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Hybrid computational intelligent techniques are efficient in dealing with the real-world problems encountered in engineering fields. The primary objective of this book is to provide an exhaustive introduction as well as review of the hybrid computational intelligent paradigm, with supportive case studies. In addition, it aims to provide a gallery ...
Hybrid Computational Intelligence: Research and Applications
Hybrid computational intelligent techniques are efficient in dealing with the real-world problems encountered in engineering fields. The primary objective of this book is to provide an exhaustive introduction as well as review of the hybrid computational intelligent paradigm, with supportive case studies. In addition, it aims to provide a gallery of engineering applications where this computing paradigm can be effectively use. Finally, it focuses on the recent quantum inspired hybrid intelligence to develop intelligent solutions for the future. The book also incorporates video demonstrations of each application for better understanding of the subject matter.
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260.36 USD

Hybrid Computational Intelligence: Research and Applications

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This book is a way of sharing insights empirically gathered, over decades of interactive media development, by the author and other children's designers. Included is as much emerging theory as possible in order to provide background for practical and technical aspects of design while still keeping the information accessible. The ...
Understanding Kids, Play, and Interactive Design: How to Create Games Children Love
This book is a way of sharing insights empirically gathered, over decades of interactive media development, by the author and other children's designers. Included is as much emerging theory as possible in order to provide background for practical and technical aspects of design while still keeping the information accessible. The author's intent for this book is not to create an academic treatise but to furnish an insightful and practical manual for the next generation of children's interactive media and game designers. Key Features Provides practical detailing of how children's developmental needs and capabilities translate to specific design elements of a piece of media Serves as an invaluable reference for anyone who is designing interactive games for children (or adults) Detailed discussions of how children learn and how they play Provides lots of examples and design tips on how to design content that will be appealing and effective for various age ranges Accessible approach, based on years of successful creative business experience, covers basics across the gamut from developmental needs and learning theories to formats, colors, and sounds
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213.86 USD

Understanding Kids, Play, and Interactive Design: How to Create Games Children Love

by Mark Schlichting
Hardback
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Scalable and Secure Internet Services and Architecture provides an in-depth analysis of many key scaling technologies. Topics include: server clusters and load balancing; QoS-aware resource management; server capacity planning; Web caching and prefetching; P2P overlay network; mobile code and security; and mobility support for adaptive grid computing. The author discusses ...
Scalable and Secure Internet Services and Architecture
Scalable and Secure Internet Services and Architecture provides an in-depth analysis of many key scaling technologies. Topics include: server clusters and load balancing; QoS-aware resource management; server capacity planning; Web caching and prefetching; P2P overlay network; mobile code and security; and mobility support for adaptive grid computing. The author discusses each topic by first defining a problem, then reviewing current representative approaches for solving it. He then describes in detail the underlying principles of the technologies and the application of these principles, along with balanced coverage of concepts and engineering trade-offs. The book demonstrates the effectiveness of the technologies via rigorous mathematical modeling and analysis, simulation, and practical implementations. It blends technologies in a unified framework for scalable and secure Internet services, delivering a systematic treatment based upon the author's cutting-edge research experience. This volume describes in breadth and depth advanced scaling technologies that support media streaming, e-commerce, grid computing, personalized content delivery, distributed file sharing, network management, and other Internet applications.
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78.700000 USD

Scalable and Secure Internet Services and Architecture

by Cheng-Zhong Xu
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The new research area of genomics-inspired network biology lacks an introductory book that enables both physical/computational scientists and biologists to obtain a general yet sufficiently rigorous perspective of current thinking. Filling this gap, Introduction to Biological Networks provides a thorough introduction to genomics-inspired network biology for physical scientists and biologists ...
Introduction to Biological Networks
The new research area of genomics-inspired network biology lacks an introductory book that enables both physical/computational scientists and biologists to obtain a general yet sufficiently rigorous perspective of current thinking. Filling this gap, Introduction to Biological Networks provides a thorough introduction to genomics-inspired network biology for physical scientists and biologists involved in interdisciplinary research. The book focuses on the concept of molecular and genetic interaction networks as a paradigm for interpreting the complexity of molecular biology at a genomic scale. The authors describe the experimental methods used to discover and test networks of interaction among biological molecules. They also present computational methods for predicting the interaction networks, discuss general mechanisms of network formation and evolution, and explore the application of network approaches to important problems in biology and medicine. With many examples throughout and clear explanations of key concepts, this book is the first to offer a broad treatment of genomics-inspired network biology with sufficient mathematical and biological rigor. It gives readers a conceptual understanding of this burgeoning scientific field.
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78.700000 USD

Introduction to Biological Networks

by Animesh Ray, Alpan Raval
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The book familiarizes readers with fundamental concepts and issues related to computer vision and major approaches that address them. The focus of the book is on image acquisition and image formation models, radiometric models of image formation, image formation in the camera, image processing concepts, concept of feature extraction and ...
Computer Vision and Image Processing: Fundamentals and Applications
The book familiarizes readers with fundamental concepts and issues related to computer vision and major approaches that address them. The focus of the book is on image acquisition and image formation models, radiometric models of image formation, image formation in the camera, image processing concepts, concept of feature extraction and feature selection for pattern classification/recognition, and advanced concepts like object classification, object tracking, image-based rendering, and image registration. Intended to be a companion to a typical teaching course on computer vision, the book takes a problem-solving approach.
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146.950000 USD

