popularity of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) is increasing since its capacity to model very complex problems in the area of machine learning, data mining and pattern recognition. Improving training efficacy of ANN based algorithm is a dynamic area of research and several papers have been reviewed in the...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Multi Core SSL/TLS Security Processor Architecture Prototype Design with Automated Preferential Algorithm in FPGA

    In this paper, a pipelined architecture of a high speed Network Security Processor (NSP) for SSL/TLS protocol is implemented on a System-on-Chip (SoC) where hardware information of all encryption, hashing and key exchange algorithms are stored in flash memory in terms of bit files, in contrary to related works where...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Comparison of High Level FPGA Hardware Design for Solving Tri-Diagonal Linear Systems

    Reconfigurable computing devices can increase the performance of compute intensive algorithms by implementing application specific co-processor architectures. The power cost for this performance gain is often an order of magnitude less than that of modern CPUs and GPUs. Exploiting the potential of reconfigurable devices such as Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Using Quantum Key Distribution for Cryptographic Purposes: Asurvey

    "The appealing feature of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), from a cryptographic viewpoint, is the ability to prove the Information-Theoretic Security (ITS) of the established keys. As a key establishment primitive, QKD however does not provide a standalone security service in its own: the secret keys established by QKD are in...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Rank B2C e-Commerce Websites in e-Alliance Based on AHP and Fuzzy TOPSIS

    E-alliance is the union of e-commerce and its success and efficiency is related to comprehensive quality of e-commerce. Thus, ranking e-commerce websites in e-alliance is of importance, which is a Multi-Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM) problem. This paper proposes an evaluation model based on Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), fuzzy sets and Technique...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Quality Management of B2C e-Commerce Service Based on Human Factors Engineering

    In this paper, the authors investigate Business-To-Customer (B2C) electronic commerce services from a quality management perspective. They propose a novel quality management approach that is based on human factors engineering to manage e-commerce service quality and operate according to customer needs. First, they screen credible quality requirements and determine their...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    The Effects of Personality Traits and Website Quality on Online Impulse Buying

    Depending on the improvements of information technology e-commerce and e-marketing have become very important concepts, making online shopping very popular. As a result of the proliferation of e-commerce and online shopping, "Online impulse buying" has become an emerging phenomenon. Taking the lack of studies on online impulse buying into consideration...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Measuring the Impact of JellyFish Attack on the Performance of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Using AODV Protocol

    "MANETs are susceptible to various attacks. Out of which Denial of Service (DoS) are most dangerous and very difficult to detect and defend. Jellyfish is a new DoS attack categorized as JF reorder attack, JF periodic dropping attack and JF Delay variance attack. In JF delay variance attack, a JF...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Design of High Speed Reconfigurable Coprocessor for Next Generation Scrambler and De-Scrambler System

    In this paper, the authors present the high speed Reconfigurable Co-processor for scrambler and de-scrambler system. In a communication system more number of data will be transmitted through a media that transmitted data will be more secure and authenticated. with the help of scrambler device a some unknown data to...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    A Framework for Evaluating Web Service Based on Threat Patterns

    "The authors present a new methodology for web service to address the security issues and proposed a new computation technique which optimizes complex problem into smaller sub problems that can be solved more efficiently. In this paper, they present a study on vulnerability scanners to detect security vulnerabilities in publicly...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Dynamic Clustering to Detect Malicious Nodes in Wireless Sensor Network

    "Wireless sensor networks are vulnerable to many types of attacks that disturb the normal behavior of the network. These attacks occur because of the presence of malicious nodes in the network that advertise false information among the nodes and disrupt normal operations of the network. This paper proposes a mechanism...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Approaches to Parallelization of NLP Tasks in a Search System

    "The large web expanding every moment poses at least three important challenges - scale (processing of enormous amounts of data), processing speed, and relevance (ability to extract relevant information). Research in information extraction and search systems strive to handle one or more of these challenges. A key element in all...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    A Comprehensive Analysis of Requirement Engineering Approaches in a Data Warehouse Environment

