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Active System Control: Design of System Resilience

by Igor Schagaev Brian Robinson Kirk

This book introduces an approach to active system control design and development to improve the properties of our technological systems. It extends concepts of control and data accumulation by explaining how the system model should be organized to improve the properties of the system under consideration. The authors define these properties as reliability, performance and energy-efficiency, and self-adaption. They describe how they bridge the gap between data accumulation and analysis in terms of interpolation with the real physical models when data used for interpretation of the system conditions. The authors introduce a principle of active system control and safety - an approach that explains what a model of a system should have, making computer systems more efficient, a crucial new concern in application domains such as safety critical, embedded and low-power autonomous systems like transport, healthcare, and other dynamic systems with moving substances and elements. On a theoretical level, this book further extends the concept of fault tolerance, introducing a system level of design for improving overall efficiency. On a practical level it illustrates how active system approach might help our systems be self-evolving.

Activism and Rhetoric: Theories and Contexts for Political Engagement

by JongHwa Lee Seth Kahn

This volume examines the role of rhetoric in today’s culture of democratic activism. The volume takes on two of the most significant challenges currently facing contemporary rhetorical studies: (1) the contested meanings and practices of democracy and civic engagement in global context, and (2) the central role of rhetoric in democratic activist practices. In presenting a variety of political and rhetorical struggles in their specific contexts, editors Seth Kahn and JongHwa Lee allow contributors to reflect on and elaborate possibilities for both activist approaches to rhetorical studies, and rhetorical approaches to activist projects, facilitating better understanding the socio-political consequences of this work. With contributors from widely known scholars in communication and composition studies, the collection offers practical cases that highlight how rhetoric mediates, constitutes, and/or intervenes in democratic principles and practices. It also considers theoretical questions that acknowledge profound voids in the rhetorical tradition (e.g., Western, neo-Aristotelian, liberal) and expand the horizon of traditional rhetorical perspectives. It advocates new knowledge and practices that further promote civic engagement, social change and democracy in the global context. Activism and Rhetoric will be appropriate for scholars and students across disciplines, including rhetoric, composition, communication studies, political science, cultural studies, and women’s studies.

Activism and Rhetoric: Theories and Contexts for Political Engagement

by JongHwa Lee Seth Kahn

This volume examines the role of rhetoric in today’s culture of democratic activism. The volume takes on two of the most significant challenges currently facing contemporary rhetorical studies: (1) the contested meanings and practices of democracy and civic engagement in global context, and (2) the central role of rhetoric in democratic activist practices. In presenting a variety of political and rhetorical struggles in their specific contexts, editors Seth Kahn and JongHwa Lee allow contributors to reflect on and elaborate possibilities for both activist approaches to rhetorical studies, and rhetorical approaches to activist projects, facilitating better understanding the socio-political consequences of this work. With contributors from widely known scholars in communication and composition studies, the collection offers practical cases that highlight how rhetoric mediates, constitutes, and/or intervenes in democratic principles and practices. It also considers theoretical questions that acknowledge profound voids in the rhetorical tradition (e.g., Western, neo-Aristotelian, liberal) and expand the horizon of traditional rhetorical perspectives. It advocates new knowledge and practices that further promote civic engagement, social change and democracy in the global context. Activism and Rhetoric will be appropriate for scholars and students across disciplines, including rhetoric, composition, communication studies, political science, cultural studies, and women’s studies.

Ad-hoc, Mobile, and Wireless Networks: 16th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless, ADHOC-NOW 2017, Messina, Italy, September 20-22, 2017, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #10517)

by Francesco Longo Salvatore Distefano Dario Bruneo Antonio Puliafito

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Ad-hoc, Mobile, and Wireless Networks, ADHOC-NOW 2017, held in Messina, Italy, in September 2017. The 22 full and 9 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 55 submissions. The contributions were organized in topical sections named: internet of things; security; smart city; ad-hoc networks; implementations and validations; wireless sensor networks; data management; wireless systems.

