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This book gathers selected high-quality research papers presented at the Fifth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, held at Brunel University, London, on February 20-21, 2020. It discusses emerging topics pertaining to information and communication technology (ICT) for managerial applications, e-governance, e-agriculture, e-education and computing technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) and e-mining. Written by respected experts and researchers working on ICT, the book offers a valuable asset for young researchers involved in advanced studies.
This book gathers papers addressing state-of-the-art research in all areas of information and communication technologies and their applications in intelligent computing, cloud storage, data mining and software analysis. It presents the outcomes of the Fourth International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Intelligent Systems, which was held in Ahmedabad, India. Divided into two volumes, the book discusses the fundamentals of various data analysis techniques and algorithms, making it a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners alike.
Property Testing is the study of super-fast (randomized) algorithms for approximate decision making. These algorithms are given direct access to items of a huge data set, and determine, whether this data set has some predetermined (global) property or is far from having this property. Remarkably, this approximate decision is made by accessing a small portion of the data set. This state-of-the-art survey presents a collection of extended abstracts and surveys of leading researchers in property testing and related areas; it reflects the program of a mini-workshop on property testing that took place in January 2010 at the Institute for Computer Science (ITCS), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. The volume contains two editor's introductions, 10 survey papers and 18 extended abstracts.
The term Web Intelligence is de?ned as a new line of scienti?c research and development, whichisusedtoexplorethefundamentalrolesandpractical- pactofArti?cialIntelligence togetherwithadvancedInformationTechnology and its e?ect on the future generations of Web-empowered products. These include systems, services, amongst other activities, all of which are carried out by the Web Intelligence Consortium (http: //wi-consortium.org/). Web Intelligence was ?rst coined in the late 1999's. From that time, many new algorithms, methods and techniques were developedand used extracting both knowledge and wisdom from the data originating from the Web. A number of initiatives have been adopted by the world communities in this areaofstudy.Theseincludebooks, conferenceseries, andjournals.Thislatest book encomposes a variaty of up to date state of the art approaches in Web Intelligence. Furthermore, it hightlights successful applications in this area of research within a practical context. The present book aims to introduce a selection of research applications in the area of Web Intelligence. We have selected a number of researchers around the world, all of which are experts in their respective research areas. Each chapter focuses on a speci?c topic in the ?eld of Web Intelligence. Furthermorethe bookconsistsofa numberofinnovativeproposalswhichwill contribute to the development of web science and technology for the lo- term future, rendering this collective work a valuable piece of knowledge. It was a great honour to have collaborated with this team of very talented experts. We also wish to express our grattitude to those who reviewed this book o?ering their constructive feedbacks.
Noisy optimization is a topic of growing interest for researchers working on mainstream optimization problems. Although several techniques for dealing with stochastic noise in optimization problems are covered in journals and conference proceedings, today there are virtually no books that approach noisy optimization from a layman's perspective; this book remedies that gap. Beginning with the foundations of evolutionary optimization, the book subsequently explores the principles of noisy optimization in single and multi-objective settings, and presents detailed illustrations of the principles developed for application in real-world multi-agent coordination problems. Special emphasis is given to the design of intelligent algorithms for noisy optimization in real-time applications. The book is unique in terms of its content, writing style and above all its simplicity, which will appeal to readers with a broad range of backgrounds. The book is divided into 7 chapters, the first of which provides an introduction to Swarm and Evolutionary Optimization algorithms. Chapter 2 includes a thorough review of agent architectures for multi-agent coordination. In turn, Chapter 3 provides an extensive review of noisy optimization, while Chapter 4 addresses issues of noise handling in the context of single-objective optimization problems. An illustrative case study on multi-robot path-planning in the presence of measurement noise is also highlighted in this chapter. Chapter 5 deals with noisy multi-objective optimization and includes a case study on noisy multi-robot box-pushing. In Chapter 6, the authors examine the scope of various algorithms in noisy optimization problems. Lastly, Chapter 7 summarizes the main results obtained in the previous chapters and elaborates on the book's potential with regard to real-world noisy optimization problems.