Computer Vision and Image Processing: Fundamentals and Applications

by Manas Kamal Bhuyan
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Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. Social media has become the dominant force in young people's lives, and each day seems to bring another shocking tale of private pictures getting into the wrong hands, or a lament that young people feel compelled to share their each and every thought with the entire world. ...
The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost
Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. Social media has become the dominant force in young people's lives, and each day seems to bring another shocking tale of private pictures getting into the wrong hands, or a lament that young people feel compelled to share their each and every thought with the entire world. Have smartphones and social media created a generation of self-obsessed egomaniacs? Absolutely not, Donna Freitas argues in this provocative book. And, she says, these alarmist fears are drawing attention away from the real issues that young adults are facing. Drawing on a large-scale survey and interviews with students on thirteen college campuses, Freitas finds that what young people are overwhelmingly concerned with-what they really want to talk about-is happiness. They face enormous pressure to look perfect online-not just happy, but blissful, ecstatic, and fabulously successful. Unable to achieve this impossible standard, they are anxious about letting the less-than-perfect parts of themselves become public. Far from wanting to share everything, they are brutally selective when it comes to curating their personal profiles, and worry obsessively that they might unwittingly post something that could come back to haunt them later in life. Through candid conversations with young people from diverse backgrounds, Freitas reveals how even the most well-adjusted individuals can be stricken by self-doubt when they compare their experiences with the vast collective utopia that they see online. And sometimes, as on anonymous platforms like Yik Yak, what they see instead is a depressing cesspool of racism and misogyny. Yet young people are also extremely attached to their smartphones and apps, which sometimes bring them great pleasure. It is very much a love-hate relationship. While much of the public's attention has been focused on headline-grabbing stories, the everyday struggles and joys of young people have remained under the radar. Freitas brings their feelings to the fore, in the words of young people themselves. The Happiness Effect is an eye-opening window into their first-hand experiences of social media and its impact on them.
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20.950000 USD

The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost

by Donna Freitas
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Steve Rabin's Game AI Pro 360: Guide to Tactics and Strategy gathers all the cutting-edge information from his previous three Game AI Pro volumes into a convenient single source anthology that covers game AI strategy and tactics. This volume is complete with articles by leading game AI programmers that focus ...
Game AI Pro 360: Guide to Tactics and Strategy
Steve Rabin's Game AI Pro 360: Guide to Tactics and Strategy gathers all the cutting-edge information from his previous three Game AI Pro volumes into a convenient single source anthology that covers game AI strategy and tactics. This volume is complete with articles by leading game AI programmers that focus largely on combat decisions made in a wide variety of genres such as RTS, RPG, MOBA, strategy and tower defense games. Key Features Provides real-life case studies of game AI in published commercial games Material by top developers and researchers in Game AI Downloadable demos and/or source code available online
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157.450000 USD

Game AI Pro 360: Guide to Tactics and Strategy

by Steve Rabin
Hardback
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There is a lot of hype, hand-waving, and ink being spilled about artificial intelligence (AI) in business. The amount of coverage of this topic in the trade press and on shareholder calls is evidence of a large change currently underway. It is awesome and terrifying. You might think of AI ...
The Humachine: Humankind, Machines, and the Future of Enterprise
There is a lot of hype, hand-waving, and ink being spilled about artificial intelligence (AI) in business. The amount of coverage of this topic in the trade press and on shareholder calls is evidence of a large change currently underway. It is awesome and terrifying. You might think of AI as a major environmental factor that is creating an evolutionary pressure that will force enterprise to evolve or perish. For those companies that do survive the silicon wave sweeping through the global economy, the issue becomes how to keep their humanity amidst the tumult. What started as an inquiry into how executives can adopt AI to harness the best of human and machine capabilities turned into a much more profound rumination on the future of humanity and enterprise. This is a wake-up call for business leaders across all sectors of the economy. Not only should you implement AI regardless of your industry, but once you do, you should fight to stay true to your purpose, your ethical convictions, indeed your humanity, even as our organizations continue to evolve. While not holding any punches about the dangers posed by overpowered AI, this book uniquely surveys where technology is limited, and gives reason for cautious optimism about the true opportunities that lie amidst all the disruptive change currently underway. As such, it is distinctively more optimistic than many of the competing titles on Big Technology. This compelling book weaves together business strategy and philosophy of mind, behavioral psychology and the limits of technology, leadership and law. The authors set out to identify where humans and machines can best complement one another to create an enterprise greater than the sum total of its parts: the Humachine. Combining the global business and forecasting acumen of Professor Nada R. Sanders, PhD, with the legal and philosophical insight of John D. Wood, Esq., the authors combine their strengths to bring us this profound yet accessible book. This is a must read for anyone interested in AI and the future of human enterprise.
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83.66 USD

