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2018 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications/ 12th IEEE International Conference On Big Data Science And Engineering (TrustCom/BigDataSE)

The conference aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners in the world working on trusted computing and communications, with regard to trust, security, privacy, reliability, dependability, survivability, availability, and fault tolerance aspects of computer systems and networks, and providing a forum to present and discuss emerging ideas and trends in this highly challenging research field


2018 18th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGRID)

Cluster Computing, Grid Computing, Edge Computing, Cloud Computing, Parallel Computing, Distributed Computing


2018 20th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

With technically co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc(Communications Society), IEEE ComSoc CISTC(Communications & Information Security Technical Community), and IEEE ComSoc ONTC(Optical Networking Technical Community), the ICACT(International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology) Conference has been providing an open forum for scholars, researchers, and engineers to the extensive exchange of information on newly emerging technologies, standards, services, and applications in the area of the advanced communications technology. The conference official language is English. All the presented papers have been published in the Conference Proceedings, and posted on the ICACT Website and IEEE Xplore Digital Library since 2004. The honorable ICACT Out-Standing Paper Award list has been posted on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library also, and all the Out-Standing papers are subjected to the invited paper of the "ICACT Transactions on the Advanced Communications Technology" Journal issued by GIRI

  • 2017 19th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    With technically co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc(Communications Society), IEEE ComSoc CISTC(Communications & Information Security Technical Community), and IEEE ComSoc ONTC(Optical Networking Technical Community), the ICACT(International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology) Conference has been providing an open forum for scholars, researchers, and engineers to the extensive exchange of information on newly emerging technologies, standards, services, and applications in the area of the advanced communications technology. The conference official language is English. All the presented papers have been published in the Conference Proceedings, and posted on the ICACT Website and IEEE Xplore Digital Library since 2004. The honorable ICACT Out-Standing Paper Award list has been posted on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library also, and all the Out-Standing papers are subjected to the invited paper of the "ICACT Transactions on the Advanced Communications Technology" Journal issued by

  • 2016 18th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    With technically co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc(Communications Society), IEEE ComSoc CISTC(Communications & Information Security Technical Community), and IEEE ComSoc ONTC(Optical Networking Technical Community), the ICACT(International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology) Conference has been providing an open forum for scholars, researchers, and engineers to the extensive exchange of information on newly emerging technologies, standards, services, and applications in the area of the advanced communications technology. The conference official language is English. All the presented papers have been published in the Conference Proceedings, and posted on the ICACT Website and IEEE Xplore Digital Library since 2004. The honorable ICACT Out-Standing Paper Award list has been posted on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library also, and all the Out-Standing papers are subjected to the invited paper of the "ICACT Transactions on the Advanced Communications Technology" Journal issued by GiRI.

  • 2015 17th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    With technically co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc(Communications Society), IEEE ComSoc CISTC(Communications & Information Security Technical Community), and IEEE ComSoc ONTC(Optical Networking Technical Community), the ICACT(International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology) Conference has been providing an open forum for scholars, researchers, and engineers to the extensive exchange of information on newly emerging technologies, standards, services, and applications in the area of the advanced communications technology. The conference official language is English. All the presented papers have been published in the Conference Proceedings, and posted on the ICACT Website and IEEE Xplore Digital Library since 2004. The honorable ICACT Out-Standing Paper Award list has been posted on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library also, and all the Out-Standing papers are subjected to the invited paper of the "ICACT Transactions on the Advanced Communications Technology" Journal issued by GiRI.

  • 2014 16th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    Technology, service, architecture, strategy, and policy in newly emerging system, standard, service, and variety of application on the area of telecommunications. ICACT 2014 provides an open forum for scholar, researcher, engineer, policy maker, network planner, and service provider in the advanced communication technologies.

  • 2013 15th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    Technology, standard, service, architecture, strategy, and policy in newly emerging systems and a variety of applications in the area of communications. ICACT2013 provides an open forum for scholar, researcher, engineer, policy maker, network planner, and service provider in the advanced communications technologies.

