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Model-Based Systems Engineering (Hardcover): A. Wayne Wymore Model-Based Systems Engineering (Hardcover)
A. Wayne Wymore
R5,811 Discovery Miles 58 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Model-Based Systems Engineering explains the fundamental theories behind model-based systems and the considerations involved in applying theory to the design of real systems. The book begins by presenting terms used in systems engineering and introducing the discrete system and its components. The remainder of the text explains topics such as the mathematical theory of system coupling, the homomorphic relationship between systems, the concept of system mode, the mathematical structure of T3SD system requirements, and the implications of that structure for T3SD system design. Appendices include a short bibliography, detailed definitions of all examples discussed in the text, a list of all notations used, and an index.
Model-Based Systems Engineering is an excellent text for engineering students, and an invaluable reference for engineers and scientists.

An Introduction to Operator Algebras (Hardcover): Kehe Zhu An Introduction to Operator Algebras (Hardcover)
Kehe Zhu
R4,772 Discovery Miles 47 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An Introduction to Operator Algebras is a concise text/reference that focuses on the fundamental results in operator algebras. Results discussed include Gelfand's representation of commutative C*-algebras, the GNS construction, the spectral theorem, polar decomposition, von Neumann's double commutant theorem, Kaplansky's density theorem, the (continuous, Borel, and L8) functional calculus for normal operators, and type decomposition for von Neumann algebras. Exercises are provided after each chapter.

Enterprise AI For Dummies (Paperback): Zachary Jarvinen Enterprise AI For Dummies (Paperback)
Zachary Jarvinen
R747 R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Save R151 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Master the application of artificial intelligence in your enterprise with the book series trusted by millions In Enterprise AI For Dummies, author Zachary Jarvinen simplifies and explains to readers the complicated world of artificial intelligence for business. Using practical examples, concrete applications, and straightforward prose, the author breaks down the fundamental and advanced topics that form the core of business AI. Written for executives, managers, employees, consultants, and students with an interest in the business applications of artificial intelligence, Enterprise AI For Dummies demystifies the sometimes confusing topic of artificial intelligence. No longer will you lag behind your colleagues and friends when discussing the benefits of AI and business. The book includes discussions of AI applications, including - Streamlining business operations - Improving decision making - Increasing automation - Maximizing revenue The For Dummies series makes topics understandable, and as such, this book is written in an easily understood style that's perfect for anyone who seeks an introduction to a usually unforgiving topic.

Invitation to Computer Science, International Edition (Paperback, 6th edition): G. Michael Schneider, Judith Gersting Invitation to Computer Science, International Edition (Paperback, 6th edition)
G. Michael Schneider, Judith Gersting
R2,030 R1,688 Discovery Miles 16 880 Save R342 (17%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

INVITATION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE, 6E, International Edition is a well-respected text that provides an overview of the computer science field. Using a flexible, non-language specific model, INVITATION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE, 6E, International Edition offers a solid foundation for the first course in a Computer Science curriculum. INVITATION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE, 6E, International Edition maintains its bestselling, algorithm-driven approach and includes expanded chapter exercises and practice problems, as well as new boxes dedicated to mobile applications and current issues throughout. Online language modules are available in C++, Java, Python, C#, and Ada, allowing the option of incorporating a programming language to expand concepts from the text. INVITATION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE, 6E, International Edition offers an optional CourseMate with study tools such as flashcards, quizzing, and games. CourseMate Activities speak to and engage students while developing abstract thinking and problem solving skills. Also available with INVITATION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE, 6E, International Edition, an optional Lab Manual containing 20 laboratory projects that map directly to the main text. The Lab Manual and accompanying software provide both visual and hands-on activities, allowing students to experience the fundamentals of computer science.

