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Future of Work - Robots, AI, and Automation (Hardcover): Darrell M West Future of Work - Robots, AI, and Automation (Hardcover)
Darrell M West
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Looking for ways to handle the transition to a digital economy. Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future. They are with us today and will become increasingly common in coming years, along with virtual reality and digital personal assistants. As these tools advance deeper into everyday use, they raise the question-how will they transform society, the economy, and politics? If companies need fewer workers due to automation and robotics, what happens to those who once held those jobs and don't have the skills for new jobs? And since many social benefits are delivered through jobs, how are people outside the workforce for a lengthy period of time going to earn a living and get health care and social benefits? Looking past today's headlines, political scientist and cultural observer Darrell M. West argues that society needs to rethink the concept of jobs, reconfigure the social contract, move toward a system of lifetime learning, and develop a new kind of politics that can deal with economic dislocations. With the U.S. governance system in shambles because of political polarization and hyper-partisanship, dealing creatively with the transition to a fully digital economy will vex political leaders and complicate the adoption of remedies that could ease the transition pain. It is imperative that we make major adjustments in how we think about work and the social contract in order to prevent society from spiraling out of control. This book presents a number of proposals to help people deal with the transition from an industrial to a digital economy. We must broaden the concept of employment to include volunteering and parenting and pay greater attention to the opportunities for leisure time. New forms of identity will be possible when the ""job"" no longer defines people's sense of personal meaning, and they engage in a broader range of activities. Workers will need help throughout their lifetimes to acquire new skills and develop new job capabilities. Political reforms will be necessary to reduce polarization and restore civility so there can be open and healthy debate about where responsibility lies for economic well-being. This book is an important contribution to a discussion about tomorrow-one that needs to take place today.

Speech and Computer - 16th International Conference, SPECOM 2014, Novi Sad, Serbia, October 5-9, 2014. Proceedings (Paperback,... Speech and Computer - 16th International Conference, SPECOM 2014, Novi Sad, Serbia, October 5-9, 2014. Proceedings (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Andrey Ronzhin, Rodmonga Potapova, Delic Vlado
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Speech and Computer, SPECOM 2014, held in Novi Sad, Serbia. The 56 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 100 initial submissions. It is a conference with long tradition that attracts researchers in the area of computer speech processing (recognition, synthesis, understanding etc.) and related domains (including signal processing, language and text processing, multi-modal speech processing or human-computer interaction for instance).

Artificial Intelligence for Knowledge Management - First IFIP WG 12.6 International Workshop, AI4KM 2012, Montpellier, France,... Artificial Intelligence for Knowledge Management - First IFIP WG 12.6 International Workshop, AI4KM 2012, Montpellier, France, August 28, 2012, Revised Selected Papers (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Eunika Mercier-Laurent, Danielle Boulanger
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This book features a selection of papers presented at the First IFIP WG 12.6 International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Knowledge Management, AI4KM 2012, held in Montpellier, France, in August 2012, in conjunction with the 20th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ECAI 2012. The 11 revised and extended papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this volume. They present new research and innovative aspects in the field of knowledge management.

Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2014 - 17th International Conference, Boston, MA, USA,... Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2014 - 17th International Conference, Boston, MA, USA, September 14-18, 2014, Proceedings, Part I (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Polina Golland, Nobuhiko Hata, Christian Barillot, Joachim Hornegger, Robert Howe
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The three-volume set LNCS 8673, 8674, and 8675 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2014, held in Boston, MA, USA, in September 2014. Based on rigorous peer reviews, the program committee carefully selected 253 revised papers from 862 submissions for presentation in three volumes. The 100 papers included in the first volume have been organized in the following topical sections: microstructure imaging; image reconstruction and enhancement; registration; segmentation; intervention planning and guidance; oncology; and optical imaging.

