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Simula research laboratory : by thinking constantly about it

Author: Aslak Tveito; A M Bruaset; Olav Lysne
Publisher: Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer, ©2010.
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The Simula Research Laboratory, located just outside Oslo in Norway, is rightly famed as a highly successful research facility, despite being, at only eight years old, a very young institution. This fascinating book tells the history of Simula, detailing the culture and values that have been the guiding principles of the laboratory throughout its existence. Dedicated to tackling scientific challenges of genuine  Read more...
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Simula research laboratory.
Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aslak Tveito; A M Bruaset; Olav Lysne
ISBN: 9783642011566 364201156X
OCLC Number: 567362932
Description: 1 online resource (x, 656 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The Scene --
What Would you do if you Suddenly got an Annual Grant of About Ten Million Dollars? --
By Thinking Constantly About It --
The Simula Culture --
How we do Research, Education and Innovation --
Impressed with Targeted Research Strategy --
The Hamming Experience --
Richard Hamming --
You and Your Research --
Simula Research Laboratory --
A Different Research Institution --
IT Fornebu and the Political Battle that led to the Creation of Simula --
The Right Step at the Right Time --
A Brief History of Norwegian Science and Research Policy --
Simula --
The Language --
Basic Research --
to Basic Research --
Networks and Distributed Systems --
Why, What, How and What's Next --
Scalable Interconnection Networks --
Providing Resilience in Communications Networks --
From Gilgamesh to Star Wars --
RELAY --
On the Performance and Resource Utilisation of Time-Dependent Large-Scale Distributed Systems --
Scientific Computing --
Why, What, How and What's Next --
Catching the Beat --
Computer Simulations of the Heart --
A Message from the Heart --
Can ECG Recordings and Mathematics tell the Condition of Your Heart? --
Past and Future Perspectives on Scientific Software --
Software Engineering --
Why, What, How and What's Next --
A Matter of Judgement --
Software Development Effort Estimation --
Demystifying and Improving Expert Estimation --
Faulty Until Proved Correct --
Software Verification --
A Scalable, Model-Driven, Empirically Grounded Approach --
The industry is our lab --
Organisation and Conduct of Empirical Studies in Software Engineering at Simula --
A Series of Controlled Experiments on Software Maintenance --
Research Education --
Educating Researchers --
a Virtue of Necessity --
Thinking Outside the Box --
A Little Competition and a Lot of Cooperation --
Are you Planning to Take a PhD? --
An Extraordinary Investment --
Simula can do Much Better! --
Achieving Relevance --
Research Applications --
Bridging the Gap Between Industry and Research --
Making the Invisible Visible --
Turning Rocks into Knowledge --
A Tale of Three Start-ups --
Spinning Off from Simula --
We're Not a Telco, We're a Webco.
Responsibility: Aslak Tveito, Are Magnus Bruaset, Olav Lysne, editors.

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