  • 2012 14th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    Technology, service, architecture, strategy, and policy in newly emerging systems, standards, service, and a variety of applications in the area of telecommunicatons. ICACT 2012 provides an open forum for scholars, researchers, engineers, policy makers, network planners, and service providers in the advanced communication technologies.

  • 2011 13th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT) provides an open forum for researchers, engineers, policy, network planners, and service providers in the advanced communication technologies. Extensive exchange of information will be provided on newly emerging systems, standards, services, and variety of applications on the area of telecommunications.

  • 2010 12th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    ICACT is an annual conference providing an open forum for researchers, engineers, network planners, and service providers in telecommunications. Extensive exchange of information will be provided on newly emerging systems, standards, services, and variety of applications in the area of telecommunications.

  • 2009 11th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

    ICACT is an annual conference providing an open forum for researchers, engineers, network planners, and service providers in telecommunications. Extensive exchange of information will be provided on newly emerging systems, standards, services, and variety of applications in the area of telecommunications.

  • 2008 10th International Conference Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

  • 2007 9th International Conference Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

  • 2006 8th International Conference Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

  • 2005 7th International Conference Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)

  • 2004 6th International Conference Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT)


2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering.Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and postersessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE


2018 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)

UPEC is a long-established international conference which provides a major forum for scientists, young researchers, PhD students and engineers worldwide to present, review and discuss the latest developments in Electrical Power Engineering and relevant technologies including energy storage and renewables

  • 2016 51st International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)

    UPEC is a long-established conference, which is very popular with young researchers, PhD students and engineers from the electrical power industry. The aim of the conference is to allow participants to exchange experiences and discuss the most up-to-date topics in Power Engineering. The global energy challenge, the ageing of electrical networks in industrial countries, and the extension of the grid systems in developing countries require significant research input in the area. UPEC is an ideal forum to address some of these issues, and to network and meet with talented engineers and innovators in these areas.

  • 2015 50th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)

    The conference provides a major international focus for the presentation, discussion and exchange of information concerning new trends in Electrical Power Engineering. The conference is very popular with young researchers, PhD students and engineers from the electrical power industry. Given the major challenges now facing the electrical power industry, and the energy sector in general, this conference provides an ideal opportunity to address some of these challenges.

  • 2014 49th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)

    Given the major challenges now facing the electrical power industry, and the energy sector in general, this conference provides an ideal opportunity to address some of these challenges. It also provides the opportunity to network and to meet the experts in these areas.

  • 2013 48th Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)

    The conference provides a major international focus for the presentation, discussion and exchange of information concerning new trends in Electrical Power Engineering. The conference is very popular with young researchers, PhD students and engineers from the electrical power industry. Given the major challenges now facing the electrical power industry, and the energy sector in general, this conference provides an ideal opportunity to address some of these challenges.

  • 2012 47th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)

    A major international forum for the presentation, discussion and exchange of information concerning new trends in electrical power engineering. To become better informed about the latest developments in the field of power engineering.

  • 2010 45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)

    The global energy challenge, the ageing of electrical networks in industrial countries, and the extension of the grids in developing countries require significant research effort and the need for talented engineers and innovators is critical to the electrical energy industry. UPEC is an ideal forum to address such issues, and to network and meet experts in these areas

  • 2009 44th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)

    UPEC has been long-established as a major annual international forum for the presentation, discussion and exchange of information concerning new trends in all areas of electric power engineering. Contributions from younger engineers and researchers are particularly encouraged at UPEC, where ideas can be aired freely and new relationships developed.

  • 2008 43rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)

    Its aim will be to provide a professional forum for engineers and research scientists from the universities, consultants, and in the manufacturing and supply industries opportunities to present their work and explore potential trends and recent developments, current practices in Power Engineering and related fields.

  • 2007 Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)

  • 2006 International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)

  • 2004 International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)


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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE

The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine publishes articles concerned with the various aspects of systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments.


Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on

Contains articles on the applications and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Power applications include magnet design as well asmotors, generators, and power transmission


Circuits and Systems Magazine, IEEE


Communications Magazine, IEEE

IEEE Communications Magazine was the number three most-cited journal in telecommunications and the number eighteen cited journal in electrical and electronics engineering in 2004, according to the annual Journal Citation Report (2004 edition) published by the Institute for Scientific Information. Read more at http://www.ieee.org/products/citations.html. This magazine covers all areas of communications such as lightwave telecommunications, high-speed data communications, personal communications ...


Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on

Methods, algorithms, and human-machine interfaces for physical and logical design, including: planning, synthesis, partitioning, modeling, simulation, layout, verification, testing, and documentation of integrated-circuit and systems designs of all complexities. Practical applications of aids resulting in producible analog, digital, optical, or microwave integrated circuits are emphasized.


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A transformerless single-phase utility interface converter to attenuate common-mode voltage for DC microgrid

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES), Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, US', u'full_name': u'Fang Chen'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES), Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, US', u'full_name': u'Rolando Burgos'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES), Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, US', u'full_name': u'Dushan Boroyevich'}] 2017 IEEE 3rd International Future Energy Electronics Conference and ECCE Asia (IFEEC 2017 - ECCE Asia), None

DC power distribution gains popularity in future residential, renewable energy, transportation and data centers. Such dc system can be connected to ac system through bidirectional interface converter. Compared with isolated converters, transformerless solutions have the advantages of higher power density, efficiency, and lower cost. One concern about the non-isolated connection is the coupled common-mode voltage through ground and the resultant ...


Fault-tolerant Utility Interface power converter for low-voltage microgrids

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering - Federal University of Minas Gerais - Av. Antônio Carlos 6627, 31270-901, Belo Horizonte, Brazil', u'full_name': u'Alysson A. P. Machado'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering - Federal University of Minas Gerais - Av. Antônio Carlos 6627, 31270-901, Belo Horizonte, Brazil', u'full_name': u'Danilo I. Brandao'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering - Federal University of Minas Gerais - Av. Antônio Carlos 6627, 31270-901, Belo Horizonte, Brazil', u'full_name': u'Igor A. Pires'}, {u'author_order': 4, u'affiliation': u'Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering - Federal University of Minas Gerais - Av. Antônio Carlos 6627, 31270-901, Belo Horizonte, Brazil', u'full_name': u'Braz de J. C. Filho'}] 2017 IEEE 8th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG), None

The utility interface (UI) converter is a three-phase power conversion unit equipped with energy storage which governs the interaction between the utility grid and the microgrid. The non-interruptive operation of UI is desired due to its several functions: (1) in grid-connected operation it performs as a voltage-supporting unit regulating the power flow through the microgrid point of common coupling, and ...


An improved hybrid multilevel converter topology as a utility interface for photovoltaic systems

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran', u'full_name': u'Seyed Hossein Hosseini'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran', u'full_name': u'Amirreza Zarrin'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran', u'full_name': u'Sasan Karimiyeh'}] 2016 16th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS), None

In this paper, a hybrid power electronic topology is presented for grid- connected PV panels. The proposed structure comprises of a dual active bridge (DAB) converter along with a multilevel converter which is based on diode- clamped structure. The DAB converter is connected to the proposed multilevel converter using a DC-link capacitor. The proposed hybrid converter can increase the produced ...


Autoinspection and Permitting With a PV Utility Interface (PUI) for Residential Plug-and-Play Solar Photovoltaic Unit

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA', u'full_name': u'Md Tanvir Arafat Khan'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA', u'full_name': u'Gregory Norris'}, {u'author_order': 3, u'affiliation': u'Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA', u'full_name': u'Ritwik Chattopadhyay'}, {u'author_order': 4, u'affiliation': u'Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA', u'full_name': u'Iqbal Husain'}, {u'author_order': 5, u'affiliation': u'Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA', u'full_name': u'Subhashish Bhattacharya'}] IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 2017

Renewable energy resources are becoming popular with mass adoption in residential and commercial applications because of gradual cost reduction along with continuous technical advancements. Photovoltaic (PV) energy is one of the biggest players of renewable energy installations although soft costs remain as the major barrier for higher penetration of PV systems. To address the cost challenges, a plug-and-play (PnP) system ...


