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Trust and reputation mechanisms are often used in peer-to-peer networks, multi-agent systems and online communities for trust-based interactions among the users. Trust values are used to differentiate among members of the community as well as to recommend a service provider. Although different users have different needs and expectations in different aspects(More)
Cartograms are maps in which areas of geographic regions (countries, states) appear in proportion to some variable of interest (population, income). Despite the popularity of cartograms and the large number of cartogram variants, there are few studies evaluating the effectiveness of cartograms in conveying information. In order to design cartograms as a(More)
A convex polyhedron P is k-equiprojective if for all of its orthogonal projections, except those parallel to the faces of P, the number of vertices in the shadow boundary is k. Finding an algorithm to construct all equiprojective polyhedra is an open problem first posed in 1968. In this paper we give lower bounds on the value of k and the size of an(More)
Cartograms are maps in which areas of geographic regions, such as countries and states, appear in proportion to some variable of interest, such as population or income. Cartograms are popular visualizations for geo-referenced data that have been used for over a century to illustrate patterns and trends in the world around us. Despite the popularity of(More)
A convex polyhedron P is k-equiprojective if all of its orthogonal projections, i.e., shadows, except those parallel to the faces of P are k-gon for some fixed value of k. Since 1968 it is an open problem to construct all equiprojective polyhedra. Recently, Hasan and Lubiw [8] have given a characterization of equiprojective polyhedra. Based on their(More)
Existing representations of the Internet do not provide information on why countries have a bigger Internet presence (e.g., Internet Service Providers) than others. In this paper we evaluate four geo-economic parameters (area, population, GDP and GDP per capita), looking for clues of why some areas or countries have developed ear-lier/later, faster/slower(More)
Trust and reputation mechanisms are often used in peer-to-peer networks, multi-agent systems and online communities to differentiate among members of the community as well as to recommend service providers. Although different users have different needs and expectations in different aspects of the service providers, few exiting trust-models use(More)
Cartograms combine statistical and geographical information in thematic maps, where areas of geographical regions (e.g., countries, states) are scaled in proportion to some statistic (e.g., population, income). Cartograms make it possible to gain insight into patterns and trends in the world around us and have been very popular visualizations for(More)
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