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  • Security and privacy in cyber-physical systems : foundations, principles, and applications / edited by Houbing Song, Glenn A. Fink, Sabina Jeschke
    TK 5105.59 S43923 2018eb

    Written by a team of experts at the forefront of the cyber-physical systems (CPS) revolution, this book provides an in-depth look at security and privacy, two of the most critical challenges facing both the CPS research and development community and ICT professionals. It explores, in depth, the key technical, social, and legal issues at stake, and it provides readers with the information they need to advance research and development in this exciting area.

    Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components. Advances in CPS will enable capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability far in excess of what today's simple embedded systems can provide. Just as the Internet revolutionized the way we interact with information, CPS technology has already begun to transform the way people interact with engineered systems. In the years ahead, smart CPS will drive innovation and competition across industry sectors, from agriculture, energy, and transportation, to architecture, healthcare, and manufacturing. A priceless source of practical information and inspiration, Security and Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications is certain to have a profound impact on ongoing R&D and education at the confluence of security, privacy, and CPS.

  • Transactions on computational science XXX : special issue on cyberworlds and cybersecurity / Marina L. Gavrilova, C.J. Kenneth Tan, Alexei Sourin (eds.)

  • Service-oriented computing -- ICSOC 2016 workshops : ASOCA, ISyCC, BSCI, and Satellite Events, Banff, AB, Canada, October 10-13, 2016, Revised selected papers / Khalil Drira, Hongbing Wang, Qi Yu, Yan Wang, Yuhong Yan, François Charoy, Jan Mendling, Mohamed Mohamed, Zhongjie Wang, Sami Bhiri (eds.)

  • Computer vision, graphics, and image processing : ICVGIP 2016 Satellite Workshops, WCVA, DAR, and MedImage, Guwahati, India, December 19, 2016 Revised selected papers / Snehasis Mukherjee, Suvadip Mukherjee, Dipti Prasad Mukherjee, Jayanthi Sivaswamy, Suyash Awate, Srirangaraj Setlur, Anoop M. Namboodiri, Santanu Chaudhury (eds.)

  • Windows networking troubleshooting / Mike Halsey, Joli Ballew

  • Beginning Django : web application development and deployment with Python / Daniel Rubio

  • Handbook of convex optimization methods in imaging science / Vishal Monga, editor

  • Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence 14th International Conference, MDAI 2017, Kitakyushu, Japan, October 18-20, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Vicenç Torra, Yasuo Narukawa, Aoi Honda, Sozo Inoue

  • Simulation and Synthesis in Medical Imaging Second International Workshop, SASHIMI 2017, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2017, Québec City, QC, Canada, September 10, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Sotirios A. Tsaftaris, Ali Gooya, Alejandro F. Frangi, Jerry L. Prince

  • Enterprise and Organizational Modeling and Simulation 13th International Workshop, EOMAS 2017, Held at CAiSE 2017, Essen, Germany, June 12-13, 2017, Selected Papers / edited by Robert Pergl, Russell Lock, Eduard Babkin, Martin Molhanec

  • On the move to meaningful internet systems : OTM 2017 Conferences : Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS, C&TC, and ODBASE 2017, Rhodes, Greece, October 23-27, 2017, Proceedings. Hervé Panetto, Christophe Debruyne, Walid Gaaloul, Mike Papazoglou, Adrian Paschke, Claudio Agostino Ardagna, Robert Meersman (eds.)

  • Intelligent, secure, and dependable systems in distributed and cloud environments : first International Conference, ISDDC 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 26-28, 2017, proceedings / Issa Traore, Isaac Woungang, Ahmed Awad (eds.)

  • Light emitting diodes for agriculture : smart lighting / S. Dutta Gupta, editor

  • Internet video data streaming energy-saving and cost-aware methods / Ye Tian, Min Zhao, Xinming Zhang

  • Secure and trustworthy transportation cyber-physical systems Yunchuan Sun, Houbing Song, editors

  • Embedded systems architecture for agile development : a layers-based model / Mohsen Mirtalebi

  • Formaldehyde and cognition / Rongqiao He

  • Computer graphics for Java programmers / Leen Ammeraal, Kang Zhang

  • SCION : a secure internet architecture / Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat

  • Image analysis and processing -- ICIAP 2017 : 19th International Conference, Catania, Italy, September 11-15, 2017, Proceedings. Sebastiano Battiato, Giovanni Gallo, Raimondo Schettini, Filippo Stanco (eds.)

  • Image analysis and processing -- ICIAP 2017 : 19th International Conference, Catania, Italy, September 11-15, 2017, Proceedings. Sebastiano Battiato, Giovanni Gallo, Raimondo Schettini, Filippo Stanco (eds.)

  • Computer vision systems : 11th International Conference, ICVS 2017, Shenzhen, China, July 10-13, 2017, Revised selected papers / edited by Ming Liu, Haoyao Chen, Markus Vincze

  • The semantic web -- ISWC 2017 : 16th International Semantic Web Conference, Vienna, Austria, October 21-25, 2017, Proceedings. Claudia d'Amato, Miriam Fernandez, Valentina Tamma, Freddy Lecue, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Juan Sequeda, Christoph Lange, Jeff Heflin (eds.)