Unsolved! - The History and Mystery of the World's Greatest Ciphers from Ancient Egypt to Online Secret Societies... Unsolved! - The History and Mystery of the World's Greatest Ciphers from Ancient Egypt to Online Secret Societies (Hardcover)
Craig P. Bauer
R829 R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Save R157 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A mathematical tour of some of the greatest unsolved ciphers of all time In 1953, a man was found dead from cyanide poisoning near the Philadelphia airport with a picture of a Nazi aircraft in his wallet. Taped to his abdomen was an enciphered message. In 1912, a book dealer named Wilfrid Voynich came into possession of an illuminated cipher manuscript once belonging to Emperor Rudolf II, who was obsessed with alchemy and the occult. Wartime codebreakers tried--and failed--to unlock the book's secrets, and it remains an enigma to this day. In this lively and entertaining book, Craig Bauer examines these and other vexing ciphers yet to be cracked. Some may reveal the identity of a spy or serial killer, provide the location of buried treasure, or expose a secret society--while others may be elaborate hoaxes. Unsolved! begins by explaining the basics of cryptology, and then explores the history behind an array of unsolved ciphers. It looks at ancient ciphers, ciphers created by artists and composers, ciphers left by killers and victims, Cold War ciphers, and many others. Some are infamous, like the ciphers in the Zodiac letters, while others were created purely as intellectual challenges by figures such as Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman. Bauer lays out the evidence surrounding each cipher, describes the efforts of geniuses and eccentrics--in some cases both--to decipher it, and invites readers to try their hand at puzzles that have stymied so many others. Unsolved! takes readers from the ancient world to the digital age, providing an amazing tour of many of history's greatest unsolved ciphers.

Discrete Mathematics - for New Technology (Paperback): Rowan Garnier Discrete Mathematics - for New Technology (Paperback)
Rowan Garnier
R1,523 Discovery Miles 15 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discrete Mathematics for New Technology has been designed to cover the core mathematics requirement for undergraduate computer science students in the UK and the USA. This has been approached in a comprehensive way whilst maintaining an easy to follow progression from the basic mathematical concepts covered by the GCSE in the UK and by high-school algebra in the USA, to the more sophisticated mathematical concepts examined in the latter stages of the book. The rigorous treatment of theory is punctuated by frequent use of pertinent examples. This is then reinforced with exercises to allow the reader to achieve a "feel" for the subject at hand. Hints and solutions are provided for these brain-teasers at the end of the book. Although aimed primarily at computer science students, the structured development of the mathematics enables this text to be used by undergraduate mathematicians, scientists and others who require an understanding of discrete mathematics. The topics covered include: logic and the nature of mathematical proof set theory, relations and functions, matrices and systems of linear equations, algebraic structures, Boolean algebras and a thorough treatise on graph theory. The authors have extensive experience of teaching undergraduate mathematics at colleges and universities in the British and American systems. They have developed and taught courses for a varied of non-specialists and have established reputations for presenting rigorous mathematical concepts in a manner which is accessible to this audience. Their current research interests lie in the fields of algebra, topology and mathematics education. Discrete Mathematics for New Technology is therefore a rare thing; areadable, friendly textbook designed for non-mathematicians, presenting material which is at the foundations of mathematics itself. It is essential reading.

Modern Computational Finance - AAD and Parallel Simulations (Hardcover): Antoine Savine, Leif Andersen Modern Computational Finance - AAD and Parallel Simulations (Hardcover)
Antoine Savine, Leif Andersen
R1,831 Discovery Miles 18 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Arguably the strongest addition to numerical finance of the past decade, Algorithmic Adjoint Differentiation (AAD) is the technology implemented in modern financial software to produce thousands of accurate risk sensitivities, within seconds, on light hardware. AAD recently became a centerpiece of modern financial systems and a key skill for all quantitative analysts, developers, risk professionals or anyone involved with derivatives. It is increasingly taught in Masters and PhD programs in finance. Danske Bank's wide scale implementation of AAD in its production and regulatory systems won the In-House System of the Year 2015 Risk award. The Modern Computational Finance books, written by three of the very people who designed Danske Bank's systems, offer a unique insight into the modern implementation of financial models. The volumes combine financial modelling, mathematics and programming to resolve real life financial problems and produce effective derivatives software. This volume is a complete, self-contained learning reference for AAD, and its application in finance. AAD is explained in deep detail throughout chapters that gently lead readers from the theoretical foundations to the most delicate areas of an efficient implementation, such as memory management, parallel implementation and acceleration with expression templates. The book comes with professional source code in C++, including an efficient, up to date implementation of AAD and a generic parallel simulation library. Modern C++, high performance parallel programming and interfacing C++ with Excel are also covered. The book builds the code step-by-step, while the code illustrates the concepts and notions developed in the book.