The Humachine: Humankind, Machines, and the Future of Enterprise

by John D. Wood, Nada R Sanders
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This book enhances learning about complex project management principles and practices through the introduction and discussion of a portfolio of tools presented as an evolving toolbox. Throughout the book, industry practitioners examine the toolsets that are part of the toolbox to develop a broader understanding of complex project management challenges ...
Evolving Toolbox for Complex Project Management
This book enhances learning about complex project management principles and practices through the introduction and discussion of a portfolio of tools presented as an evolving toolbox. Throughout the book, industry practitioners examine the toolsets that are part of the toolbox to develop a broader understanding of complex project management challenges and the available tools to address them. This approach establishes a dynamic, structured platform for a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the modern, rapidly changing, multifaceted business environment to teach the next generation of project managers to successfully cope with the ever increasing complexity of the 21st century.
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213.86 USD

Evolving Toolbox for Complex Project Management

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Our revision resources are the smart choice for those revising for externally assessed Component 3 in the Digital Information Technology BTEC Tech Award. This book contains four full-length practice assessments, helping you to: Prepare by familiarising yourself with the structure and process for completing your assessment Practice by writing responses ...
Revise BTEC Tech Award Digital Information Technology Practice Assessments Plus
Our revision resources are the smart choice for those revising for externally assessed Component 3 in the Digital Information Technology BTEC Tech Award. This book contains four full-length practice assessments, helping you to: Prepare by familiarising yourself with the structure and process for completing your assessment Practice by writing responses straight into the book Perfect your external assessment skills, with targeted hints, guidance and support for evvery question, along with answers. Revision is more than Practice Assessments! Make sure you have revised all the essential content for this unit and know what good responses look like with the accompanying Revise BTEC Tech Award Digital Information Technology Revision Guide. Look out for links to the Revision Guide for further information as you work through these practice assessments.
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11.14 USD

Revise BTEC Tech Award Digital Information Technology Practice Assessments Plus

by Colin Harber-Stuart
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This book provides a complete and strategic overview of Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC). It covers network and technology aspects, describes the market scenarios from the different stakeholders' point of view, and analyzes deployment aspects and actions to engage the ecosystem. MEC exists in and supports a highly complex 5G world ...
Multi-Access Edge Computing in Action
This book provides a complete and strategic overview of Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC). It covers network and technology aspects, describes the market scenarios from the different stakeholders' point of view, and analyzes deployment aspects and actions to engage the ecosystem. MEC exists in and supports a highly complex 5G world in which technologists and non-technology decision makers must act in concert and do so within a large interconnected ecosystem of which MEC is just one, albeit an important, part. Divided into three sections, with several chapters in each, the book addresses these three key aspects: technology, markets, and ecosystems.
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115.28 USD

Multi-Access Edge Computing in Action

by Rui Frazao, Alex Reznik, Dario Sabella
Hardback
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This book is written to introduce computer simulations to undergraduate college students, freshmen to seniors, in STEM fields. The book starts with concepts from Basic Mathematics: Geometry, Algebra and Calculus, Properties of Elementary Functions (Polynomials, Exponential, Hyperbolic and Trigonometric Functions) are studied and simple differential equations representing these functions are ...
Introduction To Computer Simulations For Integrated Stem College Education
This book is written to introduce computer simulations to undergraduate college students, freshmen to seniors, in STEM fields. The book starts with concepts from Basic Mathematics: Geometry, Algebra and Calculus, Properties of Elementary Functions (Polynomials, Exponential, Hyperbolic and Trigonometric Functions) are studied and simple differential equations representing these functions are derived. Numerical approximations of first and second order differential equations are studied in terms of finite differences on uniform grids. Computer solutions are obtained via recursive relations or solutions of simultaneous algebraic equations. Comparisons with the exact solutions (known a priori) allow the calculations of the error due to discretization. After the students build confidence in this approach, more problems where the solutions are not known a priori are tackled with applications in many fields. Next, the book gradually addresses linear differential equations with variable coefficients and nonlinear differential equations, including problems of bifurcation and chaos.Applications in Dynamics, Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Chemical Reactions, and Combustion are included. Biographies of 50 pioneering mathematicians and scientists who contributed to the materials of the book are briefly sketched, to shed light on the history of these STEM fields.Finally, the main concepts discussed in the book, are summarized to make sure that the students do not miss any of them. Also, references for further readings are given for interested readers.
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81.900000 USD

Introduction To Computer Simulations For Integrated Stem College Education

by William Tavernetti, Mohamed M. Hafez
Hardback
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Faced with the compliance requirements of increasingly punitive information and privacy-related regulation, as well as the proliferation of complex threats to information security, there is an urgent need for organizations to adopt IT governance best practice. IT Governance is a key international resource for managers in organizations of all sizes ...
IT Governance: An International Guide to Data Security and ISO 27001/ISO 27002
Faced with the compliance requirements of increasingly punitive information and privacy-related regulation, as well as the proliferation of complex threats to information security, there is an urgent need for organizations to adopt IT governance best practice. IT Governance is a key international resource for managers in organizations of all sizes and across industries, and deals with the strategic and operational aspects of information security. Now in its seventh edition, the bestselling IT Governance provides guidance for companies looking to protect and enhance their information security management systems (ISMS) and protect themselves against cyber threats. The new edition covers changes in global regulation, particularly GDPR, and updates to standards in the ISO/IEC 27000 family, BS 7799-3:2017 (information security risk management) and the latest standards on auditing. It also includes advice on the development and implementation of an ISMS that will meet the ISO 27001 specification and how sector-specific standards can and should be factored in. With information on risk assessments, compliance, equipment and operations security, controls against malware and asset management, IT Governance is the definitive guide to implementing an effective information security management and governance system.
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220.500000 USD