  • The semantic web -- ISWC 2017 : 16th International Semantic Web Conference, Vienna, Austria, October 21-25, 2017, Proceedings. Claudia d'Amato, Miriam Fernandez, Valentina Tamma, Freddy Lecue, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Juan Sequeda, Christoph Lange, Jeff Heflin (eds.)

  • Visual content indexing and retrieval with psycho-visual models Jenny Benois-Pineau, Patrick Le Callet, editors

  • Digital image processing : a signal processing and algorithmic approach / D. Sundararajan

  • Information, communication and computing technology : second International Conference, ICICCT 2017, New Delhi, India, May 13, 2017, Revised selected papers / edited by Saroj Kaushik, Daya Gupta, Latika Kharb, Deepak Chahal

  • The analysis of nuclear materials and their environments / Claude André Degueldre

  • Thermoacoustics : a unifying perspective for some engines and refrigerators / Gregory W. Swift

  • Sustainable heavy metal remediation. Eldon R. Rene, Erkan Sahinkaya, Alison Lewis, Piet N.L. Lens, editors

  • The cool stuff in Premiere Pro learn advanced editing techniques to dramatically speed up your workflow / Jarle Leirpoll, Dylan Osborn, Paul Murphy, Andy Edwards

  • Spin physics in semiconductors / Mikhail I. Dyakonov, editor

  • Raman fiber lasers / edited by Yan Feng

  • Energetic materials from cradle to grave / Manoj K. Shukla and [four others], editors

  • Replenish : the virtuous cycle of water and prosperity / Sandra Postel
    We have disrupted the natural water cycle for centuries in an effort to control water for our own prosperity. Yet every year, recovery from droughts and floods costs billions of dollars, and we spend billions more on dams, diversions, levees, and other feats of engineering.These massive projects not only are risky financially and environmentally, they often threaten social and political stability. What if the answer was not further control of the water cycle, but repair and replenishment?

    Sandra Postel takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature'srhythms. In New Mexico, forest rehabilitation is safeguarding drinking water; along the Mississippi River, farmers are planting cover crops toreduce polluted runoff; and in China, "sponge cities" are capturing rainwater to curb urban flooding.

    Efforts like these will be essential as climate change disrupts both weather patterns and the models on which we base our infrastructure. We will be forced to adapt. The question is whether we will continue to fight the water cycle or recognize our place in it and take advantage of the inherservices nature offers. Water, Postel writes, is a gift,the source of life itself. How will we use this greatest of gifts?

  • Web information systems engineering -- WISE 2017 : 18th International Conference, Puschino, Russia, October 7-11, 2017, Proceedings. Athman Bouguettaya, Yunjun Gao, Andrey Klimenko, Lu Chen, Xiangliang Zhang, Fedor Dzerzhinskiy, Weijia Jia, Stanislav V. Klimenko, Qing Li (eds.)

  • Applications of biotechnology for sustainable development / Kunal Mukhopadhyay, Ashish Sachan, Manish Kumar, editors

  • Mobile, secure, and programmable networking : third International Conference, MSPN 2017, Paris, France, June 29-30, 2017, Revised selected papers / Samia Bouzefrane, Soumya Banerjee, Françoise Sailhan, Selma Boumerdassi, Eric Renault (eds.)

  • Web information systems engineering -- WISE 2017 : 18th International Conference, Puschino, Russia, October 7-11, 2017, Proceedings. Athman Bouguettaya, Yunjun Gao, Andrey Klimenko, Lu Chen, Xiangliang Zhang, Fedor Dzerzhinskiy, Weijia Jia, Stanislav V. Klimenko, Qing Li (eds.)

  • Growth of high permittivity dielectrics by high pressure sputtering from metallic targets María Ángela Pampillón Arce

  • Millimeter-wave power amplifiers Jaco du Preez, Saurabh Sinha

  • Theoretical modeling of epitaxial graphene growth on the Ir 111 surface Holly Alexandra Tetlow

  • Computational signal processing with wavelets Anthony Teolis

  • Smooth Bézier surfaces over unstructured quadrilateral meshes Michel Bercovier, Tanya Matskewich

  • Network performance and fault analytics for LTE wireless service providers Deepak Kakadia, Jin Yang, Alexander Gilgur

  • Advanced Ceramic and Metallic Coating and Thin Film Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications edited by Jing Zhang, Yeon-Gil Jung

  • Urban Street Stormwater Guide
    TD 657 N37 2017eb
    The Urban Street Stormwater Guide begins from the principle that street design can support--or degrade--the urban area's overall environmental health. By incorporating Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) into the right-of-way, cities can manage stormwater and reap the public health, environmental, and aesthetic benefits of street trees, planters, and greenery in the public realm.

    Building on the successful NACTO urban street guides, the Urban Street Stormwater Guide provides the best practices for the design of GSI along transportation corridors.The state-of-the-art solutions in this guide will assist urban planners and designers, transportation engineers, city officials, ecologists, public works officials, and others interested in the role of the built urban landscape in protecting the climate, water quality, and natural environment.