Technen: Elements of Recent History of Information Technologies with Epistemological Conclusions (Hardcover, Softcover reprint... Technen: Elements of Recent History of Information Technologies with Epistemological Conclusions (Hardcover, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015)
Andrzej Piotr Wierzbicki
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The book expresses the conviction that the art of creating tools - Greek techne - changes its character together with the change of civilization epochs and co-determines such changes. This does not mean that tools typical for a civilization epoch determine it completely, but they change our way of perceiving and interpreting the world. There might have been many such epochs in the history of human civilization (much more than the three waves of agricultural, industrial and information civilization). This is expressed by the title Technen of the book, where n denotes a subsequent civilization epoch. During last fifty years we observed a decomposition of the old episteme (understood as a way of creating and interpreting knowledge characteristic for a given civilization epoch) of modernism, which was an episteme typical for industrial civilization. Today, the world is differently understood by the representatives of three different cultural spheres: of strict and natural sciences; of human and social sciences (especially by their part inclined towards postmodernism) and technical sciences that have a different episteme than even that of strict and natural sciences. Thus, we observe today not two cultures, but three different episteme. The book consists of four parts. First contains basic epistemological observations, second is devoted to selected elements of recent history of information technologies, third contains more detailed epistemological and general discussions, fourth specifies conclusions. The book is written from the cognitive perspective of technical sciences, with a full awareness - and discussion - of its differences from the cognitive perspective of strict sciences or human and social sciences. The main thesis of the book is that informational revolution will probably lead to a formation of a new episteme. The book includes discussions of many issues related to such general perspective, such as what is technology proper; what is intuition from a perspective of technology and of evolutionary naturalism; what are the reasons for and how large are the delays between a fundamental invention and its broad social utilization; what is the fundamental logical error (using paradoxes that are not real, only apparent) of the tradition of sceptical philosophy; what are rational foundations and examples of emergence of order out of chaos; whether civilization development based on two positive feedbacks between science, technology and the market might lead inevitably to a self-destruction of human civilization; etc.

Machine Learning with Microsoft Technologies - Selecting the Right Architecture and Tools for Your Project (Paperback, 1st... Machine Learning with Microsoft Technologies - Selecting the Right Architecture and Tools for Your Project (Paperback, 1st ed.)
Leila Etaati
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Know how to do machine learning with Microsoft technologies. This book teaches you to do predictive, descriptive, and prescriptive analyses with Microsoft Power BI, Azure Data Lake, SQL Server, Stream Analytics, Azure Databricks, HD Insight, and more. The ability to analyze massive amounts of real-time data and predict future behavior of an organization is critical to its long-term success. Data science, and more specifically machine learning (ML), is today's game changer and should be a key building block in every company's strategy. Managing a machine learning process from business understanding, data acquisition and cleaning, modeling, and deployment in each tool is a valuable skill set. Machine Learning with Microsoft Technologies is a demo-driven book that explains how to do machine learning with Microsoft technologies. You will gain valuable insight into designing the best architecture for development, sharing, and deploying a machine learning solution. This book simplifies the process of choosing the right architecture and tools for doing machine learning based on your specific infrastructure needs and requirements. Detailed content is provided on the main algorithms for supervised and unsupervised machine learning and examples show ML practices using both R and Python languages, the main languages inside Microsoft technologies. What You'll Learn Choose the right Microsoft product for your machine learning solution Create and manage Microsoft's tool environments for development, testing, and production of a machine learning project Implement and deploy supervised and unsupervised learning in Microsoft products Set up Microsoft Power BI, Azure Data Lake, SQL Server, Stream Analytics, Azure Databricks, and HD Insight to perform machine learning Set up a data science virtual machine and test-drive installed tools, such as Azure ML Workbench, Azure ML Server Developer, Anaconda Python, Jupyter Notebook, Power BI Desktop, Cognitive Services, machine learning and data analytics tools, and more Architect a machine learning solution factoring in all aspects of self service, enterprise, deployment, and sharing Who This Book Is For Data scientists, data analysts, developers, architects, and managers who want to leverage machine learning in their products, organization, and services, and make educated, cost-saving decisions about their ML architecture and tool set.

