Andy Edmonds

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The use of crowdsourcing platforms like Amazon Mechanical Turk for evaluating the relevance of search results has become an effective strategy that yields results quickly and inexpensively. One approach to ensure quality of worker judgments is to include an initial training period and subsequent sporadic insertion of predefined gold standard data (training(More)
Today's cloud ecosystem features several increasingly divergent management interfaces. Numerous bridging efforts attempt to ameliorate the resulting vendor lock-in for customers. However, as the number of providers continues to grow, the drawback of this approach becomes apparent: the need to maintain adapter implementations. The Open Cloud Computing(More)
ion Control signal system model Disturbance Inputs Inputs Outputs Services Information Infrastructure Adaptive Architecture Controller Figure 2.9: Hinnelund's model of an autonomic computing system as a control system. autonomic systems as examples of closed-loop control systems (Taylor and Tofts, 2004). Inputs that cannot be controlled directly are called(More)
Cloud computing is a promising solution for the flexible, on-demand delivery of communication services and infrastructures. The European Union funded project Mobile Cloud Networking is developing a cloud-based mobile communication service platform where service providers deliver virtualized wireless infrastructures integrated with high-level applications(More)
To pave the way towards disclosing the full potential of 5G networking, emerging Mobile Edge Computing techniques are gaining momentum in both academic and industrial research as a means to enhance infrastructure scalability and reliability by moving control functions close to the edge of the network. After the promising results under achievement within the(More)
Web usability testing and research presents challenges for accurate data collection. An instrumented browser solution, Uzilla, is compared with existing solutions, and its contributions to usability testing practice are noted. Uzilla implements a client-server architecture based on the open source Mozilla browser. Instrumentation of the browser facilitates(More)