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Spectral Feature Selection for Data Mining

Zheng Alan Zhao, Huan Liu
October 31, 2017

Spectral Feature Selection for Data Mining introduces a novel feature selection technique that establishes a general platform for studying existing feature selection algorithms and developing new algorithms for emerging problems in real-world applications. This technique represents a unified...

Big Data Analytics: Tools and Technology for Effective Planning

Arun K. Somani, Ganesh Chandra Deka
October 27, 2017

The proposed book will discuss various aspects of big data Analytics. It will deliberate upon the tools, technology, applications, use cases and research directions in the field. Chapters would be contributed by researchers, scientist and practitioners from various reputed universities and...

Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services

Hassan A. Karimi
October 27, 2017

Due to the rapid increase in the number of mobile device users worldwide, location-based services (LBSs) have become pervasive, and the demand for them will continue to grow. Exploring recent changes in the technology and its uses, Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services takes an in-depth...

Hybrid Intelligent Techniques for Pattern Analysis and Understanding

Siddhartha Bhattacharyya, Anirban Mukherjee, Indrajit Pan, Paramartha Dutta, Arup Kumar Bhaumik
October 26, 2017

Hybrid Intelligent Techniques for Pattern Analysis and Understanding outlines the latest research on the development and application of synergistic approaches to pattern analysis in real-world scenarios. An invaluable resource for lecturers, researchers, and graduates students in computer science...

Research Analytics: Boosting University Productivity and Competitiveness through Scientometrics

Francisco J. Cantu-Ortiz
October 26, 2017

The growth of machines and users of the Internet has led to the proliferation of all sorts of data concerning individuals, institutions, companies, governments, universities, and all kinds of known objects and events happening everywhere in daily life. Scientific knowledge is not an exception to...

Intuition, Trust, and Analytics

Jay Liebowitz, Joanna Paliszkiewicz, Jerzy Gołuchowski
October 26, 2017

In order to make informed decisions, there are three important elements: intuition, trust, and analytics. Intuition is based on experiential learning and recent research has shown that those who rely on their “gut feelings” may do better than those who don’t. Analytics, however, are important in a...

Iris Biometric Model for Secured Network Access

Franjieh El Khoury
October 23, 2017

In the last few years, biometric techniques have proven their ability to provide secure access to shared resources in various domains. Furthermore, software agents and multi-agent systems (MAS) have shown their efficiency in resolving critical network problems. Iris Biometric Model for Secured...

Computation for Humanity: Information Technology to Advance Society

Justyna Zander, Pieter J. Mosterman
October 23, 2017

The exponential progress and accessibility of computing has vastly increased data flows and revolutionized the practice of science, engineering, and communication. Computing plays a critical role in advancing research across almost every scientific discipline. Computation for Humanity: Information...

Quantifying Software: Global and Industry Perspectives

Capers Jones
October 20, 2017

Software is one of the most important products in human history and is widely used by all industries and all countries. It is also one of the most expensive and labor-intensive products in human history. Software also has very poor quality that has caused many major disasters and wasted many...

Evolutionary Multi-Objective System Design: Theory and Applications

Nadia Nedjah, Luiza De Macedo Mourelle, Heitor Silverio Lopes
October 19, 2017

Real-world engineering problems often require concurrent optimization of several design objectives, which are conflicting in cases. This type of optimization is generally called multi-objective or multi-criterion optimization. The area of research that applies evolutionary methodologies to...

Internet Infrastructure: Networking, Web Services, and Cloud Computing

Richard Fox, Wei Hao
October 19, 2017

Internet Infrastructure: Networking, Web Services, and Cloud Computing provides a comprehensive introduction to networks and the Internet from several perspectives: the underlying media, the protocols, the hardware, the servers, and their uses. The material in the text is divided into concept...

Generalized Barycentric Coordinates in Computer Graphics and Computational Mechanics

Kai Hormann, N. Sukumar
October 16, 2017

In Generalized Barycentric Coordinates in Computer Graphics and Computational Mechanics, eminent computer graphics and computational mechanics researchers provide a state-of-the-art overview of generalized barycentric coordinates. Commonly used in cutting-edge applications such as mesh...