Advances in Computers

Advances in Computers

1st Edition - August 19, 2016
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  • Editor: Atif Memon
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128099414
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128051672

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Advances in Computers, the latest volume in the series published since 1960, presents detailed coverage of innovations in computer hardware, software, theory, design, and applications. In addition, it provides contributors with a medium in which they can explore their subjects in greater depth and breadth than journal articles usually allow. As a result, many articles have become standard references that continue to be of significant, lasting value in this rapidly expanding field.

Key Features

  • Provides in-depth surveys and tutorials on new computer technology
  • Presents well-known authors and researchers in the field
  • Includes extensive bibliographies with most chapters
  • Volumes are devoted to single themes or subfields of computer science


Researchers in high performance computer areas, hardware manufacturers, educational programs in physics and scientific computation and in computer science

Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • Chapter One: How Elasticity Property Plays an Important Role in the Cloud: A Survey
      • Abstract
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Cloud Elasticity
      • 3 Existing Cloud Elasticity Solutions
      • 4 Existing Research Issues of Cloud Elasticity
      • 5 How Elasticity Can Be Improved in the Cloud
      • 6 Conclusion
    • Chapter Two: Input-Sensitive Profiling: A Survey
      • Abstract
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Input-Sensitive Profiling Challenges
      • 3 Recent Researches on Input-Sensitive Profiling
      • 4 Related Work
      • 5 Conclusion
    • Chapter Three: Recent Advances in Regression Testing Techniques
      • Abstract
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Background
      • 3 Recent Advances in Regression Testing Techniques
      • 4 Conclusions
    • Chapter Four: Coverage-Based Software Testing: Beyond Basic Test Requirements
      • Abstract
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Definitions
      • 3 Early Techniques: Basic Coverage Criteria
      • 4 Early Techniques: Advanced Coverage Criteria
      • 5 Early Techniques: Profiling for Basic Coverage
      • 6 Efficient Profiling for Path Coverage
      • 7 Test Case Generation for Path Coverage
      • 8 Test Suite Minimization: Covering Complex tr's
      • 9 Test Suite Minimization: Covering Combinations of Basic tr's
      • 10 PBCOV: Property-Based Coverage Criterion
      • 11 UCov: User-Defined Coverage Criterion
      • 12 Conclusion
    • Author Index
    • Subject Index
    • Contents of Volumes in this Series

Product details

  • No. of pages: 182
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: August 19, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128099414
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128051672

About the Series Volume Editor

Atif Memon

Atif Memon

Atif M. Memon is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, where he founded and heads the Event Driven Software Lab (EDSL). Researchers at the EDSL study issues of design, development, quality assurance, and maintenance of such software applications. He designed and developed the model-based GUI testing software GUITAR, which operates on Android, iPhone, Java Swing, .NET, Java SWT, UNO, MS Windows, and web systems, and leverages a resource cloud for test automation. He has published over 90 research articles on the topic of event driven systems, software testing, and software engineering. He is the founder of the International Workshop on TESTing Techniques & Experimentation Benchmarks for Event-Driven Software (TESTBEDS). He also helped develop the workshop on Experimental Evaluation of Software and Systems in Computer Science (EVALUATE).

He is the Serial Editor of Advances in Computers, published by Elsevier. This series, since its first volume in 1960 and now the oldest series still being published, covers new developments in computer technology. He is an elected member of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation ICST, the largest conference on software testing. He serves on various editorial boards, including that of the Journal of Software Testing, Verification, and Reliability. He has served on numerous National Science Foundation panels and program committees, including ICSE, FSE, ICST, WWW, ASE, ICSM, and WCRE. He is currently serving on a National Academy of Sciences panel as an expert in the area of Computer Science and Information Technology, for the Pakistan-U.S. Science and Technology Cooperative Program, sponsored by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

He has a joint appointment in the University's Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in Computer Science in 2001, and started at the University of Maryland soon thereafter. In 2007 he was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Software at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a visiting researcher at Tata Research Development and Design Centre.

Affiliations and Expertise

Univeristy of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA