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The use of computational tools in the humanities for science 2.0 practices is steadily increasing. This paper examines current research practices of a group of philosophers studying the history of philosophical concepts. We explain the methodology and workflow of these philosophers and provide an overview of tools they currently use in their research. The(More)
In this paper we present a hybrid opto-electronic switch architecture, which can be enhance the performance of optical packet switching (OPS) schemes. The proposed architecture is based on the use of electronic line-cards and packet cross-connect to a limited degree utilizing the large buffering capacity available only by means of electronic subsystems.(More)
The Europeana repository hosts large collections of digitized music manuscripts and prints. This paper investigates how tools and services for this repository can enable Early Music musicologists to carry out their research in a more effective or efficient way, or to carry out research that is impossible to do without such tools or services. We report on(More)
Statistical multiplexing at the optical layer has been considered a critical requirement in order to build the next generation of ultra-high capacity optical transport networks in a cost-efficient manner. However, even today, the state of the art of commercially available optical core networks is based on mature wavelength switching and routing(More)
Clustering of nodes in optical networks has been proven to be an efficient way to serve end-to-end connectivity. However, clustering requires specific topological characteristics, or alternatively the introduction of significant alterations of an existing topology to achieve the expected performance improvements. The comparison of future dynamic optical(More)
The sustainability of Future Internet critically depends on networking paradigms able to provide optimum and balanced performance over an extended set of efficiency and Quality of Service (QoS) metrics. In this work we benchmark the most established networking modes through appropriate performance metrics for three network topologies. The results(More)
Restorability of a network refers to a network's capability to provide continuous service in the presence of failures and how a network restores to the actual position after overcoming a failure. In a WDM network, a single channel may be carrying no of gigabits of data per second, a single failure may cause a disturbance in huge amount of service for a(More)
Todaypsilas core networks deploy wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) to offer high capacity of the order of 1 Tb/sec and long reach transmission of the order of 1000 km. In such systems, the information is transmitted optically on different wavelengths but it is transferred across the network through fibre links that are terminated by SONET/SDH(More)
In this work we benchmark through appropriate performance metrics the legacy Optical Circuit Switching (OCS) mode in an optical network of nodes following a mesh topology interconnection vs. a clustered optical network architecture (CANON). The results demonstrate that the static reservation of WDM channels, as used in IP/WDM schemes, is severely limiting(More)