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About this book
Computer Systems: Theory, Technology, and Applications
A Tribute to Roger Needham
Computer systems form the core of computing, as their combinations of hardware and software components function together to help program developers and end-users achieve goals of managing and accessing information in all its forms. Roger Needham, in a distinguished career at Cambridge University and Microsoft Research, was a pioneer of computer systems research and a noted innovator in the crucial area of system security.
Computer Systems: Theory, Technology, and Applications presents a comprehensive edited survey of all aspects of the subject, with original contributions by more than 40 international leaders in the field. The book assembles a collection of short articles showing the state-of-the-art in systems, from formal calculi to mobile devices, from operating systems to distributed computing and security—while also honoring Needham’s important contributions.
Among the topics addressed:
Access control, data integration, and their languages
Clumps, clusters, and classification
The economics of open systems
The Needham – Schroeder authentication protocol
A technology transfer retrospective
Real time in a real operating system
Technologies for portable computing
An authorization model for web services
Challenges for computing research
Protocol analysis, composability, and computation
This accessible monograph is an ideal overview of theoretical and empirical evolution in computer systems. It will serve as an invaluable resource for professionals, researchers, libraries, and students who are interested in broadening their knowledge of the entire field.