IT Governance: An International Guide to Data Security and ISO 27001/ISO 27002

by Steve Watkins, Alan Calder
Hardback
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The Stakeholder Perspective places people at the center of both projects and project management. It gives to the project management community a helpful, innovative, stakeholder-centered approach to increase projects' delivered value and success rate. It presents a logical model also called the Stakeholder Perspective, which acts as the reference point ...
The Stakeholder Perspective: Relationship Management to Increase Value and Success Rates of Projects
The Stakeholder Perspective places people at the center of both projects and project management. It gives to the project management community a helpful, innovative, stakeholder-centered approach to increase projects' delivered value and success rate. It presents a logical model also called the Stakeholder Perspective, which acts as the reference point in a structured path to effectiveness. Starting from the analysis of a project's stakeholders, the model integrates both rational and relational innovative approaches. Its continuous focus on stakeholder requirements and expectations helps to set a proper path, and to maintain it, in order to target success and to achieve goals in a variety of projects with different size and complexity. The book presents a set of innovative and immediately applicable techniques for effective stakeholder identification and classification, as well as analysis of stakeholder requirements and expectations, key stakeholders management, stakeholder network management, and, more generally, stakeholder relationship management. The proposed stakeholder classification model consists of just four communities, each one based on the commonality of main interests and behavior. This model features an accurate and stable identification process to increase effective communication and drastic reduce relationship complexity. A systemic approach is proposed to analyze both stakeholder requirements and expectations. The approach aids in detecting otherwise unclear stakeholder requirements and/or hidden stakeholder expectations. An interactive communication model is presented along with its individual and organizational frames of reference. Also presented are relevant cues to maximize effective and purposeful communication with key stakeholders as well as with the stakeholder network. The importance of satisfying not only the project requirements but also the stakeholder expectations is demonstrated to be the critical success factor in all projects. An innovative approach based on the perceived value and key performance indicators shows how to manage different levels of project complexity. The book also defines a complete structured path to relationship effectiveness called Relationship Management Project, which can be tailored to enhance stakeholder and communication management processes in each one of the project management process groups (i.e. initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing). The book concludes with a look ahead at Project Management X.0 and the stakeholder-centered evolution of both project and portfolio management.
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81.81 USD

The Stakeholder Perspective: Relationship Management to Increase Value and Success Rates of Projects

by Massimo Pirozzi
Hardback
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Interdisciplinary approaches using Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques are smartly addressing real life challenges and have emerged as an inseparable element of disruption in current times. Applications of Disruptive Technology in Management practices are an ever interesting domain for researchers and professionals. This volume entitled Emerging Trends in Disruptive ...
Emerging Trends in Disruptive Technology Management for Sustainable Development
Interdisciplinary approaches using Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques are smartly addressing real life challenges and have emerged as an inseparable element of disruption in current times. Applications of Disruptive Technology in Management practices are an ever interesting domain for researchers and professionals. This volume entitled Emerging Trends in Disruptive Technology Management for Sustainable Development has attempted to collate five different interesting research approaches that have innovatively reflected diverse potential of disruptive trends in the era of 4th. Industrial Revolution. The uniqueness of the volume is going to cater the entrepreneurs and professionals in the domain of artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning etc. with its unique propositions in each of the chapters. The volume is surely going to be a significant source of knowledge and inspiration to those aspiring minds endeavouring to shape their futures in the area of applied research in machine learning and computer vision. The expertise and experiences of the contributing authors to this volume is encompassing different fields of proficiencies. This has set an excellent prelude to discover the correlation among multidisciplinary approaches of innovation. Covering a broad range of topics initiating from IoT based sustainable development to crowd sourcing concepts with a blend of applied machine learning approaches has made this volume a must read to inquisitive wits. Features Assorted approaches to interdisciplinary research using disruptive trends Focus on application of disruptive technology in technology management Focus on role of disruptive technology on sustainable development Promoting green IT with disruptive technology The book is meant to benefit several categories of students and researchers. At the students' level, this book can serve as a treatise/reference book for the special papers at the masters level aimed at inspiring possibly future researchers. Newly inducted PhD aspirants would also find the contents of this book useful as far as their compulsory course-works are concerned. At the researchers' level, those interested in interdisciplinary research would also be benefited from the book. After all, the enriched interdisciplinary contents of the book would always be a subject of interest to the faculties, existing research communities and new research aspirants from diverse disciplines of the concerned departments of premier institutes across the globe. This is expected to bring different research backgrounds (due to its cross platform characteristics) close to one another to form effective research groups all over the world. Above all, availability of the book should be ensured to as much universities and research institutes as possible through whatever graceful means it may be. Hope this volume will cater as a ready reference to your quest for diving deep into the ocean of technology management for 4th. Industrial Revolution.
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92.99 USD