Computer Games - Workshop on Computer Games, CGW 2013, Held in Conjunction with the 23rd International Conference on Artificial... Computer Games - Workshop on Computer Games, CGW 2013, Held in Conjunction with the 23rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2013, Beijing, China, August 3, 2013, Revised Selected Papers (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Tristan Cazenave, Mark H.M. Winands, Hiroyuki Iida
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Computer Games Workshop, CGW 2013, held in Beijing, China, in August 2013, in conjunction with the Twenty-third International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2013. The 9 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 15 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics related to computer games. They discuss six games that are played by humans in practice: Chess, Domineering, Chinese Checkers, Go, Goofspiel, and Tzaar. Moreover, there are papers about the Sliding Tile Puzzle, an application, namely, Cooperative Path-Finding Problems, and on general game playing.

Taxing Robots - Helping the Economy to Adapt to the Use of Artificial Intelligence (Hardcover): Xavier Oberson Taxing Robots - Helping the Economy to Adapt to the Use of Artificial Intelligence (Hardcover)
Xavier Oberson
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The increasing use of artificial intelligence within the workplace is likely to cause significant disruption to the labour market and in turn, to the economy, due to a reduction in the number of taxable workers. In this innovative book, Xavier Oberson proposes taxing robots as a possible solution to the anticipated problem of declining tax revenues. In accordance with guiding legal and economic principles, the book explores the various tax models that could be applied to both the use of robots, such as a usage or automation tax, and to robots directly. Numerous associated issues are discussed, such as the definition of robots for tax purposes, the difficulty of granting a tax capacity to robots, as well as the compatibility of robot taxes with international tax rules. The author concludes by putting forward a possible system for the taxation of robots, taking all of these issues into consideration. Being the first work of its kind to explore the potential for taxing robots in detail, this book will be a unique resource for researchers in the fields of law and economics who have an interest in the impact of artificial intelligence. Lawyers and tax professionals can also benefit from Oberson's insights on what future models of taxation may look like and what the legal consequences may be.

integrating Marker Passing and Problem Solving - A Spreading Activation Approach To Improved Choice in Planning (Hardcover):... integrating Marker Passing and Problem Solving - A Spreading Activation Approach To Improved Choice in Planning (Hardcover)
James A. Hendler
R1,330 Discovery Miles 13 300 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A recent area of interest in the Artificial Intelligence community has been the application of massively parallel algorithms to enhance the choice mechanism in traditional AI problems. This volume provides a detailed description of how marker-passing -- a parallel, non-deductive, spreading activation algorithm -- is a powerful approach to refining the choice mechanisms in an AI problem-solving system.
The author scrutinizes the design of both the algorithm and the system, and then reviews the current literature and research in planning and marker passing. Also included: a comparison of this computer model with some standard cognitive models, and a comparison of this model to the "connectionist" approach.

Pristine Perspectives on Logic, Language and Computation - ESSLLI 2012 and ESSLLI 2013 Student Sessions, Selected Papers... Pristine Perspectives on Logic, Language and Computation - ESSLLI 2012 and ESSLLI 2013 Student Sessions, Selected Papers (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Margot Colinet, Sophia Katrenko, Rasmus K. Rendsvig
R1,784 R1,048 Discovery Miles 10 480 Save R736 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) is organized every year by the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) in different sites around Europe. The main focus of ESSLLI is on the interface between linguistics, logic and computation. ESSLLI offers foundational, introductory and advanced courses, as well as workshops, covering a wide variety of topics within the three areas of interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic and Computation. The 16 papers presented in this volume have been selected among 44 papers presented by talks or posters at the Student Sessions of the 24th and 25th editions of ESSLLI, held in 2012 in Opole, Poland, and 2013 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The papers are extended versions of the versions presented, and have all been subjected to a second round of blind peer review.

