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  1. Content type: Research

    The development of a novel depth-data based real-time obstacle detection and avoidance application for visually impaired (VI) individuals to assist them in navigating independently in indoors environments is p...

    Authors: Rabia Jafri and Marwa Mahmoud Khan

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2018 8:14

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    Different approaches have been used to estimate language models from a given corpus. Recently, researchers have used different neural network architectures to estimate the language models from a given corpus u...

    Authors: Hatem M. Noaman, Shahenda S. Sarhan and Mohsen. A. A. Rashwan

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2018 8:12

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    The rapidly increasing pervasiveness and integration of computers in human society calls for a broad discipline under which this development can be studied. We argue that to design and use technology one needs...

    Authors: Tore Pedersen, Christian Johansen and Audun Jøsang

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2018 8:7

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    Drawing on a 1-year application design, implementation and evaluation experience, this paper examines how engaging users in the early design phases of a software application is tightly bound to the success of ...

    Authors: Silvia Mirri, Marco Roccetti and Paola Salomoni

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2018 8:6

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  5. Content type: Research

    Social engineering is a growing source of information security concern. Exploits appear to evolve, with increasing levels of sophistication, in order to target multiple victims. Despite increased concern with ...

    Authors: Samar Muslah Albladi and George R. S. Weir

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2018 8:5

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  6. Content type: Research

    The greediness of multimedia applications in terms of their bandwidth demands calls for new and efficient network traffic control mechanisms, especially in wireless networks where the bandwidth is limited. In ...

    Authors: Orestis-Stavros Loizides, Marios Kastrinakis, Ghada Badawy, Mohammed N. Smadi, David Murray and Polychronis Koutsakis

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2018 8:4

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  7. Content type: Review

    Smart grid is an emerging research field of the current decade. The distinguished features of the smart grid are monitoring capability with data integration, advanced analysis to support system control, enhanc...

    Authors: Zahoor Uddin, Ayaz Ahmad, Aamir Qamar and Muhammad Altaf

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2018 8:2

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  8. Content type: Research

    Cloud computing is the driving power behind the current technological era. Virtualization is rightly referred to as the backbone of cloud computing. Impacts of virtualization employed in high performance compu...

    Authors: John Paul Martin, A. Kandasamy and K. Chandrasekaran

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2018 8:1

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  9. Content type: Research

    In many co-located, collaborative systems there is a need for the constituent devices used to be aware of the physical positions of their networked counterparts. This paper addresses this challenge by presenti...

    Authors: James McNaughton, Tom Crick and Andrew Hatch

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:37

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  10. Content type: Research

    Words and phrases bespeak the perspectives of people about products, services, governments and events on social media. Extricating positive or negative polarities from social media text denominates task of sen...

    Authors: Jaspreet Singh, Gurvinder Singh and Rajinder Singh

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:32

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  11. Content type: Review

    Health monitoring using biomedical sensors has witnessed significant attention in recent past due to the evolution of a new research area in sensor network known as Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs). In WBAN...

    Authors: Fasee Ullah, Abdul Hanan Abdullah, Omprakash Kaiwartya, Sushil Kumar and Marina Md. Arshad

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:34

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  12. Content type: Research

    When recognizing a specific object in an image captured by a camera, we extract local descriptors to compare it with or try direct comparison of images through learning methods using convolutional neural netwo...

    Authors: Kyung-Mo Koo and Eui-Young Cha

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:33

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  13. Content type: Research

    While prior research has examined the effects of interactive e-commerce avatars that simulate the roles of virtual assistants and recommender agents, there is lack of empirical study that investigates the effe...

    Authors: Tze Wei Liew, Su-Mae Tan and Hishamuddin Ismail

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:42

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  14. Content type: Research

    This study was conducted with the objective of implementing a smart IoT (internet of things) factory consisting of an automatic 6-year-old fresh ginseng grade classification device. Conventionally, washed 6-ye...

    Authors: Seokhoon Jeong, Yong-Min Lee and Sangjoon Lee

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:41

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  15. Content type: Research

    The ubiquitous nature of the Internet provides an ideal platform for human communication, trade, information sharing and learning. Websites play a central role in these activities as they often act as a key po...

    Authors: Jason R. C. Nurse and Oliver Buckley

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:40

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  16. Content type: Research

    One of the key requirements for technological systems that are used to secure independent housing for seniors in their home environment is monitoring of daily living activities (ADL), their classification, and...

    Authors: Jan Vanus, Jana Belesova, Radek Martinek, Jan Nedoma, Marcel Fajkus, Petr Bilik and Jan Zidek

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:30

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  17. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study is to identify common usability problematic patterns that belong to top-50 academic websites as a whole and then ranking of these identified usability problems is also provided.

    Authors: Kalpna Sagar and Anju Saha

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:29

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  18. Content type: Research

    An infrared transmitting model from the observed finger vein images is proposed in this paper by using multi-light-intensity imaging. This model is estimated from many pixels’ values under different intensity ...

    Authors: Liukui Chen, Hsing-Chung Chen, Zuojin Li and Ying Wu

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:35

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  19. Content type: Research

    Virtual Reality (VR) has recently experienced rapid development for human–computer interactions. Users wearing VR headsets gain an immersive experience when interacting with a 3-dimensional (3D) world. We util...