Networking and Computation - Technology, Modeling and Performance (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2020): Thomas G. Robertazzi, Li Shi Networking and Computation - Technology, Modeling and Performance (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2020)
Thomas G. Robertazzi, Li Shi
R1,637 Discovery Miles 16 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This useful volume adopts a balanced approach between technology and mathematical modeling in computer networks, covering such topics as switching elements and fabrics, Ethernet, and ALOHA design. The discussion includes a variety of queueing models, routing, protocol verification and error codes and divisible load theory, a new modeling technique with applications to grids and parallel and distributed processing. Examples at the end of each chapter provide ample material for practice. This book can serve as an text for an undergraduate or graduate course on computer networks or performance evaluation in electrical and computer engineering or computer science.

Introductory Readings In Geographic Information Systems (Paperback): D. J. Peuquet, D. F. Marble Introductory Readings In Geographic Information Systems (Paperback)
D. J. Peuquet, D. F. Marble
R1,583 Discovery Miles 15 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Although GIS has been in existence for over 20 years, the systems have only recently matured to the point where they have become accessible to geographers, planners, environmental scientists and others as an affordable and practical tool for spatial analysis. Much of the GIS literature is scattered over the journals and technical reports of a number of disciplines. These sources are often not widely available especially to the newcomer to the field. This text was assembled to bring together what we believe is a balanced sampling of written works that cover important aspects of the basic principles involved in GIS, as well as to provide some examples of GIS applications.

Message Not Received - Why Business Communication Is Broken and How to Fix It (Hardcover): Phil Simon Message Not Received - Why Business Communication Is Broken and How to Fix It (Hardcover)
Phil Simon
R698 R523 Discovery Miles 5 230 Save R175 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Get your message across the right way with clear communication Message Not Received provides the tools and techniques that make an effective writer and public speaker. Particularly on topics related to data and technology, effective communication can present a challenge in business settings. This book shows readers how those challenges can be overcome, and how to keep the message from getting lost in the face of mismatched levels of knowledge, various delivery media, and the library of jargon that too often serves as a substitute for real, meaningful language. Coverage includes idea crystallization, the rapidly changing business environment, Kurzweil's law of accelerating change, and our increasing inability to understand what we are saying to each other. Rich with visuals including diagrams, slides, graphs, charts, and infographics, this guide provides accessible information and actionable guidance toward more effectively conveying the message. Today, few professionals can ignore the tsunami of technology that permeates their lives, advancing far more rapidly that most of us can handle. As a result, too many people think that successful speaking means using buzzwords, jargon, and invented words that sound professional, but don't actually communicate meaning. This book provides a path through the noise, helping readers get their message across succinctly, efficiently, and effectively. * Adapt your approach for more effective communication * Learn the critical skill of crystallizing ideas * Tailor your style to the method of delivery * Ensure that your message is heard, understood, and internalized It doesn't matter whether you're pitching to a venture capitalist, explaining daily challenges to a non-tech manager, or speaking to hundreds of people jargon-filled word salad uses a lot of words to say very little. Better communication requires a different approach, and Message Not Received gives you a roadmap to more effective speaking and writing for any audience or medium.

Weapons of Math Destruction - How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Paperback): Cathy O'Neil Weapons of Math Destruction - How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Paperback)
Cathy O'Neil 1
R303 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R82 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A manual for the 21st-century citizen... accessible, refreshingly critical, relevant and urgent' - Financial Times 'Fascinating and deeply disturbing' - Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian Books of the Year In this New York Times bestseller, Cathy O'Neil, one of the first champions of algorithmic accountability, sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life -- and threaten to rip apart our social fabric. We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - where we go to school, whether we get a loan, how much we pay for insurance - are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. And yet, as Cathy O'Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and incontestable, even when they're wrong. Most troubling, they reinforce discrimination. Tracing the arc of a person's life, O'Neil exposes the black box models that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society. These "weapons of math destruction" score teachers and students, sort CVs, grant or deny loans, evaluate workers, target voters, and monitor our health. O'Neil calls on modellers to take more responsibility for their algorithms and on policy makers to regulate their use. But in the end, it's up to us to become more savvy about the models that govern our lives. This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions, uncover the truth, and demand change.