Logic, Language, Information, and Computation - 21st International Workshop, WoLLIC 2014, Valparaiso, Chile,  September 1-4,... Logic, Language, Information, and Computation - 21st International Workshop, WoLLIC 2014, Valparaiso, Chile, September 1-4, 2014. Proceedings (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Ulrich Kohlenbach, Pablo Barcelo
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Edited in collaboration with FoLLI, the Association of Logic, Language and Information this book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 21st Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Communication, WoLLIC 2014, held in Valparaiso, Chile, in September 2014. The 15 contributed papers presented together with 6 invited lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from 29 submissions. The focus of the workshop was on the following subjects Inter-Disciplinary Research involving Formal Logic, Computing and Programming Theory, and Natural Language and Reasoning.

Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing - 15th International Conference, CICLing 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal,... Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing - 15th International Conference, CICLing 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal, April 6-12, 2014, Proceedings, Part I (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Alexander Gelbukh
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This two-volume set, consisting of LNCS 8403 and LNCS 8404, constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, CICLing 2014, held in Kathmandu, Nepal, in April 2014. The 85 revised papers presented together with 4 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 300 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: lexical resources; document representation; morphology, POS-tagging, and named entity recognition; syntax and parsing; anaphora resolution; recognizing textual entailment; semantics and discourse; natural language generation; sentiment analysis and emotion recognition; opinion mining and social networks; machine translation and multilingualism; information retrieval; text classification and clustering; text summarization; plagiarism detection; style and spelling checking; speech processing; and applications.

Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing - 15th International Conference, CICLing 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal,... Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing - 15th International Conference, CICLing 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal, April 6-12, 2014, Proceedings, Part II (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Alexander Gelbukh
R2,283 R1,907 Discovery Miles 19 070 Save R376 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This two-volume set, consisting of LNCS 8403 and LNCS 8404, constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, CICLing 2014, held in Kathmandu, Nepal, in April 2014. The 85 revised papers presented together with 4 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 300 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: lexical resources; document representation; morphology, POS-tagging, and named entity recognition; syntax and parsing; anaphora resolution; recognizing textual entailment; semantics and discourse; natural language generation; sentiment analysis and emotion recognition; opinion mining and social networks; machine translation and multilingualism; information retrieval; text classification and clustering; text summarization; plagiarism detection; style and spelling checking; speech processing; and applications.

System Identification and Adaptive Control - Theory and Applications of the Neurofuzzy and Fuzzy Cognitive Network Models... System Identification and Adaptive Control - Theory and Applications of the Neurofuzzy and Fuzzy Cognitive Network Models (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Manolis A. Christodoulou, Yiannis Boutalis, Dimitrios Theodoridis, Theodore Kottas
R3,204 R2,891 Discovery Miles 28 910 Save R313 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Presenting current trends in the development and applications of intelligent systems in engineering, this monograph focuses on recent research results in system identification and control. The recurrent neurofuzzy and the fuzzy cognitive network (FCN) models are presented.Both models are suitable for partially-known or unknown complex time-varying systems. Neurofuzzy Adaptive Control contains rigorous proofs of its statements which result in concrete conclusions for the selection of the design parameters of the algorithms presented. The neurofuzzy model combines concepts from fuzzy systems and recurrent high-order neural networks to produce powerful system approximations that are used for adaptive control. The FCN modelstems from fuzzy cognitive maps and uses the notion of concepts and their causal relationships to capture the behavior of complex systems. The book shows how, with the benefit of proper training algorithms, these models are potent system emulators suitable for use in engineering systems.All chapters are supported by illustrative simulation experiments, while separate chapters are devoted to the potential industrial applications of each model including projects in:

contemporary power generation;

process control and

conventional benchmarking problems.

Researchers and graduate students working in adaptive estimation and intelligent control will find Neurofuzzy Adaptive Control of interest both for the currency of its models and because it demonstrates their relevance for real systems. The monograph also shows industrial engineers how to test intelligent adaptive control easily using proven theoretical results."

