Computer

Issue 9 • 2017

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  • Front Cover 
  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): c1
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  • Achieve your career goals with the fit that’s right for you.

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): c2
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  • Table of Contents 
  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Masthead 
  • Masthead

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 3
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  • Elsewhere in the CS 
  • Computer Highlights Society Magazines

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):4 - 7
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  • Computing 
  • Let Us Entertain You

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • Computer's Legacy 
  • Revisiting the Impact of the Ada Programming Language

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):10 - 11
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  • 50 & 25 Years Ago 
  • 50 & 25 Years Ago

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Guest Editors’ Introduction 
  • Blockchain Technology in Finance

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):14 - 17
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  • Blockchain Technology in Finance 
  • Blockchain Technologies: The Foreseeable Impact on Society and Industry

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):18 - 28
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    The authors describe blockchain's fundamental concepts, provide perspectives on its challenges and opportunities, and trace its origins from the Bitcoin digital cash system to recent applications. View full abstract»

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  • A Distributed-Ledger Consortium Model for Collaborative Innovation

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):29 - 37
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    R3 has built a global consortium to focus on the application of distributed-ledger technology (DLT), which can help banks combat low return on equity and alleviate pressure on their operating costs. The authors explain the conditions that led to interest in DLT and introduce Corda, R3's shared ledger for recording and managing financial agreements. View full abstract»

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  • Blockchain Technology: Transforming Libertarian Cryptocurrency Dreams to Finance and Banking Realities

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):38 - 49
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    The financial technology (FinTech) sector sees high potential value in cryptocurrency blockchain protocols, or distributed-ledger technology (DLT). However, the requirements and guarantees of blockchains for cryptocurrencies do not match those of FinTech-from transaction throughput to security primitives and privacy. The author explores how blockchain research beyond Bitcoin is closing these gaps ... View full abstract»

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  • Validation and Verification of Smart Contracts: A Research Agenda

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):50 - 57
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    Smart contracts might encode legal contracts written in natural language to represent the contracting parties' shared understandings and intentions. The issues and research challenges involved in the validation and verification of smart contracts, particularly those running over blockchains and distributed ledgers, are explored. View full abstract»

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  • The Evolution of Bitcoin Hardware

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):58 - 66
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    Since its deployment in 2009, Bitcoin has achieved remarkable success and spawned hundreds of other cryptocurrencies. The author traces the evolution of the hardware underlying the system, from early GPU-based homebrew machines to today's datacenters powered by application-specific integrated circuits. These ASIC clouds provide a glimpse into planet-scale computing's future. View full abstract»

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  • Research Feature 
  • The Importance of Human Information Processing: A Behavioral Economics Model for Predicting Domain Name Choice

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):67 - 74
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    Studying the decisions of 25,646 domain name registrants reveals that behavioral economics models more accurately predict name choice than models based on expected utility theory. These findings have implications for Internet governance, and organizations that measure similarity and competition in domain name registration. View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 75
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  • Research Feature 
  • Thwarting DoS Attacks: A Framework for Detection based on Collective Anomalies and Clustering

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):76 - 82
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    A hybrid learning framework uses a collective anomaly to analyze patterns in denial-of-service attacks along with data clustering to distinguish an attack from normal network traffic. In two evaluation datasets, the framework achieved higher hit rates relative to existing anomaly-detection techniques. View full abstract»

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  • Standards 
  • Standardization and Certification Challenges for Biopharmaceutical Plants

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):83 - 86
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  • Out of Band 
  • Oh, What a Tangled Web: Russian Hacking, Fake News, and the 2016 US Presidential Election

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):87 - 91
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  • Cloud Cover 
  • Indie Fog: An Efficient Fog-Computing Infrastructure for the Internet of Things

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):92 - 98
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    Fog computing can help with some of the Internet of Things' limitations but also faces challenges of its own. The Indie Fog infrastructure could be a flexible, cost-effective way to cope with these challenges. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 99
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  • Cybertrust 
  • “Alexa, Can I Trust You?”

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):100 - 104
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    Several recent incidents highlight significant security and privacy risks associated with intelligent virtual assistants (IVAs). Better diagnostic testing of IVA ecosystems can reveal such vulnerabilities and lead to more trustworthy systems. View full abstract»

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  • Global Code 
  • Bringing the Benefits Home

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 105
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  • Challenge-Based Learning 
  • Purdue University Team Tackles Global Underwater-Vehicle Competition

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):106 - 110
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    Each year, the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center holds a remotely operated underwater-vehicle competition, with students from around the world undertaking tasks that simulate real-world implementations. A Purdue University team took home two first-place team awards and an individual achievement award. The web extra at https://youtu.be/wI9a4O4CgmU highlights the Purdue University student ... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 111
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