Computer Systems: Theory, Technology, and Applications (Monographs in Computer Science)

Computer Systems: Theory, Technology, and Applications (Monographs in Computer Science)

Language: English

Pages: 338

ISBN: 1475780753

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

An invited collection of peer-reviewed papers surveying key areas of Roger Needham's distinguished research career at Cambridge University and Microsoft Research.

From operating systems to distributed computing, many of the world's leading researchers provide insight into the latest concepts and theoretical insights--many of which are based upon Needham's pioneering research work.

A critical collection of edited-survey research papers spanning the entire range of Roger Needham's distinguished scientific career, from operating systems to distributed computing and security.  Many of the world's leading researchers survey their topics' latest developments and acknowledge the theoretical foundations of Needham's work.

Introduction to book written by Rick Rashid, Director of Microsoft Research Worldwide.

Cyberpatterns: Unifying Design Patterns with Security and Attack Patterns

The Magic of Computer Graphics: Landmarks in Rendering

Computational Network Science: An Algorithmic Approach

Reasoning About Knowledge

















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Attributes as well as user identity and group memberships, • trust and authorization policy that can be arguments to requests from untrusted clients, as long as they originate with parties trusted to set such policy. Finally, this model isn’t really tied to web services—it could be used in other distributed-systems contexts that need the features that differentiate it from the more traditional model, just as web services need them. Acknowledgements We would like to acknowledge the support given.

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