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ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 44 Issue 4, August 2012

A taxonomy and survey of SCTP research
Łukasz Budzisz, Johan Garcia, Anna Brunstrom, Ramon Ferrús
Article No.: 18
DOI: 10.1145/2333112.2333113

The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) is a relatively recent general-purpose transport layer protocol for IP networks that has been introduced as a complement to the well-established TCP and UDP transport protocols. Although initially...

Graphical passwords: Learning from the first twelve years
Robert Biddle, Sonia Chiasson, P.C. Van Oorschot
Article No.: 19
DOI: 10.1145/2333112.2333114

Starting around 1999, a great many graphical password schemes have been proposed as alternatives to text-based password authentication. We provide a comprehensive overview of published research in the area, covering both usability and security...

Ontology learning from text: A look back and into the future
Wilson Wong, Wei Liu, Mohammed Bennamoun
Article No.: 20
DOI: 10.1145/2333112.2333115

Ontologies are often viewed as the answer to the need for interoperable semantics in modern information systems. The explosion of textual information on the Read/Write Web coupled with the increasing demand for ontologies to power the Semantic Web...

Survey of state melding in virtual worlds
Huaiyu Liu, Mic Bowman, Francis Chang
Article No.: 21
DOI: 10.1145/2333112.2333116

The fundamental goal of virtual worlds is to provide users with the illusion that they are all seeing and interacting with each other in a consistent world. State melding is the core of creating this illusion of a shared reality. It includes two...

A review of error estimation in adaptive quadrature
Pedro Gonnet
Article No.: 22
DOI: 10.1145/2333112.2333117

The most critical component of any adaptive numerical quadrature routine is the estimation of the integration error. Since the publication of the first algorithms in the 1960s, many error estimation schemes have been presented, evaluated, and...

A survey of adaptive services to cope with dynamics in wireless self-organizing networks
Cigdem Sengul, Aline Carneiro Viana, Artur Ziviani
Article No.: 23
DOI: 10.1145/2333112.2333118

In this article, we consider different types of wireless networks that benefit from and, in certain cases, require self-organization. Taking mobile ad hoc, wireless sensor, wireless mesh, and delay-tolerant networks as examples of wireless...

A survey of context data distribution for mobile ubiquitous systems
Paolo Bellavista, Antonio Corradi, Mario Fanelli, Luca Foschini
Article No.: 24
DOI: 10.1145/2333112.2333119

The capacity to gather and timely deliver to the service level any relevant information that can characterize the service-provisioning environment, such as computing resources/capabilities, physical device location, user preferences, and time...

Assistive tagging: A survey of multimedia tagging with human-computer joint exploration
Meng Wang, Bingbing Ni, Xian-Sheng Hua, Tat-Seng Chua
Article No.: 25
DOI: 10.1145/2333112.2333120

Along with the explosive growth of multimedia data, automatic multimedia tagging has attracted great interest of various research communities, such as computer vision, multimedia, and information retrieval. However, despite the great progress...

On the stability of interdomain routing
Luca Cittadini, Giuseppe Di Battista, Massimo Rimondini
Article No.: 26
DOI: 10.1145/2333112.2333121

Most routing protocols guarantee convergence to a stable routing state. That is, in the absence of topology or configuration changes, each router will eventually find a stable route to any destination. However, this is not the case for...