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Academic Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 1.655, CiteScore: 2)
Academic Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.015, CiteScore: 2)
Accident Analysis & Prevention     Partially Free   (Followers: 100, SJR: 1.462, CiteScore: 3)
Accounting Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.932, CiteScore: 2)
Accounting, Organizations and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 1.771, CiteScore: 3)
Achievements in the Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Astronautica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 434, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Automatica Sinica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta Biomaterialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.967, CiteScore: 7)
Acta Colombiana de Cuidado Intensivo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Ecologica Sinica     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.18, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Histochemica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.661, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Materialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 308, SJR: 3.263, CiteScore: 6)
Acta Mathematica Scientia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.504, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.542, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Oecologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.834, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Otorrinolaringologica (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription  
Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.307, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.793, CiteScore: 6)
Acta Poética     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.331, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Sociológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Tropica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.052, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Urológica Portuguesa     Open Access  
Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.374, CiteScore: 1)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Actas Urológicas Españolas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.344, CiteScore: 1)
Actas Urológicas Españolas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Actualites Pharmaceutiques     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Actualites Pharmaceutiques Hospitalieres     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acupuncture and Related Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Acute Pain     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.671, CiteScore: 5)
Ad Hoc Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.53, CiteScore: 4)
Addictive Behaviors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.29, CiteScore: 3)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.755, CiteScore: 2)
Additive Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 2.611, CiteScore: 8)
Additives for Polymers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 184, SJR: 4.09, CiteScore: 13)
Advanced Engineering Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.167, CiteScore: 4)
Advanced Powder Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.277, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Agronomy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 2.384, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Anesthesia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Antiviral Drug Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Applied Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.992, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Applied Mechanics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.551, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Applied Microbiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 2.089, CiteScore: 5)
Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.572, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Biological Regulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.61, CiteScore: 7)
Advances in Botanical Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.686, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Cancer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 3.043, CiteScore: 6)
Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.453, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.992, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Cell Aging and Gerontology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Membranes and Organelles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Chemical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.713, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.316, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Clinical Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.562, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Colloid and Interface Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.977, CiteScore: 8)
Advances in Computers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.205, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Developmental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Digestive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advances in DNA Sequence-Specific Agents     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Drug Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Ecological Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44, SJR: 2.524, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Engineering Software     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.159, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Experimental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 51, SJR: 5.39, CiteScore: 8)
Advances in Exploration Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Fluorine Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Food and Nutrition Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Fuel Cells     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Genetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.354, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Genome Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 12.74, CiteScore: 13)
Advances in Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.193, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Heat Transfer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.749, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.193, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Immunology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36, SJR: 4.433, CiteScore: 6)
Advances in Inorganic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.163, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Insect Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.938, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Integrative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.176, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Intl. Accounting     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Life Course Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.682, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Lipobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Marine Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.88, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 3.027, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Medicinal Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Microbial Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.158, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Molecular and Cell Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Advances in Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Molecular Toxicology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.182, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Nanoporous Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Oncobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Organ Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Organometallic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.875, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Parallel Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.174, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Parasitology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Pediatrics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Advances in Pharmacology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.536, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.574, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Phytomedicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Plant Pathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Porous Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Protein Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.791, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66)
Advances in Quantum Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.371, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Radiation Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.263, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Space Biology and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Space Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 420, SJR: 0.569, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.555, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37, SJR: 2.208, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Veterinary Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Virus Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 2.262, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Water Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 1.551, CiteScore: 3)
Aeolian Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.117, CiteScore: 3)
Aerospace Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 382, SJR: 0.796, CiteScore: 3)
AEU - Intl. J. of Electronics and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.42, CiteScore: 2)
African J. of Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 0)
Ageing Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 3.671, CiteScore: 9)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 472, SJR: 1.238, CiteScore: 3)
Agri Gene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.818, CiteScore: 5)
Agricultural Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.156, CiteScore: 4)
Agricultural Water Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 1.272, CiteScore: 3)
Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agriculture and Natural Resources     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 1.747, CiteScore: 4)
Ain Shams Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.589, CiteScore: 3)
Air Medical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.26, CiteScore: 0)
AKCE Intl. J. of Graphs and Combinatorics     Open Access   (SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Alcohol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.153, CiteScore: 3)
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Alergologia Polska : Polish J. of Allergology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Alexandria Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.604, CiteScore: 3)
Alexandria J. of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.191, CiteScore: 1)
Algal Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.142, CiteScore: 4)
Alkaloids: Chemical and Biological Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Allergologia et Immunopathologia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.504, CiteScore: 1)
Allergology Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.148, CiteScore: 2)
Alpha Omegan     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 3.521, CiteScore: 6)
ALTER - European J. of Disability Research / Revue Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.201, CiteScore: 1)
Alzheimer's & Dementia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 4.66, CiteScore: 10)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.796, CiteScore: 4)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.108, CiteScore: 3)
Ambulatory Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
American Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 3.267, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63, SJR: 1.93, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Emergency Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.604, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
American J. of Geriatric Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.524, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Human Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 7.45, CiteScore: 8)
American J. of Infection Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.062, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Kidney Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 2.973, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
American J. of Medicine Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.967, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Obstetrics and Gynecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 249, SJR: 2.7, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, SJR: 3.184, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Ophthalmology Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.265, CiteScore: 0)
American J. of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.289, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Otolaryngology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.59, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 2.139, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 2.164, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 1.141, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of the Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.767, CiteScore: 1)
Ampersand : An Intl. J. of General and Applied Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Anaerobe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.144, CiteScore: 3)
Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66, SJR: 0.138, CiteScore: 0)
Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.411, CiteScore: 1)
Anales de Cirugia Vascular     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anales de Pediatría     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.277, CiteScore: 0)
Anales de Pediatría (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription  
Anales de Pediatría Continuada     Full-text available via subscription  
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 4.849, CiteScore: 10)
Analytica Chimica Acta     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 1.512, CiteScore: 5)
Analytica Chimica Acta : X     Open Access  
Analytical Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 208, SJR: 0.633, CiteScore: 2)
Analytical Chemistry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.411, CiteScore: 2)
Analytical Spectroscopy Library     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Anesthésie & Réanimation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anesthesiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.683, CiteScore: 2)
Angiología     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.121, CiteScore: 0)
Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Animal Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 218, SJR: 1.58, CiteScore: 3)
Animal Feed Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.937, CiteScore: 2)
Animal Reproduction Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.704, CiteScore: 2)