This book presents the findings of scientific studies on the successful operation of complex transport infrastructures in regions with extreme climatic and geographical conditions. It features the proceedings of the VIII International Scientific Siberian Transport Forum, TransSiberia 2019, which was held in Novosibirsk, Russia, on May 22-27, 2019. The book discusses improving energy efficiency in the transportation sector and the use of artificial intelligence in transport, highlighting a range of topics, such as freight and logistics, freeway traffic modelling and control, intelligent transport systems and smart mobility, transport data and transport models, highway and railway construction and trucking on the Siberian ice roads. Consisting of 214 high-quality papers on a wide range of issues, these proceedings appeal to scientists, engineers, managers in the transport sector, and anyone involved in the construction and operation of transport infrastructure facilities.
This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 14th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, PLM 2017, held in Seville, Spain, in July 2017. The 64 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 78 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: PLM maturity, implementation and adoption; PLM for digital factories; PLM and process simulation; PLM, CAX and knowledge management; PLM and education; BIM; cyber-physical systems; modular design and products; new product development; ontologies, knowledge and data models; and Product, Service, Systems (PSS).
A metaheuristic is a higher-level procedure designed to select a partial search algorithm that may lead to a good solution to an optimization problem, especially with incomplete or imperfect information.This unique compendium focuses on the insights of hybrid metaheuristics. It illustrates the recent researches on evolving novel hybrid metaheuristic algorithms, and prominently highlights its diverse application areas. As such, the book helps readers to grasp the essentials of hybrid metaheuristics and to address real world problems.The must-have volume serves as an inspiring read for professionals, researchers, academics and graduate students in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning.Related Link(s)
This book concisely presents a broad range of models and theories on social systems. Because of the huge spectrum of topics involving social systems, various issues related to Mathematics, Statistics, Teaching, Social Science, and Economics are discussed. In an effort to introduce the subject to a wider audience, this volume, part of the series "Studies in Systems, Decision and Control", equally addresses the needs of mathematicians, statisticians, sociologists and philosophers. The studies examined here are divided into four parts. The first part, "Perusing the Minds Behind Scientific Discoveries", traces the winding path of Syamal K. Sen and Ravi P. Agarwal's scholarship throughout history, and most importantly, the thought processes that allowed each of them to master their subject. The second part covers "Theories in Social Systems" and the third discusses "Models in Social Systems", while the fourth and final part is dedicated to "Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences". Given its breadth of coverage, the book will offer inquisitive readers a valuable point of departure for exploring these rich, vast, and ever-expanding fields of knowledge.
"Computational Intelligence: Synergies of Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computing" presents an introduction to some of the cutting edge technological paradigms under the umbrella of computational intelligence. Computational intelligence schemes are investigated with the development of a suitable framework for fuzzy logic, neural networks and evolutionary computing, neuro-fuzzy systems, evolutionary-fuzzy systems and evolutionary neural systems. Applications to linear and non-linear systems are discussed with examples.
Key features: Covers all the aspects of fuzzy, neural and evolutionary approaches with worked out examples, MATLAB(R) exercises and applications in each chapterPresents the synergies of technologies of computational intelligence such as evolutionary fuzzy neural fuzzy and evolutionary neural systemsConsiders real world problems in the domain of systems modelling, control and optimizationContains a foreword written by Lotfi Zadeh
"Computational Intelligence: Synergies of Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computing" is an ideal text for final year undergraduate, postgraduate and research students in electrical, control, computer, industrial and manufacturing engineering.
This book includes a selection of papers presented at the Third World Conference on Qualitative Research (WCQR2018), held in Lisbon, Portugal on October 17-19, 2018. The WCQR2018 focused on four main fields of application (Education, Health, Social Sciences, and Engineering and Technology) and seven main subjects: Rationale and Paradigms of Qualitative Research; Systematization of Approaches with Qualitative Studies; Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research; Data Analysis Types; Innovative Processes of Qualitative Data Analysis; Qualitative Research in Web Contexts; and Qualitative Analysis with the Support of Specific Software. Given its breadth of coverage, the book offers a valuable resource for academics, researchers, teachers and students seeking information on the above topics, and on the use of Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis (CAQDAS).
