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Adaptive Control for Robotic Manipulators

Dan Zhang, Bin Wei
November 10, 2016

The robotic mechanism and its controller make a complete system. As the robotic mechanism is reconfigured, the control system has to be adapted accordingly. The need for the reconfiguration usually arises from the changing functional requirements. This book will focus on the adaptive control of...

Big Data in Complex and Social Networks

My T. Thai, Weili Wu, Hui Xiong
November 08, 2016

This book presents recent developments on the theoretical, algorithmic, and application aspects of Big Data in Complex and Social Networks. The book consists of four parts, covering a wide range of topics. The first part of the book focuses on data storage and data processing. It explores how the...

Music Data Analysis: Foundations and Applications

Claus Weihs, Dietmar Jannach, Igor Vatolkin, Guenter Rudolph
November 07, 2016

This book provides a comprehensive overview of music data analysis, from introductory material to advanced concepts. It covers various applications including transcription and segmentation as well as chord and harmony, instrument and tempo recognition. It also discusses the implementation aspects...

Location Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks

Ruben Rios, Javier Lopez, Jorge Cuellar
October 21, 2016

Today all kinds of ubiquitous systems, led by wireless sensor networks, can be seen as an unprecedented privacy risk given their ability to collect information on quantities and situations so far unsuspected. There is therefore an urgent need to develop mechanisms to ensure privacy in sensor...

Software Testing 2020: Preparing for New Roles

Mukesh Sharma
October 21, 2016

Software testing is at a very important crossroad, where it is going back to the roots on certain fronts while moving inexorably forward. For instance, test automation is growing in prominence, but manual testing is becoming a niche; we are increasingly collaborating with the developers, breaking...

A User's Guide to Business Analytics

Ayanendranath Basu, Srabashi Basu
October 20, 2016

A User's Guide to Business Analytics provides a comprehensive discussion of statistical methods useful to the business analyst. Methods are developed from a fairly basic level to accommodate readers who have limited training in the theory of statistics. A substantial number of case studies and...

Software Engineering for Science

Jeffrey C. Carver, Neil P. Chue Hong, George K. Thiruvathukal
October 20, 2016

Software Engineering for Science provides an in-depth collection of peer-reviewed chapters that describe experiences with applying software engineering practices to the development of scientific software. It provides a better understanding of how software engineering is and should be practiced, and...

Materials Design Using Computational Intelligence Techniques

Shubhabrata Datta
October 18, 2016

Several statistical techniques are used for the design of materials through extraction of knowledge from existing data banks. These approaches are getting more attention with the application of computational intelligence techniques. This book illustrates the alternative but effective methods of...

Design to Renourish: Sustainable Graphic Design in Practice

Eric Benson, Yvette Perullo
October 18, 2016

Inspiration is everywhere when you stop to not just smell but watch the roses. Mother Nature’s interwoven relationships between all life can serve as a powerful model for graphic designers to create sustainable print and digital work. Design to Renourish is a book for the graphic design...

Visual Tracking in Conventional Minimally Invasive Surgery

Shahram Payandeh
October 14, 2016

Visual Tracking in Conventional Minimally Invasive Surgery introduces the various tools and methodologies that can be used to enhance a conventional surgical setup with some degree of automation. The main focus of this book is on methods for tracking surgical tools and how they can be used to...

New Directions in Behavioral Biometrics

Khalid Saeed
October 14, 2016

Automatic biometrics recognition techniques are increasingly important in corporate and public security systems and have increased in methods due to rapid field development. This book discusses classic behavioral biometrics as well as collects the latest advances in techniques, theoretical...

UNIX: The Textbook, Third Edition

Syed Mansoor Sarwar, Robert M. Koretsky
October 10, 2016

UNIX: The Textbook, Third Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the modern, twenty-first-century UNIX operating system. The book deploys PC-BSD and Solaris, representative systems of the major branches of the UNIX family, to illustrate the key concepts. It covers many topics not covered...

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