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  • White Papers // May 2013

    Joint Virtual Machine Assignment and Traffic Engineering for Green Data Center Networks

    The popularization of cloud computing brings emergency concern to the energy consumption in big data centers. Besides the servers, the energy consumed by the network in a data center is also considerable. Existing works for improving the network energy efficiency are mainly focused on traffic engineering, i.e., consolidating flows and...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    A Survey on Service-Oriented Network Virtualization Toward Convergence of Networking and Cloud Computing

    The crucial role that networking plays in Cloud computing calls for a holistic vision that allows combined control, management, and optimization of both networking and computing resources in a Cloud environment, which leads to a convergence of networking and Cloud computing. Network virtualization is being adopted in both telecommunications and...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // May 2012

    A Game Theoretic Approach to Integrate Security With Quality of Service

    The concept of Quality of Service (QoS) offers different service levels to the network users. Through Service Level Specifications (SLSs), the users in a wireless network, which supports QoS, are able to express, at run-time, their expected service requirements through well defined parameters. Conventional QoS parameters, such as throughput, delay,...

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  • White Papers // May 2012

    Design of an Effective QoS-Aware Mapping Scheme Using Persistent Allocation Probing

    Mobile Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) constitutes an attractive trademark for supporting wireless access to Intranets and the Internet. Scheduling and mapping processes are of paramount importance since they dramatically affect the network performance. This paper endeavors to provide a robust mapping scheme for the downlink sub-frame with respect...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Contour Code: Robust and Efficient Multispectral Palmprint Encoding for Human Recognition

    The authors propose 'Contour Code', a novel representation and binary hash table encoding for multi-spectral palmprint recognition. They first present a reliable technique for the extraction of a Region Of Interest (ROI) from palm images acquired with non-contact sensors. The Contour Code representation is then derived from the Non-subsampled Contourlet...

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Investment And Technical Progress In The G7 Countries And Australia

    The vintage model of capital accumulation predicts that technical progress depends on the installation of new capital equipment. In this paper it is found that investment raises labor productivity in the G7 countries and Australia. This finding implies that the decline in investment during the global financial crisis will have...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    The Investment Project Pipeline Cost Escalation, Lead-Time, Success, Failure And Speed

    As they involve expectations about the future and long lead times for planning and construction, the evolution of investment projects is usually complex and volatile. This paper analyses an important aspect of this volatility by studying the nature of the investment process, from the initial bright idea to the final...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Reserve Bank Of Australia: The Role Of Finance

    Edward Shann died tragically in 1935. He did not live to see the full recovery from the Great Depression, nor the long post-war prosperity. He could not take part in the subsequent debate about financial regulation in its ebbs and flows. But were he to have been able to observe...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Financing The Burra Burra Mines, South Australia: Liquidity Problems And Resolutions

    Although acclaimed as the richest copper mine in the world during the late 1840s and 1850s, the early years of activity at the South Australian Mining Association's [hereafter SAMA] Burra Burra Mine were fraught with problems, especially those associated with maintaining liquidity. This, despite copper content in the ore averaging...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Long Range Wireless Sensor Networks With Transmit-Only Nodes and Software De Ned Receivers

    Wireless sensor networks for environmental monitoring and agricultural applications often face long-range requirements at low bit-rates together with large numbers of nodes. This paper presents the design and test of a novel wireless sensor network that combines a large radio range with very low power consumption and cost. The asymmetric...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Innovation And Economic Growth In China

    China has enjoyed high economic growth for three decades since the initiative of economic reform in 1978. This growth has however been driven mainly by labour-intensive, export-oriented manufacturing activities. Has innovation played a role in China's economic growth? What are the determinants of innovation in the Chinese economy? These are...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Investment Led Growth In India: Hindu Fact Or Mythology?