"Compensating for Quasi-periodic Motion in Robotic Radiosurgery"
outlines the techniques needed to accurately track and compensate
for respiratory and pulsatory motion during robotic radiosurgery.
The algorithms presented within the book aid in the treatment of
tumors that move during respiration.
"Foundations of Intelligent Systems" presents selected papers from
the 2013 International Conference on Intelligent Systems and
Knowledge Engineering (ISKE2013). The aim of this conference is to
bring together experts from different expertise areas to discuss
the state-of-the-art in Intelligent Systems and Knowledge
Engineering, and to present new research results and perspectives
on future development. The topics in this volume include, but not
limited to: Artificial Intelligence Theories, Pattern Recognition,
Intelligent System Models, Speech Recognition, Computer Vision,
Multi-Agent Systems, Machine Learning, Soft Computing and Fuzzy
Systems, Biological Inspired Computation, Game Theory, Cognitive
Systems and Information Processing, Computational Intelligence,
etc. The proceedings are benefit for both researchers and
practitioners who want to utilize intelligent methods in their
specific research fields. Dr. Zhenkun Wen is a Professor at the
College of Computer and Software Engineering, Shenzhen University,
China. Dr. Tianrui Li is a Professor at the School of Information
Science and Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University, Xi an,
This book includes innovative research work presented at ICO'2018, the 1st International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Optimization, held in Pattaya, Thailand on October 4-5, 2018. The conference presented topics ranging from power quality, reliability, security assurance, cloud computing, smart cities, renewable energy, agro-engineering, smart vehicles, deep learning, block chain, power systems, AI, machine learning, manufacturing systems, and big-data analytics. This volume focuses on subjects related to innovative computing, uncertainty management and optimization approaches to real-world problems in big-data, smart cities, sustainability, meta-heuristics, cyber-security, IoTs, economics and finance, renewable energy, energy and electricity systems, and block chain. Presenting cutting-edge methodologies with real-world application problems and their solutions, the book is useful for researchers, managers, executives, students, academicians, practicing scientists, and decision makers from all around the globe. It offers the academic and the applied communities a compendium and a research resource with significant insights and inspiration for innovative scientific education, investigation and collaboration, to overcome "hard problems" among the emerging challenges today and in the future.
This book features extended versions of selected papers that were presented and discussed at the 6th International Doctoral Symposium on Applied Computation and Security Systems (ACSS 2019) held in Kolkata, India on 12-13 March, 2019. Organized by the Departments of Computer Science & Engineering and A.K. Choudhury School of Information Technology, both from the University of Calcutta, the symposium's international partners were Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy and Bialystok University of Technology, Poland. The chapters cover topics such as biometrics, image processing, pattern recognition, algorithms, cloud computing, wireless sensor networks and security systems, reflecting the various symposium sessions.
This book presents a comprehensive, structured, up-to-date survey on instruction selection. The survey is structured according to two dimensions: approaches to instruction selection from the past 45 years are organized and discussed according to their fundamental principles, and according to the characteristics of the supported machine instructions. The fundamental principles are macro expansion, tree covering, DAG covering, and graph covering. The machine instruction characteristics introduced are single-output, multi-output, disjoint-output, inter-block, and interdependent machine instructions. The survey also examines problems that have yet to be addressed by existing approaches. The book is suitable for advanced undergraduate students in computer science, graduate students, practitioners, and researchers.
This proceedings volume comprises the latest achievements in research and development in educational robotics presented at the 9th International Conference on Robotics in Education (RiE) held in Qawra, St. Paul's Bay, Malta, during April 18-20, 2018. Researchers and educators will find valuable methodologies and tools for robotics in education that encourage learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) through the design, creation and programming of tangible artifacts for creating personally meaningful objects and addressing real-world societal needs. This also involves the introduction of technologies ranging from robotics platforms to programming environments and languages. Extensive evaluation results are presented that highlight the impact of robotics on the students' interests and competence development. The presented approaches cover the whole educative range from elementary school to the university level in both formal as well as informal settings.
