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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)
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)
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)
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)
The development of conduct problems in childhood and adolescence is associated with adverse long-term outcomes, including psychiatric morbidity. Although genes constitute a proven factor of stability in conduct problems, less is known regarding their role in conduct problems' developmental course (i.e. systematic age changes, for instance linear increases(More)
Public computing can potentially supply not only computational power but also memory and short term storage resources to grid and cluster scale problems. Gene sequence alignment is a fundamental computational challenge in bioinformatics with attributes such as moderate computational requirements, extensive memory requirements, and highly interdependent(More)
The mutually corroborated electrochemical measurements and density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to uncover the origin of electrocatalytic activity of graphene-based electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). A series of graphenes doped with nonmetal elements was designed and synthesized, and their ORR performance was evaluated(More)
Most research examining gender differences in developmental trajectories of antisocial behavior does not consider subtypes of antisocial behavior and is difficult to generalize due to small non-representative samples. The current study investigated gender difference in developmental trajectories from adolescence to young adulthood while addressing those(More)
Large-scale scientific and engineering computation is normally accomplished through the interaction of collaborating groups and diverse heterogeneous resources. Grid computing is emerging as an applicable paradigm, whilst, there is a critical challenge of authorization in the grid infrastructure. This paper proposes a Parallelized Subtask-level(More)