    "Data warehouses contain vast amount of data generated from different sources. In order to maintain data in the data warehouse according to the organization some designing approaches are important. In data warehouse systems, Requirement Engineering (RE) is a crucial part of the software development process. Requirement engineering is a sub...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Adopting Dendritic Cell Algorithm to Conform a Hybrid Intrusion Detection System

    Artificial Immune System (AIS) is applied to hybrid Intrusion Detection System (IDS). A hybrid IDS is inspired by the concept of danger theory of human immune system is proposed in this paper and works for both host as well as network. The idea behind this hybrid IDS is based on...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Template-Based Human Detection and Feature-Based Tracking

    "Automatic video surveillance is seeing widespread use in the remote monitoring of people. When the authors are dealing with automatic video surveillance, classification of detected objects and tracking them are the most crucial processes. This paper proposes a human tracking system for static background, which first classifies all incoming objects...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Video Surveillance System for Security Applications

    "Computer Vision (CV), or image understanding, seeks to replace human interpretation with computer-based interpretation. Computer Vision deals with the automatic analysis, reconstruction, and recognition of objects in a scene from one or more images. Basically a video surveillance system deals with detection of unusual motion. The efficiency of video surveillance...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Evolvable Hardware: A Synthesis and Analysis Using Different Evolutionary Strategies

    In this paper, Cartesian genetic algorithm with evolutionary strategies are used to synthesize digital circuits like full adder and 2 bit multiplier, constructed with only universal gates. The fitness function and different crossover techniques are also such used that minimum gates are utilized. The Genetic Algorithms (GA) with evolutionary strategies...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Cryptanalysis of a Chaotic Neural Network Based Chaotic Cipher

    "The rapid development of multimedia and network technology has promoted the use of digital images and videos being transmitted over internet and wireless network more and more frequently. So the security of digital images and videos is needed in many applications. Recently a triple key encryption method based on logistic...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Security Solution to Protect SCADA Systems from Cyber Attacks

    "Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, control and monitor utility infrastructure, such as electricity, gas, water etc, which happen to be part of critical infrastructure. Existing SCADA systems were originally designed for reliability. Initial SCADA systems used proprietary protocols like Modbus, DNP3 to access sensed data and initiate supervisory...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    End-to-End QoS Mapping Between UMTS and WiMAX in Loose Coupling Heterogeneous Wireless Network

    "One of the main objectives of Heterogeneous Wireless Access Networks (HWANs) is to integrate the different wireless access technologies, such as UMTS, WiMAX and WLAN, with a common IP-based network in order to offer mobile users continuous and unified service in a transparent way. However, one of the major issues...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Object Oriented Approach to Anatomy of Intrusion Detection System

    "Now-a-days intrusions become more increased in individual systems, so activities in a system must be observed by scanning and it must be saved for future use. If any discrepancy is found from observed behavior then a report must be generated to help red teams. The central idea of the authors'...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Congestion Control for Computer Networks Using Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED)

    "Computer network is a set of computers and hardware components linked together to communicate with each other. Congestion in networks occurs when at any node there is more data traffic than the outgoing link capacity. Effects of congestion are packet delay, packet drop, reduced system throughput and degraded quality of...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Augmenting Naïve Bayes Classifier With Domain Knowledge in Detecting Malware

    "Malicious software attacks on the Internet are on the rise in both frequency and sophistication. The use of Naïve Bayes technique has been shown to be capable to detect malware. This paper proposes the usage of domain knowledge in the algorithm to improve detection accuracy. The domain knowledge consists of...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Enhanced Security Framework for Cloud Computing

    "Cloud computing provides large scale pool of resources, wide access, dynamicity, cost effective solution for storage. Public, private and hybrid deployment models exist for cloud computing along with various service models like integration as service, database as service, and security as service. Though cloud computing is being adopted as the...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Impact of MAC Protocol Over the Performance of Routing Protocol in MANET

    "MANET is an unstructured network formed dynamically between a set of mobile nodes. Routing is a challenge for this network due to its dynamic topology as well as resource constraints. Many routing and MAC layer protocols have been proposed in the network history and most of the researches are under...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Mobile Ad Hoc Network Research Areas : A Step Ahead