Ad Hoc Networks: A Statistical Perspective

by Amlan Chakrabarti Paramartha Dutta Jyoti Prakash Singh

This book identifies the time-dependent network parameters: neighbour count, link load, path length, cluster count and delay, and presents a first-of-its-kind discussion on temporal parameters in mobile ad hoc networks. Frequent topology changes and multiple link failures occur in mobile ad hoc network due to arbitrary and random movement of nodes. This dynamic environment challenges the delivery of data and makes it essential to find better models for network parameters that are shifting with time. The parameters identified are put into the framework of time series because of their temporal characteristic, and when they are modelled using time series framework they exhibit a sound fit with Autoregressive AR(p) models of order p. The order p is evaluated for each fitted model and found to lie between one and three. The book also analyses the dependence of end-to-end delay of ad hoc network on various external factors such as the number of nodes, routing protocol, mobility models and path length and develops two prediction models. The book will be useful for researchers and professionals alike.

Ad Hoc Networks: 9th International Conference, AdHocNets 2017, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, September 28–29, 2017, Proceedings (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering #223)

by Thomas Kunz Yifeng Zhou

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks, AdHocNets 2017, held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, USA, in September 2017. The 19 full papers were selected from 30 submissions and cover a variety of network paradigms including mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), sensor networks, vehicular networks, underwater networks, airborne networks, underground networks, personal area networks, device-to-device (D2D) communications in 5G cellular networks, and home networks. The papers present a wide range of applications in civilian, commercial, and military areas.

Ad Hoc Networks: 8th International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2016, Ottawa, Canada, September 26-27, 2016, Revised Selected Papers (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering #184)

by Yifeng Zhou Thomas Kunz

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks, ADHOCNETS 2016, held in Ottawa, Canada, September 26-17, 2016. The 34 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 46 submissions. The papers provide visions, trends, challenges and opportunities in the area of ad hoc networking and emerging applications. The conference also features two workshops on ad hoc network security and vulnerability, and convergence of wireless directional network systems and software defined networking, respectively.

Adaptive Interference Mitigation in GNSS (Navigation: Science and Technology)

by Qiongqiong Jia Lu Wang Dan Lu Wenyi Wang Renbiao Wu

This book introduces readers to adaptive interference mitigation techniques based on multiple antennas for global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) in the time, domain, spatial and spatial-temporal domains. As the performance of GNSS can easily be impacted by various intentional and unintentional interferences, the book explores in detail various types of interference, including jamming , high dynamic jamming, spoofing, multipath and pulsed interference. It offers a valuable reference work for graduate students and engineers in the field of satellite navigation and signal processing.

Addressing the Challenges in Communicating Climate Change Across Various Audiences (Climate Change Management)

by Walter Leal Filho Bettina Lackner Henry McGhie

This book offers a concrete contribution towards a better understanding of climate change communication. It ultimately helps to catalyse the sort of cross-sectoral action needed to address the phenomenon of climate change and its many consequences. There is a perceived need to foster a better understanding of what climate change is, and to identify approaches, processes, methods and tools which may help to better communicate it. There is also a need for successful examples showing how communication can take place across society and stakeholders. Addressing the challenges in communicating to various audiences and providing a platform for reflections, it showcases lessons learnt from research, field projects and best practices in various settings in various different countries. The acquired knowledge can be adapted and applied to other situations.

Advanced Computational and Communication Paradigms: Proceedings of International Conference on ICACCP 2017, Volume 1 (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering #475)

by Paramartha Dutta Kalpana Sharma Tapan Gandhi Siddhartha Bhattacharyya

The book titled Advanced Computational and Communication Paradigms: Proceedings of International Conference on ICACCP 2017, Volume 1 presents refereed high-quality papers of the First International Conference on Advanced Computational and Communication Paradigms (ICACCP 2017) organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, held from 8– 10 September 2017. ICACCP 2017 covers an advanced computational paradigms and communications technique which provides failsafe and robust solutions to the emerging problems faced by mankind. Technologists, scientists, industry professionals and research scholars from regional, national and international levels are invited to present their original unpublished work in this conference. There were about 550 technical paper submitted. Finally after peer review, 142 high-quality papers have been accepted and registered for oral presentation which held across 09 general sessions and 05 special sessions along with 04 keynote address and 06 invited talks. This volume comprises 65 accepted papers of ICACCP 2017.

Advanced Computational and Communication Paradigms: Proceedings of International Conference on ICACCP 2017, Volume 2 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #706)

by Chingtham Tejbanta Singh Udit Kr. Chakraborty Debanjan Konar Nabendu Chaki Siddhartha Bhattacharyya

The book titled Advanced Computational and Communication Paradigms: Proceedings of International Conference on ICACCP 2017, Volume 2 presents refereed high-quality papers of the First International Conference on Advanced Computational and Communication Paradigms (ICACCP 2017) organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, held from 8– 10 September 2017. ICACCP 2017 covers an advanced computational paradigms and communications technique which provides failsafe and robust solutions to the emerging problems faced by mankind. Technologists, scientists, industry professionals and research scholars from regional, national and international levels are invited to present their original unpublished work in this conference. There were about 550 technical paper submitted. Finally after peer review, 142 high-quality papers have been accepted and registered for oral presentation which held across 09 general sessions and 05 special sessions along with 04 keynote address and 06 invited talks. This volume comprises 77 accepted papers of ICACCP 2017.

Advanced Computing and Communication Technologies: Proceedings of the 11th ICACCT 2018 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #702)

by Nitin Auluck Dhananjay Bhattacharyya Jyotsna Kumar Mandal

The book includes papers on a wide range of emerging research topics spanning theory, systems and applications of computing and communication technologies viz. Nonlinear Dynamics in Cryptography, Discrete domain Swarm Robotics, Machine Learning, Facility Layout Problem, Crowdfunding Projects, Deep Learning, MHD Nanofluid Flow, Medical Diagnostics, Human Computer Interface, Social Networking, System Performance, Wireless Sensor Networks, Cognitive Radio Networks, Antenna Design etc.; presented at the 11th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications Technologies (11th ICACCT 2018) held on 17-18 February, 2018 at Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology, Panipat, India.

Advanced Computing and Communication Technologies: Proceedings of the 10th ICACCT, 2016 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #562)

by Dhananjay Bhattacharyya Jyotsna Kumar Mandal Ramesh K. Choudhary

This volume contains selected papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communication Technologies (10th ICACCT 2016), technically sponsored by Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India), held during 18 – 20 November 2016 at Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology, Panipat, India. The volume reports latest research on a wide range of topics spanning theory, system, applications and case studies in the fields of computing and communication technologies. Topics covered are robotics, computational intelligence encompassing fuzzy logic, neural networks, GA and evolutionary computing, applications, knowledge representation, data encryption, distributed computing, data analytics and visualization, knowledge representation, wireless sensor networks, MEM sensor design, analog circuit, statistical machine translation, cellular automata and antenna design. The volume has 31 chapters, including an invited paper on swarm robotics, grouped into three parts, viz., Advanced Computing, Communication Technologies, and Micro Electronics and Antenna Design. The volume is directed to researchers and practitioners aspiring to solve practical issues, particularly applications of the theories of computational intelligence, using recent advances in computing and communication technologies.

Advanced Graphic Communications and Media Technologies (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering #417)

by Yujie Ouyang Li Yang Min Xu Yun Ouyang Pengfei Zhao

This book includes a selection of reviewed papers presented at the 2016 China Academic Conference on Printing, Packaging Engineering & Media Technology, held on November 25-27, 2016 in Xi’an, China. The conference was jointly organized by China Academy of Printing Technology, Xi’an University of Technology and Stuttgart Media University of Germany. The proceedings cover the recent outcomes on color science and technology, image processing technology, digital media technology, digital process management technology in packaging and packaging etc. They will be of interest to university researchers, R&D engineers and graduate students in graphic communications, packaging, color science, image science, material science, computer science, digital media and network technology fields.

Advanced Japanese: Communication in Context

by Magara Maeda Noriko Ishihara

This innovative advanced level course in Japanese teaches appropriate language use in real life situations. With an emphasis on listening and speaking skills, the course takes a descriptive approach, demonstrating the variations that exist among Japanese speakers. Authentic sample dialogues demonstrate a range of generally preferred language uses, giving the student the tools to communicate in an effective and culturally appropriate manner. Organized according to frequently used functions of speech, such as requesting, apologizing, refusing and thanking and complimenting, Advanced Japanese presents commonly-used expressions and typical speech routines, providing the learner with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with their usage within the social context. Advanced Japanese: Communication in Context not only introduces commonly-used formulaic expressions, but also teaches learners how Japanese speakers assess crucial contextual factors such as relative social status, level of familiarity, and content of speech as they interpret a message and use language to convey their intentions. Key features of the textbook include: exercises throughout, including ‘core’ and ‘optional’ activities self-assessment section in each chapter unit summaries, grammar notes and role-play activities a separate Teacher’s Guide which fully supports the textbook featuring extensive notes and guidance also available through the companion website. Key features of the companion website include: complete audio files to accompany all dialogues within the textbook optional extra activities for students wishing to progress beyond the textbook teacher's guide – downloadable in both Japanese and English. Advanced Japanese: Communication in Context is the ideal resource for all intermediate to advanced learners of Japanese. The course is also an invaluable tool for anyone involved in the teaching of Japanese language. Noriko Ishihara is Associate Professor of EFL/TESOL at Hosei University, Japan. Magara Maeda teaches Japanese at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, USA.

Advanced Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering: Futuretech And Mue (Lecture Notes In Electrical Engineering Ser. #393)

by Gangman Yi Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo Vincenzo Loia James J. Park

This book presents the combined proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (MUE 2018) and the 13th International Conference on Future Information Technology (Future Tech 2018), both held in Salerno, Italy, April 23 - 25, 2018. The aim of these two meetings was to promote discussion and interaction among academics, researchers and professionals in the field of ubiquitous computing technologies. These proceedings reflect the state of the art in the development of computational methods, involving theory, algorithms, numerical simulation, error and uncertainty analysis and novel applications of new processing techniques in engineering, science, and other disciplines related to ubiquitous computing.

Advanced Optical and Wireless Communications Systems

by Ivan B. Djordjevic

This textbook introduces the advanced topics of: (i) wireless communications, (ii) free-space optical (FSO) communications, (iii) indoor optical wireless (IR) communications, and (iv) fiber-optics communications and presents these different types of communication systems in a unified fashion for better practical use. Fundamental concepts, such as propagation principles, modulation formats, channel coding, diversity principles, MIMO signal processing, multicarrier modulation, equalization, adaptive modulation and coding, detection principles, and software defined transmission are first described and then followed up with a detailed look at each particular system. The book is self-contained and structured to provide straightforward guidance to readers looking to capture fundamentals and gain theoretical and practical knowledge about wireless communications, optical communications, and fiber-optics communications, all which can be readily applied in studies, research, and practical applications. The textbook is intended for an upper undergraduate or graduate level course in optical communication. It features problems, an appendix with all background material needed, and homework.

Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader's Guide

by Mary L. Kahl Michael J. Hostetler

Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader's Guide is a comprehensive textbook designed to serve as a speech-making reference for upper-level undergraduate students. Now in its second edition, this volume offers brand new classroom-tested chapter assignments, updated examples, and new content on speaking to international and remote audiences. An instructor’s manual and test bank are available for download on the book’s companion website, offering everything from guidance in constructing a syllabus, to lecture suggestions, to classroom activities. This student-engagement focused and flexible text offers students the opportunity to increase their speaking abilities across a variety of more specific and complex contexts.

Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader's Guide

by Mary L. Kahl Michael J. Hostetler

Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader's Guide is a comprehensive textbook designed to serve as a speech-making reference for upper-level undergraduate students. Now in its second edition, this volume offers brand new classroom-tested chapter assignments, updated examples, and new content on speaking to international and remote audiences. An instructor’s manual and test bank are available for download on the book’s companion website, offering everything from guidance in constructing a syllabus, to lecture suggestions, to classroom activities. This student-engagement focused and flexible text offers students the opportunity to increase their speaking abilities across a variety of more specific and complex contexts.