The Closing of the Net (Paperback): Monica Horten The Closing of the Net (Paperback)
Monica Horten
R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How are political decisions influencing the future direction of Internet communication? As the interests of powerful businesses become more embedded in the online world, so these corporations seek greater exemption from liability. They are manipulating governments and policymakers, blocking and filtering content, and retaining and storing personal data at the cost of individual access and privacy. In this compelling account, Monica Horten confronts the deepening cooperation between large companies and the state. Corrupt political manoeuvrings, she argues, suggest that the original vision of a free and democratic Internet is rapidly being eclipsed by a closed, market-led, heavily monitored online ecosystem. And the results are chilling. The Closing of the Net boldly tackles the controversies surrounding individual rights today. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with present and future Internet policy and its effects on our freedoms.

Site Reliability Engineering (Paperback): Betsy Beyer, Jennifer Petoff, Chris Jones, Niall Richard Murphy Site Reliability Engineering (Paperback)
Betsy Beyer, Jennifer Petoff, Chris Jones, Niall Richard Murphy
R1,312 R807 Discovery Miles 8 070 Save R505 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The overwhelming majority of a software system's lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems? In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google's Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You'll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient-lessons directly applicable to your organization. This book is divided into four sections: Introduction-Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practices Principles-Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE) Practices-Understand the theory and practice of an SRE's day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systems Management-Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use

Bio-Science and Bio-Technology - International Conference, BSBT 2009 Held as Part of the Future Generation Information... Bio-Science and Bio-Technology - International Conference, BSBT 2009 Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2009 Jeju Island, Korea, December 10-12, 2009 Proceedings (Paperback, 2010 ed.)
Dominik Slezak, Tughrul Arslan, Xiaofeng Song, Tai-Hoon Kim
R2,517 Discovery Miles 25 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As future generation information technology (FGIT) becomes specialized and fr- mented, it is easy to lose sight that many topics in FGIT have common threads and, because of this, advances in one discipline may be transmitted to others. Presentation of recent results obtained in different disciplines encourages this interchange for the advancement of FGIT as a whole. Of particular interest are hybrid solutions that c- bine ideas taken from multiple disciplines in order to achieve something more signi- cant than the sum of the individual parts. Through such hybrid philosophy, a new principle can be discovered, which has the propensity to propagate throughout mul- faceted disciplines. FGIT 2009 was the first mega-conference that attempted to follow the above idea of hybridization in FGIT in a form of multiple events related to particular disciplines of IT, conducted by separate scientific committees, but coordinated in order to expose the most important contributions. It included the following international conferences: Advanced Software Engineering and Its Applications (ASEA), Bio-Science and Bio-Technology (BSBT), Control and Automation (CA), Database Theory and Application (DTA), D- aster Recovery and Business Continuity (DRBC; published independently), Future G- eration Communication and Networking (FGCN) that was combined with Advanced Communication and Networking (ACN), Grid and Distributed Computing (GDC), M- timedia, Computer Graphics and Broadcasting (MulGraB), Security Technology (SecTech), Signal Processing, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (SIP), and- and e-Service, Science and Technology (UNESST).

Control and Automation - International Conference, CA 2009, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology... Control and Automation - International Conference, CA 2009, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, CA 2009, Jeju Island, Korea, December 10-12, 2009. Proceedings (Paperback, 2009 ed.)
Dominik Slezak, Tai-Hoon Kim, Adrian Stoica, Byeong Ho Kang
R2,501 Discovery Miles 25 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As future generation information technology (FGIT) becomes specialized and fr- mented, it is easy to lose sight that many topics in FGIT have common threads and, because of this, advances in one discipline may be transmitted to others. Presentation of recent results obtained in different disciplines encourages this interchange for the advancement of FGIT as a whole. Of particular interest are hybrid solutions that c- bine ideas taken from multiple disciplines in order to achieve something more signi- cant than the sum of the individual parts. Through such hybrid philosophy, a new principle can be discovered, which has the propensity to propagate throughout mul- faceted disciplines. FGIT 2009 was the first mega-conference that attempted to follow the above idea of hybridization in FGIT in a form of multiple events related to particular disciplines of IT, conducted by separate scientific committees, but coordinated in order to expose the most important contributions. It included the following international conferences: Advanced Software Engineering and Its Applications (ASEA), Bio-Science and Bio-Technology (BSBT), Control and Automation (CA), Database Theory and Application (DTA), D- aster Recovery and Business Continuity (DRBC; published independently), Future G- eration Communication and Networking (FGCN) that was combined with Advanced Communication and Networking (ACN), Grid and Distributed Computing (GDC), M- timedia, Computer Graphics and Broadcasting (MulGraB), Security Technology (SecTech), Signal Processing, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (SIP), and- and e-Service, Science and Technology (UNESST).