    "A Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs) is a collection of mobile nodes that dynamically self organize in a wireless network without using any preexisting infrastructure. In a MANET, the applications are typically ""Peer-to-peer"" rather than ""Client-server"". In a mobile ad hoc network, nodes move arbitrarily; therefore the network may experience rapid...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    TCP-P: A New Approach in Wireless Environment to Solve Issues Currently TCP Facing

    "TCP is a reliable end-to-end protocol for transporting applications. TCP was originally designed for wired links where the bit error rate is really low and the authors assume that packet losses are due to congestion in the network. But TCP performance in wireless networks suffers from some significant issues like...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Secure Authentication Key Agreement Protocol for Long Term Evolution - Advanced

    "The Authentication and Key Agreement (AKA) protocol for Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) which is proposed to solve the vulnerabilities found in previous communication systems such as 2G and 3G systems. They still contain the vulnerabilities like redirection and man-in-the-middle attack. They gave way to the eavesdroppers to utilize and misuse...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Stability History Based Route Selection Using K-Means Clustering in Mobile Adhoc Networks

    "In Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs) there is no fixed communication infrastructure, so it allows more flexible model of communication than traditional networks. For any active connection in such a networks, the end hosts as well as the intermediate nodes, which relay the information, can be mobile. Because of this dynamic...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Optimized

    "A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile nodes in which different routing protocols are used to form the communication network. So, far there are numerous routing protocols are discovered in which AODV performs superior than all. Ad-hoc network suffer from the bunch of issues in which...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Reduction Fuzzy Data Set Based on Rough Accuracy Measure

    "Attribute reduction is very important in rough set because it used to simplify the induced decision rules without reducing the classification accuracy. In rough set theory, a reduct is generally defined as a minimal subset of attributes that can classify the same domain of objects as unambiguously as the original...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    A Comprehensive Study of Requirements for Network Applications and Routing Protocols Providing Resources in Vehicular AD HOC Networks

    "Vehicular ad hoc networks are special form of mobile ad hoc networks which have more dynamic topology than MANETs but the nodes move in a preordered fashion. Due to the high mobility and complex dynamics in real vehicular traffic flow, reliable streaming of data over vehicular ad hoc networks is...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Prediction of Peak Ground Acceleration (PGA) Using Artificial Neural Networks

    "In this paper, the probable range of the horizontal component of Peak Ground Acceleration (PGA) is predicted as a function of focal depth, earthquake magnitude and epicentral distance, using Artificial Neural Network (ANN). Three different ANN architectures (namely feed forward, back propagation and radial bias networks) are used to develop...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Classification and Analysis on Routing Nodes in MANET Using Fuzzy Proximity Relation With Ordering and Formal Concept Analysis

    "Routing information plays a vital role in Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET). In MANET, each node maintains routing information that assists the routing process. Routing nodes and their routing attributes are essential in determining the performance of MANET. Thus, it is necessary to obtain knowledge on routing nodes and their attributes....

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    An Application of Hybrid ACL Approach in Cloud Environment

    "Cloud computing is a revolutionary way of representation of services to its end users. Main characteristic of cloud environment is a separation between data owner and data user. Due to this separation, data owner is totally unaware about the status of its data plus total number of access performed on...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    "A New Approach of Intrusion Detection System Using Clustering, Classification and Decision Table"

    "Intrusion Detection System (IDS) plays an important role to achieve higher security in finding or detecting malicious activities over network based as well as host based system for a couple of years. There are different types of intrusion detection system and anomaly intrusion detection is one of them. Currently this...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Jan 2003

    Brainstorming Your Way to a Winning Case Strategy

    Complexity obstructs effective thinking. They involve dozens of witnesses and organizations, hundreds of critical facts, and hundreds, if not thousands, of documents. Brainstorming sessions can help one deal with case complexity problems. Early in case preparation, brainstorming helps one flesh out the critical factual disputes and set goals for discovery....

