October 01, 2016

The future of the home

  • Bouwen J.
  • Six E.

Homes are unique. They define the occupants, their preferences and lifestyles. In addition to the purely functional aspects, homes also provide the boundary and interface to the rest of the world. They contain personal possessions, memories and familial relationships and they provide security and privacy for everything contained within them. We are at a turning point in the history of homes. The coming proliferation of connected home devices driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), the increased intelligence of these devices and the advent of an increasing number of robotic devices and electronic assistants have the potential to change our home lives. But, only those technologies that meet a defining human need and augment and automate our existence will be adopted.

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October 30, 2016

43 Years of Actors: a Taxonomy of Actor Models and Their Key Properties

The Actor Model is a message passing concurrency model that avoids common concurrency issues such as low-level data races and deadlocks by construction. This has made the Actor Model an interesting concurrency model that has been used in various concurrency settings both in research as well as in industry, ranging ...

October 01, 2016

Practical Hardware Considerations for the Design of Hybrid Precoding Systems

  • Rulikowski P.
  • Venkateswaran V.

In this paper we describe practical implications of employing communication schemes with analog beamforming networks (ABFN). Specifically, we formulate realistic constraints for standard ABFN based on the S-parameters of the hardware components involved in their implementation. We concentrate on flexible fully-connected ABFN and Butler networks for im- plementing the discrete ...

October 01, 2016

The hydrodynamic and heat transfer behaviour downstream of a channel obstruction in the laminar flow regime

  • Jeffers N.
  • Punch J.
  • Stafford J.
  • Waddell A.

Microfluidic systems have been proposed as potential solutions for the cooling of next-generation Integrated Circuits (ICs) and Photonics Integrated Circuits (PICs). For PICs, integration of microfluidics may enable greater laser-bar array densities and, consequently, greater transmission bandwidth. To cool the micrometer scale hot-spots produced by the laser-bars, a passively actuated ...