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June 18, 2021

Toward effective robot-child tutoring: internal motivation, behavioral intervention, and learning outcomes
Are robots effective learning tools for children? This paper hopes to answer this question. However, the study seems to raise more questions than it answers due to its short time frame (two weeks) and limited participation (29... more
Copernicus completely reoriented our view of astronomical phenomena when he suggested that the earth revolves about the sun. There is a growing feeling... more
- Charles W. Bachman (1973)
Securing and self recovery of virtual machines in cloud with an autonomic approach using snapshots: Mobile Networks and Applications

Virtual machines (VMs) in the form of cloud computing are now mainstream for the delivery of information technology (IT) services. However, the environment in which these VMs run is complex and prone... more

General (C.2.0) | Jun 17 21

Knowledge management for self-organised resource allocation: ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems

Social systems are mainly controlled self-organizing systems dependent on participation and cooperation. The complexity of the social world... more

Distributed Artificial Intelligence (I.2.11) | Jun 10 21

A survey on gait recognition: ACM Computing Surveys

Gait recognition is a biometric method that uses sensor data to recognize people based on body shape and walking styles. Gait data is acquired from video images, inertial sensors, or sensors in the environment... more

Introductory & Survey (A.1) | Jun 8 21

Toward effective robot-child tutoring: ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems

Are robots effective learning tools for children? This paper hopes to answer this question. However, the study seems to raise more questions than it answers... more

Education (J.1...) | Jun 7 21

ChronicleDB: a high-performance event store: ACM Transactions on Database Systems

A database is a warehouse of information; its contents can be anything from bank account details for millions of customers to the large historical weather-related data used for analysis. There are several database... more

General (H.2.0) | Jun 2 21

Rehumanized crowdsourcing: CHI 19

Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining information or input into a task from a large number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet. With its fast growth, crowdsourcing has produced large volumes of data manually labeled via human crowds... more

Human Factors (H.1.2...) | Jun 1 21

Incomplete SMT techniques for solving non-linear formulas over the integers: ACM Transactions on Computational Logic

It is well known that nonlinear integer arithmetic is undecidable due to a negative answer to Hilbert’s tenth problem. Still, constraint solving over nonlinear integer polynomials has attracted considerable attention... more

General (G.0) | May 27 21

Quality of CRM systems: a systematic mapping study: SBQS 19

Editor’s Note: All papers in the Proceedings of the XVIII Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality (SBQS 2019) are in Portuguese. Companies use customer relationship management (CRM) systems to collect/update... more

General (D.2.0) | May 24 21

Technological research methodology to manage organizational change: TEEM 19

Change management is essential for all organizations to ensure that the desired benefits of the change process are actually achieved. This paper focuses on the design of a technological research methodology for... more

General (J.0) | May 14 21

Gradient algorithms for complex non-Gaussian independent component/vector extraction, question of convergence: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing

Blind source separation/extraction (BSS/BSE) methods are widely applicable, from wireless communication to cosmic explorations. They are subsets of blind... more

Signal Processing (I.5.4...) | May 13 21

Cognition and intractability

Is thinking computable--not just in principle, but in practice? In the past this was the subject of vigorous exchanges between philosophers [1,2,3]; today, with the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) appearing ever brighter--in what is arguably its third or fourth incarnation... more
Complexity Measures & Classes (F.1.3) | Jun 15 21

Automated machine learning: methods, systems, challenges

A dataset, generically speaking, is a collection of numbers. It constitutes an information element when structure and context are assigned. The objective of machine learning (ML) is to interpret an information element as a human would. This requires further... more
Learning (I.2.6) | Jun 14 21

Fuzzy collaborative forecasting and clustering

Collaborative machine learning (ML)--sometimes known as federated ML--has been gaining momentum in the last few years for several in-demand reasons, including privacy-preserving data analysis, sharing complex computations (such as those required for model... more
Fuzzy Set (I.5.1...) | Jun 14 21

Blown to bits (2nd ed.)

Technology has generated cultural anxiety throughout history [1]. Digital technologies are no exception. Digitalization anxiety greatly relates to high levels of uncertainty regarding the implications brought by “the integration of [digital] technologies in all aspects of daily... more
Social Issues (K.4.2) | Jun 9 21

Advanced Perl programming

Advanced Perl programming is the third book in a three-book set by William “Bo” Rothwell [1,2]. The three books are titled (and subtitled) in a manner suggesting a pedagogy in Perl that takes readers from a novice state to an expert state. This was an... more
Perl (D.4.9...) | Jun 4 21

Uncertainty management with fuzzy and rough sets

This volume contains papers presented at the Second International Symposium on Fuzzy and Rough Sets. The symposium drew 55 submissions; 30 were accepted for presentation. Extended versions of 20 accepted papers are included in this book, published in Springer’s... more
General (F.0) | Jun 3 21

Advanced Perl Programming

I am not an everyday Perl programmer; that said, since learning it in the mid-90s from an excellent book by Randal L. Schwartz [1], I am always on the lookout to expand my knowledge of the language to see what else I need to acquire to become an expert. This... more
Perl (D.4.9...) | May 31 21

Bayesian analysis in natural language processing (2nd ed.)

Morgan & Claypool’s “Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies” series provides grounded theory and practical approaches in an applied research sense. This book is in this series. Chapter 1 gives an... more
Natural Language Processing (I.2.7) | May 28 21


“Digital security” has been a buzzword of the past decades. The vulnerabilities grow as fast as the digital networks and systems, or rather faster--all new technologies add to the long list of possible means and/or targets for hackers. A personal laptop or... more
Government (J.1...) | May 26 21

Concept invention

The book introduces concept invention and foundations. This includes the idea of concept blending, defined as the mechanism where two concepts or more are combined into a blended concept. The book also brings together the topics of concept amalgamation... more
Social & Behavioral Sciences (J.4) | May 25 21

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