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Jan 2003

    It?s Not Just About Injunctions Anymore: An Overview of Money Damages in Intellectual Property Litigation

    Litigation involving intellectual property (?IP?) is one of the fastest growing areas of litigation in the U.S. Based on federal court statistics, more than 7,700 patent, trademark, and copyright cases were be filed in the U.S. in 1999. This represents an increase of nearly 300% over the reported filings in...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Jul 2003

    A Good Samaritan is Hard to Find

    In Atcovitz v. Gulph Mills Tennis Club, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant, a tennis club, holding that the club did not owe a duty to carry an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Jul 2003

    Charging Plan Expenses to Participants

    Administering a qualified plan can be costly. As a way to minimize costs, plan administrators often try to shift some of the costs to plan participants. While ERISA precludes certain types of expenses from being charged back to participants, all other expenses can be charged to participants. With regard to...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // May 2003

    AIMR Trade Management (Best Execution) Guidelines

    This alert summarizes the final Guidelines as well as the significant changes that were made to the proposed Guidelines as a result of the comments received.

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Oct 2003

    An All-Star Team

    Because Foley & Lardner serves as outside counsel to Major League Baseball (MLB), the assumption might be that the firm's lead counsel, Mary Kay Braza, is a pinch hitter called on to get the key hit when MLB needs help but otherwise sits on the bench. While that might be...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Jan 2003

    Valuation Effects of Bank Financing in Acquisitions

    In a sample of 115 cash tender offers between 1990 and 1996, banks extend financingin 70% of the tender offers and finance the entire tender offer in half of these takeovers. Bank financing of tender offers is more likely when internal cash reserves are low. Acquisitions that are entirely financed...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Jan 2003

    Am I My Company?s Alter Ego? Theories Of Alternative Liability For Debts To The Medicare Program

    This article is about the government?s focus on recovering improperly paid Medicare funds which has emphasized the use of the civil False Claims Act statute and (with less frequency) criminal statutes relating to false claims and statements. The reported cases included in the article are important because they confirm the...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • Case Studies // Jul 2003

    Admissibility of Social Security and Workers' Compensation Payments Associated with Prior Accidents

    You are defending a typical automobile accident case. The plaintiff claims to have sustained injuries to his neck, upper back, lower back, and leg. The injuries are primarily soft tissue. Through discovery or investigation, you learn that the plaintiff sustained a back injury in a workplace accident several years before...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Jan 2003

    Inheriting Contaminated Property: A Blessing Or A Curse?

    Too often, even seemingly ?clean? commercial properties have some environmental concerns. Moreover, because environmental laws have only been around for a few decades, the longer ago the property was being used for commercial purposes, the more likely it may be that it is contaminated. The question this article tries to...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Mar 2003

    Conducting a Sales Forecasting Audit

    Continuous improvement in sales forecasting is a worthy goal for any organization. This paper describes a methodology for conducting a sales forecasting audit, the goal of which is to help a company understand the status of its sales forecasting processes and identify ways to improve those processes. The methodology described...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Apr 2005

    HR Drives Winning Formula

    Most engineers jump at the chance to work in the automotive industry. It is an opportunity to push their skills to the limit, as today's top-of-the-range cars use leading edge technology. This is particularly true in motor sports, where cars are required to perform at the highest level under extreme...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Jun 2004

    The Effect of Multi-Purpose Shopping on Pricing and Location Strategy for Grocery Stores

    Though it is a well-accepted fact that consumers indulge in multi-purpose shopping, most previous models of store choice assume that grocery shopping trips are single-purpose trips. This paper provides the first empirical analysis of multi-purpose shopping using data on actual shopping trips. A latent class factor analytic logit model is...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Nov 2004

    Deciding When to Switch Tasks in Time - Critical Multitasking

    While cognitive modeling has begun to make good progress in accounting for human multitasking behavior, current models typically focus on externally-driven task switching in laboratory-task settings. In contrast, many real-world complex tasks, particularly time-critical ones, involve internally-driven multitasking in which people themselves decide when to switch between tasks. This paper...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Feb 2002

    A Comparative Study on Aseismic Performances of Base Isolation Systems for Multi-Span Continuous Bridge

    The recommended ranges of the design parameters are presented in this study. The design parameters such as the first natural period of the isolated bridge and the friction coefficient of the bearing are determined by the reciprocal relationship between the peak deck displacement and the peak overturning moment of the...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Feb 2001