  • Energy sprawl solutions : balancing global development and conservation / edited by Joseph M. Kiesecker and David E. Naugle ; foreword by Peter Kareiva
    TD 195 E49 E54 2017eb
    Over the next several decades, as human populations grow, the demand for energy will soar. But renewable energy sources have a large energy sprawl--the amount of land needed to produce energy--which can threaten biodiversity. In Energy Sprawl Solutions , scientists Joseph M. Kiesecker and David Naugle provide a roadmap for preserving biodiversity despite the threats of energy sprawl. Their strategy--developmby design--identifies and sets aside land where biodiversity can thrive while consolidating developmin areas with lower biodiversity value.

    This contributed volume features case studies from countries around the world, each describing a differenergy sector and the way they have successfully maximized biodiversity protection. This book provides a needed guide for elected officials, industry representatives, NGOs and community groups who have a stake in sustainable energy-developmplanning.

  • The internet in China from infrastructure to a Nascent civil society / Gianluigi Negro

  • Technology and the environment in state-socialist Hungary an economic history / Viktor Pál

  • Men, machines, and modern times / Elting E. Morison
    T 14 M59 2017

  • Designing publics / Christopher A. Le Dantec

    Contemporary computing technologies have thoroughly embedded themselves in every aspect of modern life -- conducting commerce, maintaining and extending our networks of friends, and mobilizing political movements all occur through a growing collection of devices and services designed to keep and hold our attention. Yet what happens when our attention needs to be more local, collective, and focused on our immediate communities? Perhaps more important, how can we imagine and create new technologies with local communities? In Designing Publics , Christopher Le Dantec explores these questions by designing technologies with the urban homeless. Drawing on a case study of the design of a computational infrastructure in a shelter for homeless women and their children, Le Dantec theorizes an alternate vision of design in community contexts.

    Focusing on collective action through design, Le Dantec investigates the way design can draw people together on social issues and create and sustain a public. By "designing publics" he refers both to the way publics arise out of design intervention and to the generative action publics take -- how they "do design" as they mobilize and act in the world. This double lens offers a new view of how design and a diverse set of design practices circulate in sites of collective action rather than commercial production.

  • Robots / John Jordan
    TJ 211.15 J67 2016eb

    Robots are entering the mainstream. Technologies have advanced to the point of mass commercialization -- Roomba, for example -- and adoption by governments -- most notably, their use of drones. Meanwhile, these devices are being received by a public whose main sources of information about robots are the fantasies of popular culture. We know a lot about C-3PO and Robocop but not much about Atlas, Motoman, Kiva, or Beam -- real-life robots that are reinventing warfare, the industrial workplace, and collaboration. In this book, technology analyst John Jordan offers an accessible and engaging introduction to robots and robotics, covering state-of-the-art applications, economic implications, and cultural context.

    Jordan chronicles the prehistory of robots and the treatment of robots in science fiction, movies, and television -- from the outsized influence of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Isaac Asimov's I, Robot (in which Asimov coined the term "robotics"). He offers a guided tour of robotics today, describing the components of robots, the complicating factors that make robotics so challenging, and such applications as driverless cars, unmanned warfare, and robots on the assembly line.

    Roboticists draw on such technical fields as power management, materials science, and artificial intelligence. Jordan points out, however, that robotics design decisions also embody such nontechnical elements as value judgments, professional aspirations, and ethical assumptions, and raise questions that involve law, belief, economics, education, public safety, and human identity. Robots will be neither our slaves nor our overlords; instead, they are rapidly becoming our close companions, working in partnership with us -- whether in a factory, on a highway, or as a prosthetic device. Given these profound changes to human work and life, Jordan argues that robotics is too important to be left solely to roboticists.

  • Streaming, sharing, stealing big data and the future of entertainment / Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang

    "[The authors explain] gently yet firmly exactly how the internet threatens established ways and what can and cannot be done about it. Their book should be required for anyone who wishes to believe that nothing much has changed." -- The Wall Street Journal

    "Packed with examples, from the nimble-footed who reacted quickly to adapt their businesses, to laggards who lost empires." -- Financial Times

    Traditional network television programming has always followed the same script: executives approve a pilot, order a trial number of episodes, and broadcast them, expecting viewers to watch a given show on their television sets at the same time every week. But then came Netflix's House of Cards . Netflix gauged the show's potential from data it had gathered about subscribers' preferences, ordered two seasons without seeing a pilot, and uploaded the first thirteen episodes all at once for viewers to watch whenever they wanted on the devices of their choice.

    In this book, Michael Smith and Rahul Telang, experts on entertainment analytics, show how the success of House of Cards upended the film and TV industries -- and how companies like Amazon and Apple are changing the rules in other entertainment industries, notably publishing and music. We're living through a period of unprecedented technological disruption in the entertainment industries. Just about everything is affected: pricing, production, distribution, piracy. Smith and Telang discuss niche products and the long tail, product differentiation, price discrimination, and incentives for users not to steal content. To survive and succeed, businesses have to adapt rapidly and creatively. Smith and Telang explain how.

    How can companies discover who their customers are, what they want, and how much they are willing to pay for it? Data. The entertainment industries, must learn to play a little "moneyball." The bottom line: follow the data.

  • How not to network a nation : the uneasy history of the Soviet internet / Benjamin Peters
    TK 5102.3 S68P48 2016eb

  • Shifting practices : reflections on technology, practice, and innovation / Giovan Francesco Lanzara
    T 14.5 L35 2016eb

  • The age of electroacoustics : transforming science and sound / Roland Wittje
    TK 5981 W574 2016eb

    The transformation of acoustics into electro-acoustics, a field at the intersection of science and technology, guided by electrical engineering, industry, and the military.