Analysis and design of a high-frequency link DC to utility interface using square-wave output resonant inverter

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700, British Columbia, CANADA V8W2Y2', u'full_name': u'A. K. S. Bhat'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M5S1A4', u'full_name': u'S. B. Dewan'}] 1986 17th Annual IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, None

A line current modulated high-frequency (hf) link dc to utility interface power conditioning system using a square-wave output resonant inverter is proposed. The proposed system consists of a square wave output hf resonant inverter, a rectifier and a line connected inverter. The system is modeled using Constant current model for the high-frequency inverter and Step model for the dc link ...


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  • User Interface Design for Low-literate and Novice Users:Past, Present and Future

    One of the greatest challenges in providing information and communication technology access is that about 775 million people in the world are completely non-literate and many are able to read only with great difficulty and effort. Even though mobile phone penetration is growing very fast, people with low levels of literacy have been found to avoid complex functions, and primarily use mobile phones for voice communication only. User Interface Design for Low- literate and Novice Users: Past, Present and Future looks at how we can design information and communications technology (ICT) user interfaces (UIs) in a way that novice and low-literate users can access a broad range of services and utilities, increasingly available to them, with minimal training and external assistance. It begins by observing the challenges in designing for low- literate users, and in conducting user studies among low-income communities in the developing world. It discusses techniques used by researchers in overcom ng some of these challenges. It presents a review of existing examples of UIs for novice and low-literate users, which have used various combinations of input-output modalities other than text. It goes on to discuss strong trends that are starting to emerge in this design space and concludes with opportunities and future directions for research and design of UIs targeted at populations with low-literacy. User Interface Design for Low-literate and Novice Users: Past, Present and Future is relevant for anyone with an interest in user experience design and technology for global development.

  • Electrocorticogram as a Brain-Computer Interface Signal Source

    The use of electrocorticogram (ECoG) as the signal source for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) has advantages for both the potential BCI user and the BCI researcher. However, research using ECoG can be logistically challenging. Visualization of time- and frequencybased characteristics of movement-related potentials in ECoG illustrates the features available for detection by a BCI and their spatial distribution. A quantitative comparison of the detection possible with EEG and ECoG verifies the signal quality advantages of ECoG and the utility of spatial filtering for improving detection. A quadratic detector based on a twocovariance signal model is presented as the basis for a BCI using ECoG, and the detection achieved by the quadratic detector is compared to BCI methods based on cross-correlation and bandpower. The quadratic detector provides dramatically improved detection and response time over the cross-correlation-based method.

  • Network Optimization Theory

    This chapter presents material required for an understanding of layering as an optimization decomposition where each layer corresponds to a decomposed subproblem, and the interfaces among layers are quantified as functions of the optimization variables coordinating the subproblems. Decomposition theory provides the analytical tool for the design of modularized and distributed control of networks. The chapter also presents the results of horizontal decomposition into distributed computation and vertical decomposition into functional modules such as congestion control, routing, scheduling, random access, power control, and channel coding. It discusses the TCP/IP interaction and also discusses the primal and dual decomposition for decoupling constraints. The chapter describes the consistency pricing for decoupling objective function, and alternative decompositions. It illustrates how the dual decomposition approach can be applied to the basic network utility maximization (NUM) problem to produce the standard dual decomposition based distributed algorithm.

  • Core-Task Design:A Practice-Theory Approach to Human Factors

    This book focuses on design of work from the human-factors (HF) perspective. In the approach referred to as Core-Task Design (CTD), work is considered practice, composed of human actors, the physical and social environment, and the tools used for reaching the actors' objectives. This book begins with consideration of an industrial case, the modernization of a nuclear power plant automation system, and the related human-system interfaces in the control room. This case illustrates generic design dilemmas that invite one to revisit human-factors research methodology: Human factors should adopt practice as a new unit of analysis and should accept intervention as an inherent feature of its methodology. These suggestions are put into practice in the CTD approach, according to which three general design functions are performed, those being: -understand-to-generalize--empirical analysis of the work at hand, -foresee-the-promise--creation of concepts for future work, and -in ervene-to-develop--participatory development and design of work. For fulfillment fulfillment of each of the design functions, several CTD methods are introduced. The methods are aimed at modeling the core task and analyzing how the actors actually take the core task features into account in order to achieve balance between potentially conflicting demands in action. Thereby, new understanding of the core task is acquired. Further methods focus on projecting the roles and functionality of technologies in the future work and on implementing changes to the work. Specific studies of the nuclear power plant's control-room renewal constitute an example demonstrating a core task and the associated methods. We argue that the CTD approach offers clear utility for the design of future technology, work, and everyday services and environments. CTD utilizes achievements of practice theory in the social sciences to generate a creative synthesis of Cognitive Work Analysis, semiotic analy is of practice, and the cultural-historical theory of activity. Core- Task Design facilitates dialogue among human-factors experts, design engineers, and end users in their joint development of work. The intended audience of this book is students, researchers, and practitioners of human factors, industrial art and design, and instrumentation and control-system design.