    Volumetric Quantification of Brain Swelling After Hypobaric Hypoxia Exposure

    Conventional qualitative interpretation of two-dimensional cross-sectional MR images gives information about the localization and extension of edematous tissue in patients with brain edema. Changes in adjacent brain slices allow an approximate evaluation of the brain volume. Other approaches in characterization of brain edema are T2 mapping, diffusion weighted imaging, or...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Dec 2003

    An fMRI Study of Semantic Processing in Men With Schizophrenia

    As a means toward understanding the neural bases of schizophrenic thought disturbance, we examined brain activation patterns in response to semantically and superficially encoded words in patients with schizophrenia. Nine male schizophrenic and 9 male control subjects were tested in a visual levels of processing (LOP) task first outside the...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Feb 2004

    Organic Matter Adsorption on Montmorillonite Pillared b an Organophile Complex for Tangential Microfiltration Through a Zro2-Tio2 Inorganic Membrane

    Adsorption of organic matter (humic and fulvic acids) at 10 mg/l onto a montmorillonite combined pillared by ABPC and a cationic surface-active CTAB turns out to be comparable and even better than adsorption onto an active carbon under the same conditions. The efficiency reaches levels of 95%. On the other...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Apr 2002

    New Advances in Polymer/ Layered Silicate Nanocomposites

    This review discusses some recent advances in polymer silicate Nan composites. In particular, we highlight the properties of specific Nan composites while emphasizing the lack of properties trade-offs in these systems. The paper also presents in detail the work on the structure and dynamics of the polymer/ nanofiller interface and...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Sep 2003

    Synthesis of Polysiloxane-Imide Membranes -Application to the Extraction of Organics From Water Mixtures

    The synthesis of new copolysiloxane-imide polymers was carried out from a, w-dimethylsiloxane oligomers and aromatic di-anhydrides (PMDA and 6FDA) to obtain soluble siloxane-imide based polymers (PSI) endowed both with organophile properties and good physical membrane properties. Synthesized PSI block copolymers had high weight contents of siloxane residue varying from 70...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Oct 2002

    Effects of Condylar Fibro-Cartilage on the Biomechanical Loading of the Human Temporomandibular Joint in a Three-Dimensional, Nonlinear Finite Element Model

    The present study was undertaken to test a hypothesis that the addition of articular fibro cartilage in the condyle of the temporomandibular joint reduces three-dimensional stress distribution in the condyle, the disc and articular eminence. A three-dimensional, nonlinear finite-element model was developed for analysis of joint loading before and after...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Feb 2001

    Saving of Energy and Cost in Seawater Desalination With Speed Controlled Pumps

    The paper describes for RO, MSF and MED plants the technical arrangement possibilities for speed control systems for small and large pumps and compares the energy consumption with conventional arrangements. It is demonstrated that for RO high pressure pumps speed control results always into an overall cost saving and for...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // May 2002

    Development of a Self-Consolidating Engineered Cementitious Composite Employing Electrosteric Dispersion/Stabilization

    A self-consolidating engineered cementitious composite (ECC) reinforced with hydrophobic polyethylene fibers has been developed by combining micromechanics based design and rheological design, in a compatible manner. The previously developed micromechanics based design selects material ingredients for tensile ductility in the hardened state. The rheological design, which the focus in this...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Sep 2001

    Discussion of Empirical Research on Accounting Choice

    This discussion considers four aspects of the survey paper on empirical accounting choice research: selection of an expansive definition of accounting choice and their decision to classify this research by managerial motives; decision to include implementation decisions in their definition of accounting choice; call for research on the consequences of...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Securing Your Data Against the Latest Multi-Vectored Security Threats

    Data leaks, losses and thefts are now firmly on the boardroom agenda Why? Because organizations are being embarrassed, sued and even put out of business because of this serious security issue. This webcast can help the organization from becoming another victim. Research shows that 62% of fraud is committed by...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Cloud Security - New Threats on the Horizon

    Cloud computing means a range of different things to different people, but one thing that people are agreed on, and that is the need for cloud security. This webcast will explain why most organisations need to re-engineer their existing IT security infrastructure before adding the benefits of cloud computing to...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    The Security Implications of Web 2.0

