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Renewable Energy Transition for the Himalayan Countries Nepal and Bhutan: Pathways Towards Reliable, Affordable and Sustainable Energy for All

October 27, 2021

The Himalayan countries Nepal and Bhutan have been confronted with similar climate change and energy emergencies for quite a long time. Its influence is felt as a barrier in financial, social, infrastructural, and political development. Despite having an enormous amount of renewable energy sources, these countries are unable to fulfil their current energy demand. While the power sector is entirely dependent on hydropower, other sectors depend on fossil fuel imports from India. This study offers a pathway for energy independency, Read more

Security and Privacy in Smart Farming: Challenges and Opportunities

October 21, 2021

Internet of Things (IoT) and smart computing technologies have revolutionized every sphere of 21 st century humans. IoT technologies and the data driven services they offer were beyond imagination just a decade ago. Now, they surround us and influence a variety of domains such as automobile, smart home, healthcare, etc. In particular, the Agriculture and Farming industries have also embraced this technological intervention. Smart devices are widely used by a range of people from farmers to entrepreneurs. Read more

Analysing Recovery From Pandemics by Learning Theory: The Case of CoVid-19

October 12, 2021

We present a method for predicting the recovery time from infectious diseases outbreaks such as the recent CoVid-19 virus. The approach is based on the theory of learning from errors, specifically adapted to the control of the virus spread by reducing infection rates using countermeasures such as medical treatment, isolation, social distancing etc. When these are effective, the infection rate, after reaching a peak, declines following what we call the Universal Recovery Curve. Read more

Energy Optimization in Massive MIMO UAV-Aided MEC-Enabled Vehicular Networks

September 28, 2021

This paper presents a novel unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-aided mobile edge computing (MEC) architecture for vehicular networks. It is considered that the vehicles should complete latency-critical computation-intensive tasks either locally with on-board computation units or by offloading part of their tasks to road side units (RSUs) with collocated MEC servers. In this direction, a hovering UAV can serve as an aerial RSU (ARSU) for task processing or act as an aerial relay and further offload the computation tasks to a ground RSU (GRSU). Read more

Novel Multi Center and Threshold Ternary Pattern Based Method for Disease Detection Method Using Voice

September 15, 2021

Smart health is one of the most popular and important components of smart cities. It is a relatively new context-aware healthcare paradigm influenced by several fields of expertise, such as medical informatics, communications and electronics, bioengineering, ethics, to name a few. Smart health is used to improve healthcare by providing many services such as patient monitoring, early diagnosis of disease and so on. The artificial neural network (ANN), support vector machine (SVM) and deep learning models, Read more

Vibrotactile Captioning of Musical Effects in Audio-Visual Media as an Alternative for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People: An EEG Study

September 9, 2021

Standard captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing people cannot transmit the emotional information that music provides in support of the narrative in audio-visual media. We explore an alternative method using vibrotactile stimulation as a possible channel to transmit the emotional information contained in an audio-visual soundtrack and, thus, elicit a greater emotional reaction in hearing-impaired people. To achieve this objective, we applied two one-minute videos that were based on image sequences that were unassociated with dramatic action, Read more

Robots and Wizards: An Investigation Into Natural Human–Robot Interaction

August 25, 2021

The goal of the study was to research different communication modalities needed for intuitive Human-Robot Interaction. This study utilizes a Wizard of Oz prototyping method to enable a restriction-free, intuitive interaction with an industrial robot. The data from 36 test subjects suggests a high preference for speech input, automatic path planning and pointing gestures. The catalogue developed during this experiment contains intrinsic gestures suggesting that the two most popular gestures per action can be sufficient to cover the majority of users. Read more

A Data Compression Strategy for the Efficient Uncertainty Quantification of Time-Domain Circuit Responses

August 6, 2021

This paper presents an innovative modeling strategy for the construction of efficient and compact surrogate models for the uncertainty quantification of time-domain responses of digital links. The proposed approach relies on a two-step methodology. First, the initial dataset of available training responses is compressed via principal component analysis (PCA). Then, the compressed dataset is used to train compact surrogate models for the reduced PCA variables using advanced techniques for uncertainty quantification and parametric macromodeling. Read more

Nanoflowers Versus Magnetosomes: Comparison Between Two Promising Candidates for Magnetic Hyperthermia Therapy

July 27, 2021

Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia mediated by iron oxide nanoparticles is one of the most promising therapies for cancer treatment. Among the different candidates, magnetite and maghemite nanoparticles have revealed to be some of the most promising candidates due to both their performance and their biocompatibility. Nonetheless, up to date, the literature comparing the heating efficiency of magnetite and maghemite nanoparticles of similar size is scarce. To fill this gap, here we provide a comparison between commercial Synomag Nanoflowers (pure maghemite) and bacterial magnetosomes (pure magnetite) synthesized by the magnetotactic bacterium Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense of ⟨D⟩≈ 40 –45 nm. Read more

Prediction of Re-Occurrences of Spoofed ACK Packets Sent to Deflate a Target Wireless Sensor Network Node by DDOS

July 14, 2021

The Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) has evolved into a new IoT scheme, and its adoption has no restrictions at present. Sadly, security has an impact on the network of wireless sensors, and Denial-of-Service (DOS) categories of attacks are security concerns. This study therefore focuses on the distributed denial of service (DDOS), especially on DDoS-PSH-ACK (ACK & PUSH ACK Flood) in WSN. An experimental analysis was developed to predict that many spoofed ACK packets were reoccurring in order to deflate the target node. Read more

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