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    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 August 2019Source: Advances in ComputersAuthor(s): Luka Fürst, Marjan Mernik, Viljan Mahnič We propose a novel approach to the graph grammar induction problem, the goal of which is to find a concise graph grammar whose language (the set of graphs which can be generated using the grammar's productions, i.e., graph substitution rules) contains all of the given “positive” graphs and none of the given “negative” graphs. Most of the existing induction methods learn graph grammars from positive examples alone, performing an iterative specific-to-general search procedure in which candidate productions for the grammar being induced are created from repeated subgraphs in the input graph set. Our approach, by contrast, couples the induction process with a graph grammar parser, thus inducing grammars from both positive and negative graphs. In addition to a graph grammar generalization operator akin to those found in the majority of existing approaches, we employ a novel generalization technique based on merging similar productions, which makes it possible to further reduce the size of the induced grammar. We applied our approach to several nontrivial graph sets, including a set of chemical structural formulas with both positive and negative examples, and obtained graph grammars which can be regarded as a concise and meaningful generalization of the input graphs.
       
  • Intelligent agents in games: Review with an open-source tool
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 August 2019Source: Advances in ComputersAuthor(s): Matej Vitek, Peter Peer The field of artificial intelligence has come a long way in the last 50 years, and studies of its methods soon expanded to a field in which they are of great practical value—computer games. The concept of intelligent agents provides a much needed theoretical background for the comparison of various different approaches to intelligent, rational behavior of computer-controlled characters in games. By combining rationality with certain limitations to the capabilities of our agents, we can achieve behavior resembling that of a human player, which is also desirable in games. The goal of this article is to introduce various types of agents that are used in games, show how to implement meaningful, reasonable limitations to agent capabilities into the game world, and provide a freely available, open-source application for the comparison of such agents. Additionally, in this article we show that even the simplest agents can succeed in their tasks in certain task environments, whereas more difficult task environments often require a more sophisticated agent architecture. Our application consists of two task environments with nine agents in total but could easily be extended with additional task environments and agent implementations. In the end, we find the addition of goals into the agent architecture has the biggest impact on the agent's behavior and performance, whereas the state-based approach helps keep our implementation simple and compact.
       