    India's investment rate has increased fourfold since 1950 and has risen sharply this decade to 36% of GDP. But contradictory views have been expressed regarding the importance of this investment pattern for India's economic growth. This paper evaluates the impact of the rise in India's investment rate on its economic...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Information Sharing in Spectrum Auction for Dynamic Spectrum Access

    Spectrum under-utilization is one of the bottlenecks of the development of wireless communication, and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) is envisioned as a novel mechanism to solve the problem of spectrum scarcity. Spectrum Auction has been recognized as an effective way to achieve DSA, wherein the Primary spectrum Owner (PO) acts...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    On the Repeatability and Quality of Keypoints for Local Feature-Based 3D Object Retrieval From Cluttered Scenes

    3D object recognition from local features is robust to occlusions and clutter. However, local features must be extracted from a small set of feature rich key-points to avoid computational complexity and ambiguous features. The authors present an algorithm for the detection of such key-points on 3D models and partial views...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Pareto And Pigou On Ophelimity, Utility And Welfare: Implications For Public Finance

    In view of the distinct and seminal contributions of Pareto and Pigou to the economics of welfare, Pigou's enduring influence in the field of public finance and Pareto's hostility to developments in that field of study, the lack of a comparative study of their contributions is unfortunate. This paper contrasts...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Shade Face: Multiple Image-Based 3D Face Recognition

    Three-dimensional face recognition is illumination invariant, however the acquisition process itself is not. In active 3D recognition, multiple images are captured while the face is actively illuminated with different patterns. The authors propose a 3D face recognition paradigm that bypasses reconstruction and exploits the plethora of information available in multiple...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    The Economics Of Wine: Pricing, Quality And Rate Of Return - Part V: A Mean-Variance Approach To Wine Investment & Summary And Conclusion

    The previous chapter developed an approach suitable for estimating asset returns in markets like wine, where goods are heterogeneous, and sales observations infrequent and irregular. The approach developed is known as the adjacent period hedonic price equation method, and based on this approach the mean quarterly rate of return to...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2007

    Rethinking Wine Investment In The UK And Australia

    This paper presents three arguments as to why the value of wine as an investment good has typically been understated and argues that wine investment in the UK and Australia represents a value proposition. It is argued that general all vintage wine indexes understate the return the typical investor receives;...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Long Range Wireless Sensor Networks With Transmit-Only Nodes and Software De Ned Receivers

    Wireless sensor networks for environmental monitoring and agricultural applications often face long-range requirements at low bit-rates together with large numbers of nodes. This paper presents the design and test of a novel wireless sensor network that combines a large radio range with very low power consumption and cost. The asymmetric...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Innovation And Economic Growth In China

    China has enjoyed high economic growth for three decades since the initiative of economic reform in 1978. This growth has however been driven mainly by labour-intensive, export-oriented manufacturing activities. Has innovation played a role in China's economic growth? What are the determinants of innovation in the Chinese economy? These are...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Investment And Technical Progress In The G7 Countries And Australia

    The vintage model of capital accumulation predicts that technical progress depends on the installation of new capital equipment. In this paper it is found that investment raises labor productivity in the G7 countries and Australia. This finding implies that the decline in investment during the global financial crisis will have...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    The Investment Project Pipeline Cost Escalation, Lead-Time, Success, Failure And Speed

    As they involve expectations about the future and long lead times for planning and construction, the evolution of investment projects is usually complex and volatile. This paper analyses an important aspect of this volatility by studying the nature of the investment process, from the initial bright idea to the final...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Investment Led Growth In India: Hindu Fact Or Mythology?

    India's investment rate has increased fourfold since 1950 and has risen sharply this decade to 36% of GDP. But contradictory views have been expressed regarding the importance of this investment pattern for India's economic growth. This paper evaluates the impact of the rise in India's investment rate on its economic...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Pareto And Pigou On Ophelimity, Utility And Welfare: Implications For Public Finance

    In view of the distinct and seminal contributions of Pareto and Pigou to the economics of welfare, Pigou's enduring influence in the field of public finance and Pareto's hostility to developments in that field of study, the lack of a comparative study of their contributions is unfortunate. This paper contrasts...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Financing The Burra Burra Mines, South Australia: Liquidity Problems And Resolutions

