Engineering Top 5 Trending Papers for December 2018

During December we analysed millions of academic papers in Engineering to discover the top 5 articles being read by Mendeley users in the Engineering discipline. We believe these papers will have an impact on the influential academic papers of tomorrow.

Mendeley Trending considers the number of people reading a specific paper, the change in number of new readers within a timeframe and how recently the paper was published.

Some of these papers can be viewed on the Mendeley Web Catalog page, and to access others you may need to click on ‘Get full text’ to view it on the publisher’s site.

  • Topics in this list: Photovoltaics, Natural Fibres, Sustainable Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Parkinson’s and Wearables

A) A review of transparent solar photovoltaic technologies (2049 Readers)

Energy is essential for economic development and growth. With the rapid growth of development and the drive to expand the economy, society demands more electricity…

Husain A. et al. in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2018)

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B) A review of recent developments in natural fibre composites and their mechanical performance (1166 Readers)

Recently, there has been a rapid growth in research and innovation in the natural fibre composite (NFC) area. Interest is warranted due to the advantages of these materials compared to others, such as synthetic fibre composites, including low environmental impact…

L. P. et al. in Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing (2016)

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C) Opportunities of Sustainable Manufacturing in Industry 4.0 (987 Readers)

The current globalization is faced by the challenge to meet the continuously growing worldwide demand for capital and consumer goods by simultaneously ensuring a sustainable evolvement…

Stock T. et al. in Procedia CIRP (2016)

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D) Additive manufacturing methods and modeling approaches: A critical review (691 Readers)

Additive manufacturing is a technology rapidly expanding on a number of industrial sectors. It provides design freedom and environmental/ecological advantages.

Bikas H. et al. in International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (2016)

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E) Wearable sensors objectively measure gait parameters in Parkinson’s disease (131 Readers)

Distinct gait characteristics like short steps and shuffling gait are prototypical signs commonly observed in Parkinson’s disease. Routinely assessed by observation through clinicians, gait is rated as part of categorical clinical scores…

Johannes C.M. S. et al. in PLoS ONE (2017)

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That’s it for open access Engineering papers this month. If you like this curation, please let us know with a like or share.

 

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Computer Science Top 5 Trending Papers for December 2018

During December we analysed millions of academic papers in Computer Science to discover the top 5 articles being read by Mendeley users in the Computer Science discipline. We believe these papers will have an impact on the influential academic papers of tomorrow.

Mendeley Trending considers the number of people reading a specific paper, the change in number of new readers within a timeframe and how recently the paper was published.

Some of these papers can be viewed on the Mendeley Web Catalog page, and to access others you may need to click on ‘Get full text’ to view it on the publisher’s site.

  • Topics in this list: Internet of Things, Neural Machine Translation, Adversarial Nets, Big Data Prediction

A) A survey on Internet of Things architectures (1008 Readers)

Internet of Things is a platform where every day devices become smarter, every day processing becomes intelligent, and every day communication becomes informative. While the Internet of Things is still seeking its own shape…

Ray P. P. in Journal of King Saud University – Computer and Information Sciences (2018)

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B) Neural Machine Translation of Rare Words with Subword Units (563 Readers)

Neural machine translation (NMT) models typically operate with a fixed vocabulary, so the translation of rare and unknown words is an open problem…

Sennrich R. et al. in ACL (2016)

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C) Effective Approaches to Attention-based Neural Machine Translation (2020 Readers)

An attentional mechanism has lately been used to improve neural machine translation (NMT) by selectively focusing on parts of the source sentence during…

Luong M. at al. in None (2015)

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D) SeqGAN: Sequence Generative Adversarial Nets with Policy Gradient (1317 Readers)

As a new way of training generative models, Generative Adversarial Nets (GAN) that uses a discriminative model to guide the training of the generative model…

Yu L. et al. in JAMA Intern Med (2016)

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E) Randomly distributed embedding making short-term high-dimensional data predictable (60 Readers)

Making accurate forecast or prediction is a challenging task in the big data era, in particular for those datasets involving high-dimensional variables but…

Ma H. et al. in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2018)

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That’s it for open access Computer Science papers this month. If you like this curation, please let us know with a like or share.

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Mendeley Brainstorm: Hacking – How Secure Are We?

Our lives are more networked than ever before; does that make them more vulnerable?
Our lives are more networked than ever before; how vulnerable are we?

Recently, a nuclear power plant was hacked. According to Reuters, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency said the attack “caused some problems” and the plant had to “take some precautionary measures.”  Given the increased prevalence of internet-enabled applications, how vulnerable are we to cyber-attacks and what can be done to prevent them? We are looking for the most well thought out answer to this question in up to 150 words: use the comment feature below the blog and please feel free to promote your research!  The winner will receive an Amazon gift certificate worth £50 and a bag full of Mendeley items; competition closes November 23.

Hacking – Not Just for PCs Anymore

The arrival of the Internet of Things has meant that our lives are more networked than ever before; the internet isn’t merely on a computer stuck in the corner, it’s connected to our phones (which track our every movement), it’s embedded into our appliances and vehicles, it’s wired up to security cameras and to life support machines.  However, this widespread connectivity also is indicative of a just as widespread vulnerability: our personal data, our public services, and even our cars could be hacked.

New Dangers

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said a nuclear plant had been hacked. While he didn’t fully spell out the risks, he noted that the security breach had “caused some problems” and “some precautionary measures” were required.

And Continuing Vulnerabilities

On October 11, Symantec revealed that hackers had attacked users of the SWIFT financial transfer network.  The goal was to use “malware to hide customers’ own records of Swift messages relating to fraudulent transactions”.

What Can Be Done?

It’s been projected that “$1 trillion will be spent globally on cybersecurity from 2017 to 2021”; but is this expenditure in vain?  Can our data, our banks, and our public services be truly protected? What can be done enhance security?  Tell us!

About Mendeley Brainstorms

Our Brainstorms are challenges so we can engage with you, our users, on the hottest topics in the world of research.  We look for the most in-depth and well thought through responses; the best response as judged by the Mendeley team will earn a prize.

References

Cybersecurity Ventures. (2016). The Cybersecurity Market Report covers the business of cybersecurity, including market sizing and industry forecasts, spending, notable M&A and IPO activity, and more. [online] Available at: http://cybersecurityventures.com/cybersecurity-market-report/ [Accessed 11 Oct. 2016].

PEYTON, A. (2016). Symantec reveals more hack attempts on Swift network.  Banking Technology. [online] Available at: http://www.bankingtech.com/606802/symantec-reveals-more-hack-attempts-on-swift-network/ [Accessed 13 Oct. 2016].

SHARWOOD, S. (2016). Nuke plant has been hacked, says Atomic Energy Agency director The Register. [online] Available at: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/11/nuke_plant_has_been_hacked_says_atomic_energy_agency_director/ [Accessed 11 Oct. 2016].