Emerging Trends in Disruptive Technology Management for Sustainable Development

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The protocols and standards for networking are numerous and complex. Multivendor internetworking, crucial to present day users, requires a grasp of these protocols and standards. Data and Computer Communications: Networking and Internetworking, a comprehensive text/reference, brings clarity to all of the complex issues involved in networking activity, providing excellent instruction ...
Data and Computer Communications: Networking and Internetworking
The protocols and standards for networking are numerous and complex. Multivendor internetworking, crucial to present day users, requires a grasp of these protocols and standards. Data and Computer Communications: Networking and Internetworking, a comprehensive text/reference, brings clarity to all of the complex issues involved in networking activity, providing excellent instruction for students and an indispensable reference for practitioners. This systematic work answers a vast array of questions about overall network architecture, design, protocols, and deployment issues. It offers a practical, thorough treatment of the applied concepts of data and computer communication systems, including signaling basics, transmission of digital signals, and layered architecture. The book features in-depth discussions of integrated digital networks, integrated services digital networks, and high-speed networks, including currently evolving technologies, such as ATM switching, and their applications in multimedia technology. It also presents the state-of-the-art in Internet technology, its services, and implementations. The balance of old and new networking technologies presents an appealing set of topics for both undergraduate students and computer and networking professionals. This book presents all seven layers of OSI-based networks in great detail, covering services, functions, design issues, interfacing, and protocols. With its introduction to the basic concepts and practical aspects of the field, Data and Computer Communications: Networking and Internetworking helps you keep up with the rapidly growing and dominating computer networking technology.
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78.700000 USD

Data and Computer Communications: Networking and Internetworking

by Mukesh Singhal, Gurdeep S. Hura
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Perform advanced data manipulation tasks using pandas and become an expert data analyst. Key Features Manipulate and analyze your data expertly using the power of pandas Work with missing data and time series data and become a true pandas expert Includes expert tips and techniques on making your data analysis ...
Mastering pandas: A complete guide to pandas, from installation to advanced data analysis techniques, 2nd Edition
Perform advanced data manipulation tasks using pandas and become an expert data analyst. Key Features Manipulate and analyze your data expertly using the power of pandas Work with missing data and time series data and become a true pandas expert Includes expert tips and techniques on making your data analysis tasks easier Book Descriptionpandas is a popular Python library used by data scientists and analysts worldwide to manipulate and analyze their data. This book presents useful data manipulation techniques in pandas to perform complex data analysis in various domains. An update to our highly successful previous edition with new features, examples, updated code, and more, this book is an in-depth guide to get the most out of pandas for data analysis. Designed for both intermediate users as well as seasoned practitioners, you will learn advanced data manipulation techniques, such as multi-indexing, modifying data structures, and sampling your data, which allow for powerful analysis and help you gain accurate insights from it. With the help of this book, you will apply pandas to different domains, such as Bayesian statistics, predictive analytics, and time series analysis using an example-based approach. And not just that; you will also learn how to prepare powerful, interactive business reports in pandas using the Jupyter notebook. By the end of this book, you will learn how to perform efficient data analysis using pandas on complex data, and become an expert data analyst or data scientist in the process. What you will learn Speed up your data analysis by importing data into pandas Keep relevant data points by selecting subsets of your data Create a high-quality dataset by cleaning data and fixing missing values Compute actionable analytics with grouping and aggregation in pandas Master time series data analysis in pandas Make powerful reports in pandas using Jupyter notebooks Who this book is forThis book is for data scientists, analysts and Python developers who wish to explore advanced data analysis and scientific computing techniques using pandas. Some fundamental understanding of Python programming and familiarity with the basic data analysis concepts is all you need to get started with this book.
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47.240000 USD

Mastering pandas: A complete guide to pandas, from installation to advanced data analysis techniques, 2nd Edition

by Ashish Kumar
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Many of the significant developments of our era have resulted from advances in technology, including the design of large-scale systems; advances in medicine, manufacturing, and artificial intelligence; the role of social media in influencing behaviour and toppling governments; and the surge of online transactions that are replacing human face-to-face interactions. ...
Next-Generation Ethics: Engineering a Better Society
Many of the significant developments of our era have resulted from advances in technology, including the design of large-scale systems; advances in medicine, manufacturing, and artificial intelligence; the role of social media in influencing behaviour and toppling governments; and the surge of online transactions that are replacing human face-to-face interactions. These advances have given rise to new kinds of ethical concerns around the uses (and misuses) of technology. This collection of essays by prominent academics and technology leaders covers important ethical questions arising in modern industry, offering guidance on how to approach these dilemmas. Chapters discuss what we can learn from the ethical lapses of #MeToo, Volkswagen, and Cambridge Analytica, and highlight the common need across all applications for sound decision-making and understanding the implications for stakeholders. Technologists and general readers with no formal ethics training and specialists exploring technological applications to the field of ethics will benefit from this overview.
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55.78 USD

Next-Generation Ethics: Engineering a Better Society

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As big data becomes increasingly pervasive and cloud computing utilization becomes the norm, the security and privacy of our systems and data becomes more critical with emerging security and privacy threats and challenges. This book presents a comprehensive view on how to advance security and privacy in big data, cloud ...
Security and Privacy for Big Data, Cloud Computing and Applications
As big data becomes increasingly pervasive and cloud computing utilization becomes the norm, the security and privacy of our systems and data becomes more critical with emerging security and privacy threats and challenges. This book presents a comprehensive view on how to advance security and privacy in big data, cloud computing, and their applications. Topics include cryptographic tools, SDN security, big data security in IoT, privacy preserving in big data, security architecture based on cyber kill chain, privacy-aware digital forensics, trustworthy computing, privacy verification based on machine learning, and chaos-based communication systems. This book is an essential reading for networking, computing, and communications professionals, researchers, students and engineers, working with big data and cloud computing.
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162.750000 USD