Advanced Reporting: Essential Skills for 21st Century Journalism

by Miles Maguire

News gathering is a large, complicated and often messy task that has traditionally been viewed by journalists as irretrievably idiosyncratic, best learned through trial and error. Advanced Reporting takes the opposite approach, focusing on reporting as a process of triangulation based on three essential activities: analyzing documents, making observations and conducting interviews. In this readable book, veteran journalism professor Miles Maguire shows how the best reporters use these three tools in a way that allows them to cross-check and authenticate facts, to reduce or eliminate unsupportable allegations and to take readers and viewers to a deeper level of insight and understanding. This book will help to prepare students for a profession marked by increasing complexity and competition. To succeed in this environment, journalists must learn to make the most of digital media to intensify the impact of their work. At the same time, reporters must contend with a host of sophisticated public relations techniques while engaging with news audiences that no longer just consume journalism, but also collaborate in its creation. Discussion questions and exercises help students put theory into practice.

Advanced Reporting: Essential Skills for 21st Century Journalism

by Miles Maguire

News gathering is a large, complicated and often messy task that has traditionally been viewed by journalists as irretrievably idiosyncratic, best learned through trial and error. Advanced Reporting takes the opposite approach, focusing on reporting as a process of triangulation based on three essential activities: analyzing documents, making observations and conducting interviews. In this readable book, veteran journalism professor Miles Maguire shows how the best reporters use these three tools in a way that allows them to cross-check and authenticate facts, to reduce or eliminate unsupportable allegations and to take readers and viewers to a deeper level of insight and understanding. This book will help to prepare students for a profession marked by increasing complexity and competition. To succeed in this environment, journalists must learn to make the most of digital media to intensify the impact of their work. At the same time, reporters must contend with a host of sophisticated public relations techniques while engaging with news audiences that no longer just consume journalism, but also collaborate in its creation. Discussion questions and exercises help students put theory into practice.

Advanced Sensing Techniques for Cognitive Radio (SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering)

by Wei Zhang Guodong Zhao Shaoqian Li

This SpringerBrief investigates advanced sensing techniques to detect and estimate the primary receiver for cognitive radio systems. Along with a comprehensive overview of existing spectrum sensing techniques, this brief focuses on the design of new signal processing techniques, including the region-based sensing, jamming-based probing, and relay-based probing. The proposed sensing techniques aim to detect the nearby primary receiver and estimate the cross-channel gain between the cognitive transmitter and primary receiver. The performance of the proposed algorithms is evaluated by simulations in terms of several performance parameters, including detection probability, interference probability, and estimation error. The results show that the proposed sensing techniques can effectively sense the primary receiver and improve the cognitive transmission throughput. Researchers and postgraduate students in electrical engineering will find this an exceptional resource.

Advanced Targeted Nanomedicine: A Communication Engineering Solution (Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology)

by Bt Maharaj Reza Malekian Uche Chude-Okonkwo

This book presents medical challenges as communication engineering problems. It offers the reader the interesting perspective of exploring and understanding disease pathology from the point of view of communication engineers. Therefore, diseases and their treatments can be addressed using conventional communication paradigms, approaches, tools and devices; thereby ushering in the interdisciplinary research platform termed advanced targeted nanomedicine. The rudimentary framework for advanced targeted nanomedicine is presented and expatiated across the seven chapters of this book.

Advances in Big Data and Cloud Computing: Proceedings Of Icbdcc18 (Advances In Intelligent Systems and Computing #750)

by Bahman Javadi Amir H. Alavi J. Dinesh Peter

This book is a compendium of the proceedings of the International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing. It includes recent advances in the areas of big data analytics, cloud computing, internet of nano things, cloud security, data analytics in the cloud, smart cities and grids, etc. This volume primarily focuses on the application of the knowledge that promotes ideas for solving the problems of the society through cutting-edge technologies. The articles featured in this proceeding provide novel ideas that contribute to the growth of world class research and development. The contents of this volume will be of interest to researchers and professionals alike.

Advances in Big Data and Cloud Computing (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #645)

by J. Dinesh Peter Amir H. Alavi Jey Veerasamy Elijah Blessing Rajsingh

This book is a compendium of the proceedings of the International Conference on Big-Data and Cloud Computing. It includes recent advances in the areas of big data analytics, cloud computing, the Internet of nano things, cloud security, data analytics in the cloud, smart cities and grids, etc. Primarily focusing on the application of knowledge that promotes ideas for solving the problems of the society through cutting-edge technologies, it provides novel ideas that further world-class research and development. This concise compilation of articles approved by a panel of expert reviewers is an invaluable resource for researchers in the area of advanced engineering sciences.

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