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A novel portable hardware architecture for the Elliptic Curve Method of factoring, designed and optimized for application in the relation collection step of the Number Field Sieve, is described and analyzed. A comparison with an earlier proof-of-concept design by Pelzl, ˇ Simka, et al. has been performed, and a substantial improvement has been demonstrated(More)
While location-based services are already well established in outdoor scenarios, they are still not available in indoor environments. The reason for this can be found in two open problems: First, there is still no off-the-shelf indoor positioning system for mobile devices and, second, indoor maps are not publicly available for most buildings. While there is(More)
Recent forecasts predict that the amount of cellular data traffic will significantly increase within the next few years. The reason for this trend is on the one hand the high growth rate of mobile Internet users and on the other hand the growing popularity of high bandwidth streaming applications. Given the fact that cellular networks (e.g. UMTS) have only(More)
With the increasing proliferation of small and cheap GPS receivers, a new way of generating road maps could be witnessed over the last few years. Participatory mapping approaches like OpenStreetMap introduced a way to generate road maps collaboratively from scratch. Moreover, automatic mapping algorithms were proposed, which automatically infer road maps(More)
Utilizing peoples' mobile devices for gathering sensor data has attracted a lot of attention within the last few years. As a result, a great variety of systems for sensing environmental phenomena like temperature or noise have been proposed. However, most of these systems do not take into account that mobile devices have only limited energy resources. For(More)
Many location-based applications such as geo-social networks rely on location services storing mobile object positions. To update positions on location servers, position update protocols are used. On the one hand, these protocols decide when an update has to be sent to ensure a certain quality of position information. On the other hand, they try to minimize(More)
On-line chain partitioning problem of on-line posets has been open for the past 20 years. The best known on-line algorithm uses 5 w −1 4 chains to cover poset of width w. Felsner [3] introduced a variant of this problem considering only up-growing posets, i.e. on-line posets in which each new point is maximal at the moment of its arrival. He presented an(More)
The differential effects of reinforcement contingencies and contextual variables on human performance were investigated in two experiments. In Experiment 1, adult human subjects operated a joystick in a video game in which the destruction of targets was arranged according to a yoked variable-ratio variable-interval schedule of reinforcement. Three variables(More)
— A novel portable hardware architecture of the Elliptic Curve Method of factoring, designed and optimized for application in the relation collection step of the Number Field Sieve, is described and analyzed. A comparison with an earlier proof-of-concept design by Pelzl, ˇ Simka, et al. has been performed, and a substantial improvement has been demonstrated(More)