Security and Privacy for Big Data, Cloud Computing and Applications

Hardback
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Faced with the compliance requirements of increasingly punitive information and privacy-related regulation, as well as the proliferation of complex threats to information security, there is an urgent need for organizations to adopt IT governance best practice. IT Governance is a key international resource for managers in organizations of all sizes ...
IT Governance: An International Guide to Data Security and ISO 27001/ISO 27002
Faced with the compliance requirements of increasingly punitive information and privacy-related regulation, as well as the proliferation of complex threats to information security, there is an urgent need for organizations to adopt IT governance best practice. IT Governance is a key international resource for managers in organizations of all sizes and across industries, and deals with the strategic and operational aspects of information security. Now in its seventh edition, the bestselling IT Governance provides guidance for companies looking to protect and enhance their information security management systems (ISMS) and protect themselves against cyber threats. The new edition covers changes in global regulation, particularly GDPR, and updates to standards in the ISO/IEC 27000 family, BS 7799-3:2017 (information security risk management) and the latest standards on auditing. It also includes advice on the development and implementation of an ISMS that will meet the ISO 27001 specification and how sector-specific standards can and should be factored in. With information on risk assessments, compliance, equipment and operations security, controls against malware and asset management, IT Governance is the definitive guide to implementing an effective information security management and governance system.
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92.97 USD

IT Governance: An International Guide to Data Security and ISO 27001/ISO 27002

by Steve Watkins, Alan Calder
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On the one side, Industrial competitiveness today means shorter product lifecycles, increased product variety, and shorter times to market and customized tangible products and services. To face these challenges, the manufacturing industry is forced to move from traditional management, control, and automation approaches towards industrial cyber-physical systems. On the other ...
Digitalized and Harmonized Industrial Production Systems: The PERFoRM Approach
On the one side, Industrial competitiveness today means shorter product lifecycles, increased product variety, and shorter times to market and customized tangible products and services. To face these challenges, the manufacturing industry is forced to move from traditional management, control, and automation approaches towards industrial cyber-physical systems. On the other side, several emergent engineering approaches and related Information-Communication-Control-Technologies, such as Multi-Agent-Systems, Service-Oriented Architecture, Plug-and-Produce Systems, Cloud and Fog Technologies, Big Data and Analytics, among others, have been researched during the last years. The confluence of those results with the latest developments in Industrial Digitalization, Systems-of-Cyber-Physical-Systems Engineering, Internet-of-Things, Internet-of-Services, and Industry 4.0 is opening a new broad spectrum of innovation possibilities. The PERFoRM (Production-harmonizEd-Reconfiguration of Flexible Robots and Machinery) approach is one of them. It teaches the reader what it means when production machines and systems are digitalized and migrated into Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems and what happens when they are networked and start collaborating with each other and with the human, using the internet. After a Technology Trend Screening and beyond a comprehensive state-of-the-art analysis about Industrial Digitalization and Industry 4.0-compliant solutions, the book introduces methods, architectures, and technologies applicable in real industrial use cases, explained for a broad audience of researchers, practitioners, and industrialists.
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157.450000 USD

Digitalized and Harmonized Industrial Production Systems: The PERFoRM Approach

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A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2018 The digital age has had a profound impact on literary culture, with new technologies opening up opportunities for new forms of literary art from hyperfiction to multi-media poetry and narrative-driven games. Bringing together leading scholars and artists from across the world, The Bloomsbury Handbook ...
The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature
A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2018 The digital age has had a profound impact on literary culture, with new technologies opening up opportunities for new forms of literary art from hyperfiction to multi-media poetry and narrative-driven games. Bringing together leading scholars and artists from across the world, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature is the most authoritative available handbook to the field. Crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book explores the foundational theories of the field, contemporary artistic practices, debates and controversies surrounding such key concepts as canonicity, world systems, narrative and the digital humanities, and historical developments and new media contexts of contemporary electronic literature. Including guides to major publications in the field, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature is an essential resource for students of contemporary culture in the digital era.
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43.000000 USD

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature

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Mediating Nature considers how technology acts as a mediating device in the construction and circulation of images that inform how we see and know nature. Scholarship in environmental communication has focused almost exclusively on verbal rather than visual rhetoric, and this book engages ecocritical and ecocompositional inquiry to shift focus ...
Mediating Nature: The Role of Technology in Ecological Literacy
Mediating Nature considers how technology acts as a mediating device in the construction and circulation of images that inform how we see and know nature. Scholarship in environmental communication has focused almost exclusively on verbal rather than visual rhetoric, and this book engages ecocritical and ecocompositional inquiry to shift focus onto the making of images. Contributors to this dynamic collection focus their efforts on the intersections of digital media and environmental/ecological thinking. Part of the book's larger argument is that analysis of mediations of nature must develop more critical tools of analysis toward the very mediating technologies that produce such media. That is, to truly understand mediations of nature, one needs to understand the creation and production of those mediations, right down to the algorithms, circuit boards, and power sources that drive mediating technologies. Ultimately, Mediating Nature contends that ecological literacy and environmental politics are inseparable from digital literacies and visual rhetorics. The book will be of interest to scholars and students working in the fields of Ecocriticism, Ecocomposition, Media Ecology, Visual Rehtoric, and Digital Literacy Studies.
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213.86 USD