    At the end of the nineteenth century, acoustics was a science of musical sounds; the musically trained ear was the ultimate reference. Just a few decades into the twentieth century, acoustics had undergone a transformation from a scientific field based on the understanding of classical music to one guided by electrical engineering, with industrial and military applications. In this book, Roland Wittje traces this transition, from the late nineteenth-century work of Hermann Helmholtz to the militarized research of World War I and media technology in the 1930s.

    Wittje shows that physics in the early twentieth century was not only about relativity and atomic structure but encompassed a range of experimental, applied, and industrial research fields. The emergence of technical acoustics and electroacoustics illustrates a scientific field at the intersection of science and technology. Wittje starts with Helmholtz's and Rayleigh's work and its intersection with telegraphy and early wireless, and continues with the industrialization of acoustics during World War I, when sound measurement was automated and electrical engineering and radio took over the concept of noise. Researchers no longer appealed to the musically trained ear to understand sound but to the thinking and practices of electrical engineering. Finally, Wittje covers the demilitarization of acoustics during the Weimar Republic and its remilitarization at the beginning of the Third Reich. He shows how technical acoustics fit well with the Nazi dismissal of pure science, representing everything that "German Physics" under National Socialism should be: experimental, applied, and relevant to the military.

  • Plato and the nerd : the creative partnership of humans and technology / Edward Ashford Lee
    T 14 L4254 2017eb

    In this book, Edward Ashford Lee makes a bold claim: that the creators of digital technology have an unsurpassed medium for creativity. Technology has advanced to the point where progress seems limited not by physical constraints but the human imagination. Writing for both literate technologists and numerate humanists, Lee makes a case for engineering -- creating technology -- as a deeply intellectual and fundamentally creative process. Explaining why digital technology has been so transformative and so liberating, Lee argues that the real power of technology stems from its partnership with humans.

    Lee explores the ways that engineers use models and abstraction to build inventive artificial worlds and to give us things that we never dreamed of -- for example, the ability to carry in our pockets everything humans have ever published. But he also attempts to counter the runaway enthusiasm of some technology boosters who claim everything in the physical world is a computation -- that even such complex phenomena as human cognition are software operating on digital data. Lee argues that the evidence for this is weak, and the likelihood that nature has limited itself to processes that conform to today's notion of digital computation is remote.

    Lee goes on to argue that artificial intelligence's goal of reproducing human cognitive functions in computers vastly underestimates the potential of computers. In his view, technology is coevolving with humans. It augments our cognitive and physical capabilities while we nurture, develop, and propagate the technology itself. Complementarity is more likely than competition.

  • Models of innovation : the history of an idea / Benoît Godin
    T 173.8 G596 2017eb

    Models abound in science, technology, and society (STS) studies and in science, technology, and innovation (STI) studies. They are continually being invented, with one author developing many versions of the same model over time. At the same time, models are regularly criticized. Such is the case with the most influential model in STS-STI: the linear model of innovation.

    In this book, Beno#65533;t Godin examines the emergence and diffusion of the three most important conceptual models of innovation from the early twentieth century to the late 1980s: stage models, linear models, and holistic models. Godin first traces the history of the models of innovation constructed during this period, considering why these particular models came into being and what use was made of them. He then rethinks and debunks the historical narratives of models developed by theorists of innovation. Godin documents a greater diversity of thinkers and schools than in the conventional account, tracing a genealogy of models beginning with anthropologists, industrialists, and practitioners in the first half of the twentieth century to their later formalization in STS-STI. Godin suggests that a model is a conceptualization, which could be narrative, or a set of conceptualizations, or a paradigmatic perspective, often in pictorial form and reduced discursively to a simplified representation of reality. Why are so many things called models? Godin claims that model has a rhetorical function. First, a model is a symbol of "scientificity." Second, a model travels easily among scholars and policy makers. Calling a conceptualization or narrative or perspective a model facilitates its propagation.

  • Democratic experiments : problematizing nanotechnology and democracy in Europe and the United States / Brice Laurent
    T 174.7 L379 2017

  • Perspectives in space surveillance / edited by Ramaswamy Sridharan and Antonio F. Pensa
    TL 4030 P454 2017eb

    In the 1950s, the United States and the Soviet Union raced to develop space-based intelligence gathering capability. The Soviets succeeded first, with SPUTNIK I in 1957. The United States began to monitor the growing Soviet space presence by developing technology for the detection and tracking of man-made resident space objects (RSOs) in near-Earth orbit. In 1972, the Soviet Union launched a satellite into deep space orbit, and the U.S. government called on MIT Lincoln Laboratory to develop deep space surveillance technology. This book describes these developments, as well as the later application of deep space surveillance technology to near-Earth surveillance, covering work at Lincoln Laboratory on space surveillance from 1970 to 2000.

