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Personal health record (PHR) is an emerging patient-centric model of health information exchange, which is often outsourced to be stored at a third party, such as cloud providers. However, there have been wide privacy concerns as personal health information could be exposed to those third party servers and to unauthorized parties. To assure the patients'(More)
OBJECTIVES The study investigated the utility of unmetabolised naphthalene (Nap) and phenanthrene (Phe) in urine as surrogates for exposures to mixtures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). METHODS The report included workers exposed to diesel exhausts (low PAH exposure level, n = 39) as well as those exposed to emissions from asphalt (medium PAH(More)
As cloud-based services become more numerous and dynamic, resource provisioning becomes more and more challenging. A QoS constrained resource allocation problem is considered in this paper, in which service demanders intend to solve sophisticated parallel computing problem by requesting the usage of resources across a cloud-based network, and a cost of each(More)
On the basis of the Hadoop distributed file system (HDFS), this paper presents the design and implementation of QDFS, a distributed file storage service system that employs a backup policy based on recovery volumes and a quality-aware data distribution strategy. The experimental results show that QDFS increases the storage utilization ratio and improves the(More)
A location proximity test service allows mobile users to determine whether they are in close proximity to each other, and has found numerous applications in mobile social networks. Unfortunately, existing solutions usually reveal much of users' private location information during proximity test. They are also vulnerable to location cheating where an(More)
Cloud computing has become the real trend of enterprise IT service model that offers cost-effective and scalable processing. Meanwhile, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is gaining popularity in enterprise networks for flexibility in network management service and reduced operational cost. There seems a trend for the two technologies to go hand-in-hand in(More)
IMPORTANCE Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is conceptualized as a neurodevelopmental disorder that is strongly heritable. However, to our knowledge, no study to date has examined the genetic and environmental influences explaining interindividual differences in the developmental course of ADHD symptoms from childhood to adolescence (ie,(More)
Cloud computing allows consumers and businesses to use applications without installation and access their personal files at any computers with internet access. Personal Health Record(PHR) is an emerging patient centric model of health information exchange, which is outsourced to be stored at a third party, such as cloud providers. Issues such as risks of(More)
Computational grid has a promising future in large-scale computing, because it enables the sharing of widely distributed computing resources. Good managements with excellent scheduling algorithms are in great demand to take full advantage of it. Many scheduling algorithms in grid computing are for independent tasks. However, communications are very common(More)