On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2009 - Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, IS, and ODBASE... On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2009 - Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, IS, and ODBASE 2009, Vilamoura, Portugal, November 1-6, 2009, Proceedings, Part II (Paperback, 2009 ed.)
Robert Meersman, Tharam Dillon, Pilar Herrero
R3,213 Discovery Miles 32 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This two-volume set LNCS 5870/5871 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the four confederated international conferences on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2009), Distributed Objects and Applications (DOA 2009), Information Security (IS 2009), and Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2009), held as OTM 2009 in Vilamoura, Portugal, in November 2009.

The 83 revised full papers presented together with 4 keynote talks were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 234 submissions. Corresponding to the four OTM 2009 main conferences CoopIS, DOA, IS, and ODBASE the papers are organized in topical sections on workflow; process models; ontology challenges; network complexity; modeling cooperation; information complexity; infrastructure; information; aspect-oriented approaches for distributed middleware; distributed algorithms and communication protocols; distributed infrastructures for cluster and Grid computing; object-based, component-based, resource-oriented, event-oriented, and service-oriented middleware; peer-to-peer and centralized infrastructures; performance analysis of distributed computing systems; reliability, fault tolerance, quality of service, and real time support; self* properties in distributed middleware; software engineering for distributed middleware systems; security and privacy in a connected world; ubiquitous and pervasive computing; information systems security; privacy and authentication; security policies and verification; managing ontologies; using ontologies; event processing; dealing with heterogeneity; building knowledge bases; and XML and XML schema.

Robust and Online Large-Scale Optimization - Models and Techniques for Transportation Systems (Paperback, 2009 ed.): Ravindra... Robust and Online Large-Scale Optimization - Models and Techniques for Transportation Systems (Paperback, 2009 ed.)
Ravindra K. Ahuja, Rolf H. Moehring, Christos D. Zaroliagis
R2,794 Discovery Miles 27 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Scheduled transportation networks give rise to very complex and large-scale networkoptimization problems requiring innovative solution techniques and ideas from mathematical optimization and theoretical computer science. Examples of scheduled transportation include bus, ferry, airline, and railway networks, with the latter being a prime application domain that provides a fair amount of the most complex and largest instances of such optimization problems. Scheduled transport optimization deals with planning and scheduling problems over several time horizons, and substantial progress has been made for strategic planning and scheduling problems in all transportation domains.

This state-of-the-art survey presents the outcome of an open call for contributions asking for either research papers or state-of-the-art survey articles. We received 24 submissions that underwent two rounds of the standard peer-review process, out of which 18 were finally accepted for publication.

The volume is organized in four parts: Robustness and Recoverability, Robust Timetabling and Route Planning, Robust Planning Under Scarce Resources, and Online Planning: Delay and Disruption Management.

Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention -- MICCAI 2009 - 12th International Conference, London, UK,... Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention -- MICCAI 2009 - 12th International Conference, London, UK, September 20-24, 2009, Proceedings, Part II (Paperback, 2009 ed.)
Guang-Zhong Yang, David J Hawkes, Daniel Rueckert, Alison Noble, Chris Taylor
R5,367 Discovery Miles 53 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The two-volume set LNCS 5761 and LNCS 5762 constitute the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2009, held in London, UK, in September 2009.

Based on rigorous peer reviews, the program committee carefully selected 259 revised papers from 804 submissions for presentation in two volumes. The first volume includes 125 papers divided in topical sections on cardiovascular image guided intervention and robotics; surgical navigation and tissue interaction; intra-operative imaging and endoscopic navigation; motion modeling and image formation; image registration; modeling and segmentation; image segmentation and classification; segmentation and atlas based techniques; neuroimage analysis; surgical navigation and robotics; image registration; and neuroimage analysis: structure and function.

