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In this paper, we present a distributed incremental data aggregation approach, in which data aggregation is performed at all smart meters involved in routing the data from the source meter to the collector unit. With a carefully constructed aggregation tree, the aggregation route covers the entire local neighborhood or any arbitrary set of designated nodes(More)
In this paper, we present a distributed incremental data aggregation approach, in which data aggregation is performed at all smart metres involved in routing the data from the source metre to the collector unit. With a carefully constructed aggregation tree, the aggregation route covers the entire local neighbourhood or any arbitrary set of designated nodes(More)
Curcumin (diferuloylmethane), a polyphenol natural product of the plant Curcuma longa, is undergoing early clinical trials as a novel anticancer agent. However, the anticancer mechanism of curcumin remains to be elucidated. Here we show that curcumin inhibited growth of rhabdomyosarcoma cells (Rh1 and Rh30) (IC50 = 2-5 microM) and arrested cells in G1 phase(More)
A <i>Distributed Information Brokering System (DIBS)</i> is a peer-to-peer overlay network that comprises diverse data servers and brokering components helping client queries locate the data server(s). Many existing information brokering systems adopt server side access control deployment and honest assumptions on brokers. However, little attention has been(More)
Today's organizations raise an increasing need for information sharing via on-demand access. Information brokering systems (IBSs) have been proposed to connect large-scale loosely federated data sources via a brokering overlay, in which the brokers make routing decisions to direct client queries to the requested data servers. Many existing IBSs assume that(More)
In smart grid systems, secure in-network data aggregation approaches have been introduced to efficiently collect aggregation data, while preserving data privacy of individual meters. Nevertheless, it is also important to maintain the integrity of aggregate data in the presence of accidental errors and internal/external attacks. To ensure the correctness of(More)
The core of the smart grid relies on the ability of transmitting realtime metering data and control commands efficiently and reliably. Secure in-network data aggregation approaches have been introduced to fulfill the goal in smart grid neighborhood area networks (NANs) by aggregating the data on-the-fly via intermediate meters. To protect users’ privacy(More)
An XML brokerage system is a distributed XML database system that comprises data sources and brokers which, respectively, hold XML documents and document distribution information. However, all existing information brokerage systems view or handle query brokering and access control as two orthogonal issues: query brokering is a system issue that concerns(More)
With the extreme popularity of Web and online social networks, a large amount of personal information has been made available over the Internet. On the other hand, advances in information retrieval, data mining and knowledge discovery technologies have enabled users to efficiently satisfy their information needs over the Internet or from large-scale data(More)