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NoSQL: Database for Storage and Retrieval of Data in Cloud

Ganesh Chandra Deka
May 04, 2017

This book discusses the advanced databases for the cloud-based application known as NoSQL. It will explore the recent advancements in NoSQL database technology. Chapters on structured, unstructured and hybrid databases will be included to explore bigdata analytics, bigdata storage and processing....

The Craft of Model-Based Testing

Paul C. Jorgensen
May 01, 2017

In his latest work, author Paul C Jorgensen takes his well-honed craftsman’s approach to mastering model-based testing (MBT). To be expert at MBT, a software tester has to understand it as a craft rather than an art. This means a tester should have deep knowledge of the underlying subject and be...

Discrete Mathematics and Applications

Kevin Ferland
May 01, 2017

This book is intended for a one-semester course in discrete mathematics. Such a course is typically taken by mathematics, mathematics education, and computer science majors, usually in their sophomore year. Calculus is not a prerequisite to use this book. Part one focuses on how to write proofs,...

Mining Multimedia Documents

Wahiba Ben Abdessalem Karaa, Nilanjan Dey
April 26, 2017

The information age has led to an explosion in the amount of information available to the individual and the means by which it is accessed, stored, viewed, and transferred. In particular, the growth of the internet has led to the creation of huge repositories of multimedia documents in a diverse...

Actionable Intelligence in Healthcare

Jay Liebowitz, Amanda Dawson
April 25, 2017

This book shows healthcare professionals how to turn data points into meaningful knowledge upon which they can take effective action. Actionable intelligence can take many forms, from informing health policymakers on effective strategies for the population to providing direct and predictive insights...

Software Adaptation in an Open Environment: A Software Architecture Perspective

Yu Zhou, Taolue Chen
April 17, 2017

The book is about a very active research field in software engineering. In modern society, the fact of the world's high reliance on software requires the system's robustness, i.e., continual availability and satisfactory service quality. This requirement gives rise to the popularity of the research...

Introduction to GIS Programming and Fundamentals with Python and ArcGIS®

Chaowei Yang
April 07, 2017

Combining GIS concepts and fundamental spatial thinking methodology with real programming examples, this book introduces popular Python-based tools and their application to solving real-world problems. It elucidates the programming constructs of Python with its high-level toolkits and demonstrates...

Semantic Multimedia Analysis and Processing

Evaggelos Spyrou, Dimitris Iakovidis, Phivos Mylonas
April 06, 2017

Broad in scope, Semantic Multimedia Analysis and Processing provides a complete reference of techniques, algorithms, and solutions for the design and the implementation of contemporary multimedia systems. Offering a balanced, global look at the latest advances in semantic indexing, retrieval,...

Multiple-Base Number System: Theory and Applications

Vassil Dimitrov, Graham Jullien, Roberto Muscedere
April 06, 2017

Computer arithmetic has become so fundamentally embedded into digital design that many engineers are unaware of the many research advances in the area. As a result, they are losing out on emerging opportunities to optimize its use in targeted applications and technologies. In many cases, easily...

Real-Time Embedded Systems: Open-Source Operating Systems Perspective

Ivan Cibrario Bertolotti, Gabriele Manduchi
March 30, 2017

From the Foreword: "…the presentation of real-time scheduling is probably the best in terms of clarity I have ever read in the professional literature. Easy to understand, which is important for busy professionals keen to acquire (or refresh) new knowledge without being bogged down in a convoluted...

Fundamentals in Modeling and Control of Mobile Manipulators

Zhijun Li, Shuzhi Sam Ge
March 30, 2017

Mobile manipulators combine the advantages of mobile platforms and robotic arms, extending their operational range and functionality to large spaces and remote, demanding, and/or dangerous environments. They also bring complexity and difficulty in dynamic modeling and control system design. However...

Embedded and Networking Systems: Design, Software, and Implementation

Gul N. Khan, Krzysztof Iniewski
March 29, 2017

Embedded and Networking Systems: Design, Software, and Implementation explores issues related to the design and synthesis of high-performance embedded computer systems and networks. The emphasis is on the fundamental concepts and analytical techniques that are applicable to a range of embedded and...