  • Blockchain with IOT: Applications and use cases for a new paradigm of
           supply chain driving efficiency and cost
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 August 2019Source: Advances in ComputersAuthor(s): Arnab Banerjee This chapter discusses the use cases of Blockchain with IOT along with other systems/practices to achieve a new paradigm of supply chain. The chapter identifies immediate challenges in various realms of supply chain ranging from product or order tracking, traceability and recall, counterfeiting, agri supply chain, automotive supply chain, digital homes, offices and warehouses to manufacturing and distribution supply chain. Elaborating the key features and capabilities of IOT and Blockchain it explains with example how the combination of these two powerful technologies along with peripherals systems and backbone ERPs can solve the listed business problems. It explores the process flows, technical architecture and business impacts with the IOT and Blockchain combination. The chapter ends with listing of the economic value and cost savings, the IOT Blockchain combination brings to supply chain and the opportunities lying in future.
       
  • ator—An+automatic+algorithm+evaluation+system&rft.title=Advances+in+Computers&rft.issn=0065-2458&rft.date=&rft.volume=">ALGator—An automatic algorithm
           evaluation system
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 31 July 2019Source: Advances in ComputersAuthor(s): Tomaž Dobravec The design of algorithms for solving various kinds of computer-related problems can generally be divided into two parts: the theoretical evolution of the algorithms and the practical assessment of their behavior. While the aim of the first part is to derive algorithms and to prove their theoretical characteristics, the second part struggles to discover the usefulness of the presented solutions when it comes to solving existing problems on real-world computers. Due to the necessary simplifications used in the models of the theoretical analysis, the results of both parts of the process are not always consistent. From a theoretical point of view, it is very important to develop good algorithms, theoretically prove their efficiency and thus sometimes show the theoretical boundaries of a particular problem. However, if these algorithms do not perform well in practice, all the theoretical work is not much more than “art for art's sake.” Therefore, an unbiased and holistic algorithm evaluation is a very important element of the algorithm-design process. To create a fair and reproducible environment in which the algorithm's implementations can be compared is a big challenge; therefore, researchers normally use more or less reasonable simplifications, which leads to results that are not comparable and therefore sometimes misleading. To overcome this problem we introduce a system called ALGator that was developed to facilitate and automate the algorithm-evaluation process. ALGator creates an environment in which the time complexity and other project-specific indicators can be measured and provides tools for the automatic and semi-automatic analyses of the results of the algorithms' execution. In this chapter we present the implementation and the functionalities of the ALGator system and give several practical examples of its use in the evaluation of real algorithms.
       
  • Asymmetric windows in digital signal processing
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 26 July 2019Source: Advances in ComputersAuthor(s): Robert Rozman Symmetric windows are widely used in the field of digital signal processing due to their easy design and linear phase property. Nevertheless, symmetry also implies a few potential drawbacks like longer time delay in short-time frequency analysis and some limitations in frequency response. The removal of the symmetry constraint can therefore lead to asymmetric windows better in certain respects. In signal processing, better signal representations and related improved processing performance can be accomplished. In addition, shorter time delay can be achieved with asymmetric windows. This feature is important for contemporary spoken communications in the Internet or mobile networks and all other real-time signal processing applications.The article gives a comprehensive review of the past and current work in the field of asymmetric windows. We elaborate on our work and related efforts of other researchers inspired by the idea of asymmetry. Shorter time delay and some better spectral properties are the most prominent potential of asymmetric windows. However, there are also some other more subtle properties which can improve the performance in specific application contexts (e.g., frequency estimation and detection of closely spaced components in frequency analysis). Several examples of interesting effects of asymmetric windows are presented, followed by empirical evaluations in the fields of pitch modification, shorter time delay audio processing (e.g., speech coding), frequency analysis, speech processing, and FIR filter design. In addition, a detailed comparison of various asymmetric windows found in the literature to widely known symmetric windows is made taking into account several practical and theoretical aspects. Finally, all presented achievements are summarized in a table which provides a complete overview of the current state of this interesting research and application field.
       
  • Blockchain technology for decentralized autonomous organizations
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 July 2019Source: Advances in ComputersAuthor(s): Madhusudan Singh, Shiho Kim With continuously changing operational and business needs of the organizations, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) is the current need of the organizations. Centralized Autonomous Organization (CAO) lack transparency and are managed by few efficient managers whereas Decentralized autonomous Organization's (DAO) is novel scalable, self-organizing coordination on the blockchain, controlled by smart contracts and its essential operations are automated agreeing to rules and principles assigned in code without human involvement. In this chapter we discuss the needs for Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) and key efforts in this field. We then introduce a prospective solution employing blockchain Ethereum, which incorporates a Turing complete programming language with smart contract computing functionality. A solution is elaborated that permits the formation of organizations where participants preserve straight real-time check of contributed collects and governance policies are formalized, automatized and imposed using software. Basic code for smart contract is composed to make a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) on the Ethereum blockchain. We also explain the working of DAOs code, centering on fundamental establishment and governance characteristics, which includes organization, formation and voting rights. DAOs are considered to agree to the expectation of the business work in the future. But there is still lack of operational base for DAOs in the blockchain community.
       
  • Integration of IoT with blockchain and homomorphic encryption: Challenging
           issues and opportunities
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 July 2019Source: Advances in ComputersAuthor(s): Rakesh Shrestha, Shiho Kim The advancement of new technology has taken a huge leap in the last few decades. It is bringing a drastic change in each step of human life that are capable of performing intelligent tasks. The internet of things and blockchain are disruptive technologies that have received a huge attention from industry, academic and financial technologies. There is a risk of privacy leakage of sensitive information in the centralized IoT system because the centralized servers can access the plain text data from the IoT devices. There is an extensive interest in applying the blockchain in the IoT system to provide IoT data privacy and decentralized access model. However, the previous blockchain-based IoT systems have issues related to privacy leakage of sensitive information to the servers as the servers can access the plaintext data from the IoT devices. So, we present the potential of integration of blockchain based-IoT with homomorphic encryption that can secure the IoT data with high privacy in a decentralized mode. In addition, we provide comparison of the recent technologies toward the securing and preserving the privacy of the IoT data using blockchain and homomorphic encryption technology. We have also highlighted the research challenges and possible future research directions in the integrated blockchain-based IoT with homomorphic encryption.
       
  • Consensus mechanisms and information security technologies
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 June 2019Source: Advances in ComputersAuthor(s): Peng Zhang, Douglas C. Schmidt, Jules White, Abhishek Dubey Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) helps maintain and distribute predefined types of information and data in a decentralized manner. It removes the reliance on a third-party intermediary, while securing information exchange and creating shared truth via transaction records that are hard to tamper with. The successful operation of DLT stems largely from two computer science technologies: consensus mechanisms and information security protocols. Consensus mechanisms, such as Proof of Work (PoW) and Raft, ensure that the DLT network collectively agrees on contents stored in the ledger. Information security protocols, such as encryption and hashing, protect data integrity and safeguard data against unauthorized access.The most popular incarnation of DLT has been used in cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, through public blockchains, which requires the application of more robust consensus protocols across the entire network. An example is PoW, which has been employed by Bitcoin, but which is also highly energy inefficient. Other forms of DLT include consortium and private blockchains where networks are configured within federated entities or a single organization, in which case less energy intensive consensus protocols (such as Raft) would suffice. This chapter surveys existing consensus mechanisms and information security technologies used in DLT.
       