Conflict Resolution and its Context - From the Analysis of Behavioural Patterns to Efficient Decision-Making (Hardcover, 2014... Conflict Resolution and its Context - From the Analysis of Behavioural Patterns to Efficient Decision-Making (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Davide Carneiro, Paulo Novais, Jose Neves
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This book studies how technological solutions can be used to alleviate the current state of legal systems, with their clogged up courtrooms and inefficient conflict resolution methods. It reviews the shortcomings and disadvantages of traditional and alternative conflict resolution methods and turns to Artificial Intelligence for problem-solving techniques and solutions. The book is divided into four parts. The first part presents a general and systematic analysis of the current state of the legal systems, identifying the main problems and their causes.It then moves on to present UM Court: a framework for testing and prototyping conflict resolution services. This framework was developed with the objective of using Artificial Intelligence techniques to build a service environment for conflict resolution. The third part of the book takes a step into the future by analyzing the use of Intelligent Environments in the support of conflict management and resolution. It describes the approach taken and the experiments performed in the Intelligent Systems Lab of the University of Minho. The final part of the book contains the conclusions and shows the potential advantages of the use of Intelligent Environments as a way to implement better conflict resolution procedures (virtual or real), in which all the participants have access to more and better information and are able to take better informed decisions."

Issues and Challenges in Artificial Intelligence (Hardcover, 2014): Zdzislaw S. Hippe, Juliusz L. Kulikowskic, Teresa Mroczek,... Issues and Challenges in Artificial Intelligence (Hardcover, 2014)
Zdzislaw S. Hippe, Juliusz L. Kulikowskic, Teresa Mroczek, Jerzy Wtorek
R2,648 R2,387 Discovery Miles 23 870 Save R261 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The importance of human-computer system interaction problems is increasing due to the growing expectations of users on general computer systems capabilities in human work and life facilitation. Users expect system which is not only a passive tool in human hands but rather an active partner equipped with a sort of artificial intelligence, having access to large information resources, being able to adapt its behavior to the human requirements and to collaborate with the human users. This book collects examples of recent human-computer system solutions. The content of the book is divided into three parts. Part I is devoted to detection, recognition and reasoning in different circumstances and applications. Problems associated with data modeling, acquisition and mining are presented by papers collected in part II and part III is devoted to Optimization.

Theory and Applications of Formal Argumentation - Second International Workshop, TAFA 2013, Beijing, China, August 3-5, 2013,... Theory and Applications of Formal Argumentation - Second International Workshop, TAFA 2013, Beijing, China, August 3-5, 2013, Revised Selected Papers (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Elizabeth Black, Sanjay Modgil, Nir Oren
R1,630 R996 Discovery Miles 9 960 Save R634 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the second International Workshop on the Theory and Applications of Formal Argumentation, TAFA 2013, held in Beijing, China, in August 2013. The Workshop was co-located with IJCAI 2013. The 15 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 22 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections such as abstract argumentation frameworks, social abstract argumentation with votes on attacks, a normal form of argumentation frameworks, assumption-based argumentation, argument schemes for normative practical reasoning.

Dissecting Regulatory Interactions of RNA and Protein - Combining Computation and High-throughput Experiments in Systems... Dissecting Regulatory Interactions of RNA and Protein - Combining Computation and High-throughput Experiments in Systems Biology (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Marvin Jens
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The work described in this book is an excellent example of interdisciplinary research in systems biology. It shows how concepts and approaches from the field of physics can be efficiently used to answer biological questions and reports on a novel methodology involving creative computer-based analyses of high-throughput biological data. Many of the findings described in the book, which are the result of collaborations between the author (a theoretical scientist) and experimental biologists and between different laboratories, have been published in high-quality peer-reviewed journals such as Molecular Cell and Nature. However, while those publications address different aspects of post-transcriptional gene regulation, this book provides readers with a complete, coherent and logical view of the research project as a whole. The introduction presents post-transcriptional gene regulation from a distinct angle, highlighting aspects of information theory and evolution and laying the groundwork for the questions addressed in the subsequent chapters, which concern the regulation of the transcriptome as the primary functional carrier of active genetic information.

