Advances in Computers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123855121, 9780123855138

Advances in Computers, Volume 82

1st Edition

Editors: Marvin Zelkowitz
eBook ISBN: 9780123855138
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123855121
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 31st March 2011
Page Count: 304
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Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • The Hows and Whys of Information Markets
    • 1. Business Intelligence and Information Markets
    • 2. Information Markets Theory Base
    • 3. How Information Markets Work
    • 4. Information Markets Applications
    • 5. Information Aggregation Methods in Information Markets
    • 6. The Advantages of Information Markets
    • 7. Research Directions for Information Markets
  • Measuring and Monitoring Technical Debt
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. The Technical Debt Metaphor
    • 3. Related Work
    • 4. Managing Technical Debt
    • 5. Open Research Issues
    • 6. Conclusion
  • A Taxonomy and Survey of Energy-Efficient Data Centers and Cloud Computing Systems
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Power and Energy Models
    • 3. Problems of High Power and Energy Consumption
    • 4. Taxonomy of Power/Energy Management in Computing Systems
    • 5. Hardware and Firmware Level
    • 6. Operating System Level
    • 7. Virtualization Level
    • 8. Data Center Level
    • 9. Conclusions and Future Directions
    • Acknowledgments
    • Appendix A. Operating System Level Research Works
    • Appendix B. Data Center Level Research Works
  • Applications of Mobile Agents in Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Architecting MA Applications and Systems for WSN
    • 3. Programmable Tasking of WSN
    • 4. Embedding Agents in RFID Tags
    • 5. Final Summary and Conclusion
    • Acknowledgments
  • Virtual Graphics for Broadcast Production
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. A Short History of Virtual and Augmented Reality in TV Production
    • 3. Elements of a TV Production System Incorporating Virtual Graphics
    • 4. Virtual Graphics for Sports
    • 5. Compositing Real Images into the 3D Model
    • 6. Conclusions
    • Acknowledgments
  • Advanced Applications of Virtual Reality
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Virtual Reality Technology
    • 3. Scientific Visualization
    • 4. Real-Time Data Visualization
    • 5. Information Visualization
    • 6. Cultural Heritage Visualization
    • 7. Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments


This series, since its first volume in 1960 and now the oldest series still being published, covers new developments in computer technology. Each volume contains 5 to 7 chapters, and 3 volumes are produced annually. Most chapters present an overview of a current subfield within computer science, including many citations and often new developments in the field by the authors of the individual chapters. Topics include hardware, software, web technology, communications, theoretic underpinnings of computing and novel applications of computers. The book series is a valuable addition to university courses that emphasize the topics under discussion in that particular volume, as well as belonging on the bookshelf of industrial practitioners who need to implement many of the technologies that are described.

Key Features

  • In-depth surveys and tutorials on new computer technology
  • Well-known authors and researchers in the field
  • Extensive bibliographies with most chapters
  • Many of the volumes are devoted to single themes or subfields of computer science


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


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About the Editors

Marvin Zelkowitz Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science, College Park, USA