    The contributors, all key participants in developing these technologies, discuss topics that include narrow beam, narrow bandwidth radar for deep surveillance; wide bandwidth radar for RSO monitoring; ground-based electro-optical deep space surveillance and its adaptation for space-based surveillance; radar as the means of real-time search and discovery techniques; methods of analyses of signature data from narrow bandwidth radars; and the collision hazard for satellites in geosynchronous orbit, stemming initially from the failure of TELSTAR 401. They also describe some unintended byproducts of this pioneering work, including the use of optical space surveillance techniques for near-Earth asteroid detection.

    Contributors Rick Abbott, Robert Bergemann, E.M. Gaposchkin, Israel Kupiec, Richard Lambour, Antonio F. Pensa, Eugene Rork, Jayant Sharma, Craig Solodyna, Ramaswamy Sridharan, J. Scott Stuart, George Zollinger

  • Energy and civilization : a history / Vaclav Smil
    TJ 163.5 S623 2017eb

    Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulative erosive effects of raindrops. Life on Earth depends on the photosynthetic conversion of solar energy into plant biomass. Humans have come to rely on many more energy flows -- ranging from fossil fuels to photovoltaic generation of electricity -- for their civilized existence. In this monumental history, Vaclav Smil provides a comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel--driven civilization. Humans are the only species that can systematically harness energies outside their bodies, using the power of their intellect and an enormous variety of artifacts -- from the simplest tools to internal combustion engines and nuclear reactors. The epochal transition to fossil fuels affected everything: agriculture, industry, transportation, weapons, communication, economics, urbanization, quality of life, politics, and the environment. Smil describes humanity's energy eras in panoramic and interdisciplinary fashion, offering readers a magisterial overview. This book is an extensively updated and expanded version of Smil's Energy in World History (1994). Smil has incorporated an enormous amount of new material, reflecting the dramatic developments in energy studies over the last two decades and his own research over that time.

  • Philosophy, technology, and the environment / edited by David M. Kaplan
    T 14 P5424 2017eb

    Environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology have taken divergent paths despite their common interest in examining human modification of the natural world. Yet philosophers from each field have a lot to contribute to the other. Environmental issues inevitably involve technologies, and technologies inevitably have environmental impacts. In this book, prominent scholars from both fields illuminate the intersections of environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology, offering the beginnings of a rich new hybrid discourse.

    All the contributors share the intuition that technology and the environment overlap in ways that are relevant in both philosophical and practical terms. They consider such issues as the limits of technological interventions in the natural world, whether a concern for the environment can be designed into things, how consumerism relates us to artifacts and environments, and how food and animal agriculture raise questions about both culture and nature. They discuss, among other topics, the pessimism and dystopianism shared by environmentalists, environmental philosophers, and philosophers of technology; the ethics of geoengineering and climate change; the biological analogy at the heart of industrial ecology; green products and sustainable design; and agriculture as a bridge between technology and the environment.

    ContributorsBraden Allenby, Raymond Anthony, Philip Brey, J. Baird Callicott, Brett Clark, Wyatt Galusky, Ryan Gunderson, Benjamin Hale, Clare Heyward,Don Idhe, Mark Sagoff, Julian Savulescu, Paul B. Thompson, Ibo van de Poel, Zhang Wei,Kyle Powys Whyte

  • Overcrowded : designing meaningful products in a world awash with ideas / Roberto Verganti
    TS 170 V47 2016eb

    The standard text on innovation advises would-be innovators to conduct creative brainstorming sessions and seek input from outsiders -- users or communities. This kind of innovating can be effective at improving products but not at capturing bigger opportunities in the marketplace. In this book Roberto Verganti offers a new approach -- one that does not set out to solve existing problems but to find breakthrough meaningful experiences. There is no brainstorming -- which produces too many ideas, unfiltered -- but a vision, subject to criticism. It does not come from outsiders but from one person's unique interpretation.

    The alternate path to innovation mapped by Verganti aims to discover not how things work but why we need things. It gives customers something more meaningful -- something they can love. Verganti describes the work of companies, including Nest Labs, Apple, Yankee Candle, and Philips Healthcare, that have created successful businesses by doing just this. Nest Labs, for example, didn't create a more advanced programmable thermostat, because people don't love to program their home appliances. Nest's thermostat learns the habits of the household and bases its temperature settings accordingly.

    Verganti discusses principles and practices, methods and implementation. The process begins with a vision and proceeds through developmental criticism, first from a sparring partner and then from a circle of radical thinkers, then from external experts and interpreters, and only then from users.

    Innovation driven by meaning is the way to create value in our current world, where ideas are abundant but novel visions are rare. If something is meaningful for both the people who create it and the people who consume it, business value follows.

  • Web services & SOA : principles and technology / Michael P. Papazoglou
    TK 5105.88813 P37 2012

    Web services allow new and improved ways for enterprise applications to communicate and integrate with each other over the Web and, as such, are having a profound effect on both the worlds of business and of software development.

    The new edition of this bestselling book offers a comprehensive and up to date treatment of web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), giving you all you need to know to gain a solid foundation in this area. Building upon the clear, accessible approach of the first edition, it provides a complete introduction to the concepts, principles, technology and standards of web services.nbsp;The booknbsp;also provides an in depth examination of good design and development practises for SOA applications in organisations.

    Key features

    A spiral approach to instruction helpsnbsp;readers build on and reinforce basic knowledge as the topics become more advanced. Numerous examples which demonstrate the practical application of the theory are included. Self-test questions, hints, tips and discussion topics feature throughout the book to support self-directed learning.