Building Event-Driven Microservices - Leveraging Organizational Data at Scale (Paperback): Adam Bellemare Building Event-Driven Microservices - Leveraging Organizational Data at Scale (Paperback)
Adam Bellemare
R1,355 R1,084 Discovery Miles 10 840 Save R271 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Organizations today often struggle to balance business requirements with ever-increasing volumes of data. Additionally, the demand for leveraging large-scale, real-time data is growing rapidly among the most competitive digital industries. Conventional system architectures may not be up to the task. With this practical guide, you'll learn how to leverage large-scale data usage across the business units in your organization using the principles of event-driven microservices. Author Adam Bellemare takes you through the process of building an event-driven microservice-powered organization. You'll reconsider how data is produced, accessed, and propagated across your organization. Learn powerful yet simple patterns for unlocking the value of this data. Incorporate event-driven design and architectural principles into your own systems. And completely rethink how your organization delivers value by unlocking near-real-time access to data at scale. You'll learn: How to leverage event-driven architectures to deliver exceptional business value The role of microservices in supporting event-driven designs Architectural patterns to ensure success both within and between teams in your organization Application patterns for developing powerful event-driven microservices Components and tooling required to get your microservice ecosystem off the ground

Combinatorial Optimization and Applications - Third International Conference, COCOA 2009, Huangshan, China, June 10-12, 2009,... Combinatorial Optimization and Applications - Third International Conference, COCOA 2009, Huangshan, China, June 10-12, 2009, Proceedings (Paperback, 2009 ed.)
Dingzhu Du, Xiao-Dong Hu, Panos M. Pardalos
R3,027 Discovery Miles 30 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications, COCOA 2009, held in Huangshan, China, in June 2009.

The 50 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 103 submissions. The papers feature original research in the areas of combinatorial optimization - both theoretical issues and and applications motivated by real-world problems thus showing convincingly the usefulness and efficiency of the algorithms discussed in a practical setting.

Paradigms of Combinatorial Optimization - Problems and New Approaches (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Vangelis Th. Paschos Paradigms of Combinatorial Optimization - Problems and New Approaches (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Vangelis Th. Paschos
R6,022 R5,642 Discovery Miles 56 420 Save R380 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Combinatorial optimization is a multidisciplinary scientific area, lying in the interface of three major scientific domains: mathematics, theoretical computer science and management. The three volumes of the Combinatorial Optimization series aim to cover a wide range of topics in this area. These topics also deal with fundamental notions and approaches as with several classical applications of combinatorial optimization. Concepts of Combinatorial Optimization, is divided into three parts: - On the complexity of combinatorial optimization problems, presenting basics about worst-case and randomized complexity; - Classical solution methods, presenting the two most-known methods for solving hard combinatorial optimization problems, that are Branch-and-Bound and Dynamic Programming; - Elements from mathematical programming, presenting fundamentals from mathematical programming based methods that are in the heart of Operations Research since the origins of this field.

Swarm Intelligence - 12th International Conference, ANTS 2020, Barcelona, Spain, October 26-28, 2020, Proceedings (Paperback,... Swarm Intelligence - 12th International Conference, ANTS 2020, Barcelona, Spain, October 26-28, 2020, Proceedings (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
Marco Dorigo, Maria J. Blesa, Christian Blum, Heiko Hamann, Mary Katherine Heinrich, …
R1,870 Discovery Miles 18 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, ANTS 2020, held online -due to COVID-19- in Barcelona Spain, in October 2020. The 20 full papers presented , together with 8 short papers and 5 extended abstracts were carefully reviewed and selected from 50 submissions. ANTS 2020 contributions are dealing with any aspect of swarm intelligence.

Enterprise Information Systems - 10th International Conference, ICEIS 2008, Barcelona, Spain, June 12-16, 2008, Revised... Enterprise Information Systems - 10th International Conference, ICEIS 2008, Barcelona, Spain, June 12-16, 2008, Revised Selected Papers (Paperback, 2009 ed.)
Joaquim Filipe, Jose Cordeiro
R2,367 Discovery Miles 23 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book contains the best papers of the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2008), held in the city of Barcelona (Spain), organized by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Com- nication (INSTICC) in cooperation with AAAI and co-sponsored by WfMC. ICEIS has become a major point of contact between research scientists, engineers and practitioners in the area of business applications of information systems. This year, five simultaneous tracks were held, covering different aspects related to enterprise computing, including: "Databases and Information Systems Integration," "Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems," "Information Systems Analysis and Specification," "Software Agents and Internet Computing" and "Human-Computer Interaction." All tracks focused on real-world applications and highlighted the benefits of information systems and technology for industry and services, thus making a bridge between academia and enterprise. Following the success of 2007, ICEIS 2008 received 665 paper submissions from more than 40 countries. In all, 62 papers were published and presented as full papers, i.e., completed work (8 pages in proceedings / 30-min oral presentations), and 183 papers, reflecting work-in-progress or position papers, were accepted for short pr- entation and another 161 for poster presentation.