    Authors: Wei Song, Liying Liu, Yifei Tian, Guodong Sun, Simon Fong and Kyungeun Cho

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:39

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  20. Content type: Research

    One of the effective factors in increasing sales is the consistency of products with the preference of the customers. Designing the products consistent with customer needs requires the engagement of customers ...

    Authors: Zahra Sheikhi Darani and Marjan Kaedi

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:38

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  21. Content type: Research

    Since cloud computing provides computing resources on a pay per use basis, a task scheduling algorithm directly affects the cost for users. In this paper, we propose a novel cloud task scheduling algorithm bas...

    Authors: YoungJu Moon, HeonChang Yu, Joon-Min Gil and JongBeom Lim

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:28

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  22. Content type: Research

    This study investigates the possibilities of equipping fixed furniture with touch screens to control laptops or other smart home devices, to create a holistic smart home control system. Although multi-touch sc...

    Authors: Clerc-Manne Taing, Pei-Luen Patrick Rau and Hanjing Huang

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:27

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  23. Content type: Research

    Nowadays, large shopping malls provide tools to help and boost customers to buy products. Some of these tools melt down digital operations with physical ones executed by customers into blended commerce experie...

    Authors: Carlo Blundo, Francesco Orciuoli and Mimmo Parente

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:26

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  24. Content type: Research

    Discretization plays a major role as a data preprocessing technique used in machine learning and data mining. Recent studies have focused on multivariate discretization that considers relations among attribute...

    Authors: Kittakorn Sriwanna, Tossapon Boongoen and Natthakan Iam-On

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:21

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  25. Content type: Research

    In this paper, we propose a novel algorithm that renders motion blurred shadows efficiently on GPUs using a temporal shadow map. Each triangle moves during a frame and for each pixel, it is visible to the ligh...

    Authors: MinhPhuoc Hong and Kyoungsu Oh

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:22

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  26. Content type: Research

    As tablet devices become popular, various handwriting applications are used. Some of applications incorporate a specific function, which is generally called palm rejection. Palm rejection enables application u...

    Authors: Atsushi Kitani, Taketo Kimura and Takako Nakatani

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:18

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  27. Content type: Research

    This paper presents the development of a Human Activity Recognition (HAR) system that uses a network of nine inertial measurement units situated in different body parts. Every unit provides 3D (3-dimension) ac...

    Authors: Jiadong Zhu, Rubén San-Segundo and José M. Pardo

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:16

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  28. Content type: Research

    Satellite networks offer an efficient alternative where no terrestrial networks are available, and can offer a cost effective means of transferring data. Numerous proposals have addressed the problem of resour...

    Authors: Polychronis Koutsakis, Irene Spanou and Aggelos Lazaris

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:15

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  29. Content type: Research

    It is a challenging task for all Harbors or Naval Administration to restrict and monitor the movement of defense or commercial ships. Most commonly used techniques of monitoring are radars and satellite images...

    Authors: Madhuri Rao and Narendra Kumar Kamila

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:14

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  30. Content type: Research

    In a traditional classroom environment, instructor enthusiasm has been shown to enhance student’s emotion, affective perceptions, intrinsic motivation, and cognitive outcome. Additionally, emotional response t...

    Authors: Tze Wei Liew, Nor Azan Mat Zin and Noraidah Sahari

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:9

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  31. Content type: Research

    Digital geographical maps can be regarded as a user interface for understanding and navigating the city. Nevertheless, contemporary digital maps over-emphasize the needs of motor vehicles. Pedestrian routes ha...

    Authors: Ippokratis Kapenekakis and Konstantinos Chorianopoulos

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:10

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  32. Content type: Research

    NoSQL databases are capable of storing and processing big data which is characterized by various properties such as volume, variety and velocity. Such databases are used in a variety of user applications that ...

    Authors: María Teresa González-Aparicio, Adewole Ogunyadeka, Muhammad Younas, Javier Tuya and Rubén Casado

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:7

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  33. Content type: Research

    Password managers, though commonly recommended by security experts, are still not used by many users. Understanding why some choose to use password managers while others do not is important towards generally u...

    Authors: Michael Fagan, Yusuf Albayram, Mohammad Maifi Hasan Khan and Ross Buck

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:12

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  34. Content type: Research

    The article considers the model and method of converged computing and storage to create SCADA systems based on wireless networks for the energy industry. Computing power of modern wireless sensor network nodes...

    Authors: Alexey G. Finogeev, Danila S. Parygin and Anton A. Finogeev

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:11

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  35. Content type: Research

    Since the end of 2000, smartphones have explosively spread and have made people’s lives plentiful. With the start of smartphones, new smart devices, including tablet PCs, smart TVs, smart refrigerators, and sm...

    Authors: Won Min Kang, Seo Yeon Moon and Jong Hyuk Park

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:6

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  36. Content type: Research

    This paper is focused on analyzing the details of one of the most widely used Q&A technical discussion forums on the Internet: StackOverflow. StackOverflow is a huge source of information for both academics an...

    Authors: Tanveer Ahmed and Abhishek Srivastava

    Citation: Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:8

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