    New to this edition

    Two new chapters have been added on SOA modelling and Cloud Computing technology. A comprehensive real-life case study containing numerous practical examples has been integrated and referenced throughout the entire book to give readers 'hands-on' insight into applying theory to practice, and enhance understanding of the key concepts. Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN), which is rapidly becoming an industry standard, is used throughout the book. Discussion of software engineering issues related to implementing sound SOA applications is included. Description of new standards, such as BPEL v2.0 is discussed. A Companion Website ( www.pearsoned.co.uk/papazoglou ) offers detailed coding solutions available to download.

  • Foods of Canada / Barbara Sheen
    TX 715.6 S54 2012

  • Genetically modified food / by Rebecca Rissman ; content consultant, Alan McHughen, PhD
    TP 248.65 F66 R57 2016

    Genetically Modified Food helps readers trace the history of GMOs, explore the science behind it, understand why and how we utilize them, and discuss controversies concerning GMOs from an objective viewpoint. The title will engage readers on the topic and help them to weigh the pros and cons as they make their own food decisions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

  • Arithmetic circuits for DSP applications / edited by Pramod Kumar Meher and Thanos Stouraitis

    A comprehensive guide to the fundamental concepts, designs, and implementation schemes, performance considerations, and applications of arithmetic circuits for DSP

    Arithmetic Circuits for DSP Applications is a complete resource on arithmetic circuits for digital signal processing (DSP). It covers the key concepts, designs and developments of different types of arithmetic circuits, which can be used for improving the efficiency of implementation of a multitude of DSP applications. Each chapter includes various applications of the respective class of arithmetic circuits along with information on the future scope of research. Written for students, engineers, and researchers in electrical and computer engineering, this comprehensive text offers a clear understanding of different types of arithmetic circuits used for digital signal processing applications.

    The text includes contributions from noted researchers on a wide range of topics, including a review of circuits used in implementing basic operations like additions and multiplications; distributed arithmetic as a technique for the multiplier-less implementation of inner products for DSP applications; discussions on look up table-based techniques and their key applications; CORDIC circuits for calculation of trigonometric, hyperbolic and logarithmic functions; real and complex multiplications, division, and square-root; solution of linear systems; eigenvalue estimation; singular value decomposition; QR factorization and many other functions through the use of simple shift-add operations; and much more. This book serves as a comprehensive resource, which describes the arithmetic circuits as fundamental building blocks for state-of-the-art DSP and reviews in - depth the scope of their applications.

  • The IEEE guide to writing in the engineering and technical fields / David Kmiec, Bernadette Longo
    T 11 K55 2017eb

    Helps both engineers and students improve their writing skills by learning to analyze target audience, tone, and purpose in order to effectively write technical documents

    This book introduces students and practicing engineers to all the components of writing in the workplace. It teaches readers how considerations of audience and purpose govern the structure of their documents within particular work settings. The IEEE Guide to Writing in the Engineering and Technical Fields is broken up into two sections: "Writing in Engineering Organizations" and "What Can You Do With Writing?" The first section helps readers approach their writing in a logical and persuasive way as well as analyze their purpose for writing. The second section demonstrates how to distinguish rhetorical situations and the generic forms to inform, train, persuade, and collaborate.

    The emergence of the global workplace has brought with it an increasingly important role for effective technical communication. Engineers more often need to work in cross-functional teams with people in different disciplines, in different countries, and in different parts of the world. Engineers must know how to communicate in a rapidly evolving global environment, as both practitioners of global English and developers of technical documents. Effective communication is critical in these settings.

    The IEEE Guide to Writing in the Engineering and Technical Fields

    Addresses the increasing demand for technical writing courses geared toward engineers Allows readers to perfect their writing skills in order to present knowledge and ideas to clients, government, and general public Covers topics most important to the working engineer, and includes sample documents Includes a companion website that offers engineering documents based on real projects

    The IEEE Guide to Engineering Communication is a handbook developed specifically for engineers and engineering students. Using an argumentation framework, the handbook presents information about forms of engineering communication in a clear and accessible format. This book introduces both forms that are characteristic of the engineering workplace and principles of logic and rhetoric that underlie these forms. As a result, students and practicing engineers can improve their writing in any situation they encounter, because they can use these principles to analyze audience, purpose, tone, and form.

  • Advances in electric power and energy systems : load and price forecasting / edited by Mohamed E. El-Hawary

    A comprehensive review of state-of-the-art approaches to power systems forecasting from the most respected names in the field, internationally

    Advances in Electric Power and Energy Systems is the first book devoted exclusively to a subject of increasing urgency to power systems planning and operations. Written for practicing engineers, researchers, and post-grads concerned with power systems planning and forecasting, this book brings together contributions from many of the world's foremost names in the field who address a range of critical issues, from forecasting power system load to power system pricing to post-storm service restoration times, river flow forecasting, and more.

    In a time of ever-increasing energy demands, mounting concerns over the environmental impacts of power generation, and the emergence of new, smart-grid technologies, electricity price forecasting has assumed a prominent role within both the academic and industrial arenas. Short-run forecasting of electricity prices has become necessary for power generation unit schedule, since it is the basis of every maximization strategy. This book fills a gap in the literature on this increasingly important topic.

