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Are there limits to growth in data traffic?: on time use, data generation and speed

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Are there limits to growth in data traffic? : on time use, data generation and speed. / Hazas, Michael David; Morley, Janine; Bates, Oliver Emile Glaves; Friday, Adrian John.

LIMITS '16 Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Computing within Limits. New York : ACM, 2016. 14.

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Hazas, MD, Morley, J, Bates, OEG & Friday, AJ 2016, Are there limits to growth in data traffic?: on time use, data generation and speed. in LIMITS '16 Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Computing within Limits., 14, ACM, New York, Limits 2016, Irvine, California, United States, 9-10 June. DOI: 10.1145/2926676.2926690

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Hazas, M. D., Morley, J., Bates, O. E. G., & Friday, A. J. (2016). Are there limits to growth in data traffic? on time use, data generation and speed. In LIMITS '16 Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Computing within Limits [14] New York: ACM. DOI: 10.1145/2926676.2926690

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Hazas MD, Morley J, Bates OEG, Friday AJ. Are there limits to growth in data traffic?: on time use, data generation and speed. In LIMITS '16 Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Computing within Limits. New York: ACM. 2016. 14. Available from, DOI: 10.1145/2926676.2926690

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Hazas, Michael David; Morley, Janine; Bates, Oliver Emile Glaves; Friday, Adrian John / Are there limits to growth in data traffic? : on time use, data generation and speed.

LIMITS '16 Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Computing within Limits. New York : ACM, 2016. 14.

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