Mediating Nature: The Role of Technology in Ecological Literacy

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This textbook is a well-rounded, rigorous, and informative work presenting the mathematics behind modern machine learning techniques. It hits all the right notes: the choice of topics is up-to-date and perfect for a course on data science for mathematics students at the advanced undergraduate or early graduate level. This book ...
Data Science and Machine Learning: Mathematical and Statistical Methods
This textbook is a well-rounded, rigorous, and informative work presenting the mathematics behind modern machine learning techniques. It hits all the right notes: the choice of topics is up-to-date and perfect for a course on data science for mathematics students at the advanced undergraduate or early graduate level. This book fills a sorely-needed gap in the existing literature by not sacrificing depth for breadth, presenting proofs of major theorems and subsequent derivations, as well as providing a copious amount of Python code. I only wish a book like this had been around when I first began my journey! -Nicholas Hoell, University of Toronto This is a well-written book that provides a deeper dive into data-scientific methods than many introductory texts. The writing is clear, and the text logically builds up regularization, classification, and decision trees. Compared to its probable competitors, it carves out a unique niche. -Adam Loy, Carleton College The purpose of Data Science and Machine Learning: Mathematical and Statistical Methods is to provide an accessible, yet comprehensive textbook intended for students interested in gaining a better understanding of the mathematics and statistics that underpin the rich variety of ideas and machine learning algorithms in data science. Key Features: Focuses on mathematical understanding. Presentation is self-contained, accessible, and comprehensive. Extensive list of exercises and worked-out examples. Many concrete algorithms with Python code. Full color throughout. The Authors: Dirk P. Kroese, PhD, is a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Queensland. He has published over 120 articles and five books in a wide range of areas in mathematics, statistics, data science, machine learning, and Monte Carlo methods. He is a pioneer of the well-known Cross-Entropy method-an adaptive Monte Carlo technique, which is being used around the world to help solve difficult estimation and optimization problems in science, engineering, and finance. Zdravko Botev, PhD, is an Australian Mathematical Science Institute Lecturer in Data Science and Machine Learning with an appointment at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is the recipient of the 2018 Christopher Heyde Medal of the Australian Academy of Science for distinguished research in the Mathematical Sciences. Thomas Taimre, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Queensland. His research interests range from applied probability and Monte Carlo methods to applied physics and the remarkably universal self-mixing effect in lasers. He has published over 100 articles, holds a patent, and is the coauthor of Handbook of Monte Carlo Methods (Wiley). Radislav Vaisman, PhD, is a Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Queensland. His research interests lie at the intersection of applied probability, machine learning, and computer science. He has published over 20 articles and two books.
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139.46 USD

Data Science and Machine Learning: Mathematical and Statistical Methods

by Radislav Vaisman, Thomas Taimre, Zdravko Botev, Dirk P. Kroese
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Whether you're new to ABAP, or you've been developing for years, this is the resource for you. Build your foundation with basic programming concepts and tools, then take it to the next level with modifications and enhancements for your ABAP code. Design reports and screens, develop applications using dialog programming, ...
Complete ABAP
Whether you're new to ABAP, or you've been developing for years, this is the resource for you. Build your foundation with basic programming concepts and tools, then take it to the next level with modifications and enhancements for your ABAP code. Design reports and screens, develop applications using dialog programming, create interfaces, and more. Your ultimate reference guide to the world of ABAP is here. In this book, you'll learn about: A. Everything ABAP - Learn everything there is to know about ABAP. Start with keywords, syntax, tools, data types, and events. Then level up and master user interaction, exception handling, dialog and dynamic programming, and more. B: Programming Techniques - Get to know techniques like object-oriented and procedural programming and how they relate to ABAP. Master modularization, inheritance, data encapsulation, and leverage existing features and functionality without having to reinvent the wheel! C: Debugging and Testing - Writing code is one thing, making it work is another! Learn how to debug code using the classic and new debuggers, and put your programs to the test using tools like ABAP Unit and the code inspector.
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94.450000 USD

Complete ABAP

by Kiran Bandari
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Performance Analysis of Queuing and Computer Networks develops simple models and analytical methods from first principles to evaluate performance metrics of various configurations of computer systems and networks. It presents many concepts and results of probability theory and stochastic processes. After an introduction to queues in computer networks, this self-contained ...
Performance Analysis of Queuing and Computer Networks
Performance Analysis of Queuing and Computer Networks develops simple models and analytical methods from first principles to evaluate performance metrics of various configurations of computer systems and networks. It presents many concepts and results of probability theory and stochastic processes. After an introduction to queues in computer networks, this self-contained book covers important random variables, such as Pareto and Poisson, that constitute models for arrival and service disciplines. It then deals with the equilibrium M/M/1/ queue, which is the simplest queue that is amenable for analysis. Subsequent chapters explore applications of continuous time, state-dependent single Markovian queues, the M/G/1 system, and discrete time queues in computer networks. The author then proceeds to study networks of queues with exponential servers and Poisson external arrivals as well as the G/M/1 queue and Pareto interarrival times in a G/M/1 queue. The last two chapters analyze bursty, self-similar traffic, and fluid flow models and their effects on queues.
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78.700000 USD

