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Liquid stream processing on the web : a JavaScript framework

Babazadeh, Masiar ; Pautasso, Cesare (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2017 ; 2017INFO015.

The Web is rapidly becoming a mature platform to host distributed applications. Pervasive computing application running on the Web are now common in the era of the Web of Things, which has made it increasingly simple to integrate sensors and microcontrollers in our everyday life. Such devices are of great in- terest to Makers with basic Web development skills. With them, Makers are able to...

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Understanding the impact of risk perception in leisure tourism-related decisions and the role of attitudes and preferences

Sarman, Igor ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2016 ; 2016ECO010.

The contemporary tourism industry is often forced to face events that represent a threat to individuals’ safety. Life- threatening events pose a challenge to travelers’ intentions to plan a leisure trip and influence in a substantive manner human decisions. Individual sensitivity towards potential hazards show a great deal of variation among consumers and several tourism scholars have spent...

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Subdivision schemes for curve design and image analysis

Volontè, Elena ; Hormann, Kai (Dir.) ; Rossini, Milvia (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018INFO001.

Subdivision schemes are able to produce functions, which are smooth up to pixel accuracy, in a few steps through an iterative process. They take as input a coarse control polygon and iteratively generate new points using some algebraic or geometric rules. Therefore, they are a powerful tool for creating and displaying functions, in particular in computer graphics, computer-aided design, and...

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The role of attitudes in determining individual behavior in transportation : From psychology to discrete choice modeling

Borriello, Antonio ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018ECO001.

This dissertation focuses on the role of psychological factors, particularly attitudes, in determining individual behavior in transportation and proposes procedures and methods to improve the measurement of psychological variables to be used in choice modeling. The thesis is divided into three chapters containing a methodological section, showing the innovation of the econometrics steps, and...

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Exploring the experiences of instructors teaching massive open online courses in tourism and hospitality : a mixed methods approach

Lin, Jingjing ; Cantoni, Lorenzo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018COM001.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have existed as a disruptive educational phenomenon for nine years. Grounded in the roots of distance education, open education, Open Educational Resources, and OpenCourseWare, MOOCs have now survived various critics and have continued growing globally. Reports about MOOCs in both the press and scholarly publications began to grow significantly in 2013...

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Interaction-aware development environments : recording, mining, and leveraging IDE interactions to analyze and support the development flow

Minelli, Roberto ; Lanza, Michele (Dir.) ; Mocci, Andrea (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2017 ; 2017INFO013.

Nowadays, software development is largely carried out using Integrated Development Environments, or IDEs. An IDE is a collection of tools and facilities to support the most diverse software engineering activities, such as writing code, debugging, and program understanding. The fact that they are integrated enables developers to find all the tools needed for the development in the same place....

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Code offloading in opportunistic computing

Ferrari, Alan ; Gambardella, Luca Maria (Dir.) ; Giordano, Silvia (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2017 ; 2017INFO014.

With the advent of cloud computing, applications are no longer tied to a single device, but they can be migrated to a high-performance machine located in a distant data center. The key advantage is the enhancement of performance and consequently, the users experience. This activity is commonly referred computational offloading and it has been strenuously investigated in the past years. The...

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Malware detection at runtime for resource-constrained mobile devices : data-driven approach

Milošević, Jelena ; Malek, Miroslaw (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2017 ; 2017INFO012.

The number of smart and connected mobile devices is increasing, bringing enormous possibilities to users in various domains and transforming everything that we get in touch with into smart. Thus, we have smart watches, smart phones, smart homes, and finally even smart cities. Increased smartness of mobile devices means that they contain more valuable information about their users, more decision...

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Online disturbance prediction for enhanced availability in smart grids

Kaitovic, Igor ; Malek, Miroslaw (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2017 ; 2017INFO011.

A gradual move in the electric power industry towards Smart Grids brings new challenges to the system's efficiency and dependability. With a growing complexity and massive introduction of renewable generation, particularly at the distribution level, the number of faults and, consequently, disturbances (errors and failures) is expected to increase significantly. This threatens to compromise...

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L'edificio di Piazzale Istria di Giulio Minoletti : un'analisi "intertestuale"

Viati Navone, Annalisa

In: L'opera sovrana : studi sull'architettura del XX secolo dedicati a Bruno Reichlin = études sur l'architecture du XXe siècle offertes à Bruno Reichlin = Studien über die Architektur des XX. Jh. für Bruno Reichlin, 2014, p. 388-403