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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Network Aware Cloud Computing for Data and Virtual Machine Placement

    Cloud Computing has recently come to the fore as one of the most exciting and advanced paradigms in the world of computing. One of the most salient features of Cloud Computing is the ability to dynamically provision services to grow and contract in accordance with consumer demand. The use of...

    Provided By University of Ulster

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    IKUM: An Integrated Web Personalization Platform Based on Content Structures and Usage Behavior

    The objective of the I-KnowUMine project (IKUM) is to develop an integrated platform (referred to in the paper as the "IKUM system") that uses state of the art technology and research results from different application domains in order to provide the basis for the development of online services in a...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Measurement-Based Policy-Driven QoS Management in Converged Networks

    Policy-based management is considered an effective approach to address the challenges of resource management in large complex networks. Within the IU-ATC QoS Frameworks project, a policy-based network management framework, CNQF (Converged Networks QoS Framework) is being developed aimed at providing context-aware, end-to-end QoS control and resource management in converged next...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Energy-Aware Data Centre Management

    Cloud computing is one way in which communications within and between data centers can be optimized by using resources which are physically close to the client, are exposed to lower electricity costs, contribute a smaller carbon footprint or have residual resources sufficient to fulfill Quality of Service requirements. Optimization of...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    The Use of ICT in Manufacturing Small and Medium-Sized Firms Facing the Crisis

    This paper is to analyze a selected sample of manufacturing SMEs. In particular, through a longitudinal survey on a sample of 50 enterprises located in Marche Region (Italy), the authors' purpose is to understand if the crisis has pushed small and medium entrepreneurs to invest in new technologies or if...

    Provided By University of Ulster

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Knowledge Discovery Using Bayesian Network Framework for Intelligent Telecommunication Network Management

    The ever-evolving nature of telecommunication networks has put enormous pressure on contemporary Network Management Systems (NMSs) to come up with improved functionalities for efficient monitoring, control and management. In such a context, the rapid deployments of Next Generation Networks (NGN) and their management requires intelligent, autonomic and resilient mechanisms to...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    On the Uplink Performance of 802.11a and 802.11b in Vehicular Environments

    Opportunistic short interval connection to an AP for getting internet services while moving at vehicular speed has attracted attention of many researchers. In this paper, the authors evaluate performance of all data rates of IEEE 802.11a at three different vehicular speeds in terms of packet loss, end-end delay and amount...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Impact of RSS on the Performance of 3GPP Applications in a Net-on-Roads Connection

    Several works have been done to explore the possibility of using randomly located WiFi APs for getting broadband services from vehicles on roads and highways. While different works address issues such as number of APs available, their authentication schemes, data rates and vehicle speed etc, the authors investigate the impact...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    BARD: A Novel Application of Bayesian Reasoning for Proactive Network Management

    In the context of Next Generation Networks (NGN), there is a critical need to address the challenges facing the network management functions, to administer the converged infrastructure and services. One of the challenges is to model the unknown and probabilistic dependency relationships among the diverse network elements and adapt this...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Toward An Understanding Of Flow In Video Games

    This paper focuses on modern commercial computer and video games (hereinafter called games), there is a strong emphasis on the development of novel player-centered technologies [Hallam and Yannakakis 2007; Schaeffer and Mateas 2007]. One fundamental aspect of this research involves uncovering the 'Fun Process'; that is, discovering how interaction with...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Toward An Understanding Of Flow In Video Games

    This paper focuses on modern commercial computer and video games (hereinafter called games), there is a strong emphasis on the development of novel player-centered technologies [Hallam and Yannakakis 2007; Schaeffer and Mateas 2007]. One fundamental aspect of this research involves uncovering the 'Fun Process'; that is, discovering how interaction with...

    Provided By University of Ulster

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    IKUM: An Integrated Web Personalization Platform Based on Content Structures and Usage Behavior

    The objective of the I-KnowUMine project (IKUM) is to develop an integrated platform (referred to in the paper as the "IKUM system") that uses state of the art technology and research results from different application domains in order to provide the basis for the development of online services in a...

    Provided By University of Ulster

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Measurement-Based Policy-Driven QoS Management in Converged Networks

    Policy-based management is considered an effective approach to address the challenges of resource management in large complex networks. Within the IU-ATC QoS Frameworks project, a policy-based network management framework, CNQF (Converged Networks QoS Framework) is being developed aimed at providing context-aware, end-to-end QoS control and resource management in converged next...

    Provided By University of Ulster

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    On the Uplink Performance of 802.11a and 802.11b in Vehicular Environments

    Opportunistic short interval connection to an AP for getting internet services while moving at vehicular speed has attracted attention of many researchers. In this paper, the authors evaluate performance of all data rates of IEEE 802.11a at three different vehicular speeds in terms of packet loss, end-end delay and amount...

    Provided By University of Ulster

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Impact of RSS on the Performance of 3GPP Applications in a Net-on-Roads Connection

    Several works have been done to explore the possibility of using randomly located WiFi APs for getting broadband services from vehicles on roads and highways. While different works address issues such as number of APs available, their authentication schemes, data rates and vehicle speed etc, the authors investigate the impact...

    Provided By University of Ulster

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Network Aware Cloud Computing for Data and Virtual Machine Placement

    Cloud Computing has recently come to the fore as one of the most exciting and advanced paradigms in the world of computing. One of the most salient features of Cloud Computing is the ability to dynamically provision services to grow and contract in accordance with consumer demand. The use of...

    Provided By University of Ulster

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Knowledge Discovery Using Bayesian Network Framework for Intelligent Telecommunication Network Management

    The ever-evolving nature of telecommunication networks has put enormous pressure on contemporary Network Management Systems (NMSs) to come up with improved functionalities for efficient monitoring, control and management. In such a context, the rapid deployments of Next Generation Networks (NGN) and their management requires intelligent, autonomic and resilient mechanisms to...

    Provided By University of Ulster

  • White Papers // May 2009

    BARD: A Novel Application of Bayesian Reasoning for Proactive Network Management

    In the context of Next Generation Networks (NGN), there is a critical need to address the challenges facing the network management functions, to administer the converged infrastructure and services. One of the challenges is to model the unknown and probabilistic dependency relationships among the diverse network elements and adapt this...

    Provided By University of Ulster

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Energy-Aware Data Centre Management

    Cloud computing is one way in which communications within and between data centers can be optimized by using resources which are physically close to the client, are exposed to lower electricity costs, contribute a smaller carbon footprint or have residual resources sufficient to fulfill Quality of Service requirements. Optimization of...

    Provided By University of Ulster

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    The Use of ICT in Manufacturing Small and Medium-Sized Firms Facing the Crisis

    This paper is to analyze a selected sample of manufacturing SMEs. In particular, through a longitudinal survey on a sample of 50 enterprises located in Marche Region (Italy), the authors' purpose is to understand if the crisis has pushed small and medium entrepreneurs to invest in new technologies or if...

    Provided By University of Ulster