Innovations in Intelligent Machines-5 - Computational Intelligence in Control Systems Engineering (Hardcover, 2014): Valentina... Innovations in Intelligent Machines-5 - Computational Intelligence in Control Systems Engineering (Hardcover, 2014)
Valentina Emilia Balas, Petia Koprinkova-Hristova, Lakhmi C. Jain
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This research monograph presents selected areas of applications in the field of control systems engineering using computational intelligence methodologies. A number of applications and case studies are introduced. These methodologies are increasing used in many applications of our daily lives. Approaches include, fuzzy-neural multi model for decentralized identification, model predictive control based on time dependent recurrent neural network development of cognitive systems, developments in the field of Intelligent Multiple Models based Adaptive Switching Control, designing military training simulators using modelling, simulation, and analysis for operational analyses and training, methods for modelling of systems based on the application of Gaussian processes, computational intelligence techniques for process control and image segmentation technique based on modified particle swarm optimized-fuzzy entropy.

Support Vector Machines and Evolutionary Algorithms for Classification - Single or Together? (Hardcover, Softcover reprint of... Support Vector Machines and Evolutionary Algorithms for Classification - Single or Together? (Hardcover, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014)
Catalin Stoean, Ruxandra Stoean
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When discussing classification, support vector machines are known to be a capable and efficient technique to learn and predict with high accuracy within a quick time frame. Yet, their black box means to do so make the practical users quite circumspect about relying on it, without much understanding of the how and why of its predictions. The question raised in this book is how can this 'masked hero' be made more comprehensible and friendly to the public: provide a surrogate model for its hidden optimization engine, replace the method completely or appoint a more friendly approach to tag along and offer the much desired explanations? Evolutionary algorithms can do all these and this book presents such possibilities of achieving high accuracy, comprehensibility, reasonable runtime as well as unconstrained performance.

Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Dependability and Complex Systems DepCoS-RELCOMEX. June 30 - July 4, 2014,... Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Dependability and Complex Systems DepCoS-RELCOMEX. June 30 - July 4, 2014, Brunow, Poland (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Wojciech Zamojski, Jacek Mazurkiewicz, Jaroslaw Sugier, Tomasz Walkowiak, Janusz Kacprzyk
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DepCoS RELCOMEX is an annual series of conferences organized by Wroc aw University of Technology to promote a comprehensive approach to evaluation of system performability which is now commonly called "dependability." In contrast to classic analyses which were concentrated on reliability of technical resources and structures built from them, dependability is based on multi-disciplinary approach to theory, technology and maintenance of a system considered to be a multifaceted amalgamation of technical, information, organization, software and human (users, administrators, supervisors, etc.) resources. Diversity of processes being realized (data processing, system management, system monitoring, etc.), their concurrency and their reliance on in-system intelligence often severely impedes construction of strict mathematical models and calls for application of intelligent and soft computing methods.

This book presents the proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Dependability and Complex Systems DepCoS-RELCOMEX, which took place in Brunow Palace, Poland, from 30th June to 4th July, 2014. The articles selected for this volume illustrate the variety of topics that must be included in system dependability analysis: tools, methodologies and standards for modelling, design and simulation of the systems, security and confidentiality in information processing, specific issues of heterogeneous, today often wireless, computer networks or management of transportation networks."

Advanced Computational Approaches to Biomedical Engineering (Hardcover, 2014): Punam K. Saha, Ujjwal Maulik, Subhadip Basu Advanced Computational Approaches to Biomedical Engineering (Hardcover, 2014)
Punam K. Saha, Ujjwal Maulik, Subhadip Basu
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There has been rapid growth in biomedical engineering in recent decades, given advancements in medical imaging and physiological modelling and sensing systems, coupled with immense growth in computational and network technology, analytic approaches, visualization and virtual-reality, man-machine interaction and automation. Biomedical engineering involves applying engineering principles to the medical and biological sciences and it comprises several topics including biomedicine, medical imaging, physiological modelling and sensing, instrumentation, real-time systems, automation and control, signal processing, image reconstruction, processing and analysis, pattern recognition, and biomechanics. It holds great promise for the diagnosis and treatment of complex medical conditions, in particular, as we can now target direct clinical applications, research and development in biomedical engineering is helping us to develop innovative implants and prosthetics, create new medical imaging technologies and improve tools and techniques for the detection, prevention and treatment of diseases.

