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Flight Mechanics and Control of Orbiting Vehicle-Manipulator Systems
Series: De Gruyter STEM
kurz und praktisch - für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschafler
Multi-objective Optimization in Dispatching
Basics - Standards and Units
Volume 1: System- and Data-Driven Methods and Algorithms
Volume 2: Snapshot-Based Methods and Algorithms
Volume 3: Applications


Web-based browser fingerprint (or device fingerprint) is a tool used to identify and track user activity in web traffic. It is also used to identify computers that are abusing online advertising and also to prevent credit card fraud. A device fingerprint is created by extracting multiple parameter values from a browser API (e.g. operating system type or browser version). The acquired parameter values are then used to create a hash using the hash function. The disadvantage of using this method is too high susceptibility to small, normally occurring changes (e.g. when changing the browser version number or screen resolution). Minor changes in the input values generate a completely different fingerprint hash, making it impossible to find similar ones in the database. On the other hand, omitting these unstable values when creating a hash, significantly limits the ability of the fingerprint to distinguish between devices. This weak point is commonly exploited by fraudsters who knowingly evade this form of protection by deliberately changing the value of device parameters. The paper presents methods that significantly limit this type of activity. New algorithms for coding and comparing fingerprints are presented, in which the values of parameters with low stability and low entropy are especially taken into account. The fingerprint generation methods are based on popular Minhash, the LSH, and autoencoder methods. The effectiveness of coding and comparing each of the presented methods was also examined in comparison with the currently used hash generation method. Authentic data of the devices and browsers of users visiting 186 different websites were collected for the research.


Air quality data prediction in urban area is of great significance to control air pollution and protect the public health. The prediction of the air quality in the monitoring station is well studied in existing researches. However, air-quality-monitor stations are insufficient in most cities and the air quality varies from one place to another dramatically due to complex factors. A novel model is established in this paper to estimate and predict the Air Quality Index (AQI) of the areas without monitoring stations in Nanjing. The proposed model predicts AQI in a non-monitoring area both in temporal dimension and in spatial dimension respectively. The temporal dimension model is presented at first based on the enhanced k-Nearest Neighbor (KNN) algorithm to predict the AQI values among monitoring stations, the acceptability of the results achieves 92% for one-hour prediction. Meanwhile, in order to forecast the evolution of air quality in the spatial dimension, the method is utilized with the help of Back Propagation neural network (BP), which considers geographical distance. Furthermore, to improve the accuracy and adaptability of the spatial model, the similarity of topological structure is introduced. Especially, the temporal-spatial model is built and its adaptability is tested on a specific non-monitoring site, Jiulonghu Campus of Southeast University. The result demonstrates that the acceptability achieves 73.8% on average. The current paper provides strong evidence suggesting that the proposed non-parametric and data-driven approach for air quality forecasting provides promising results.