  • Automated Metadata in Multimedia Information Systems

    Improvements in network bandwidth along with dramatic drops in digital storage and processing costs have resulted in the explosive growth of multimedia (combinations of text, image, audio, and video) resources on the Internet and in digital repositories. A suite of computer technologies delivering speech, image, and natural language understanding can automatically derive descriptive metadata for such resources. Difficulties for end users ensue, however, with the tremendous volume and varying quality of automated metadata for multimedia information systems. This lecture surveys automatic metadata creation methods for dealing with multimedia information resources, using broadcast news, documentaries, and oral histories as examples. Strategies for improving the utility of such metadata are discussed, including computationally intensive approaches, leveraging multimodal redundancy, folding in context, and leaving precision-recall tradeoffs under user control. Interfaces building from auto atically generated metadata are presented, illustrating the use of video surrogates in multimedia information systems. Traditional information retrieval evaluation is discussed through the annual National Institute of Standards and Technology TRECVID forum, with experiments on exploratory search extending the discussion beyond fact-finding to broader, longer term search activities of learning, analysis, synthesis, and discovery. Table of Contents: Evolution of Multimedia Information Systems: 1990-2008 / Survey of Automatic Metadata Creation Methods / Refinement of Automatic Metadata / Multimedia Surrogates / End-User Utility for Metadata and Surrogates: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Satisfaction

  • Design and lmplementation or the WordNet Lexical Database and Searching Sortware

    This chapter contains sections titled: Lexical Flles, Archive System, Tile Wordnet Lexical Database, Grinder Utility, Retrieving Lexical Information, X Windows Interface, Morphology, Portability And Distribution, Notes, References

  • Listings

    This chapter contains sections titled: The diagnosis programs, The diagnosis system, The Model Inference System, A general refinement operator, A refinement operator for definite clause grammars, Search strategies, Pruning search of the refinement graph, The interactive debugging system, The bug - correction program, Database interface utilities, General utilities, Initialization, Type inference and checking, A note on Prolog programming style

  • Notes

    Long ago, in 1985, personal computers came in two general categories: the friendly, childish game machine used for fun (exemplified by Atari and Commodore products); and the boring, beige adult box used for business (exemplified by products from IBM). The game machines became fascinating technical and artistic platforms that were of limited real-world utility. The IBM products were all utility, with little emphasis on aesthetics and no emphasis on fun. Into this bifurcated computing environment came the Commodore Amiga 1000. This personal computer featured a palette of 4,096 colors, unprecedented animation capabilities, four-channel stereo sound, the capacity to run multiple applications simultaneously, a graphical user interface, and powerful processing potential. It was, Jimmy Maher writes in The Future Was Here, the world's first true multimedia personal computer. Maher argues that the Amiga's capacity to store and display color photographs, manipulate video (giving amateurs access to professional tools), and use recordings of real- world sound were the seeds of the digital media future: digital cameras, Photoshop, MP3 players, and even YouTube, Flickr, and the blogosphere. He examines different facets of the platform--from Deluxe Paint to AmigaOS to Cinemaware--in each chapter, creating a portrait of the platform and the communities of practice that surrounded it. Of course, Maher acknowledges, the Amiga was not perfect: the DOS component of the operating systems was clunky and ill-matched, for example, and crashes often accompanied multitasking attempts. And Commodore went bankrupt in 1994. But for a few years, the Amiga's technical qualities were harnessed by engineers, programmers, artists, and others to push back boundaries and transform the culture o f computing.

