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An army of me: sockpuppets in online discussion communities
Online discussion platforms have become an important part of social life. However, they may be abused, for instance, to deceive and create an illusion of public consensus or save people from being banned, or to vandalize content on platforms like Wikipedia using “sockpuppets”... more
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Today, we are repeatedly told that we are in the midst of a communications revolution. But the electric telegraph was, in many ways, far more... more
- Tom Standage (1999)
Articles
iMapReduce: a distributed computing framework for iterative computation: Journal of Grid Computing

MapReduce is one of the most popular standard algorithms in distributed processing. This paper contributes to performance improvement in MapReduce, which otherwise performs low on social... more

General (D.1.0) | Sep 28 21

Web portals for high-performance computing: a survey: ACM Transactions on the Web

High-performance computing (HPC) offers researchers the performance they need to solve complex problems. However, as these researchers are specialized in areas not related to HPC, web interfaces facilitate... more

Cloud Computing (C.2.4...) | Sep 24 21

An evaluation of the cost and performance of scientific workflows on Amazon EC2: Journal of Grid Computing

Cloud computing is becoming popular for computing that requires large processing power and massive data volume. The work reported here aims to study scientific workflows... more

Business (J.1...) | Sep 23 21

Understanding movement in context with heterogeneous data: MOVE 19

Mobility studies on humans, vehicles, and animals involve trajectory data, which allows for location tracking over time per entity. Trajectory data can help with analyzing and understanding the location... more

General (H.0) | Sep 22 21

Near optimal online algorithms and fast approximation algorithms for resource allocation problems: Journal of the ACM

The resource allocation problem is an age-old problem with a rich history. This paper revisits the resource allocation problem, albeit in a different setting, finding “a middle ground between worst-case and... more

Algorithm Design & Analysis (G.4...) | Sep 21 21

Attention models in graphs: a survey: ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data

Having spent some time on early attempts to bring together neural networks and symbol-oriented knowledge representation, I am intrigued by the more recent work on deep learning and knowledge graphs. While many of the... more

Graph Theory (G.2.2) | Sep 20 21

EventAction: ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems

If tables of complex data lack sufficient visual analytics illustrations on which recommender system to use, users will go to another website for better illustrations. The more complex the analysis of similar record... more

Visual (I.6.8...) | Sep 9 21

Law, technology and policies: a complex negotiation to generate value: ICEEG 19

The profoundly worded title refers to issues that are not profoundly analyzed in the paper. The authors discuss the presumably poor performance of a government-owned electronic market portal (relative to privately owned... more

Legal Aspects of Computing (K.5) | Sep 1 21

Defining through expansion: CHI 18

An asynchronous remote community is basically a web-based focus group. The research reported here confirms the expectation that it is especially effective in research with stigmatized groups--in this case, people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)... more

Ethics (K.4.1...) | Sep 1 21

Automated expertise retrieval: a taxonomy-based survey and open issues: ACM Computing Surveys

Due to the rigorous advancement in skill sets through knowledge enhancement, multiple methods of sharing the required skills can challenge industries that are looking for the “right fit.” At the same time, the... more

General (H.0) | Aug 31 21

Books
Designing with the mind in mind (3rd ed.)

This thoroughly engaging book offers explicit advice for the construction of user interfaces without involving one specification, development platform, or line of code. This is the third edition, but this review offers no... more
User Interfaces (D.2.2...) | Sep 27 21

Design automation of cyber-physical systems

Cyber-physical systems (CPSs) combine the cyber principle of cognitive control systems with the physical elements of information perception and environmental impact, controlled or monitored with the help of computer-based algorithms. CPSs are used in an... more
General (B.0) | Sep 17 21

Exploring advanced features in C#: enhance your code and productivity

Words like “advanced” and “expert” are vague enough to be almost meaningless. It is not unreasonable to expect, however, that a book with the word “advanced” in the title will deliver more than a general... more
C# (D.3.2...) | Sep 16 21

Enterprise risk management models (3rd ed.)

From the back cover: “This book offers a comprehensive guide to several aspects of risk, including information systems, disaster management, supply chain and disaster management perspectives”--the redundancy is... more
Business (J.1...) | Sep 15 21

Digital image forensics: theory and implementation

The introduction promises a great deal for an 89-page volume: the text “investigate[s] which device (or class of device) captured or formed the image” with “several state-of-the-art techniques ... reviewed in detail”; and seven kinds of image forgery detection are... more
Image Processing & Computer Vision (I.4) | Sep 14 21

Retrospectives antipatterns

The book is a collection of antipatterns that can emerge while conducting retrospectives in agile environments. The antipatterns discussed are from the author’s experiences. The collection includes structural, planning, and people antipatterns. The preface introduces... more
Software Maintenance (K.6.3...) | Sep 13 21

Doing agile right: transformation without chaos

By now most computing professionals know that, according to the 2001 Agile Manifesto, agile practitioners aim to improve software development by valuing “individuals and interactions over processes and tools,” “working software over comprehensive... more
Software Development (K.6.3...) | Sep 10 21

Quality of experience and learning in information systems

The primary mission of this book is to discuss the experiences (in toto) of anyone learning and using any new infonomics technology. However, that experience is viewed from several venues, that is, trust, bias in design, and personal freedom. As the various... more
Social & Behavioral Sciences (J.4) | Sep 8 21

Inclusive design for a digital world

Having taught courses in user-centered design (UCD) and human-computer interaction (HCI) for over 20 years, I am familiar with both the history of the field and the methods and tools currently in use. On several occasions, I’ve also had the chance to work... more
Assistive Technologies (K.4.2...) | Sep 7 21

Intelligent systems and methods to combat Covid-19

The book describes intelligent systems and methods to combat Covid-19. It is composed of ten chapters. The first chapter describes multimodal algorithms to predict Covid-19. It provides background to distinguish between... more
Health (J.3...) | Sep 6 21


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