Performance Analysis of Queuing and Computer Networks

by G.R. Dattatreya
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As global competition grows more fierce, companies continue to look for ways to increase their competitive edge without jeopardizing profit margins. Today's corporations are starting to realize the competitive advantage that Information Technology (IT) can bring to a company. These corporations are also realizing that staying current with technology requires ...
Outsourcing: A CIO's Perspective
As global competition grows more fierce, companies continue to look for ways to increase their competitive edge without jeopardizing profit margins. Today's corporations are starting to realize the competitive advantage that Information Technology (IT) can bring to a company. These corporations are also realizing that staying current with technology requires a great deal of effort, risk, and expense. This is one of the primary reasons CEO's are considering outsourcing as an alternative. Written by a CIO who has successfully maneuvered through the outsourcing process, Outsourcing: A CIO's Perspective addresses the realistic expectations and the most commonly asked questions about IT outsourcing, while reviewing it's advantages and disadvantages. This text identifies key elements that can be used to assess the feasibility of securing a profitable and manageable outsourcing agreement. It provides a convincing case that even if the final decision is to not outsource, the result of the process will identify potential business improvement opportunities.
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78.700000 USD

Outsourcing: A CIO's Perspective

by Oakie D. Williams
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Cybercrimes are often viewed as technical offenses that require technical solutions, such as antivirus programs or automated intrusion detection tools. However, these crimes are committed by individuals or networks of people which prey upon human victims and are detected and prosecuted by criminal justice personnel. As a result, human decision-making ...
The Human Factor of Cybercrime
Cybercrimes are often viewed as technical offenses that require technical solutions, such as antivirus programs or automated intrusion detection tools. However, these crimes are committed by individuals or networks of people which prey upon human victims and are detected and prosecuted by criminal justice personnel. As a result, human decision-making plays a substantial role in the course of an offence, the justice response, and policymakers' attempts to legislate against these crimes. This book focuses on the human factor in cybercrime: its offenders, victims, and parties involved in tackling cybercrime. The distinct nature of cybercrime has consequences for the entire spectrum of crime and raises myriad questions about the nature of offending and victimization. For example, are cybercriminals the same as traditional offenders, or are there new offender types with distinct characteristics and motives? What foreground and situational characteristics influence the decision-making process of offenders? Which personal and situational characteristics provide an increased or decreased risk of cybercrime victimization? This book brings together leading criminologists from around the world to consider these questions and examine all facets of victimization, offending, offender networks, and policy responses.
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213.86 USD

The Human Factor of Cybercrime

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Information retrieval (IR) is considered to be the science of searching for information from a variety of information sources related to texts, images, sounds, or multimedia. With the rise of the internet and digital databases, updated information retrieval methodologies are essential to ensure the continued facilitation and enhancement of information ...
Critical Approaches to Information Retrieval Research
Information retrieval (IR) is considered to be the science of searching for information from a variety of information sources related to texts, images, sounds, or multimedia. With the rise of the internet and digital databases, updated information retrieval methodologies are essential to ensure the continued facilitation and enhancement of information exchange. Critical Approaches to Information Retrieval Research is a critical scholarly publication that provides multidisciplinary examinations of theoretical innovations and methods in information retrieval technologies including search and storage applications for data, text, image, sound, document, and video retrieval. Featuring a wide range of topics including data mining, machine learning, and ontology, this book is ideal for librarians, software engineers, data scientists, professionals, researchers, information engineers, scientists, practitioners, and academicians working in the fields of computer science, information technology, information and communication sciences, education, health, library, and more.
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204.750000 USD

Critical Approaches to Information Retrieval Research

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Crossbar switch fabrics offer many benefits when designing switch/routers. This book discusses switch/router architectures using design examples and case studies of well-known systems that employ crossbar switch fabric as their internal interconnects. This book looks to explain the design of switch/routers from a practicing engineer's perspective. It uses a broad ...
Switch/Router Architectures: Systems with Crossbar Switch Fabrics
Crossbar switch fabrics offer many benefits when designing switch/routers. This book discusses switch/router architectures using design examples and case studies of well-known systems that employ crossbar switch fabric as their internal interconnects. This book looks to explain the design of switch/routers from a practicing engineer's perspective. It uses a broad range of design examples to illustrate switch/router designs and provides case studies to enhance readers comprehension of switch/router architectures. The book goes on to discuss industry best practices in switch/router design and explains the key features and differences between unicast and multicast packet forwarding architectures. This book will be of benefit to telecoms/networking industry professionals and engineers as well as researchers and academics looking for more practical and efficient approaches for designing non-blocking crossbar switch fabrics.
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262.22 USD

Switch/Router Architectures: Systems with Crossbar Switch Fabrics

by James Aweya
Hardback
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