    Following an introductory chapter offering background information necessary for a full understanding of the forecasting issues covered, this book: 

    Introduces advanced methods of time series forecasting, as well as neural networks Provides in-depth coverage of state-of-the-art power system load forecasting and electricity price forecasting  Addresses river flow forecasting based on autonomous neural network models Deals with price forecasting in a competitive market Includes estimation of post-storm restoration times for electric power distribution systems Features contributions from world-renowned experts sharing their insights and expertise in a series of self-contained chapters

    Advances in Electric Power and Energy Systems is a valuable resource for practicing engineers, regulators, planners, and consultants working in or concerned with the electric power industry. It is also a must read for senior undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers involved in power system planning and operation.

  • Circuit oriented electromagnetic modeling using the PEEC techniques / Albert E. Ruehli, Giulio Antonini, Lijun Jiang

    Bridges the gap between electromagnetics and circuits by addressing electrometric modeling (EM) using the Partial Element Equivalent Circuit (PEEC) method

    This book provides intuitive solutions to electromagnetic problems by using the Partial Element Equivalent Circuit (PEEC) method. This book begins with an introduction to circuit analysis techniques, laws, and frequency and time domain analyses. The authors also treat Maxwell's equations, capacitance computations, and inductance computations through the lens of the PEEC method. Next, readers learn to build PEEC models in various forms: equivalent circuit models, non-orthogonal PEEC models, skin-effect models, PEEC models for dielectrics, incident and radiate field models, and scattering PEEC models. The book concludes by considering issues like stability and passivity, and includes five appendices some with formulas for partial elements.

    Leads readers to the solution of a multitude of practical problems in the areas of signal and power integrity and electromagnetic interference Contains fundamentals, applications, and examples of the PEEC method Includes detailed mathematical derivations

    Circuit Oriented Electromagnetic Modeling Using the PEEC Techniques is a reference for students, researchers, and developers who work on the physical layer modeling of IC interconnects and Packaging, PCBs, and high speed links. 

  • Wireless power transfer for electric vehicles and mobile devices / Chun T. Rim, Chris Mi

    From mobile, cable-free re-charging of electric vehicles, smart phones and laptops to collecting solar electricity from orbiting solar farms, wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies offer consumers and society enormous benefits. Written by innovators in the field, this comprehensive resource explains the fundamental principles and latest advances in WPT and illustrates key applications of this emergent technology.

    Key features and coverage include:

    The fundamental principles of WPT to practical applications on dynamic charging and static charging of EVs and smartphones. Theories for inductive power transfer (IPT) such as the coupled inductor model, gyrator circuit model, and magnetic mirror model. IPTs for road powered EVs, including controller, compensation circuit, electro-magnetic field cancel, large tolerance, power rail segmentation, and foreign object detection. IPTs for static charging for EVs and large tolerance and capacitive charging issues, as well as IPT mobile applications such as free space omnidirectional IPT by dipole coils and 2D IPT for robots. Principle and applications of capacitive power transfer. Synthesized magnetic field focusing, wireless nuclear instrumentation, and future WPT.

    A technical asset for engineers in the power electronics, internet of things and automotive sectors, Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles and Mobile Devices is an essential design and analysis guide and an important reference for graduate and higher undergraduate students preparing for careers in these industries.

  • Digital services in the 21st Century : a strategic and business perspective / Antonio Sánchez, Belén Carro

    Telecommunication Services provides a holistic approach to understand telecommunications systems by addressing the emergence and domination of new digital services, consumer and economic dynamics, and the creation of content by service providers.

    Includes services, underlying technologies, and internal capabilities for social network advertising Covers market dynamics that determine the successes and failures of service offerings Discusses the impact of smartphones (iPhone launch) on the telecommunications and mobile device industry

  • OLED displays and lighting / Mitsuhiro Koden

    Explains the fundamentals and practical applications of flat and flexible OLEDs for displays and lighting

    Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have emerged as the leading technology for the new display and lighting market. OLEDs are solid-state devices composed of thin films of organic molecules that create light with the application of electricity. OLEDs can provide brighter, crisper displays on electronic devices and use less power than conventional light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or liquid crystal displays (LCDs) used today. This book covers both the fundamentals and practical applications of flat and flexible OLEDs.

    Key features:

    Covers all of the aspects necessary to the design and manufacturing of OLED displays and lighting. Explains the fundamental basic technologies and also related technologies which might contribute to the next innovation in the industry. Provides several indications for future innovation in the OLED industry. Includes coverage of OLED vacuum deposition type and solution type materials.

    The book is essential reading for early career engineers developing OLED devices and OLED related technologies in industrial companies, such as OLED device fabrication companies.