This book presents the outcomes of the 17th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science (ICIS 2018), which was held in Singapore on June 6-8, 2018. The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers and scientists, businessmen and entrepreneurs, teachers, engineers, computer users, and students to discuss the various fields of computer science and to share their experiences, and to exchange new ideas and information in a meaningful way. The book includes findings on all aspects (theory, applications and tools) of computer and information science and discusses related practical challenges and the solutions adopted to solve them. The conference organizers selected the best papers from those accepted for presentation. The papers were chosen based on review scores submitted by members of the program committee and underwent a further rigorous round of review. From this second round, 13 of the conference's most promising papers were then published in this Springer (SCI) book and not the conference proceedings. We impatiently await the important contributions that we know these authors will make to the field of computer and information science.
This book introduces the ultimate performance analysis tool (uPATO) as a new software to compute social network metrics in the scope of team sports analysis. The reader will identify the algorithms to test the general properties of the team, the co-dependencies and the centrality levels of players, i.e. to evaluate the individual, sub-group, and team performance analysis. As uPATO tool implements the metrics for all options, namely for unweighted graphs, weighted graphs, unweighted digraphs and weighted digraphs, it is also useful for network analysis into other areas beyond team sports. The book assists the reader to compute the metrics and to use it in different scenarios.
This edited book presents the scientific outcomes of the 19th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing (SNPD 2018), which was held in Busan, Korea on June 27-29, 2018. The aim of this conference was to bring together researchers and scientists, businessmen and entrepreneurs, teachers, engineers, computer users and students to discuss the numerous fields of computer science and to share their experiences and exchange new ideas and information in a meaningful way. The book includes research findings on all aspects (theory, applications and tools) of computer and information science and discusses the practical challenges encountered along the way and the solutions adopted to respond to them. The book includes 13 of the conference's most promising papers.
This book aims to highlight the latest achievements in epidemiological surveillance and internet interventions based on monitoring online communications and interactions on the web. It presents the state of the art and the advances in the field of online disease surveillance and intervention. The edited volume contains extended and revised versions of selected papers presented at the International World Wide Web and Population Health Intelligence (W3PHI) workshop series along with some invited chapters and presents an overview of the issues, challenges, and potentials in the field, along with the new research results. The book provides information for a wide range of scientists, researchers, graduate students, industry professionals, national and international public health agencies, and NGOs interested in the theory and practice of computational models of web-based public health intelligence.
The last century has seen enormous leaps in the development of digital technologies, and most aspects of modern life have changed significantly with their widespread availability and use. Technology at various scales - supercomputers, corporate networks, desktop and laptop computers, the internet, tablets, mobile phones, and processors that are hidden in everyday devices and are so small you can barely see them with the naked eye - all pervade our world in a major way. Computers and Society: Modern Perspectives is a wide-ranging and comprehensive textbook that critically assesses the global technical achievements in digital technologies and how are they are applied in media; education and learning; medicine and health; free speech, democracy, and government; and war and peace. Ronald M. Baecker reviews critical ethical issues raised by computers, such as digital inclusion, security, safety, privacy,automation, and work, and discusses social, political, and ethical controversies and choices now faced by society. Particular attention is paid to new and exciting developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the issues that have arisen from our complex relationship with AI.
The book is based on interdisciplinary research on various aspects and dynamics of human multimodal signal exchanges. It discusses realistic application scenarios where human interaction is the focus, in order to identify new methods for data processing and data flow coordination through synchronization, and optimization of new encoding features combining contextually enacted communicative signals, and develop shared digital data repositories and annotation standards for benchmarking the algorithmic feasibility and successive implementation of believable human-computer interaction (HCI) systems. This book is a valuable resource for a. the research community, PhD students, early stage researchers c. schools, hospitals, and rehabilitation and assisted-living centers e. the ICT market, and representatives from multimedia industries
This book presents the scientific outcomes of the 6th International Conference on Applied Computing and Information Technology (ACIT 2018), which was held in Kunming, China on June 13-15, 2018. The aim of this conference was to bring together researchers and scientists, businessmen and entrepreneurs, teachers, engineers, computer users, and students to discuss the numerous fields of computer science and to share their experiences and exchange new ideas and information in a meaningful way. The book includes research findings on all aspects (theory, applications and tools) of computer and information science and discusses the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted to address them. The book features 13 of the conference's most promising papers.
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