    There can be no doubt - the collaborative benefits of Web 2.0technologies have fueled rapid growth in online consumer markets and now are being adopted by businesses worldwide. But, just as Web 2.0 brings new and significant advantages to the business table, so there are new and highly threatening security...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Implementing Least-Privilege Security Management in Complex Linux and UNIX Environments

    o Virtually all government and private security regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the Payment Card Industry's Data Security Standard, have a few common requirements: that access to sensitive data and servers be granted only to those whose job function requires it, and that those individuals are granted only the privileges...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Protecting Your Critical Data on a Budget

    The threats that organisation now faces have grown significantly more dangerous in recent times. At the same time, the mobility of the workforce - complete with their laptops, netbooks, handhelds and smartphones - has soared. It's against this backdrop that now there is need to defend against a rising level...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    Addressing the Unique IT Security Risks Posed by the Virtual Data Center

    According to a recent report, 93 per cent of organizations are deploying server virtualization, and companies typically have virtualized 40 per cent of their application workload. This growing ubiquity and the ability for business-critical guest systems to proliferate and seamlessly move - as well as migrate - across a data...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • Webcasts // Aug 2009

    Implementing Effective End-Point Security and Data Encryption in the Modern IT Environment

    The IT security world has changed. Web 2.0, hybrid malware and advanced hacking techniques are now part of the threat landscape. Add in the fact that organised criminal gangs are now operating relatively freely on the Internet and in the real world, and it's no small wonder that the average...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    Extend Your IT Security to Deal With the Social Generation and the New Internet

    The attendee of this webcast will explain the benefits and the security threats that the social generation internet poses the organisation. The presenter will show the popular methods used to infect, steal and use personal data using the new internet applications, the impacts to both the user, the services themselves...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    A Survey of MAC Based QoS Implementations for WiMAX Networks

    This paper presents a comprehensive survey of proposed Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms in the Media Access Control (MAC) sublayer of WiMAX based wireless networks. QoS support in WiMAX is a fundamental design requirement, and is considerably more difficult than in wired networks, mainly because of the variable and unpredictable...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Knowledge-Assisted Visualization of Seismic Data

    This paper presents novel techniques for knowledge-assisted annotation and computer-assisted interpretation of seism data for oil and gas exploration. The paper describe the existing procedure for oil and gas search which consist of manually extracting information from seismic data and then aggregating it into knowledge in a detail-oriented bottom-up approach....

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    iStore: Efficient RDF Data Management Using Structure Indexes for General Graph Structured Data

    The amount of structured data on the Web is ever growing, RDF data in particular. Efficient query processing that can scale to large amounts of possibly schema-less data has become an important research topic. Along this line, the paper elaborates on a novel schema-agnostic approach, which leverages the structure underlying...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Windows Operating Systems Agnostic Memory Analysis

    Memory analysis is an integral part of any computer forensic investigation, providing access to volatile data not found on a drive image. While memory analysis has recently made significant progress, it is still hampered by hard-coded tools that cannot generalize beyond the specific operating system and version they were developed...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • Case Studies // May 2008

    Data Mining in Course Management Systems: Moodle Case Study and Tutorial

    This case study presents a survey of the specific application of data mining in learning management systems and a case study tutorial with the Moodle system. Educational data mining studies upcoming methods that are aimed at exploring the unique types of data that come from the educational context. The paper...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Optical Burst and Packet Switching

    This chapter discusses optical burst and packet switching technologies in detail and examines their roles in the future Internet. Authors will first discuss the role of optical circuit, burst, and packet switching systems in photonic networks and will cover the benefit and trade-off issues in optical circuit, burst, and packet...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // May 2010

    A Unified Toolset for Business Process Model Formalization

    This paper presents a toolset to automate the transformation of Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), UML Sequence Diagrams, and Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), into their proposed formal semantics expressed in the channel-based coordination language Reo. Such transformations enable the animated execution and verification of the aforementioned notations with the...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier

  • White Papers // May 2010

    What Can Web Services Bring to Integrated Management?

    Since the turn of the millions, Web services have pervaded the middleware industry, despite their technical limitations, their ongoing standardization, the resulting lack of stable standards, the different meanings of the term service to different people, and the fact that marketing forces have blurred the technical reality that hides behind...

    Provided By Reed Elsevier