Advances in Computers
Edited by Marvin V. Zelkowitz
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Advances in Computers by Marvin V. Zelkowitz
Book DescriptionThis is volume 73 of Advances in Computers. This series, which began publication in 1960, is the oldest continuously published anthology that chronicles the ever- changing information technology field. In these volumes we publish from 5 to 7 chapters, three times per year, that cover the latest changes to the design, development, use and implications of computer technology on society today. In this current volume, subtitled "Emerging Technologies," we discuss several new advances in computer software generation as well as describe new applications of those computers. The first chapter gives an overview of various software development technologies that have been applied during the past 40 years with the goal of improving the software development process. This includes various methods such as structured development methods, reviews, object-oriented methods and rapid development technologies. Chapter 2 explores implications of UML as an emerging design notation for software. Chapter 3 looks at the emerging concept of pervasive computing and its impact on resource management and security. The authors discuss how the goal of transparency of computers affects efficiency of the system as well as security concerns. Chapter 4 discusses RFID, or radio frequency identification. This is the technology that cheaply tags products with unique identifiers that only need to pass near a reading device rather than specifically being read by a scanner. With this technology, products can be traced through the supply chain from manufacture to use easily. In the final chapter, the authors discuss the use of robot technology in medicine, specifically computer-integrated interventional medicine (CIIM) in which robotic control takes over some or all of the aspects of surgery.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780123744258
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marvin V. Zelkowitz
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Covers the developments in computer technology. This title addresses such topics as: hardware, software, web technology, communications, theoretical underpinnings of computing, and novel applications of computers. It includes surveys and tutorials on various computer technologies.
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Trends in Software Engineering, Hardback (July 2001)» View all books by Marvin V. Zelkowitz
Discussing the changing face of software engineering, this text emphasizes components and the impact that object-oriented design is having on the program development process. Additional aspects of the software development process is also presented.
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