University of Stirling

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    When Private Set Intersection Meets Big Data: An Efficient and Scalable Protocol

    Large scale data processing brings new challenges to the design of privacy-preserving protocols: how to meet the increasing requirements of speed and throughput of modern applications, and how to scale up smoothly when data being protected is big. Efficiency and scalability become critical criteria for privacy preserving protocols in the...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Economics of Intelligent Selection of Wireless Access Networks in a Market-Based Framework: A Game-Theoretic Approach

    The digital marketplace is a market-based framework where network operators offer communications services with competition at the call level. It strives to address a tussle between the actors involved in a heterogeneous wireless access network. However, as with any market-like institution, it is vital to analyze the digital marketplace from...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    New Results for the Heterogeneous Multi-Processor Scheduling Problem Using a Fast, Effective Local Search and Random Disruption

    The efficient scheduling of independent computational tasks in a heterogeneous computing environment is an important problem that occurs in domains such as grid and cloud computing. Finding optimal schedules is an NP-hard problem in general, so the authors have to rely on approximate algorithms to come up schedules that are...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Radio Science and Wireless Communications for the Smart Grid

    The smart grid paradigm is set to revolutionize electrical energy delivery over the next two decades. The advantages will be manifold but the challenges to realization will be correspondingly great and the cost will be large. The probable structure of the smart power grid is reviewed and contrasted with that...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Fair Private Set Intersection with a Semi-Trusted Arbiter

    A Private Set Intersection (PSI) protocol allows two parties to compute the intersection of their input sets privately. Most of the previous PSI protocols only output the result to one party and the other party gets nothing from running the protocols. However, a mutual PSI protocol in which both parties...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    A Kernel Methods Approach to Reducing Handover Occurrences Within LTE

    This paper presents a kernel-based approach to indoor-outdoor handover management for 4G femtocells. It is a necessary but difficult task to perform seamless handover from indoor femtocells to outdoor macrocells whilst maintaining call continuity. This paper describes a machine learning algorithm to operate in conjunction with 4G handover triggering mechanisms...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Business Model Change in Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Firms Facing High Uncertainty

    Changing business models is inevitable for early-stage entrepreneurial firms striving to survive in transitional and high uncertainty environments. This inductive paper explores how business models change in entrepreneurial firms, and how this process links to performance, by following changes in elements of business models in a set of eight early-stage...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Economic Aspects of Intelligent Network Selection: A Game-Theoretic Approach

    With the advent of 4th Generation wireless systems, such as WiMAX and 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE), the world of wireless and mobile communications is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of different wireless access technologies available; each of these technologies has their own distinct characteristics. Mirroring this diversity, multimode terminals...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Traffic Generation of IEC 61850 Sampled Values

    The work presented in this paper is targeted at the first phase of the test and measurements product life cycle, namely standardisation. During this initial phase of any product, the emphasis is on the development of standards that support new technologies while leaving the scope of implementations as open as...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Estimation of Impulsive Noise in an Electricity Substation

    Measurements of impulsive noise in a 400/275/132 kV electricity substation are presented. The measurements are made with three antennas having overlapping bands covering the range 100 MHz to 6 GHz. This range includes those bands relevant to modern wireless local area network, and wireless personal area network, technologies (e.g. IEEE...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Translation And Its Problems: An Inter-Professional Perspective And Lessons For Accounting

    Accounting has become increasingly international, not least through the work of the IASB and IFAC, and the increasing international adoption of their standards. For example, since 2005 listed European Union (EU) companies have been required to prepare consolidated financial statements in accordance with International Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Financial...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Proactive Route Optimization for Fast Mobile IPv6

    The Fast Handovers for Mobile IPv6 (FMIPv6) protocol was developed from the experience of MIPv6 and the facilities provided by link layer triggers, allowing for a proactive approach to handover that minimises packet exchange delay and packet loss. After handover, the mobile node may carry out Return Routability with the...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    A New Hybrid Agent-Based Modeling & Simulation Decision Support System for Breast Cancer Data Analysis

    This paper presents a novel technique of building hybrid decision support systems which integrates traditional decision support systems with agent based models for use in breast cancer analysis for better prediction and recommendation. The system is based on using queries from data (converted to a standardized electronic template) to provide...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Noise Amplitude Distribution of Impulsive Noise From Measurements in a Power Substation

    Impulsive noise has the potential to degrade the performance and reliability of wireless communications systems. Such noise, which is especially prevalent in high-voltage electricity substations, has discouraged the deployment of wireless technologies for operational purposes in the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI). A model of impulsive noise specific to electricity substations...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    The Internationalisation Process of the Smaller Firm: An Examination of the Craft Microenterprise

    This work involves an examination of the internationalisation process of the smaller firm, focusing on the craft enterprise in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Craft sector analysis was carried out in order to determine historical precedents as well as to assist in the identification of industry and...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Understanding Consumer Behavior In The Less Developed Countries: An Empirical Investigation Of Brand Loyalty In Zambia

    The objective of this paper is to contribute to the understanding of consumer behavior, and to investigate the existence of brand loyalty in the less developed countries. The author attempts to fill the gap in literature on consumer behavior and consumer characteristics in the less developed countries. The significance of...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // May 2000

    In-House Shopping Methods: Experiences From the US

    This paper focuses upon the use and benefits derived from in-home shopping in the US. It highlights the main mediums used and its' rapid spread as a form of non-store retailing. The current literature is compared with the findings from a postal survey of in-home shopping users. This research is...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Noise Amplitude Distribution of Impulsive Noise From Measurements in a Power Substation