  • Low-profile natural and metamaterial antennas : analysis methods and applications / Hisamatsu Nakano
    TK 7871.6 B34 2017

    Presents recent progress in low-profile natural and metamaterial antennas

    This book presents the full range of low-profile antennas that use novel elements and take advantage of new concepts in antenna implementation, including metamaterials. Typically formed by constructing lattices of simple elements, metamaterials possess electromagnetic properties not found in naturally occurring materials, and show great promise in a number of low-profile antenna implementations. Introductory chapters define various natural and metamaterial-based antennas and provide the fundamentals of writing computer programs based on the method of moments (MoM) and the finite-difference time-domain method (FDTDM). Chapters then discuss low-profile natural antennas classified into base station antennas, mobile card antennas, beam-forming antennas, and satellite-satellite and earth-satellite communications antennas. Final chapters look at various properties of low-profile metamaterial-based antennas, revealing the strengths and limitations of the metamaterial-based straight line antenna (metaline antenna), metamaterial-based loop antenna (metaloop), open metaloop antenna, the effects of counter dual-band CP radiation, and more. 

    Offers comprehensive coverage of both metamaterials and natural materials for low-profile antennas Written by an internationally-recognized expert in the field of low-profile antennas Depicts actual high-performance low-profile antennas for the antenna engineer Draws on classroom-tested material in graduate courses and short courses over the past 20 years

      Low-Profile Natural and Metamaterial Antennas is a must-have reference book for advanced undergraduate and graduate level students as well as antenna engineers interested in low-profile antenna design theory.

  • Power system dynamics and stability : with synchrophasor measurement and power system toolbox / Peter W Sauer, M. A. Pai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States, Joe H. Chow, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States

    Classic power system dynamics text now with phasor measurement and simulation toolbox

    This new edition addresses the needs of dynamic modeling and simulation relevant to power system planning, design, and operation, including a systematic derivation of synchronous machine dynamic models together with speed and voltage control subsystems. Reduced-order modeling based on integral manifolds is used as a firm basis for understanding the derivations and limitations of lower-order dynamic models. Following these developments, multi-machine model interconnected through the transmission network is formulated and simulated using numerical simulation methods. Energy function methods are discussed for direct evaluation of stability. Small-signal analysis is used for determining the electromechanical modes and mode-shapes, and for power system stabilizer design.

    Time-synchronized high-sampling-rate phasor measurement units (PMUs) to monitor power system disturbances have been implemented throughout North America and many other countries. In this second edition, new chapters on synchrophasor measurement and using the Power System Toolbox for dynamic simulation have been added. These new materials will reinforce power system dynamic aspects treated more analytically in the earlier chapters.

    Key features:

    Systematic derivation of synchronous machine dynamic models and simplification. Energy function methods with an emphasis on the potential energy boundary surface and the controlling unstable equilibrium point approaches. Phasor computation and synchrophasor data applications. Book companion website for instructors featuring solutions and PowerPoint files. Website for students featuring MATLABTM files.

    Power System Dynamics and Stability, 2nd Edition, with Synchrophasor Measurement and Power System Toolbox combines theoretical as well as practical information for use as a text for formal instruction or for reference by working engineers.

  • Antenna design for mobile devices / Zhijun Zhang

    Expanded and updated, this practical guide is a one-stop design reference containing all an engineer needs when designing antennas

    Integrates state-of-the-art technologies with a special section for step-by-step antenna design Features up-to-date bio-safety and electromagnetic compatibility regulation compliance and latest standards Newly updated with MIMO antenna design, measurements and requirements Accessible to readers of many levels, from introductory to specialist Written by a practicing expert who has hired and trained numerous engineers

  • Computer vision and imaging in intelligent transportation systems / edited by Robert P. Loce, Raja Bala, Mohan Trivedi

    Acts as single source reference providing readers with an overview of how computer vision can contribute to the different applications in the field of road transportation

    This book presents a survey of computer vision techniques related to three key broad problems in the roadway transportation domain: safety, efficiency, and law enforcement. The individual chapters present significant applications within those problem domains, each presented in a tutorial manner, describing the motivation for and benefits of the application, and a description of the state of the art.

    Key features:

    Surveys the applications of computer vision techniques to road transportation system for the purposes of improving safety and efficiency and to assist law enforcement. Offers a timely discussion as computer vision is reaching a point of being useful in the field of transportation systems. Available as an enhanced eBook with video demonstrations to further explain the concepts discussed in the book, as well as links to publically available software and data sets for testing and algorithm development.

    The book will benefit the many researchers, engineers and practitioners of computer vision, digital imaging, automotive and civil engineering working in intelligent transportation systems. Given the breadth of topics covered, the text will present the reader with new and yet unconceived possibilities for application within their communities.

  • Bandwidth efficient coding / John B. Anderson

    This book addresses coding, a new solution to the major challenge of communicating more bits of information in the same radio spectrum.

    Explores concepts and new transmission methods that have arisen in the last 15 years Discusses the method of faster than Nyquist signaling Provides self-education resources by including design parameters and short MATLAB routines Bandwidth Efficient Coding takes a fresh look at classical information theory and introduces a different point of view for research and development engineers and graduate students in communication engineering and wireless communication.

  • Instantaneous power theory and applications to power conditioning / Hirofumi Akagi, Edson Hirokazu Watanbe, Maurício Aredes
    TK 7872 F5A334 2017eb

    This book covers instantaneous power theory as well as the importance of design of shunt, series, and combined shunt-series power active filters and hybrid passive-active power filters

    Illustrates pioneering applications of the p-q theory to power conditioning, which highlights distinct differences from conventional theories Explores p-q-r theory to give a new method of analyzing the different powers in a three-phase circuit Provides exercises at the end of many chapters that are unique to the second edition
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