Friday, April 22, 2016

On Physical Web Browser

In this paper, we present the Physical Web Browser project for web applications depending on the environment. At this moment, many of users all over the world visit websites using their mobile devices only. Any mobile device (e.g., smartphone) has sensors to capture the environmental information. This information (context) could be analyzed and used within the web applications. There are, at least, two models for using this information. Firstly, we can use context information for data gathering requests in a web application. In this case, the output depends on the context. It is the classical model for context-aware data retrieval. In the second model, we can use context-aware data for improving user experience (for changing and tuning user interfaces). In other words, we present a way for the adaptation of web applications depending on the environment.

The paper is here

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

On data sharing in education

Yousef Ibrahim Daradkeh, Mujahed ALdhaifallah, Dmitry Namiot "On Data Sharing in Educational Processes", International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, vol. 11, no. 4, 2016, pp. 28-31

In this paper, we present one model for data sharing in educational classes. Typically, Learning Management Systems present data stores for keeping educational materials as well as the conversations between teachers and students. In our model, we propose a peer to peer data exchange via smartphones. With the high penetration of smartphones across students, the ability to support one-to-one communication with teachers could be a good add-on for the traditional learning support systems. This ability could be especially useful for on-demand organized classes, where the standard support is very costly.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Nonparametric Statistics

Friday, March 18, 2016

On hyper-local web

Namiot, D., and M. Sneps-Sneppe. "On Hyper-local Web Pages." Distributed Computer and Communication Networks. Springer International Publishing, 2015. 11-18.

In this paper, we discuss one approach for development and deployment of web sites (web pages) devoted to the description of objects (events) with a precisely delineated geographic scope. This article describes the usage of context-aware programming models for web development. In our paper, we propose mechanisms to create mobile web applications which content links to some predefined geographic area. The accuracy of such a binding allows us to distinguish individual areas within the same indoor space. Target areas for such development are applications for Smart Cities and retail

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Browsing in the Physical Web

Dmitry Namiot, Manfred Sneps-Sneppe "On Physical Web Browser"

In this paper, we present the Physical Web Browser project for web applications depending on the environment. At this moment, many of users all over the world visit websites using their mobile devices only. Any mobile device (e.g., smartphone) has sensors to capture the environmental information. This information (context) could be analyzed and used within the web applications. There are, at least, two models for using this information. Firstly, we can use context information for data gathering requests in a web application. In this case, the output depends on the context. It is the classical model for context-aware data retrieval. In the second model, we can use context-aware data for improving user experience (for changing and tuning user interfaces). In other words, we present a way for the adaptation of web applications depending on the environment.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Lock-free programming patterns

Namiot Dmitry. On lock-free programming patterns. WSEAS Transactions on Computers, 15:117–124, 2016.

Lock-free programming is a well-known technique for multithreaded programming. Lock-free programming is a way to share changing data among several threads without paying the cost of acquiring and releasing locks. On practice, parallel programming models must include scalable concurrent algorithms and patterns. Lock-free programming patterns play an important role in scalability. This paper is devoted to lockfree data structures and algorithms. Our task was to choose the data structures for the concurrent garbage collector. We aim to provide a survey of lock-free patterns and approaches, estimate the potential performance gain for lock-free solutions. By our opinion, the most challenging problem for concurrent programming is the coordination and data flow organizing, rather than relatively low-level data structures. So, as the most promising from the practical point of view lock-free programming pattern, we choose the framework based on the Software Transactional Memory.

From WSEAS page

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Physical Web

Our new paper in arxiv: Manfred Sneps-Sneppe, Dmitry Namiot "On Physical Web models"

The Physical Web is a generic term describes interconnection of physical objects and web. The Physical Web lets present physical objects in a web. There are different ways to do that and we will discuss them in our paper. Usually, the web presentation for a physical object could be implemented with the help of mobile devices. The basic idea behind the Physical Web is to navigate and control physical objects in the world surrounding mobile devices with the help of web technologies. Of course, there are different ways to identify and enumerate physical objects. In this paper, we describe the existing models as well as related challenges. In our analysis, we will target objects enumeration and navigation as well as data retrieving and programming for the Physical Web.

Monday, February 01, 2016

NIPS 2015: Deep Learning

NIPS’2015 Tutorial by Geoff Hinton, Yoshua Bengio & Yann LeCun: video & slides

Saturday, January 23, 2016