  • A comprehensive survey of issues in solid state drives
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 May 2019Source: Advances in ComputersAuthor(s): Youngbin Jin, Ben Lee Flash memory-based solid state drives (SSDs) have become ubiquitous in modern computing systems, such as high-performance servers, workstation, desktops, and laptops, due to their performance and density. The architecture of SSDs has evolved to exploit the advantages of flash memories and at the same time conceal their shortcomings. SSD concurrency techniques such as channel striping, flash-chip pipelining, die interleaving, and plane sharing utilize the available parallelism of flash memories, while the flash translation layer (FTL) operations minimize the latency overhead of flash memories. This chapter provides a comprehensive survey of SSD topics that span across from the physical properties of a flash memory cell to the architecture of SSDs. The FTL-related topics are discussed in the context of inter-related system-level operations, which include address mapping, garbage collection, wear leveling, bad block management, SSD concurrency techniques, and page allocation strategies. This chapter also surveys recent research efforts on SSDs.
       
  • Toward realizing self-protecting healthcare information systems: Design
           and security challenges
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 26 March 2019Source: Advances in ComputersAuthor(s): Qian Chen This book chapter reviews the history of Healthcare Information Systems (HISs), discusses recent cyber security threats affecting HISs, and then introduces the autonomic computing concept and applies the concept to design self-protecting HISs (SPHISs) that can defend themselves against cyber intrusions with little or no human intervention. To realize such SPHISs, we first study security vulnerabilities of the HIS network, communication links and protocols. Based on these vulnerabilities, the component design of a SPHIS is presented. We propose that a SPHIS should contain monitoring systems, early estimation modules, intrusion detection, network forensics analysis devices and intrusion response systems. Finally, existing self-protecting approaches for HIS, enterprise systems and industrial control systems are demonstrated in detail. This chapter provides an innovated design of an autonomic security management system that could reduce IT professional's management burdens while enhancing the security posture of their HISs.
       
  • Revisiting VM performance and optimization challenges for big data
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 March 2019Source: Advances in ComputersAuthor(s): Muhammad Ziad Nayyer, Imran Raza, Syed Asad Hussain The concept of virtualization in cloud computing aims to maximize resource utilization and minimize cost by deploying multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) on a single physical server sharing resources such as CPU, Cache, I/O, and Memory. The sharing of these resources can cause severe performance degradation, thus requiring VM migration techniques for performance enhancement. The introduction of big data has made the performance enhancement more challenging due to extensive volume, velocity, variety, variability, and veracity of data. The existing VM performance and optimization challenges need to be optimized for big data use cases. This chapter presents big data triggered VM performance challenges focusing big data applications and storage migration in cloud computing. State of the art VM migration techniques are evaluated against challenges posed by big data to outline possible solutions and research challenges.
       
  • SSIM and ML based QoE enhancement approach in SDN context
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: Advances in ComputersAuthor(s): Asma Ben Letaifa Today, video streaming rose above all other traffic types over the internet. While providing this service with a high quality is the most challenging task, researchers are trying to solve the challenge by giving a more efficient network where congestion, broadband limitations and unsatisfied users are limited. In new multimedia based networks, new challenges move from technology-oriented services to user-oriented services which prove the importance of QoE. Service providers' growth depends nowadays not only on QoS parameters but also on clients' feeling and expectation. That is why; service providers must measure received QoE and this becomes a challenge regarding the evaluation of users' feeling. For users, qualitative perception differs from one user to another and service providers affront difficulties to transform the qualitative values into the quantitative one. The QoE evaluation needs more sophisticated methods to describe the real expectation of users. New multimedia applications provide at any user locations media who are sharing video, and communicating together in virtual network. These applications require providing the best possible QoE to consumers. When it comes to us, we present in this paper a machine learning approach combined with adaptive coding in order to provide a better QoE for video streaming services. This solution will be established using SDN architecture. We can justify this choice because we need a centralized architecture, where the totality of the network is known, to predict its status. So, we will implement a machine learning algorithm in the controller: this algorithm, called ML-based SSIM, will calculate approximately the quality needed for a video to be streamed. Finally, the quality found by the ML-based SSIM Algorithm will be combined with the network situation to choose the right coding. First part of the paper deals with an introduction of QoE requirement, metrics and protocols used especially in streaming services, then we give a complete study around Machine learning algorithms and other fields used in literature to enhance QoE. We define in this paper, at first, QoS and QoE, then the serving environment such as mobile cloud computing and software Defined Network (SDN). Then, we give both objective and subjective metrics, expose mathematical approaches used in modeling, predicting and evaluating QoE. Second, we expose the SSIM approach and explain how our proposed one is based on. The last part of the paper deals with experiments: we describe SDN environment deployment, describe scenarios and finally simulate on SDN emulator some topologies to demonstrate the impact of SDN components helping QoE measurement. At the end, we give the results and values. We highlight the future of our proposition.
       