The contributing authors in this edited book present representative surveys of advances in their respective fields, focusing in particular on techniques for the analysis of complex biomedical data. The book will be a useful reference for graduate students, researchers and industrial practitioners in computer science, biomedical engineering, and computational and molecular biology.

Mathematical-Statistical Models and Qualitative Theories for Economic and Social Sciences (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Sarka... Mathematical-Statistical Models and Qualitative Theories for Economic and Social Sciences (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Sarka Hoskova-Mayerova, Fabrizio Maturo, Janusz Kacprzyk
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This book presents a broad spectrum of problems related to statistics, mathematics, teaching, social science, and economics as well as a range of tools and techniques that can be used to solve these problems. It is the result of a scientific collaboration between experts in the field of economic and social systems from the University of Defence in Brno (Czech Republic), G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy), Pablo de Olavid eUniversity of Sevilla (Spain), and Ovidius University in Constanta, (Romania). The studies included were selected using a peer-review process and reflect heterogeneity and complexity of economic and social phenomena. They and present interesting empirical research from around the globe and from several research fields, such as statistics, decision making, mathematics, complexity, psychology, sociology and economics. The volume is divided into two parts. The first part, "Recent trends in mathematical and statistical models for economic and social sciences", collects papers on quantitative matters, which propose mathematical and statistical models for social sciences, economics, finance, and business administration. The second part, "Recent trends in qualitative theories for economic and social sciences", includes papers on qualitative matters, which discuss social, economic, and teaching issues. It is an ideal reference work for all those researchers interested in recent quantitative and qualitative tools. Covering a wide range of topics, it appeals in equal measure to mathematicians, statisticians, sociologists, philosophers, and specialists in the fields of communication, social and political sciences.

Introductory Functional Analysis - With Applications to Boundary Value Problems and Finite Elements (Paperback, Softcover... Introductory Functional Analysis - With Applications to Boundary Value Problems and Finite Elements (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998)
B.D. Reddy
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Providing an introduction to functional analysis, this text treats in detail its application to boundary-value problems and finite elements, and is distinguished by the fact that abstract concepts are motivated and illustrated wherever possible. It is intended for use by senior undergraduates and graduates in mathematics, the physical sciences and engineering, who may not have been exposed to the conventional prerequisites for a course in functional analysis, such as real analysis. Mature researchers wishing to learn the basic ideas of functional analysis will equally find this useful. Offers a good grounding in those aspects of functional analysis which are most relevant to a proper understanding and appreciation of the mathematical aspects of boundary-value problems and the finite element method.

Building Intelligent Systems - A Guide to Machine Learning Engineering (Paperback, 1st ed.): Geoff Hulten Building Intelligent Systems - A Guide to Machine Learning Engineering (Paperback, 1st ed.)
Geoff Hulten
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Produce a fully functioning Intelligent System that leverages machine learning and data from user interactions to improve over time and achieve success. This book teaches you how to build an Intelligent System from end to end and leverage machine learning in practice. You will understand how to apply your existing skills in software engineering, data science, machine learning, management, and program management to produce working systems. Building Intelligent Systems is based on more than a decade of experience building Internet-scale Intelligent Systems that have hundreds of millions of user interactions per day in some of the largest and most important software systems in the world. What You'll Learn Understand the concept of an Intelligent System: What it is good for, when you need one, and how to set it up for success Design an intelligent user experience: Produce data to help make the Intelligent System better over time Implement an Intelligent System: Execute, manage, and measure Intelligent Systems in practice Create intelligence: Use different approaches, including machine learning Orchestrate an Intelligent System: Bring the parts together throughout its life cycle and achieve the impact you want Who This Book Is For Software engineers, machine learning practitioners, and technical managers who want to build effective intelligent systems

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