    Impulsive noise has the potential to degrade the performance and reliability of wireless communications systems. Such noise, which is especially prevalent in high-voltage electricity substations, has discouraged the deployment of wireless technologies for operational purposes in the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI). A model of impulsive noise specific to electricity substations...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Business Model Change in Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Firms Facing High Uncertainty

    Changing business models is inevitable for early-stage entrepreneurial firms striving to survive in transitional and high uncertainty environments. This inductive paper explores how business models change in entrepreneurial firms, and how this process links to performance, by following changes in elements of business models in a set of eight early-stage...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    When Private Set Intersection Meets Big Data: An Efficient and Scalable Protocol

    Large scale data processing brings new challenges to the design of privacy-preserving protocols: how to meet the increasing requirements of speed and throughput of modern applications, and how to scale up smoothly when data being protected is big. Efficiency and scalability become critical criteria for privacy preserving protocols in the...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    New Results for the Heterogeneous Multi-Processor Scheduling Problem Using a Fast, Effective Local Search and Random Disruption

    The efficient scheduling of independent computational tasks in a heterogeneous computing environment is an important problem that occurs in domains such as grid and cloud computing. Finding optimal schedules is an NP-hard problem in general, so the authors have to rely on approximate algorithms to come up schedules that are...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // May 2000

    In-House Shopping Methods: Experiences From the US

    This paper focuses upon the use and benefits derived from in-home shopping in the US. It highlights the main mediums used and its' rapid spread as a form of non-store retailing. The current literature is compared with the findings from a postal survey of in-home shopping users. This research is...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    The Internationalisation Process of the Smaller Firm: An Examination of the Craft Microenterprise

    This work involves an examination of the internationalisation process of the smaller firm, focusing on the craft enterprise in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Craft sector analysis was carried out in order to determine historical precedents as well as to assist in the identification of industry and...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    A New Hybrid Agent-Based Modeling & Simulation Decision Support System for Breast Cancer Data Analysis

    This paper presents a novel technique of building hybrid decision support systems which integrates traditional decision support systems with agent based models for use in breast cancer analysis for better prediction and recommendation. The system is based on using queries from data (converted to a standardized electronic template) to provide...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Understanding Consumer Behavior In The Less Developed Countries: An Empirical Investigation Of Brand Loyalty In Zambia

    The objective of this paper is to contribute to the understanding of consumer behavior, and to investigate the existence of brand loyalty in the less developed countries. The author attempts to fill the gap in literature on consumer behavior and consumer characteristics in the less developed countries. The significance of...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Translation And Its Problems: An Inter-Professional Perspective And Lessons For Accounting

    Accounting has become increasingly international, not least through the work of the IASB and IFAC, and the increasing international adoption of their standards. For example, since 2005 listed European Union (EU) companies have been required to prepare consolidated financial statements in accordance with International Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Financial...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Fair Private Set Intersection with a Semi-Trusted Arbiter

    A Private Set Intersection (PSI) protocol allows two parties to compute the intersection of their input sets privately. Most of the previous PSI protocols only output the result to one party and the other party gets nothing from running the protocols. However, a mutual PSI protocol in which both parties...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Economic Aspects of Intelligent Network Selection: A Game-Theoretic Approach

    With the advent of 4th Generation wireless systems, such as WiMAX and 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE), the world of wireless and mobile communications is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of different wireless access technologies available; each of these technologies has their own distinct characteristics. Mirroring this diversity, multimode terminals...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Economics of Intelligent Selection of Wireless Access Networks in a Market-Based Framework: A Game-Theoretic Approach

    The digital marketplace is a market-based framework where network operators offer communications services with competition at the call level. It strives to address a tussle between the actors involved in a heterogeneous wireless access network. However, as with any market-like institution, it is vital to analyze the digital marketplace from...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Estimation of Impulsive Noise in an Electricity Substation

    Measurements of impulsive noise in a 400/275/132 kV electricity substation are presented. The measurements are made with three antennas having overlapping bands covering the range 100 MHz to 6 GHz. This range includes those bands relevant to modern wireless local area network, and wireless personal area network, technologies (e.g. IEEE...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Radio Science and Wireless Communications for the Smart Grid

    The smart grid paradigm is set to revolutionize electrical energy delivery over the next two decades. The advantages will be manifold but the challenges to realization will be correspondingly great and the cost will be large. The probable structure of the smart power grid is reviewed and contrasted with that...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    A Kernel Methods Approach to Reducing Handover Occurrences Within LTE

    This paper presents a kernel-based approach to indoor-outdoor handover management for 4G femtocells. It is a necessary but difficult task to perform seamless handover from indoor femtocells to outdoor macrocells whilst maintaining call continuity. This paper describes a machine learning algorithm to operate in conjunction with 4G handover triggering mechanisms...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Traffic Generation of IEC 61850 Sampled Values

    The work presented in this paper is targeted at the first phase of the test and measurements product life cycle, namely standardisation. During this initial phase of any product, the emphasis is on the development of standards that support new technologies while leaving the scope of implementations as open as...

    Provided By University of Stirling

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Proactive Route Optimization for Fast Mobile IPv6

    The Fast Handovers for Mobile IPv6 (FMIPv6) protocol was developed from the experience of MIPv6 and the facilities provided by link layer triggers, allowing for a proactive approach to handover that minimises packet exchange delay and packet loss. After handover, the mobile node may carry out Return Routability with the...

    Provided By University of Stirling