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Ciovati, G., Cheng, G., Drury, M., Fischer, J., Geng, R..  2017.  Impact of Remanent Magnetic Field on the Heat Load of Original CEBAF Cryomodule. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. 27:1–6.

The heat load of the original cryomodules for the continuous electron beam accelerator facility is 50% higher than the target value of 100 W at 2.07 K for refurbished cavities operating at an accelerating gradient of 12.5 MV/m. This issue is due to the quality factor of the cavities being 50% lower in the cryomodule than when tested in a vertical cryostat, even at low RF field. Previous studies were not conclusive about the origin of the additional losses. We present the results of a systematic study of the additional losses in a five-cell cavity from a decommissioned cryomodule after attaching components, which are part of the cryomodule, such as the cold tuner, the He tank, and the cold magnetic shield, prior to cryogenic testing in a vertical cryostat. Flux-gate magnetometers and temperature sensors are used as diagnostic elements. Different cool-down procedures and tests in different residual magnetic fields were investigated during the study. Three flux-gate magnetometers attached to one of the cavities installed in the refurbished cryomodule C50-12 confirmed the hypothesis of high residual magnetic field as a major cause for the increased RF losses.

Zhang, Y., Wang, L., You, Y., Yi, L..  2017.  A Remote-Attestation-Based Extended Hash Algorithm for Privacy Protection. 2017 International Conference on Computer Network, Electronic and Automation (ICCNEA). :254–257.

Compared to other remote attestation methods, the binary-based approach is the most direct and complete one, but privacy protection has become an important problem. In this paper, we presented an Extended Hash Algorithm (EHA) for privacy protection based on remote attestation method. Based on the traditional Merkle Hash Tree, EHA altered the algorithm of node connection. The new algorithm could ensure the same result in any measure order. The security key is added when the node connection calculation is performed, which ensures the security of the value calculated by the Merkle node. By the final analysis, we can see that the remote attestation using EHA has better privacy protection and execution performance compared to other methods.

Zhang, Y., Duan, L., Sun, C. A., Cheng, B., Chen, J..  2017.  A Cross-Layer Security Solution for Publish/Subscribe-Based IoT Services Communication Infrastructure. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS). :580–587.

The publish/subscribe paradigm can be used to build IoT service communication infrastructure owing to its loose coupling and scalability. Its features of decoupling among event producers and event consumers make IoT services collaborations more real-time and flexible, and allow indirect, anonymous and multicast IoT service interactions. However, in this environment, the IoT service cannot directly control the access to the events. This paper proposes a cross-layer security solution to address the above issues. The design principle of our security solution is to embed security policies into events as well as allow the network to route events according to publishers' policies and requirements. This solution helps to improve the system's performance, while keeping features of IoT service interactions and minimizing the event visibility at the same time. Experimental results show that our approach is effective.

Stanić, B., Afzal, W..  2017.  Process Metrics Are Not Bad Predictors of Fault Proneness. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security Companion (QRS-C). :493–499.

The correct prediction of faulty modules or classes has a number of advantages such as improving the quality of software and assigning capable development resources to fix such faults. There have been different kinds of fault/defect prediction models proposed in literature, but a great majority of them makes use of static code metrics as independent variables for making predictions. Recently, process metrics have gained a considerable attention as alternative metrics to use for making trust-worthy predictions. The objective of this paper is to investigate different combinations of static code and process metrics for evaluating fault prediction performance. We have used publicly available data sets, along with a frequently used classifier, Naive Bayes, to run our experiments. We have, both statistically and visually, analyzed our experimental results. The statistical analysis showed evidence against any significant difference in fault prediction performances for a variety of different combinations of metrics. This reinforced earlier research results that process metrics are as good as predictors of fault proneness as static code metrics. Furthermore, the visual inspection of box plots revealed that the best set of metrics for fault prediction is a mix of both static code and process metrics. We also presented evidence in support of some process metrics being more discriminating than others and thus making them as good predictors to use.

Hassene, S., Eddine, M. N..  2016.  A new hybrid encryption technique permuting text and image based on hyperchaotic system. 2016 2nd International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Signal and Image Processing (ATSIP). :63–68.

This paper proposes a new hybrid technique for combined encryption text and image based on hyperchaos system. Since antiquity, man has continued looking for ways to send messages to his correspondents in order to communicate with them safely. It needed, through successive epochs, both physical and intellectual efforts in order to find an effective and appropriate communication technique. On another note, there is a behavior between the rigid regularity and randomness. This behavior is called chaos. In fact, it is a new field of investigation that is opened along with a new understanding of the frequently misunderstood long effects. The chaotic cryptography is thus born by inclusion of chaos in encryption algorithms. This article is in this particular context. Its objective is to create and implement an encryption algorithm based on a hyperchaotic system. This algorithm is composed of four methods: two for encrypting images and two for encrypting texts. The user chose the type of the input of the encryption (image or text) and as well as of the output. This new algorithm is considered a renovation in the science of cryptology, with the hybrid methods. This research opened a new features.