    Although acclaimed as the richest copper mine in the world during the late 1840s and 1850s, the early years of activity at the South Australian Mining Association's [hereafter SAMA] Burra Burra Mine were fraught with problems, especially those associated with maintaining liquidity. This, despite copper content in the ore averaging...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Reserve Bank Of Australia: The Role Of Finance

    Edward Shann died tragically in 1935. He did not live to see the full recovery from the Great Depression, nor the long post-war prosperity. He could not take part in the subsequent debate about financial regulation in its ebbs and flows. But were he to have been able to observe...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    The Economics Of Wine: Pricing, Quality And Rate Of Return - Part V: A Mean-Variance Approach To Wine Investment & Summary And Conclusion

    The previous chapter developed an approach suitable for estimating asset returns in markets like wine, where goods are heterogeneous, and sales observations infrequent and irregular. The approach developed is known as the adjacent period hedonic price equation method, and based on this approach the mean quarterly rate of return to...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // Sep 2007

    Rethinking Wine Investment In The UK And Australia

    This paper presents three arguments as to why the value of wine as an investment good has typically been understated and argues that wine investment in the UK and Australia represents a value proposition. It is argued that general all vintage wine indexes understate the return the typical investor receives;...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // May 2012

    A Game Theoretic Approach to Integrate Security With Quality of Service

    The concept of Quality of Service (QoS) offers different service levels to the network users. Through Service Level Specifications (SLSs), the users in a wireless network, which supports QoS, are able to express, at run-time, their expected service requirements through well defined parameters. Conventional QoS parameters, such as throughput, delay,...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Design of an Effective QoS-Aware Mapping Scheme Using Persistent Allocation Probing

    Mobile Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) constitutes an attractive trademark for supporting wireless access to Intranets and the Internet. Scheduling and mapping processes are of paramount importance since they dramatically affect the network performance. This paper endeavors to provide a robust mapping scheme for the downlink sub-frame with respect...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    On the Repeatability and Quality of Keypoints for Local Feature-Based 3D Object Retrieval From Cluttered Scenes

    3D object recognition from local features is robust to occlusions and clutter. However, local features must be extracted from a small set of feature rich key-points to avoid computational complexity and ambiguous features. The authors present an algorithm for the detection of such key-points on 3D models and partial views...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Contour Code: Robust and Efficient Multispectral Palmprint Encoding for Human Recognition

    The authors propose 'Contour Code', a novel representation and binary hash table encoding for multi-spectral palmprint recognition. They first present a reliable technique for the extraction of a Region Of Interest (ROI) from palm images acquired with non-contact sensors. The Contour Code representation is then derived from the Non-subsampled Contourlet...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Shade Face: Multiple Image-Based 3D Face Recognition

    Three-dimensional face recognition is illumination invariant, however the acquisition process itself is not. In active 3D recognition, multiple images are captured while the face is actively illuminated with different patterns. The authors propose a 3D face recognition paradigm that bypasses reconstruction and exploits the plethora of information available in multiple...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Information Sharing in Spectrum Auction for Dynamic Spectrum Access

    Spectrum under-utilization is one of the bottlenecks of the development of wireless communication, and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) is envisioned as a novel mechanism to solve the problem of spectrum scarcity. Spectrum Auction has been recognized as an effective way to achieve DSA, wherein the Primary spectrum Owner (PO) acts...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Joint Virtual Machine Assignment and Traffic Engineering for Green Data Center Networks

    The popularization of cloud computing brings emergency concern to the energy consumption in big data centers. Besides the servers, the energy consumed by the network in a data center is also considerable. Existing works for improving the network energy efficiency are mainly focused on traffic engineering, i.e., consolidating flows and...

    Provided By University of Western Australia

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    A Survey on Service-Oriented Network Virtualization Toward Convergence of Networking and Cloud Computing

    The crucial role that networking plays in Cloud computing calls for a holistic vision that allows combined control, management, and optimization of both networking and computing resources in a Cloud environment, which leads to a convergence of networking and Cloud computing. Network virtualization is being adopted in both telecommunications and...

    Provided By University of Western Australia