  • Bibliography

    Long ago, in 1985, personal computers came in two general categories: the friendly, childish game machine used for fun (exemplified by Atari and Commodore products); and the boring, beige adult box used for business (exemplified by products from IBM). The game machines became fascinating technical and artistic platforms that were of limited real-world utility. The IBM products were all utility, with little emphasis on aesthetics and no emphasis on fun. Into this bifurcated computing environment came the Commodore Amiga 1000. This personal computer featured a palette of 4,096 colors, unprecedented animation capabilities, four-channel stereo sound, the capacity to run multiple applications simultaneously, a graphical user interface, and powerful processing potential. It was, Jimmy Maher writes in The Future Was Here, the world's first true multimedia personal computer. Maher argues that the Amiga's capacity to store and display color photographs, manipulate video (giving amateurs access to professional tools), and use recordings of real- world sound were the seeds of the digital media future: digital cameras, Photoshop, MP3 players, and even YouTube, Flickr, and the blogosphere. He examines different facets of the platform--from Deluxe Paint to AmigaOS to Cinemaware--in each chapter, creating a portrait of the platform and the communities of practice that surrounded it. Of course, Maher acknowledges, the Amiga was not perfect: the DOS component of the operating systems was clunky and ill-matched, for example, and crashes often accompanied multitasking attempts. And Commodore went bankrupt in 1994. But for a few years, the Amiga's technical qualities were harnessed by engineers, programmers, artists, and others to push back boundaries and transform the culture o f computing.

  • Index

    Long ago, in 1985, personal computers came in two general categories: the friendly, childish game machine used for fun (exemplified by Atari and Commodore products); and the boring, beige adult box used for business (exemplified by products from IBM). The game machines became fascinating technical and artistic platforms that were of limited real-world utility. The IBM products were all utility, with little emphasis on aesthetics and no emphasis on fun. Into this bifurcated computing environment came the Commodore Amiga 1000. This personal computer featured a palette of 4,096 colors, unprecedented animation capabilities, four-channel stereo sound, the capacity to run multiple applications simultaneously, a graphical user interface, and powerful processing potential. It was, Jimmy Maher writes in The Future Was Here, the world's first true multimedia personal computer. Maher argues that the Amiga's capacity to store and display color photographs, manipulate video (giving amateurs access to professional tools), and use recordings of real- world sound were the seeds of the digital media future: digital cameras, Photoshop, MP3 players, and even YouTube, Flickr, and the blogosphere. He examines different facets of the platform--from Deluxe Paint to AmigaOS to Cinemaware--in each chapter, creating a portrait of the platform and the communities of practice that surrounded it. Of course, Maher acknowledges, the Amiga was not perfect: the DOS component of the operating systems was clunky and ill-matched, for example, and crashes often accompanied multitasking attempts. And Commodore went bankrupt in 1994. But for a few years, the Amiga's technical qualities were harnessed by engineers, programmers, artists, and others to push back boundaries and transform the culture o f computing.



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IEEE Guide for Monitoring, Information Exchange, and Control of Distributed Resources Interconnected with Electric Power Systems

This document provides guidelines for monitoring, information exchange, and control for distributed resources (DR) interconnected with electric power systems (EPS).


IEEE Recommended Practice for Electronic Power Subsystems: Parameters, Interfaces, Elements, and Performance

The Recommended Practice applies to ac-dc and dc-dc electronic power subsystems. The range of power subsystems includes dc, single phase, and three-phase inputs, with elements having power levels from a fraction of a watt to 20 kW. The voltage range is 600 V and below, at a frequency or frequencies of dc -1 kHz. The recommended practice may be used ...


IEEE Recommended Practice for Utility Interconnection of Small Wind Energy Conversion Systems


IEEE Standard for Automatic Meter Reading via Telephone - Network to Utility Controller

Produce a standard interface between the utility controller and the switched telephone network.


IEEE Standard for Information Technology - Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) - Part 26: Device Control Application Program Interface (API) [C Language]

This work will define an application program interface to device drivers. The interface will be modeled on the traditional ioctl() function, but will have enhancements designed to address issues such as type safety" and reentrancy. "


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