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ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 42 Issue 2, February 2010

Modeling time in computing: A taxonomy and a comparative survey
Carlo A. Furia, Dino Mandrioli, Angelo Morzenti, Matteo Rossi
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/1667062.1667063

The increasing relevance of areas such as real-time and embedded systems, pervasive computing, hybrid systems control, and biological and social systems modeling is bringing a growing attention to the temporal aspects of computing, not only in the...

A survey of techniques for achieving metadata interoperability
Bernhard Haslhofer, Wolfgang Klas
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/1667062.1667064

Achieving uniform access to media objects in heterogeneous media repositories requires dealing with the problem of metadata interoperability. Currently there exist many interoperability techniques, with quite varying potential for resolving the...

Smart meeting systems: A survey of state-of-the-art and open issues
Zhiwen Yu, Yuichi Nakamura
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/1667062.1667065

Smart meeting systems, which record meetings and analyze the generated audio--visual content for future viewing, have been a topic of great interest in recent years. A successful smart meeting system relies on various technologies, ranging from...

Electromigration for microarchitects
Jaume Abella, Xavier Vera
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/1667062.1667066

Degradation of devices has become a major issue for processor design due to continuous device shrinkage and current density increase. Transistors and wires suffer high stress, and failures may appear in the field. In particular, wires degrade...