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Wireless Sensor Networks

Hamid R. Arabnia, Leonidas Deligiannidis, George Jandieri, Ashu M. G. Solo, Fernando G. Tinetti (Editors) CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. Wireless Networks | ICWN'15 |


Wireless Sensor Network Wormhole Detection using an Artificial Neural Network

Mohammad Nurul Afsar Shaon and Ken Ferens

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

{Shaonmna@myumanitoba.ca, Ken.Ferens@umanitoba.ca}

Abstract— This paper presents an innovative wormhole detection scheme an using artificial neural network for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Most detection schemes described in the literature are designed for uniformly distributed sensors in a network, using statistical and topological information and special hardware. However, these schemes may perform poorly in non-uniformly distributed networks. Accordingly, the aim of the proposed research is to detect wormhole attacks for both uniform and non-uniform network environments. Furthermore, the proposed research does not require any special hardware to discover wormhole attacks and causes no significant communication overhead as well. The efficacy of the proposed detection model is measured in terms of detection accuracy, false positive rate, and false negative rate. The results show that the proposed algorithm achieves higher detection and lower false positive rates in comparison with existing statistical wormhole detectors.

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V. Carole, or the Mother’s Silence

Mannoni, Maud Karnac Books ePub

A very young couple was standing silently in front of me. They had come in behalf of their six-year-old daughter, Carole. The wife was holding her husband’s hand. She was clearly under a strain, on the verge of tears. The man had adolescent features; he was unat-tentive and obviously distracted. The medical file sent to me by the hospital contained a diagnosis of schizophrenia (psychogenic muteness), and a recommendation that psychoanalysis was indicated. The mother was in a hurry for “something to be done.” The father was resigned—they had had so many consultations with doctors “over the last four years.…”

“Not just over the last four years,” the mother corrected him.

“What do you mean?”

“We were so young, barely out of high school. There I was, pregnant, with my studies to be carried on, and a future I mustn’t jeopardize. I had to go on as if I hadn’t been pregnant. Not even think about it, just become an automaton in order to keep my mind un-trammeled. The birth came sooner than expected, and afterwards things weren’t the same. Babies take up room, and she started being ill right away.”

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A Solution for Forecasting PET Chips Prices for both Short-Term and Long-Term Price Forecasting, Using Genetic Programming

Hamid R. Arabnia, David de la Fuente Elena B. Kozerenko, Peter M. LaMonica Raymond A. Liuzzi, Todd Waskiewicz, George Jandieri, Ashu M. G. Solo, Ivan Nunes da Silva, Fernando G. Tinetti, and Fadi Thabtah CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. Artificial Intelligence | ICAI'13 |


A Solution for Forecasting PET Chips Prices for both Short-Term and Long-Term

Price Forecasting, Using Genetic Programming

Mojtaba Sedigh Fazli1, Jean-Fabrice LEBRATY2


Nowadays, forecasting on what will happen in economic environments plays a crucial role for managers to invest correctly on appropriate items. We showed that in PET market how a neuro-fuzzy hybrid model can assist the managers in decision-making [13]. In this research, the target is to forecast the same item through another intelligent tool which obeys the evolutionary processing mechanisms. Again, the item for prediction here is PET

(Poly Ethylene Terephthalate) which is the raw material for textile industries and it is highly sensitive against oil price fluctuations and also some other factors such as the demand and supply ratio. The main idea is coming through

AHIS model which was presented by M.S. Fazli and J.F.

Lebraty in 2013 [13]. In this communication, the hybrid module is substituted with genetic programming. Finally, the simulation has been conducted and compared to three different models answers which were presented before. The results show that Genetic programming results (acting like hybrid model) which support both Fuzzy Systems and

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Chapter Two: Masculine—Feminine

Ilka Quindeau Karnac Books ePub



Freud's views on masculinity and femininity

Freud's remarks on masculinity and femininity are arguably the most controversial in all of his works. The phallic monism of his theory, and the exclusive focus on the male in his discussion of sexual development, has been deservedly rejected. For in his view, the female is not an independent sex but is distinguished by a fundamental deficit: A woman is a woman because she lacks a penis. In his early theorizing, Freud was not much interested in conceptualizing gender-specific development. For him, the differentiation between man and woman basically does not begin until puberty. In addition, as cultural differentiation into two genders is not easy to discern in the sphere of the psyche, he also rarely uses the sociological terms “men” and “women”, preferring to employ “masculinity” (Männlichkeit) and “femininity” (Weiblichkeit) instead.

Freud's most differentiated treatment of these terms can be found in a footnote, added in 1915, to the Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality. These terms do not describe characteristics one could assign, respectively, to men or women. Instead, they are currents found in every individual, in different proportions. While it is well known that Freud did not use these terms consistently in his works, and continually reverted to conventional gender stereotypes, it is worth examining this key differentiation:

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Turks & Caicos

Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

     Includes »

     Caicos Islands


     The Cays

     North Caicos

     Middle Caicos

     Turks Islands

     Grand Turk

     Salt Cay

     Understand Turks Caicos



     Landscape Wildlife

     Survival Guide

     Getting There Away

     Getting Around

The Turks and where? That’s the reaction most people have when you mention these tropical isles. Like all great Shangri- Las, this one is hidden just under the radar. Be glad that it is, as this tropical dream is the deserted Caribbean destination you’ve been looking for. And the best part – it’s only 90 minutes by plane from Miami.

So why would you want to go there? How about white-sand beaches, clear blue water and a climate that defines divine. Secluded bays and islands where you’ll see more wild donkeys than other travelers. Historic towns and villages where life creeps along at a sedate pace.

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