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  Further reading

My policy on what's included
There is so much published material available on the web, in journals and magazines and in conference proceedings that it is impossible for anyone to read it all. I have tried to avoid simply including links to web sites that I have not read.

Rather, I only include links to published articles that I have read and to web sites where I have reviewed the material as both relevant to the book and of reasonable quality. I have mostly avoided links to web sites that are simply Powerpoint presentations. However, for some topics, these are the best that is currently available and so I have included them.



Articles and books that I didn't have room to recommend in the text or that appeared after the 7th edition went to press. Links to web sites that are referenced in the book or that provide additional further reading. I have been selective and have deliberately avoided including hundreds of low-quality links.

The suggested further reading is organised by the different parts of the book.


I generally avoid including reading which is in hard-to-access conference proceedings or obscure journals. Therefore, most papers that I recommend are published in ACM or IEEE magazines.Papers published in ACM and IEEE magazines, journals and conferences are available from the respective digital libraries. .

Papers from these sources are not free but are available to subscribers or for payment of an article fee. You can sometimes access previous versions on the author's web sites - I suggest using Google scholar to find these and related papers.

The material here has been included for its instructional value. Neither the author nor Pearson Education Ltd offer any warranties or representations in respect of its fitness for a particular purpose. No liability is accepted by either the author or the publisher for any loss or damage arising from its use.  The dynamic nature of the web means that it cannot be guaranteed that all links will work. Please let me know of problems and (if possible) I will try and fix them.