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Computer Science

Section Editor: Maria Virvou

Maria Virvou serves as a Professor and Head of the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Greece.

She is a world expert in the area of Computer Education, Human-Computer Interaction and Knowledge-Based Software Engineering. She also served as the Director of the “Software Engineering” research lab. This Software Engineering lab has achieved honorary distinctions and has been one of the main contributors to establishing the University of Piraeus as a top Organization for Computer Education.

Professor Virvou has authored and/or edited  many books in Computer Science and over 300 research papers which have been published in high quality international journals, books and conference proceedings.

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  1. The comprehension of legacy codes is difficult to understand. Various commercial reengineering tools are available that have unique working styles, and are equipped with their inherent capabilities and shortco...

    Authors: Rashmi Yadav, Ravindra Patel and Abhay Kothari
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2111
  2. Software development processes are often performed by distributed teams which may be separated by great distances. Global software development (GSD) has undergone a significant growth in recent years. The chal...

    Authors: Juan M. Carrillo de Gea, Joaquín Nicolás, José L. Fernández-Alemán, Ambrosio Toval and Ali Idri
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2097
  3. This paper proposes a performance model for general matrix multiplication (GEMM) on decoupled access/execute (DAE) architecture platforms, in order to guide improvements of the GEMM performance in the Godson-3...

    Authors: Ming Zhang, Naijie Gu and Kaixin Ren
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2014
  4. The recognition of Arabic script and its derivatives such as Urdu, Persian, Pashto etc. is a difficult task due to complexity of this script. Particularly, Urdu text recognition is more difficult due to its Na...

    Authors: Saeeda Naz, Arif Iqbal Umar, Riaz Ahmed, Muhammad Imran Razzak, Sheikh Faisal Rashid and Faisal Shafait
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2010
  5. Heterophones pose challenges during training of automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems because they involve ambiguity in the pronunciation of an orthographic representation of a word. Heterophones are wor...

    Authors: Ashraf Alkhairy and Afshan Jafri
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2008
  6. Global software development (GSD) which is a growing trend in the software industry is characterized by a highly distributed environment. Performing software project management (SPM) in such conditions implies...

    Authors: Saad Yasser Chadli, Ali Idri, Joaquín Nicolás Ros, José Luis Fernández-Alemán, Juan M. Carrillo de Gea and Ambrosio Toval
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2006
  7. With the continuous expansion of the cloud computing platform scale and rapid growth of users and applications, how to efficiently use system resources to improve the overall performance of cloud computing has...

    Authors: Xiuze Zhou, Fan Lin, Lvqing Yang, Jing Nie, Qian Tan, Wenhua Zeng and Nian Zhang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1989
  8. Fuzzy graphs are the backbone of many real systems like networks, image, scheduling, etc. But, due to some restriction on edges, fuzzy graphs are limited to represent for some systems. Generalized fuzzy graphs...

    Authors: Sovan Samanta, Biswajit Sarkar, Dongmin Shin and Madhumangal Pal
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1979
  9. A new adaptive switching algorithm is presented where two adaptive filters are switched correspondingly for lower and higher noise ratio of the image. An adaptive center weighted vector median filter is used f...

    Authors: K. Pritamdas, Kh. Manglem Singh and L. Lolitkumar Singh
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1969
  10. The importance of quality assurance in the software development process cannot be overemphasized because its adoption results in high reliability and easy maintenance of the software system and other software ...

    Authors: Olaperi Yeside Sowunmi, Sanjay Misra, Luis Fernandez-Sanz, Broderick Crawford and Ricardo Soto
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1921
  11. The analysis of leukocyte images has drawn interest from fields of both medicine and computer vision for quite some time where different techniques have been applied to automate the process of manual analysis ...

    Authors: Deblina Bhattacharjee, Anand Paul, Jeong Hong Kim and Mucheol Kim
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1784
  12. Realistic 3D human model reconstruction is an important component in computer graphics and computer vision. In particular, texturing on the surface of models is a key stage of reconstruction. In this paper, we...

    Authors: Chao Lai, Fangzhao Li and Shiyao Jin
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1763
  13. This paper looks at both the prepayment risks of housing mortgage loan credit default swaps (LCDS) as well as the fuzziness and hesitation of investors as regards prepayments by borrowers. It further discusses...

    Authors: Liang Wu, Jie-fang Liu, Jun-tao Wang and Ya-ming Zhuang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1747
  14. Given a natural image from the single sensor, the key task is to properly reconstruct the full color image. This paper presents an effectively demosaicking algorithm based on fully directional estimation using...

    Authors: Lingyan Fan, Guorui Feng, Yanli Ren and Jinwei Wang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1736
  15. The observation, decomposition and record of motion are usually accomplished through artificial means during the process of motion analysis. This method not only has a heavy workload, its efficiency is also ve...

    Authors: Qiannan Jiang, Mingzhou Liu, Xiaoqiao Wang, Maogen Ge and Ling Lin
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1629
  16. This paper presents an integrated and adaptive problem-solving approach to control the on-road air quality by modeling the road infrastructure, managing traffic based on pollution level and generating recommen...

    Authors: Abderrahmane Sadiq, Abdelaziz El Fazziki, Jamal Ouarzazi and Mohamed Sadgal
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1604
  17. This paper presents a novel technique for segmentation of skin lesion in dermoscopic images based on wavelet transform along with morphological operations. The acquired dermoscopic images may include artifact...

    Authors: Shehzad Khalid, Uzma Jamil, Kashif Saleem, M. Usman Akram, Waleed Manzoor, Waqas Ahmed and Amina Sohail
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1603
  18. The process of bid/no-bid decision-making is su bjected to uncertainty and influence of complex criteria. This paper proposed an application of the integration of rough sets (RS) and improved general regressio...

    Authors: Huawang Shi, Hang Yin and Lianyu Wei
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1589
  19. In the existing electroencephalogram (EEG) signals peak classification research, the existing models, such as Dumpala, Acir, Liu, and Dingle peak models, employ different set of features. However, all these m...

    Authors: Asrul Adam, Zuwairie Ibrahim, Norrima Mokhtar, Mohd Ibrahim Shapiai, Marizan Mubin and Ismail Saad
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1580
  20. To evaluate the security of a symmetric cryptosystem against any quantum attack, the symmetric algorithm must be first implemented on a quantum platform. In this study, a quantum implementation of a classical ...

    Authors: Mishal Almazrooie, Azman Samsudin, Rosni Abdullah and Kussay N. Mutter
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1494