Creating Brain-Like Intelligence - From Basic Principles to Complex Intelligent Systems (Paperback, 2009 ed.): Bernhard... Creating Brain-Like Intelligence - From Basic Principles to Complex Intelligent Systems (Paperback, 2009 ed.)
Bernhard Sendhoff, Edgar Koerner, Olaf Sporns, Helge Ritter, Kenji Doya
R2,996 Discovery Miles 29 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

TheInternationalSymposiumCreatingBrain-LikeIntelligencewasheldinFeb- ary 2007 in Germany. The symposium brought together notable scientists from di?erent backgrounds and with di?erent expertise related to the emerging ?eld of brain-like intelligence. Our understanding of the principles behind brain-like intelligence is still limited. After all, we have had to acknowledge that after tremendous advances in areas like neural networks, computational and arti?cial intelligence (a ?eld that had just celebrated its 50 year anniversary) and fuzzy systems, we are still not able to mimic even the lower-level sensory capabilities of humans or animals. We asked what the biggest obstacles are and how we could gain ground toward a scienti?c understanding of the autonomy, ?exibility, and robustness of intelligent biological systems as they strive to survive. New principles are usually found at the interfaces between existing disciplines, and traditional boundaries between disciplines have to be broken down to see how complex systems become simple and how the puzzle can be assembled. During the symposium we could identify some recurring themes that p- vaded many of the talks and discussions. The triad of structure, dynamics and environment,theroleoftheenvironmentasanactivepartnerinshapingsystems, adaptivity on all scales (learning, development, evolution) and the amalga- tion of an internal and external world in brain-like intelligence rate high among them. Each of us is rooted in a certain community which we have to serve with the results of our research. Looking beyond our ?elds and working at the interfaces between established areas of research requires e?ort and an active process.

Emerging Trends in Visual Computing - LIX Fall Colloquium, ETVC 2008, Palaiseau, France, November 18-20, 2008, Revised Selected... Emerging Trends in Visual Computing - LIX Fall Colloquium, ETVC 2008, Palaiseau, France, November 18-20, 2008, Revised Selected and Invited Papers (Paperback, 2009 ed.)
Frank Nielsen
R2,165 Discovery Miles 21 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

ETVC2008,thefallcolloquiumofthecomputersciencedepartment(LIX)ofthe ' Ecole Polytechnique, held in Palaiseau, France, November 18-20, 2008, focused ontheEmergingTrendsinVisualComputing.Thecolloquiumgavescientiststhe opportunity to sketch a state-of-the-artpicture of the mathematical foundations of visual computing. We weredelightedto invite andwelcome the followingdistinguishedspeakers to ETVC 2008 (listed in alphabetical order): - Shun-ichi AMARI (Mathematical Neuroscience Laboratory, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN, Wako-Shi, Japan): Information Geometry and Its Applications - Tetsuo ASANO (School of Information Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, JAIST, Japan): Constant-Working-Space Al- rithms for Image Processing - Francis BACH (INRIA/ENS, France): Machine Learning and Kernel Me- ods for Computer Vision - Fr' ed' eric BARBARESCO (Thales Air Systems, France): Applications of - formation Geometry to Radar Signal Processing - Michel BARLAUD (I3S CNRS, University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, Po- tech'Nice & Institut Universitaire de France, France): Image Retrieval via Kullback Divergence of Patches of Wavelets Coe?cients in the k-NN Framework - Jean-Daniel BOISSONNAT (GEOMETRICA, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France): Certi? ed Mesh Generation - Pascal FUA (EPFL, CVLAB, Switzerland): Recovering Shape and Motion from Video Sequences - Markus GROSS (Department of Computer Science, Institute of Scienti?c Computing, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETHZ, Switz- land): 3D Video: A Fusion of Graphics and Vision - Xianfeng David GU (State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA): Discrete Curvature Flow for Surfaces and 3-Manifolds - Leonidas GUIBAS (Computer Science Department, Stanford University, USA): Detection of Symmetries and Repeated Patterns in 3D Point Cloud Data - Sylvain LAZARD (VEGAS, INRIA LORIA Nancy, France): 3D Visibility and Lines in Space VI Preface '

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