  • Integrated platforms for blockchain enablement
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 March 2019Source: Advances in ComputersAuthor(s): Md Sadek Ferdous, Kamanashis Biswas, Mohammad Jabed Morshed Chowdhury, Niaz Chowdhury, Vallipuram Muthukkumarasamy The Internet of Things (IoT) is experiencing an exponential growth in a wide variety of use-cases in multiple application domains, such as healthcare, agriculture, smart cities, smart homes, supply chain, and so on. To harness its full potential, it must be based upon a resilient network architecture with strong support for security, privacy, and trust. Most of these issues still remain to be addressed carefully for the IoT systems. Blockchain technology has recently emerged as a breakthrough technology with the potential to deliver some valuable properties such as resiliency, support for integrity, anonymity, decentralization, and autonomous control. A number of blockchain platforms are proposed that may be suitable for different use-cases including IoT applications. In such, the possibility to integrate the IoT and blockchain technology is seen as a potential solution to address some crucial issues. However, to achieve this, there must be a clear understanding of the requirements of different IoT applications and the suitability of a blockchain platform for a particular application satisfying its underlying requirements. This chapter aims to achieve this goal by describing an evaluation framework which can be utilized to select a suitable blockchain platform for a given IoT application.
       
  • Intersections between IoT and distributed ledger
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 January 2019Source: Advances in ComputersAuthor(s): Hany F. Atlam, Gary B. Wills The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially. It allows not only humans but also all various devices and objects in the environment to be connected over the Internet to share their data to create new applications and services which result in a more convenient and connected lifestyle. However, the current centralized IoT architecture faces several issues. For instance, all computing operations of all nodes in the network are carried out using a single server. This creates a single point of failure in which if the server goes down, the entire system will be unavailable. Also, the IoT centralized architecture is an easy target of various types of security and privacy attacks, since all IoT data collected from different devices is under the full authority of a single server. Therefore, adopting one of the Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) for the IoT may be the right decision. One of the popular types of DLTs is the blockchain. It provides an immutable ledger with the capability of maintaining the integrity of transactions by decentralizing the ledger among participating nodes in the blockchain network which eliminates the need for a central authority. Integrating the IoT system with the blockchain technology can provide several benefits which can resolve the issues associated with the IoT centralized architecture. Therefore, this chapter provides a discussion of the intersection between IoT and DLTs. It started by providing an overview of the DLT by highlighting its main components, benefits and challenges. The centralized IoT system is also discussed with highlighting its essential limitations. Then, the integration of blockchain with IoT is presented by highlighting the integration benefits. Various application and challenges of integrating blockchain with IoT are also discussed.
       
  • Blockchain applications in healthcare and the opportunities and the
           advancements due to the new information technology framework
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 January 2019Source: Advances in ComputersAuthor(s): Ramzi Abujamra, David Randall The promise of blockchain extends into healthcare allowing a transformation of our current system and its use of information technology. The current use of information technology in healthcare can be advanced with blockchain. The fundamental values that blockchain will bring include decentralization due to its distributed ledger technology, interoperability and increased security and immutability. These benefits enable a healthcare system that is integrated, seamless and more secure and with an increased level of compliance. Blockchains offer the opportunity to deliver secure and highly efficient transaction processing between patient, provider and payer and other healthcare parties in a more efficient and seamless way. The use of smart contracts in healthcare is the catalyst by which blockchains can deliver these transactions in a transformative way. The application of blockchains combined with the Internet of Things (IoT) is also a catalyst that will enable these transactions to be processed to disrupt healthcare from its current state at this time. We explore ways that blockchain and its associated information technology will revolutionize our healthcare system that we believe would allow for a more efficient and fluid environment with improved cost efficiencies.
       
 
 
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